A Maze of Family Fun

A maze of family fun
By Kaitlyn Martin

The Ocoee River Maze in Cleveland, Tennessee is a place filled with family fun that has a vivid history behind it. Since it is right on the banks of the historic Ocoee River, there is a surplus of information on the surrounding area that can be accessed.

Joe Fetzer, owner and operator of the Ocoee River Maze, was able to share some of the history behind the area with The Communicator as he was describing the theme of the maze. The theme of the maze for the fall season of 2015 is the Rivers of the Cherokee and depicts what Fetzer described as, “an outline of Tennessee and Georgia that shows all the rivers.”

Along with the vivid history of the area, this corn maze offers a wide variety of family activities and team building exercises. Fetzer not only offers the adventure of finding one’s way through the confusion of a corn maze, but he also offers hay rides, barnyard sports, and corn hole. The Maze is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning on September 26th to October 31st, but Fetzer also allows for people to schedule group events on the other days of the week.

Just like a lot of events in the south east during the holiday seasons, the community must take advantage of these opportunities while they are still available. A day at the Ocoee River Maze is filled with family fun adventures and interesting historical facts about the south east area.