Roswell is located on the northern banks of the Chattahoochee River in an area once called “Enchanted Land.” Explore Roswell with a hike, stroll, or by canoe, kayak, or raft. Keep a pair of binoculars handy for bird watching and perhaps a journal to log the flora and fauna you will find along the way.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA 30075
Mon. – Sat., 10 am – 5 pm;
Sun., noon – 5 pm
An interpretive center for the Chattahoochee River, 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, woodland trails, and a Gold LEED-certified Discovery Center that interprets the Chattahoochee River watershed add to the experience.
Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Unity garden grows fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs. The garden uses sustainable gardening practices, found and recycled resources, and focuses on producing healthy plants in healthy soil. Not only is this special Unity garden a resource for children to see how their food is grown, but it’s a hands on learning experiences. Through this garden, Chattahoochee Nature Center is metro Atlanta’s largest provider of fresh produce for local food pantries.
Roswell Trail System and River Walk
One of the most beautiful areas in Roswell is the City’s Old Mill Park. This park has an interpretive walk highlighting the old mill ruins of Roswell and allows visitors to get close to Vickery Creek and its dam. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is linked by the Vickery Creek Covered Pedestrian Bridge.
Throughout Roswell you will find numerous trails that allow you to enjoy the history and the natural beauty of the area.
This Memorial in tribute to the Cherokee is a project of Cindi Crane and the Roswell Historical Society.
The purpose of the memorial:
- To educate and help provide inclusion of the Cherokee in Roswell’s history
- This monument is a memorial to the Cherokees who were driven from their land and their homes against their will in 1838.
Thousands died on the Nunna-da-ul-tsun-yi, commonly translated as “The Trail of Tears.”
Roswell’s Cherokee Memorial is located at Riverside park (575 Riverside Drive) and Azalea Drive, along the Chattahoochee River.