Atlanta is just down the road from verdant natural beauty, and Spring is the perfect time to grab a date, enjoy a beverage, savor some King of Pops popsicles, and live music, while wandering through 127 acres of forest, gardens, and fresh air. Oh, and don’t forget to bring a picnic!
Now that the warm weather is here, we just can’t keep our minds from wandering, dreaming of bright blue skies, warm breezes, blooming flowers, and the lush greenery surrounding the babbling of the Chattahoochee River. It’s enough to make a person feel downright claustrophobic having to stay inside. This is where Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell comes in. After a day spent indoors working, get into nature with a glass of wine or beer, live music, wooded trails, a butterfly garden, botanical garden, and local wildlife. Now, it’s no secret that Georgia is the most beautiful of the Southern states (we may be biased), filled with varied wildlife and flowers blooming as far as the eye can see every spring. And the Chattahoochee Nature Center is the perfect place to discover all the untarnished beauty that keeps Georgia on our minds.
We’re grabbing a friend and heading to Sunset Sips, where we can enjoy a cold beverage and stare over the Chattahoochee River during golden hour with a live music from the likes of Crooked Wits providing the soundtrack to help get us closer to nature. 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. 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 to ease into the evening. 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. And heading to the river just when the flowers are starting to bloom? It’s a little slice of paradise, just up the road in Roswell.