Gleason Reach features a sweeping view of Lookout Mountain across the lower pasture. Named for Col. Frank Gleason who according to John Chambliss ”vigorously insisted on a horseback ride with me that I build a road along the creek bank, which I did…The word “reach “ is descriptive of an extended opening especially along water, the road shows a “bog” or wet area which has growth not found elsewhere.
Along the road an old grove of bald cypress grow, knees peeking up from the creek bank. A blue heron can usually be spotted fishing for his supper. If you canoe downstream from Paddler’s Perch you can enjoy this landscape from a different perspective.