Nature-Based Tourism

  1. Birding Trail

    Birding Trail

    The slowly rolling Dan River is ideal for wildlife and birding enthusiasts alike. In the spring and summer, you’ll spot a variety of birds including the Eastern Wood-Pewee, Hooded Warbler, Summer Tanager, Barred Owl, Belted Kingfisher, and Red-Shouldered or Red-tailed Hawks.

  2. Canoe & Kayak Dealers / River Outfitters

    Canoe & Kayak Dealers / River Outfitters

    Three River Outfitters is your one-stop-shop for new and used kayaks, canoes, paddles, gear, clothing, books, maps and more.

  3. Covered Bridge Pier

    Covered Bridge Pier

    First created in 1832, the pier is a longstanding landmark of our town. Learn about its history and where you can find it along the Dan River.

  4. Dan & Smith River Facts

    Dan & Smith River Facts

    Did you know The Dan River is about 200 miles long and 200 million years old? Get all the stats and amazing information on the two rivers that surround Eden.

  5. River Access

    River Access

    The City of Eden and the Eden River Development Committee have worked very hard over the past several years to locate and develop river access sites in Eden. These sites have been built to benefit our citizens and to help promote tourism around the two wonderful rivers that run through the city.

  6. Safety on the Rivers

    Safety on the Rivers

    Our rivers are a source of recreation, a serene getaway, and a valuable life source. The best way to enjoy them is safely and with respect. It’s each and every visitor’s duty to learn the rules of the river, safety standards and natural preservation practices.

  7. Smith River Greenway

    Smith River Greenway

    Find peace and tranquility on the 1.7-mile wooded path that runs along the Smith River. The trail is smooth, perfect for walkers, runners, bikers and hikers.

  8. Wildlife


    Our rivers are teeming with fish, otters, birds and more! Learn about all the species our rivers are home to, and see how many you can spot on your next trip.