Plan Your Visit

You can spend an afternoon, a day or a lifetime exploring the Heritage Area. Whether you’re looking for exhilarating activity or peaceful contemplation, a historical exploration or a leisurely stroll you are sure to find a way to soothe your curious soul.  Here are some suggested itineraries:

If you have an hour:

  • Plan a hike up Arabia Mountain.
  • Take a tour of the AWARE wildlife rehabilitation facilities.
  • Stroll through the soft trails at Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve or along the PATH trail.

If you have an afternoon:

  • Bike the PATH trail from Lithonia to Panola Mountain. About 24 miles roundtrip. It’s a challenge! Maps available here.
  • Make an appointment to visit the Flat Rock Archives and tour a slave cemetery and former plantation.
  • Visit the Monastery of the Holy Spirit and the Monastic Heritage Center.
  • Take advantage of one of Panola Mountain’s guided hikes. Afternoon, Half-day and Moonlight options.

If you have a weekend:

  • Schedule a retreat at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Click here for their most recent calendar. All faiths welcome.
  • Contact Panola Mountain State Park to spend a night in a tree!

 If you have a lifetime:

  • Become a volunteer with one of our wonderful organizations.