The go-to running spot in central Macon is the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. The paved multi-use path passes through downtown, along the Ocmulgee River, and around several Macon parks and historic areas. Overall, the trail system is 13 miles long, but it is NOT continuous — there are several gaps with planned, future connections.
For now, the best continuous section for running is 2.7 miles along the Ocmulgee River, between Carolyn Clayton Park and Jackson Springs Park. This is a great 5.4 mile out and back, with sections on both the east and west sides of the river. Much of the trail is fairly wooded, offering nice shade during Macon’s hot summers. There are views of the water in some sections, more so when the leaves are off the trees.
Add-Ons: Carolyn Clayton Park, at the south end of the trail. There’s also some nice running in the historic sections of downtown