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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monadnock Madness 2018

Our sixth annual Monadnock Madness returns in March! With seven guided triple hikes including two full moon hikes, photography workshops and photo contest, sunset yoga and a variety of special programs at three Atlanta area monadnocks–Arabia Mountain, Panola Mountain and Stone Mountain–you’ll get outdoors, put a little spring in your step and earn a special […]