Old Mill Park in Roswell
Ruins of the Roswell Manufacturing Co. Mills in Roswell, Georgia

Take a Scenic Stroll through Old Mill Park in Roswell

Take full advantage of some of Georgia’s best restaurants, plenty of hiking and a ton of history in Roswell. Two out of three of those combine at Old Mill Park, an area along Vickery Creek, where Roswell’s original cotton mill was established and where remnants and ruins sit today.

Covered pedestrian bridge at Old Mill Park in Roswell, Georgia
Covered pedestrian bridge at Old Mill Park in Roswell, Georgia

I recommend parking at the Old Mill lot close to the covered bridge (follow the signs from Mill Street). Plentiful mounted maps guide you along the site, and you’ll want to make sure you’re wearing sneakers for the journey, which covers areas with stairs, wooden planking and muddy slopes. Some parts of Old Mill Park are handicapped accessible.

Heading left from the parking lot will take you through the twisted remnants of a building original of Roswell Manufacturing Company. Head a little farther toward a 30-foot dam, which will be roaring with water if the area has had a lot of rain. Hike a bit farther up the path, and you’ll come across the calm area above the dam, a great spot to practice skipping stones.

Old Mill Park in Roswell, Georgia
Old Mill Park in Roswell, Georgia

Heading back toward the parking lot, your trek will take you to a repurposed mill building, where there are clean bathrooms and a beautiful covered bridge that you can cross to continue your journey through the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Besides sneakers, make sure you bring your camera when you take your trip to Old Mill Park. It's a favorite spot in North Georgia for photographers.

Published: December 2018