Should I go whitewater rafting? While a full blown river lifestyle is not everyone’s cup of tea, I believe that everyone should experience whitewater rafting at least once. Provided you can swim and are reasonably fit. You should be able to climb a few flights of stairs without becoming winded. Whether you’re a college student, part of the corporate world, outdoor enthusiast, exhausted mom or retiree, a river trip is something that can deliver a thrill like no other. Whitewater Rafting as a sport allows for a multitude of things. Rafting allows you to unplug-unplug from the everyday 9-5 that has you tied to a desk or mobile device.
Rafting allows you to de-stress and decompress from the chaos of life. Whitewater helps to clear your mind and enjoy those beautiful parts of every day that we so often miss because we are rushing from place to place. Whitewater rafting allows time to slow down so that you can really enjoy the present.
Rafting allows you to visit a scenic destination from the water. As part of your rafting trip down the Ocoee River, you’ll witness geological marvels, endangered flowers, the oldest working hydroelectric flume in the US and a multitude of flora and fauna native to the region.
Whitewater rafting allows you to build relationships or forge new ones. A trip down the Ocoee River will leave you feeling accomplished and filled with a sense of adventure. Rafting down the river with close friends or family will build comradery as you brave the thrills of class IV whitewater.
In addition to all these wonderful benefits, a whitewater rafting trip will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy swimming in along the way at designated places with your loved ones and getting photos of those memories.