Check Out These Tours and Classes on the Atlanta BeltLine

Arboretum Tour Group

Finding activities to participate in along the Atlanta BeltLine is easier than ever.

Though the Beltline offers plenty of options for those who want to grab a drink or a bite to eat, the 22-mile-long loop along Atlanta’s restored historic rail line is perfect for those who want to increase their activity while spending more time outdoors.

With seasonal events ongoing most of the year, patrons can enjoy bus tours, fitness classes, art walks and other activities along the “Emerald Necklace” that links dozens of neighborhoods and creates more mobility options for those who travel by foot or bike. Train for a marathon, take up yoga or learn about local trees with these ongoing programs, most of which are free.

Arboretum Walking Tours

Learn about the horticulture and natural growth surrounding the Atlanta Beltline with this free walking tour. A docent provided by Trees Atlanta will prepare interesting facts about the local flora during every season as tourists walk along the Eastside Trail — the first completed trail in the Beltline’s 22 miles of trails, green space and other amenities. The walk may give residents a chance to check out some of the must-see features along the trails, such as Three Tree Hill.

The tour, which lasts about 1.5 hours, starts at the Parish Restaurant on Highland Avenue in Inman Park. Tours are held every Friday and Saturday. From October to May, tours begin at 10 a.m. During the rest of the year, the tour begins at 9 a.m., to better beat the heat. Those interested can register their tour ahead of time at Walking tours are scheduled to start Feb. 5, but potential participants should call ahead or check the BeltLine’s website frequently for updates.

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