No other park system in Georgia surpasses that of Roswell. With hundreds of recreational programs and beautiful scenic trail systems, the city is frequently recognized by the state for its excellent services and quality facilities. Roswell, Georgia, is located about 22 miles from downtown Atlanta and borders the Chattahoochee River. It's a big city with a small-town feel, and was twice chosen by Atlanta Magazine as the best place to live in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Residents love the outdoor activities available in the city, such as biking, running, hiking, rafting and kayaking. Roswell offers a wide variety of shops and restaurants, riverfront parks for those with an active lifestyle, and affordable neighborhoods in a rich and historic environment. Located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River north of Atlanta, Roswell, Georgia, is packed with things to do, places to stay, great restaurants and events all year round. Founded in the 1830s on former Cherokee land, the city was occupied and partially destroyed by Unionist forces during the American Civil War, which, thankfully, left many of its attractive historic buildings intact for visitors to see today.
The Sky Zone trampoline park is an indoor activity park that allows adults to enjoy the type of fun that is normally only available to children. A trout river filled with more than 20 species of game fish, there's also a three-mile fitness trail at Cochran Shoals and the ruins of the Marietta paper mill in Sope Creek. Built in 1839, the structure follows the Greek Renaissance style, with a portico of four Greek columns of several floors that welcome visitors. This new museum opened its doors on the 50th anniversary of man's first landing on the Moon in 1969, and is the largest museum dedicated to computer science and technology on the East Coast.
It plans to become the largest in the world. It also houses supercomputers such as Clay-1, which was used at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (birthplace of the atomic bomb) in the 1970s. The Chattahoochee Nature Center is located on the banks of the river of the same name, on land of just over 50 hectares. Just half an hour south of Roswell is Atlanta, the capital of the state of Georgia and home of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Another important survivor from Roswell's early history is Barrington Hall, built in the same year and style as Bulloch Hall. The factory produced Roswell gray fabrics for the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and this story can be discovered along the trails that lead to the remains of the factory in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. However, the strength piece (apart from the staff) is the fire truck that dates back to 1947, a Ford American LaFrance Pumper. It was the main residence of Barrington King, who together with his father Roswell King decided that this place in Georgia was the right place to found a new city.
In March, the Roswell Beer Festival offers souvenir glasses to sample more than 300 beers, as well as local food from Roswell's best restaurants and live music. Roswell was recently named the first bicycle-friendly city in Georgia by the League of American Cyclists. Roswell's Plaza Mayor was built in 1839 as part of the city's original design devised by founder Roswell King, and was created as a recreational space.