Fall is perfect walking weather in Atlanta, and Georgia is home to several beautiful walking trails. Each trail offers a unique setting providing optional amenities for visitors. Every location is interesting, and all have a general beauty designed to make every walk worth while.
The Silver Comet Trail
4573 Mavell Road
Smyrna, GA 30008
(770) 528-8800

One of Atlanta’s free and well known walking trails is The Silver Comet.  The scenic paths are located approximately 10 miles northwest of Georgia. Paved trails are perfect for walkers, hikers, bicyclist, horse and dog walkers, and they are also wheelchair accessible. The trail’s total length is over 60 miles. Walkers go from Marvell Road Trailhead to Georgia/Alabama state line in Cedartown to Esom Hill Trailhead. The trail connects to the 33 mile Chief Ladiga which is known for its paved trails on abandoned railroad lines. Between both trails, there are over 90 miles of walking between Smyrna, Georgia and Anniston, Alabama. Anyone looking for tranquil, possibly long and scenic walking trails should definitely visit.

Silver Comet Trail (Photo credit: Linda Lee Spector)

Enota Mountain
100 State Route 180
Hiawassee, GA 30546-5408
(706) 896-9966

Enota Mountain provides a variety of activities and amenities. Known for its retreat, the land is surrounded by waterfalls and winding trails. Come for the day or stay overnight. Enota Mountain is located in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains between Helen, Hiawassee and Blairsville. The peaceful terrain and mountain escape provides the perfect visual effects for walkers and visitors alike. One of 100 best camping destinations in the nation, it’s also great for walkers. If you’re looking for casual walking at a pace you design, this is the place for you. With lots of areas to choose from, the lovely area is home to several of nature’s creatures. For more information, please visit the website.

Chastain Park Trail
4001 Powers Ferry Road, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 237-2177

For generations, Chastain Park has brought visitors an array of activities in a pristine environment. Chastain Park is not only scenic but it’s one of Atlanta’s prettiest parks. The walking trail is almost four miles and not very lengthy, but it is beautiful. Paved paths provide the perfect walking experience. Short but sweet, this trail is perfect for walkers and joggers alike. The park offers several amenities including a play area for children. For more information, make sure to visit the website.

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Red Top Mountain State Park
50 Lodge Road, S.E.
Acworth, GA 30102
(770) 975-4226

Red Top Mountain State Park located in Bartow County is a great place for a walk. With over 1700 acres of land, the park is known for its winding trails and scattered lakes. Trails are great for walking, jogging, running, biking and are pet friendly. Visitors will find endless trails surrounded by lakes. The walking trails are beautiful. The park provides safety during daylight and nighttime walks. Camping facilities include tents, cabins or yurts. Come for the day or stay overnight. No matter how far or long your walking takes you, this trail is perfect for all.

Stone Mountain (Photo credit: Linda Lee Spector)

Stone Mountain
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(800) 401-2407

Stone Mountain has something for everyone, but walkers in particular will never be bored. The trails surround several activities and amenities. Walk up to the top of the mountain or stay grounded, but walking is what you will do. The trails give a perfect glimpse into the past while looking into the future. The park affords over 15 miles of trails for walking, jogging, biking or wheelchair use. Set smack dab in the middle of nature, the trails are perfect for walkers of all levels. Come for the day or stay the night; onsite camping amenities are available. With several trails available, Stone Mountain provides the perfect walking areas.

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Journalist, public relations specialist and insurance agent, Spector moved to Kennesaw from Miami in 2001. Her passion for writing stems from her grandma’s love of reading. Author of the “Ask Linda” column in the Sentinel and several articles. In 2012 Kennesaw State University awarded her “Best News Story Award.” Goals include communicating news and helping small businesses navigate the digital global terrain. Read more on Examiner.com.