Flat Water Paddling in Asheville, NC
About Asheville Flat Water Paddling
Making good use of the bounty of waterways that cruise through and cascade around Asheville is a big part of the town’s culture. Lake Lure is a gorgeous mountain lake located 45 minutes from downtown. Even in the crowded summer months you are sure to find a spot of seclusion along the 27 miles of shoreline.
One of the most popular summer activities is tubing the mountain-chilled water of the Davidson River in nearby Brevard. This is a scenic and family-friendly stretch of river, with a few quick moving features to keep it interesting.
For a multi-day adventure, the French Broad Paddle Trail is a series of campsites connecting 140 miles of river. The paddle trail curves through a beautiful and secluded geographical region of the Southern Appalachians. Of course, Asheville’s most popular summer float is the mellow stretch of the French Broad that starts at Hominy Creek Park and ends at the Bywater Bar.
The French Broad Paddle Trail is a series of campsites along the French Broad River connecting over 140 miles of river. The paddle trail begins in Rosman, NC, taking paddlers over flat and whitewater. It passes through an incredibly beautiful geographical region of the Southeast.
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