Nature & Outdoors

Roswell, Georgia sits along the banks of the Chattahoochee River with seven miles of trails and parks to enjoy. Find trails for hiking, mountain biking, nature viewing and of course dog-friendly places all throughout the City of Roswell. Enjoy learning a little bit of area history at Old Mill Park, connect to larger trail systems at Big Creek Park and the new river boardwalk.


Rent or bring your own kayak, canoe, and paddle board and enjoy the fun of paddling on the Chattahoochee River. Looking for something a little different? Head over to the Chattahoochee Nature Center to see their non-releasable birds of prey or join in on the action on their eco-canopy walk (ziplines included!) which plans to open early 2019.


Chattahoochee River Attractions and Trails

Bicycle Friendly Community



Big Creek Park – Mountain Biking Trails

1600 Old Alabama Road – Roswell, GA 30076
Trails for mountain biking and hiking. Big Creek Park trails link with the Alpharetta Greenway for extended enjoyment.


Leita Thompson Memorial Park – Dog Park

1200 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075
With walking trails and numerous art classes, Leita Thompson Memorial Park is the perfect location to spend an afternoon. Relax by the wooded lake, or fly a kite in the large field, before going inside to enjoy pieces of art created by your neighbors and friends. Bring your dog to enjoy the dog park.
2.3 Mile Walking, Running, Jogging, Nature Trail, Garden, Picnic Area. Pets are allowed. Art Classroom, Arts Center for Clay and Pottery.


Serenity Garden at Roswell Area Park – Local Favorite

10495 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075
In this serene setting, a variety of plants, water features and art encourage visitors to relax, reflect and momentarily escape the hectic pace of life.


Click here for information on all Roswell Parks. 



Through the Eyes of the Cherokee Booklet

Through the Eyes of the Cherokee Booklet

As you explore some of our woodland trails, remember you are entering the home of a people who once lived a way of life that might seem foreign to us now. Somewhere near you stands a tree from whose “grandfather-tree” a bow was carved – and from another, an arrow. From other trees within your view came “aspirin” and “Pasta” and tough dependable cordage … all from the inner bark. There was a day when this knowledge was known to every man, woman, and child. These were the Native Americans who once inhabited the land. (Mark Warren – Through the Eyes of the Cherokee)