It is officially fall and the weather is amazing! Like we talked about in our article Time to Take Your Workout Outdoors, it is the perfect time to get outside. Whether you are running, biking, hiking, or just want to take a stroll, there are some great places in and around Atlanta to enjoy the outdoors! Here are some of our favorites:
The Atlanta Beltline
The beltline is an amazing outdoor space in Atlanta. It is built on a historic 22-mile railroad corridor that connects multiple neighborhoods and parks throughout the city. It is also extremely accessible since it runs through so many different areas. It is a multi-use system, but the trails are great for walking, running, and biking. Check out their trail page to find a trail near you!
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area consists of many areas along the Chattahoochee from Lake Lanier through Atlanta. Two spots that are close to town that we love are Morgan Falls Park and the Palisades.
Morgan Falls Park, Sandy Springs
The park has hiking trails, a dog park, and playgrounds. In the spring and summer, The Paddle Shack rents kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards for use in the park. It is a great spot year-round!
The east and west Palisades are trails that run on either side of the Chattahoochee. The East Palisades Trailhead has over 4 miles of hiking trails through the forest and the Palisades West Trail is a paved trail that is great for walking, running, and biking. Both trails offer great views of the river and the city!
For these and other trails, visit the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area site.
Piedmont Park, Midtown
This is probably the most recognized park in Atlanta. The park has so much to do and is centrally located making it accessible for a lot of people. There are running and walking paths, basketball and tennis courts, and even fitness classes. There is a great dog park, too! The park also hosts several events throughout the year like music and arts festivals.
The PATH Foundation has created several trails around Atlanta. The paved paths are used for walking, running, biking, and skating. They can be found throughout Atlanta and surrounding areas. We love the Chastain Park Trail, which surrounds the North Fulton Golf Course and Chastain Park. PATH has also been involved with the Beltline, converting old railways to walkways. It even converted the old Atlanta-Decatur trolley line to the Trolley Trail, which runs from Cabbagetown to Oakhurst. Check out all the PATH trails here.
Murphey Candler Park, Brookhaven
This is the largest park in Brookhaven and has so much to do! There are sports fields, tennis courts, trails, a playground, and a lake. The park is home to many youth sports teams and hosts an annual 5K, too.
There are so many other amazing parks and trails in Atlanta that we love! These are just a few of our favorites. So take advantage of this beautiful fall weather and do something outdoors!
Do you love other trails or parks that we didn’t list here? Comment below or let us know some of your favorites!