Step into Monadnock Madness Your Own Way: Try Out Hike As You Like!

Step into Monadnock Madness Your Own Way: Try Out Hike As You Like!

Published: Mar 15, 2019   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Trails   |   No Comments

Monadnock Madness – our annual celebration of Georgia’s granite giants, Arabia, Panola and Stone Mountains – is in full swing. Continuing throughout the month of March, Monadnock Madness encompasses over 40 different events at all three mountains. One of our favorite parts of these annual festivities is the Triple Hike Challenge. During the Challenge, hikers […]

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High-Tech Exploration: The Wonderful World of Geocaching

High-Tech Exploration: The Wonderful World of Geocaching

Published: Feb 28, 2019   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Monadnock Madness – our annual celebration of hiking and the outdoors at Arabia, Panola and Stone Mountains – begins on March first, and this year we’ve added a new challenge to the mix: The Geocaching Challenge. A monadnock is a large, exposed outcrop of rock, usually rising above the surrounding landscape. There are dozens of […]

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Racing the Future: The Atlanta Stock Car Club and the Lithonia Speedway

Racing the Future: The Atlanta Stock Car Club and the Lithonia Speedway

Published: Feb 20, 2019   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Years before NASCAR existed, on a secluded patch of land in rural Georgia, black race car drivers made history. The story of the Atlanta Stock Car Club (ASCC) has not been as well documented as other racing organizations, but this group of African-American racers and promoters was active during the 1940’s and 1950’s. Based out […]

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Welcome to the AMNHA

Published: Dec 21, 2018   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (or AMNHA) spans 400 million years of natural and human history right outside of Atlanta, GA. Whether you’re just visiting for the big game or a long-time resident who wants to get out of town for the weekend, the AMNHA welcomes you. An otherworldly landscape awaits – with no […]

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No Rocketship Required

Published: Dec 21, 2018   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Welcome to the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area   The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (or AMNHA) spans 400 million years of natural and human history right outside of Atlanta, GA. Whether you’re just visiting the area for a few days or a long-time resident who wants to get out of town for the weekend, […]

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Monadnock Madness 2018

Published: Feb 25, 2018   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Our sixth annual Monadnock Madness returns in March! With seven guided triple hikes including two full moon hikes, photography workshops and photo contest, sunset yoga and a variety of special programs at three Atlanta area monadnocks–Arabia Mountain, Panola Mountain and Stone Mountain–you’ll get outdoors, put a little spring in your step and earn a special […]

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#OptOutside on Black Friday

Published: Nov 22, 2017   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Skipping the retail frenzy for outdoor therapy on Black Friday? Here are a few activities to help you #OptOutside here in the National Heritage Area: Arabia Mountain PATH trails will get your feet moving. Pets are welcome to join you but please keep them on a leash. Info: https://arabiaalliance.org/amp/ Come hike Arabia Mountain with Ranger Robby and learn […]

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Daisy Days

Published: Sep 18, 2017   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Come and see summer go out with a bang! As September sets in, thousands of yellow daisies burst into life and carpet the mountainsides in bright blooms. You wouldn’t know it by looking around here, but these relatives of the sunflower are actually extremely rare and only grow within a 60-mile radius in the Southeast. […]

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Junior Ranger Roundup in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Published: Sep 6, 2017   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Explore, learn, protect; Junior Ranger Day set for Sept. 30. There’s a world of activities near your backyard to help kids satisfy their curious nature while also becoming a Junior Ranger! Encourage them to discover the great outdoors in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area during Junior Ranger Day at Panola Mountain State Park on […]

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Come See the Solar Eclipse from Here!

Published: Aug 16, 2017   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Where will you be during the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017? Just east of Atlanta, you can view the solar eclipse in an open, lunar-like landscape of breathtaking beauty, peace and wonder. There are plenty of spots in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area where you can catch a glimpse of one of the most remarkable celestial events […]

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Outdoor Tips for Hot Weather

Published: Jun 3, 2016   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

On granite monadnocks in the shimmering Atlanta sun, temperatures can be far higher than the readings on a thermometer.  Humidity and sun can take you by surprise. Here are a few ways you can be prepare for the heat.    Hydrate!  Drink plenty of water before you head outside and bring water with you on the […]

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