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 the Adventurous Mom– Give her an unforgettable whitewater rafting excursion on the Ocoee River.  With names like Broken Nose and Hell’s Hole, the rapids will definitely provide a sense of adventure like no other! Or try a gentler, relaxing float trip on the scenic Hiwassee River. Nestled in the Cherokee National Forest, the Hiwassee is a favorite for families. Visit our whitewater page for a complete list of outfitters- many offering Mother’s Day discounts.


For the Outdoorsy Mom– Spend some time in the woods and have “Benton Falls photo by Jim Caldwellthe talk”-you know, the one where you apologize for all the horrible things you did as a child. Nothing makes it easier to open up than hiking through the forest.  Polk County is home to several waterfalls, including Benton Falls, Goforth Creek Falls and Turtletown Falls.  Stop in the Chamber office to pick up a FREE copy of the “Waterfalls of the Tennessee Overhill” map guide and plan your hike today!

For the “Winey” Mom– Don’t just pick her up a bottle, take Mom on a wine tour and let her choose her favorites! There are three fabulous wineries in Ocoee Country- Savannah Oaks Winery, Morris Vineyards and Ocoee Winery- all within a short drive of each other.  Pack a picnic lunch, enjoy the views, and the time with your mother!

For the Laid Back Mom- Hop aboard the Hiwassee River Rail Adventure for a memorable escape into the mountains! Vintage railcars ride along the scenic Hiwassee River and through remnants of towns long forgotten.  Or take a trip on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and spend some time exploring the twin cities of Copperhill, TN and McCaysville, GA. Either way- this is a gift she’ll remember for years to come!

For the Mom that Soars Above the Rest– Elevate your “favorite child status” by taking Mom to new heights! Try a glider ride at Chilhowee Gliderport or take an Ocoee Helicopter Tour; she’ll be on Cloud Nine- or close to it anyway! Small fear of heights? Meet in the middle and try one of the area zip-lines or canopy toursgliderport


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