An Outdoor Guide to Augusta, Georgia
Just two hours from Atlanta is the city of Augusta. Those in the endurance community know the city as the host of one of the South’s most popular triathlons, the Augusta 70.3 Ironman. Beyond its fame for triathlons, outdoor enthusiasts will find Augusta offers greenways for running and biking, flat trails for hiking and backpacking, rolling mountain bike courses, and the Savannah River to paddle. Here’s your guide to making the most of Augusta’s outdoor culture.
I didn’t think there was much in Augusta. I was originally going to visit to run a half marathon, but my plantar fasciitis had me down and out for the race. I still went and was hosted by the Augusta CVB, where I got to explore the city for the weekend.
My favorite place to dine in Augusta, hands-down, was The Bee’s Knees. They had a great variety of vegetarian-friendly options. I’m not 100 percent vegetarian, but always love to eat vegetable-heavy meals as much as I can!
In between the itinerary, I fit in a bike ride on the Augusta Greenway, a trail run on the Bartram Trail and a hike at Forks Area Trail System. FATS is one of the top IMBA trails in the South. Can’t wait to go back with my mountain bike. You can read more about the experiences and trailheads in the article.