Newnan celebrates opening of latest section of 26-mile multi-purpose trail

Photo shows portion of the LINC trail in Newnan. Photo/City of Newnan.
Photo shows portion of the LINC trail in Newnan. Photo/City of Newnan.

The City of Newnan will celebrate the completion of the LINC’s Section C and host a ribbon cutting ceremony later in February after a weather postponement. While walkers, runners and bicycle riders are welcome, motorized vehicles like golf carts are banned from using the 12-foot wide paved path.

The LINC ribbon cutting has been postponed due to weather delays and will now take place Friday, February 17, 10 a.m. (473 Greison Trail).

The first phase of the LINC opened in January 2019. This Friday the city will celebrate not only the completion of Section C, but the completed construction of all fully designed sections A – D and the Newnan Centre LINC. This section of the LINC was funded by SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax).

LINC is not an acronym but a stylized spelling of “link” to symbolize the purpose of the trail in connecting different portions of the city and the places the trail goes to.

“The City Council approved the funds to complete the LINC’s section C ‘AKA the Missing LINC’ a little over a year ago and we are grateful for the hard work which has brought these initial phases of the LINC’s Masterplan to completion,” said Mayor Keith Brady. “Section C completes the connection from Summergrove to Downtown, connecting communities, shops, and recreation facilities all while increasing the ‘City of Homes’ quality of life.”

“The LINC is a new, exciting multipurpose trail built on public rights of way and greenspace, creating a 26-mile network of paved paths for recreating and socializing in Newnan, Georgia,” according to the website Friends of LINC.

“The LINC trail system is enjoyed by walkers, runners, skaters, bicyclists, and people using non-motorized vehicles. LINC positively impacts property values, community health, and economic development in and around the Newnan community,” according to the Friends of LINC.

For maps and more information about the LINC, visit: