With average summer temperatures of just below 90°, it gets pretty hot in East Tennessee this time of year. Don’t let that stop you! We’ve compiled a few ways you and your family can stay cool this summer when visiting the Smoky Mountains:
Wear the right clothes
Breathability is key — in other words, steer clear of polyester and other synthetic materials. If you’re going white water rafting, you’re going to get wet. That’s unavoidable. Cotton materials will soak in the water and help cool you down. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of what you should wear.
Lather up with sunscreen
It doesn’t matter if you already have a nice base tan, the sun is unforgiving. Put on a nice, solid coat of sunscreen before you spend an extended amount of time outdoors. Forgot to bring some with you? No worries, we have a wide selection available in the gift shop.
Though your needs may vary based on size, age, etc., it’s vital that you take in a generous amount of fluids. Keep drinking — your body will thank you for it later.
Come see us this summer! Outdoor Rafting Adventures is located in Hartford, TN — right on the edge of the Smoky Mountains and just a short drive from Gatlinburg. Book your trip online, or call 866-333-RAFT. See you soon!