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Racing the Future: The Atlanta Stock Car Club and the Lithonia Speedway

Years before NASCAR existed, on a secluded patch of land in rural Georgia, black race car drivers made history. The story of the Atlanta Stock Car Club (ASCC) has not been as well documented as other racing organizations, but this group of African-American racers and promoters was active during the 1940’s and 1950’s. Based out […]

Want A Hand Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution? We’re Here To Help!

We all make plenty of resolutions at the beginning of the year: to exercise more, to eat better, to spend time outside. If you made resolutions to be more active, to learn more about local history, or just to get out in the Arabia Mountain NHA, we are here to help. Check out the list […]

#OptOutside on Black Friday

Skipping the retail frenzy for outdoor therapy on Black Friday? Here are a few activities to help you #OptOutside here in the National Heritage Area: Arabia Mountain PATH trails will get your feet moving. Pets are welcome to join you but please keep them on a leash. Info: http://arabiaalliance.org/amp/ Come hike Arabia Mountain with Ranger Robby and learn […]

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 […]

Come See the Solar Eclipse from Here!

Where will you be during the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017? Just east of Atlanta, you can view the solar eclipse in an open, lunar-like landscape of breathtaking beauty, peace and wonder. There are plenty of spots in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area where you can catch a glimpse of one of the most remarkable celestial events […]

Our Picks for Summer Fun in the AMNHA

Nothing says summertime more than climbing a tree, riding a bike, or just exploring in the woods. We’ve picked out a few outdoor adventures for you and your family to enjoy. We hope you find a favorite to enjoy again and again!

Be Like Tom!

Taking care of your own backyard can be a challenge. Now, imagine if your backyard was the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Our volunteers make a great place even better through their tireless dedication. As you read about Tom’s effect on the NHA, you might want to become more involved yourself. Learn more about opportunities here […]

Lights, Camera, Action!

Television and movie productions are flocking to the state of Georgia. They swoon over the state’s steep production tax credit, a deep pool of talented professionals, and an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes and architecture. In 2015 alone, productions generated an economic impact of $6 billion for the state.  Increasingly, projects are popping up in the […]