Summer is officially here, and with the warm Georgia temperatures comes a need to soak up the sun. Luckily, Smyrna is rich with outdoor opportunities. Sick of going to the same place? Here are four unexpected places to spend time outdoors in Smyrna.
Heritage Park is arguably one of the best locations that Smyrna has to offer. The 105-acre nature preserve features amazing opportunities for viewing local wildlife. The 1.7 mile walking trail has numerous twists and turns, keeping the hike easy and interesting, even for small children. Hikers will enjoy the elevated boardwalk over wetlands, the pass through a forest, the trail along Nickajack Creek, and the ruins of Concord Woolen Mills and Concord Covered Bridge. A picnic area is also available for summer snacks and meals.
Smyrna Village Green
Not only is the Smyrna Village Green within walking distance to all the shopping and dining that Smyrna is famous for, but the Green is also home to several delightful areas that are perfect for small children. Visitors love the covered train, which doubles as a small playground and a shady place to people-watch. The small lake is home to a family of ducks, which never fail to entertain, and there are a few short walking trails perfect for younger ages. Be sure to check out the many activities that are hosted here each week.
Silver Comet Trail
The ubiquitous Silver Comet Trail is always a great option for summer outdoor activities. Over 60 miles long, the trail begins at the Mavell Road Trailhead in Smyrna and winds through West Georgia to the Alabama line. Benches and picnic tables dot the trail, making for easy rest and dining opportunities. There are also numerous water fountains, emergency phones, and, of course, amazing views.
Summer isn’t complete without a dip in a neighborhood pool and Tolleson Pool is a local favorite. In addition to being a traditional pool with two diving boards, Tolleson also contains a sprayground for children 6-years-old and under. It is the home to the dominant Smyrna Sharks too. Swim lessons are available. In addition, there are tennis courts and sports fields adjacent for more exciting summer activities.
Swimming pools or hiking trails, parks or playgrounds, Smyrna is the ideal place to be during the long, hot summer.