We envision a healthy, vibrant, prosperous community connected to one another, to nature, to our history, and to daily life through a system of greenway trails.
Covington Century Ride Raises Funds for Newton Trails
Covington Century Ride Director Charlotte Kuehn (second from left) presents Newton Trails board members with $3,903.86 raised by the ride held in early August. Organized by the Southern Bicycle League (SBL), the charity bicycle ride benefited Newton Trails and two local animal rescue organizations: Pound Puppies ‘n Kittens and Hometown Animal Rescue. Accepting for Newton Trails are (left to right) Chairman Florian Pohl, Secretary Sara Vinson, and board member Christian Camfield. Expressing gratitude on behalf of rescued animals everywhere is Harvey the dog (third from left). Over the past two years, SBL has contributed $10,800 to Newton Trails through the Covington Century event. Those funds have been used to purchase amenities for the Eastside Trail, such as trash cans, recycle bins, and benches.
Check Out Covington's Eastside Trail on RTC's TrailLink Website
Visit the Rails to Trails Conservancy's TrailLink website today to view and interactive map, photos, and information about the Eastside Trail.
We're Movin' On Up on the Eastside
As the recently completed Eastside Trail in Covington continues to receive rave reviews, Newton Trails Board Member Maurice Carter gives you some tips in his Trail Talk Blog for what you can do to ensure this trail is only the start of even greater things to come. Read up, speak up, and let's keep this thing rolling!
With Friends Like You, There's No Limit to What We Can Create
Check the Join Us page to find out how you can become a member of Newton Trails and help us create more great greenways like the new Eastside Trail in Covington.
To see how important trails and active outdoor recreation choices are to public health, one need look no further than Minneapolis-St. Paul and the 100+ miles of paved trails that helped make it the healthiest city in America. Read about it in the Trail Talk Blog.
As the State of Georgia and Newton County continue to lag the nation in recovering from recession, most economists agree our region must rethink strategies for growth and economic health. In the Trail Talk Blog, Maurice Carter makes the case for greenway trails as an essential element in Newton County's toolbox for competing in the 21st Century economy.
Speaking of Trails
Building a greenway trail system requires a community working together with a vision, commitment, and clear understanding of who, what, why, where, when, and how. Signs, columns, and letters are not the answer. Dialog is the answer. We love talking with people about how walking and biking trails can benefit our community. Let us know when we can come talk to your group by filling out this speaker request form.