This beautiful property serves as the headquarters of the Chattanooga Audubon Society, Inc. and includes a Visitor’s Center, gift shop, and a time-line museum tracing the human habitation of the property.

The 130 acre Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary is bisected by the South Chickamauga Creek and contains a rich diversity of plant and animal life.  Every day nature provides something different to see, hear, smell and experience.  The forested portions of the property are predominately mixed bottomland hardwoods with mixed upland species covering the slopes and ridges.  In the spring, the birds and wildflowers make their presence known and in the fall the colors are always a site to behold.  There are five miles of walking and hiking trails running on both sides of the creek and picnic tables and a fire ring for group use.

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