White Water Rafting |Mariaville Lake B&B

If you like roller-coasters or water slides or nature or general fun, you should definitely think about going on a rafting trip. I went on my first one last weekend and I was definitely anxious about it but it was such a blast!

Group Raft
Depending on the river, you could go through some serious rapids or just have a couple of fun ones, and also some flat spots where you can relax and enjoy the scenery. It’s also a fantastic upper body workout and you could totally keep your abs tight to work on your six pack… but, yeah, I didn’t really do that.  Again, depending on where you’re going, and for how long, there may be spots along the river to swim and jump off rocks. Some guys in my group jumped off a bridge too, but I’m not necessarily recommending that (although, yes, I am encouraging it). Participate at your own risk.13975425_10154203106352819_2157027807461942115_o
I went with some friends who had a 6 person raft and were decently experienced. However, there are lots of places and companies that offer guided tours where you have some extra safety equipment like helmets (ppsssshhh). While we were waiting for a part of our group to come back from dropping off the car, I was able to see an official group get set up. They gave a pretty good safety lecture (which I tried to listen to, but got bored and figured ah, well…).
Rick and Lorrie did a trip with White Water Challengers, about an hour and half from the B&B. They even got fed lunch AND dinner (we had some granola bars and fruit in a dry pack on my trip haha). White Water Challengers has a bunch of different packages you can choose from. Lorrie says it was so much fun and that she “always felt safe, yet challenged and excited”. Sounds like a win-win to me! Except for the safety thing. Boooooring.

In short, with rafting you get excitement and also get to see some scenery that you otherwise might not be able to. Definitely wear sunscreen! It’s awesome being able to jump off the raft into the river when you get hot. It’s both exhilarating and relaxing! I absolutely guarantee you’ll be tired afterwards, but it’s a good kind of tired. Okay, go do it now!Erin from Mariaville Lake B&B Rafting Back


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