right now is the perfect time to get out and hike. we just spent a day at sweetwater creek state park just 15 miles past atlanta in lithia springs, georgia. we hiked our way to the remains of new manchester mill. it was such a lovely structure! a little history of the mill.... it was built in 1849 as a cotton mill. the mill made cotton cloth that was used in atlanta to make uniforms for the confeterate soldiers. at the time it was the tallest (5 stories) building around atlanta. in 1864, general sherman ordered to have the mill burned down.... if you can get out for a hike to enjoy the fall days....this is a great park to visit!
photos and words by kristen bach