Looking for a vacation filled with Southern comfort and charm? In our last blog post as part of our Great American Road Trip Destinations series, we introduced the little-known town of Cumming, Georgia.
In this post, we’re highlighting the nearby town of Roswell. No, not New Mexico. Instead of aliens, UFOs, and secret government projects, this Roswell is a fun little city that’s chock full of fun attractions for visitors and an easy day’s drive from Cumming or Atlanta.
Here are some of the top attractions that Roswell, GA has to offer.
Archibald Smith Plantation Home
This charming plantation home that was built in 1845 by one of Roswell’s founding families: the Smiths. The home was built on 300 acres of cotton farmland and has been preserved by three generations of the Smith family. It’s now one of the best examples of vernacular architecture and full of historical and cultural interpretation. It’s open as a museum for the public to enjoy.
Old Mill Park
In this park you can enjoy a covered bridge that will feel like you’re being magically transported into nature. There’s a paved walk to an old cotton mill where many people enjoy taking photos. People also enjoy the walking trails along the creek. You’ll definitely be able to escape the hustle and bustle of city life by visiting this great park.
This is the beautiful childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, mother of President Theodore Roosevelt. Bulloch Hall is a part of Roswell’s Southern Trilogy of Historic House Museums. You can tour this beauty every day of the week and see rooms such as the Civil War Museum room, the service yard, slave quarters, and the demonstration garden.
Vickery Creek Trail
Want to get some fresh air and exercise? Hike the Vickery Creek Trail network at Roswell Mill to two historic mills, a covered bridge, and a spillway waterfall in Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
The Chattahoochee River
Enjoy a solitary walk in nature, raft through the rocky shoals, fish the ancient waters all day, and wrap it up with a lovely picnic. You’ll thoroughly enjoy getting out on a beautiful day and experiencing the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.