Georgia Water Trails Website
Welcome to the Water Trails website. Here you can find information about existing and developing water trails in Georgia. If your area doesn't have a trail, there is information under the toolkit on how to get one started.
GRN Presents the 2013 Georgia River Challenge
~ Take 13 People Paddling in 2013 ~
Share the joy of paddling Georgia’s rivers with friends and family who otherwise would not go on their own!
Georgia River Network is encouraging river lovers to celebrate Georgia’s rivers – from wild places to urban waterways – by taking 13 people paddling in 2013 who might not otherwise go on their own. Set your New Year’s resolution to get outside, get active and get to know your home state with friends and family. Georgia’s rivers offer a variety of experiences including family friendly afternoon paddles, riverside hikes, exciting whitewater and blackwater experiences.
The goal of this year’s ‘Take 13 People Paddling in 2013’ challenge is to promote Georgia’s growing water trail movement and send more people to the Georgia Water Trails Website to identify water trails to paddle, locate outfitters, find organized paddling trips or plan their own trip with friends and family who have little to no paddling experience.
To join the list of paddlers participating, just send an email to
with your name and address to sign up.
When you have successfully completed the challenge by taking 13 people paddling on Georgia’s rivers, who otherwise would not go on their own, send in documentation about your trip including photos, stories, videos and/or poems about the rivers you explored and with whom. Send to
or to Georgia River Network, 126 South Milledge Ave. Suite E3, Athens, GA 30605. GRN will send you a sticker for your boat.
GRN reserves the right to reprint and reuse any documentation submitted. Georgia River Network’s Water Trails Website can help you find outfitters, events, organized trips, resources and a list of Georgia Water Trails to plan your own adventure.
Congratulations to the 12 in 2012 Challenge Finishers!
Every year Georgia River Network devises a new challenge for Georgians and beyond and 2012 was the year to paddle 12 different Georgia rivers!
Over 60 people took on the challenge initially. While not every person finished and not every river below fits the exact criteria established, it's more about just getting out on the water and paddling, paddling, paddling.
Congratulations to the individuals who completed the challenge!
Click Here to see the rivers they paddled as well as their stories, blogs and photos. Enjoy!
GRN Photo Showcase and Monthly Staff Pick
Each month we will have a different theme and invite you to send us a photo that you think best represents the topic of the month.
We will showcase everyone's photos on our website and social media and one photo per month will receive the illustrious title of 'GRN Staff Pick of the Month’ and the chosen photo’s author will receive a surprise token of gratitude.
We will accept photo entries up until the third week of each month and announce the GRN staff pick and showcase all photo submissions the last week of each month. Submit your February photo entry NOW to
Check out the Photo Showcases and Staff Picks that have been submitted thus far.
GRN's 4th Water Trails Workshop Presentations
Did you miss GRN's 4th Water Trails Workshop? If so, don't fret - all the presentations are online for your viewing pleasure!
Georgia River Network's Water Trails Workshop - 'Water Trails that Work' brought together water trail experts and representatives from around the State to discover and share the keys to developing a successful water trail.
The full gamut of water trail topics were covered in the PRESENTATIONS so make sure to check them out as well as the groovy PHOTOS taken by Anne Ledbetter!
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Georgia Water Trails Newsletter
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Meet Gwyneth Moody - GRN's Community Programs Coordinator
GRN is excited to have Gwyneth Moody on staff. Gwyneth is the contact for our Water Trails program.
Learn more about her.
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