East Decatur Greenway

Georgia

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East Decatur Greenway Facts

States: Georgia
Counties: De Kalb
Length: 1.1 miles
Trail end points: E. College Ave. at the Avondale MARTA Station and S. Columbia Dr. and Thomas Rd.
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9960999

East Decatur Greenway Description

The East Decatur Greenway offers a pleasant outdoor experience and community connector in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The paved pathway begins across the street from MARTA's Avondale Station and winds its way south, flanked by trees and native plants. A rain garden sits adjacent to the trail and future plans include adding a wildlife habitat, pollinator garden and bird sanctuary.

For a longer journey, the 20-mile Stone Mountain Trail can be accessed just north of the Avondale Station. Travel west on that trail to head towards Atlanta, or east to reach Stone Mountain Park.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available on the trail's southern end on S. Columbia Drive.

You can also take MARTA's Blue Line train to reach the trail, arriving at the Avondale Station (915 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur) on the trail's north end. For more information, visit MARTA's website.

 

East Decatur Greenway Reviews

PATH Foundation's East Decatur Greenway Trail

East Decatur Greenway is a paved, short, 1.2 miles bicycle and pedestrian trail situated at the south-east boundary of the City of Decatur, in Metro Atlanta. You can access it from the Stone Mountain Trail, from Avondale Marta station or, if driving, you can park in the street of around de Marta facilities.

I upload a video of a trip in my bicycle to my YouTube Channel City Bike Jour.

I constantly use the East Decatur Greenway when bicycling to Oakhurst Village in Decatur or Kirkwood in Atlanta. The path includes a wonderful view to the eastern edge of the City of Decatur's Legacy Park, a heavily forested niche with a large pond that is home to a variety of species. A series of trails throughout the dense forest provides a unique opportunity for walking while experiencing nature inside the City of Decatur limits. The greenway has direct access to the park trails along the way. I access the trails from different entry points when I walk, instead of running bikes. Next to the lake is the Decatur's Kitchen Garden, a garden space for refugee and immigrant growers, led by Global Growers in collaboration with the City of Decatur. The garden can be observed from the trails

At the south, it ends in a green passive park at 890 Columbia Drive, the East Decatur Greenway project, a green community space where to enjoy nature. It was in the past a polluted lot of a closed gas station that was cleanup . You can park there to access the greenway.

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