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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 […]

Step into Monadnock Madness Your Own Way: Try Out Hike As You Like!

Monadnock Madness – our annual celebration of Georgia’s granite giants, Arabia, Panola and Stone Mountains – is in full swing. Continuing throughout the month of March, Monadnock Madness encompasses over 40 different events at all three mountains. One of our favorite parts of these annual festivities is the Triple Hike Challenge. During the Challenge, hikers […]

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 […]