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Newton Trails paves another section of Cricket Frog Trail
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Newton Trails recently paved another section of the Cricket Frog Trail from Pace to Elm streets in downtown Covington. - photo by Submitted Photo

COVINGTON, Ga. - Thanks to donors who contributed during Newton Trails’ fall campaign another section of the Cricket Frog Trail has been paved. The new section runs from Elm to Pace streets in downtown Covington. Newton Trails hired Con South, Inc., Conyers, Georgia to do the construction work.

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Jason Baker (second from left) and his Con South, Inc., construction crew put the finishing touches on the forms for the Elm to Pace streets section of the Cricket Frog Trail in downtown Covington. - photo by Submitted Photo

Newton Trails is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting, developing and sustaining a connected system of trails that supports a vibrant, healthy and prosperous community. 

The new section adds to Newton Trails’ record of success dating from the 1990’s. Working with various contributing partners and using grant money and donations, over nine miles of multi-use trails have been developed within Newton County. 

In 2016, Newton Trails secured a long-term lease for the 15-mile Norfolk Southern Railroad corridor between Covington and Newborn, Georgia. The Cricket Frog Trail is being developed on the old rail bed. To date over a half mile in Covington and nearly a quarter mile in Mansfield, Georgia have been paved.