Wait, is it almost August?! That means there’s only a couple more weeks of summer and only a couple days where you’ll have time to get out there and enjoy it. School is just around the corner (for some of you parents that might be a good thing), and time is running out to go on that final summer adventure!
Now is the time to come enjoy all that Wildwater has to offer at each of our locations; rafting, zipping, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, and more! While you are here be sure to check out all the other things to do in the area.
At the Chattooga, in Long Creek, SC, there are more waterfall hikes then you can shake a stick at. Take a short drive down to Walhalla, SC and stop at Isaqueena Falls and Stumphouse Tunnel (really cool, but make sure you have a flashlight!). Once in Walhalla, be sure to visit the Oconee Heritage Center highlighting the “Chattooga Canoe”, a 32-1/2 foot dugout canoe found in the Chattooga River carbon dated from the late 1700s. In nearby Dillard, GA enjoy the Dillard House with a rich history starting back in 1794 that offers almost everything. As well as getting a great meal at the famous Dillard House Restaurant, take your pick of a variety of activities, like going to the vineyard, horseback riding, or maybe playing around of golf.
At the Nantahala the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Museum provides hours of entertainment. The Scavenger Hunt at the museum is very detailed and fun, and it’s great for all ages. I’m an adult and wish I had more time to search the model train layout to find everything on the list.
There is not a whole lot to do right in the town of Ducktown, TN, home of the Ocoee River, however one of the most interesting places to visit is The Ducktown Basin Museum. The Ducktown Basin Museum is located on the historic mine site and the unique heritage of one of America’s great copper mining communities comes to life. Tennessee is home to more fresh water species then anywhere else in North America. and there are many fishin’ holes if fishing is to your liking. The Ocoee also has the City of Chattanooga at its back door. There is an activity called Dragon Boat Racing, the name alone explains why it’s so popular!
If you are looking to get out of the rat race in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, there are plenty of places in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park that offer great hiking and scenic views. A great place to visit is the Forbidden Caverns in Sevierville. Tennessee is home to 8,350 caves and this one is amazing. Besides being gorgeous and riddled with interesting formations; the cave was also used as a moonshine distillery in the early 20’s because of its remote location and access to fresh water.
The summer is quickly coming to an end, so Get Out and enjoy the great weather while you can!