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Located on 46 acres of ravine forest and historic past, this nature preserve's two miles of walking trails wind past a scenic creek with rocky shoals, spring seeps, mature trees, wildflowers, native plants, and a variety of animal life.

A Heritage Village has been created with four buildings original to the site and four landmark structures moved from nearby properties. This village and its related exhibit pieces provide an understanding of this area's proud rural heritage from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s.

Our Visitor Center houses animal exhibits of turtles, frogs, and snakes, and dioramas of native mammals and birds.

Grounds are open every day from 8am to dusk.

The Visitor Center is open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
closed on major holidays

There is no charge for entrance to the grounds.

A reminder of Nature Preserve rules

~ Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
~ No bikes or motorized vehicles are allowed on the nature trails.
~ Stay on the trails to avoid damage to the preserve's habitats.
~ Keep voices low so all can enjoy the Preserve's peaceful setting.

April 2014
8-11 Special Spring Break Activities
10 Camping & Backpacking 101
18 Ladyslippers in bloom
21 NEW Home School Class
22 Preschool Adventure
25 Preschool Adventure
Save the Date in May

Full 2014 Program Schedule

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featuring our NEW BUNNIES

April's program will be offered on two mornings
Tuesday, April 22
and Friday, April 25
Includes a short nature walk, craft, activity, and visit with a our new bunnies.
Friday class is now FULL
Tuesday class is now FULL
[more info and registration]

Ladyslippers are in bloom!

See if you can spot these native orchids along our trails.

These are rare, fragile flowers, so stay on the trails (and keep dogs on the trails) to avoid damaging blooming and emerging ladyslippers.

See Photos of happenings at Autrey Mill in our photo gallery

Audio Tour

Historic Buildings not open during your visit?
Try our new audio tour.

Autrey Mill is creating a cell phone audio tour in the Heritage Village [read more].

9770 Autrey Mill Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022
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Nature and Heritage Summer Camps !


  • 23 great camps
  • SEVEN camps are already FULL,
  • SIX camps are almost FULL (only 1-3 spots left)

so don't wait too long to register.

See the full 2014 camp schedule
See photos from 2013 Summer Camp

for April's HOME SCHOOL Class

NEXT Home School class is

Monday, April 21

The focus is "The Science of Growing Crops" and understanding what farmers need to consider in growing a successful crop. Through science experiments, hands-on activities, a nature hike, and visit to our Heritage Garden, students will investigate soil composition, fertilizers, composting, and more - plus learn about cotton farming in the 1800s.

[more info and registration]

An all-new homeschool curriculum provides an exciting learning experience developed to really engage students in the study of topics combining environmental studies, nature, heritage, and science.

New Animals!

We are very excited to introduce our newest animals at Autrey Mill - Penny and Lenny, now residing in our duck enclosure. 

Coming to Autrey Mill
Saturday, May 3
10am - 4pm

Featuring . . .

  • 10am-1pm: Birds of Prey with raptors from Amicalola Falls State Park
  • 1-4pm: Farmer Sue and her ArtBarn Crew from Morning Glory Farms with adorable barnyard animals
  • and many more activities [read more]
Proceeds from Wild Weekent help fund the care of our exhibited animals.