Updates on the Arabia Mountain PATH

Updates on the Arabia Mountain PATH

Published: May 11, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Trails   |   No Comments

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the status of the Arabia Mountain PATH trail, the 30+ mile paved, multiuse trail that connects sites throughout the National Heritage Area. Here’s a breakdown of what’s going on at various parts of the PATH (please refer to the full PATH map for full context). The PATH […]

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Is Arabia Mountain Open?

Is Arabia Mountain Open?

Published: May 6, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

COVID-19 has impacted parks and sites throughout the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Check out our answers to all of your questions below! What’s open, and what’s closed? Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE) is CLOSED.  Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is OPEN. Please note that public programs are cancelled and Nature Center is closed, however. […]

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Nature Bingo!

Nature Bingo!

Published: Apr 30, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Uncategorized   |   No Comments

Even if you’re staying at home, you can still be enjoying nature. Whether in an apartment or a house, a townhouse, or a condo, you can still breathe some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors. We made a Nature Bingo challenge to help you (and your kids) enjoy being outside while we all socially distance! […]

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Published: Apr 22, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

This year, we celebrate 50 years of Earth Day. This is a time to reflect and act on ways to protect our beautiful, fragile, resilient planet, and all the wild creatures and places we love. Join us as we celebrate the natural world.  We are also excited to announce that the Georgia Department of Natural […]

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At-Home Activities

At-Home Activities

Published: Apr 17, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

With most schools and jobs shut down, many of us are staying at home. That doesn’t mean we can’t engage with our natural and cultural history, though! Here are some ways to keep enjoying the National Heritage Area and beyond while you are staying safe at home.  Junior Ranger April 18th is National Junior Ranger […]

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History Harvest at Home

History Harvest at Home

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

Looking for something to do at home? Check out our new History Harvest at Home program! Delve into those old photographs and family heirlooms you have in the attic, on the shelf, in the closet or anywhere else and share your stories. Each family has a history to tell, and we’d love to see yours.  Share […]

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Enjoy the Outdoors!

Enjoy the Outdoors!

Published: Mar 25, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

The outdoors can provide a much-needed respite and breath of fresh air during this period of self-isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak. It can also provide an important way for kids to experience something new and enriching during a sudden bout of homeschooling. Most green spaces and trails remain open in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage […]

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Monadnock Madness and the Coronavirus

Monadnock Madness and the Coronavirus

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

Due to the worsening outbreak of COVID-19 in the Atlanta area and nationwide, the Monadnock Madness Guided Triple Hikes have been suspended. Hikers can still celebrate Monadnock Madness with the “Hike As You Like” self-guided option, which allows participants to visit Arabia, Kennesaw, Panola, and Stone Mountains and receive a stamp and prize on their […]

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COVID-19 and the AMNHA

COVID-19 and the AMNHA

Published: Mar 18, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

The outbreak of COVID-19 continues to impact the country, including Metro-Atlanta. Schools and 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. Being outside is a good way to step out of the house […]

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The First Monadnock Madness Triple Hike of 2020

The First Monadnock Madness Triple Hike of 2020

Published: Mar 11, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Uncategorized   |   No Comments

The Triple Hike Challenge is a centerpiece of our annual month-long series of events, Monadnock Madness. This celebration honors the granite outcrops of Georgia, which include Arabia, Panola, Stone, and for the first time in 2020, Kennesaw Mountains. Participants can join one of five guided hikes to summit the first three of these monadnocks to […]

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Black History Everyday

Black History Everyday

Published: Mar 9, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Culture & Community, Field Notes, Historic Sites   |   No Comments

Metro-Atlanta is filled with African-American historic sites, including in the National Heritage Area.  The African American community has shaped our region’s story — one we can rediscover every day in the Atlanta area. We celebrate and reflect on this history throughout the year. Here’s a list of African-American historic sites you and your family can […]

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Monadnock Madness – What’s that?

Monadnock Madness – What’s that?

Published: Mar 5, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Uncategorized   |   No Comments

Every year, we celebrate the major Atlanta-area monadnocks – Arabia Mountain, Panola Mountain, Stone Mountain and (for the first time this year) Kennesaw Mountain – with a month-long series of events called Monadnock Madness. This outdoor extravaganza includes mountaintop yoga, photography workshops, and the Triple Hike Challenge, in which hikers summit all three monadnocks in […]

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