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A good river to paddle yourself toward wildlife instead of waves

Not everyone likes to plunge through big rapids and get a face full of chilly spindrift. Many prefer to drift down a river watching for wildlife, not waves. For those who want a calmer river set in the coolness of the Blue Ridge, the middle French Broad River may be that waterway. The river passes through a long valley that lets watercraft glide downstream mostly on flat water, sometimes over mild rapids.

   

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