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North Fork Festival Celebrates Whitewater Paddling


Last updated 2/17/2020 at 3:19pm

Paddler Harrison Metzger runs Boxcar on the North Fork. (Courtesy Photo by Kellis Kincaid)

Transylvania County is blessed with many iconic locations for a lot of different and diverse outdoor experiences. Within the paddling community itself, several creeks and rivers provide many different opportunities, and the March 28 North Fork Festival celebrates one of the most beloved spots in the county.

If you are a whitewater boater, the North Fork of the French Broad River is probably near or at the top of your list in Transylvania. The North Fork Gorge is the section of river that lies within Pisgah National Forest between S.R. 1326 and Alligator Rock at the Entrance to the west sid...

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