The multi-use Suwanee Creek Greenway meanders 4 miles along Suwanee Creek (a tributary of the Chattahoochee River) through forest and wetlands on a mostly hard surface; some parts have a boardwalk. The greenway connects 400 acres of parkland with residential and commercial areas. Begin either at George Pierce Park at the northern end point of Suwanee Creek Park at the southern end point and pass through Martin Farm Park. The parks offer picnic tables and their own trails, and Pierce park has ball fields.
At the wetland areas look for blue herons, snowy egrets, red-shouldered hawks and ospreys. Interpretive signs relate the history of Suwanee Creek, which was once polluted with chemical from a local tannery. The signs describe the creek's recovery.
Because of a dangerous descent from the road to the river valley, cyclists must walk their bikes on the north side of McGinnis Ferry for about a quarter mile.
Parking and Trail Access
The southern trailhead is at Suwanee Creek Park, 1170 Buford Highway. The southern trailhead is at George Pierce Park, just north of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road on Buford Highway/Highway 23. Other access points are:
Near the Suwanee Sports Academy at 3640 Burnette Road
Martin Farm Park, about a half-mile west of Satellite Boulevard
Suwanee Elementary School, on weekends and after 4 p.m. during the week only