It is one of the only intact functioning American 19th century industrial power canal systems and is home to diverse plants and animals of the southeastern Fall Line.
Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is an oasis for outdoor recreation. It has nature trails for walking, running, biking, paddling, or picnics with indoor and outdoor areas for a variety of events and activities.
The Savannah Rapids Park is a 33-acre passive recreation park set along the Augusta Canal and Reed Creek waterfall. It has been a destination of nature lovers for over 150 years.
On a bright crisp fall day, we went down to the lovers' locks and added our own padlocks to the great collection decorating their rails.
Visitors from all over the world have made their mark and locked on their private and personal wishes over these bars. Symbols of love everlasting shining on and rusting away — tell their own tale under a brilliant sky.
Just like its state song — made famous by Georgian resident artist Ray Charles — Georgia on our minds until our return.
Where we long to be washed in peace by the waters of this nature preserve.