The 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.
Fresh air, amazing landscapes, and cool shady spots abound in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. No wonder the AJC named it the best place in metro Atlanta to picnic in nature! They recommended visiting the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve and Panola Mountain State Park to find the perfect place to relax and enjoy some [...]
Finding a new home for an endangered plant species isn’t easy. Especially when that tiny plant prefers to live in a cozy pool on a granite monadnock. In early December, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve began an excavation to create new granite pool habitats for two critically imperiled plant species: the federally threatened pool sprite (Amphianthus [...]
Curves ahead! New PATH features a serpentine bridge, plenty of hills, and gorgeous views. For several years, the Arabia Mountain/South River/Rockdale River PATH Trail system has terminated at the beautiful Alexander Lake Trailhead in Panola Mountain State Park. Those who regularly ride this trail have enjoyed the scenery, restrooms, and other amenities associated with one [...]
A shard of pottery or a rusted nail – to some it may be junk but to an archaeologist, it’s a treasure that might yield clues about people long gone. To hunt for these tidbits, The Alliance and The Georgia Historic Preservation Division hosted dozens of volunteers during public archaeology days. The historic Lyon Farm, DeKalb [...]
Granite relics, historic homesteads and spiritual sanctuaries were showcased at the first Arabia Mountain Expedition entitled “Lithonia Rocks.” The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation organized the day-long tour for more than 80 curious explorers. Highlights of the day included tours of private homes and gardens and personal discussions with artisans, designers and historians. The November [...]
The Monastery of the Holy Spirit was featured on 11Alive’s “Where in Georgia?” segment. Ted Hall spent some time getting to know the monks and learning how they spend their day. They start at 4am so Ted and his crew had to get there early. Don’t forget, you can visit the Monastery too – but [...]