Five Reasons to take a Mini Vacation with Wildwater Late Summer and Fall
One: Fewer Crowds All the kids are back in school. That means fewer people; not as many cars on the road and shorter lines in September. At Wildwater, it also means more intimate group sizes for ziplining and rafting. We raft on the Chattooga, Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers through October; the Pigeon River until the end of September. The Ocoee River rafts weekends only after Labor Day Monday except for the secret week of water September 29 to October 3.
Two: Moderate Temps The weather is still nice but it’s not nearly as hot with daily high temperatures between 75 and 85 degrees. The humidity has backed off from the “step outside and instantly sweat” mark. Even at night it’s comfortable, all you will need is a light jacket.
Three: Oh, the Colors The Colors… Have you seen the leaves change color in the Smokey Mountains? It is spectacular! Later on in the season, mid October, the leaves start to change. I would suggest going on a Canopy Tour the third week of October at the Chattooga, Nantahala or Pigeon to get the best views!
Four: More Availability September is the Off Season, which means hotels and cabin rentals generally have more availability. C’mon, don’t you deserve to have a couple of days in a mountain cabin? If you don’t care to stay in a cabin, what about a Yurt?
Five: Time to Regenerate No time like the present! Don’t procrastinate. Don’t be the person who puts things off and then never goes. This could be the weekend for you and your sweetheart to make a new memory and get away to reconnect with nature and each other.