#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

Calling All Artists! Walker County Seeks Proposals for a Tourism Mural Project

A newly constructed concrete block wall

Walker County Government just recently replaced an old brick wall with a new concrete block wall at its Courthouse Annex II building. The wall now stands as an blank canvas, just waiting to be filled. The county enlisted the help of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce to find an artist to design and paint … Continue reading Calling All Artists! Walker County Seeks Proposals for a Tourism Mural Project

Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

Picture of Robert Wardlaw and Lois Crandell

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

Movie Filmed in Walker County Opens in Select Theaters This Weekend

Scene of "The Farmer & The Belle"

New York City, NY - The award-winning film "The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland" opens in select theaters across the country this weekend. Filmed primarily on location in Walker County, Georgia, the tale was inspired by the lead actors,’ Jim E. Chandler and Jenn Gotzon’s, true love story. The feature follows Belle Winters (Gotzon), … Continue reading Movie Filmed in Walker County Opens in Select Theaters This Weekend

Traffic Delays Anticipated Sunday During Ironman

Participants of Ironman bike race

The 2021 Ironman Chattanooga takes place this Sunday, and the bicycle portion of the race is expected to cause travel delays in Walker County along the route. Expect delays between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., especially at the following intersections: -Highway 193 at Highway 341 -Highway 193 at Highway 136 -Highway 136 at Highway 341 … Continue reading Traffic Delays Anticipated Sunday During Ironman

The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County

Photo of citizens at Lula Lake

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

Ironman 70.3 Returns to Chattanooga/Walker County on May 23

Ironman participants and citizens

IRONMAN 70.3 returns to Chattanooga and Walker County on Sunday, May 23. The triathlon was unable to be held in 2020 due to COVID-19. The race this spring will follow IRONMAN’s Safe Return to Racing Guidelines, a set of industry-leading guidelines prepared in accordance with standards for open-air endurance events from the World Health Organization … Continue reading Ironman 70.3 Returns to Chattanooga/Walker County on May 23