Wilma Dykeman Riverway: Bike, walk, or run the Wilma Dykeman Riverway – Carrier Park and the French Broad River Park (part of the Wilma Dykman RiverWay) on Amboy Road offer two miles of flat, paved greenway trails perfect for biking with younger children. Pedal by the French Broad and enjoy a picnic on the banks of the river. Be sure to check out the paved path just past Carrier Park that heads south along the river towards Hominy Creek where the French Broad Outfitters operate an outpost with riverside bar, music and food trucks.
Additional work is currently underway to connect the French Broad River Park to existing greenway paths near New Belgium Brewery. This path is currently a dirt trail, but is generally accessible to provide access to New Belgium and some of the newest greenway in Asheville. Additional plans and construction call for further development of the River Arts District pathways located on the opposite side of the French Broad River.
Directions from Asheville: Take I-240 W to Exit 1-B (Farmers Market, Hwy. 191). Turn left at the light and pass over I-240. Turn left at the very next light (I-240 E/ I-26 W.) and stay in the right lane. Take Exit 1-C (Amboy Rd). There are two parking areas along Amboy Rd. – Carrier Park is the first on your right; the French Broad River Park will be on your left a few miles down Amboy.
This is a great destination in Asheville and allows people to easily walk, hike, run and bike between Hominy Creek and the River Arts District. Additional greenways are in the works that will link up with New Belgium and beyond creating a network of pathways to make the French Broad River corridor an even more attractive outdoor destination.