Welcome to Visit Augusta GA blog

Aqueduct Park

It was a perfect fall weekend to explore Aqueduct Park with my girlfriend’s dog Harvey.

Water from the Augusta Canal feeds the park via a cascading waterfall on one side and rock-lined spillway on the other both meeting in a small pool before wandering off a few hundred yards to the Savannah River.

The pool makes for a perfect swimming hole on hot summer days.  Today’s plan didn’t involve any swimming for me, but Harvey loved it.

Water levels vary by season and were barely a trickle today.  When the water is really flowing, more adventurous people enjoy sliding down the rocks of the spillway that today I could walk across with ease.  Another activity people enjoy is rappelling down or climbing up the walls of the old aqueduct.  I’ll save that for another day!

Aqueduct Park is a fairly new park who’s success is largely attributable to determined local volunteers who rescued the area from a jungle of vines, shrubs, and trash.  If you’d like to go and admire their handiwork, the area is accessible by car via a dirt road at the end of Goodrich Street, or by parking across the Canal near Lake Olmstead and crossing the pedestrian bridge.  Google pinpoints it here.

Enjoy!

Posted in: Outdoor Recreation
Tagged: , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Blogroll
Categories
Visit Augusta GA’s Websites
Photos fromflickr
			<p><a href=\"http://www.flickr.com/people/augustacvb/\">Visit Augusta GA</a> posted a photo:</p>	<p><a href=\"http://www.flickr.com/photos/augustacvb/5860441211/\" title=\".Top 10 in 10\"><img src=\"http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2716/5860441211_092498044d_m.jpg\" width=\"155\" height=\"240\" alt=\".Top 10 in 10\" /></a></p><p>.Our very own Katrina Hollmann was recognized as one of the top 10 young professionals to watch over the next 10 years.</p>			<p><a href=\"http://www.flickr.com/people/augustacvb/\">Visit Augusta GA</a> posted a photo:</p>	<p><a href=\"http://www.flickr.com/photos/augustacvb/5860991940/\" title=\".Top 10 in 10\"><img src=\"http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3213/5860991940_7539c15700_m.jpg\" width=\"240\" height=\"155\" alt=\".Top 10 in 10\" /></a></p><p>.We're so proud of Katrina! And we're glad to have her on our team!</p> More Photo »
Folow us ontwitter

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Email Subscription
Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.