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
The Silver Comet multi-purpose rail trail is the backbone of Cobb County's trail system, begining on Mavel Road at the East-West Connector extending West to Alabama and beyond. Eastward plans link 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. An alternate trail route to Atlanta's BeltLine from that point will be needed to make the Silver Comet Connection.
Because the Silver Comet extension bisects The River Line Historic Area near Shoupade Park, we formed the Connect the Comet group, a citizen advocacy to extend the Silver Comet Rail Trail to Atlanta's Belt Line in May 2013. Visit the CTC web site and Facebook Page for current Silver Comet information here.