J.F. Gregory Park Trail

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J.F. Gregory Park Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Richmond Hill, Georgia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
31 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

bugs

J.F. Gregory Park is a 335-acre multi-use recreational area that once encompassed a thriving rice plantation and was subsequently bought up by Henry Ford. Named for Ford's plantation foreman, the park was developed beginning in 1998. In addition to the 3-mile nature trail, today the park includes the Wetland Education Center, a birding trail with tower, the restored Henry Ford home, a 10-acre lake and a covered pavilion. In addition, you can fish, picnic, canoe and play sports here; there are also fitness stations along the trail. The community of Richmond Hill clearly take pride in this beautiful park, as many different groups participated in its creation and maintenance. The local garden club, historical society, city planners, and private donors collaborated to develop historic landscaping, refurbish the Ford house, construct the trails, birdwatching tower, pavilion and wetlands center. In addition, a bridge and monument to veterans have been constructed. Types of Birds: Songbirds, wading birds, waterfowl Best Birding Seasons: Songbirds (all), wading birds (all), waterfowl (winter) Specialties: Prothonotary warbler, wood duck, barred owl Tips: Look for warblers during spring and fall migrations. Prothonotary warblers are best seen from April to June. Fee: Free. Hours: Daylight hours Fun Things to Do: Look for otters, beavers, alligators and armadillos while walking the trail.

10 days ago

Great place to walk, run or bike. Plenty of benches and tables to sit and rest.

walking
10 days ago

A very nice nature walk. The only reason it didn’t get 5 stars was the insane amount of grasshoppers everywhere. They would either just stay in your way, or jump towards your feet, or jump up your leg. Really annoying for a couple of miles. Other than that it has gorgeous views and very well shaded.

17 days ago

Not really a “hike” but it’s a peaceful walk, and the perfect distance. Loved the little exercise stations along the trail, too. Wish people could really be more respectful and pick up their dog’s poop.

hiking
2 months ago

Walking trail with marsh on both sides of trail. An observation tower and two wooden bridges make viewing water for turtles and even alligators an easy task. Perfect for dogs on leash.

walking
3 months ago

This is more of a nature walk versus hiking. It's a well maintained loop trail that is heavily trafficked by the Richmond Hill Community. There are various exercise stations throughout the trail, plenty of benches along the way for a rest and views of the water the entire length. It is a great trail for walking, running, riding your bike and it is dog friendly.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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Thursday, May 04, 2017