Montgomery County’s 17-mile bicycle trail offers an opportunity for you and your family to enjoy the countryside of southern Georgia. The path is “billboard free” and filled with beautiful farms, historic churches, and huge forests. You will be riding parallel to the beautiful Oconee River. Just downstream, the Oconee meets the Ocmulgee River to form the Altamaha River. The land between the Oconee and the Ocmulgee is called “Tama Country,” and once served as the location for the 1700’s trading post owned by Mary Musgrove, an interpreter to James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia.
A particular point of interest along the route is the Long Pond Community, established in 1877. It is here that Peter Johnson, a Confederate War hero, built his postwar dwelling. The colonial style house still stands, and is as beautiful as it is historic. Other high points include the rural communities of Uvalda and Alston.
Start at the Courthouse in Mount Vernon and follow the trail markers.