City of Covington Allocates $1 Million Towards Trail Paving

COVINGTON, Georgia – At a recent council meeting, the Covington City Council voted unanimously to allocate $1 million from the 2011 SPLOST towards paving the Cricket Frog Trail within the City's limits. Newton Trails holds a long-term lease on approximately 15 miles of the former Norfolk Southern Railroad right-of-way, including the portion which runs through the City of Covington. Newton Trails and the City have a formal agreement which allows the City to develop, build, and maintain a multi-use trail on the old rail bed. The City will pour concrete five-inches thick and 12-feet wide per Newton Trails' standard specifications. Paving will start at Emory Street, across from City Hall and pro

2020 Supporter Kick Off - Let's Get the Bridge Open !!

OPEN THE DRIED INDIAN CREEK BRIDGE! Total donations of $21,000 or 19% of project costs are requested from Newton Trails' supporters like you! These donations will help tear down the "bridge closed" sign at Dried Indian Creek Bridge on the Cricket Frog Trail in Covington. Newton Trails already has $80,000 or 74% of total project costs to repair and open the Dried Indian Creek Bridge which is located next to Covington City Hall right off Emory St. The Waterfall Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant and an anonymous donor gave $30,000 through the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta for this project. Smart Growth Newton County has issued a challenge grand and will contribute $7,000 or 6.5% of

Cricket Frog Trail

The Cricket Frog Trail runs from Washington Street, just inside the Covington city limits east of Porterdale, to Ziegler Road, just west of Newborn. The mostly-primitive trail travels through historic Covington, Starrsville and Mansfield and past scenic pastures and woodlands. The trail includes four trestle bridges in need of restoration. Closed to public access, the trestle bridges cross the following waterways:  Dried Indian Creek, the Alcovy River, West Bear Creek, and East Bear Creek. Click here for more info about the Cricket Frog Trail


February 25, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Covington, GA – Max is a German shepherd mixed breed dog. In November 2018, when fiancées Samantha Yost and Josh Feeney were looking to adopt a pet, Max was an owner-surrender in the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter. Yost and Feeney moved to Covington late last fall. She is an intern at Antares Group, a Conyers accounting firm. He is an engineer whose work brought them here. According to Yost, “It was obvious that Max’s previous owners showed their love with food and treats; the card on his pen listed his weight as ‘obese.’ The poor pup looked as though he had never been properly nourished or groomed.” She and Feeney had to wash their blackened hands aft

Oxford Trails

The Oxford Trail is a 1.2 mile, 8-foot-wide, concrete trail in the City of Oxford. We held a ribbon-cutting for the first segment on July 4, 2005 and added additional sections in 2007 and 2010. Developed by Newton Trails in partnership with the City of Oxford and Oxford College, the trail runs along wooded, undeveloped road rights of way behind the campus and along picturesque Turkey Creek. The trail features benches, a kiosk with information about native plants and animals, both forest and meadow habitats, and a large deck under the tree canopy behind Old Church that is perfect for picnics, outdoor education, and quiet reflection. The trail runs north to south between Stone Street and W.

Eastside Trails

Running from Chimney Park and the Newton County Library to Eastside High School, the Eastside Trail is a 2.5-mile, multi-use, greenway trail. Opened in early 2013, the 10-foot-wide concrete path begins off Ramsey Drive in Covington, on the west side of the Newton County Public Library. The first .6 miles meander through a woodland area behind the library and the Newton County Health Center. After winding gently though the woods over rolling terrain, the trail drops down to cross Martin St at the intersection with Hazelbrand Rd. The trail features four wooden boardwalk sections that traverse forest wetlands and a tunnel beneath the Covington Bypass Rd that allows pedestrians and cyclists to

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