Outdoor Activities

Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield

The Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a day use park (open dawn to dusk) consisting of 2,965 acres. The park is a popular location for outdoor adventures including picnics, hiking, exercise and exploring. There is a museum onsite as well as restrooms for visitors. For more information and What You Need To Know, check out the Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Page

Noonday Trail System

The Noonday Trail System is a series of connected trails with future parks planned that runs a 7 mile distance from Woodstock through Kennesaw. Six of those miles runs through Kennesaw on the south side of Old 41 Highway and up to Bells Ferry between KSU and the Town Center Mall district. The paved trail is 12 feet wide and offers a safe and clean environment for walking, jogging and biking. The trail offers benches and trash cans for visitor’s convenience. The Zagster Bike Share Program¬†(the first CID-sponsored bike share program in Georgia) allows participants 18+ to rent bikes through docking stations 24/7/365 with a cell phone and a credit card. The cost to rent a bike is Free for trips under one hour and then $3/hour up to a maximum of $24 for the day. Work is underway to eventually connect the trails to Cherokee and Fulton counties and the Atlanta Beltline through the efforts and direction of the Cobb Greenway Project.

What You Need To Know:

Biking stations are located at Aviation Park, Town Center Park and the Bells Ferry Trailhead

Helmets are strongly recommended but are not available through the Bike Share Program

Trails are safe from vehicle traffic but parts of the trail does go through high traffic areas and there are some intersections that have to be crossed

Younger children should be supervised on the trails

There’s lots of good information about the Bike Rental program on the Zagster Bike Share Program Page

There are restaurants, shops and other stops located close to the trails in many areas

There is free available parking at the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park, at 1201 Old 41 Hwy, NW and at 3001 Bell’s Ferry Road in Marietta

Swift Cantrell Park 

The Swift-Cantrell Park is one of Kennesaw’s most popular outdoor destinations and is within city limits on Old Hwy 41. The park’s 42 pristine acres offers a variety of outdoor activity including 2 playgrounds (one to accommodate handicapped children), large flexible open grassy areas, picnic pavilions, a dog park (separated for large and small dogs), a world-class skate park, a 1-mile running and walking trail and a fitness station.The park also sponsors events throughout the year including Movies in the Park and others. Public restrooms are located throughout the park and parking and use of the park are always free (aside from renting pavilions for special occasions). For What You Need To Know about Swift – Cantrell Park, check out the Swift-Cantrell Park Page.