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Places to Escape in Newton County

Is all this fresh, spring air giving you cabin fever? Do you just feel the need to get out and be free? Do you just got to move!? Well, then let’s go! Let’s get out and move about Newton County, because we’re showing you the best places to escape when you just need a break. Covington has some excellent spots to run away to, whether you want to relax by the water, or blaze the trails on bike or horseback. We even found a hidden gem of a day spa, for when the adventure ends and the pampering begins. Take a look and find your unique oasis, right here in Covington, Georgia.

 

places to escapeOur first location is for those who want to run (or walk) away. Newton Trails is a peaceful patch of woodland trails that stretch for miles. The Trails originally began in the 1990's when a committed group of local residents began advocating for a trail system from Atlanta to Augusta. They registered as a nonprofit organization called Newton County Trails-Path Foundation, Inc. and successfully secured grant funds to build a 4.7 mile, soft-surface, multi-use trail at the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center south of Mansfield. Today, the Newton Trails serve as a safe and convenient location for runners and bikers to enjoy the great outdoors. Sounds like the escape you need? Check out the Newton Trails website for information about group bike rides and running groups!


places to escapeBecause it’s located right in the middle of the Newton Trails, your next visit should be to the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center: The 6,400-acre Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, offers a variety of activities and programs and is a great place to try your hand at a new hobby. This beautiful area is centrally located in the state in a beautiful wooded setting near Mansfield, Georgia, making it easily accessible from Atlanta, Athens and Macon. The Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center offers hunting, guided and solo hiking, biking, an archery range, horseback riding, and camp spots for picnicking and camping and is the perfect spot to escape to the great outdoors.

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 Are you the type that likes to disappear into a great album? If you need music to soothe your nerves, then check out the events going on at Legion Field.  Legion Field will play host to the first annual Mill St. Music Festival on April 30th. The festival will feature rock and roll legends Drivin’ and Cryin’ and is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Plus, the stage will be graced by some of Covington’s finest local artists and musicians as well. 


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And, when the music stops and the outdoor adventures are over, pamper yourself to a local retreat at Charmed Salon Spa Boutique. If you are looking to wind down and relax, Charmed offers a wide range of massage therapy, skin care and nail services. We highly recommend the deep tissue massage; it’s so relaxing that you won’t want to leave!

So, go ahead. Take a vacation day, play hooky, and get outside! Escape to an outdoorsman’s paradise at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Or dance the night away on April 30th, at the Mill St. Music Festival ft. Drivin’ and Cryin’. Whatever you need to do to escape those cabin fever blues, Covington, Georgia is the place for you!

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