Amerson River Park
Amerson River Park is 180 acres of pristine forests, meadows, and wetlands surrounded by a river oxbow. The park boasts several high bluffs that provide beautiful views of the river and its banks.
Once the site of the Macon Water Authority’s treatment facility, NewTown Macon is charged with developing the area for passive recreational activities as part of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail master plan.
Open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9am-7pm, visitors can enjoy the handicap-usable playground, picnic pavilion, canoe launch, pond fishing, and hiking on primitive trails. With a $5 million federal grant, NewTown will begin construction in 2013 to add eight miles of trails, additional pavilions, a public boat launch, and other amenities.