The Asian Cajuns, Amelia, and Lain Hike the Beltline

Written on March 10, 2009 at 1:34 pm, by Lain Shakespeare

Sure, the Wren’s Nest was open (and free to the public!) this Saturday for Phoenix Flies and the Southern Literary Trail.  It’ll be free next Saturday and Sunday, too.

But that doesn’t mean Amelia and I enjoy working on both Saturdays and Sundays.  No sir.

Lain, Amy, Asian Cajuns, and Matt at Glenwood Park

So, this Saturday we took a little staff field trip with our friends Lauren, Catherine, and Matt.  We walked 7 miles of the Beltline, one of the largest urban renewal projects in the country.

The Beltline will ultimately be a 22 mile ring of transit, parks, and trails around Atlanta.  Right now, however, it’s mostly an abandoned rail corridor.  Lauren and Catherine have pictures on their blog, as does Urban Hiking Atlanta, so I’ll leave most of the explanation to them.


The Beltline is significant to the Wren’s Nest for two main reasons:

  1. It runs just a few blocks from here, and is one of the few places to have already broke ground.
  2. It is and will continue to encourage historic preservation in Atlanta.

I’m also excited that the staff of the Wren’s Nest will be a bike or one-seat train ride away from the Carter Center, the MLK birth home, or Piedmont Park.  Imagine the new lunch options!

If you’re interested in walking the Beltline, subscribe to Urban Hiking Atlanta or sign up for the Wonderroot e-newsletter.

(h/t, weirdly enough, to Decatur Metro who covered our story faster than I could)

3 Comments to The Asian Cajuns, Amelia, and Lain Hike the Beltline

  1. DM says:

    Ha! Not sure I deserve a hattip for a report on yourself!

    Though you may want to be on the look out for “Breaking News: Lain Does Laundry – Forgets to Separate Darks From Lights. 315 Neighborhood Enraged; Demand Laundry Plan.”

    Story at 11.

  2. Catherine says:

    DM, I bet that post would get a ton of hits.

    Lain, did we really walk 7 miles? No wonder why my arms are so sunburned!

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