With the holidays upon us and the chaos of the November elections in the rearview mirror, many of us are ready for a little “me” time.

The city of Atlanta has miles and miles of incredible green space to help you center yourself and breathe in the spectacular beauty of our natural assets. Indeed, during the pandemic, many visitors are coming in from out of town to explore our amazing parks and preserves.

You should too. After all, they belong to you.

It doesn’t matter what side of town you live in, there’s always some place to go to walk, run, hike, bike or just meander lazily along a purling creek or grove of tall mature trees.

In Southwest Atlanta, that would be the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve – a magical 120-acre forest, complete with a captivating waterfall and even a tiny leprechaun house!