After our daughter’s softball tournament, a few families decided to go to Poole’s Mill Park for an afternoon of cooling off in the creek. It is a hidden gem in Forsyth County.
The kids had a ball and didn’t want to leave. We will definitely return with a picnic basket this summer!
Directions: From GA400 take GA Highway 20 west to Heardsville Road. Turn right on Heardsville Road. Poole’s Mill Road is 1 mile north on the right. The entrance to the Poole’s Mill Park, which houses Poole’s Mill Bridge, is at the corner of Poole’s Mill and Heardsville Road.
Playground, Walking Paths and Picnic Pavilion
A one-of-kind passive park, Poole’s Mill is 10 acres of property that showcases a unique covered bridge. The Bridge, built in 1901, spans the shoals of Settendown Creek. After periods of disrepair, the structure was converted from private ownership and dedicated as a county park in 1997. The park, on the National Historic Registry, offers residents the opportunity to picnic, walk and reminisce about the history of a bygone era.