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Chattahoochee Brick Company

For decades, prisoners were forced into unpaid labor at a brickyard along the Chattahoochee River. How will we remember them?

For decades, long after the Civil War, men, women, and children convicted in Georgia courts—sometimes wrongly—were forced into unpaid labor at a brickyard along the Chattahoochee River. How will we remember them?
Perfect Atlanta dishes for picnics

Perfect picnic fare from Atlanta restaurants (and the best places to spread out a blanket)

With more restaurants intent on offering food that travels well, the options for picnic fare are arguably better than ever.

Cold Calling: 21 refreshing retreats in the South that offer a dose of nature’s air-conditioning

Can you even call yourself a Southerner if you don’t spend at least a quarter of the year griping about the heat (and don’t forget the humidity)? But during a season when the forecast seems permanently set to “scorching,” you can still find pockets of delicious coolness—and we don’t mean the blast radius around your air-conditioning vent.
Exterior of the home

This Roswell home overlooking the Chattahoochee River celebrates contemporary design

When Andrea and Jerry Freeman found an empty lot in Roswell overlooking the Chattahoochee River, they got their opportunity to give suburban living their own twist. The goal: build a modern but warm sanctuary embracing the wooded surroundings.
Best dog-friendly hikes where to walk your dog in Atlanta

The best dog-friendly hiking trails in Atlanta

From easy, low-impact walks to hikes with mountain views to a dog beach, here's where you and your best furry friend can both get some exercise and fresh air.
75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta: Canoe

Canoe

The best table in all of Atlanta is on the covered patio overlooking Canoe’s lush gardens and the languid Chattahoochee.
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 30-June 5

Fly in a hot air balloon at the Helen Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race, float down the Chattahoochee at Duluth's Whatever Floats Your Boat, or stay on land to celebrate all things Southern dining at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.
Chattahoochee River

Shoot the ‘hooch

Lazy Atlanta summers are best enjoyed lathered in sunscreen, idling downstream in an inflatable tube, and reaching for a cooler floating slowly behind you on the Chattahoochee River.
Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: September 6-12

Beer at Oktoberfest, more beer at the Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival, and light up the night at the BeltLine Lantern Parade
Chattahoochee River

The story of the Chattahoochee is the story of Atlanta. What is the river’s next chapter?

Today’s river is much better shape than it was in the 1970s. That feeds my optimism, but it’s the next part that gets me excited. Another stretch of the river is under restoration. If our own generation is as successful as the River Rats were 40 years ago, the green ribbon that cuts across the entire metro area will truly be a gift for all Atlantans.

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