Hikers, cyclists, and runners regularly head for the Augusta Canal’s wide, level towpath, once used by mules to pull canal boats to the Canal headgates. Additional trails into wooded and urban areas add variety to the outdoor experience. Pick up a trail map at the Augusta Canal Discovery Center or download a map here.
Spend Saturday morning browsing through produce and baked goods from Augusta's River Region. Shop for regionally crafted art, jewelry, home goods and more. Let the kids run through the giant fountain. Stroll down to the Riverwalk stage and enjoy live music and performances. And don't leave without trying the local cuisine from food trucks and vendors!
Downtown Augusta offers festivals, many events to include concerts and performing arts shows. Additionally, downtown has a plethora of restaurants, from causal to a more exquiste and diverse experience for all taste palates.
This 33 acre park is home to the Savannah Rapids Pavilion and the Historic Augusta
Canal Headgates. This newly developed area overlooks the picturesque Reed Creek Falls
as it flows into the Historic Augusta Canal. Walkers and joggers love the pedestrian
bridge that begins the 7.5 mile trail that takes you all the way to Augusta. Or you
may simply chose to sit along the banks of Reed Creek and listen to the water rushing
past. Picnic pavilions offer shade and a covered area to stop and rest or eat lunch.
Take a look at the videos below to see a bit of what Savannah Rapids can offer.
Catch a glimpse of turtles, fish, marsh rabbits, an astonishing array of birds and diverse botanical life along the miles of trails, boardwalks, and bridges through Phinizy. See a list of trails and features here.
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