The outbreak of COVID-19 is spreading across the country, including here in Metro-Atlanta. Schools and some workplaces have closed, and the CDC is strongly urging social distancing, the practice of being at least six feet away from others, in order to prevent further spreading the coronavirus.
While some parts of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area have closed, there are some areas that remain open. Monadnock Madness will continue as a self-guided Hike As You Like Challenge (click here to learn more).
Being outside is a good way to step out of the house while also safely practicing social distancing and other public health safety measures. As always, adhere to the most current recommendations from the CDC as the situation evolves.
Here’s a breakdown of where you can get outside during this public health crisis, as well as which areas of the AMNHA are closed for the time being:
Please note that this list will be updated depending on developments within the AMNHA and in response to the guidance of the CDC and other public health officials. Wherever you are, make sure to practice social distancing and regular handwashing. Stay home if you are sick.
- Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE) – Closed to the public. http://www.awarewildlife.org/aware-and-covid-19
- Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve – Public programs are cancelled and Nature Center is closed; park remains open.
- Flat Rock Archives of Stonecrest, Georgia – Closed to the public.
- Monastery of the Holy Spirit – Closed to the public. https://www.trappist.net/news/coronavirus-response
- Panola Mountain State Park – Public programs are cancelled and Nature Center is closed; park remains open. https://gastateparks.org/PanolaMountain
- The Arabia Mountain PATH trail – including trailheads at Vaughters’ Farm, Panola Shoals, Evans Mill and more – remains open to the public.
Stay safe everybody!