Surrounding McLemore are among the finest areas for botanical diversity in Georgia. Distinctive seasonal changes and dramatic topographical features add luster to the local scenery and help the region support a vast array of foliage, flora and wildflowers that flourish in every growing season.
The Pocket Wilderness
The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain in Walker County, Georgia is considered to be among the finest areas for wildflowers in Georgia. It is a part of the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Management Area, and is home to the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail, which contains nearly a quarter of a mile of boardwalk running beside the myriad of wildflowers up along the creek to a wonderful waterfall. Additional hiking trails surround the "Pocket" and provide visitors with a full day of scenic hiking.
The Wildflower Loop
The Wildflower Loop along Sitton's Gulch Trail is located inside of Cloudland Canyon State Park. Here you will discover rare and unusual botanicals, including the Dwarf Larkspur, Southern Red Trillium and other wildflowers. With at least 34 species of wildflower along the trail, this botanical trail is a treasure.