Westside Trail Walking Tour + Picnic (AM)

  • September 30, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • West End Station

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Join us as we explore the newest segment of the Atlanta Beltline, the Westside Trail.

Important Notes

  • We will be doing two walking tours on Saturday, Sept 30
  • The Saturday walking tours will be held at 10:00AM (northbound) and afternoon tour at 1:00PM (southbound). 
  • The 10:00AM (northbound) walking tour will begin at the West End station and end at Washington Park, which is 0.25 miles from the Ashby station
  • The 1:00PM (southbound) walking tour will begin at Washington Park and end at the West End station
  • We will be hosting a bring-your-own picnic lunch in Washington Park from 12:00 - 1:00PM. Guests from both tours are welcome to attend the picnic.
  • To participate on this tour you must be able to walk 3-4 miles at a brisk pace in 80+ degree temps.

See also...

What you will see and learn...

  • How and why the Atlanta Beltline came to be
  • Updates on the design, construction and funding of the entire Beltline project including trails, transit and green space (parks)
  • History of the neighborhoods that are located along the WST including Adair Park, Ashview Heights, Hunter Hills, Just Us, Mosley Park, Oakland City, Washington Park, West End and Westview
  • Cultural and historical points of interest throughout the area
  • Three railroad tunnels (Murphy/Lee, RDA, Lucile)
  • Four Bridges (Lawton, I-20, Westview Dr, MLJ Jr Blvd)
  • Fourteen (14) points that allow people to access the WST from the surrounding neighborhoods
  • Some very interesting art work and murals along the WST
  • Updates on commercial developments along the WST including Lee + White Food & Beverage District and Murphy's Crossing
  • Updates on transit-oriented development on or near the WST
  • Proposed transit stops along the WST
  • Connecting trails and other cool places to explore in the surrounding areas

About Your Tour Guide

Steve Saenz is the founder of Urban Explorers of Atlanta. Since 2014, Steve has led over 200 walking tours throughout Atlanta many of which have been on or along the Atlanta Beltline. 

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Private Tours Available

If you are interested in a private tour please contact us. We will work with you to design a custom bus, bike or walking tour for your company, church group, alumni association or other organization.

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