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The French Broad - A Source Of Endless Adventures


Last updated 6/22/2020 at 12:18pm

(Courtesy Photo by Jack Henderson)

Henderson's mother paddles the French Broad between Hap Simpson Park and Wilson Road.

Transylvania County is no stranger to outdoor adventure recreation. Amongst Pisgah's high peaks, hidden rivulets within Headwaters State Forest, waterfalls of Gorges State Park, overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway and DuPont's flowing single-track, our region is well-known for its hiking, biking, climbing and scenic driving.

However, it often seems that the lifeblood of our county, the pastoral French Broad River – flowing through farmland and floodplain – is overlooked as a recreational asset appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Whether seeking a multi-day paddling adventure...

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