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Upper New River Family Rafting Trip


Upper New Family Rafting Trip

It’s already June and you still have no vacation planned. The kids are restless and summertime boredom has begun to set in. You scour the internet to find the perfect family vacation that will pique everyone’s interest but you’re having no luck. The beach just feels too mundane and your kiddos are tired of spending every summer there. You have adventurous children who are looking for that thrill seeking vacation they can brag about to their classmates and Disneyland just won’t do. You search adventure vacations and whitewater rafting pops up. After doing some research you stumble upon the perfect resort. ACE Adventure Resort- where you can escape the monotony of everyday life and take your family on a trip they will never forget. ACE is the perfect getaway for an awesome family rafting trip!

ACE Adventure Resort offers a unique experience for every family and is designed to cater to everyone’s individual needs and previous experience and skills. When you book an Upper New River trip at ACE, you are not only booking a vacation but a fun-packed trip full of memories you won’t forget. What better way to spend your vacation than bonding with your family over the thrills of a roaring river? Experience breathtaking scenery, exciting rapids, and beautiful water on this family friendly and beginner friendly trip. Rapids run from class I to III, making this trip excellent for those first timers and little ones. No matter your experience, ACE is the place for all your family adventures. ACE Adventure Resort offers you and your family memories that will last a lifetime. And the best part? When you book an Upper New rafting trip, your kiddo age 6-11 can raft FREE with each paying adult! That deal is almost too good to be true. Full day trips on the Upper New are some of the most popular trips and for good reason! When you raft with ACE Adventure Resort, all guests are welcome to a picnic style lunch while sitting riverside with multiple stops along the way for the kids to play! Some of these stops include a 15’ rock, more commonly known as jump rock (fitting, right?), and various stops so the kiddos can swim safely! When rafting the Upper New, you can choose between a 16’ raft, solo duckie, or two-person duckie! If you choose a solo duckie, you must be at least ten years old, but parents can take their kiddos on a two-person duckie as long as they are six years of age! With so many different options, the Upper New is great for any family looking to branch out from their typical family vacay!Guest enjoying the Upper New

If you want to turn your trip into a multi-day adventure, think about checking out the Upper New overnight trip! As long as your kiddos are at least six years old they can board a raft and take on the Upper New for TWO full days of rafting! When planning an overnight rafting trip, there are a few things to remember! Let’s go over what you’ll need to pack. ACE provides guests with a sleeping tent and mattress pad, but it’s encouraged for rafters to bring sleeping bag, spare clothes, and other overnight necessities. These class II and III rapids will have every member of the raft raving for weeks.

I honestly could not recommend a trip more magical, and full of adventure than rafting the Upper New. The Upper New River is extremely inclusive for nearly all ages and brings the fun no matter what your rafting experience is. When you think about the perfect vacation what do you think of? Laughing, memories, new adventures? Then ACE is the place for you. Book your family rafting trip now!

BY Larkin Cook

Larkin grew up here at ACE Adventure Resort and on the New River. Her dad, Jerry, is one of the owners of ACE, so adventure is in her blood. When Larkin isn’t studying at Concord University, she is working in the marketing department as a social media specialist. Larkin enjoys hiking, whitewater rafting, and being outdoors. If you can’t find Larkin at ACE or on the River, she’s at home with her cats Misa and Oscar.