The River Line Historic Area embraces historic and natural resources West of the Chattahoochee River to unite the community as a place of distinction linking Vinings, Smyrna & Mableton, GA
within The River Line Historic Area
The Silver Comet Trail
extension to Atlanta's BeltLine Trail
The Silver Comet multi-purpose rail trail is the backbone of Cobb County's trail system, beginning at the East-West Connector extending West to Alabama and beyond. Eastward plans lead to the City of Atlanta's renowned BeltLine, a 33 mile trail system designed to circle the city. The missing link between Alabama and Atlanta is about 6 miles of The Silver Comet CSX railroad track from the East/West Connector to the Atlanta BeltLine. On September 7, 2018, the State of Georgia acquired 2.3 miles of the rail line, which will only extend the Silver Comet Trail under I-285 to Plant Atkinson Road in Cobb County. PATH Foundation is preparing for construction of that 2.3 miles and the trail is expected to materialize in 2022.
Cobb County is responsible for trail construction from Plant Atkinson Rd. to the Chattahoochee River. Funding for this portion of the Silver Comet project is on document page 24 of the 2022 SPLOST project listSpecial-purpose local-option sales tax).
Because the Silver Comet extension bisects The River Line Historic Area near Shoupade Park, we formed a special citizen advocacy group called Connect the Comet to promote the Silver Comet Rail Trail extension to Atlanta's Belt Line in May 2013. Visit the CTC web site and Facebook Page for current Silver Comet information here.
Chattahoochee RiverLands 125-Mile Trail Vision
(study complete - Cobb seeks funding)
The Chattahoochee RiverLands Greenway Trailstudy area begins at Buford Dam extending 125 miles South to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. The River Line Historic Area is located midway between those 2 points.