Check out the rare pink lady's slipper orchids in late April or early May.
Connally Nature Park is also home to Atlanta’s champion white oak. As well as the champion, several other large, old white oaks are present along the trail.
The land was deeded by the Connally family to the City of East Point in 1991. East Point planned to use the land for a softball field or an elementary school but Trees Atlanta fought to preserve the land and the oaks and eventually won.
Address: Mulberry Ct, East Point, GA 30344
Cost of admission: None
Governance: City of East Point
Approximate miles of trails: 1
Hours: 7:00am to 10:00pm
Miles from downtown Atlanta: 7
MARTA directions: From West End station, take the #81 bus to Delowe Dr@Elinwood Dr. Walk east on Elinwood Drive for one block. Head left on Mulberry St. The park will be on your right.
Cycling directions: From East Point station, exit to the west (towards Main St.) Turn right on Main St. After 0.3 mile, turn left on Ware Ave. After 0.6 miles, turn left on Headland Dr. After 0.6 miles, turn right on Delowe. After 0.4 miles, turn right on Connally. Take the first right on Mulberry St. and then the first left into the park. There is no bike rack available. Total cycling distance is 2.2 miles. Note: Main St. is one way, so you will need to return via East Point St.
Parking: Parking is available at the trailhead.
Trailheads: Both trailheads connect to the grassy area near the parking area.
Trail surface: Natural
Dogs allowed: Yes
Best time to visit: Late April or early May
Guidebook mentions: None
Dog poop bags and trash can
Gas station, grocery stores, and restaurants at the intersection of Headland & Delowe
For more photos, see my flickr album.
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Updated September 29, 2018