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Entry to Exploration: Join the Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger program provides an entryway into the wonders of the park system and the outdoors. At any time of year, kids can pick up a Junior Ranger booklet from various sites within the AMNHA and complete a series of activities to earn their badge. Are you ready to take the pledge? Completing the […]

Bring Out Your Inner Kid with Kids to Parks Day!

Join a national day of outdoor play on May 18th! Organized by the National Park Trust, Kids to Parks Day is a celebration of the connections to parks and the outdoors that can impact a childhood and inspire a lifelong love of nature. Are you ready to play? This year, the Arabia Mountain National Heritage […]

What Do You Think? Visitors Tell Us About the AMNHA

What Do You Think? Visitors Tell Us About the AMNHA We love it when people come to the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and share their experiences with us. Here are a few things people has sent us through social media, Google and our website!   “Wonderful place to hike, hike, walk your dog, and […]

Discover Geocaching at the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

As summer is coming up, we’re all looking for more ways to get outside and enjoy the AMNHA. One of those ways Geocaching uses satellite data to help you find treasure troves – “geocaches” – located in designated spots. Geocaches can be hidden almost anywhere, from beneath a pile of rocks to the remains of a […]

What is National Park Week?

Each year, the National Park Service celebrates our historic and natural heritage around the country with a week-long, presidentially-proclaimed National Park Week. At the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, we’re excited to be a part of this vast system of parks and historic sites. We kicked off National Park Week with Junior Ranger Day, where […]

Earth Day in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Earth Day in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area Begun in 1970, Earth Day commemorates and celebrates the planet, the environment and the natural world. Occurring on April 22nd each year (this year, the holiday is on a Monday), Earth Day is a time to get outside and practice care and stewardship for the planet. […]

Kids Can Be Rangers, Too!

National Junior Ranger Day is right around the corner. A panoply of programs at National Park affiliates across the country – including your Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) – the Junior Ranger program provides an entryway into the wonders of the park system and the outdoors. At any time of year, kids can pick […]

Spring is here, and Diamorpha are blooming!

The coldest months of the year are now behind us (although a few chill spells may come and go). That means, at Arabia and Panola Mountains, flowers are blooming and the stony mountainsides are being filled with life. Now is the perfect time to see the stunning plant life that defines these stony outcrops in […]

Monadnock Mindfulness: A Weekend of Mountaintop Yoga

For yoga instructor Sandra Bonkienė, interaction with nature is an important part of yoga. That’s why she joins us each year to host a yoga class at Arabia Mountain. “The idea of having it is to connect with nature,” Sandra said, “so we can experience the elements like air and earth.” Outside on the rock […]

Monadnock Madness Photography Workshops

Along with the Monadnock Madness Triple Hike Challenge, there are a host of other events that occur every year to celebrate our marvelous monadnocks. That includes two nature photography workshops hosted by veteran nature photographer Larry Winslett. The workshop starts at Stone Mountain before moving to Arabia and, lastly, Panola Mountain. Larry guides workshop attendees […]