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Mountain Cove Farms

McLemore Cove is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property contains historic structures and numerous high-priority wildlife habitats. This property was described by former Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue’s office as being “one of the most scenic locations in Georgia, where the Lookout Mountain escarpment drops more than 1,000 feet to the valley floor.”

The acquisition of McLemore’s Cove through a partnership between the State of Georgia and Walker County consists of 1,565 acres of land that includes the ridge, slopes and bottomland of the cove. It is permanently protected through this purchase by Georgia's Department of Natural Resources.

Walker County controls the portion of the cove known as Mountain Cove Farms consisting of the manor house and other structures including barns, cabins, and a country store.

The county has been working on restoration efforts of some of the structures including what is known as the show barn. The show barn has been refurbished to accommodate weddings and other events. 

There is also a guest house on the property that can sleep sixteen people and includes a master honeymoon suite, as well as a working fireplace, a large patio and a downstairs game room. The house is being rented as a weekend get away or can accommodate group excursions, such as a church or corporate group. 

If you are interested in additional information about Mountain Cove Farms or would like to book any portion of the Mountain Cove Farm facilities please email commissioner@walkerga.us

Rock City GardensRock City Gardens

Rock City will amaze you...it's in our nature! Located atop Lookout Mountain, just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking "See 7 States" panoramic views. Take an unforgettable journey along the Enchanted Trail where each step reveals natural beauty and wonders along the woodland path. Experience the magic of Fairyland Caverns and Mother Goose Village, visit one of our regional gift shops and dine at the Big Rock Grill. Rock City is splendid year-round - "Each season there's a new reason to visit!"

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Lookout MountainLookout Mountain

The City of Lookout Mountain, Georgia sits atop the mountain bearing the same name, near the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The high, wide plateau that forms the top of the mountain is surrounded by near perpendicular cliffs that give way to a more gentle slope near the bottom leading into the regions of Chattanooga Valley, Lookout Valley, and the St. Elmo Historic District.

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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military ParkChickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Many visitors today enjoy walking, biking, and sharing a picnic with friends and family in the park's natural serene beauty.

As the largest and oldest military park in the United States, it is the scene of the last major Confederate victory of the Civil War.  The 5,500 acre Chickamauga Battlefield contains numerous monuments, historical tablets, wayside exhibits, and trails. Major points of interest can be reached by following the seven-mile auto tour. The Visitor Center includes exhibits, a bookstore, and the Claud E. and Zenada O. Fuller Collection of American Military Shoulder Arms.

Canyon Ridge Club & ResortCanyon Ridge Club & Resort

As Northwest Georgias most distinguished mountaintop address, Canyon Ridge is the height of luxury living for anyone who is passionate about mountain leisure and championship golf.  This inspired community is situated atop a 2,300-foot plateau on the top of Lookout Mountain in Northwest Georgia within 2 hours of Atlanta, Birmingham and Nashville – and only 30 minutes from historic Chattanooga Tennessee.

Developed according to a brilliant master plan, the 420-acre community blends residential development, golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and beautiful natural areas. Homes and homesites intertwine with natural wildlife and breathtaking views of the valley below.

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LaFayette Golf CourseLaFayette Golf Course

LaFayette Golf Course is on the south side of the city. From South Main, take Foster Mill Drive, turn right on Gasque Drive and right on Fred Henry Drive.
The original nine holes were built in the 1930s.  An additional 10 holes were constructed in 1992 and were designed by Arthur Davis.
The par 72 course features bent grass greens and hybrid bermuda grass fairways and rough.  Four sets of tees allow players of all abilities to enjoy its wonderful layout. There are many challenging holes to test players' skill as they play one of North Georgia's most beautiful courses.

Hidden Hollow ResortHidden Hollow Resort

Hidden Hollow is in the southern Appalachians and is a part of McLemore Cove, which is included on the National Historic Register. It is 135 mostly wooded acres of seclusion at the foot of, and on the side of, Lookout Mountain, 20 miles from downtown Chattanooga. The four-acre lake is spring fed with a small creek bordering the property.

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