The City of Covington boasts many choices in recreational activities, with something to interest everyone. Three rivers and three sizable lakes offer fishing and boating opportunities and all are close by. To challenge golfers, two golf courses are available. Our community has taken a proactive approach to saving our environment and we are very fortunate to have two institutions which exemplify this. The Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is a public fishing area, wildlife management area and educational area named for a former Newton County resident. The Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF) makes its headquarters in Newton County. You will find many outdoor activities at GWF, including nature trails, bird watching, exhibits and much more.

The Newton County Recreation Commission offers many opportunities in recreational activities, with a total of fifteen parks in the county.  Because of the numerous state of the art ball fields, tournaments are held here with teams coming from all over the southeast.  The Recreation Commission offers programs such as day camps, fitness classes and special events throughout the year. Through a partnership with the Newton County Trails-Path Foundation, Newton Recreation is planning and building a network of hard-surfaced, multi-use trails throughout the county.