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2428 Main St. East
Snellville, GA 30078

Collinswood of Aldergate

Collinswood of Aldersgate is a universally accessible retreat and recreation center on Lake Oconee. Aldersgate received this property in the mid-1990's. Starting from scratch and assisted by donations of money, time, and talents from within and outside of the United Methodist Church, Collinswood is today a very special place, a wonderful reality.

At Collinswood, there are two cottages that will each sleep 20 persons. Each cottage has bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas and modified kitchen facilities designed for wheelchair access. Wilder Hall, the dining and meeting facility, provides a full kitchen with commercial equipment as well as ample seating for 60+ persons. All indoor facilities are heated and air conditioned for year around use.

Near the cottages are a spacious covered open air pavilion with a fireplace, basketball, volleyball, and shuffleboard courts, and an open meadow area for other games and activities. The nature trail, a ramp, winds down through the woods just as any other nature trail does. The trail and a paved driveway lead to a lakefront picnic area with gazebo, bathhouses, a lakefront fire pit, and an accessible fishing dock.

Collinswood is available for day and overnight retreat use. Please click forms for information and to register for use of the facilities. We invite you to come and experience Collinswood.

Collinswood continues to grow and expand. To help make continued growth a reality, click donation to make a donation to Collinswood. Your gifts will assist us as we increase our capacity and maintain this uniquely accessible facility.

Directions To Collinswood:

From Atlanta, take I-20 E to Exit #121, Buckhead (GA). It is the next exit past Madison. Turn left off of Exit 121 and go 1 mile into the town of Buckhead. At the T, turn right onto Parks Mill Road. From this point on, there are Collinswood directional signs at each turn. Go about 3 miles on Parks Mill Road, until you see Katy's Korner gas and convenience store on the left. Just beyond Katy's Korner, turn left onto Blue Springs Road and go about 1 mile. Turn right onto Swords Road. You will immediately see the Swords United Methodist Church. At the end of the block, turn left onto Fraction Bottom Road. Collinswood will be on your left in a short distance.

A view of the lake at Collinswood

Collinswood handi-cap acessible ramps allow anyone to enjoy the great outdoors!
map of CollinswoodOne of the cottages at Collinswood