Sweetwater Creek

This weekend I took a few hours out of my morning and headed to Sweetwater Creek State Park. It's a short drive down I-20w outside of Atlanta, located in Lithia Springs, GA.

I started out on my little hike on the red trail, or the history trail. My main reason for going was to see the ruins of an old textile mill that is located along this trail.
The New Manchester Manufacturing Company started out as Sweetwater Manufacturing Company in 1849, and when sold in 1857 was renamed. It stayed open as a textile mill until 1864 when it was burned by Union forces in the Civil War. The original structure stood five stories tall and all that remains is part of the exterior brick walls.

Beyond the ruins is a gorgeous spot that the river runs through.
There's large rocks to climb on and clear mini rapids.

To view more images from Sweetwater Creek, check out my Flickr set.