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.

Try these outdoor options for getting fit in Atlanta

posted on April 4th, 2015  |  Read more

Trade fluorescent lights for the real deal. Soak up the vitamin D and breathe in the fresh air as the sounds of nature provide the soundtrack to your fitness routine. The calming benefits of the outdoors may be that extra push you need to kick-start some good habits or sustain your healthy endeavors. If you […]

Monadnock Madness Hits the Metro Press

posted on April 4th, 2015  |  Read more

Mona-what? Monadnocks are special types of mountains formed when hard blobs of lava are compressed under the Earth’s crust. Now that the softer rock around the granite clumps has been eroded away, Georgians are treated to three amazing geological oddities right in their backyard. Stone, Panola, and Arabia Mountains are all monadnocks. Throughout the month […]

Atlanta Georgia Trails – Hike to the top of Arabia Mountain

posted on April 4th, 2015  |  Read more

If you’ve done the hike to the top of Stone Mountain, take your next step at nearby Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. Arabia Mountain and Stone Mountain share much of the same look and feel – lots of boulders and outcrops, exposed tree roots and unique plant life on the mountain’s surface. Beyond those similarities, we discover that Arabia […]

6 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Outdoors in Georgia

posted on April 4th, 2015  |  Read more

Create classic romance, for your outdoorsy Valentine at one of these escapes. Plan a Picturesque Picnic Pack a blanket and carry a favorite meal to an overlook, for a charming change of scenery. Hike to a spacious wooden deck and a stunning view on Fort Mountain State Park‘s West Overlook Trail or take a more […]

Uncovering Family History

posted on January 22nd, 2015  |  Read more

Retracing African-American roots can prove difficult due to lack of documentation and incomplete records. However, many useful resources are available to help you track down your family history.

Healthy By Nature

posted on January 22nd, 2015  |  Read more

Your energy levels, ability to focus, and mood have all been shown to improve when you move your workout outside. Outdoor exercise even increases your chances of sticking with your fitness goals.

Celebrate Throughout June With Try The Trail

posted on May 30th, 2014  |  Read more

One day couldn’t contain our excitement so we’re throwing a month-long celebration! Check out the events below to join in on the fun!  June Events Date Event Time/Location Details Every Sunday6/1/14 – 6/29/14 Healthy Hike 8am: Davidson Arabia Mt. Nature Preserve Discover the hidden paths and secret jewels of the Preserve with Ranger Robby. Cost: […]

Try The Trail: Ribbon Cutting and Kick Off Celebration!

posted on May 30th, 2014  |  Read more

Saturday, June 14th An exciting day of family-friendly activities along the Arabia Mountain PATH (AMP) from the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, to South Rockdale Community Park, and the City of Lithonia. At each Rockdale trailhead, kids can play a fun scavenger hunt and throughout the day everyone can play Trail Treasures to earn a one of a […]

“Try the Trail” Month-Long Trail Celebration

posted on May 20th, 2014  |  Read more

Just 20 minutes from Atlanta a stunning 30-mile PATH hike/bike trail system has just been completed! Come discover it for yourself during our month-long celebration! We’ve got free bike rentals, archery, wellness classes and more!

NHA sites named AJC best picnic spots

posted on April 12th, 2013  |  Read more

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 […]