Friday, February 25, 2011

Pine Mountain, Ga

Located just one hour southwest of Atlanta, the town of Pine Mountain (pop. approx. 1000) lies at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and serves as the gateway to Callaway Gardens, which hosts a variety of activities throughout the year.

Pine Mountain, Georgia captures all the charm of a small Southern town, all the excitement and amenities of a city and all the friendly faces you can imagine just waiting to share their area with stoppers-by. Known for its quaint shops, history and Southern cooking, the area is a vacationer's dream for relaxing and enjoying the past.

Downtown Pine Mountain, GAOriginally named Chipley, the town began in 1882 when the railroad spread to Pine Mountain from Columbus. 

The Pine Mountain area has emerged from its days as a farming community into a primary tourism location, greatly due to the efforts of President Franklin Roosevelt and Callaway Gardens' Cason Callaway.

Today, Pine Mountain serves as the gateway to the 14,000-acre Callaway Gardens, created to provide a beautiful, natural setting for education and recreational pursuits. The gardens that Cason Callaway opened to the public in 1952 have blossomed into an exclusive retreat with stunning floral displays year-round, 63 holes of championship golf, fishing lakes, and an array of hiking and biking trails.


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