The Big Creek Greenway In Cumming Ga/ Forsyth County Ga


Posted by Atlanta HomeStore Team on Sep 14, 2015 in News

The Big Creek Greenway In Cumming Ga/ Forsyth County Ga

In the last few years a wonderful natural resource has become available to those who life in and around Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cumming, Ga. An 8-12 foot wide walking/biking trail has started being developed along the banks of Big Creek. Currently there are two sections open and available for use. The lower 8 mile section stretches from Old Alabama Road on the south to Marconi Drive on the north. Then the upper 6.3 mile section picks up at McFarland Road and continues along to its current northern terminus at Bethel View Road. The trail generally runs along the path of Big Creek, a major collector stream for the Chattahoochee River. It eventually joins the river just north of Roswell Road. Spaced along the trail at various intersections with roads are small parks with generous parking and restroom facilities.

The trail was built to provide residents of North Fulton and Forsyth a place to get out and get close to nature. The paved pathway is connected at places along the way with wooden bridges and footpaths. These raised sections not only keep the path dry but also help prevent it from being a detriment to the local wildlife that calls the creek banks and wetlands home. Whether the user is a dedicated runner practicing for a marathon or a couple out for an early evening stroll, the Greenway allows them an extended place in which to stretch their legs. The popularity of the trail system has been overwhelming. Folks in large numbers are constantly enjoying the park system.

When it is completed it could stretch for as much as 35 miles. Currently the upper and lower sections are connected by a series of sidewalks and streets through lower Forsyth County and the Windward area. Forsyth County is hard at work constructing a 7 mile addition from the Bethel View parking facility to the Sawnee Mountain Nature Center on Spot Road. County officials are hopeful to complete that segment by 2013. Once the entire Greenway is complete, it will be possible to walk from a mountain top looking north into the Blue Ridge Mountains all the way to the banks of the Chattahoochee River above Morgan Falls.

Regardless of when the project is complete, home buyers who buy a home in Cumming, Ga. will benefit from this excellent resource. For more information on how to buy a home in Cumming, Georgia check the many options at

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