Take a Journey

Photo Courtesy of Tom Smith

Junior Ranger Day 

Part of National Park Week, National Junior Ranger Day is on Saturday, April 24th. Join future Junior Rangers across the country as they earn a Junior Ranger Badge through a variety of programs and activities.  

Adventure With Us

We’re joining the fun and hope you will too! We’ve put together a scavenger hunt that will get your brain thinking and your heart pumping as you solve clues across the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. The event is self-guided, but you’ll need to check-in to get your guide and check-out to get your prizes. It’s free to participate and everyone, no matter your age, is welcome to join the fun. The first 50 people to sign-up will receive some extra prizes when they check-in. 

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.