Exploring nature as a family can be a great way to spend quality time together and create lasting memories. Sometimes, however, it can be tricky to find activities that the whole family can enjoy. For example, if you have young children, a horseback tour might not work. However, you can’t just cater to the young children, or older participants might get bored. If you are looking for a fun way to experience nature together as a family, consider a guided float tour on the Snake River.
Here are seven reasons why this might just be the perfect adventure for your family:
For parents, it’s a plus if a fun adventure can also include some educational aspects. Your guide along the river will likely tell your group about the history of the area, the geography of the natural surroundings, and the legends and folktales of native peoples. Learning about history, geology, geography all while floating along the beautiful Snake River? Seems like a match made in heaven.
Unlike whitewater rafting trips, float tours are very safe. Of course everyone in your party will wear a life vest, but your tour will be limited to calm sections of the river. The leisurely pace that makes for such an enjoyable trip also makes for a safe experience.
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If you have young children, or you just don’t feel up to lots of rowing, these tours are a great option. Your guide will take care of maneuvering and guiding the raft along. This makes for a relaxing tour and you will really be able to soak in the beautiful sights and sounds of nature.
The Grand Teton National Park, where you will most likely go on your float tour, is famous for the opportunities it affords people to admire wildlife like elk, moose, and deer. On the river, you won’t have to worry about stopping on the side of the road and trying to get a peek at an animal off in the distance.
5. Bird Watching
Beyond the wildlife mentioned above, if you have anyone in your family that enjoys bird watching, this is the tour for them. Some of the birds you might see are Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Herons, Trumpeter Swans, Pelicans, and Kingfishers, among others. Bring your binoculars along!
What could be more lovely that spending the day floating along the Snake River amidst the Teton mountains? There’s something about getting out in nature that relaxes the soul and helps people come together.
From the history, to the wildlife, to the scenery, a float along the Snake River is guaranteed to leave your family with some really wonderful memories. These days, with busy school schedules, sports teams, jobs, and all of the other activities penciled in on our calendars, it can be a challenge to find time to just be together as a family. This trip is sure to be one of the highlights of your year and give you that time that you need together.