2019 // Signal Mountain

Did You Know?

Every Friday night, you’ll find locals and visitors gathered at Walden’s Ridge Civic Center for the Mountain Opry. This “best-kept secret” has seen countless bluegrass and country musicians grace its stage for decades.

Located on the southern edge of the Cumberland Plateau, Signal Mountain is a scenic hub for families, adventure seekers, and art enthusiasts alike.

 


Arts

At the center of the mountain’s thriving arts scene is the Mountain Arts Community Center (MACC), which is dedicated to the education and advancement of the arts. Residents are automatically members of the MACC and enjoy reduced tuition fees on classes such as dance, painting, music, and the culinary arts. The Signal Mountain Playhouse, organizing two theatrical productions each year, has been furthering the arts since the 1970s. The Bachman Community Center offers a range of programs, art activities, and events.

Outdoors

Residents of Signal Mountain enjoy stunning views, beautiful camping areas, and hiking and biking trails. Situated on the Tennessee River Gorge, Prentice Cooper State Forest boasts nearly 25,000 acres with 35 miles of hiking trails, two campsites, and a shooting range. Among the most popular trails is the Cumberland Trail, which starts at Signal Mountain’s Signal Point and features multiple overlooks, striking rock formations, and the historic Rainbow Falls.

Playgrounds and Parks

Nestled in the trees of Signal Mountain, the recently renovated Pumpkin Patch Playground is an outdoor oasis for children of all ages. Slides, bridges, swings, and forts are just a few of the features of this expansive play area. Althaus Park, located behind the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club, is another popular spot for outdoor play.

Dining and Sports

Local and chain restaurants are available atop the mountain. Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club offers a championship golf course, family-friendly pool, fine dining, and more. Additionally, residents can take advantage of sports facilities ranging from baseball and basketball to lacrosse, soccer, and tennis. The town’s gym is located in the Paul Mathes Community Center, and the town pool is located at the town hall complex.

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