March 4th, 2020 at 10:15 am - 11:30 am

2020 Georgia Trail Summit

Augusta, Ga.

Trails through History: Augusta Canal’s Trail System

Built-in 1845, the Augusta Canal tells the story of the Industrial Revolution in the American South in the era before, during, and after the American Civil War. Recognizing the significance of this historic feature, the Augusta Canal Authority developed a master plan for highlighting the historical impact. Since then, innovative trial designs have directed the construction of more than 13 miles of trails. This system has generated excitement in the community which is now able to walk, run, and bike through history.


  • Dayton Sherrouse, FAICP: Executive Director, Augusta Canal Authority
  • Rick Toole, PE, AICP: Vice President, Georgia Division Manager, Alfred Benesch & Company
  • Shannon M. Dodd, P.E., Project Manager, Gresham Smith

More information and a full conference scheduled can be found here.