Why Decatur’s W.D. Thomson Park Will Make You Smile

W. D. Thomson Park | Decatur

1760 Mason Mill Rd
Atlanta, Ga 

Following instructions from Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests, we embarked on the 1-mile trail at W.D. Thomson Park in Decatur. It was marvelous!! We were surrounded by gorgeous forest and trees that touched the sky. We crossed a stream several times, allowing the boys to toss pebbles and have a blast! The tree roots that showed themselves were breathtaking, too. It was a short hike with much reward. Be sure to follow their Friends group here!

The trailhead begins to the right of the basketball court, but down the short, steep hill you will also find a bridge, field and small playground for the kiddos. On the trail, follow the blue trail, to the orange trail, to the green trail….or pick up the book for a map and details!

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Disclosure: No one paid me, and no one asked. We love searching out new hikes with Jonah’s book and hope you do the same. #keepingitreal


Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson

1 Comment on "Why Decatur’s W.D. Thomson Park Will Make You Smile"

  1. love that but One of my favorite is Centennial Olympic Park.

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