Nesmith Preserve (via Starr’s Mill High School)

Location: Central Georgia
Trip Starts: Football Stadium
Trip Ends: Football Stadium
Total Distance: 1.2 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Trails Used: Starr’s Mill Environmental Trail & Boardwalk
Trail Traffic: Light
Trip Type: Day HIke
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Nesmith Preserve
Starr’s Mill High School
101 Panther Path
Fayetteville, GA 30215
(770) 486-7774

Starr's Mill Environmental Trailhead

The property that became Starr’s Mill was owned by Hananiah Gilcoat who build the first mill here before his death in 1825. Hillard Starr who owned the mill on Whitewater Creekfrom 1866 to 1879 gave the site its current name.

The Nesmith Preserve is accessed at the left side of the Starr’s Mill High School football fields and provides access to the Starr’s Mill Environmental Trail & Boardwalk. On this hike, I combined some of the trail with a loop around the high school. The trail itself has a mix of boardwalk and dirt trail that passes through an occasionally swampy area. There is plenty of wildlife to see in the Preserve and don’t be surprised to see a snake or two – especially in the warmer months.

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