is $60.00 per person
Call 828-877-3106 to make your reservation or for more information
• September 1st, 8th, Satuday 14th*, 22nd, 29th
"Summer Colors" guided trips are
Sundays in September, with the exception of Sunday,
September 15th. This trip will be moved to Saturday, September
14th. These trips balance nature observation
with the quiet relaxation of a morning canoe
outing. Departing at 10 a.m (you must arrive
by 9:15 am). from Headwaters, each trip includes all paddling
gear, river shuttle, and guide service. Snacks and drinks are
available for sale at the shop. Prior canoeing experience is helpful,
but not necessary. Reservations are required
and are secured with a 50% deposit. The cost is $60 per person,
though kids under 10 who sit in the middle of the canoe cost only
$30. To reserve a spot, or for more information,
call Headwaters at (828) 877-3106.
you mention wildflowers in the southern Appalachians, most people
immediately think of spring, and for good reason. Before the tree
canopy leafs out and blocks sunlight to the forest floor, a group
of wildflowers known as “spring ephemerals” emerge in profusion
across the forest floor.
early wildflowers, including spring beauty, hepatica and bloodroot,
are favorites among nature photographers, naturalists and tourists
alike. Although picturesque, their muted white and pinkish blooms
are short-lived, lasting just weeks before going to seed.
so with the late summer wildflowers, which grow thickly along
the border of roads and rivers from mid-July through October.
Though less celebrated than their spring counterparts, the dense
blooms of late summer are even more photogenic due to their bold
red, yellow and purple coloration.
summer is dominated by the Composite family of wildflowers, so
named for their clusters of flower heads and multiple petals.
Among the most common spotted along the French Broad are the black-eyed
Susan, coreopsis, ox-eye, green-headed coneflower, ironweed and
several species of asters.
a great time to paddle, because you’ve got sensational color at
every turn and the water is often so clear you can spot fish and
other creatures on the bottom.
Colors of Summer guided trips also offer the fun of swimming and
splashing in the warmest water temperatures of the year on the
French Broad. Paddlers are encouraged to bring a lunch for a riverside
picnic and swim at one of the deeper “fishing holes” along the