Culture & Community
Explore the relationship of man to the land the rivers and the rocks.
Investigate granite ecosystems and forest trails that explode with life and color.
Granite & Technology
Discover how granite quarries fueled an industry and innovation.
Experience the spiritual elements of nature and meet its guardians.
See the lands of Georgia's frontier where settlers carved a life in the land.
What’s a National Natural Landmark?
Southeast of Arabia Mountain, the National Heritage Area’s other, slightly younger monadnock rises – Panola Mountain. This mountain formed 300 million years ago and today is a major part of this nationally significant landscape. In fact, Panola Mountain is considered a National Natural Landmark. So what’s a National Natural Landmark, and why is Panola Mountain […]READ MORE
Preservation in Progress: Update on the Lyon Farm
Located in once-rural DeKalb County, the Lyon Farm stands today as a reminder of the area’s history and a glimpse into the agricultural lifestyle that once dominated the county. It also is key to the history of Flat Rock, one of the oldest African-American communities in Georgia: people were enslaved at the site prior to […]READ MORE
We’re excited to be starting a new tradition here: Spiderling Watch. A female Black & Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope sp.) has made her home at our back door for the past few months, laying multiple large egg sacs. These sacs are filled with thousands of baby spiders (“spiderlings”) which will grow throughout the winter and […]READ MORE