North Augusta is well-known for its rail-to-trail greenway, a 7-plus mile paved pathway designated a National Recreation Trail. While it may be the marquee outdoor attraction in town, it’s just one of an incredible array of recreational offerings sure to please anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors.
Here are some of North Augusta’s best recreational amenities:
North Augusta Greeneway – Named after Thomas Greene, the mayor who was instrumental in its creation, the multipurpose trail was built on the right of way of a Norfolk Southern railroad that traveled through town along the Savannah River.
More than 7 miles in length, the trail traverses a beautiful hardwood forest, taking visitors over creeks, past neighborhoods and through tunnels on its way to the riverfront. Among its unique features are a 180-foot pedestrian bridge and a flatbed railcar that serves as a bridge crossing over Crystal Creek.
Brick Pond Park – A restored wetlands area, the 40-acre park features ponds and waterfalls, picnic tables and benches, a fishing dock, a plant identification trail and a wildlife viewing pavilion. Some 110 species of birds have been spotted in the preserve, along with the occasional alligator and river otter.
Boeckh Park – If you ride the riverfront extension of the Greeneway, you’ll come across this little gem along the banks of the river. In the spring, its beds are filled with blooming flowers, providing a stunning spot for a picnic lunch. The park also offers a floating dock and a wood and brick pavilion with a fireplace and bench seating.
Riverview Park – This amazing community complex features just about any recreational amenity you could desire, including baseball, softball and soccer fields, an 18-hole disc golf course, a large playground, tennis courts and ample green space for a casual game of touch football or Frisbee throwing.
And then there’s the Activities Center, offering more ways to get fit and have fun. It features basketball courts, racquetball courts, a workout room with cardio and strength-training equipment, an arts and crafts room and a four-lane indoor track for walking and running.
Parks, parks and more parks – North Augusta’s parks and rec facilities include more than a dozen parks, including one designated especially for pooches. Park amenities include a butterfly garden, barbecue grills, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, picnic tables and a splash pad.
North Augusta Boat Ramp – Traveling with your own boat? You can put in here to cruise the Savannah River. It’s also a great spot to cast a line. A floating dock, restrooms and picnic tables are available.
The River Golf Club – Set along the banks of the Savannah River, this Jim Fazio-designed 18-hole course offers a fantastic layout with Ultradwarf Bermudagrass, numerous lakes, wetlands, dramatic bunkers and spectacular scenery.
Mount Vintage Golf Club – A Tom Jackson-designed course, it features 27 holes perfectly fitted to the area’s beautiful topography. Challenging and fun, it offers something for every level of golfer.