Trees Trees Trees

One of my favorite things about Atlanta is the trees.  Even in the heart of the city, you’re never too far from a  peaceful escape under a canopy of trees.  Saturday, I went for a quick walk and run along the Southside Beltline. So far only 0.8 miles of this 4-mile trail has been paved. Leaving 3.2 miles of gravel and a more wooded path compared to the paved and well-groomed East and Westside trails. I am excited about the potential development of the Southside Beltline, but I will miss its semi-rugged state. There is something so enjoyable and restful about taking a walk in nature and Atlanta and the metro area have a lot to offer to those who need a quick fix of nature. 

If you’re looking for a less-trafficked in-town trail, one of my favorites is Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, located in Southwest Atlanta. The trail is heavily shaded which is great for summer hikes with a double-coated dog like mine.