Our hike on June 12th is at Factory Shoals Park

June 11, 2019

On Wednesday, June 12, our hike is at Factory Shoals Park in the southern part of Newton County

 

Plan to meet at 8:00 a.m. at the park located at 450 Newton Factory Bridge Rd., Covington, GA.

 

To get there go south on Hwy. 36 from downtown Covington.   Make a left on Newton Factory Bridge Rd.   The entrance is on the right just before the bridge crossing the Alcovy River.


We will be hiking along major shoals as the Alcovy empties into Lake Jackson, seeing the ruins of one of America's largest centers of manufacturing in the early 1800's, and walking by the cemetery as well as on a dirt road along the Alcovy River.

 

Hike contact - Greg 678-778-0136.

 

  • Distance from Covington: 12 miles

  • Start:  450 Newton Factory Bridge Rd., Covington, GA

  • Directions: Click here for map

  • Hike distance: About three miles

  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate with some short steep climbs

  • Trail surface: Unpaved

  • Canine Compatibility: Yes

  • Nearest Town: Covington

  • Fees and Permits: $2

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