Factory Shoals Recreational Park is a beautiful nature park, situated along the Alcovy River in the southern portion of Newton County, contains over 450-acres. The park is a haven for picnickers, campers, swimmers, hikers, rafters and nature lovers in general.
The Alcovy Trestle Bridge, which carries a CSX rail line over the Alcovy River, has a long and storied history. The stone pilings were erected before the Civil War and it is believed that the stone pilings are the remains of an earlier bridge that Sherman burned down during his infamous “March to the Sea”. The bridge is rumored to be haunted by ghosts, most notably a young boy on his bicycle and an African-American woman.