I’ve driven by it hundreds of times. I’ve even walked by it and never knew about it. I’ve lived in the Augusta area for over 27 years and attended many games and concerts at the old Lake Olmsted Stadium. I’ve always heard about this little spot somewhere in Augusta with a waterfall adjacent to the trail, but I’ve never seen it…until yesterday. This Beautiful Small Park In Augusta Is Mostly Unknown To Augustans.
It’s called the Aqueduct Park, and according to Visit Augusta, it’s a pre-civil war structure that is part of the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area.
I parked at the Lake Olmstead Trailhead and walked across the wooden bridge to the dirt trail. I had asked a nice couple how to get to it. Here’s the best way I can describe it. This Beautiful Small Park In Augusta Is Mostly Unknown To Augustans.
Turn left after crossing the bridge, and you’ll see a large grass area to your left. There is a small dirt path that leads you to the area. If you want to walk down to the falls below, get on the large trail to the left and look for a small pathway down to the falls.
The waterfall is beautiful, and there is even a swimming hole below it. This is also a big spot for photographers for engagement pictures and senior pictures.