#WalkerRocks Selfie Trail Invites Visitors to Capture and Share Walker County Destinations with the World

A young man and young woman take a picture of themselves in front of a Walker Rocks trailhead marker with a "We've Seen Rock City" barn in the background

LaFayette, GA – Thousands of people visit Walker County each year, spending time at popular outdoor attractions like Rock City Gardens, the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail and McLemore. These and other scenic destinations are now linked on a new selfie trail developed by the Walker County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee. The #WalkerRocks Selfie Trail … Continue reading #WalkerRocks Selfie Trail Invites Visitors to Capture and Share Walker County Destinations with the World

Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

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LaFayette, GA – Robert Wardlaw, who has led Walker County Government’s economic and community development efforts over the past four years, formally announced today he will retire at the end of the year. “As our Economic and Community Development Director, Robert brought a level of professionalism and credibility to the position that elevated our ability … Continue reading Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

New Lodge on Lookout Mountain Moves Forward at McLemore

McLemore Resort

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Georgia — Following on the heels of being awarded “Best Finishing Hole in America Since 2000” by Golf Digest, the ownership of McLemore has confirmed that bonds have been sold to fund the construction of a 245-room lodge, conference center and spa along the eastern edge of Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Construction will commence … Continue reading New Lodge on Lookout Mountain Moves Forward at McLemore

The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County

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LaFayette, GA - 2020 was a tough year for tourism. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure or limited operations of many attractions and events across the country, including Rock City and the Honeybee Festival in our region. Prior to the pandemic, Walker County was experiencing considerable tourism growth. Unique outdoor adventures and destinations, one of … Continue reading The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County

The McLemore Clubhouse Opens on Lookout Mountain

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McLemore, the mountaintop community featuring an 18-hole championship highlands golf course, opened the McLemore Clubhouse this month. It's the first newly constructed building in what will become a village center for the community and guests. In addition to fine, chef-driven dining and premium gathering space, the Clubhouse offers members and guests a premium golf pro … Continue reading The McLemore Clubhouse Opens on Lookout Mountain

Developers Break Ground on The Course at McLemore in Walker County

Several business and community leaders gather on a green space on a golf course with shovels

The Course at McLemore will provide a mountaintop golf experience like no other in the Southeast. Rees Jones and Bill Bergin spent much of 2017 developing a renovation plan. On April 23, 2018, developers gathered on Lookout Mountain in Walker County to break ground on a course that will provide a test for the game’s … Continue reading Developers Break Ground on The Course at McLemore in Walker County

McLemore Resort Lookout Mountain joins the Curio Collection by Hilton

An artist rendering of the McLemore Resort Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain, GA - Designed as a mountaintop haven for guests looking for weekend getaways, special occasions and weekday corporate events, The McLemore Resort Lookout Mountain, Curio Collection by Hilton is the result of a partnership between Chattanooga-based Scenic Land Company and Hilton (NYSE: HLT). The upper upscale hotel, conference center and spa, set to join Curio Collection by … Continue reading McLemore Resort Lookout Mountain joins the Curio Collection by Hilton

Walker County Reveals Economic Impact Potential from Planned Hotel/Resort Development

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LaFayette, GA (June 9, 2017) - Over 150 Walker County residents attended one of two town hall meetings on the Canyon Ridge Resort development this week. Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield, Walker County Development Authority Chairman Robert Wardlaw and Scenic Land Company President Duane Horton provided information on the project and potential financial benefits. Following … Continue reading Walker County Reveals Economic Impact Potential from Planned Hotel/Resort Development