Walking Atlanta Guide Book

by Sara Hines Martin (Falcon Guides)
Walking Atlanta  by Sara Hines Martin

226pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762710152

Famous for its rich history, welcoming hospitality, and year-round mild climate, Atlanta is the perfect city to visit on foot. This comprehensive guide takes you on 18 walking tours in and around Atlanta, from its famous downtown parks and underground Atlanta to the historic neighborhoods of Ansley Park and Druid Hills. There are urban walks and nature rambles for every interest and fitness level, from thirty-minute strolls to half-day excursions. Inside you'll find: step-by-step directions and detailed maps for eighteen excursions; descriptions of important landmarks, historic sites, and other points of interest; tips on public transportation, restaurants, rest rooms, and climate.

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Trails from the "Walking Atlanta" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 18 of 18.
... Preview: You will meander through an area filled with aesthetic delights. Many parks, placed along streams and in dales, give the neighborhood a pastoral flavor. The entire development, which is filled with el ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Some people call Buckhead “the Beverly Hills of the East.” Others call this 28-square-mile area “richnorthwestAtlanta.” The first Buckhead residents—prehistoric hunters—lived in the area 7,000 to 8,00 ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: You will stroll rolling, tree-shaded hills as you tour the Atlanta University campus, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The area has a rich historical background. Special ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The U.S. Department of the Interior has described the Druid Hills Historic District as “the finest examples of late nineteenth and early twentieth century comprehensive residential planning and develo ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Fernbank Forest is a sixty-five-acre natural area owned by Fernbank, Inc. and leased to the DeKalb County School System for use as a “living laboratory.” During school hours Fernbank instructors teach ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Decatur, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: On this walk you will trek Atlanta’s highest point, Peachtree Ridge, at the confluence of three ridges. Rivers on the east of the ridge flow to the Atlantic, and those on the west flow to the Gulf of ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Freedom Path came about when the persistent opposition of Atlanta home owners killed plans for three multilane roads. As a result in-town neighborhoods were preserved and space was opened for the city ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Zoo Atlanta is one of the oldest continually operating zoos in the country. The zoo opened in 1889 when a traveling circus broke down in Atlanta. A local man, G. V. Gress, bought the animals and gave ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: Nineteenth-century Marietta became a resort. Its mild summers at 1,100 feet above sea level attracted planters escaping from the coastal heat and malarial swamps. After the Civil War Northerners joine ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Marietta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: The cemetery has unusual epitaphs, ornate Victorian statuary, and stained glass in the sixty elaborate mausoleums. The statues make the cemetery look like an outdoor art museum. As the Victorians beca ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: As you walk the streets of Inman Park, you will step back in time to the late nineteenth century. Enough buildings of this romantic era remain together to give a distinct character to an entire reside ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This park, a unit of the National Park Service, has the third-highest number of visitors to any historic site in the United States. In 1998, 1.2 million visitors from all fifty states and many foreign ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Kennesaw, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: After the Civil War locals called the area around Tenth Street “Tight Squeeze,” a wooded ravine where the lawless hung out. The narrow road made traveling by wagon difficult. Bandits also hid in the w ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: The center, Atlanta’s forest in the city, sits on twenty-six heavily forested acres and has 3 1/2 miles of hiking trails. The center has operated for the past twenty-five years. Before visitors tour t ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 0.75
... Preview: This walk begins at the 185-acre Piedmont Park, one of Atlanta’s oldest. For more than one hundred years, Atlantans have gathered in the heart of the city for recreation, as well as for cultural and s ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: The state’s most popular recreation destination, this park offers many enjoyable activities for children. Stone Mountain won first place in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution survey for best place for a ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Stone Mountain, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 0.75 (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Sweet Auburn helped produce its most famous son, Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the civil rights movement. In 1980 Congress created the twenty-three-acre King historic site to memorialize King and ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Underground Atlanta, Atlanta’s “city beneath the city,” actually has two levels. Most of Underground is on the upper level, where you find the Visitors Center. On the level below street level, you wil ... From the guidebook "Walking Atlanta"
Atlanta, GA - Walking - Trail Length: 0.8
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