The New Fitness Scene in Atlanta Is Just Peachy
The city has taken a turn toward smart development, livable neighborhoods, and high-energy amenities.
Long synonymous with urban sprawl, Atlanta is now home to a wide variety of outdoor activities.
Part of the Beltline project that will eventually circle the inner city with parks and light rail, this 22-mile trail already connects a string of neighborhoods for runners and bike commuters.
Sope Creek Trails
Seven miles of mountain-bike-legal singletrack just 20 minutes from downtown.
Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
The perfect place for rafting, beer-drinking, and jumping off 30-foot cliffs.
Tree Climbers International
Atlanta has retained an impressive canopy of enormous oak trees, and TCI will get you started climbing them—with a rope and harness—at its beginner clinics.
The indie running store has been slinging Nikes since the seventies running boom.
Piedmont Park Active Oval
The half-mile gravel loop is a Strava proving ground: the current course record is 2:36.
The Fish Hawk
The staff will gear you up whether you’re chasing North Georgia trout or saltwater trophies. Once you’re outfitted, get a lesson at the in-house school, run with rod maker Sage.
Show up on Wednesday evenings to catch the rowdy 20-mile group ride through the surrounding neighborhoods.
Dick Lane Velodrome
An outdoor track with weeknight races. No bike? No problem. There’s a rental fleet on hand.
Ponce City Market
A former Sears warehouse that was converted in 2014 into shops and apartments. It features a dining hall full of pet projects by local chefs and a free bike valet right off the Eastside Trail.