Situated at the junction of the Blueridge and Smoky Mountains in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest, Hot Springs, NC is a haven for those seeking a relaxing and healthful mountain retreat. Outdoor recreation abounds as one of the oldest rivers in the world, the French Broad runs through Hot Springs. Sporting up to class IV rapids, the French Broad River is perfect for white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Or fly fishing is popular in several beautiful trout streams surrounding Hot Springs, NC.
Hikers can explore some of the scenic stretches of the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which runs down main street before crossing the French Broad River and climbing back onto the ridge tops. Mountain bikers can wind along wooded paths to open meadows with commanding views of the surrounding peaks. Those seeking time for relaxation can simply savor the area's breathtaking scenery while soaking in hot mineral baths in secluded outdoor tubs at the Hot Springs Spa.
Every year Hot Springs hosts several annual events including; The Bluff Mountain Music Festival, Riverfest, Trailfest, Hot Springs car and tractor show, Fourth of July celebration, CBA Bike Rally, and more.