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.

Kids Can Be Rangers, Too!

posted on April 11th, 2019  |  Read more

National Junior Ranger Day is right around the corner. A panoply of programs at National Park affiliates across the country – including your Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) – the Junior Ranger program provides an entryway into the wonders of the park system and the outdoors. At any time of year, kids can pick […]

Spring is here, and Diamorpha are blooming!

posted on April 4th, 2019  |  Read more

The coldest months of the year are now behind us (although a few chill spells may come and go). That means, at Arabia and Panola Mountains, flowers are blooming and the stony mountainsides are being filled with life. Now is the perfect time to see the stunning plant life that defines these stony outcrops in […]

Monadnock Mindfulness: A Weekend of Mountaintop Yoga

posted on March 29th, 2019  |  Read more

For yoga instructor Sandra Bonkienė, interaction with nature is an important part of yoga. That’s why she joins us each year to host a yoga class at Arabia Mountain. “The idea of having it is to connect with nature,” Sandra said, “so we can experience the elements like air and earth.” Outside on the rock […]

Monadnock Madness Photography Workshops

posted on March 22nd, 2019  |  Read more

Along with the Monadnock Madness Triple Hike Challenge, there are a host of other events that occur every year to celebrate our marvelous monadnocks. That includes two nature photography workshops hosted by veteran nature photographer Larry Winslett. The workshop starts at Stone Mountain before moving to Arabia and, lastly, Panola Mountain. Larry guides workshop attendees […]

Step into Monadnock Madness Your Own Way: Try Out Hike As You Like!

posted on March 15th, 2019  |  Read more

Monadnock Madness – our annual celebration of Georgia’s granite giants, Arabia, Panola and Stone Mountains – is in full swing. Continuing throughout the month of March, Monadnock Madness encompasses over 40 different events at all three mountains. One of our favorite parts of these annual festivities is the Triple Hike Challenge. During the Challenge, hikers […]

Monadnock Madness Returns for the First Triple Hike of the Year!

posted on March 7th, 2019  |  Read more

Saturday, March 2nd was mild and partly cloudy – the perfect weather for the first triple hike of Monadnock Madness 2019. Participants scaled Stone, Arabia and Panola Mountains over the course of the day, enjoying guided hikes from experienced rangers and guides at the three parks (Stone Mountain Park, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve and Panola […]

High-Tech Exploration: The Wonderful World of Geocaching

posted on February 28th, 2019  |  Read more

Monadnock Madness – our annual celebration of hiking and the outdoors at Arabia, Panola and Stone Mountains – begins on March first, and this year we’ve added a new challenge to the mix: The Geocaching Challenge. A monadnock is a large, exposed outcrop of rock, usually rising above the surrounding landscape. There are dozens of […]

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 […]