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Silver Comet Trail Extension Approved by DNR

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Silver Comet Trail

This week the Georgia Board of Natural Resources approved an extension to the Silver Comet Trail.  Agreements with Cobb County, the state Department of Transportation and PATH Foundation were approved unanimously to add 2.3 miles to the eastern end of the trail.  This addition will take the Trail inside I-285 for the first time.  

Currently, the Silver Comet Trail is 61.5 miles running along abandoned rail line through Cobb, Paulding and Polk Counties to the Georgia/Alabama state line.  

The PATH Foundation agreed to build the extension at no cost to the state and Cobb County will operate and maintain the new section.  Completion is estimated to be by the end of 2021.