Welcome to "VisitRoswellGA", a monthly newsletter highlighting the great things happening in the city of Roswell with its Modern Spirit and Southern Soul. Roswell is an oasis of Southern hospitality full of local events, attractions, festivals, restaurants and more. For information regarding leisure activities and tourism in Roswell or the Roswell Visitors Center please visit www.VisitRoswellGA.com
ModernSpiritSong
The Chattahoochee River and its tributaries are  
treasures for the City of Roswell.   
   
Special thanks to GRAMMY award recipient, song writer, musician and vocalist, Blue Miller, for writing, singing and producing this song for us.
Check out our new fun video and see what you think.   
 
Sing along with the lyrics!
We come from a long line
Of good friends and good times
Centuries of history
A star in the South that shines
You can hear it
You can feel the new and old
Modern Spirit and Southern Soul

FishingFly Fishing in Roswell
Dutch Earle is the past President of the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Vice Presi dent of the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited, and on the Board of Directors of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. When Dutch moved to Roswell, he selected a subdivision on Riverside Road, across the street from the Chattahoochee River where the Georgia Department of Natural Resources stock trout on a regular basis. He quickly developed "a passion and an interest" for fly fishing. We asked Dutch about the sport in Roswell.  
 
What makes fly fishing so unique?
You can use a fly rod to catch just about any type of fish, though trout fishing and fly fishing go
hand in hand. Dutch says "fly fishing brings people to some of the most beautiful places in the
world" and it is a challenge to tie flies that "match the hatch" of the many invertebrates on the
river.
 
What draws people to fly fishing in the Chattahoochee?
It is not necessary to go into the North Georgia Mountains because we have a unique and
productive trout stream running through Roswell. In fact, the "Hooch" has experienced natural
reproduction of Brown Trout for the past dozen years and the DNR predominately stocks it with
Rainbow Trout. That says volumes about the good health of the river. An unlimited amount of people can fish in the Chattahoochee. From Buford Dam at Lake Lanier down to South of Atlanta, there are around 38 river miles of designated trout water.
 
Who can learn to fly fish?
People of all ages can fly fish! Dutch says "we encourage youth to get involved." Roswell High School has an active fly fishing club and Trout Unlimited provides orientation through structured programs and demonstrations throughout the community. The best place to start is to attend the local Trout Unlimited meetings and other events and meet some of the many members who are happy and willing to work with beginners.
 
What do you need to begin fly fishing?
Dutch says "equipment can be very specialized and expensive," but you don't need a lot of equipment to start out.
A combination fly rod kit from a local sporting goods store is inexpensive and will do the job.
 
The Chattahoochee River is the perfect place to fly fish for beginners and pros alike. Trout Unlimited named it a Blue Ribbon trout stream, making it one of the top 100 streams in America! Kayaking and fly fishing out of the kayak is also a fun activity for the entire family to enjoy! 
 
For more information on fly fishing in Roswell, visit www.ucctu.org .
 
TrilogySouthern Trilogy Giveaway
The "Southern Trilogy", Roswell's Historic House Museums - Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation - are open to the public for visits and exploration. Closely situated as neighbors in the historic town of Roswell, each home has its own cultural bounty to share and its own part of the Southern Trilogy Story to tell. Majestic trees and grounds, an antebellum garden, and stately homes filled with memorabilia, have withstood the test of time and tell stories that are as unique as the manors themselves.
 
ENTER A DRAWING TO WIN two free passes to the Southern Trilogy House Museums - drawings are every month! Click here to register.

Ambassador
Tourism Ambassador Program
Visit Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau has created a Tourism Ambassador Program that fosters a Roswell-wide culture of exceptional service and welcoming citizenry!
 
Participants in the program, who must be Roswell residents, or the owners or employees of Roswell businesses, will gain a better understanding of the overall Roswell community. When the Ambassadors complete the one-day program, they will be able to share Roswell's hospitality with others! They will learn what attracts visitors to Roswell, the fun things to see and do, and why Roswell is the city with Modern Spirit and Southern Soul. For more information, visit here.
 
