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“Hiking and History”

Ocmulgee Heritage Trail
Reviewed May 21, 2018

If it's a nice day outside, this is a wonderful place for a hike and to see the history of the Ocmulgee tribe. Self-guided tour allowed you to move at your own pace. We then took a hike along the trail!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

The overlook views the clear waters at a bend in the river with covered picnic pavilions. to enjoy the scene. The concrete walkways allow safe access along the river. Snakes are common in Georgia but would be easily seen on the white sidewalks. The slopes are gradual and are not difficult for people with disabilities. Recommended for walks during mild temperatures.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

For me, this is a highlight of downtown Macon. This trail parallels the Ocmulgee River and New Town Macon has plans to greatly expand it. Now, we just need some bars and restaurants alongside.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail is very nice - right along the river in Macon.

At the entrance we used we did notice several homeless people - while they did approach us - it does seem the mayor and police could better secure the area.

There is a nice Otis Redding Jr statue here.

Another downside is parking - there really is none at the Charles Jones Gateway Park entrance - just a small area to pull over - right across from the homeless people (no security for ones car)

There can also be better lighting.

So - cool park area and area to walk - but - go in a group, go in daytime, don't leave valuables in car - and good luck finding a parking spot.

Macon has potential with this - but work needs to be done.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

We are new to the area and stumbled along this park. It has a nice paved walking trail along the river however it very short. It appears they are currently working on improving or expanding this park which I look forward to the completion. There were other families walking, riding bikes and rollerblading which was nice to see.

Date of experience: January 2017
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