A Rail-Trail for Central Georgia

What is the Central Georgia Rail-Trail?
  • A multiple-purpose plan to restore vitality to an abandoned railway between Macon and Milledgeville
  • A vision of promoting healthy activity, human connectivity, and resource preservation
  • An effort to unite local communities toward progress

The Central Georgia Rail-to-Trail Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to promote the creation of a shared-use trail along a 33-mile abandoned railway route connecting Macon, Jones County, and Milledgeville.

Central GA Rail-Trail proposed route near GA Hwy. 49 at Mattie Wells school.
CGRT Route 2
Abandoned rail lines on the Central GA Rail-Trail outside Milledgeville.


About Us

The Central Georgia Rail-to-Trail makes ideal use of an abandoned railway corridor, as it:

Promotes healthier Citizens and Communities;

Expands opportunities for Wellness;

Provides Jobs and other Revenue;

Preserves and enhances important Greenspace;

Provides opportunities for Residential and Commercial Development;

Increases Tourism by giving Visitors more reasons to stay;

Showcases History and Heritage;

Creates space for Special Uses such as festivals, running and bicycle races, heritage tours, and nature walks.


What have we done to promote the plan?

  • Chartered a Non-Profit Organization,
  • Elected a Board of Directors,
  • Solicited Revenue and Membership,
  • Drafted a Feasibility Study,
  • Collaborated with the Middle Georgia Regional Center,
  • Engaged Public Officials and Planners,
  • Developed proposals and solutions to common issues,
  • Generated News and Media Coverage,
  • Created Educational Materials and Website,
  • Involved partners from local Agencies and Organizations.

How to Help

  • Get out for a Walk or Ride on Current Trails
  • Support the Vision with Actions
  • Ask your Elected Officials to commit to building the trail
  • Contribute Time or Resources
  • Promote the Plan in your Community
  • Share the Idea with your Friends and Family
  • Follow us on Social Media
  • Build a Movement in your area
  • Write Letters of Support
  • Organize an Effort to achieve the goal
  • Talk with your Neighbors and Solicit their help
  • Join the CGRTA
  • Get Others involved!

Contact Us

Central Georgia Rail-to-Trail Association
P. O. Box 308
Milledgeville, GA 31059



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