Turtletown, Ducktown, Farner and Copperhill
Driving south out of Coker Creek along scenic highway 68, you will eventually arrive at the Hiwassee and then the Ocoee Rivers. White water rafting, canoeing and kayaking are serious business in the communities around these waters. Excursions for families and novices are available as well as trips where only experienced paddlers are permitted to attend. Gentler stretches of water are well suited for self-guided trips on rafts or in canoes, but even beginners can experience the thrill of a Class 4 rapid by signing up for a professionally guided tour. While you are in the area; be sure to stop by the Hiwassee - Ocoee Scenic River State Park and the Ocoee White Water Center where the 1996 Olympic canoe and kayak competitions were held.
Just south of Ocoee are the Towns of Ducktown, Turtletown and Copper Hill. These three wonderful little communities have fewer than 2000 residents between them allowing residents enjoy a quiet country lifestyle. Cultural and recreational activities include the Ocoee River Jam, Camp Reggae, car shows, and of course, water sports on the Ocoee River. Daily excursions on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad ensure that tourists bring revenue to the area. Together, these three communities were once part of a thriving mining industry but the plants have now been closed and a multi-million dollar effort by the businesses community to restore Copperhill has relegated copper and the stories of the men who worked the mines to history.
Primarily; single family homes and vacation homes are available in the river towns and include everything from modest cabins and to sprawling timber frame residences . Homes along the banks of the river are often built on stilts or pilings giving them a "tree house" feel.