Are you living near the Silver Comet Trail in Northwest Atlanta, but still haven’t taken a ride, walk or run on it? If you’re a homeowner or perhaps home shopping in one of our West Atlanta communities then you’re only a few minutes drive from where the trail begins in the Smyrna-Vinings area of NW Atlanta. This weekend may be a great time to head out with a friend or two for a nice ride, run or walk along the Comet.
What is the Silver Comet
Part of Georgia’s PATH Foundation, the Silver Comet Trail is a wide, multi-person path meant for bicycling, running, walking, and skating, which connects NW Atlanta to the Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama. Spanning more than 61 miles, the Silver Comet Trail follows along the path of its namesake, a former streamlined passenger train, through beautiful stretches of forests, farmland, and historic communities in Georgia.
Rules, Tips, and Lovely Views
On weekends, the popular trail can be crowded, so remember to follow the rules and practice good trail etiquette: Stay to the right, yield to pedestrians and don’t block the path. Reminder: Carry water with you, as some of the fountains along the trail aren’t always in service. As one of metro Atlanta’s favorite outdoor destinations, the trail is smoothly paved and its hills are not steep. Enjoy the scenery along the way including cut rock walls, tunneled roads, and picturesque views from bridges and trestles.
Live Near Atlanta Trails
The Silver Comet and several Beltline Project trails offer West Midtown and West Atlanta residents’ excellent access to more great outdoor exercise. For homebuyers currently looking at new homes for sale on the Westside, we invite you to stop by one of our new craftsman style home communities today. We have move-in ready homes available and more coming soon. For those that want to customize the features and finishes in their new home a bit more, we have several opportunities to select from as well in various stages of construction. You could be living in a new semi-custom Brock Built home before the end of the year.
Enjoy More Atlanta PATHs
The mission of the PATH Foundation is to develop a system of interlinking greenway trails through metro Atlanta for commuting and recreating. PATH has made significant progress toward building Georgia a network of trails, including Stone Mountain, Lionel Hampton, South Peachtree Creek, Westside, Arabia Mountain, Chastain Park, Whetstone Creek, South River Trails, and of course the Silver Comet.