• CANOEING FRENCH BROAD RIVER

 

AREA ACTIVITIES

 

You’ll find lots of recreational activities and attractions around the
Blue Ridge Mountains in Hot Springs North Carolina including:
hiking, rafting, fishing, sightseeing, and festivals.

 

French Broad River

French Broad River

 

The Hot Springs area is popular for many outdoor activities:

 

Hiking- Appalachian Trail passes through town, and is also
accessible at Max Patch Bald

Rafting-  several rafting companies host rafting trips on the French Broad River

Fishing-  many streams are stocked with trout including Spring Creek which is a mile from Wilderness Lodge.
Other fishing options are the French Broad River, and Laurel River near Hot Springs. 

Sightseeing-  the mountains are scenic, and rich with history.
Just driving and stopping at various scenic spots can be an enjoyable day.
You might even see a bear like the one shown below that was across from my home!

Geocaching a treasure hunt-like adventure

 

Bear in Spring Creek

Bear in Spring Creek

 

Other attractions and activities that you may want to consider while staying at
Wilderness Lodge include:

 

Biltmore Estate/Asheville

Largest privately owned home in the U.S.

www.biltmore.com

 

Cherokee Reservation & Harrah’s Casino/Cherokee

Native American reservation with shops, and activities; casino

www.visitcherokeenc.com

 

Horseback riding in Madison County

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides

www.sandybottomtrailrides.net

 

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Day trips through the scenic mountains

www.gsmr.com

 

Blue Ridge Parkway

Drive- enjoy the scenery,  stop- hike, dine- at the Pisgah Inn

www.blueridgeparkway.org

 

Hot Springs Spas

Maybe after a day of hiking a soak in a hot tub
of n
aturally heated spring water would be soothing, or maybe a massage!

~ Reservations on weekends, holidays,spring & summer should be booked 2 weeks in advance ~

www.nchotsprings.com

 

River Rafting

Whitewater Rafting and River Tubing guided or unguided tours of French Broad River.  Located in Downtown Hot Springs.

https://hotspringsraftingco.com/

 

Fowler Farms Sporting Clays

Clay shooting in Spring Creek. Fun for the experienced or novice shooter.

www.fowlerfarmssportingclays.com

 

Split Mountain Quail & Preserve

Quail hunting in Spring Creek; seasonal

www.splitmtnquailandpreserve.com

 

~ Brochure for activities, attractions, restaurants are available at Wilderness Lodge ~

 

 

Music/sound effect:
Nature Sounds- Easy Listening