Sep 5 2016

Historic Piedmont Walks: Tour Steps and Hills on Challenging Hike

The popular Historic Piedmont Walks series kicks off its Fall season with a challenging climb of Piedmont stairways on Friday, September 9, and again on Saturday, September 17.  The tours begin at 10:00 am and end at approximately 11:30am.

This walk will traverse some of Piedmont’s steepest hills via steps and streets that thread the city.  Starting at Sierra Avenue, the tour winds uphill to Bell Avenue and back, covering 2.5 miles and 654 steps (491 up, 163 down.)

Attendees will enjoy magnificent views, learn about historic homes, and discover why the staircases were built between city streets.   

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please email, by Wednesday, September 7 for Friday’s walk and Tuesday, September 13 for the Saturday tour.  Map and details will be provided.

The next walk in the Fall series will take place mid-October and survey the history of three neighborhoods: Sea View, Glen Alpine and Hampton.  

Historic Piedmont Walks are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Piedmont and the Piedmont Historical Society.

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