What is the Firefly Trail?

It is a planned, partially constructed, multi-purpose path for pedestrian, bicycle, and other non-motorized uses that will stretch 39 miles from Athens to Union Point, Georgia. It will be built on or near the historic corridor of the Athens Branch of the Georgia Railroad. One mile is open and nine more are in progress.

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1. What is the Firefly Trail?
2. What is a rail-trail?
3. Which communities will the Firefly Trail connect?
4. What benefits do trails provide?
5. What is the status of trail development?
6. What is the history of the Athens Branch?
7. Is the corridor intact?
8. What about crossing Trail Creek?
9. How much will it cost to build the Firefly Trail?
10. Where will the money come from to build it?
11. Are other trails proposed for Northeast Georgia?
12. How can I help?