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    On November 27th, six members of the Cherokee Hiking Club made the hike to the top of Big Frog, utilizing the Lick Log Trail.  This trail was constructed in part by the Civilian Conservation Corps out of the camp at Tumbling Creek in the 1930’s. From the trailhead on Forest

  • Ocoee Named One of the Top 20 Whitewater Rivers

    “Take on challenging Class III and Class IV rapids on the Ocoee River, one of the best white water rafting destinations in Tennessee, and you’ll splash through the heart of the southern Appalachian mountains. Warm river water makes it even more fun to paddle through roller coaster waves and churning

  • Cherokee Hiking Club- Sugarloaf Park

    On June 14th, 20 members of the Cherokee Hiking Club met for their monthly business meeting at TVA Sugar Loaf picnic area.  This is a great free public use area just down stream from Parksville Dam #1 on the Ocoee River. The park offers nice picnic areas along the river

  • Dutch Settlement Hike

    On December 1st,  sixteen Members and guests of the Cherokee Hiking Club led by Leon Bates and Jack Callahan, with Cherokee National Forest Archeologist Quentin Bass toured the sites of the Dutch Settlement.  This site was settled in the 1840s by German, French and Italian immigrants on lands purchased by

  • Working on the John Muir/Benton McKaye Trail

      Over the past few weeks members of the Cherokee Hiking Club have performed maintenance on their adopted section of the John Muir/Benton McKaye Trail system.  This section is from Childer’s Creek Trailhead just up river from Reliance, Tennessee to Big Bend parking area, a distance of three miles. Members,

  • Hiking the “Narrows” along the Hiwassee River

    CHEROKEE HIKING CLUB of CLEVELAND, TENNESSEE NARROWS HIKE-  23 SEPTEMBER 2017 The Cherokee Hiking Club met on Saturday morning to make the annual hike up the Hiwassee River to the Narrows, a bolder strewn area of the river with several late blooming wildflowers. The hike was attended by 14 club

  • “I Blacked Out in Polk County, TN” Eclipse T-shirts are available!

    Did you join us in Ocoee Country for the Total Solar Eclipse? Order your “I Blacked Out in Polk County, TN” T-shirt here! $20. Children’s sizes also available. Sizes 4t6/8 kids10/12 kidsAdult SmallAdult MediumAdult LargeXL2XL3XL

  • The Great American Eclipse over #OcoeeCountry

    Ocoee Country is the place to be on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, as day turns to night during a rare total solar eclipse.  This will be the first eclipse to sweep across the nation from coast-to-coast in 99 years and is expected to last over 2 minutes! “A total solar eclipse is unlike anything you’ve seen in

  • Chamber Introduces Pick POLK Discount Program

    We are excited to announce Pick POLK, a Member-to-Member Discount Program which was created to provide you with another service to add value to your Chamber membership. The goal of this program is to encourage member to member buying, thereby boosting sales and increasing visibility. The Pick POLK Discount Program

  • 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Mom in Ocoee Country

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner so we thought we’d take a moment to remind you of all the fun ways you can make her day special. With adventures as unique as she is, you will surely find the perfect way to celebrate right here in Ocoee Country! For