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Canoe and kayak in Hendersonville North Carolina

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There are so many paddling opportunities near Hendersonville, North Carolina and surrounding counties that it is impossible to mention them all in a single article. Therefore, this particular article is going to focus on rivers and waterways in counties in this distinguish part of Western North Carolina. These are Henderson, Buncombe, and Polk counties. The two major rivers in these counties are the French Broad River and the Green River.

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Unfortunately we are going to neglect many of the lakes like Lake Lure and Lake Summit, each within driving distance of either one or all of the counties. Unfortunately, many of the excellent outfitters that provide rafting, canoeing, kayaking adventures, including whitewater, for the novice and experience paddlers are also left of the list, at least for the time being.

However, from a more positive outlook the French Broad and the Green River offer paddlers of all abilities the experience, adventure and recreation that can fulfill any desire to be on the water paddling to your heart’s content.

A paddler can go from flatwater paddling to the incredible, adrenalin-pumping thrills (possibly even death defying) Green River Narrows Race or just the Green Race. It takes place the first Saturday in November, which means, that this year’s race will be November 1, 2014, approximately 143 days, 11 hours, 41 minutes and 23, 22, 21….seconds away. This is also the race’s 19th anniversary.

According to www.ashevillenc.com The French Broad River is fondly known as a premiere recreation spot with thriving wildlife and unforgettable scenery. The free-flowing river has delighted outdoorsmen for generations, providing the perfect location for rafting, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and simply enjoying the music of the many songbirds that populate the surrounding forests of flowering dogwoods, poplars, and mossy sycamores.

Green River Cove

Green River Cove Tubing is a family owned and operated business that has been operating since 1982. We believe that the customer comes first and we know that without you, there would be no Green River Cove Tubing.

Green River Adventure

Since 2006, Green River Adventures has strived to provide an unforgettable outdoor experience with top-notch customer service as its core value. We’re proud to call Saluda our home and we hope you enjoy our playground just as much as we do.

Pura Vida Adventures

The mission of Pura Vida Adventures is to offer safe personal trips to families and small groups, which focus on exploration, discovery, and adventure

Asheville Outdoor Center

Family-friendly quiet water float trips on the French Broad River through the Biltmore Estate property in Asheville, NC, with canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes & stand-up paddleboards.

French Broad River

Whether it’s the excitement of whitewater rafting, the thrill of a zip line, canopy tour, or the ease and relaxation of a calm water float trip, French Broad Rafting & Ziplines has the perfect outdoor adventure activity for you, your family, or your group.

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