|By Sunday the weather had improved a great deal, so we decided to do a little sight seeing before going back for the veteran group. The original plan was to go to Rock City and Ruby Falls. However, both attractions have buildings in front of them and don't allow dogs. So, it was off to Point Park instead.|
|Bally and Eris at Fort Point,|
with Chattanooga in the background.
|Bally and Eris stand on|
the monument in Point Park
We drove up Lookout Mountain and ended up on the top of the mountain at Point Park. Point Park is part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. The park is split in two parts, a battlefield down on a flatter part, and the Point Park battlefield on the top of Lookout Mountain. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, established in 1890, was the nation's first National Military Park and it remains the largest military park.
Point Park allows dogs and was a great place to visit. The battle at Point Park was fought at the highest elevation of any civil war battle and was known as the "Battle Above the Clouds". The park itself is fenced and the entrance is through a castle facade. The photo above is taken at the cannons, on the edge of the hill overlooking Chattanooga. The photo to the left was taken on the large monument toward the center of the park. Although the trip up the mountain is a steep ride that might overheat your car in the summer, the park itself is relatively flat and provides a nice walk. The dogs enjoyed the grass and trails of the park.
|To learn more about Point Park,|
visit the National Park Service's web site:
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park