Thanks to funding from the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program offered through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Greene County, along with the cities of Union Point and Woodville, are working to complete the 6.5 miles of the Firefly Trail that runs from the Union Point Model Mile through unincorporated Greene County, through the town of Woodville, and terminates at the Greene County line with Oglethorpe County. The City of Maxeys also participated in the project with Greene County to extend their Model Mile with a graded and grassed extension that will be further improved later as funding becomes available. Oglethorpe County is actively pursuing funding to construct the trail through unincorporated areas of Oglethorpe. The trail is mostly complete or funded in Athens-Clarke County, so the vision of having this 39-mile rails-to-trails corridor from Athens all the way to Union Point is slowly being realized.
The Firefly Trail is an excellent way to get out of the house and get active. With continuous, 10'-wide, fully-paved trails that wind through lush wooded areas and open farmland, it's a perfect place to walk, run, skate or ride your bicycle. Gas-powered and electric vehicles are NOT allowed on the trails. Benches and picnic tables are sprinkled along the trail for resting or an afternoon picnic.