Lassiter Mill Park is a hidden gem of a park. It is located inside the belt line at the intersection of Lassiter Mill Rd & Lassiter Falls Circle and is home to a beautiful dam where Crabtree Creek flows through. You can see remnants of the old working mill on the far side of the creek. There is also a plaque with information about the mill on the bank of the water.
This is a great spot to bring a picnic lunch and eat in the open fields or on one of the few picnic tables. For the adventurers, shimmy down the rocky stairs for a closer view of the water. I wouldn’t recommend doing this with a baby unless you have a helper (thanks Bill). There are also plenty of spots for fishing and signs along the water displaying fishing rules and regulations.
Parking is rather limited so come early.
After you’ve finished exploring the park, walk on the paved path towards Lassiter Mill Road and make a left. After the bridge, cross the street where you’ll find access to the Crabtree Creek Trail, which is perfect for biking, walking, or running. We walked for about a mile on this paved section and then had a picnic on one of the many benches along the greenway. There is an open field with picnic tables but we weren’t up to pushing the stroller through medium-height grass. Along the way we also walked over a beautiful bridge that would make for great photo ops!
Thumbs up: beautiful scenery, walking trails, picnic/photo ops
Thumbs down: access to dam