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.
By Charles Seabrook – For the AJC Georgia’s rock outcrops and monadnocks — such as Stone Mountain, Arabia Mountain and Panola Mountain in east Atlanta — appear to be harsh, barren landscapes, but they are superb natural treasures, where some of the world’s rarest and most unusual plants thrive. That was apparent last weekend when […]
Trade fluorescent lights for the real deal. Soak up the vitamin D and breathe in the fresh air as the sounds of nature provide the soundtrack to your fitness routine. The calming benefits of the outdoors may be that extra push you need to kick-start some good habits or sustain your healthy endeavors. If you […]
Mona-what? Monadnocks are special types of mountains formed when hard blobs of lava are compressed under the Earth’s crust. Now that the softer rock around the granite clumps has been eroded away, Georgians are treated to three amazing geological oddities right in their backyard. Stone, Panola, and Arabia Mountains are all monadnocks. Throughout the month […]
If you’ve done the hike to the top of Stone Mountain, take your next step at nearby Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. Arabia Mountain and Stone Mountain share much of the same look and feel – lots of boulders and outcrops, exposed tree roots and unique plant life on the mountain’s surface. Beyond those similarities, we discover that Arabia […]
Create classic romance, for your outdoorsy Valentine at one of these escapes. Plan a Picturesque Picnic Pack a blanket and carry a favorite meal to an overlook, for a charming change of scenery. Hike to a spacious wooden deck and a stunning view on Fort Mountain State Park‘s West Overlook Trail or take a more […]
One day couldn’t contain our excitement so we’re throwing a month-long celebration! Check out the events below to join in on the fun! June Events Date Event Time/Location Details Every Sunday6/1/14 – 6/29/14 Healthy Hike 8am: Davidson Arabia Mt. Nature Preserve Discover the hidden paths and secret jewels of the Preserve with Ranger Robby. Cost: […]
Saturday, June 14th An exciting day of family-friendly activities along the Arabia Mountain PATH (AMP) from the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, to South Rockdale Community Park, and the City of Lithonia. At each Rockdale trailhead, kids can play a fun scavenger hunt and throughout the day everyone can play Trail Treasures to earn a one of a […]
Just 20 minutes from Atlanta a stunning 30-mile PATH hike/bike trail system has just been completed! Come discover it for yourself during our month-long celebration! We’ve got free bike rentals, archery, wellness classes and more!