Join us for National Junior Ranger Day

Join us for National Junior Ranger Day

Published: Apr 7, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Photo: Flat Rock Archives President and Co-Founder Johnny Waits teaches kids about agriculture in Flat Rock, one of Georgia’s oldest Black communities, as part of a previous year’s Junior Ranger Day.  Starting with Park Rx Day on Saturday, April 17th, the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) will participate in National Parks Week, eight days […]

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Biking in the NHA: We Want Your Photos!

Biking in the NHA: We Want Your Photos!

Published: Apr 5, 2021   |   Author: Revonda Cosby   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

The AMNHA loves cyclists! Have you biked along the Arabia Mountain PATH here in Lithonia, Georgia? We want to feature you! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing images of people enjoying our bike trails and highlighting some trailheads. Send us a photo (or several) of you and your bike on our paved PATH […]

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Monadnock Madness Passport Closing on Monday

Monadnock Madness Passport Closing on Monday

Published: Apr 2, 2021   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Have you completed the Triple Hike Challenge, and hiked Kennesaw Mountain for the fourth-mountain prize? Send us your photos via the online passport before Monday, April 5th at 12pm, when the online passport will close. Submitted your passport but haven’t heard back yet? Don’t worry – we’re on it. It might take a week or two for […]

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Join the AWARE Night Owl 5K!

Join the AWARE Night Owl 5K!

Published: Apr 1, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Participants in the 2020 AWARE Night Owl 5K. Credit: AWARE From April 9-18, nature enthusiasts can show their support for Georgia’s native wildlife by participating in the virtual Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE) Night Owl 5K, presented by the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance. Taking place virtually in order to ensure COVID-19 safety, participants […]

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Parking at Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Parking at Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Published: Mar 31, 2021   |   Author: Revonda Cosby   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   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. As the two main lots (the AWARE lot at 4158 Klondike Road and the Nature Center lot at […]

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Best Bike Trails at Arabia Mountain in Georgia

Best Bike Trails at Arabia Mountain in Georgia

Published: Mar 25, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Springtime is here – and that means that it’s time to get outside! The National Heritage Area has over 34 miles of bike trails stretching from historic downtown Lithonia all the way to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Here’s a map of some of the best, least crowded trailheads for biking in the NHA:  […]

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Where Can I Park at Arabia Mountain?

Where Can I Park at Arabia Mountain?

Published: Mar 25, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   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. As the two main lots (the AWARE lot at 4158 Klondike Road and the Nature Center lot at […]

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Don’t Miss Out on the Fourth Mountain Challenge!

Don’t Miss Out on the Fourth Mountain Challenge!

Published: Mar 23, 2021   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Monadnock Madness is known for the Triple Hike Challenge, where participants hike Arabia, Panola, and Stone Mountains in Georgia. But did you know that there’s a fourth mountain challenge as well? If you hike Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and take a selfie, include it with your submission and you’ll earn an extra prize! That’s […]

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The 3 Best Springtime Hiking Trails with Shade in the NHA

The 3 Best Springtime Hiking Trails with Shade in the NHA

Published: Mar 22, 2021   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Let big beautiful trees shade you as you hike or bike this spring on the coolest trails at Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area! We’ve explored the AMP and hiking trails for areas that shelter you with leafy canopies. While you enjoy lower temperatures in the shade, you’ll also pass by bubbling streams, historic landmarks, and […]

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Insider Tips for the Best Hiking at Arabia Mountain

Insider Tips for the Best Hiking at Arabia Mountain

Published: Mar 22, 2021   |   Author: Revonda Cosby   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Did you know that Arabia Mountain in Georgia is home to fragile ecosystems and species found almost nowhere else on earth? That includes a variety of rare and endangered plant species like Diamorpha, snorkelwort, and quillwort. These plants live in solution pits (small patches of sand, dirt, and muddy water) that dot the seemingly barren […]

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Best Bike Trails at Arabia Mountain

Best Bike Trails at Arabia Mountain

Published: Mar 12, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

The National Heritage Area has over 34 miles of paved trails perfect for biking. Some of the most popular trailheads are around Arabia and Panola Mountains, but did you know that there’s a lot more you might be missing out on? Here are a few trailheads that offer the best biking spots in the NHA! […]

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Where to Park at Arabia Mountain

Where to Park at Arabia Mountain

Published: Mar 10, 2021   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Photo: Abby Stagna Spring is here, and the National Heritage Area has been more crowded than ever – especially at Arabia Mountain. If you’re looking for places to get outside and enjoy Arabia, here’s a guide on where to park: And don’t forget about the rest of the National Heritage Area, including the Monastery of […]

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