Holidays in Lithonia: An Interview with Ms. Harper

Holidays in Lithonia: An Interview with Ms. Harper

Published: Dec 22, 2020   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Allene Smith Harper has lived in Lithonia her entire life, even attending the historic Bruce Street School. We talked to her about her childhood in Lithonia in the 1940’s and how she celebrated the holidays growing up. This conversation has been edited for clarity. On holidays in Lithonia when she was growing up: Well, when […]

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Holiday Hours in the NHA

Holiday Hours in the NHA

Published: Dec 17, 2020   |   Author: Revonda Cosby   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Photo: Riley Golden IV Remember: Even outdoors, it is important to keep COVID-19 safety in mind. Please wear a mask, wash/sanitize your hands when possible, practice physical distancing, and stay home if you feel unwell. COVID-19 has impacted parks and sites throughout the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. As we head into the holiday season, […]

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Six Scenic Winter Trails

Six Scenic Winter Trails

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

As you look to get outside this winter, the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area offers dozens of trails to stay physically distant, get a breath of fresh air, and enjoy the natural beauty of the Georgia Piedmont. Here’s a few suggestions for scenic winter hikes:  1. Vaughters’ Farm Meadow Loop: Located at 3366 Klondike Road, Vaughters’ […]

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COVID Safety in the NHA

COVID Safety in the NHA

Published: Dec 10, 2020   |   Author: Revonda Cosby   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic continues, and as cases rise around the country, the outdoors are still a relatively safe place to be. We welcome everyone who wants to get out of their home, breathe some fresh air and stretch their legs during these unprecedented times. While the Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE), Flat Rock Archives, […]

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Bruce Street Surveys: Almost There!

Bruce Street Surveys: Almost There!

Published: Dec 1, 2020   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Will you help us shape the future of the Bruce Street School? Built through a grassroots community effort, the Bruce Street School was the first African-American public school in DeKalb County. While the stone school (also known as “the old school building”) was built in the late 1930s, the Bruce Street School’s history of community-led education efforts […]

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It’s time to #OptOutside

It’s time to #OptOutside

Published: Nov 23, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes, News   |   No Comments

Please note: the COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout the United States. The outdoors are safer than indoors, but safety precautions are still necessary. Wherever you go, please make sure to wear a mask, wash (or sanitize) your hands, and maintain physical distance from others. The Black Friday is coming up – and with it, the annual […]

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Alternate Trails at Arabia Mountain

Alternate Trails at Arabia Mountain

Published: Nov 23, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Trails   |   No Comments

The Mountain Top and Rock Outcrop trails at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve have been packed lately (so much so, in fact, that we’ve been asking people to use alternate parking lots). But did you know that there are many other trails in the Nature Preserve for you to explore as well? Here’s a breakdown of […]

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Discover Panola Mountain State Park

Discover Panola Mountain State Park

Published: Nov 23, 2020   |   Author: Sarah Lisle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Panola Mountain State Park is one of the key green spaces within the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and is an essential part of Georgia’s natural history. In fact, Panola Mountain itself is a National Natural Landmark, recognizing its status as one of the few remaining pristine rock outcrop ecosystems in the American Southeast. Join […]

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Is Arabia Mountain Open?

Is Arabia Mountain Open?

Published: Nov 19, 2020   |   Author: Revonda Cosby   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Remember: It is safer to be outside than in enclosed & crowded spaces, but COVID-19 infections are rising rapidly throughout the country. Please wear a mask, wash/sanitize your hands when possible, practice physical distancing, and stay home if you feel unwell. COVID-19 has impacted parks and sites throughout the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. As […]

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Holiday Outings in the National Heritage Area

Holiday Outings in the National Heritage Area

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

With Thanksgiving coming up, and #optoutside the day after that, we are all looking for ways to get outside and be safe during COVID-19. Throughout the pandemic, the National Heritage Area’s trails have been very crowded (especially at Arabia and Panola Mountains). Here are a few ideas for getting outside and enjoying the holiday – […]

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