July is National Parks and Recreation Month, and the City is highlighting a different park each week.
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, 9770 Autrey Mill Road
A grassroots effort in 1988 saved an old mill site, and halted demolition of historic buildings on the site. Out of that effort came a 46-acre sanctuary with three miles of scenic walking trails that wind past a creek, rocky shoals, wildflowers and a variety of native Georgia plants and animal life.
Over the years, several historic farmstead buildings and exhibit pieces from the 1800s from around the area were relocated to Autrey Mill Heritage Village, which includes a general store, a historic church, tenant farm house, and smokehouse.
Autrey Mill is run and and staffed by a non-profit organization that offers
summer camps for youngsters, trail hikes, wildlife and animal displays, special events, and much more!
Three things to do at Autrey Mill
- Sign up your youngster for Summer Camp programs.
- Take a guided tour of historic buildings.
- Visit the four Dwarf Nigerian Goats across from the Visitor Center (close to the Heritage Garden).
Did you know?
You can listen to a cell phone audio tour to learn more about historic buildings and features along Heritage Village and nature trails.