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Friday, November 19, 2010

Hike the Beltline's eastern segment before trail construction begins

On Oct. 30, Beltline officials stuck a bunch of shovels in the dirt and announced work would soon begin on the 22-mile loop's bike trail that will link Piedmont Park to DeKalb Avenue.

For approximately six months, urban hikers won't have as much access to the popular trail that snakes behind City Hall East and under Edgewood Avenue. If you haven't yet checked out the hike, you'll want to get out there soon.

You've got at least one chance tomorrow morning. Urban Hiking Atlanta's Eli Dickerson will lead a group tour of the segment from Amsterdam Walk to DeKalb Avenue.

From Urban Hiking Atlanta:

Hello friends and hikers,

It's been far too long and the Beltline has seen many drastic improvements, so join me this Saturday as we hike the stretch from Amsterdam Walk south to DeKalb Ave. Also it's supposed to be 64 and sunny!


What: FREE 5-6 mile walk on the eastside Beltline trail
When: 10am-1pm (can be cut short)
Where: meet at Amsterdam Walk (550 Amsterdam Ave, ATL)
Who: EVERYONE is invited including kids, adults, and leashed dogs
Why: great weather calls for a great walk to see some great changes

Check out this PBA video from last year to see what this section of the Beltline USED to look like: (and to see what Angel and I looked like too)

Map of route

Feel free to stage cars at DeKalb and Airline St if you like, but be at Amsterdam by 10am to walk with the group.

Nearly 20 people have already signed up on the event's Facebook page. If you haven't seen this leg of the Beltline, consider joining them and checking it out.

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