Explore McLemore and beyond.

In addition to its rich history, McLemore Cove and Lookout Mountain provides the greatest diversity of botanicals in North America, as well as abundant geological features. National park services, state park services, state wildlife management service and private land trusts are working to protect this geological and botanical treasure.

The map below will aid in discovering some of our one of a kind gems, such as the deepest subterranean drop in the Continental United States, the largest canyon east of the Mississippi, a high concentration of large and accessible waterfalls, and ridgline trails with scenic overlooks.

**Please click on the map below.**

Activities and attractions.

McLemore is a centrally-positioned hub to over 40,000 acres of conserved and protected wilderness area. Surrounding McLemore are unique natural resources, as well as historical and archaeological sites, offering activities for all levels of interest and physical ability.

The McLemore Cove area is considered one of the world’s richest cave regions and is dotted with unusual sandstone and limestone rock formations. The area is also home to one of the most remarkable botanical regions in North America, with uncommon plants that include bent trillium, nodding spurge, lance-leaf trillium, wild hyacinth, celandine poppy, log fern, and blue ash.

The natural beauty found on Lookout Mountain, Pigeon Mountain and in McLemore Cove offer a virtually unlimited collection of outdoor activities. Visitors from all over the United States come to the area each year for its hiking trails, mountain biking, road cycling, horseback riding, rock climbing, bouldering, spelunking, fishing, hunting, hang gliding, and, of course, golf. 

Nearby attractions and events around The McLemore Hotel include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Cloudland Canyon State Park
  • Chickamauga National Military Park
  • The Cumberland Trail
  • Point Park National Military Park
  • Crockford Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area
  • Zahnd Wilderness Area
  • Lula Lake Falls and Conservation Area
  • The Pocket Wilderness Area
  • The Tennessee River
  • The Ocoee River (1994 Olympics site)
  • The Hiawassee River
  • Raccoon Mountain Caverns & Campground
  • Prentice Cooper State Forest
  • Cohutta Wilderness
  • Savage Gulf State Natural Area
  • Trail of Tears route (Cherokee)
  • DeSoto Falls
  • Singing Sister Falls
  • Five Points Mountain Biking Trail System
  • Rock Town (for climbing and bouldering enthusiasts)
  • Ellison Cave and the Fantastic Pit
  • Petty John Cave
  • Mountain Cove Farms
  • The Canyon Grill Restaurant
  • Rock City & Ruby Falls
  • Tennessee Aquarium
  • Chattanooga Choo-Choo
  • Songbird Guitar Museum
  • Lookout Mountain Incline
  • Walnut Street Bridge
  • Hunter Art Museum
  • Children’s Discovery Museum
  • Tivoli Theatre
  • Memorial Auditorium
  • Ironman World Championships
  • USA Cycling National Championships (former)
  • Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding Park
  • Three Sisters Bluegrass Festival
  • Chattanooga Film Festival
  • Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum