The New River flows for more than 26 miles through Ashe County and is considered an American Heritage River throughout. The river’s flow in Ashe County goes by the towns of Todd, Fleetwood, Lansing and other areas, and creates mountain brooks and creeks that are filled with wild mountain trout. The river itself is calm and easily waded, making it a trout fishing paradise during most months in the year. The New River State Park, which is located all along the river in Ashe County and parts of Alleghany County, is one of the nation’s top fishing destinations. You can cast your line here and fish for tonight’s dinner when you own New River Homes and New River Cabins on this majestic mountain river.

Tubing, Canoeing & Biking

The New River’s waters are calm and perfect for canoeing and lazy tubing. In the summer months, residents and visitors from all over flock to the river to beat the heat and enjoy the river’s slow stream. There are several rafting guide companies in the area that offer canoe trips and equipment for those looking to get out on the river. If you don’t want to get wet, you can enjoy the New River by biking right next to it on Railroad Grade Road, a popular, flat biking road that follows the course of the river by the towns of Fleetwood and Todd. Oftentimes the water is so clear that you can look down while peddling and see brown mountain trout and rainbow trout swimming through the currents.

New River Festival in Todd

Every year in October, the sleepy little community of Todd, which lies right next to the banks of the river, celebrates the ancient river by hosting the Todd New River Festival. Community members mix and mingle with vacationers and enjoy live entertainment, great food, and tons of Appalachian mountain crafts while honoring the beauty and history of the New River in North Carolina.

Are you one of the many people who dreams of owning a New River Retreat or one of the log cabins along the river that you have seen popping up? I list and sell homes and cabins along the New River as well as other real estate in the High Country in all of the best communities that are being developed near the river. If you are looking for riverfront property near the ancient New River then I can help you with all of your wants and needs. There are tons of great lots of land primed for building and many Log Cabins on the New River that are completely built and ready to go with all of your best loved amenities.