Have a full fall day of family fun by the Ocoee River
Flying over a corn maze in a tiny airplane at over a thousand feet brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “the big picture.”
From the air, the River Maze out on the banks of the Ocoee is a lovingly crafted tribute to Tennessee’s rich history and the Cherokee Native Americans who lived in the area. Historical figures stand out proud among the corn, along with the intricate rivers that run through Tennessee. It is carved without the aid of a GPS; a tractor and a floor plan are the only tools used to create the sharp turns and winding pathways of the maze’s interior.
The smaller soy maze features “the three sisters,” the Cherokee concept of the trio of crops planted together to ensure the health of both the plants and the land. Together, the mazes continue the River Maze tradition of honoring area histories and traditions.
At ground level, the maze is a full day of family fun. A petting zoo, a jump pad, and a “super slide” are perfect activities for kids, while Spookley the Square Pumpkin and a “cow train” led by a trusty old tractor can keep the littlest ones happy.
If the corn maze is too daunting, special smaller mazes are an alternative that even feature trivia “passports,” giving hints to help kids complete the maze in record time. The pumpkin patch rounds out the kind of fall experience you can only get on a family farm.
The maze is located in Ocoee, at 1371 Hwy. 64 Hours are Friday 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and give access to all corn mazes as well as the hay ride. Call (423) 650-0710 or visit therivermaze.com for more information.