The Atlanta BeltLine is one of the largest urban redevelopment programs underway in the U.S., with a plan to provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other.
The most developed section is the paved 2 mile trail from 10th St. & Monroe Ave. at Piedmont Park south to Irwin St. There are numerous interesting plantings, views to the historic 4th Ward, and places to stop and grab a bite. It’s crowded and festive. You can also head north for another 1.5 miles to Montgomery Ferry Dr. (Ansley Golf Club), which is less developed & unpaved.
Add-Ons: Piedmont Park, grounds of Freedom Parkway/Carter Center, and Historic Fourth Ward Park.