15th Anniversary Trail Walk at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
November 6, 2014
On Saturday, August 23rd, we held our Community Walk at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (CEWC) to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Newton Trails' first major trail project. Shortly after being founded in 1997, Newton Trails helped establish this five-mile multi-purpose trail at CEWC. Participants of all ages--our youngest was only two years old--hit the trail early to avoid the heat and humidity. After a short hike up a path, we hit the multi-use trail and were blessed with a lovely, five-mile shaded loop through the woods.
The event also honored the accomplishments of our board member David Waller, who formerly was head of the Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s Wildlife Division. David has been with Newton Trails since its inception and has been instrumental in helping the development of our trails. In appreciation of David and Newton Trails' work in creating the multi-use trail CEWC set up our Community Walk as a no-charge program, which allowed all Newton Trails participants to use the trails for free. Usually a Georgia Outdoor Recreational Pass (GORP) is required to use the trails on CEWC property.
We had an excellent turnout with many first-timers and enjoyed spending the morning with fellow trail enthusiasts! If you haven't checked out the trails at Charlie Elliott, take advantage of the Fall weather and pay them a visit. The multi-use CEWC trail is a wonderful place to hike, walk, jog, ride horses or simply wander!