25 Jan So Much to Do in Roswell Georgia!
Chattahoochee Nature Center – 9135 Willeo Road: Chattahoochee Nature Center is the oldest and largest private non-profit natural science learning center in the Southeast. This environmental sanctuary encompasses 27 species of native wildlife and 127 acres of native plants and gardens. The Center grows more than 50% of the rare and endangered plant species found in Georgia, in their gardens. Some gardens reflect Georgia’s Living Wetlands, depicting 5 different wetland habitats that are threatened throughout the State of Georgia. A Butterfly Garden, Bog Garden with carnivorous plants, river boardwalk, and woodland trails add to the experience. This place is a bargain – $10 for adults, $7 Seniors (Ages 65+) & Students (Ages 13 -18), $6 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and under. During the year, it offers hikes with guides, canoeing trips, and other fun events. www.chattnaturecenter.org
Roswell Visitors Center – 617 Atlanta Street: The Visitors Center has a free video that give you an overview of the town and its history. While in the Visitors Center, take advantage of the “Roswell Mills and Mill Life” exhibit, including a recreation of the mill wheel that powered the cotton mills and displays that explain the importance of cotton and woolen mills to the development of Georgia. There’s even a large display case of Civil War artifacts for Civil War buffs.
While in the Visitors Center, be sure to get your FREE copy of the walking tour map of the Historic District. You can create your own at-your-pace tour of the historic buildings that played a part in Roswell’s history.
Plan your trip to Roswell at www.visitroswellga.com
Roswell Mills and Mill Life: FREE walking tour that gives you a glimpse into the lives of the Mill Workers in Roswell just before the Civil War and lets you in on the mystery of the 400 women and children who were charged with treason and deported during the war. Download the free “Roswell Mills and Civil War Tour” app from the Google store or from ITunes.
Trilogy Pass to Bulloch Hall, Barrington Hall, and Smith Plantation House Museums: The pass is $18 for adults, $15 for children which saves you $2 per house off of the normal admission price. Passes may be purchased at the Roswell Visitors Center or at the first house you visit. At this time, the pass does not expire, so you can see one house on one day and then save your pass and see the other home(s) on another day.
Hike the Trails in Roswell: Sixteen miles of trails wind through the city. Vickery Creek Park, with an interpretive walk highlighting the old mill ruins, allows visitors to get close to Vickery Creek and its dam. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is linked to the trail by the Old Mill Covered Pedestrian Bridge. Enjoy the beauty of the Chattahoochee River at Azalea Park on Azalea Drive; Don White Memorial Park on Riverside Rd; Riverside Park on Riverside Road; and the new Riverwalk boardwalk that connects Azalea Park to the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Maps and information about the trails are available at the Roswell Visitors Center.
Riverside Sounds: These outdoor concerts occur the first Saturday of the month, from May through October at Riverside Park (575 Riverside Road). A great gathering of family, friends and young people. Bring chairs or blanket and a picnic and enjoy some of the area’s best musical artists. FREE www.roswellgov.com or 770-641-3705.
Alive In Roswell: Every third Thursday from April through October, Canton Street and the Historic Square in Beautiful Historic Roswell celebrates Alive In Roswell from 5:00 PM till 9:00 PM, You will find music, storefront merchants and street vendors with specials for the evening, restaurants ready to serve your favorite meal, galleries with fabulous art and craft, and nonprofit organizations to inform and educate! Check out www.aliveinroswell.com for full details.
For more Roswell events, check out www.visitroswellga.com/community-calendar