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Atlanta’s PATHs: Southtowne Trail

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Atlanta’s PATHs: Southtowne Trail
7:15 pm June 7, 2012, by Yvonne Zusel
The AJC Peachtree Road Race is approaching, and you need nice places to train. There’s no better place to start than with Atlanta’s PATHs, a trail system that travels throughout metro Atlanta.  Over the next few weeks leading up to July 4, we take a look at the miles of paved paths that form the PATH trail system and tell you what you need to know about using them to get ready. For more information on the PATH Foundation and to check out all the PATH trails in metro Atlanta, visit pathfoundation.org.
Location: Southeast of downtown Atlanta, three short trails that travel around Browns Mill Golf Course, the old Lakewood Fairgrounds and Swann Nature Preserve.
Parking: There’s a PATH parking lot off of Browns Mill Road, and one near Lakewood Avenue at the other end of the trail. You can also find parking on side streets.
About the PATH: The Southtowne Trail is short — the longest …

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Atlanta’s PATHs: Silver Comet Trail

The AJC Peachtree Road Race is approaching, and you need nice places to train. There’s no better place to start than with Atlanta’s PATHs, a trail system that travels throughout metro Atlanta. Over the next few weeks leading up to July 4, we take a look at the miles of paved paths that form the PATH trail system and tell you what you need to know about using them to get ready. For more information on the PATH Foundation and to check out all the PATH trails in metro Atlanta, visit pathfoundation.org.

Location: Silver Comet Trail, from New Macland Road to Hiram (MAP)

Parking: Parking lots on various access points throughout the trail, including one at Florence Road (with horse trailer parking, restrooms and a water fountain); New Macland; South Cobb Drive; and Floyd Road

About the PATH: The trail begins at the intersection of South Cobb Drive and the East-West Connector in Smyrna, Georgia and runs all the way to the Alabama border. There it meets the Chief Ladiga …

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Atlanta’s PATHs: Stone Mountain Trail

The AJC Peachtree Road Race is approaching, and you need nice places to train. There’s no better place to start than with Atlanta’s PATHs, a trail system that travels throughout metro Atlanta.  Over the next few weeks leading up to July 4, we take a look at the miles of paved paths that form the PATH trail system and tell you what you need to know about using them to get ready. For more information on the PATH Foundation and to check out all the PATH trails in metro Atlanta, visit pathfoundation.org.

Location: Freedom Parkway through Candler Park (MAP)

Parking: Parking lots on various access points throughout the trail, including one at Martin Luther King, Jr. Center off of Jackson Parkway; Carter Center off of Freedom Parkway; City of Decatur parking lot off of Sycamore Street between Mile 7 and Mile 8; and Stone Mountain Park.

There is also often parking on side streets close to the trail — I found parking for this chunk of the path on John Wesley Dobbs …

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Atlanta’s PATHs: Nancy Creek Trail

The AJC Peachtree Road Race is approaching, and you need nice places to train. There’s no better place to start than with Atlanta’s PATHs, a trail system that travels throughout metro Atlanta.  Over the next few weeks leading up to July 4, we take a look at the miles of paved paths that form the PATH trail system and tell you what you need to know about using them to get ready. For more information on the PATH Foundation and to check out all the PATH trails in metro Atlanta, visit pathfoundation.org.

Nancy Creek PATH

Location: Between Dunwoody, Chamblee and Brookhaven, the PATH runs from Murphy Candler Park through Blackburn Park to Durden Drive (MAP)

Parking: At Murphy Candler Park, the closest lot to the trail is at the corner of West Nancy Creek Drive and Candler Lake West, and there are other lots at the park including near the pool. Be warned that the parking can be very busy when youth sports games are taking place. At the other end of the trail, parking is available in …

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Atlanta’s PATHs: Chastain Park

The AJC Peachtree Road Race is approaching, and you need nice places to train. There’s no better place to start than with Atlanta’s PATHs, a trail system that travels throughout metro Atlanta.  Over the next few weeks leading up to July 4, we take a look at the miles of paved paths that form the PATH trail system and tell you what you need to know about using them to get ready. For more information on the PATH Foundation and to check out all the PATH trails in metro Atlanta, visit pathfoundation.org.

Chastain Park PATH

Location: Chastain Park near Buckhead (MAP)

Parking: Chastain Park red lot on Powers Ferry Road near the amphitheater. A large map of the trails is at the parking lot entrance.

About the PATH: Two 3.1 mile mostly concrete loops with some of the trail covering an asphalt side street. The two big loops are mostly the same, with a slight diversion plus there is a 1.6 mile loop that shares portions of both longer loops.

Chastain Park Path (Path Foundation/Flicker)

Chastain Park Path (Path …

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