Recreation

Huck Finn Rafting

Huck Finn Rafting

With the active lifestyles of the new millennium, outdoor recreation has become a priority activity for today’s traveler. With hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, white water rafting and canoeing rivers, creeks with a variety of fish habitation and a ski slope, Madison County has it all.

The hiking opportunities are endless. The Appalachian Trail  (A.T.) runs the length of the county and through trail hikers often stop in Hot Springs, one of three towns whose main street is the trail itself. With nine access points on the A.T., one can choose the length and difficulty desired. A variety of other hiking opportunities are available as well, including loop trails out of Hot Springs that tie into the A.T., or a short stroll to the scenic vista of Max Patch.

A variety of water activities abound in Madison County. Half day or full day white water rafting and kayaking trips are offered by several county outfitters. Or one can rent a canoe and float easy white water above Hot Springs or just cool off in one of the many swimming holes around the county.

 


Marshall, NC 28753
828-450-4663
www.blueheronwhitewater.com
152 Bridge Street, Hot Springs, NC 28743
828-622-7162
www.bluffmountain.com
253 Fowler Farm Road, Hot Springs, NC 28743
828-622-7380
www.hotsprings.org
9800 US Highway 25/70, Marshall, NC 28753
828-649-0486
www.frenchbroadrafting.com
1415 Bear Branch Road
Mars Hill, NC 28754
828-680-0444
5150 NE US Highway 25/70
Marshall, NC
828-260-6462
9825 Highway 25/70, Walnut, NC 28743
Reservations: 866-538-3817
www.noc.com
2296 River Road
Hot Springs, NC 28743
828-622-3595
www.pleasantbankrentals.com
7529 Highway 25/70, Marshall, NC 28753
828-355-9797
www.raftcavehike.com
1459 Caney Fork Road, Marshall, NC 28753
828-649-3464
www.sandybottomtrailrides.net
13490 US Highway 25/70, Marshall
1-866-USA-RAFT
www.myusaraft.com
2607 Wolf Laurel Road, Mars Hill, NC 28754
828-680-9771
www.wolflaurelcountryclub.com
10725 US Highway 23 North
Mars Hill, NC 28754
828-689-8444
www.zipnslip.com

 

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