Riverside Escapes

Activities

FISHING


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!

guest bass at cabin

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.

kayaking in the French Broad River

WHITEWATER RAFTING


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.

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ROAD BIKING


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 in North Carolina

MOUNTAIN BIKING


Mountain biking enthusiasts will find endless choices for trail riding and exploring the Smoky Mountain Park, Pisgah National Forest, and other areas.

biking outside Asheville

HIKING


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.

hiking close to Riverside Escapes

HORSEBACK RIDING


Both Buncombe and Madison Counties are ideal for scenic riding. Sandy Bottom Trails, just 17½ miles from Riverside Escapes, offers incredible trail rides through 100 gorgeous mountain acres and a gem mine!

horseback-riding