The Old Mill Roswell Georgia 2018 – Homeschool Field Trip
This July 4th part of our vacation included visiting some friends who moved to Georgia several months ago. Even though we were only able to spend one night with them, they took us to a couple of great places so we were able to get a nice overview of Roswell Georgia. One of those places was Old Mill Park. This is a beautiful location to get exercise, explore nature, take some awesome pictures, cool off in the water, and learn some U.S. history.
Here is a picture of the gorgeous Vickery Creek!
The park has a lot of history, being the location of the Roswell Manufacturing Company which opened in 1839. During the civil war, there were two cotton mills and one wool mill, and these were used to make materials for the Confederacy. Union troops were ordered to burn the mills down in 1864. The mills have been destroyed and rebuilt several times.
We spent most of our time at the park walking over the pedestrian bridge and around the creek and waterfalls. There are miles of walking trails that we did not explore, but one day we will go back and spend more time. We did get a photo in front of a stairway which leads to some of the hiking areas.
The water was cold, but this didn’t stop people from swimming and sitting on the rocks in the flowing water.
There were some gorgeous paths.
The girls are lead the way.
This picture is from the top of the dam.
Here is a link to one of the waterfalls. Unfortunately we only had a short amount of time to explore this fantastic park, but wanting to go back and see more gives us a great reason to go back and visit our friends again. A great homeschool field trip idea would be to study the history of the mills and then go explore.
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