Monadnocks Are Everywhere

You know Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve and Panola Mountain State Park – but these aren’t the only rock outcrops (“monadnocks”) in the National Heritage Area.
The landscape is dotted with smaller rock outcrops that still host a variety of plant and animal life. In fact, the name “Arabia Mountain” may have come from the thin, sandy soil that surrounds the rock outcrop. (There are a variety of origin stories for the mountain’s name.) Smaller rock outcrops appear at Vaughters’ Farm, Bruce Street Community Park in Lithonia, and even on the side of the road. Keep an eye out as you travel around the NHA – you never know when you’ll see a small rock outcrop.