Athens is known around the state for its outdoor spirit full of festivals, parks and trails.  The area is home to a number of walking trails, both paved and unpaved, connecting all different neighborhoods of town. Luckily, the two most popular walking paths, North Oconee River Greenway and Firefly Trail, have access points within walking distance of The Haven.

North Oconee River Greenway

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The North Oconee River Greenway takes pedestrians along a 5 mile route from Sandy Creek Nature Center (where it connects Cooks Trail through Sandy Park), towards downtown Athens alongside the North Oconee River, and finally to the eastside, where it connects with the Firefly Trail, and UGA’s east campus. Near The Haven, the greenway has an access point next to the Waffle House on Lexington Rd and another at the end of Carriage Lane off of Barnett Shoals Road.

Firefly Trail

Connecting Athens to Union Point is the Firefly Trail – a 39-mile multi-use path that follows the old Georgia Railroad line through Winterville, Arnoldsvile, Crawford, Stephens, Maxeys, Woodville and finally ends at Union Point. The trail starts on East Broad across from the Multimodal Center and heads southeast and intersects with the North Oconee River Greenway. The path ends on Winterville Road across from The Haven of Athens!

The Haven of Athens Nature Trail

If you don’t have the time to walk the paths, enjoy some time outdoors with The Haven of Athens’ nature trail! A new amenity to The Haven, the trail winds behind the property to a small creek. This is the perfect area to give your furry friends a little extra roaming time without going far from home. Residents will have access to the trail from the back side of The Haven’s fence through a controlled access gate.

Find your home at The Haven this fall by calling our team at 706-424-2876 or emailing us at [email protected]!


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