Top 5 Most Walkable Areas
As the weather cools, we turn to ways to enjoy the crisp fall air, and what better way than by taking a refreshing afternoon walk? We've put together the five most walkable areas of Macon for you to put your feet to the pavement!
Rose Hill Cemetery
Rose Hill is undeniably one of the most striking public cemeteries in the world. Rose Hill cemetery was opened in 1840 on 65 acres of land nestled next to the Ocmulgee River. Its layout, greenery and monuments have provided inspiration and reflection to those who visit. Rose Hill cemetery was designed by Simri Rose for the express purpose of being a place to visit and as a gathering place for the people of Macon and visitors to the city. There are over a thousand confederate soldier graves located in the cemetery; there are also graves for three GA governors, 31 mayors, and several senators/congressmen. Several notable entertainers are buried in the cemetery as well.
Our chosen route for advanced walkers starts behind the law school and goes all the way down to the Tubman museum and back up Poplar. Total route distance is about 2.5 miles.
Ocmulgee National Monument
With over 5 miles of wooded trails, not only is Ocmulgee National Monument one of the best places to take a walk, but here is the place to take in some fresh air, check out the wildlife, and get back to nature.
Amerson River Park
The new Amerson River Park is part of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. The facility boasts a long paved walking trail that runs alongside the water and then twists and turns through mature trees. We haven't yet seen this route in the fall but we have no doubts that it'll be a beautiful scene.
Ridge Avenue (Midtown Macon)
It is a known fact that walkable neighborhoods with access to public sidewalks, better commutes, and proximity to the people and places you love are the key to a happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. Ridge Avenue is one vibrant neighborhood rich with history that makes up a beautiful walkable area. The sidewalks on Ridge Avenue are always lively. You’ll find folks walking their dogs, pushing baby strollers, toting home groceries, out strolling or heading to Henry Burns Park.