Outdoors on the BeltLine

When it comes to outdoors and the BeltLine, we’ve got two words: Parks and Recreation.

Parks? We got ‘em. Described as Atlanta’s Emerald Necklace, the BeltLine is a linear park it’s own self. But like any good, growing thing it has sprouted several other parks on what was once blighted urban grayfields, including Boulevard Crossing, D.H. Stanton, Gordon White, Perkerson and the stunning and brilliant Historic Fourth Ward Park.

On the recreation map you’ve got H4W Skate Park, kissed by the Eastside Trail, hugged by a large athletic field, and blessed by the High Priest of the Half Pipe himself, Tony Hawk.

The appeal of the rail trail is that it’s a level, safe path built on an old railroad. It has inspired a surge in bicycle culture (which we unabashedly celebrate) and an explosion in active lifestyles with scores of folks burning calories instead of carbon via every conceivable mode of human-powered transit.

Farmers’ Market Fridays: Goat and Roasting Boxes

This past Saturday, I took another trip to The Green Market at Piedmont Park and the weather had definitely improved since my last visit! I arrived about an hour after they opened and it was rife with patrons and their puppies, all happily perusing the booths along with me. I hadn't seen it so packed quite yet, so it was nice to see everyone walking around to support their local vendors. I trekked down to the very edge of the market to visit the Southern Berkshire Farm booth. On my previous … [Read more...]

Farmers’ Market Fridays: Kombucha and Kale

This past Saturday I went to check out the Green Market at Piedmont Park. As I mentioned last week, March 18th kicked off their 2017 season and I was itching to see what other vendors had in store. Or booth, rather! As I headed to what seemed like the front of the market, I bumped into my friend Wes, who was selling Golda Kombucha. Golda is Georgia's first kombucha tea company and is locally brewed. The two flavors they had that day were lavender lemonade and blackberry mint. I sampled both … [Read more...]

Farmers’ Market Fridays: Pork Chops and Kholrabi

One of my most recent experiences at the Freedom Farmers' Market is a testament to getting there as early as possible. I had a few things to do that morning and I finally left the house by 11:30. I had only one hour left to look through the market.  If you decide to go to the farmers' market around closing time, your produce options will be very limited. However, you may encounter a vendor looking to make a deal with you so he can unload some more product quickly. This past Saturday, I came … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: October 14th – 16th, 2016

Since when did mid-October roll around? We're already halfway done with Georgia's short fall season and there are many more fall festivals to be had! While the month is clearly flashing before our eyes, take some time to slow its roll by enjoying a few of the events around BeltLandia and get in the Halloween spirit during the Little Five Points Festival and Parade!  All events are sure to provide a fun time – enjoy!  Friday, October 14th   Atlanta Clips Beer and Film Tour @ … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: October 7th – 9th, 2016

For some of us, our homes are a little fuller this weekend with friends and family seeking refuge from Hurricane Matthew. While we may feel little of the effects from the hurricane here in BeltLandia, keep those affected in your thoughts. If you are hosting friends or family at your home, treat them to an event around the Beltline to help keep their minds from focusing on the worst case scenarios. We are hoping that our coastal friends can enjoy their weekends despite the circumstances.  The … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: September 30th – October 2nd, 2016

The chill in the air we have been waiting for has finally arrived. Let us all welcome Fall with open arms! I cannot think of any better weather to enjoy a Braves game in – especially the last few games at The Ted. If I were you, I would also make some time for the Porches and Pies Festival. Honestly, they might be the most revolutionary combo since peanut butter and jelly.   P.S. I hear they are giving out Chipper Jones jerseys at the Braves game tonight!  Cheers, my … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: September 23rd – 25th, 2016

Happy Fall, y'all! Tis the season for fall festivals, flannel, pumpkin spice and everything nice. While the cooler weather is being shy down south, we still have the chance to bask in the last few summer sunsets at a  reasonable hour. Unfortunately, the event list this weekend seems to be lacking in size, but do not doubt its grandeur in quality. If you ask me, all you really need from a weekend is a Beltline Wine Stroll during the first weekend of autumn.  Cheers, my … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: September 16th – 18th, 2016

Happy Friday and an even happier Guacamole Day! Hopefully, all of you celebrated Queso Day at Moes on Thursday so it is only natural to go for round two today and treat yourself to some guacamole goodness with your best amigos. With this the weekend of Music Midtown, it's a bit of an understatement to say the weekend will be full of live music. We can also cue the beginning of fall festival season in the peach state. We just have to patiently wait on the weather to get the hint. I hear … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: September 9th – 11th, 2016

Finally the weekend has arrived to recover from Labor Day Weekend. This week could not have felt any longer to have been a short week. Thankfully we can kick back, enjoy some college football games and ease into the simplicity of fall. Of course the weather will not warrant big comfy sweaters just yet, but tailgates and pumpkin spice lattes are on their way!  Take the opportunity to relax this weekend with a few of our hand-picked events. Enjoy! Friday, … [Read more...]

BeltLandia Weekender: August 26th – 28th, 2016

Happy Friday and Happy DOG DAY! As if the day couldn't get any better, it just so happens to be dedicated to celebrating canines. If you have a furry friend of your own, you should make your way over to Historic Fourth Ward Park for an event with a live DJ. You will even be tempted to find a playmate for Fido during the pet adoption. After all, there's only one thing better than having a dog, and that's having two dogs! If this weekend's Pokemon Go Scavenger Hunt is your kind of thing, don't … [Read more...]