A 22-mile (35-kilometer) loop of disused rail lines, parks, and trails that rings central Atlanta, the BeltLine is an ambitious project that seeks to connect the city’s many underserved neighborhoods, provide an accessible way for locals and visitors to get out in the great outdoors, and encourage community gathering. Similar in concept to New York City’s High Line, which renovated a disused elevated railway into a public park, the BeltLine has big strides in mind for Atlanta. In addition to offering walking tours of its trail-side arboretum, free exercise classes, a running club, and bike tours, the BeltLine also operates an art trail comprising dozens of public artworks.
There are a number of ways to explore the Atlanta BeltLine, including walking tours themed around its foodie stops and public artworks. Biking and Segway tours provide a speedy way to see more of the route in less time.