Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

Enjoy the Augusta Canal on foot, by bicycle, canoe or kayak. Fish from the banks, watch for wildlife or relax on a guided tour aboard a replica canal cargo boat.

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM - 5 PM

Hours of Operation
  • Monday Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Monday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Tuesday Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Wednesday Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Thursday Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Thursday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Friday Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Friday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Saturday Opening Time: 9:30 AM
  • Saturday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Sunday Opening Time: 1 PM
  • Sunday Closing Time: 5 PM

Music Cruise - "Henry Wynn"

  • Savannah Rapids Park

Folk/ Bluegrass, Americana. Bring your picnic & beverages of choice to enjoy an evening on the Augusta Canal!

Waterside Yoga

  • Lake Olmstead Trailhead

The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area and The Yoga Center offer free yoga classes overlooking the waters of the canal. 
The Yoga Center’s certified instructors will lead the class through simple stretches and postures, appropriate for anyone – new to yoga or experienced.  The mission of The Yoga Center is to make yoga available to every  body, regardless of age, weight, shape, challenges, or experience. 
The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is a public resource open for all to enjoy. Donations to help protect, preserve and maintain the Heritage Area will be accepted.

Find Your Park Festival

  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

It’s three celebrations in one! The day-long festival will not only celebrate the National Park Service's Centennial and the 20th anniversary Augusta Canal’s National Heritage Area designation, but also marks the official opening of the heritage area’s newest trail and trailhead.

Learn about the many improvments made to the Augusta Canal since it's designation as a National Heritage area, the history and environmental significance of the area and the recreational opportunites available throughout the Canal's water and land trails.

A ribbon cutting for the new Mill Village trail will be followed by bike and foot races. Other recreational activities and demonstrations throughout the day include kayaking, paddle boarding, disc golfing, and fishing. Exhibit booths lining the new trail will offer an array of information on topic ranging from bird watching to geo-caching.

Food trucks, history walks with costumed characters, live music and a trolley tour of the heritage area’s mill district are planned. Other activities may include water quality testing, pet adoption, dog agility classes, a pet parade, and a stroller promenade.

Canal Trail Talk- "What trees give us the best fall colors?"

  • Lock Keeper's Cottage at Savannah Rapids Park

Sid Mullis, the coordinator of the UGA Extension Service for Richmond County, will teach you about the fall foliage in the area.