"The Outdoor Economy is a significant economic sector that is rapidly growing. While Outdoor Recreation opportunities can help diversify rural economies, it can be difficult to effectively leverage these assets. In Transylvania County, the French Broad River is one such asset. By focusing on the upper section of the French Broad River Paddle Trail, Transylvania County can attract more river tourism and build local support through creating a sense of community."
The French Broad River access study can be viewed here: French-Broad-River-Access-Study.pdf