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New Board Members
Please join us in welcoming Sara Vinson, David Waller, and Matt Harris to the Newton Trails board.  Visit our website for a listing of all board members.
A Ticket to Ride
Covington Community Bike Ride is March 3rd

Join us every 1st Sunday at 3 pm on the Covington Square for a family-friendly ride that is just plain fun for kids and adults of all ages.  Get the latest ride info on Facebook.

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You may have noticed you didn't hear from us as often in 2012.  And, perhaps you wondered if anything was really happening with trails in Newton County?  Well, then, have we got news for you!!!

Phase 1 of the Eastside Trail in Covington opened with a ribbon cutting on December 2.  Since then, work has progressed, and the trail is nearly complete from the Library to Eastside High School.  Early visitors are turning in rave reviews, and anticipation is building for a full opening soon.  Read more in the feature story below.
We can't wait to tell you about all the great plans for what's next.  So, we really hope you'll join us for our Newton Trails Winter Social on Tuesday, February 26, at Burrito Loco in Covington.  We'll gather at 6 pm to enjoy "fresh Mex" snacks and talk about plans for 2013 and beyond.  You'll also learn how you can get involved. 

We'll wrap up by 7 pm, but we encourage you to stay and dine.  Not only will you be supporting a trail-friendly business; Burrito Loco will donate 10% of all sales to Newton Trails.  A great meal for you, and a good deal for us.

Join us for the evening, and you'll quickly see why we're more excited than ever about the future for trails in Newton County.  We look forward to seeing you.

Happy Trails,

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Eastside Trail
East Side Fun
The Eastside Trail is already a hit
Everybody's Talking About the New Trail in Town


"Thank you Newton Trails! Just finished the entire route! Loved it and so excited our community has this! Best part, I never have to get in a vehicle to get there and enjoy this! Thanks!!"

Comments like that pop up weekly on the Newton Trails Facebook Page, as locals hear about the new Eastside Trail and decide to take visit.  In fact, the trail is so popular, it has it's own Facebook page now -- 100 fans strong, and growing.  "Loved it" seems to be the common theme, so visit soon and you just may just have a new love of your own.

The 2.5-mile, 10'-wide, concrete trail runs from Ramsey Drive in Covington (just west of the Library) to Eastside High School.  Popular features include a winding descent through dense woods in Chimney Park, a tunnel underneath the Covington Bypass Road (Dr. ML King Jr. Ave), and four wooden boardwalk sections through forest wetlands.

The Chimney Park section was officially opened with a ribbon cutting on December 2.  Paving is essentially complete, with the exception of connecting the two boardwalks closest to the high school.  Those will be finished as soon as we get a few dry days of weather.  Look for benches and trash cans to be installed soon, too, donated to the County by Newton Trails. 
If you follow us on Facebook, you already see the trail reviews and photos.  But, even if you aren't on Facebook, join the fun -- send us your pictures and stories so we can keep spreading the word.

Read here about the history of the Eastside Trail project and the long journey to make it a reality.


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Don't forget to come to our first-ever Newton Trails Social at Burrito Loco on Hwy 278 in Covington!  Gather at 6 pm, and plan to stay for dinner afterwards, because when you mention Newton Trails our generous hosts will donate 10% of your tab back to Newton Trails!  What an deliciously easy way to help the cause.
  Burrito Loco
Good only Tuesday, February 26 at the Covington location.