The PATH is a network of trails and sidewalks that run through Atlanta. MARTA connects with the PATH at several points along the blue/green rail line. Bring your bike on MARTA or walk the trail system for an active adventure. See below for options and sightseeing along the PATH near MARTA.
One of the major points to connect with the PATH is just outside the Inman Park station. After walking through the fare gate, turn right to follow the signs pointing to Inman Park. At street level, turn right along the bus bay and walk to the edge of the parking lot where there is a marked PATH sidewalk just beyond a fence. This PATH goes through winding and hilly parks in the area, passing a playground and also merges with the Carter Center and the Beltline Eastside Trail. The area provides a scenic place for a picnic and is popular for sledding on the occasion there is enough snow fall.
After winding from Inman Park to Candler Park, the PATH ends up next to the East Lake MARTA station on Dekalb Avenue. Be sure to exit to the right after exiting the fare gates toward the North Parking/Dekalb Avenue signs. The PATH runs along the station on Dekalb Avenue all the way to downtown Decatur, making this a good spot for biking, walking or skating to Decatur where you can reconnect with MARTA at the Decatur MARTA station or combine the outing with shopping or food.
The PATH in Decatur is located along East Howard/College Avenue a couple blocks south of the Decatur MARTA station in downtown Decatur. Take the Church Street exit out of the station and turn right and walk just over a block. The PATH is next to the railroad. Turn left to walk around the outskirts of downtown Decatur and circle back to the station, or turn right on the PATH to reach the East Lake station.
On the westside, the Lional Hampton trail runs near the MARTA station on Lena Street. Turn right out of the main station exit and left on Lena. Just over two blocks away from the station the trail intersects with the BeltLine.