• 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

 

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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 & holidays 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 for activities, attractions, restaurants are available at Wilderness Lodge ~

 

 

 

 

Music/sound effect:

Nature Sounds/Easy Listening