The Appalachian Trail actually goes straight down the sidewalk of Main Street.
We stayed at Creek Ridge Campground. We were literally on the side of the mountain.
To get to the creek you had to hike a dangerous trail straight down and straight back up. I saw the creek one time!
Saturday we went on a guided white water rafting trip down the French Broad River. We had the best guide, Tater. He was 'groovy'! Somehow I didn't get a picture of him but I did get absolutely the most unflattering photo of me! Ughh!
We had a full day trip so we stopped on the river bank for a yummy lunch and photos of course.
Saturday night, the town of Hot Springs hosted a Freedom Festival. We had dinner outside while a band played, then we went down to the town green and watched fireworks. It was awesome!