The French Broad River is known for an ever increasing population of small mouth bass, large mouth bass, trout and muskie. Whether casting or fly fishing, anglers young and old will enjoy fishing on the French Broad!
KAYAKING, CANOEING, TUBING
The French Broad River has several sections with some very calm areas for easy family paddling as well as whitewater sections rated from levels 2 to 4… something for everyone.
There are several companies offering guided whitewater rafting out of Marshall and Hot Springs in Madison County, just up the road. Riverside Escapes staff are happy to help you schedule a rafting trip.
Old Marshall Highway, also known as NC Hwy 251, is a historic road which follows the river from Asheville to Madison County. Bikers from all over the United States travel to Asheville and train along this stretch of biker heaven.
Mountain biking enthusiasts will find endless choices for trail riding and exploring the Smoky Mountain Park, Pisgah National Forest, and other areas.
Whether tackling the Appalachian Trail or just looking for a day outing, there are hiking opportunities in Western North Carolina for every level and age group.