Smyrna, Georgia Attractions

Smyrna, Georgia Attractions
Smyrna, Georgia is home to over a dozen public parks and nature trails. Hiking and cycling paths, along with fishing areas are open year-round. Tennis courts and athletic fields dot the landscape of this Cobb County town. Kennesaw Mountain, Stone Mountain Park, Silver Comet Trail, and Lake Allatoona, Lake Acworth, are all located near Smyrna.

Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park

Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park provides steep hiking trails and a view, which extends to the nearby metropolitan area of Atlanta. Seventeen miles of trails lead hikers to Cheatham Hill and Kolb battlefield. A Civil War museum located on the mountain is open yea-round and does not charge an admission fee, as of November 2009. Bird watching and wildlife photography of native flora and fauna are permitted along the trail areas.

Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park
900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770) 427-4686

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park offers over 3,000 acres of scenic trails, and water sports areas. Visitors can ride the "Summit Skyride" to the top of the mountain for a small fee. Stone Mountain Lake features paddlewheel cruises for a small fee, when weather permits. Children visiting this Smyrna attraction have a place to call their own. The "Treehouse Challenge," Great Barn" and "Camp Highland Outpost" areas offer physical activities, animal encounters, special events, and nature education stations to youthful visitors. A miniature golf course and 4D Theater featuring mountain tales are also available for a fee. Festival with musical entertainers and laser light shows are scheduled throughout the year. A "Ride the Duck" tours both on land and water is available for a fee when weather permits. A nature-based water park opened at the Stone Mountain Park in 2008. Picnic and fishing areas dot the landscape at this mountain park.

Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Drive
Stone Mountain Park, GA 30087
(770) 498-5690

Silver Comet Trail and Heritage Park

The Silver Comet Trail and Heritage Park complex features 37 miles of trails for muscle-powered activities. This trail system was formerly a locomotive trail refurbished for recreational use by visitors. Leashed dogs and wheelchairs are welcomed on the trails at the Smyrna outdoor attraction. The Silver Comet trails lead around the outskirts of the city and into the downtown area of nearby Rockmart. A 33-mile Silver Comet trails connects with the Chief Ladiga Trail, ending in Anniston, Alabama.

Silver Comet Trail and Heritage Park
1792 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA 30008
(770) 528-8840

Article Written By Tara Dodrill

Tara Dodrill began writing professionally in 1990. She is a travel writer and photographer working for print and online media, primarily covering Florida, ecotourism and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Her writing credits include RUMBUM, Yahoo News, Visit South magazine,and North Carolina Coastal Guide. She studied journalism and education at Ohio University and real estate at Hondros College.

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