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 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. Good options to add include Piedmont Park, Freedom Parkway/Carter Center. You can also head north for another 1–2 miles, which is less developed & unpaved.