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 two miles of scenic walking trails that wind past a creek, rocky shoals, wildflowers and 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 now includes a general store, a mill, and an historic church. The historic buildings can be rented for special events.
Autrey Mill offers summer camps for youngsters, acoustic concerts, trail hikes, heritage tours, special events, and animal exhibits.
Three things to do at Autrey Mill
- Sign up your youngster for Summer Camp programs.
- Take a guided tour of historic buildings.
- Adopt a goat! Families can adopt a goat, which is free! Autrey Mill asks for a volunteer commitment of twice a month to visit and walk the goat on the trails. Details available on the Autrey Mill website.
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.