North Augusta is a city located in South Carolina, bordered by the Savannah River. Approximately two hours from the mountains and three hours from the beach, North Augusta offers a central location for outdoor enthusiasts. But before you leave town to get outside, take a moment to see what is available in North Augusta itself.
A walk, run, or bike along the North Augusta Greeneway is a great way to get outdoors. The Greeneway is a paved trial that follows the path of what was an abandoned railroad track. Since its opening in the 1990s, the trail has been extended multiple times, and is now more than seven miles long. It meanders through multiple residential North Augusta neighborhoods, passes the Riverview Activities Center, and – at points – offers fantastic views of the Savannah River.
At the river end of the Greeneway, North Augusta area residents can now enjoy a minor league baseball game at the all-new SRP Park, home of the Augusta Greenjackets, a 1A San Francisco Giants farm team. (The team previously played at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, GA.) The new stadium offers views of the river at some points in the outfield stands.
There are many other ways to enjoy the outdoors in North Augusta. Riverview Park Activities Center and Hippodrome Disc Golf Complex both offer disc golf courses available for daily play. Hippodrome also hosts the National Collegiate DG Championships. The course at Riverview Park Activities Center is free to play, while Hippodrome charges $5/day.
If you enjoy hiking, North Augusta is also home to Savannah River Bluffs trail. It is a 2-mile long loop suitable for hiking and running. Like the other outdoor activities mentioned, the trail offers views of the Savannah River. While shorter in length, the trail is categorized as moderate in intensity.
For children and families, North Augusta offers 18 parks and two dog parks. Brick Pond Park includes approximately 40 acres of restored wetlands. From one of the available trails, you are likely to see a variety of birds, turtles and other small wildlife. Occasionally, you may also see one of the alligators who call the park home. The Living History Park, formerly an abandoned water works in North Augusta, now offers an opportunity for visitors to witness history firsthand through hands-on exhibits and demonstrations of colonial life. This park is open 365 days a year, with a variety of special events happening throughout the year and is maintained by the Olde Towne Preservation Association. Many of the other North Augusta parks offer playground equipment, picnic tables, and open grassy areas, providing the perfect location for a sunny afternoon.
If you prefer to play other outdoor sports, North Augusta offers opportunities to do so within city limits. Riverview Park and Maude Edenfield Park both include public tennis courts. Riverview Park also includes a sand volleyball court. There are also several golf courses open to the public, including the River Golf Club and Mount Vintage Golf Club.
Now – go get outside in North Augusta!