(First) 1885 Grill (Photo by Rich Smith), (Second) Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
ATTRACTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT:
A trip above the clouds is not out of the question for those in St. Elmo. The Incline Railway, with its 72.7% grade, takes visitors to the top of Lookout Mountain, where they can access Point Park. Other iconic attractions in the Scenic City are not far away either. Rock City and Ruby Falls play host to seasonal festivals throughout the year. The International Towing Museum is a short drive away, and visitors and residents also have easy access to the historic Cravens House.
OUTDOORS AND PARKS:
Trailheads located in St. Elmo provide access to the popular Guild Trail and Glen Falls. St. Elmo also backs up to the Tennessee Riverwalk, providing walkers, runners, and bicyclists with a paved path leading to downtown Chattanooga and beyond. The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, roughly 10 minutes away, boasts the Lookout Mountain Battlefield and a network of hiking trails for the outdoor-inclined. These trails provide users with access to the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center.
St. Elmo is home to the Tennessee Bouldering Authority,
which features nearly 3,000 square feet of rock climbing walls. The South Chattanooga Recreation Center also has plenty of recreation opportunities in the form of fitness classes, a gym, indoor pool, summer programs,
Residents of St. Elmo can get fresh produce at a weekly farmers market, as well as groceries from a nearby Food City. For more options, the NorthShore neighborhood is a short drive away and provides access to a Whole Foods and Publix, while Lookout Valley offers a Walmart Supercenter. Boutique stores selling jewelry, men’s apparel, and bicycles adorn the streets of St. Elmo, and downtown Chattanooga offers additional shopping options.
From Tex-Mex, Thai, and Southern coastal dining to pizza and sandwich joints, St. Elmo packs a punch with its dining options. A variety of other local eateries cater to any budget.