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“most beautiful scenery in evans, ga” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Savannah Rapids Visitor Center

Savannah Rapids Visitor Center
Ranked #3 of 46 things to do in Augusta
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Augusta, Georgia
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42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“most beautiful scenery in evans, ga”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

Savannah Rapids is on the Savannah River. It is beautiful. There are walking/biking trails between the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal. This is a popular area for joggers and bikers. The trail goes all the way to downtown Augusta. This is a popular spot for engagement/child/family pictures. There is a nice pavilion available for rent that hosts weddings, graduation parties, etc. People also fish here. Restroom facilities are available.

Visited June 2014
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very Good for People Who Like Hiking and Bike Riding”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a very nice area for hiking and bike riding. The old canal adds a nostalgic charm to the area (in my opinion). The welcome center itself has some old artifacts for exhibition of Georgia's history.

Visited July 2014
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Evans
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

As a bike riding person, the greater Augusta area is not a "bike friendly" place and has very few places to ride in relative safety. However, the Savannah Rapids Visitor Center is a great place to jump on the Augusta Canal. While fairly heavily used, I've always found the people to be friendly and always felt safe there. There are places where, I imagine, the view hasn't changed at all since the mid-1800's and there's a good bit of wildlife if you take the time to see it. Mostly shaded, it is a great place to cycle or walk. However, like everything else associated with Augusta, the closer you get to the city, the less safe, maintained, and cared for the trail becomes. Once you reach Lake Olmstead (about 5 miles), the trail becomes a one-lane trek through tall grass and then disappears altogether by the textile mills. I would not recommend anyone going past the Lake Olmstead bridge.

Visited July 2014
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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“very nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

i would recommend its very nice and in a good area so you dont have to worry much about safety and a great place for get info

Visited October 2013
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Augusta, Georgia
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52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful, beautiful area-- a must see!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is the trailhead for the River Watch trail. It ought to be the first thing you see when you get here. It is just a beautiful trail, with the Savannah river on one side, and the Augusta Canal on the other. There's nothing like it.

Visited June 2014
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