We are incredibly pleased to welcome you to visit the Firefly Trail in downtown and East Athens. The first 1-mile segment, including a 500' bridge over the North Oconee River and a connection to the North Oconee River Greenway and Dudley Park, is now open. Check out the video from JaWaVi Films below if you missed our ribbon-cutting.
Enjoy OUR trail!
MORE SUCCESS! Union Point Grant Award
Another big step for the Firefly Trail
Union Point has been selected to receive a Recreational Trails Program grant with the highest funding level! Click above for more information in the press release.
Thanks to JaWaVi Films!
Firefly Trail is incredibly grateful to Scott Duvall at JaWaVi Films for his amazing volunteer work for the Firefly Trail in social media and video production! Check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds, as well as the video below - we know you'll be impressed. Please consider bringing your video and social media needs to JaWaVi.
To share your own expertise, please contact Mary Cook.
Elsewhere in the South
This great video highlights two examples of rails-to-trails projects in the Southeast. Hear the people involved with the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, SC and the Virginia Creeper Trail in Damascus, VA tell what these trails have done for their communities. Sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss updates like this!
Firefly in the News
6/30/18 Best Things with Kids in Athens
4/27/18 Firefly Discussed
3/20/19 Firefly Trail Ticket to Ride
11/7/17 Voters Green-Light TSPLOST
10/25/17 Trail Opening
4/19/17 Trail Progress Update
4/14/17 GA Rep. Announces Grant
3/25/17 Ticket to Ride Recap
3/16/17 Firefly Overview and Update
2/4/17 Firefly Economic Development
Our Recent Blog Entries
Firefly Open House in Crawford, 1/31/19
Trail Development Coordinator
Marigold Festival 5/12, Trail Open
TSPLOST Passes 3-to-1!
Sign Up/Volunteer for Ticket to Ride!
Historian Reports on Carr's Hill Depot
Athens-Banner Herald Story on Firefly
Maxeys Grant - Need Fundraising Help!
2016 Ticket to Ride
Brown Elected to Board
Firefly, Inc.'s New Board
Trail Construction Date...
Rails to Equine Trails
Firefly is Making Progress
Our Trail's Name
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Be sure to update your Kroger Plus to designate Firefly Trail, Inc. (NPO #60979) as your preferred community partner!
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