If you plan to visit Cedartown, there's one thing you simply must add to your list of things to do: Explore the Silver Comet Trail. [CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A MAP OF ALL SILVER COMET TRAILHEAD LOCATIONS].

On foot, on horseback or on a bike, the Silver Comet Trail showcases what local residents love about living here -- peace and quiet and a simple way of life. But before we pedal into the details of what you'll see in Cedartown, let's tell you a little about the trail itself.

The Silver Comet Trail is located 13 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. It's free of charge, and travels west through Cobb, Paulding, and Polk counties. This quiet, non-motorized, paved trail is for walkers, hikers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, horses, dog walkers, and is wheelchair accessible.

Cedartown is right in the middle of of the trail-- centered almost perfectly between Atlanta and Anniston, Ala. This feature makes Cedartown a perfect place for you to call home base and see both sides of the trail. [For a list of places to stay, click here]

The Silver Comet Trail is 61.5 miles long, and starts at the Mavell Road Trailhead in Smyrna, Georgia. It ends at the Georgia/Alabama state line, near Cedartown and The Esom Hill Trailhead.

At the Georgia/Alabama state line, the Silver Comet connects to the 33-mile long Chief Ladiga Trail. Plans are underway to extend the Chief Ladiga an additional 7 miles. Both the Silver Comet Trail and Chief Ladiga are fully paved rail-trails built on abandoned railroad lines. The combined Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga trail length is estimated to be 94.5 paved miles from Smyrna, Georgia to Anniston, Alabama.

Are you sold on it yet? You should be.

The trail segment in Cedartown takes you from challenging hills to flat easy patches that are perfect for novice trail walkers and riders. The trail winds through a few residential areas (and great places to eat!), but for the most part, you'll be surrounded by shade-giving tree canopies, farmland and nature.

To find maps of the trail and more information about how to prepare for your Silver Comet experience, click here.