Locale

Location

CSF is situated in the northwestern corner of Georgia near the head of McLemore Cove and at the base of Pigeon Mountain. Here is where the landscape transitions from the Appalachian Mountains to the Valley and Ridge region of Georgia; providing spectacular mountain backdrops. McLemore Cove, a V-shaped valley 15 miles long, is a place of rolling pastures, lush hayfields, tall silos, shady country lanes and arrays of wildflowers. Recognizing that the cove is indeed special, the state and the National Register of Historic Places has declared it the McLemore Cove Historic District. Encompassing 50,000 acres in Walker County, the cove is by far the largest of Georgia’s eight rural historical districts.  With an address of Chickamauga, GA, the property is located only 10 minutes south of this small town. Steeped in history, Chickamauga has always made an aggressive stand to stay local and friendly while fighting the commercial pressures that have gobbled up so many small towns. Referred to by many as “Mayberry”, Chickamauga’s mission statement is “Focusing on Quality Growth, Preservation, and Community Values.” This town oozes reflections of the old days and a simpler way of life. The property’s address is 576 Hog Jowl Road, Chickamauga, GA.Notably, the property is only 30 minutes from downtown Chattanooga, TN. Chattanooga has become one of America’s most dynamic middle size cities with an array of exciting venues for nearby residents. New York Times is quoted as saying, “Not too small and not too big, Chattanooga is really the undiscovered gem of Tennessee.” This convenience to all of Chattanooga’s amenities is a real plus to owning CSF.  Only 85 miles to the south is Atlanta, home of the 1996 Summer Olympics. Atlanta is a leading center of cultural and sporting activities, boasting a first-class symphony, museums, theater and professional sports teams that include the Atlanta Braves, Falcons and Hawks.

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Driving times:

Chickamauga, GA   10 minutes

Atlanta, GA   1 hour 45 minutes

LaFayette, GA   10 minutes

Nashville, TN   2 hours

Chattanooga, TN   30 minutes

Birmingham, AL   2 hours

Locale

A very unique feature of CSF is how well the property is located in relation to so many other interesting venues. The surrounding recreational opportunities are endless and convenient; allowing for the property to act much bigger than it’s 575± acres. Here are just a few of the nearby properties one can enjoy:

 

Crockford Pigeon Mountain WMA: This 20,000± acre wildlife management area offers an abundant list of activities for one to pursue. Miles and miles of trails offer endless opportunities to horseback ride, mountain bike, and hike. Pigeon Mountain has many limestone formations, which have become a destination among elite rock climbers. Other activities include hunting, fishing, spelunking, and camping. Only 3-miles away by road, The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain is considered to be among the finest areas for wildflowers in Georgia and is home to the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail. Cedar Springs Farm shares a 1.5-mile border with this WMA, which provides immediate access to a plethora of recreational opportunity.

 

Cloudland Canyon State Park: Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state of Georgia, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton’s Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800 to 1,980 feet. A day hiking, picnicking, and sightseeing make for a wonderful time. Cedar Springs Farm is only 20 minutes from this 3,500-acre state park.

 

Chickamauga Battlefield: For history buffs, the Chickamauga Battlefield is the scene of a major battle during the Civil War. The 5,500± acre battlefield contains numerous monuments, historical tablets, and wayside exhibits. However, you don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy this National Park as a great network of trails allows for horseback riding, biking, and hiking. The park is also loaded with great picnic spots. It is truly a great spot to enjoy a relaxing, sunny day outside. Cedar Springs Farm is only 20 minutes from the Chickamauga Battlefield.

 

Lula Lake Land Trust: A shining example of the benefits of conservation. Having protected over 4,000± acres on top of Lookout Mountain, the Lula Lake Land Trust has guaranteed these abundant resources will benefit both current and future generations. Many opportunities to horseback ride, mountain bike, hike, picnic, and just simply enjoy the outdoors are available on the Land Trust. Check out its Cloudland Canyon State Park connector trail! Cedar Springs Farm is only 20 minutes from the Lula Lake Land Trust.

Climate

Lying within the United States’ humid subtropical zone, the area offers a mild, pleasant climate and 4 distinct seasons. Spring arrives in March with mild days and cool nights, and by late May, temperatures have warmed up considerably to herald warm summer days. On average, July is the warmest month of the year. The summer months tend to receive more precipitation than other times of the year, and the area has an average annual rainfall of 53 inches. Fall is marked by mild to warm days and cooler nights. Winter is usually mild, with the coldest days featuring lows near or slightly above freezing and highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Snow occurs sporadically, with an average annual accumulation of approximately 5 inches.

Aesthetic considerations

Undeniably, CSF lies within one of Georgia’s most gorgeous coves. It is so special that the area has become the state’s largest rural historic district. The farm itself has a gentle rolling topography that captures the beauty of this landscape with numerous vistas overlooking McLemore Cove. It’s a gorgeous farm in a gorgeous area!