Watson Mill Bridge State Park

Watson Mill Bridge State Park is a gorgeous trail park east of the city.  It’s showcase piece is the longest covered bridge in the state, at 229 feet. We hiked a short trail (about 2 miles) along the river, to see the Grist Mill and Hydroelectric Powerhouse.

The park is an ideal spot for an afternoon picnic or overnight stay in the quiet campground. Hiking, biking and horseback riding trails allow visitors to enjoy the thick forest and river. During summer, visitors often play in the cool river shoals just below the bridge. Watson Mill Bridge has become a popular destination for horse owners who have their own camping area near stalls.

 

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Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.

1 Comment on "Watson Mill Bridge State Park"

  1. Sherry Rouse | 04/03/2014 at 9:21 am | Reply

    My husband went there several years ago for our anniversary (in January). I am sure it is even more beautiful in April! What a lovely park, and lots of great trails. I’d love to take our grandchildren there.

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