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The City of Trees

It's true, Atlanta is a thriving urban oasis. From the city’s boundless tree canopy to the scenic North Georgia Mountains, it’s easy to lose yourself in the natural beauty of Atlanta.

Step into nature.

In this city, green space matters. That's why the city is committed to expanding Piedmont Park, building Westside Resevoir Park — soon to be the city's largest — and finishing the Atlanta BeltLine. Holding unlimited potential for the city's future, this 22-mile loop is the most ambitious, smart growth initiative in the nation. Converting these old railroad lines into centers of recreation represents not only our past, but the opportunity to build a more walkable and vibrant future. These vine-covered pathways are becoming an emerald loop of parks, trails and transit that will transform Atlanta by connecting our neighborhoods like never before.

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The BeltLine’s Westside Trail is taking shape and revitalizing nearby neighborhoods.

No matter where you are in Atlanta, you’re sure to stumble upon something beautiful. While almost every visitor knows about Piedmont Park and Centennial Olympic Park, there are more than 343 scenic parks scattered throughout the city. Almost every neighborhood has its own private oasis of green space, where the grind of everyday life unwinds into endless nature. The city also features over 125 miles of multi-use trails. Feel like hiking to Maine? The Appalachian Trail begins in Atlanta. Want to bike your way to Alabama? Hop on the Silver Comet Trail and pedal away. If paths aren’t really your thing, don't worry — Atlanta also plays host to a multitude of gorgeous waterways, from tiny creeks to rushing rivers and hidden waterfalls. Our most well-known waterscape is the Chattahoochee River, which gives Atlanta 48 miles of waterfront.

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A colorful sunset over Lake Allatoona.

While the Atlanta region offers plenty of natural beauty, its proximity to other adventures is unparalleled. Need a weekend getaway? Atlanta is just hours away from a plethora of beaches, and only a short drive from some of the most beautiful mountains in the country. Whether your perfect weekend is hiking a range or lounging on the sand, Atlanta is close enough for you to do whatever your heart desires.

With warm summers and mild winters, there’s no getting stuck indoors in this city. You have unlimited access to fresh air and the city’s natural beauty whenever you please. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy it.

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Beyond the Battlefield
Kennesaw Mountain
Explore the sprawling landscape that preserves the Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign.
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The Tale of Two Mills
Vickery Creek Trail at Roswell Mill
Hike your way through the rich forest of Vickery Creek Trail, and stumble upon Roswell Mill’s historic ruins.

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