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Daisy Days

Come and see summer go out with a bang! As September sets in, thousands of yellow daisies burst into life and carpet the mountainsides in bright blooms. You wouldn’t know it by looking around here, but these relatives of the sunflower are actually extremely rare and only grow within a 60-mile radius in the Southeast. […]

Junior Ranger Roundup in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Explore, learn, protect; Junior Ranger Day set for Sept. 30. There’s a world of activities near your backyard to help kids satisfy their curious nature while also becoming a Junior Ranger! Encourage them to discover the great outdoors in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area during Junior Ranger Day at Panola Mountain State Park on […]

Highlights & Insights Tour at the Monastery of the Holy

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 […]

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