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Things To Do In Georgia: Rivers And Water Trails in Newton County


When looking for exciting things to do in Georgia you may want to spend the morning on the Yellow River. You never know who you are going to meet when you step into a boat with a paddle, which is why it is such a popular tourist attraction in Georgia!

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I had set out to spend the morning, on the Yellow River with my son and to shoot a profile for the Georgia River Network, but it seems when you step into a boat with a paddle, you never know who you are going to meet.  I met with Gwyneth and this is what she had to say about rivers in Georgia.

Georgia Rivers and River Trails

According to Gwyneth, a lot of people are familiar with the concept of a green way. That usually involves some kind of hiking trail that is in a city or a park setting, where people have kiosks and interpretive signing. It’s kind of a public access point to a beautiful area that people can enjoy. Water trails on rivers are very similar in that regard. A lot of times they are referred to as blue trails or blue ways.

Water trails are very beneficial to communities because they are easy to build. You do not have to build a path, since the river is already there. You just basically need to have the put in launch sites and take out points and you are good to go.

The Yellow River is one of the three rivers that make the Ocmulgee River. The Ocmulgee River then joins with other rivers, such as Oconee River, to make the Altamaha River. So, this is the last big river system in the Atlantic coast. That is why many organizations such as the Keep Georgia Beautiful foundation and the Georgia Canoeing Association work with the community to build and maintain water trails on Georgia Rivers.

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