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Sprint Over to Our Newton Trails for National Running Day

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Each year, on the first Wednesday of June, marathon runners and jogging enthusiasts alike celebrate National Running Day. It’s a great way to stay in shape as well as a wonderful pastime for social connections and exercising in a group of peers. We are fortunate in Newton County to have a great network of local pathways that have been developed so our residents and visitors can enjoy walking, biking, or running, all while enjoying the outdoors and beautiful local scenery our area has to offer.

Last month, the team behind our local Newton Trails celebrated a ribbon cutting and unveiling of the newest addition to the trail network, the Cricket Frog Rail Trail. Our local Central of Georgia Railway has recently been de-commissioned, and many sections of the tracks were transformed into the 14.9 mile “Rail Trail” that encompasses this new feature.


“We're proud to be highlighting a lesser-known, native species found in wetland areas along the trail corridor,” cites Newton Trails in a recent article about the name of this new trail addition.

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In addition to the Cricket Frog Rail Trail, these trails have a wide network of running or walking paths that provide a different bit of scenery in each area. Within the gauntlet of local trails, you can choose to take a run for National Running Day in Downtown Covington, scenic Lake Varner or Turner Lake, historic, collegiate Oxford or historic Porterdale, as well as rural Mansfield. We’re excited about the continued development on these trails, and hope you love them as much as we do. Tell us about your favorite stretches of these trails, or share your great local “jogging” story with us! 

*Photos provided by the Newton Trails Facebook Page.

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