LOCATION: 95 Mill View Avenue Roswell, GA 30075 LENGTH: 2.0 miles TYPE: In and Out RANKING: Easy ACCESS: Dawn to Dusk USAGE: Light to Moderate FEES: Free MAPS: None SURFACE: Packed soil FEATURES: Dam and mill ruins COMMENTS: Fun hike in the middle of the city PET FRIENDLY: Yes
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This is a great hike near the Old Roswell Square. Old Mill Park is at the bottom of the Roswell Mill development and features the Vickery Creek covered bridge and the Mill Dam.
The covered bridge was constructed to connect the walking trail that begins in Old Mill Park to the Chattahoochee River trail system.
The creek has been renamed Big Creek and the remains of the old mill still stand. A 30-foot dam and millrace were constructed on Vickery Creek in the late 1830s to supply power for the mills.
The mill at Roswell was a major objective of General William Sherman. It was destroyed and some of the mill workers were sent north. The mill was rebuilt and continued to operate until the 1970's.
DIRECTIONS FROM ATLANTA:
Take GA 400 to exit 6, Northridge Road. Keep right to take the ramp toward GA 9/Dunwoody Pl. Turn slight right onto Northridge Road. Turn right onto Roswell Road/Ga-9. Continue to follow GA-9. Turn right onto Mill Street. Turn right to stay on Mill Street. Take the street all the way to the back as far as you can go (bear right) and you will be at the parking area.