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Mountain Trekker

Need a nature fix but can’t get to the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area? Thanks to a partnership between The Conservation Fund (TCF) and Google Trekker, visitors have a new way to enjoy our captivating landscapes complete with 360-degree views. The result is similar to the Street View option in Google Maps, but instead it […]

Monastery of the Holy Spirit Architectural Tour Survey

Thank you for participating in the Monastery of the Holy Spirit Architectural Tour.   To insure the quality of our tours, we welcome your feedback.       The Monastery of the Holy Spirit offers a distinctive place to reflect and relax.  Please come again!  

Monastery of the Holy Spirit Tours

Every third Saturday through October!
Enjoy lively discussions about the design and construction process of the historic Abbey Church. If you have an interest in architecture, art, history, landscaping, and stained glass design, the Monastery of the Holy Spirit Architectural Tours will amaze and astound you.

Sneak “Peak”: Madness 2016

Just 30 minutes east of Atlanta, you can see vernal pools, snorkelwort, and diamorpha at our local monadnocks. In March, you can experience these unique places firsthand through guided hikes and events at Arabia, Panola, and Stone Mountains. Visit all three parks during the month, and you’ll earn a special souvenir that you can wear as a […]

Small AMP Section Closed

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources began lowering both lakes at Panola Mountain State Park in January to perform inspections of 50-year-old earthen dams. The Upper Lake is expected to be re-filled once repairs can ensure the safety of the dam. Plans for the Lower Lake are contingent on assessment results, according to state park officials. The section of the Arabia Mountain PATH (AMP) that runs over the dam will be closed until the repairs are finished.

Hidden Fun

We’ve got the perfect way to keep kids busy and entertained, even if they are finishing off sugary holiday treats. Get them out in the fresh air with this new Winter Scavenger Hunt. They’ll learn how the world adapts in winter and see plants that only appear for a few months of the year!

Warm Winter Wonders

Put away your mittens and hang up your coat; the warm weather seems here to stay. The next few weeks are expected to remain in the mid-50s, so we’ve created a Top Five List of ways you can take advantage of our warm winter wonderland.

Winter Wonderland

Getting holiday cabin fever? Escape the stuffy indoors with a family hike! Winter break is the perfect time for visiting relatives to see a different side of local trails. We’ve gathered our top five exploration activities that are sure to inspire a year-round love of hiking. If you haven’t hiked with young kids before, make […]

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.

A Rare Beauty

Hidden away from the summer sun, the crane-fly orchid is blooming. Shaded by towering oaks and other hardwoods, this orchid produces several flowers on its delicate stem from mid-July through August. This plant’s striking purple underside makes it easy to identify if you know where to look. The orchid only grows in deep shade and […]