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.
More than 2,000 acres, two monadnock mountains, three lakes and many historic sites. The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, located just outside I-285 perimeter on Atlanta’s east side, is full of opportunities for outdoor adventure close to the metro area.
Eileen Falkenberg-Hullfor The AJC Whether you’re going with friends or taking the kids, the Atlanta area has outdoor adventures you’ll want to add to your calendar. The Atlanta area is full of reasons to get up off your couch and have some fun. These eight adventure ideas are only the tip of the iceberg. Hike a monadnock at […]
Lesli Petersonfor The AJC Nature centers and preserves offer peaceful respites for exploring the forest, cooling off in streams, watching wildlife and participating in educational adventures. While every nature center around Atlanta harbors secret treasures and abundant wonders, exploring is made all the better when admission is free! Here are 11 nature centers around Atlanta […]
ANNA PARSONS for BUSTLE Best Place To Have Fun By Foot Just based on looks alone, Arabia Mountain is comparable to a casual trip to outer space. The seemingly barren granite terrain is actually teeming with endangered plant species, and it’s located only 30 minutes from the Atlanta city limits by car. When you’re tired of walking, […]
Pictures and Text by Joshua Smith Archery, climbing trees and hiking to the top of Panola Mountain are just some of the activities students of the South DeKalb Family YMCA are experiencing in the Arabia Mountain Heritage Alliance’s free camp this summer. The program, running June 22 to July 17, is a partnership between Arabia […]
Ahh, summer in Atlanta. The birds are chirping, the grass is green, and all of the squirrels are feasting on the produce from our tiny backyard gardens. It’s time to make a choice: stay indoors and bask in the glory of our A/C systems, or get outside and get some exercise in spite of the […]
Spend the summer exploring Georgia with these family-friendly destinations.Looking for summer family fun around Georgia? We have ideas for you spanning all the corners of the state, with overnight options to boot! Historic Heartland Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Spend the day exploring the ground’s nature walks, learning about bonsai in the Garden Center, feeding […]
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 […]