In the News

The National Heritage Area is a pretty fascinating place and we’re pleased that others think so too. Here we’ll share the most recent stories published about events, activities and general interest.

Learn How This 200-Year Old House in DeKalb Was Successfully Restored

posted on October 31st, 2019  |  Read more

From the AJC. By J. D. Capelouto. Representatives from the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area next week will provide insight on how an old farmhouse on a historic property was successfully restored. The DeKalb History Center will host a free “lunch and learn” next Tuesday focused on the Lyon Farmhouse, which is part of the national heritage area in south […]

The Best Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in Atlanta (excerpt)

posted on October 11th, 2019  |  Read more

From Atlanta Magazine. By Caroline Cox Arabia Mountain Top Trail Standing on the high points of Southeast Atlanta’s Arabia Mountain gives you an otherworldly feeling, almost like you’re walking on Mars. (Admittedly, dogs probably can’t appreciate that aspect, but you will!) There’s a 1.3-mile trail you can hike, or you and your pup can just […]

Arabia Alliance recruiting for winter park management internship

posted on October 10th, 2019  |  Read more

From On Common Ground News. Tom and Killian Smith have donated countless hours to make the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve the welcoming, accessible place it is today. They recently relocated to North Carolina. The Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance is now accepting applications for a two-week park management and conservation internship at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature […]

Kemp applauds accomplishments of Georgia’s Tourism Industry

posted on September 12th, 2019  |  Read more

From the Albany Herald. Gov. Brian Kemp recognized the performance and impact of the state’s tourism industry while attending the 2019 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference in LaGrange. Hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, this annual educational and professional development event brought together more than […]

Georgia State Park and Historic Site managers receive accolades during recent conference

posted on August 21st, 2019  |  Read more

From The Albany Herald. Several Georgia State Park and Historic Site managers were honored recently during a statewide conference held in Savannah. Nearly 300 representatives from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and volunteers gathered for the event hosted by the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. The group spent three days learning […]

6 of Atlanta’s Best Bike Trails

posted on August 5th, 2019  |  Read more

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. By Archith Seshadri The summer months give us a chance to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. What’s not to like with bright blue skies, beautiful chirping birds and freshly blossoming flowers? But if you don’t feel up for a walk or driving through the streets, you may want to smell the fresh, […]

Conyers| Rockdale County: Living Large

posted on August 1st, 2019  |  Read more

From Georgia Trend. Local Flavor Peaceful Easy Feeling By Linda M. Erbele Metro Atlanta isn’t known as a place for peace and tranquility – the traffic and construction noises drowned those out decades ago. But at a church set on 2,300 acres in Rockdale County, some 80,000 visitors a year seek out – and find […]

Lithonia Woman’s Club Pocket Park hosts grand opening

posted on July 25th, 2019  |  Read more

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. By Pamela Miller DeKalb County, the city of Lithonia and the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance will host a grand opening celebration 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 26 for the Lithonia Woman’s Club Pocket Park, 2564 Wiggins St., Lithonia. According to a press release, the new Lithonia Woman’s Club Pocket Park celebrates […]

Restoration of Lyon Farmhouse completed

posted on June 10th, 2019  |  Read more

  Restoration of Lyon Farmhouse completed  June 7, 2019  Carla Parker   What started as a vision nearly two decades ago–to preserve the historic Lyon Farmhouse–is now a reality. Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, along with DeKalb County and Stonecrest officials and members of the Lyon family celebrated the completion of the Lyon Farmhouse preservation project May […]

DeKalb officials dedicate historic Lyon farmhouse

posted on June 10th, 2019  |  Read more

Community stakeholders, elected officials and members of the Lyon family pose for a picture commemorating the dedication of the historic Lyon farmhouse on Friday, May 31, 2019. By Sarita Mason OCG News Intern Denise Williams instantly recalled the rich wood scent that filled the Lyon home where she grew up. “The house still smells just […]