Take a Journey

Come Ramble with Us…Virtually!  

Join us on a six-week-long adventure as you discover the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area during our virtual Junior Ranger Ramble! This fall you can explore the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area while becoming an official Junior Ranger (all ages encouraged). Join us as we learn about granite ecology, African American history, a Trappist monastery, and other amazing stories as you earn your badge. We’ve put together an awesome array of free, self-guided activities, virtual tours, and on-site exploration ideas that you can do with your family and friends. We’ve even curated a Discovery Kit that will help you on your adventure. At the end of our ramble, we’ll have a virtual swearing in ceremony (details to come).

Are you up for the adventure?  Sign up today!


Explore, Learn, Protect

Take a journey through a historic monastery, get a closer look at small-yet-mighty plants, and discover a community’s roots as you earn your Junior Ranger Badge. Discover the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area by becoming a Junior Ranger. Activities will guide you as you learn about a living landscape where life is built on stone. 

The program is geared toward kids ages 8-12, but younger children can complete activities with help. Activities can be completed in a day or over several visits. 

Join Our Junior Ranger Ranks

It’s easy to become an Arabia Mountain Junior Ranger with our Junior Ranger Activity Journal. From the mighty monadnocks of Arabia and Panola Mountains to the serene setting of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, the journal will guide you through activities across the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Pick up a Junior Ranger Activity Journal at:

You can also email us to arrange a pickup or download the journal.

Take the Pledge

When you’ve completed the activities, return to one of our partner sites to take the pledge, receive your badge, and collect a special souvenir.

Please note availability is subject to operating hours, and there is a $5 parking fee at Panola Mountain State Park unless you have a Georgia State Parks Pass. You can also take the pledge online.