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.

Flat Rock: A Story of Roots and Resilience

posted on February 15th, 2019  |  Read more

Today, the T. A. Bryant, Sr. house sits in a patch of rural land at the very eastern edge of metropolitan Atlanta. This small house and homestead are a key part of DeKalb County’s African-American history: T. A. Bryant was a pivotal figure in the community of Flat Rock. This unassuming homestead – a mix […]

Spring Preview: What’s Blooming at Arabia Mountain?

posted on February 8th, 2019  |  Read more

Monadnock Madness is on the horizon! With our annual hiking and outdoors celebration beginning in just a few weeks, we wanted to give y’all a preview of what you can expect at Arabia Mountain. So, we took a hike with Ranger Robby to get an overview and here’s what we learned: Spring comes earlier at […]

It’s Photography Season at Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area!

posted on January 30th, 2019  |  Read more

The lunar landscapes of Arabia Mountain and Panola Mountain, as well as the lush forests and meadows found throughout the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA), cry out to be photographed. But we want to leave no trace and keep these wild spaces beautiful for future visitors when we’re getting that perfect shot. Here’s how […]

Monadnock Madness – What’s that? Here’s a refresh:

posted on January 21st, 2019  |  Read more

Every year, we celebrate the three major Atlanta-area monadnocks – Arabia Mountain, Panola Mountain and Stone Mountain – with a month long series of events called Monadnock Madness. This outdoor extravaganza includes mountaintop yoga, photography workshops, and the Triple Hike Challenge, in which hikers summit all three monadnocks in one day. Along with these main […]

Winter Hikes & Winter Wildlife

posted on January 10th, 2019  |  Read more

Every season in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area offers its own wonder and winter is no exception. The bare monadnocks feel all the more otherworldly in the colder months, when many of the trees have lost their leaves, and the spring plants have died to be replaced by winter flora. And that’s not to […]

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

posted on January 3rd, 2019  |  Read more

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 […]

Arabia Alliance celebrates the lives of two community leaders

posted on July 11th, 2018  |  Read more

Rev. T.A. Bryant and Jim Read were pillars in forming the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Flat Rock Archives co-founder/board member Rev. Theodore A. (T.A.) Bryant Jr. was a community leader and a strong advocate of preserving and sharing the rich history of one of the oldest African American communities in Georgia. In the early 1800s, […]

DeKalb County dedicates funds to stabilize area’s oldest homestead

posted on May 29th, 2018  |  Read more

Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance will coordinate restoration of Lyon Farm historic structures. On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners unanimously authorized CEO Michael Thurmond to execute an agreement to stabilize the historic Lyon Farm. This homestead comprises a historic farmhouse and smokehouse that are believed to contain the oldest homestead […]

Arabia Alliance announces two new board members

posted on January 19th, 2018  |  Read more

The Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance announces the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the non-profit board are Sue Sanders and Joel Thibodeaux. “We are very pleased to welcome these two outstanding leaders to the board. The talent and diverse experience they bring to the table will further strengthen the […]