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March 8, 2013

Greenway construction increasing connectivity



Lidstone said this figure could range from $11 to $28 per hour depending on the project and individual skill level.

Greenway foundation board member and Milledgeville Bicycling Club president Tom Glover outlined the Selma Irwin Nature Trail located at the intersection of Vinson Highway and Laying Farm Road. The property, now in ORGA hands, is a nature preserve boasting a five-mile multi-use trail system.

“Normally, you’d have to travel to the North Georgia Mountains to find this sort of trail system,” Glover said.

The local bike club and Baldwin County Mountain Bikers maintain the 250-acre nature preserve.

Glover said extending the trails to 10 miles and making the entrance by state pond No. 9 more accessible are immediate goals providing more use options. 

“Doing so will make us a destination community,” Glover said. “We feel we can bring a lot of people in just to come and ride this.”

The authority is also working on the half-mile start to the Fishing Creek Community Trail that will connect the park to South Elbert Street. The unpaved, soft surface stretch travels around the old railroad bed to the edge of Georgia Military College property.

June 1 is the target completion date, according to Lidstone. This Greenway connection locks into the larger proposed Live Healthy Baldwin 14-mile community trails through downtown, Georgia College West Campus and the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Industrial Park.

Maps for the Selma trail are available for $1 at Oconee Outfitters. Visit for event and membership information updates.

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