Wednesday October 4th, 2023 10:12AM

White’s Mill Park nature trail officially open in Winder

By Logan Landers Anchor/Reporter


City of Winder leaders and local officials cut the ribbon on Thursday afternoon for White’s Mill Park nature trail.

Mayor David Maynard, who cut the ribbon, was joined by Councilmembers Shannon Hammond, Kobi Kilgore, Sonny Morris, Travis Singley and Jimmy Terrell.

The 2.3-mile trail, which is located off State Route 53 and Sims Road, was formerly the home of a grist mill located near Cedar Creek over 100 years ago.

Patricia Stallings, who now serves on the City’s Historic Preservation Commission, gave a brief history of the historic area which was once a gathering spot for the community.

As the trail is currently marked with fluorescent tape along the trees, trail seekers will need to be mindful of crevasses and steep climbs approaching the Cedar Creek overlook.

The trail’s posted rules call attention to important safety information for citizens who decide to walk, run or bike as the path is open to all non-motorized vehicles.

Officially open from dawn until dusk, no artificial lights run along the route in order to keep the trail as natural as possible. 

In the coming months additional paint will be applied to the trees marking the route.

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