This paved trail in nearby Guyton is built into an abandoned railway, as the name suggests. While trains stopped running on the line more than a half-century ago, two-wheeled transportation is keeping the old Central of Georgia Railway alive. It's not the longest trail around, at just under a mile, but it's a fun little sprint through Georgia history.
The Guyton Rails to Trails connects much of Guyton's numbered grid of streets with public amenities like City Hall and Guyton Elementary School. The track, which is actually two parallel 6 foot wide asphalt tracks, stretches for.75 mile from the red caboose just north of 3rd Avenue to the existing concrete Pilgrim Park walking route at Simmons Street. The Guyton Rails to Trails runs in the median of Central Boulevard/SR 17 for the majority of its journey, passing immediately by the town's new Post Office.
The landscaped trail runs alongside a section of the Central of Georgia Railway's abandoned corridor, which stopped running trains on the line in the early 1960s. Since its dedication in 2012, the Guyton Rails to Trails has proven to be extremely popular among residents of the small town. Residents use it for both recreation and transportation, as well as hosting the community's annual 'Sale Along the Trail' event on the spacious rail trail.
The Guyton Rails to Trails are accessible from Georgia SR 17/Central Boulevard in downtown Guyton. Parking is available near Guyton's City Hall, between SR 17 and West Central Boulevard. Additional parking is available near the Pilgrim Park walking trail at the northern trailhead, which is located between Gracen Road and Simmons Street.
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These amazing hiking trails are located just down the street from our location at just off Outlets Way at 201 Tanger Outlets Blvd #710. Stop by for a visit anytime!