Ashby is a peaceful town that offers great scenic drives. Enjoy a picnic on its riverbank and see the mighty hills of Maclean in the distance. Ashby provides a great view of The Broadwater, a stretch of shallow water with a deeper channel towards its eastern bank that is accessible to smaller yachts and tinnies. Sitting near the entrance is the hulk of an old sugar cane barge.
The local residents of Ashby hold a market on the third Sunday of the month with local produce, barbecues and arts and crafts. Ashby is a growing community that is being developed with new subdivisions and city people who enjoy the quiet lifestyle of the Clarence Valley.