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French Broad Overview

From Weaverville, birthplace of Civil War governor Zebulon Vance, to Alexander and then north on US 251 to just past Marshall, this Scenic Byway winds through rolling hills and peaceful farmland along the French Broad River. The French Broad, which begins in Rosman and runs a northerly course into Tennessee, is one of North Carolina’s most popular waterways for rafting, fishing and other water sports.

Length: 17 miles
Drive Time: 25 minutes

For a detailed driving route and map, download the NC Department of Transportation’s Scenic Byways guide.