Buford home owners go hiking and biking.The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (EHC) is a great place for Buford home owners to go for a day enjoying nature. The system of trails has a variety of surfaces, from paved to mulched to slate. Some paths are great for a slow saunter, while others offer a great challenge for the walkers, runners, and cyclists who visit. Dogs are welcome to take a sniff around, too, as long as they are leashed. Ivy Creek winds through the woods, and some trails even lead to the Mall of Georgia.

Buford home owners can take on a great physical challenge on the Treetop Quest, which is made up of zip lines, monkey bridges, and and swings. It’s two and a half hours of fun physical activity.

Gwinnett EHC also strives to educate visitors on the importance of water in our community and how our usage habits have a far-reaching impact. Get an education in water conservation at the Water Wise exhibit, then learn about how water has been viewed through the centuries at Water Ways.

The Center brings history to life in its heritage sites. Visit the McDaniel Farm, the Lawrenceville Female Seminary, or the Freeman’s Mill, among others. Visitors will get a strong sense of the development of the town of Buford over the years.

Gwinnett EHC is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the last Sunday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. The trails are open from dawn to dusk. Be sure to go to Gwinnett EHC online to see a current schedule of events or the plan a group tour.