Best Place to Bike

Silver Comet Trail

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Named after a passenger train that ran along the same route from 1947 to 1968, the SILVER COMET TRAIL is a gorgeous stretch of pavement with a pastoral feel that’ll make you wonder whether you pedaled through a time warp into bygone, rural Georgia. The path runs 60 miles west across three counties. That’s right, 60 freakin’ miles. Bikers, runners and walkers are free to do their thing without dodging traffic, and the scenery is breathtaking. The rails-to-trails project is an ambitious undertaking: When it’s completed, Silver Comet will connect with Alabama’s Chief Ladiga Trail to form a continuous, 93-mile path from Smyrna to Anniston, Ala. If you try to ride the whole thing, just remember: You’ll either need someone to pick you up at the other end, or your trip length will have gotten 93 miles longer.

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