Plan Your Visit
GROUNDS ARE OPEN DAWN TO DUSK EVERY DAY
(except during the Country Fair event, and week before and Monday after)
You are invited to enjoy these historic grounds at your leisure – no admission and parking is free!
–> Take a self-guided tour of the historic buildings
–> Bring a picnic lunch and relax
–> Fish in Coahulla Creek (state fishing license required)
–>Take an easy hike along the nature trails
–> Walk your dog (pets must be on a leash)
–> Take lots of photos*
–> Bring your kayak or canoe and venture a paddle up the Coahulla Creek
–> Discover the Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway (Prater’s Mill is a trailhead!
(*Note about photography: if items are moved for the photo shoot, they must be returned to their original location no matter how small or large. Do not write on anything including the use of chalk. Thank you!)
Prater’s Mill Historic Site easily located on GA Hwy. 2 north of Dalton. CLICK HERE for detailed directions and map.
The Norma Gordon Nature Loop is a trail that begins near the entertainment pavilion and parallels Coahulla Creek before ending back at Prater’s Mill. Built by students of nearby North Whitfield Middle School, the trail bears the name of science teacher Dr. Norma Gordon. The trail offers an easy .7 mile hike through a mature hardwood forest with abundant wildlife. NEW! Two new wildlife viewing platforms have been added to the trail! One allows visitors to get “on the water” for a look in the creek, and the other elevates hikers to a new height for better viewing.
COHUTTA-CHATTAHOOCHEE SCENIC BYWAY TRAILHEAD
Prater’s Mill Historic Site is one of three trailheads along the Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway that spans 54 miles of natural beauty and historic discovery in the rural communities surrounding the cities of Dalton and Chatsworth in northwest Georgia.
Learn more with a visit to the kiosk located across the road from the mill on the store side of the park. After you visit Prater’s Mill, enjoy a drive through the countryside. Each trailhead on the route interprets the various intrinsic qualities of the byway. For directions and more information, CLICK HERE.
PRATER’S MILL COUNTRY FAIR IN OCTOBER
The Prater’s Mill Foundation hosts a Country Fair each year the second weekend in October with nearly 200 talented artists and craftsmen. The fair boasts the best Southern food this side of heaven, most prepared by local groups. Mark your calendar to attend this exciting weekend! For more about the Prater’s Mill Country Fair, CLICK HERE.
BOOK PRATER’S MILL FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT!
Prater’s Mill offers a unique outdoor, rural setting and one-of-a-kind atmosphere for your event such as birthday parties, weddings, corporate picnics, family reunions, etc. Reservations are required and fees must be paid in full prior to use. CLICK HERE for more details!