Hit the Trail: Sugar Hill Greenway

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Phase 1 of the Sugar Hill Greenway is open for the community to enjoy!

Grab your four-legged friends, your best running shoes, and LEGS go out to the greenway! The first leg of the Sugar Hill Greenway is open and ready for feet to hit the ground running. Five out of the planned 16.5-mile trail is now complete and will connect Downtown Sugar Hill to neighborhoods, schools, and parks. Within the Sugar Hill Greenway is a trail with a paved path intended for shared use by pedestrians, bicyclists, wheelchair users, joggers, and other non-motorized users.

Greenway Entrance Points:

CORNERSTONE PARK: At the corner of West Broad Street and Church Street this downtown park is the start of the Greenway. Begin your walk at mile zero and head down Church Street to Level Creek Road to enjoy the trail.

E.E. ROBINSON PARK, NORTH: Enter the woods just beyond Sugar Hill Elementary School. The path leads through the park to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard (PIB). Parking is available in the lower lot closest to PIB.

E.E. ROBINSON PARK, SOUTH: As you continue south on PIB, you will enter the park where there is parking, a splash pad, park trails, and other amenities.

PIB ENTRANCE AT GWINNETT CHURCH: Continue south along PIB out of E.E. Robinson Park, South until you near Gwinnett Church then follow the trail that heads into the woods up the hill. This section features a paved trail that travels through dense trees and greenery to Level Creek Road.

GOLD MINE PARK: Cross Level Creek Road and enter Gold Mine Park where you will find parking and restrooms. Enjoy an overlook of Simmons Mine, an inactive mine from the 1800s through the early 1900s. You can either take the sidewalk on Level Creek Road back to Cornerstone Park or continue through the woods to Whitehead Road. This densely forested section of the trail crosses Level Creek where you will travel over several boardwalks and bridges. Turn right and use the sidewalks to return to Downtown Sugar Hill or continue south to Bethany Church.

BETHANY CHURCH TRAILHEAD: As you head south, walking along Whitehead Road, the trail goes down the hill, through a swampy wetland, and follows a creek under the road to a parking area in front of Bethany Church. This ends phase 1 of the Greenway.

Hit the Gym…

For those cooler days this winter, drop by the E Center to get your exercise in. The E Center is located at 5009 West Broad St. in Downtown Sugar Hill and has a basketball court, an indoor six-layered padded walking and running track, treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, row machines, free weights, and a multi-use strength gym. It’s also known for its variety of classes tailored for every age, workout preference, and fitness level.

E CENTER HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. -9 p.m. and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Open gym costs $2 per person. The gym is available for open play Monday- Saturday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

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