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Ring-A-Ding-Ding around Cabbagetown, Oakland Cemetery, Beltline & Piedmont Park
|Event Type:||Urban Hike|
|Event Location:||701 Kirkwood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Dec 19 2020 8:30 am >> Sat, Dec 19 2020 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Dec 6 2020 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Dec 19 2020 8:00 am|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate (Exploratory)|
|Trip Leader(s):||Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.
This event is dependent on state and local government direction and AOC Leadership direction
We will adhere to any social distancing directives that may be in place
Event is weather dependent and subject to cancellation
Come join us for this Saturday morning scenic urban hike starting at Cabbagetown Park.
We will start and finish our hike from the Sweet Cheats Bakery across the street from Cabbagetown Park. For the first part of the hike we will go from Cabbagetown Park to Oakland Cemetery and visit some famous tombstones. We will proceed down Memorial Drive beside the cemetery and wind our way through the streets of Cabbagetown and pass through the Krog Street Bridge tunnel. We may stop for water or a bathroom break as we dash by the Krog Street Market. For the second part of the hike, we will turn onto the Eastside Beltline Trail which runs 2 miles to Piedmont Park passing by Ponce City Market. We will traverse the Beltline to Park Tavern and the entrance to Piedmont Park. At the park entrance we may make a loop through Piedmont Park (if time allows), or we will turn around and head back To Cabbagetown Park and finish our hike at Sweet Cheats Bakery. The mileage roundtrip will be roughly 7-8 miles, and 3.5 hours, but may go longer. or even shorter. PLEASE BE FLEXIBLE :)
What better way to start a Saturday morning than with a scenic urban hike!
Atlanta's East Side, Cabbagetown is one of several neighborhoods in the city with a rich history. Adjacent to Atlanta's oldest graveyard, Oakland Cemetery, Cabbagetown is connected to Inman Park via the Krog Street Tunnel. The Krog Street Tunnel, has become the city's centerpoint for street art. Street art, tags and graffiti are present in the Krog Street Tunnel and in adjacent areas of Reynoldstown notably the wall of the CSX Hulsey railyard along Wylie Street.
There are differing stories about how the neighborhood got its name: In one tale, the moniker is said to have been derived from the presence of cabbage heads grown in the gardens of residents' yards. Another story says the name came from the number of grocer's trucks selling cabbages in the neighborhood. In yet another story, the driver of one of those trucks flipped while turning a sharp corner, spilling dozens of cabbages on the road.
The neighborhood's historic district, called simply Cabbagetown District, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The area is the location of one of the South's first textile processing mills, the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, which was built on the former site of the Atlanta Rolling Mill. Surrounding the factory was a neighborhood of small cottages and one- and two-story shotgun shacks.
|How to Get There:|
701 Kirkwood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316
Free parking along street; take note of one-way streets
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