In honor of March 20th being the first day of spring, we are bringing you 10 things to do this spring is Covington. Grab your sun glasses and your camera, it’s time to have some fun in the sun in the Hollywood of the South©.
Walking is a great thing for all ages and also very healthy was to spend an afernoon. Studies show that walking improves your mood, balance, and coordination as well as strengthens your bones and muscles. If you’re looking for a healthy activity to do this spring, take a walk on one of Covington’s various trails. Two of Covington’s main trails are the Eastside Trail and Lake Varner Trail. Newton County trails provide a safe place to ride a bike, a new route for your run or an unpaved path on our current network of beautiful, family-friendly, multi-use trails that foster health, fitness and love of the outdoors.
2. Walk of Stars
If you’re more of a tourist type person who likes to sight see and take selfies, visit the Covington Walk of Stars. Tourists and locals alike can see the pavers honoring productions that have filmed in Covington and learn about the movies and actors who have shaped the film history of Covington. Perhaps more importantly…take some amazing selfies on our Hollywood “back lot”. The Walk of Stars is located right on the sidewalks of the Covington Square. There are over 35 pavers lining downtown Covington, with more to be added. The Covington Walk of Starts is a self-guided attraction that is free to enjoy.
4. The Fly Trap
6. Factory Shoals Recreation Park
This beautiful nature park, situated along the Alcovy River in the southern portion of Newton County, contains over 450-acres. The park is a haven for picnickers, fishermen, campers, swimmers, hikers, rafters and nature lovers.
7. Lake Varner / Cornish Creek Reservoir
The Cornish Creek Reservoir offers a natural setting to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Lake Varner Park offers opportunities for fishing, having a picnic, or just enjoying nature and watching wildlife. The main function of Newton County Water Resources and the Cornish Creek Reservoir is to ensure a safe, abundant, and high quality drinking water supply for the residents of Newton and Walton Counties. Newton County Water Resources also manages the Cornish Creek Reservoir and the Lake Varner park facilities to provide enjoyment and recreation for area citizens and visitors.
8. Turner Lake Park
Turner Lake Park has everything from fishing, relaxing, sports and more! It has three miles of paved and unpaved trails, a beautiful , and the . The Complex has four state of the art softball fields that are easy to access. They also offer a golf range, baseball fields, opportunities to play basketball and cheerleading! This complex, spanning 158 acres, is also the perfect spot for kayaking families.
Covington has two convenient golf courses that are ready for use. The Oaks Golf Course is located conveniently 2 minutes from I-20, exit 88 and is set beneath beautiful, graceful oaks in the heart of historic Covington. Ashton Hills’ pristine fairways and jaw-dropping greens are just the beginning of what you can expect to see during your visit. Their Desmond Muirhead designed facility brings you eighteen of the finest holes in golf.
10. Square Park
From shopping to dinning, or just sitting on a bench under a tree reading a good book, the Square is the perfect place. The Covington Square sits in the heart of downtown Covington. Be sure to enjoy the luncheon concerts every Thursday in May!