Wildwater Nantahala Area Bucket List

Are you looking for things to do this summer?  In continuation of our “Bucket List” blogs, we want to include a list of “must-dos” in the Nantahala Gorge Area. Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. A unique adventure in itself—this year you can also ride a legit steam engine.  Personal […]

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9th Annual Raft/Zip for the Cure!

Continuing the tradition of giving back, Wildwater is hosting the 9th Annual Raft For the Cure at the Ocoee on Saturday, September 26th, which benefits Susan G. Koman Foundation Chattanooga. This year we are adding zipping!  When making your rafting reservations on this date, you’ll know that a portion of your rafting dollar […]

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Nature Deficit Disorder

Last Child in the Woods is the first book to bring together a new and growing body of research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. I first noticed something different when I went […]

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What Trip is Best for Me?

Picking a trip that is best for your family or group does not need to be difficult.  Most people choose based on location, what is closest to where I will be vacationing.  Others decide based on what they perceive as the best trip or because of an age limitation.  For […]

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Wildwater Gives Back

zipping for altism

zipping for altism

Wildwater is always striving to be the best we can be.  As a company, we believe in being close to the communities that surround our locations and the people in them.  But we also stretch out to larger communities and organizations.  Wildwater has given back to organizations like Susan G. […]

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Fall Colors Driving Tour

Whether hiking down a lonely trail or driving through a wooded corridor, the autumn color is astounding. The colors are now cascading over the hills and gathering in the valleys. This time of year is truly the “high water mark” of beauty in the Southern Appalachians, a mark that will […]

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Buy Things or Do Things??

In this very materialistic/digital world, we, as a family, decided that we would rather spend our money doing things instead of buying things.  I am reminded of this every day when I see that my grown children now love to travel and experience the world. Last week there were many […]

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Travels of the Blue Raft!

  For the past couple weeks Wildwater has been making the rounds in the Atlanta at a variety of trade shows. The kick off show was the Atlanta Boat show at the Georgia Dome.  Having never done trade shows before there was a little bit apprehension. Not sure what the […]

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Cicada, Locust or Katydid?

Cicadas: There are over 2,500 species of cicadas.  These insects have prominent eyes, and transparent wings with conspicuous veins.  Cicadas are benign creatures, meaning they don’t harm humans by biting or stinging.  They’re regularly eaten in cultures around the world…in fact, it’s said that a female cicada’s more prized because […]

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