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.
A secret passageway, shaded gardens, and expansive covered porches are just some of the highlights of the historic Johnson House. For the first time, this exceptional gem is for sale. Built in 1856 for a local merchant, the house and gardens sit in the heart of downtown Lithonia within the AMNHA. The setting is perfect […]
Mark NiesseThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionFull article here. DeKalb commissioners and its CEO piled into a MARTA bus Friday for a tour of the southeastern portion of the county, the area that had lacked full representation until Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson was elected last month. The county’s government leaders saw vacant land ripe for development, parks, industrial areas, […]
Eric ChamplinFor the AJC The dog days of summer are here – but don’t let the scorching temperatures and high humidity keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Beat the heat and explore the metro area’s scenic outdoors in a new way: kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) at one of Atlanta’s nearby lakes or rivers. […]
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 […]