Posted October 25 | by Danielle Purdie

Outdoor Activities and Trails in Roswell

Trails galore. Whether you're a runner or you like to take it slow, we've got you covered with an abundance of trails and walking paths.

Even before I started working here, the outdoor activities and trails have always drawn me to Roswell.

Chattahoochee River Fun

My husband and I love to float on the Chattahoochee River on our kayaks. We also want our dog to be able to come with us sometimes, so we tested it out at Azalea Park conveniently located on Azalea Drive. The river at Azalea Park is very slow moving so it’s easy to paddle especially with a dog used to having solid ground under her feet sitting at the front of your kayak. This is a great spot to spend a lazy day outdoors or try a new activity, so bring your tubes, kayaks, paddle boards or if you don’t own one, you can rent from Shoot the Hooch located right next to the park. There’s also a rental location up the road on Riverside Road at Don White Memorial Park.

Danielle and Matt Kayaking on the Chattahoochee River

Unfortunately, we don’t have a photo of our dog on the kayak.

We’re still working with our dog to sit calmly on the kayak instead of trying to jump in to the water. Maybe you’ll have more luck with yours.

Hiking and Walking Paths in Roswell

Across the street from the Chattahoochee River is the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area and Vickery Creek Trail. This fun hike brings you deep into the woods and makes you forget you’re in the middle of Metro Atlanta. We started at the trail head off Riverside Road and were gladly surprised with the Covered Pedestrian Bridge and views of Vickery Creek. Continue your hike to see Vickery Creek Falls and learn about the Roswell Mill Ruins and Machine Shop.

Covered Pedestrian Bridge at Vickery Creek

We recently discovered the Roswell Boardwalk; it’s about a mile long path over water and wetlands of the Chattahoochee River. This beautiful path brings you out over the water. Go walking, running, biking on this beautiful path.

Roswell River Boardwalk

Get out and explore Roswell’s great outdoors – it has a lot to offer. The woodland trails at the Chattahoochee Nature Center are next up on my list, maybe I’ll see you there. Tell us on Facebook what your favorite outdoor activities and trails are.

Until next time,