Archive for April 2012

Adopt-a-Trail Volunteers work on Earth Day

A BIG thank you to the Atlanta Area Geocachers who cleaned up a section of the PATH trail this past weekend!! They recently became “Adopt a Trail” volunteers at the Candler Park section of the Stone Mountain Trail. To learn more about “Adopt a Trail” volunteer opportunities  email the PATH office at [email protected]

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PATH Honored By GDOT

The Georgia Department of Transportation recognized PATH for twenty years of service to the State in a ceremony at the GDOT board meeting in December. PATH has successfully managed over thirty Transportation Enhancement projects to completion since the TE program was initiated in 1992. “GDOT was a good partner for us right from the beginning”…

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Detour No More

The long-standing detour at mile 15 of the Silver Comet Trail is no more. Paulding County removed the barricades and re-opened a 1,400 foot section of the trail near Weddington Road and milepost 15 the week of February 26th. It seems like a decade since the colossal rainstorm of September 21, 2009 stopped and stayed…

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Eastside BeltLine Almost A Trail

PATH crews continue to make progress preparing the Eastside Atlanta BeltLine corridor for a trail and future transit. Most of the retaining walls that will enable the construction for both trail and transit have been installed along the edges of the corridor through the winter. Bridge work at Ponce de Leon and Ralph McGill Boulevard…

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Georgia Coast Rail Trail Extended

PATH completed another 1.5 mile section of the Georgia Coast Rail-Trail in Camden County during February. The recently completed trail segment is an extension of the City of Woodbine trail and boardwalk through downtown Woodbine.  The boardwalk overlooks the Satilla River and is the scene of an annual Woodbine Crawfish Festival, celebrating its 27th year.…

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SK8 Challenge

Most of us think we are in pretty good shape if we are able to bike thirty of forty miles in a day.  On May 11-13th, a group of longboard skateboarders will race along the Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail for 188 miles in the second annual Chief Ladiga Silver Comet Sk8 Challenge. The three day…

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2nd Annual triPATHlon

The PATH Foundation will host the second annual swim, bike, and run triPATHlon, on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Chastain Park. Last year’s inaugural event had 350 tri-athletes swimming at the Chastain Pool, biking through Buckhead, and running on the PATH around North Fulton Golf Course. This year between 400 and 500 participants are expected…

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Mount Trashmore

When we were searching for a route for the Silver Comet Trail between Rockmart and Cedartown, Polk County graciously offered to let us cross the northern edge of the Polk County Landfill with the trail.  Without the luxury of an abandoned railroad in this area, we were hard pressed to find the connection we needed.…

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Friends of DNR Search and Rescue Event

In 2008, a group of civic-minded individuals formed The Friends of Georgia DNR Search and Rescue to help support individuals who volunteer to search and rescue at State Parks every year. The group’s mission is to provide financial support to help train and outfit the teams that are frequently called into action to locate lost…

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Carrollton Greenbelt in High Gear

  The City of Carrollton recently completed a short segment of the Greenbelt near Carrollton High School in conjunction with road and drainage improvements. This trail is open to the public now. Future segments of the Carrollton Greenbelt will continue through eight additional parks,  the University of West Georgia, and the corporate headquarters for the…

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