Oconee River Greenway – A Local Favorite
A local place we love to go is the Oconee River Greenway. Our town took an overgrown, mud-bogging spot by the river and turned it into a wonderful place to go. There are walking/biking trails, a dog park, a boat ramp and other wonderful places to escape to. When college is in session, you can find many students relaxing in hammocks they hang from the trees. It is always busy with people walking, running, and exercising their dogs. It is a place you can wade and swim in the river, fish, and see lots of wildlife. We go there all the time sometimes on a whim when getting out of the house is a must but traveling away is not. Hope you enjoy our moments on the Oconee River Greenway.
These next photos are some of my favorites. The hubby and I went to the river and got to spend some alone time together. He spent his childhood playing the rivers and lakes around where he grew up. I on the other hand occasionally went in the lake by use but never in the river. So it was my first time wading into the river itself. So I discovered I have some “issues” but still had fun.
I also got to play around with my new waterproof camera. I have to say that I absolutely love the camera.
This little guy flew circles around my husband for several minutes before landing on him. We walked all the way from our river spot to our vehicle and never once did he fly off. I got several pictures of the little guy with his proboscis out licking my husband’s hand. Hubby was even able to get into my jeep and buckle in with the little guy still on him. He finally flew away when I started the jeep. It didn’t matter how much my husband moved around.
On this visit we also saw lots of minnows and an alligator gar. I tried to get a picture of the gar but the water were he was at did not cooperate. We heard crickets, cicadas and saw lizards, butterflies, and birds.
Hope you enjoyed visiting our favorite local spot. What is your favorite local spot in your area?