4th of July Trip in 2015 was full of hiking and site-seeing LaFayette, GA, Chattanooga, TN, and surrounding areas.

Day 1 – a Stop in Rome, GA
Heritage Park {Rome, GA}

Day 2 – DeSoto State Park Hike – Fort Payne, AL
DeSoto State Park

Hike at Cloudland Canyon – Rising Fawn, GA
Hike at Cloudland Canyon State Park

Day 3 – Tennessee Aquarium – Chattanooga
Tennessee Aquarium

Point Park – Lookout Mountain, TN
Point Park - Chattanooga, TN

We stopped at the Incline Railway to watch it come up.
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They do get some lovely views from the windows on the top.
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Rock City – Lookout Mountain, GA
Rock City - Lookout Mountain, GA

Day 4 – 4th of July – Chickamauga & Chattanooga
4th of July in Chickamauga & Chattanooga

It is so nice during the heat of the summer to be able to escape that a bit, by traveling North just a bit. We had a nice time in the Northeast Alabama/Northwest Georgia/South Tennessee area. I highly recommend it.