The Community

Things to do in East Cobb
Princeton Corners residents are fortunate to have a wide variety of recreational and entertainment facilities located close by.  Below are just some of the popular attractions found in our community.   

East Cobb Park   

East Cobb Park is a twenty acre park located in East Cobb on Roswell Road between Old Canton Road and Providence Road, within walking distance of Princeton Corners. East Cobb Park is the only “passive” park in the area, meaning that it does not have sports facilities.

The park has become one of the most popular parks in the Cobb County Parks system. A combination of slate and natural surface walking trails encompasses the park. Pavilions, open grass areas, creek overlooks and a playground offer hours of enjoyment. Friends for the East Cobb Park present a series of family movies shown on a giant inflatable screen on select Friday evenings from May 1st through October.

 Silver Comet Trail    

The Silver Comet Trail follows the bed of the old Seaboard Air Railroad Line. From 1947 to 1969, the Silver Comet passenger train provided luxury service between New York and Birmingham. The well-maintained 61.5-mile trail is 12-foot wide and paved; mile markers help navigate and the trail accommodates nearly all non-motorized uses.

Today’s Silver Comet runs from Smyrna all the way to Esom Hill. The eastern section runs through residential areas, including housing developments with private trail access. The western section is more rural, a mixed landscape of pine stands and farmland. At dusk, the countryside comes alive with animal sounds.

The Silver Comet offers a wide array of activities: Its rich history appeals to railroad enthusiasts, and its first-rate facilities draw recreation seekers from miles around. Whether you want to run 5 miles or bike 60, this rail-trail is an excellent option. Enjoy it for an hour or make an entire day of it.

At the Georgia/Alabama state line, the Silver Comet Trail becomes Alabama’s Chief Ladiga Trail, which stretches for another 33 miles, making the trails the longest pedestrian path in the country.

 
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is a premier venue for Broadway shows, ballet, concerts, educational shows, family performances, opera, corporate meetings and events. It’s the first major performing arts facility built in metro Atlanta in four decades.

The Centre is located in northwest Atlanta, at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway at Akers Mill Road, adjacent to I-75 inside I-285.

 
 

Chattahoochee Nature Center  
The Chattahoochee Nature Center is located on the Chattahoochee River in Roswell and sits on a beautiful site comprised of 127 acres of native plants and gardens that showcase the beauty of Georgia.

It has a River Boardwalk, Discovery Center, wetland demonstration gardens and woodland trails that are home to over 50 species of injured, non-releasable wildlife. For 30 years, this facility has continued to grow and reach out to the community as a place to explore new ideas and expand the awareness of the natural world.

 The Marietta Square 
  The turn-of-the-century Marietta Town Square is lined with specialty and antique shops and great restaurants.

Whether it’s American, Australian, Italian, French, Chinese or Mediterranean cuisine, you’re sure to find something appealing. Dine in one of the many cafés and restaurants and then check out the many antique and specialty shops where you’re sure to find something unique. No matter what your interest, Marietta offers the atmosphere for you to have a memorable experience. 

 

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
 Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield is a 2,923 acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. The battle was fought here from June 19, 1864 until July 2, 1864. Over 67,000 soldiers were killed, wounded and captured during the Campaign.

There are 3 battlefield areas: In front of the Visitor Center, off Burnt Hickory Road and the main site is located at Cheatham Hill [then commonly known as the Dead Angle]. The visitor center provides introductory information about the Battlefield and the battle. While walking some of the 17.3 miles of interpretive walking trails you will see historic earthworks, cannon emplacements and various interpretive signs. There are 3 monuments representing states who fought here.

 

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park is located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, and takes its name from a huge quartz monzonite rock that features an enormous bas relief carving of three Civil War figures. The state of Georgia owns and maintains the 3,200-acre park, which is only 16 miles from Atlanta. Welcoming 4 million visitors each year, the park was founded in 1958 as part of a longstanding movement to complete a memorial to confederate soldiers.

One distinction that Stone Mountain Park can claim is that of having the largest bas relief sculpture in the world. Work on the sculpture spanned nearly 60 years. The carving measures 90 by 190 feet and features three Confederate heroes; Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis. The completed carving spans a 3-acre area on the north face of the mountain.

Over the years a number of attractions have been added to the park. These attractions include a family ropes adventure course, hiking trails, a railroad and a children’s activity center. An antebellum plantation and farmyard provide an open air museum that allows visitors to experience southern plantation life as it existed before the Civil War. The Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Center opened in 2004 and features a theater and many interactive science exhibits.