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Monadnock Madness Returns for the First Triple Hike of the Year!

Saturday, March 2nd was mild and partly cloudy – the perfect weather for the first triple hike of Monadnock Madness 2019. Participants scaled Stone, Arabia and Panola Mountains over the course of the day, enjoying guided hikes from experienced rangers and guides at the three parks (Stone Mountain Park, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve and Panola […]

High-Tech Exploration: The Wonderful World of Geocaching

Monadnock Madness – our annual celebration of hiking and the outdoors at Arabia, Panola and Stone Mountains – begins on March first, and this year we’ve added a new challenge to the mix: The Geocaching Challenge. A monadnock is a large, exposed outcrop of rock, usually rising above the surrounding landscape. There are dozens of […]

Racing the Future: The Atlanta Stock Car Club and the Lithonia Speedway

Years before NASCAR existed, on a secluded patch of land in rural Georgia, black race car drivers made history. The story of the Atlanta Stock Car Club (ASCC) has not been as well documented as other racing organizations, but this group of African-American racers and promoters was active during the 1940’s and 1950’s. Based out […]

Flat Rock: A Story of Roots and Resilience

Today, the T. A. Bryant, Sr. house sits in a patch of rural land at the very eastern edge of metropolitan Atlanta. This small house and homestead are a key part of DeKalb County’s African-American history: T. A. Bryant was a pivotal figure in the community of Flat Rock. This unassuming homestead – a mix […]

Spring Preview: What’s Blooming at Arabia Mountain?

Monadnock Madness is on the horizon! With our annual hiking and outdoors celebration beginning in just a few weeks, we wanted to give y’all a preview of what you can expect at Arabia Mountain. So, we took a hike with Ranger Robby to get an overview and here’s what we learned: Spring comes earlier at […]

It’s Photography Season at Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area!

The lunar landscapes of Arabia Mountain and Panola Mountain, as well as the lush forests and meadows found throughout the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA), cry out to be photographed. But we want to leave no trace and keep these wild spaces beautiful for future visitors when we’re getting that perfect shot. Here’s how […]

Monadnock Madness – What’s that? Here’s a refresh:

Every year, we celebrate the three major Atlanta-area monadnocks – Arabia Mountain, Panola Mountain and Stone Mountain – with a month long series of events called Monadnock Madness. This outdoor extravaganza includes mountaintop yoga, photography workshops, and the Triple Hike Challenge, in which hikers summit all three monadnocks in one day. Along with these main […]

Winter Hikes & Winter Wildlife

Every season in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area offers its own wonder and winter is no exception. The bare monadnocks feel all the more otherworldly in the colder months, when many of the trees have lost their leaves, and the spring plants have died to be replaced by winter flora. And that’s not to […]

Want A Hand Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution? We’re Here To Help!

We all make plenty of resolutions at the beginning of the year: to exercise more, to eat better, to spend time outside. If you made resolutions to be more active, to learn more about local history, or just to get out in the Arabia Mountain NHA, we are here to help. Check out the list […]