In Brevard, NC, along with miles of amazing hiking and biking trails, you'll find many rivers, streams, lakes, and waterways ideal for canoeing, kayaking, or even whitewater rafting. Transylvania county is the headwaters of the French Broad River which flows for 213 miles from Rosman,NC, through Brevard and Asheville, and into Tennessee. Whether you are an experienced paddler or looking to try something new, exploring Brevard by water is a truly unique and memorable experience.
Follow the bends and turns of the free flowing French Broad River in a kayak or canoe and enjoy the perfect mountain views and abundant wildlife found along its banks. Known for its vast variety of birds, you are sure to see Great Blue Herons, Egrets and more. With 250 awe- inspiring waterfalls located here in Transylvania County, you are able to view a few of them along your float as well. And, if you are looking for something a bit more adventurous, there are areas along the river where you will find white-waters, from mild to the more intense. For flat water paddlers, beautiful Cascade Lake on the edge of DuPont State Forest, just minutes from Brevard, is a perfect destination.
Set out on your own adventure or locate one of the many outdoor tours and guides available in the area who offer everything from single day explorations to week long excursions. Brevard is a great setting to enjoy all the best outdoor activities.