I'm always looking for places close by to explore and today I came across South Peachtree Creek Trail.  The trail runs through a few neighborhoods (Masons Mill, Medlock Park, and Clairmont Heights) that border Emory Universities, Clifton Rd. on the NE side of Atlanta and North Decatur.  The trail is just under 2 miles long and about 80% shaded by old-growth trees.  If you're looking for a place to get away from the noise and traffic of the city it's a quiet place to unwind and get a little exercise.  The shade that the tree canopy provides is especially nice on hot summer days in the Atlanta for the pups, but bring plenty of drinking water for yourself and your pups.   Free parking is available at Masons Mill Park which is on the northwest side of the trail towards N Druid Hills Rd. and at Medlock Park on the southeast side. The trail offers some off-pavement trails to explore the remains of the Old Decatur Water Works, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.  The application package, which is available through the National Park Service.

Old Decatur Water Works at South Peachtree Creek Trail

 

    South Peachtree Creek Decatur Water Works