It’s time to #OptOutside

It’s time to #OptOutside

Published: Nov 23, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes, News   |   No Comments

Please note: the COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout the United States. The outdoors are safer than indoors, but safety precautions are still necessary. Wherever you go, please make sure to wear a mask, wash (or sanitize) your hands, and maintain physical distance from others. The Black Friday is coming up – and with it, the annual […]

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Alternate Trails at Arabia Mountain

Alternate Trails at Arabia Mountain

Published: Nov 23, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Trails   |   No Comments

The Mountain Top and Rock Outcrop trails at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve have been packed lately (so much so, in fact, that we’ve been asking people to use alternate parking lots). But did you know that there are many other trails in the Nature Preserve for you to explore as well? Here’s a breakdown of […]

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Discover Panola Mountain State Park

Discover Panola Mountain State Park

Published: Nov 23, 2020   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Panola Mountain State Park is one of the key green spaces within the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and is an essential part of Georgia’s natural history. In fact, Panola Mountain itself is a National Natural Landmark, recognizing its status as one of the few remaining pristine rock outcrop ecosystems in the American Southeast. Join […]

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Is Arabia Mountain Open?

Is Arabia Mountain Open?

Published: Nov 19, 2020   |   Author: Revonda Cosby   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Remember: It is safer to be outside than in enclosed & crowded spaces, but COVID-19 infections are rising rapidly throughout the country. Please wear a mask, wash/sanitize your hands when possible, practice physical distancing, and stay home if you feel unwell. COVID-19 has impacted parks and sites throughout the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. As […]

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Holiday Outings in the National Heritage Area

Holiday Outings in the National Heritage Area

Published: Nov 19, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

With Thanksgiving coming up, and #optoutside the day after that, we are all looking for ways to get outside and be safe during COVID-19. Throughout the pandemic, the National Heritage Area’s trails have been very crowded (especially at Arabia and Panola Mountains). Here are a few ideas for getting outside and enjoying the holiday – […]

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Have you completed the Bruce Street Survey?

Have you completed the Bruce Street Survey?

Published: Nov 18, 2020   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Field Notes, Historic Sites   |   No Comments

Built through a grassroots community effort, the Bruce Street School was the first African-American public school in DeKalb County. While the stone school (also known as “the old school building”) was built in the late 1930s, the Bruce Street School’s history of community-led education efforts goes back to the 1880s. The ruins of the old school building that […]

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Leave No Trace at Arabia Mountain

Leave No Trace at Arabia Mountain

Published: Nov 12, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Natural Systems, Trails   |   No Comments

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs and the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance have launched a “Leave No Trace” campaign to urge visitors to the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve to help conserve the nature preserve, located at 3787 Klondike Rd., Stonecrest, GA 30038. All patrons are welcome to take only pictures and to “Leave […]

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Looking for parking at Arabia Mountain?

Looking for parking at Arabia Mountain?

Published: Nov 12, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Trails   |   No Comments

The daisies have faded from Arabia Mountain, but the outdoors are just as important as ever for mental health, physical fitness, and enjoying Georgia’s natural beauty. We love that people are coming out and enjoying the National Heritage Area – here’s how to do it while protecting nature and avoiding crowds. As the two main […]

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The PATH is Coming to Henry County!

The PATH is Coming to Henry County!

Published: Oct 14, 2020   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes, Trails   |   No Comments

The Arabia Mountain PATH is a 33+ mile paved trail system that crisscrosses the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, and if you live in Henry County, it’s about to come to your doorstep. Work is currently underway to extend the current trail into the south-metro county, with a planned opening of the new segment by […]

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Parking at Arabia Mountain

Parking at Arabia Mountain

Published: Oct 14, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Trails   |   No Comments

Parking has been crowded at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve on the weekends. The outdoors has become a welcome respite for people during the pandemic, and we love that people are coming out and enjoying the National Heritage Area. The two main lots (the AWARE lot at 4158 Klondike Road and the Nature Center lot at 3787 […]

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Join the Junior Ranger Ramble

Join the Junior Ranger Ramble

Published: Oct 13, 2020   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

We are in the thick of Junior Ranger Ramble – and there’s still plenty more to explore! Lasting six weeks, this free, self-guided program walks participants through the natural and historic legacy of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Once you sign on, you will gain access to a series of videos and activities that […]

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Is Arabia Mountain Open?

Is Arabia Mountain Open?

Published: Oct 7, 2020   |   Author: Revonda Cosby   |   Category: Field Notes, Trails   |   No Comments

Remember: It is safer to be outside than in enclosed & crowded spaces, but the virus remains present. Please wash/sanitize your hands when possible, practice physical distancing, and stay home if you feel unwell. COVID-19 has impacted parks and sites throughout the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Check out our answers to all of your […]

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