“10 Terrific Ways to Play on The BeltLine” by Shelley Massey

Photograph by Shelley Massey

Photograph by Shelley Massey


There is no better time than now to get out and explore Atlanta on foot, bike, or trike—which we’re especially partial to—via Atlanta’s newest pedestrian interstate, the BeltLine. A former railway corridor that’s being developed incrementally throughout in-town neighborhoods, the BeltLine is pushing up more than daisies. Parks, restaurants, and retail developments are cropping up where empty industrial spaces once dwelled, and families can make a day of fresh air, entertainment, and exercise with little to no effort or expense. Read on for a few of our favorite ways to play on the BeltLine.

Hunt for Horticultural Features on an Arboretum Walk
Join a Trees Atlanta docent-led walking tour of the BeltLine and enjoy fresh air, check out new city views, and learn about Atlanta history and it’s native plants as you pass them along the way. Tour groups meet Friday and Saturday mornings (10 a.m. though May 2016, then 9 a.m. in the summer to beat the heat) behind Parish Restaurant, and you should register here in advance.

Explore the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse
Pay a visit to the new education and research center of Trees Atlanta—The TreeHouse—for weekly children’s and adult programming. Don’t miss The Thirsty Roots Reading Group—a free reading club designed for ages 2-7 to learn about nature through books and projects. To see a complete schedule of events at the TreeHouse, click here.