River Trips: French Broad River, North Carolina and Tennessee

The options can be daunting, so we've narrowed it down to five trips you shouldn't miss.

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   Photo: Jeff Rich

WHEN: June 1-August 31

The third-oldest river in the world passes through the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains and has plenty of flat stretches to sit back and relax. There are no permits, but reserve your campsite ahead of time ($7 per person). If you're up for the DIY approach, check out Hot Springs–based Huck Finn Rafting (from $50 per person per day).

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