Cochran Mills Park and Nature Center is another one of those dates that makes for the perfect full day date. The park offers up excellent well shaded picnic areas, a covered picnic pavilion, grilling equipment, and if you have young children joining you on your date the park offers a really nice playground area.
The biggest highlight of Cochran Mills is the hiking opportunities. There are several interconnecting trails that add up to around 4 miles of nice wilderness hiking. The hiking scenery is excellent. Along your hike, you will encounter large rock outcrops, three waterfalls, and the remnants of the old Cochran Mill.
The first and largest waterfall is less than a mile into the hike from the parking area, which makes perfect if you’re just after a short easy hike with nice scenery. There are two entry points, one from the nature center, and the other from the picnic large pavilion parking area.
The nature center has nature exhibits including some live reptiles. The nature center also offers canoeing in a small lake. The nature center is a large log cabin; with a nice outdoor partially covered deck with rocking chairs, and a nice picnic table on the deck overlooking the small lake.
The park also has equestrian trails where riders can bring their horses to trot around some 600 plus acres of forest trails.
So put this on your list of Atlanta Dating Ideas as a excellent place to spend a full day with that someone special, and don’t forget your camera, you will love the photo opportunities available here.
Cochran Mills Nature Center:
6300 Cochran Mill Road
Palmetto, GA 30265