Things to do in Hot Springs
Hot Springs is a small mountain town nestled in the French Broad River Valley and surrounded by 3500-foot tall mountains which are part of the Pisgah National Forest. The mountains literally surround the town and are virtually undeveloped. There are excellent hiking trails and challenging mountain biking trails. Our mountain setting also provides the basis [...]
There’s even great horseback riding in Hot Springs!
Come go hog wild!
It's a blast!
Places to Stay Food and Drink Hiking Supplies ATM/Post Office/Laundry Information Transportation Medical Care Relaxation Church Services Shopping/Gifts Places to Stay Camping If you are through hiking or section hiking without a car, the most convenient places to camp are in town. Hot Springs Campground Located along the French Broad River, directly across from the [...]
Motorcycling in Western North Carolina You don't need to go with the crowds to the Blue Ridge Parkway or "Ride the Dragon" to experience some of the best roads in the entire country. There are dozens of scenic backroads and highways that are perfect for motorcycling or driving in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. [...]
Winter weather doesn't really arrive in Hot Springs until January. The town might get some cold weather in December, but, generally, December weather is chilly (in the 50’s) but pleasant. Even in January the average daytime temperature is well into the 40’s and the night average is in the low 30’s to upper 20’s. Christmas [...]
Hot Springs is a perfect oasis for relaxing and playing during the summer! Whether you are looking for a day or two retreat or a longer vacation, there are plenty of accommodations and activities nearby. We are centrally located in the mountains of Western North Carolina and you may easily explore regional attractions within just [...]
You know Spring has arrived when the first group of northbound thru-hikers arrives on the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia. They have been hiking for a few weeks and are ready to eat some good food, enjoy a cold beer and find provisions. And just as the hikers are excited to arrive in town, [...]
One of the World’s Longest Continuously Marked Footpaths The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, measuring approximately 2,185 miles in length. The legendary footpath travels through wild places, rural communities of America, and on the edge of one of the most populated areas in America. Its close proximity to the [...]
Brilliant fall colors in Hot Springs and Madison County develop during September, as the nighttime temperatures in the mountains dip into the cooler digits. The vibrant display of color lasts for over a month into early November. The higher elevations become colorful earlier in the season. It is fascinating to watch the changes travel from the [...]
Temperate Climate The Hot Springs, NC climate is very moderate, making for pleasant year-round living and comfort. The town is nestled in a mountain valley created by the French Broad River. Surrounding town are the peaks and ridges of the Pisgah National Forest, with elevations ranging from 1,300 feet in town to over 4,600 feet [...]