What to Do - Attractions
Thanks to Paulding County, Georgia's naturally beautiful surroundings and easy accessibility, there are plenty of wonderful places, outdoor spaces, and historic sites to enjoy,
no matter what your sport or interest may be. Get outside and explore!
Imagine biking across a 500-foot-long trestle over a rushing river, winding between rock cliffs and among tall pines for 101 miles on one trail! Paulding County offers access to several trailheads of the paved Silver Comet Trail.
Paulding County is involved in building and maintaining trails at Super Silver Comet Sidetrail (10 miles Hiram to Pumpkin Vine Creek train trestle), Sara Babb Park (1.8 miles- 4-5 additional planned), Mt Tabor Mountain Bike Park (4.5 miles- 6-7 additional miles planned). Our volunteers donate thousands of hours each year to advocate for trail access, build trails, and maintain trails. Our digital news magazine, the Fat Tire Times, showcases member involvement, advocacy issues, trail information and much more.
If you have any questions please go to www.pauldingsorba.org
Paulding County offers three superb golf courses and country clubs near Dallas –Bentwater, Creekside Golf and Country Club, and The Frog at the Georgian Resort – rich in natural beauty and top-notch facilities.
The 20 miles of the Silver Comet Trail that run through Paulding County are open to hikers, bikers, skaters, strollers, and equestrians. Other trails run through the Paulding Forest Wildlife Management Area, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield site, and area parks.
Canoeing or Kayaking
Canoe or kayak along the Paulding County portion of the secluded Tallapoosa River, or glide across the smooth surface of Goldmine Lake and the Twin Lakes within Paulding Forest, or any of 36 other lakes within the county.
The Tallapoosa River, several Paulding County creeks, and 38 lakes in the county are perfect for fishing. Trout, bass, catfish, and many other types of fish can be landed. You may even catch the “big one!”
Civil War and history buffs delight in Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site’s meticulously preserved battlefields, mill ruins, hiking trails, and visitor center. A monument and memorial park at New Hope Church commemorate the battle that immediately preceded the Battle of Pickett’s Mill.
Hiram Rosenwald School Museum
The Hiram Colored School, in Hiram, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. Built in 1930 with funds from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, this wood-frame structure served African-American students until 1955, when the school system was consolidated and the building sold to the Sweet Home Baptist Church. The school is now a museum to document that era. 732 Hiram Douglasville Hwy, Hiram, 770-439-3224
Parks and Recreation
Paulding County is home to more than 900 acres of beautiful parkland. Sports fields, pavilions, playgrounds, lakes and walking trails, free outdoor summer concerts and movies, and senior activities all are available. For a list of parks, click here.