Living in the city is exciting, but let's be real: sometimes we need to just take in some fresh air and get some sun. Especially during the winter months, when we can get a little... testy. The cure for the winter blues is simple- we just need to get outside and get close to nature.
Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell is a little slice of heaven right up the street. After a tough day, or worse, a tough week, get grounded with wooded trails, a butterfly garden, botanical garden and Georgia wildlife. Living in the city is exciting, but let's be real: sometimes we need to just take in some fresh air and get some sun. Especially during the winter months, when we can get a little... testy. The cure for the winter blues is simple- we just need to get outside and get close to nature. It’s no secret that Georgia is the most beautiful of the Southern states (we may be biased) with lush greenery that makes way to bright reds, yellows and oranges, along with the babbling flow of the Chattahoochee River and varied wildlife as far as the eye can see. And the Chattahoochee Nature Center is the perfect place to discover all the untarnished beauty that keeps Georgia on our minds.
Within the 127 acres of the Chattahoochee Nature Center, there’s a wildlife habitat where we can see native, non-releasable animals like hawks, owls, vultures, eagles, even a 20-year-old beaver- the oldest in captivity. We love the butterfly garden, with bright flowers and butterflies flitting around without a care in the world- it makes a perfect setting for telling that special someone just how special they are. For those who have energy to burn, there are two and a half miles of hiking trails, where you can get some peace and quiet, fresh air and maybe a little sunshine. For the information-inclined, there’s plenty to learn about Georgia wildlife and conservation- there’s even an app you can download to learn even more about the animals and plants. We’ve always believed that fall and winter in Georgia present the perfect reasons why living in the South is better than literally anywhere else- while the rest of the world is bundling up and hunkering down, we're having a walk on a crisp, delightful day. And heading to the river after the leaves have changed? It’s paradise, right in Atlanta's own backyard.