Explore Augusta's Sports & Outdoors
Mild temperatures year-round means exciting adventures year-round. Water or land, mountain biking or paddle boarding, we’ve got something for every adventurer.
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. Spring and Fall "Trail Talk" walks and "Pedals Thru the Past" rides add to understanding and enjoyment. Kayakers can enjoy the natural and urban scenery as well, with several points available for put-in.
Located on 1100 acres with 14 miles of biking and hiking trails, and just minutes from downtown Augusta, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park offers visitors the chance to see a variety of wildlife such as Blue Heron, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Otter, Alligator and the elusive Bobcat in their natural setting. In addition to annual events like Family Camping Night, Phinizy also offers monthly guided hikes, children's activities and yoga.