The New River in Ashe County is one of the biggest assets to our mountain lifestyle. This massive river is part of the Ohio River watershed and flows through three states before meeting up with the Gauley River in West Virginia to form the Kanawha River. It is one of the oldest rivers in the world, pre-dating the formation of the Appalachian Mountain range, which is widely believed to be over 480 million years old. It is one of our nation’s American Heritage Rivers, and a 26 mile portion of the river in North Carolina was named the ‘New River State Scenic River’ as part of North Carolina’s Natural and Scenic Rivers System. The same segment in North Carolina (nearby to the Ashe County Real Estate listings that we sell) was added to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System as well.
Surprisingly the New River actually forms in Ashe County at the confluence of South Fork New River and North Fork New River. It provides numerous landscapes that are truly remarkable. You’ll think you are living in a postcard when you buy New River real estate in our area. As you can imagine, trout fishing and fly fishing are hugely popular activities with homeowners in our area, and tourists routinely escape to our neck of the woods, which is one of the best kept secrets in the state. Our trout streams are filled with excellent fish of all sizes. You’ll see small-mouth bass, Bluegill, brown trout, rainbow trout and even a few wild trout.
The flow of the river through our mountain region is calm and easy to maneuver from a kayak or canoe. Many visitors to the river love to just wade along in a tube and enjoy the scenery. Mountain temps rarely get that high in the summertime months, but when they do, it’s always nice to take a dip in the New River. Living and owning Ashe County real estate along the New River, you’ll be able to enjoy all that this wonderful asset has to offer.
The New River State Park is located in Jefferson, North Carolina and covers some 2,911 acres of protected lands and watershed. The park is home to 14 threatened or endangered plants that are native to the valley along the New River. Animals such as white tail deer call the park home and we’ve even seen some black bear. River otters, muskrats, raccoons and other animals make their homes along the river’s banks. The park is open year-round and offers canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking and picnicking.
Heritage Realty in Ashe County would love to help you with your real estate needs if you are searching for properties along the New River in the High Country. Todd, North Carolina and Fleetwood have some great properties currently listed. Todd is a favored location for those searching for New River land for sale in the mountains because of its proximity to the river. The river flows right through the heart of town creating so many fishing holes, swimming holes and some highly desire-able Ashe County Real Estate properties for sale.