What started as an idea for a Georgia Tech graduate thesis has become one of Atlanta’s best-loved outdoor attractions. Atlanta was once called “Terminus” because of the railroads that converged in the city before the Civil War, and this project repurposes the historic 22-mile railway loop around the downtown area into a multi-use paved path lined with native plants and art installations. While only the Eastside Trail is fully complete, the other sections are hike-able. When it’s finished (projected to be in 2030) it will reconnect 45 in-town neighborhoods, include 33 miles of multi-use trails and 2,000 acres of parks, becoming one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States.
With all the changing artwork, unique neighborhood shops and restaurants, the BeltLine is an easy way to stay active in Atlanta. (atlanta.net)
View More Atlanta BeltLine Explore miles of Atlanta BeltLine by foot or on two wheels. (atlanta.net)
While food and drink may be the highlight, don’t miss flowers and gifts galore and the famous Krog Street Tunnel just down the BeltLine. (atlanta.net)