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Piedmont Park, Eastside Beltline!
|Event Type:||Urban Hike|
|Event Location:||Piedmont Park, 14th St. and Piedmont Ave, Atlanta, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Aug 12 2018 9:30 am >> Sun, Aug 12 2018 12:30 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Aug 3 2018 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Aug 12 2018 8:00 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||John Christopher|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||12|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Let's take a walk through downtown Atlanta and enjoy all it has to offer. The eastside beltline is an excellent location for people watching and seeing the city at it's best.
We will meet at the 14th Street gate in Piedmont Park at 9:15am and start hiking promptly at 9:30am. This gate can be found at the intersection of Piedmont Road and 14th Street. Please give yourself plenty of time to get here, especially if you are not familiar with the neighborhood.
There is plenty of paid parking near the meeting point. I like to park on the side streets starting along 15th street behind Colony Square and stretching over to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. There is some free weekend parking that may be available. PLEASE give yourself plenty of time and pay careful attention to the parking signs. Also, give yourself ample time to travel by foot from your parking spot to the meeting point. If you take MARTA to the park, the closest station is Arts Center.
We will do a little loop around Piedmont Park and move onto the Beltline at 10th and Monroe - http://beltline.org/trails/eastside-trail/. We will walk the Eastside Trail until Irwin Street. We will continue on the newer section of the Beltline past Irwin street for a short distance. We'll then double back and and stop at the Krog Stree Market to grab coffee/snacks. After our stop, we will contiue back along the Eastside Trail toward Piedmont Park. Time permitting, we may stop and explore the Ponce City Market for about 15-20 minutes. We will continue hiking and reenter Piedmont Park on the 10th Street side, then walk back to the 14th Street gate.
The pace will be FAST and total distance will be 7-8 miles. Depending how long we stop along the way, the hike may only last 2.5 hours. The max time will be 3 hours.
|How to Get There:|
Piedmont Park, Entrance at Piedmont Ave and 14th St NE. Google is great for getting directions from anyplace in the city.
Here is a link to a map of the park. http://www.piedmontpark.org/visit/park_map.html
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