On April 22, join the Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Canoeing Association, the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area for our fourth annual Augusta Canal Paddle. This trip is part of the Conservancy's Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series.
"Augusta Canal is a National Heritage Area, a place designated by the U.S. Congress that best represents an important theme in American history. Augusta Canal tells the story of the Industrial Revolution in the American South. Built in 1845 to harness the water and power of the Savannah River, this canal brought textile and other manufacturing to the region in the era before, during and after the American Civil War. Augusta Canal is the oldest continuously operating hydro-power canal in the United States."
Learn more about the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area: www.augustacanal.com
On Saturday, we meet at Savannah Rapids Pavilion and will paddle the 7-mile canal through the locks, past Lake Olmstead, and finish at Meadow Gardens, a short walk to the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at the Enterprise Mill.
You will become a steward of Georgia's natural resources on this beginner-friendly trip that is open for families or anyone looking for a beautiful spring day on the water and learning more about Georgia's rich and diverse history.