HEALTH & FITNESS
biking and jogging. The trail is still under construction or
awaiting funding in many areas, but will one day completely
circumnavigate the Cumberland area and feature a selfdriving
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Sibley Heart Center Cardiology
has been providing care for children in Cobb
County for more than 30 years. Our pediatric
cardiologists at our Marietta clinic specialize
in caring for children born with congenital
heart defects from before birth to age 21.
• 4 Fetal Cardiologists
• Open 5 days a week
• Accept all major
Our team of experts include a nutritionist,
social worker and genetic counselors
Visit choa.org/heart or call 404-256-2593 to learn more about
our programs or to make an appointment at our Marietta location.
The Cumberland Community Improvement District
recently launched two programs in the area to bolster its
trail network. One is an interactive site — cumberlandtrails.
org — showing the various connecting trails which pass
through the area. Those include the Bob Callan Trail, the
West Palisades Trail, the Akers Mill Trail, and the Cochran
Shoals Trail, all of which range from a short jaunt to a longer
6-plus mile stroll.
The other initiative in the area is a bike share program, also
sponsored by the CID. The 35 bikes in the fleet can be used
to take advantage of about 38 miles of trails in Cumberland.
They’re free to use for the first hour and $3 per hour after.
Users unlock them by scanning a QR code on the bike with
their phone and using an app, Movatic, to create an account
and start riding. The CID unveiled its seventh station in May.
Noonday Creek Trail
The seven mile Noonday Creek Trail runs from the
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Visitors
Center at its southern terminus, to a trailhead along Bells
Ferry Road, just east of the Town Center commercial district.
It’s one of Cobb’s more popular trails, with nearly 13,000
monthly visitors, according to the Town Center CID, and
with good reason.
Whether biking — like Cumberland, Town Center has its
own bike share program — or simply taking the kids out for
a walk, Noonday Creek Trail offers some respite from the
hustle and bustle of Cobb County. The path is 10 feet wide,
and fully paved.
And unlike other fixed trails, Noonday is still growing.
Cobb is currently exploring plans to extend the path out to
Noonday Park in the northeast corner of the county.
Elizabeth Poole and Sydney
Odell, both of the KSU
Class of 2020,
ride the Noonday Creek
Trail in 2017.