Celebrate Macon’s nature, history and community during Trails Day

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A view of an Indian mound with an entrance made of logs.
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. Photo by Matthew Smith

As summer approaches and the days get longer, it’s the perfect time to immerse yourself in Macon’s natural beauty and rich history. One way to do that is by celebrating Trails Day on June 3. Trails Day is dedicated to highlighting our incredible trail system and showing community support for the preservation and expansion of these outdoor treasures. Did you know Macon has over 13 miles of trails?

With scenic trails throughout Macon, there is absolutely something for everyone. From hikers and nature lovers to runners, bicyclists and commuters, the trails are open spaces for our entire community. One of the crown jewels is the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, which winds its way through the heart of our city, connecting several parks and natural areas like Amerson River Park, historic Riverside Cemetery and the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park.

Did you know that the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park is a potential candidate for America’s next national park? Just minutes from downtown Macon, the rich cultural heritage and archaeological significance of this site make it a strong contender to be Georgia’s first national park.

Four ways to celebrate Trails Day

Come out to Amerson River Park: Mark your calendar for 9 a.m.-noon June 3, and bring your friends, family and bicycles to Amerson River Park for a free event that promises a fun-filled day with a bike rodeo, bike giveaways and more. Let’s come together as a community and celebrate the beauty of our trails.

Get active: Hop on a new or familiar trail in Macon and indulge in outdoor activities that invigorate your body and mind. Whether it’s biking, running, walking or skating, our trail system offers a variety of options for you and your family to enjoy. Discover the hidden gems and breathtaking views waiting to be explored.

Connect and share: Capture your Trails Day adventures and share them with us on social media. Tag @bikewalkmacon or @newtownmacon and use the hashtag #TrailsDayMACON. Let’s inspire others to join in and experience the wonders of Macon’s trail system. You can stay updated on the Trails Day fun by following NewTown Macon on Instagram, Linkedin and Facebook

Make a Donation: Help NewTown Macon and Bike Walk Macon maintain and develop the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail by making a contribution to NewTown Macon’s Ocmulgee Heritage Trail construction fund. Your support furthers trail expansion and enables NewTown to activate exciting projects along the trail, ensuring it’s accessible and safe for all.

 

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