When you’re planning a trip to the Smokies, you may be looking for new experiences to try with your family. One of the best things you can all do together is go white water rafting in the Smokies! If your family loves thrills, then this is a great activity for you. Maybe you want to get out of your comfort zone, or push members of your family out of their comfort zone, Either way, you’ll get to cool off in the mountain heat while having a blast and making memories together that will last a lifetime. Here are the 4 benefits of white water rafting in the Smokies with your family:
1. Bonding Time
Our white water rafting trips provide an opportunity for your family to bond. As you and your family work together to make it down the river, you exercise those important social and teamwork skills that will inevitably translate to your day-to-day lives, making you and your loved ones closer as a whole. Something funny may happen, like someone getting splashed with water or knocking into each other as you enjoy the rapids, and these moments will definitely make you closer as a family.
2. Makes New Adventures More Comfortable
Some people need the support of their family to get out of their comfort zone and try something new. When you go white water rafting for the first time and you’re with family, you are more likely to be comfortable since people you know and love are with you. Your kids may feel more comfortable going rafting down the river knowing you will be right there beside them. White water rafting is a great way to get kids and adults out of their comfort zone and having fun together on vacation!
3. Everyone is Included
When you go white water rafting, you don’t have to worry about anyone having to miss out because age or height. A white water rafting trip in the Smokies is suitable for nearly all age groups, and no prior experience is required! Children as young as three years old can participate in our mild Lower Pigeon River rafting trip, which features mainly class 1 and 2 rapids. Kids who are at least eight years old or 70 pounds will love our exciting Upper Pigeon River rafting trip, which has exhilarating class 3 and 4 rapids.
4. Lasting Memories
White water rafting in the Smokies with your family is an adventure all on its own. Add the amazing things you’ll see while you’re on the river and a big rapid or two, and you’ve got an experience you and your family will cherish for years to come. You’ll see a different side of the Smokies – and yourself – during your water excursion. Luckily, every trip down the river is different, so you and your family will be able to make new memories as often as you visit the Smokies.
We know you’ll love spending the day on the river with your family and all the perks that come along with it. Are you ready to plan your next adventure? Check out our white water rafting in the Smokies trips today!