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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
By now, most of us are a few football tailgates and a half-dozen pumpkin spice lattes into fall. But the woodlands of North Georgia are still mostly green, with hints of color in the understory. So says Leaf Watch, an online guide that allows you to plan your visit to one of Georgia’s state parks around maximal views of goldenrod, burgundy, […]
See the original story from On Common Ground here. L-R: The winners were first place Clay Fisher, who shot at Arabia Mountain; the second place winner was Al Goggins, who shot at Exchange Park; and the third place winner, Stephanie Gilman, also shot at Arabia Mountain. The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks […]
Funding for a trail extension from Panola State Mountain Park to Austin Road Middle School was approved by Henry County commissioners Tuesday morning.
Posted by the AJC; see the original article here. Some well-known tourist attractions, like Stone Mountain Park, are certainly worth visiting, but often the market, building or garden that captures an area best is under-the-radar. In DeKalb County, there are a few surprising spots you may be unaware of — unless, of course, you are […]
Over three-hundred volunteers signed up to help improve local greenspaces during one of the largest volunteer events in Metro Atlanta. To celebrate Your State Parks Day and National Public Lands Day, several impactful volunteer events were scheduled including planting native wildflowers, cleaning up riverbanks and removing harmful invasive plants from sensitive habitat. While rainy weather […]