Situated at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Atlanta's topography features steeply rolling hills peppered by massive trees and lush greenery. Nature lovers and outdoor adventurers find themselves in a haven of trails, summits, rivers and lakes when they visit Atlanta. In fact, Georgia's capital was long ago dubbed a "city in a forest" thanks to the thick canopy of trees that hide the bustling metropolis from aerial views. Experience Atlanta's natural side by visiting these parks, traversing these trails, summiting these mountains and letting your worries melt away.
The BeltLine was born from a graduate thesis that envisioned transforming 22 miles of decaying railroad lines into a ring of multiuse trails and public transit. This vision is slowly becoming a reality known as the Atlanta BeltLine. Today, only a few sections of the massive project are open to the public.