Just 5 minutes south of Lake Gaston off Eaton Ferry Road is is Buck Spring Plantation Park, located on Nathanial Macon Drive. Check out the historical sites, then head out on the Nature Trail (entrance to the left of the picnic/pavilion area. The nature trail meanders through the woods then ends at a dirt road. Head left down to the lake for some picturesque views from the back of Hubquarter creek. The walk will cover about 1.5 miles. Looking for a little more? Head out onto either of the two mountain bike loops - each will add 2 miles to your walk for a total trail distance of about 5.5 miles.
The park Is located here: https://goo.gl/maps/muc7pTfcVyX8kjKr9