Transylvania County cradles the 3rd oldest river in the world, the legendary French Broad River. Here in the mountains of Western North Carolina not far from the town of Rosman, at the confluence of the North and West Forks, the headwaters begin -- and so does the adventure.
The French Broad River was named by white settlers centuries ago because it was one of the two broad rivers in Western North Carolina. The one which flowed into land claimed by France at that time was named the "French Broad River".
The French Broad River begins just west of the Eastern Continental Divide, and from there, it flows northeasterly through the Appalachian Mountains. The river follows a general northeasterly direction as it flows through Transylvania, Henderson, and Buncombe counties. In Buncombe County, the river flows through the city of Asheville, where it receives the water of the Swannanoa River. Downstream of Asheville, the river proceeds north through Madison County, where it flows through its county seat of Marshall. Next, the French Broad River flows northwesterly into Tennessee.
The French Broad River also runs through The Pisgah National Forest which covers over 500,000 acres of forest land across the central mountains of Western North Carolina. The highest peak is Mount Pisgah and is where Pisgah National Forest received it’s name. This large forest includes lands surrounding the town of Asheville and the French Broad River Valley and extends into the higher mountains all around. It envelopes some of the highest mountains in the Southern Appalachians, and the Eastern U.S.
Located in Transylvania County, Pisgah Forest is community of Mother Nature’s best art work withNorth America's largest concentration of waterfalls. It sits at an elevation of 2100 feet and just minutes to downtown Brevard. It is approximately a 30 minute drive from the Asheville Airport. Pisgah Forest is a popular retirement area, at least partly because of the many hiking trails and trout streams of the nearby Pisgah National Forest.
You will enjoy the extraordinary recreational opportunities, including hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, biking and backpacking, abound within its boundaries. With breathtaking waterfalls, astonishing art, and soaring music; Brevard and Transylvania County offer a tapestry of wonder that is unlike any other in these mountains of the Blue Ridge.
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