#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

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

The McLemore Clubhouse Opens on Lookout Mountain

Photo of McLemore Clubhouse

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

The Farmer & the Belle: Saving Santaland, filmed in Walker County, makes its screen debut

A movie filmed primarily on location in Walker County, Georgia in 2019 hits the home video market today. The Farmer & the Belle: Saving Santaland had a four year journey from development to script to screen.