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Asheville Outdoor Center

Asheville Outdoor Center

Since 1992, Asheville Outdoor Center has been providing outdoor adventures to those looking for fun on the French Broad River.  Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, and Tubing  are all available options.  AOC provides all of the equipment needed.  You just need to come to their center in Asheville, North Carolina.

Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, and Tubing


Group tripsTrips down the river are offered for all ages and abilities.  Special group trips can be scheduled for corporate outings, family reunions, and youth groups.  The most popular trip is the 7 mile float down the river.  Expect to spend the day on the river, this is a 3 hour adventure!

The French Broad River offers quiet relaxation.  A true wonder of mother nature that can be enjoyed by all.  This picturesque river winds through the Biltmore Estate property.  The Biltmore is another must visit attraction that should be incorporated into your vacation plans.  The massive Biltmore estate can only be truly appreciated by visiting. 

The Asheville Outdoor Center offers more than just activities on the river.  You can make your stay at AOC a full vacation.  Spend the night at one of the camp sites offered at the center.  After a restful nights sleep, you can rent a bike and tour the area.


The French Broad River Mining Company

Looking for a little adventure?   The French Broad River Mining Company has you covered.  Located right at the Asheville Outdoor Center, the mining attraction is a fun activity for the whole family.  Go mining for real gems! Just look for the authentic 8’ waterwheel and mining sluice.  Water runs from the water town down the waterwheel and through the sluice to provide the perfect environment for gem panning.  All of your mining gear is provided when you purchase your mining rough along with a complimentary identification card and complimentary treasure bag to store all your finds!  Everything you find while mining at the French Broad River Mining Company is yours to keep.    

Find out more about the Asheville Outdoor Company by visiting their web site.




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Greenfield, MA 01301
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