Historic Heartland / Athens

North Oconee River Greenway and Heritage Trail

1180 E. Broad St.
Athens, GA 30601

706-613-3801 | 706-613-3615
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This linear park and alternate transportation route stretches 13 miles to the county's northern boundary. Joggers, walkers and bikers can enjoy the beauty of the area while experiencing its historical and ecological significance. Picnic and recreational areas are located along the trail. Enter Cook's Trail, a section of the Greenway, from Sandy Creek Nature Center. Free.

Adjacent dining establishment Weaver D's Delicious Fine Foods - famous for ties to Athens rock band R.E.M. - serves up soul food daily. 

Open daily from sunrise to sunset. 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free


    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Picnic Area

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Trail Mileage: 13

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages