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Discover Geocaching at the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

As summer is coming up, we’re all looking for more ways to get outside and enjoy the AMNHA. One of those ways Geocaching uses satellite data to help you find treasure troves – “geocaches” – located in designated spots. Geocaches can be hidden almost anywhere, from beneath a pile of rocks to the remains of a […]

What is National Park Week?

Each year, the National Park Service celebrates our historic and natural heritage around the country with a week-long, presidentially-proclaimed National Park Week. At the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, we’re excited to be a part of this vast system of parks and historic sites. We kicked off National Park Week with Junior Ranger Day, where […]

Earth Day in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Earth Day in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area Begun in 1970, Earth Day commemorates and celebrates the planet, the environment and the natural world. Occurring on April 22nd each year (this year, the holiday is on a Monday), Earth Day is a time to get outside and practice care and stewardship for the planet. […]

Spring is here, and Diamorpha are blooming!

The coldest months of the year are now behind us (although a few chill spells may come and go). That means, at Arabia and Panola Mountains, flowers are blooming and the stony mountainsides are being filled with life. Now is the perfect time to see the stunning plant life that defines these stony outcrops in […]

Monadnock Mindfulness: A Weekend of Mountaintop Yoga

For yoga instructor Sandra Bonkienė, interaction with nature is an important part of yoga. That’s why she joins us each year to host a yoga class at Arabia Mountain. “The idea of having it is to connect with nature,” Sandra said, “so we can experience the elements like air and earth.” Outside on the rock […]

Monadnock Madness Photography Workshops

Along with the Monadnock Madness Triple Hike Challenge, there are a host of other events that occur every year to celebrate our marvelous monadnocks. That includes two nature photography workshops hosted by veteran nature photographer Larry Winslett. The workshop starts at Stone Mountain before moving to Arabia and, lastly, Panola Mountain. Larry guides workshop attendees […]

Step into Monadnock Madness Your Own Way: Try Out Hike As You Like!

Monadnock Madness – our annual celebration of Georgia’s granite giants, Arabia, Panola and Stone Mountains – is in full swing. Continuing throughout the month of March, Monadnock Madness encompasses over 40 different events at all three mountains. One of our favorite parts of these annual festivities is the Triple Hike Challenge. During the Challenge, hikers […]

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 […]