This is the tenth post in a series of posts this December that will chronicle the 25 things we would most like to see in Roswell. None of these are actually happening... at least in the way we'd like them to. Please enjoy and have a happy holidays!
This is kind of a dream item on my wishlist that I'm sure a ton of people would hate to see here in Roswell. However, it is my wishlist and this is what I want. I'm convinced that a canopy/zip-line tour of the national recreation area and Vickery Creek from the Mill down to Riverside Park would be a big success. The other location that I can think of would be at the Chattahoochee Nature Center but I think the Mill location would be a bigger draw and tie in more business and recreation into the historic district.
Here's how I can see it operating. Ticket booths at both locations.. the Mill and Riverside park and run a shuttle back and forth. There would be a guided zip line, canopy tour and hike from the Mill all the way down to Riverside Park (I have a better less realistic location but that's for another post). If done right, it could expose people to a number of Roswell's lesser known gems (Mill Park, Mill Village, Vickery Creek, rock climbing at Allenbrook and the beautiful national recreation area) all on the way down the zip line.. This could be a regional draw if done right and increase tax revenue while having a synergistic effect on local restaurants, retail and cultural sites.
I'm sure the permitting, insurance, and other processes would be brutal and I'm not signing up for them but if someone likes this idea, I'd be more than happy to give my $0.02.
image: baxterclaus @ flickr