TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

EVENT ENCOURAGES ATLANTANS TO DITCH THEIR CARS FOR THE DAY

BY: Karon Warren

On June 9, enjoy Atlanta like never before when some of its streets close down to cars and open up to pedestrians. Through Atlanta Streets Alive, an initiative of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the cross-city route will stretch nearly 9 miles from east to west along Howell Mill Road, Marietta Street, Decatur Street and DeKalb […]

A SUNSET CRUISE

SPEND A ROMANTIC EVENING PADDLING THE CHATTAHOOCHEE

If you’re looking for something fun and different to do with your significant other, head to the Chattahoochee Nature Center May 17 or May 24 for Date Night on the River. Start the evening with a picnic dinner before hitting the water for an adults-only, 2.5-hour sunset canoe paddle along the Chattahoochee. During the roundtrip journey, scout out local wildlife […]

TROT FOR THE TROOPS

BUCKHEAD RACE BENEFITS SOLDIERS

Lace up those running shoes to honor the men and women who protect our country. Starting and finishing at Chastain Park and passing the Galloway School, the scenic but mostly flat Salute Our Troops 5K course is perfect for beginners.

The beneficiary of the event is the Charity Benevolent Fund that assists active duty, reserve and retired soldiers with living and medical expenses. Strollers, pets […]

INTO THE WOODS

EMBRACING THE GREAT OUTDOORS YEAR-ROUND AT A LOCAL NATURE CENTER

In the winter months, we don’t always think about doing a lot outside, but just because it’s a little brisk doesn’t mean we should ignore Mother Nature. Take, for instance, the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. This scenic, 30-acre patch of wilderness, conveniently tucked away off Roswell Road, is ripe for exploring no matter the time of year. […]