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It’s National Moth Week!

Where butterflies flutter by day, moths fly at night, meaning that most of us don’t really get to see or experience these animals on a regular basis. That’s unfortunate because moths are one of the wonders of the insect world. There are around 160,000 species of moths, compared to a mere 17,500 species of butterflies, […]

Paddle Down the South River

The South River has seen human activity for thousands of years: Native Americans traded up and down the River and settled along its banks. Today, the South River Watershed Alliance works to educate people about this blue jewel flowing just southeast of Atlanta. We joined a South River Paddle in June to see the sights […]

Early Morning Hikes

Even though summer days heat up, we can still get outside and enjoy nature in the mornings. Not only is the air cooler, but many animals are more active in the mornings: hiking in the beginning of the day can give you views of nature you would not otherwise enjoy. Here are a few spots […]

New Mountain Bike Trails in the AMNHA

Over five miles of new trails have opened at South Rockdale Community Park, creating new opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA). Supporting mountain biking, walking, and horse-riding, these new trails bring a new avenue for exploration of one of the AMNHA’s green spaces. These new trails have been in […]

Shady Strolls in the AMNHA

The hottest days of summer are headed our way. At the AMNHA, we don’t like to let the heat keep us inside – and we’re sure you feel the same! You can get outside and avoid the heat one some of our more shaded trails. Here are a few options for shady hiking across the […]

Operation Pollination

At the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA), we’re taking action to help protect our pollinators. Some pollinator populations have been declining (like bees and butterflies), and that’s important not only for the animals themselves: pollinators are responsible for over one third of the food that we eat. We love our pollinators – so we’ve been […]

Soak in Summer at the National Heritage Area

Summer is in full swing and the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area welcomes anyone looking to experience the beauty of the Georgia Piedmont, from outdoor exploration to discovering Georgia’s hidden history to just experiencing the peace and tranquility of this iconic landscape. Here’s our guide to all things AMNHA in these sun-soaked summer months. The […]

Summer Bullseye: Try Out Archery at Panola

Did you know that you can hone your archery skills at Panola Mountain State Park? The park offers guided archery experiences for people of all levels. Some are outdoors and some are indoors, a great way to escape the summertime heat! Check out our events page for the next archery session.   Explore Panola […]

Trails Day in the AMNHA!

National Trails Day is June 1st. Looking for a way to get out on the trails but not sure where to start? Here’s a quick outline of our many trail options, for June and throughout the year: The Arabia Mountain PATH (AMP) The AMP is the great connector of the National Heritage Area. Using the […]

Rejuvenating the Past: Historic Preservation Month in the AMNHA

The historic legacy within the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area encompasses hundreds – even thousands – of years of human activity. In 2018 we embarked on two major historic preservation efforts: the rehabilitation of Vaughters’ Farm and a major stabilization of the Lyon House, one of the oldest buildings in DeKalb County. Both projects ensured that these buildings will be around […]