Archives: Outdoor Discovery

Red Carpet Ready

Your local monadnocks are decked out in red this spring, so now is the perfect time to see this yearly spectacle! Diamorpha may be only a few inches tall, but it makes up for its size with profusion and boldness.  Most of the solution pits at the top of Arabia Mountain are covered in the […]

Pedal, Paddle, and Primitive Camping At Panola

Enjoy a memorable afternoon with a rented bike, kayak, or paddleboard at Panola Mountain State Park. Feel the wind in your hair as you glide over the AMP or slow down with a paddle through the reflective waters of Alexander Lakes.

Dramatic Diamorpha

Local monadnocks are rolling out the red carpet for you in April. Once each year a rare plant, diamorpha smallii, turns an eye-catching red before donning pure, white flowers. Although it is only a couple inches tall, this show-stopping plant blankets the mountain pools at Arabia with crimson. If you trek to the top of Panola Mountain you’ll be treated to isolated pools in a sea of green lichens and moss.

Self-Guided Bike Tour

Explore a land 400 million years in the making. The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) is an open landscape of breathtaking beauty, peace, and wonder just east of Atlanta along I-20. Dominated by two massive granite outcrops, it offers visitors natural wonders, compelling history and heart-pumping activity.  The PATH Foundation trail within the AMNHA is designed to […]

New Home Needed; Shallow Pit Preferred

Finding a new home for an endangered plant species isn’t easy. Especially when that tiny plant prefers to live in a cozy pool on a granite monadnock. In early December, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve began an excavation to create new granite pool habitats for two critically imperiled plant species: the federally threatened pool sprite (Amphianthus […]

Creature Feature

Many creatures great and small call the Heritage Area home. Here are a few that we have spotted. Most of the stunning photos below were taken by Brittany Camp, a local with a great eye! 

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