Roswe ll Tourism Ambassadors
The June 2017 Ambassador class (pictured here) brings us to a total of 32 official Roswell Tou rism Ambassadors helping spread the word about Good Times in
Roswell, GA.
We invite you to join us! We will be announcing new dates but feel free to let us know you if you wish to be added to the list to receive information.


MaxM eet Max! Roswell Visitors Center's Best Friend

This wonderful golden husky with beautiful blue eyes is always a welcomed guest at the Roswell Visitors Center. 
 
When he enters with a friendly greeting of "woof," he immediately receives an extra large Milk Bone. He doesn't forget to show his appreciation with a high five!
 
Adopted from a rescue as a puppy, he recently turned 10 years old. Max and his owner are fortunate to have found each other.
 
Many of the restaurateurs, shops and businesses in the Historic District have made friends with this loveable dog. In fact, every Friday, Max is treated to salmon (the cooked tail not served to customers) by a local eatery on Canton Street.  Being an Alaskan Husky, this treat is especially nice for him.

Max and his best friend walk over 6 miles a day, and we hear that two of his favorite places are Vickery Creek and the Chattahoochee River. Look for Max when you are out and about in Roswell!
 

Stop by the Visitors Center at 617 Atlanta Street
and plan your visit to the city with

GhostTours

Ghost To
urs 
Move over Roswell, New Mexico! Roswell could be home to your next paranormal adventure. Roswe ll Ghost Tours is owned and operated by experienced paranormal investigators who appear on television and radio and as guest lecturers and consultants. Grand Greek reviv al mansions and humble mill worker's apartments are some of the haunted sites you'll see on this mile of easy walking. Ghost tours are year-ro und so there's no waiting until October to get your paranormal fix. For more information click here.





HotelsHotels in Roswell 
Organizing a group trip to Roswell, GA? You're in luck.  

Whether it is a wedding, family reunion, girls or guys trip, field trip or business trip, Roswell, GA is the place to visit. However, every successful get-away should be enjoyable and affordable. Roswell has nearly a dozen hotels, including several national brand hotel chains. The Best Western Plus and La Quinta were recently renovated,Holiday Inn is currently in the process of a complete renovation,while Comfort Suites changed its name to Country Inn & Suites. Three new hotels are being built: Home2 Suites, Springhill Suites and a boutique hotel located just off Canton Street. Find something to suit every taste and budget. All Roswell hotels offer free parking and most have free shuttles to the historic district. The Visitors Center staff can assist planners of weddings, reunions and business events with group room blocks and rates. They even offer free welcome bags for out of town guests staying in a Roswell hotel. For more information, visit 
  here.
 
 
CrazyLove Crazy Love Coffee
One of the newest additions to the vibrant Canton Street area is Crazy Love Coffee House! The renovated house opened in May and has been hugely popular. The mission of Crazy Love is to provide a friendly gathering place committed to sharing the love of God and the love of coffee. With spacious seating and a wide menu including various coffees and teas, breakfasts, and salads, as well as all kinds of waffles, Crazy Love has a lot to offer. The coffee house also sells products around the store, such as shirts, jewelry, and dry goods. Come visit Crazy Love Coffee House Monday-Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information, visit here.
 
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Six Free & Fun Things to enjoy.
Roswell is full of exciting free activities. Here are a few...
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Roswell, GA is all about Southern hospitality, we would love for you to meet the wonderful people at the Visit Roswell CVB and Visitors Center.

Stop by when you get a chance, and they will help you fall in love with Roswell, GA.
 
For questions on what Roswell has to offer, please feel free to contact the Visitors Center at the number below:
Roswell Visitors Center
770-640-3253 or 800-776-7935
 
UpcomingEventsUpcoming August Events 
 
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