Blue Heron Preserve
Address: 4055 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30342
Bathrooms: There are some by the main building when you park, they were closed when we went due to civd not sure if they opened them back up yet.
Water Fountain: Did not see one
Pet Friendly: We saw lots of dogs on leashes
Parking: Yes they have about 20 spots
Trail/Distance: Depends where you walk, it can be a big loop or you can make it a shorter walk
Weather: Mostly shaded, but some areas sunny near the water
Interesting things here: They have a river here. We brought a picnic one time and ate near the water and in the summer let the kids play in the water but always check before you leave home the water before you get in it for bacteria.
Kid Friendly: Yes
Hours: Did not see posted times
Signage: to start trails
Restaurants nearby: Buckehad is near. We got take out from Swan House and deserts from Henris Bakery. We also got take out from Crab404
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Blue Heron Mature Preserve, or one of Atlanta's hidden treasures in my book, is a 30 acre escape from the city, located in the city.
You can find it at 4055 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30342. It is hidden when you drive down Roswell Road. Its across from Pikes so you can easily drive by it.
A good friend told me about this place at the beginning of lock down. Once we finally got out we went and I think we ended up going 6 times this summer! I even saw students from my school there!
Once there, they have some parking spots. There is a main building which was closed when we were there. There is a turtle preserve there so check it out. We missed it the first time and a friend told us to go look.
There are bathrooms there too, but are closed now due to covid. Also they ask you stay 6 ft apart and wear masks. As always do what you think is safe for your family. We are still trying to social distance and felt very safe there and people were so polite on the trails when you walked by them.
You can bring dogs on leashes and please clean up after them.
We took the Woodland Trail by the little benches with the little wooden structure around it. My son likes this one so we haven't even adventured to the others yet.