Accessibility from the Silver Comet Trail
at Concord Road = not good because there's
a big hill at Concord and a switch-back
trail leading down to Heritage Park.
Located on the corner of Fontaine and Nickajack
roads, Heritage Park is a 105-acre historical nature
preserve. The park is located in Mableton,
Georgia in Cobb County.
Heritage Park's 1.7-mile walking trail has
an elevated boardwalk over wetlands, travels
through forests along Nickajack Creek, passes
the ruins of Concord Woolen Mills, and is
near the historic Concord Covered Bridge. Heritage Park is a soft-surface walking trail, and bicycles are not allowed. The path is gravel and dirt, and because it travels through the woods, sometimes there are large roots that may be a trip hazard. It's a beautiful trail but it is isolated, so please use proper safety precautions.
To access Heritage Park from the Silver Comet, park at the Concord
Road trailhead and walk east about 0.2
miles. The entrance
is on the east lane of the Silver Comet,
just past the wooden Concord Road bridge
and before the metal East-West Connector
bridge. This section of Heritage Park includes
views of Nickajack creek, the Concord
Woolen Mill ruins, and a peak of Ruff's Grist Mill in the distance.
The Heritage Park entrance, located
at the corner of Fontaine Road and Nickajack
Road, has good parking and nice restrooms. Some of the pick-nick areas are covered and some are part of a wooded elevated overlook.
Official Cobb County Heritage Park page
60 Fontaine Road
Mableton, GA 30126