The Northside Trail is short but has lots of playgrounds and fun bridge underneath a railroad tressel
What: Bicycle Atlanta
When: Any Day
Photos: For additional photos of the BeltLine, visit our Virtual Tour of the Atlanta BeltLine
After spending time in bicycle friendly Breckenridge CO, we came back to Atlanta with a different outlook, more experienced riders and a desire to find some great places to bicycle Atlanta. Enter the Atlanta BeltLine.
The Atlanta BeltLine is built on former railroad paths and when complete, will be 22 miles of continuous trails circling Atlanta and connecting 45 neighborhoods. Note, at some point this will be a continuous trail, but at the moment, these are out and back trails.There are five sections of the BeltLine: Northeast, Northside, Westside, Southwest and Southeast. My only complaint about the BeltLine is that it’s difficult to figure out where to get on the trails and which trails are currently open. Here are three trails currently open for bicycling Atlanta on the BeltLine. We’ve been on each of these and we’ll tell you where to park and what to expect. Continue reading Bicycle Atlanta with Kids along the Atlanta BeltLine
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This morning on the Field Trips with Sue segment on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta, we talked about Halloween in Atlanta and some of the fun activities going on this weekend through the end of the month. Watch Field Trips with Sue on select Thursday mornings on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta.
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Carving jack-o-lanterns is a must!
Fall is my favorite season, especially in Atlanta with kids. Halloween in Atlanta is another great event. We’ve done several posts this month about fall activities and thing to do for Halloween in Atlanta. In case you missed any, here is a round-up, with a few extra favorites thrown in.
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Now this is a scary group!
Halloween in Atlanta is a big deal. The celebration on our street is one of the reasons we bought our house. After a parade and cookout, the kids trick-or-treat door-to-door. I know lots of neighborhoods don’t encourage this kind of old fashion trick-or-treating, so here are lots of places to celebrate Halloween in Atlanta during the month of October. For those that do celebrate Halloween in Atlanta like our family, these are some good warm up events. Know more? Tell us about it.
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Zip Line and TreeTop Canopy Tours are very popular, but it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you book.
Zip Line Tours and Adventure courses have become all the rage. There is nothing better than spending the day outdoors climbing and flying through the trees. Atlanta has several zip line and adventure courses within a short drive from the city. Here is a list we put together of Zip Lines in Atlanta. Before you book your zip line adventure, here’s a few things you should consider. Continue reading Five Things to Consider Before Booking a Zip Line Tour
Zip lines at Banning Mills go over the Snake River and offer gorgeous views.
As my boys get older, we tend to do a lot more adventure travel. Zip line Georgia canopy tours and treetop adventure courses are top on the list right now. Here is a guide to five zip lines in Georgia. There’s something for everyone from the age of four on up. In addition to zip lines, most of these outposts also offer canopy treetop adventure courses. Let us know what you think are the best zip lines in Georgia and if we’ve missed any, tell us about them. Before heading out, take a look at our post on What to Consider Before Booking a Zip Line Tour.
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Photo by Tree Climbers International
What: Climb Trees at the Tree Climbing Adventure
Where: Dunwoody Nature Center
When: October 13, 2012 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $20 for members and $25 for non-members
Tree climbing is a rite of passage for a kid. We have a japanese maple in front of our house that is the neighborhood climbing tree. Strategically placed branches let kids pull themselves up. But how many kids can say they’ve climbed to the top of an ancient oak tree without mom panicking below that they’ll fall. Here’s your chance to climb trees that remember when Atlanta was young.
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Fall in Atlanta with kids was the theme of the Field Trips with Sue segment on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta today.
In our first Field Trips with Sue segment we discussed
Pumpkin Patches – It’s October, and that means its time to start thinking about getting a pumpkin. The metro area has lots of [...]
Whirling Wheels by Alex Rodriguez is part of Art on the Beltline. The Beltline is a great place for kids to ride. It’s flat, paved and has lots of parks and playgrounds along the route.
This past summer we spent a month in Breckenridge, CO. One of my favorite things about Breck in the summer was the ability to leave my car parked for days on end and just bike wherever we wanted to go.
When we returned to Atlanta, I didn’t want to trade in our bikes for a car just yet, so we went looking for ways to explore on two wheels. It’s amazing how different the city looks from a bike. If your kids are just getting started on a bike, try visiting a local school or deserted tennis or basketball court. These places offer a flat surface for new riders to get and keep their balance. Once they’ve gotten the hang of it, here are four places to cycle Atlanta with kids. Know others? Tell us about them.
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