• CANOEING FRENCH BROAD RIVER

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

 

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

These are the events scheduled in Hot Springs for 2017 (as of 02/27/17):

April 1st – Oct. 28 on Saturday 10am -2pm Hot Springs Homegrown & Handmade market- on the lawn of Alpine Court

April 22, Saturday: Community Trailfest Next to the post office. Sponsored by Hot Springs Community Learning Center

May 3 – 5, Thur – Sun. :  French Broad River Festival Sponsored by frenchbroadriverfestival.com

May 20, Saturday; Vintage BMW Gathering

June 10, Saturday; Bluff Mountain Music FestivalSupported by Madison County Arts Council

June 23 – 25, Fri – Sun.: Concerned Bikers Association RallySponsored by CBA

July 1, Saturday:  Independence Day Fireworks; In support of Hot Springs Fire Department

July 13 – 16 Thur – Sunu:Wild Goose FestivalSponsored by wildgoosefestival.org 

Aug 21, Monday:  Total Solar EclipseRare event visible from this area

Sep 16, Saturday:  German Internment Camp Centennial;  More details to come…

Sep 22 & 23, Saturday/Sunday:  Deep Water Soul Festival; Featuring: Pierce Eden, Ashley Heath, Pleasure Chest & more

Nov 3 – 5, Fri – Sun. :  Skirmish at Warm Springs Encampment;  Sponsored by NC2MI.org

Dec 2, Saturday:  Christmas Parade: Sponsored by the Town of Hot Springs

 

Other attractions and activities that you may 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 naturally heated spring water would be soothing, or maybe a massage!

~ Reservations on weekends should be booked 2 weeks in advance ~

www.nchotsprings.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 are available at Wilderness Lodge for activities, attractions, restaurants

Music/sound effect:

Nature Sounds/Easy Listening