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.

Augusta Canal National Heritage

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.


Phinizy Swamp & Nature Park

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.


Sacred Heart Garden Festival

Sacred Heart Garden Festival brings three days of garden tours, special speakers and events, and an array of plants and garden decor in the market to Sacred Heart Cultural Center.