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.

Take Your Dog and Head to a Park

posted on January 15th, 2016  |  Read more

Story by By Audra Gerger for E Metro News Now that it is a new year, you might be thinking of exercising. Walking is a great form of exercise and having a companion helps you to stick to your walking routine. That companion can easily be your dog! After all, he probably likes the car […]

Panola Mountain’s lakes to be lowered for dam repairs

posted on January 4th, 2016  |  Read more

If it seems like the lakes at Panola Mountain are lower than you remember — don’t worry, it’s not your imagination.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will begin lowering both lakes at the state park Dec. 16 to perform inspections of 50-year-old earthen dams.

Statewide trail network envisioned in Georgia

posted on December 28th, 2015  |  Read more

By Andria Simmons – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A loose coalition of trailhounds is morphing into an organization with ambitious plans to create a statewide trail network. They are a diverse group of horse, bicycle, canoe, hiking and walking enthusiasts. And they imagine being able to travel across the state on a seamless network of trails […]

Atlanta Hikes: Arabia Mountain

posted on December 16th, 2015  |  Read more

Original article for the Odyssey by Sammi Hudock For nature lovers like myself, living in the busy city of Atlanta can pose a unique set of issues. The bright city lights fail to fill the gap left by the lack of stars and cars on the highway are nothing compared to crickets in the night. Although […]

Beauty Everyday

posted on December 14th, 2015  |  Read more

Words and photographs by Rinne Allen, original blog post here. I have lived in Georgia almost all of my life, but had never heard of Arabia Mountain…until recently. Usually overshadowed by massive Stone Mountain (and its surrounding theme park), Arabia Mountain is formed from the same granite and is wonderfully quiet and secluded. a small […]

AMP to connect to the Atlanta BeltLine

posted on December 14th, 2015  |  Read more

See the original article by the PATH Foundation. By Char Devoursney | December 9, 2015   PATH crews are putting the finishing touches on the South River Trail segment between Gresham Park and Georgia Perimeter College on Panthersville Road just in time for holiday trail hikes. The three mile-long addition to the trail follows the […]

Arabia Mountain in November

posted on December 14th, 2015  |  Read more

See the original blog post at Georgia Girl with an English Heart If you visit Arabia Mountain, you need to pay attention.  If you hike there, try to look carefully at everything around you.  And it would be good also to maintain silence so you won’t disturb the wildlife.  We saw a flock of cedar waxwings feeding on…you […]

Atlanta Trail’s Top 10 Fall Hikes

posted on December 4th, 2015  |  Read more

Our favorite fall hikes near Atlanta find autumn’s beauty on scenic mountain summits, shady river valleys and through vibrant, leaf covered forest.

Panola Mountain State Park lakes to be lowered for dam repairs

posted on November 30th, 2015  |  Read more

On Dec. 16, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will begin lowering both lakes at Panola Mountain State Park to perform inspections of 50-year-old earthen dams. The Upper Lake is expected to be re-filled once repairs can ensure the safety of the dam.

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