4 Silver Comet Trail Activities for Seniors

Posted on June 01, 2019

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At Silver Comet Village, we know that our community is located in a special place. Located in the heart of Powder Springs, Georgia, our community is a place where seniors can relax, enjoy the great weather, and enhance their retirement with a wealth of amenities. Although our community offers a wide variety of exciting activities and services that your loved ones are sure to fall in love with, the neighborhoods that surround our community also have plenty to offer seniors.

The most significant landmark in our area is the Silver Comet Trail. The history of the trail extends back decades, and the path has over 61 miles of paved road! With such a fantastic attraction in our backyard, Silver Comet Village wants to highlight some of the activities that seniors can participate in while spending time on the trail!

Walking

For many seniors, walking is not only a great past time, but it’s also an excellent form of exercise. On the Silver Comet Trail, there are plenty of community members that walk the path and enjoy their morning workout routine. Whether your loved one walks for 15 minutes every morning, or is working their way up to a five-mile run, the trail provides an excellent space for them to get a healthy start to their day!

If your loved one is not interested in getting exercise done on the trail, they can enjoy a stroll down the path at their own pace and take in the beautiful views it has to offer travelers. The Silver Comet Trail is home to many animals such as birds, deer, fish, and other wildlife that present wonderful photo opportunities for the family.

Biking

Although the Silver Comet Trail is not a bike trail by design, it is large enough to offer space to both pedestrians and bike riders alike. Because the Silver Comet Trail is extensive, it allows active bicyclists to indulge in lengthy, adventurous rides through the hills of Georgia.

For seniors who prefer a more relaxing experience, the Silver Comet Trail offers exceptional locations to set up a picnic area and have lunch with the family in between your destinations. There are several lakes and other touristic places along the trail, making it easy to have a small meal on the water while you and your loved ones spend the day on your bikes sightseeing.

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Fishing

For a more relaxing day, loved ones with enthusiasm for fishing will enjoy the activities offered on the trail. There are several locations along the path that provide various fishing opportunities, such as the Paulding Forest and the nearby Sheffield wildlife management areas. These areas are a centerpiece for the area and are known for hunting, fishing, and sightseeing opportunities.

Guided Tours

If your loved one is looking to explore for the day, they have the opportunity to take part in any of the guided tours provided along the Silver Comet Trail. In these tours, guides explain the history of the trail, mention notable wildlife in the area, and show visitors areas of interest on the path. This option is ideal for seniors who may have issues with more strenuous forms of physical activity.

Guided tours also allow you and your loved one to speak with the guide, who is a local in the area, to learn more about Powder Springs and other parts of Georgia that the Silver Comet Trail runs through. Get out there and start learning!

Being an older adult doesn’t mean you can't be active! If you’re ever in Powder Springs, Georgia, make sure to check out all of the exciting activities that the Silver Comet Trail offers to thrill seekers. At Silver Comet Village, our community even has private access to the trail for our residents! Whether your loved one is extremely active and enjoys adventures or they would prefer a relaxing stroll, the Silver Comet Trail is sure to have something they’ll enjoy!

If you would like to learn more about what Silver Comet Village has to offer you and your loved ones, please contact us!