A natural reason to love Atlanta

One of the best things about Atlanta is that, despite its highways and skyscrapers, there are many natural spaces. The foothill mountains, Chattahoochee river and a few lakes are all within a short drive.

Yesterday, just a 10-minute drive from my house, I discovered the Jones Bridge Trail. It’s a beautiful trail that follows the banks of the Chattahoochee. No highways in sight; no road noise to be heard.

It’s one of my favorite things about Atlanta. There are dozens of trails, walks, parks and natural spaces for that help make the city seem not quite so overwhelming.