Month: June 2020

The Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID) launched a new website ( dedicated to the Cumberland Trail Network at the CID’s Board meeting on Thursday. The purpose of the website is to provide the public with information on where and how to access Cumberland’s trails.

Created with the user experience in mind, the site includes many features to help users quickly and easily find information about Cumberland’s trails.

The following features are included for each trail:

  • A custom Google map for navigation
  • A downloadable map to print for navigation
  • Mileage information
  • Parking information for each trail

“We are thrilled with the launch of the Cumberland Trails website,” said Kim Menefee, executive director of the Cumberland CID. “I hope everyone will use this site as a resource. Now, not only can residents and visitors better access our trails, but they also can explore and enjoy Cumberland’s natural wonders.”

Because of the Cumberland CID’s strategic investments in trails and connectivity, Cumberland has evolved into a hub of greenway and regional trail connections that attracts walkers, joggers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. This Cumberland Trails Network connects visitors and residents to Cumberland’s vibrant core area, including The Battery, Truist Park, Cobb Galleria Centre and more.

About Cumberland Trails

Cobb County’s largest commercial district serves as a hub for urban trails, with nearly 38 miles of trails for residents and visitors to explore and interact with Cumberland’s rich natural assets. The multifaceted trail network has many spokes that wind through Cumberland’s vibrant core area, joining eateries, shops, Truist Park, 840 acres of national parkland and more—with some trails connecting to the Silver Comet Trail and eventually to the Atlanta BeltLine.

About Cumberland CID

The Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID), Georgia’s first CID, is a premier model public-private partnership in the country. Over 190 Commercial property owners pay an additional property tax and the CID leverages these funds to advance key projects for increased access, connectivity, and character throughout the Cumberland area. Each year, the CID creates more value for investors by initiating and leading the enhancements that make Cumberland a more attractive place to operate a business, to work, and to live. Cumberland is home to Fortune 500 companies like The Home Depot, HD Supply, Comcast, Genuine Parts Company and more.

How To Support Tourism In the Wake of COVID-19 – By Holly Quinlan

As the official destination marketing organization for Cobb County, Cobb Travel & Tourism works every day to bring visitors to our community. Tourism impacts Cobb in ways that are undeniable, and as the leading industry in Cobb County, tourism has significant economic impact. But in the wake of COVID-19, the hospitality and tourism industry in Cobb and across the world has felt the detrimental impact of the global pandemic.

Holly Qinnlan

As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times and work towards recovery, supporting the hospitality and tourism industry plays a critical role.

Although things are not “business as usual”, there are still ways to support the hospitality and tourism industry from the comfort of home, outdoors, or in small groups. We encourage you to back Cobb’s local tourism in all of the following ways:

Order Delivery, Get It To-Go, or Dine-In

Local, chef-driven restaurants have been some of the hardest hit in the wake of COVID-19. While many restaurants are beginning to reopen with social distancing guidelines, most restaurants are still offering customers the option to grab their food to-go or get it delivered. Several restaurants are offering family-sized meals, picnic-style meals, and special deals for customers that choose to dine with them in any way

Go Virtual

From performances and tours to galleries and classes hosted by local non-profit arts and heritage organizations, there are endless ways to experience Cobb’s attractions from the comfort of home. Arts and culture organizations from around the county have found ways to bring their unique offerings directly to residents and visitors. Whether you’re a dancer, painter, singer, or theater buff, there’s a virtual experience that’s waiting for you.

Explore the Outdoors

Cobb County is home to many parks, trails, and outdoor recreation areas. Walking, hiking, and biking are great ways to get out of the house and make use of Cobb’s trail systems. Parks are perfect for picnics, giving your dog a new place to run around, or letting the kids toss a ball around in a different place. 

Buy Ahead

Supporting from a distance can be just as impactful as supporting in person! Gift cards to restaurants and local shops are a great way to support small businesses now while still being able to use them later. Buy a membership or renew an expiring membership to your favorite museums, and visit when you feel comfortable. Make your reservations now for fun-filled attractions and experience the fun at a later time.

Cobb Travel & Tourism continues to actively monitor the ongoing news surrounding COVID-19. The safety and health of visitors, hospitality partners, and residents is a top priority. For the most up-to-date information on restaurant and attraction openings, be sure to reach out to the businesses directly. For more ideas of things to do while social distancing, visit

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