Rafting on the Nantahala River is great for beginners. The rapids are sometimes Class 3, but for the most part they are calm. Its really cold even in the summer b/c the trees hang over the river and keep it shaded. It is alot of fun with 4-6 people.
There is so much to see and do at Nantahala, but for us the number one priority when we come here is to spend time with family. With 12 brothers and sisters, our children and grandchildren, all living in scattered cities, there's always lots of catching up to do.
The first time I ever brought Karen here it was just the two of us together. That weekend she was my priority.