Split Tree is located in the northwest corner of Georgia at the mouth of McLemore Cove off of West Cove Road with frontage and access on Route 193 as well. Sitting in the Ridge and Valley section of the Appalachians, McLemore Cove, a 15-mile valley between Lookout and Pigeon Mountain, consists of rolling pastures, lush hayfields, tall silos, and shady country lanes. 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 Ccove is by far the largest of Georgia’s eight rural historical districts.
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 Split Tree.
Lafayette, GA: 10 minutes
Chickamauga, GA: 15 minutes
Chattanooga, TN: 30 minutes
Atlanta, GA: 1 hour 45 minutes
Birmingham, AL: 2 hours
Nashville, TN: 2 hours
A very unique feature of Split Tree is how well the property is located to so many other interesting venues. The surrounding recreational opportunities are endless and convenient; allowing for the property to act much bigger than its 195± acres. Here are just a few of the nearby properties one can enjoy:
McLemore Golf Course: For the golfing enthusiast is the brand new McLemore Golf Course, located just a quick 20-minute drive up Lookout Mountain from the front gate of Split Tree. The new 18-hole championship highlands course and 6-hole short course were designed by internationally acclaimed architects, Rees Jones and Bill Bergin. The 18th hole on the edge of Lookout Mountain can actually be seen from the property.
Crockford Pigeon Mountain WMA: This nearby 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.
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. Split Tree is only 20 minutes from this 3,500-acre state park.
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! Split Tree is only 20 minutes from the Lula Lake Land Trust.
McLemore Golf Course
Lying within the United States’ humid subtropical zone, the area offers a mild, pleasant climate and four 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.