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YMCA Summer Fun

Over 100 students are learning a cool equation this summer: a week of camp in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area equals fun. Through an innovative partnership between the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance and the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, students from four metro-area YMCAs are exploring some of the significant natural and historic sites. […]

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 […]

Hosting Hunts

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Press Page: AMP Adventures

Lithonia, GA – 5/11/2015 – As temperatures rise and the sunscreen comes out, the partners of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) are gearing up for an exhilarating line-up of outdoor adventures. With river exploration, free bike rentals, campfire folktales and “s’more” there is something for everyone! While free, many events have a limited […]

Summer Celebration

Throughout June, you can enjoy free bicycle rental days, outdoor movies, family-friendly bike tours and even folktales around a campfire. Women who are new to cycling (or want to brush up on the basics) can also join a free class and guided ride just for them!

Ecology, Geology, History and Your New Favorite Trail

Thousands of visitors will discover the fascinating history and diverse environments of the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve with the help of two new kiosks. Located at the base of Arabia Mountain and at the Nature Center, these kiosks highlight new trails within the Nature Preserve and landmarks throughout the National Heritage Area. These interpretive exhibits […]

Dairy to Dream

The metal-roofed barn on Klondike Road stops people in their tracks, especially when glowing red sunsets bathe the meadow in soft light and the hay catches the breeze. Now an iconic landmark, the Vaughters Barn is part of the rich history of  the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. S.B. Vaughters had dreamed of owning his […]

Vaughters’ Farm Meadow Loop

Looking for a new hiking trail? Panola Mountain State Park’s newest trail is ready for you! The Vaughters’ Farm Meadow Loop is a 1.25 mile trail which was completed thanks to a generous grant from REI.  This easy unpaved trail is perfect for a quick getaway and offers unbeatable views of the Vaughters’ Barn, rolling hills, and […]