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Arabia Alliance celebrates the lives of two community leaders

Rev. T.A. Bryant and Jim Read were pillars in forming the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Flat Rock Archives co-founder/board member Rev. Theodore A. (T.A.) Bryant Jr. was a community leader and a strong advocate of preserving and sharing the rich history of one of the oldest African American communities in Georgia. In the early 1800s, […]

The Best in This Section: A Short History of the Lithonia Soccer Club, 1907-1928

Author: Patrick Sullivan For many, soccer’s origins in Atlanta began with the arrival of the Chiefs in 1967. Yet the sport’s history in the metropolitan area can be traced back to the late nineteenth century and was closely tied to the growing DeKalb County granite industry in the quarries at Stone Mountain and Arabia Mountain, […]

Highlights & Insights Tour at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Come revel in the profound beauty and history of one of the most magnificent places in Georgia during the monthly Highlights & Insights Tour at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Docents will guide visitors on a remarkable journey through a place filled with purpose as visitors discover the spiritual landscape where Trappist monks live, […]

7 ways to adventure at Arabia Mountain

More than 2,000 acres, two monadnock mountains, three lakes and many historic sites. The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, located just outside I-285 perimeter on Atlanta’s east side, is full of opportunities for outdoor adventure close to the metro area.

The Lost World of Arabia Mountain

Monks, an animal ER, and 400 million years of history. Though Arabia Mountain looks more like the moon than a mountain, it is rich with plant life, including five endangered plants. The red bulbs of diamorpha bloom brilliantly once a year. Shallow water pools are ideal for pool sprite. In the preserve, salamander eggs can be seen during a hike.

Holiday Shopping Guide

Make your loved ones feel extra special this holiday season with thoughtful gifts found nowhere else on earth! You can even relieve some holiday stress with a quick hike along the AMP between stops. Take a peek at our full shopping guide below to find out how you can fit a kayak in a stocking, where you can adopt an owl, and how to get monks to take care of your holiday baking.

7 ways to adventure at Arabia Mountain

More than 2,000 acres, two monadnock mountains, three lakes and many historic sites. The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, located just outside I-285 perimeter on Atlanta’s east side, is full of opportunities for outdoor adventure close to the metro area.

Top 3 Shady Strolls

Let big beautiful trees shade you as you hike or bike this summer on our coolest trails. We’ve explored the AMP and hiking trails for areas that shelter you with leafy canopies. While you enjoy lower temperatures in the shade, you’ll also pass by bubbling streams, historic landmarks, and calm reflective lakes. Read our Top […]