Springtime Preview: Blooms at Arabia Mountain

Springtime Preview: Blooms at Arabia Mountain

Published: Feb 28, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Trails   |   No Comments

Monadnock Madness is on the horizon! With our annual hiking and outdoor celebration beginning in just a few weeks, we wanted to give y’all a preview of what you can expect at Arabia Mountain. So, we took a hike with Ranger Robby to get an overview. Here’s what we learned… Spring comes earlier at Arabia […]

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Preview A Walk Through African-American History

Preview A Walk Through African-American History

Published: Feb 26, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes, Historic Sites   |   No Comments

Flat Rock is one of the oldest African-American communities in Georgia, with a history that stretches from before the Civil War to the present day. The Flat Rock Archives works to protect and promote the history of this black community, which managed to successfully survive and even grow during the Jim Crow-era South. Today, you […]

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Discover Your Inner Nature Photographer

Discover Your Inner Nature Photographer

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

Along with the Monadnock Madness Triple Hike Challenge, there are a host of other events that occur every year to celebrate our marvelous monadnocks. That includes two nature photography workshops hosted by veteran nature photographer Larry Winslett. Nature Photography Workshop The workshop starts at Stone Mountain before moving to Arabia and, lastly, Panola Mountain. At […]

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Expanding Outdoors: Interview with Latinxhikers Co-Founder Luz Lituma

Expanding Outdoors: Interview with Latinxhikers Co-Founder Luz Lituma

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

Latinxhikers is an organization devoted to diversity and inclusion in the outdoors. We sat down with Co-Founder Luz Lituma (the other Co-Founder is Adriana Garcia) after a recent hike and talked about the organization, what they do, and why they love Arabia Mountain. Arabia Alliance: Tell us a little bit about Latinxhikers. What do you […]

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Discover Junior Ranger Geocaching

Discover Junior Ranger Geocaching

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

Discover Together Lace up your hiking boots and grab your smartphone for a family-fun adventure. We’re combining two of our popular programs — Junior Ranger and Geocaching — to get you outside on a modern-day treasure hunt while earning your Junior Ranger Badge. This limited-time adventure is great for all ages, and all you need […]

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A Story for the Ages: Flat Rock

A Story for the Ages: Flat Rock

Published: Feb 13, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Featured, Field Notes   |   No Comments

Flat Rock, one of the oldest African-American communities in the state of Georgia and a part of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, is the subject of an exhibit at the DeKalb History Center and the Flat Rock Archives. The Deep Roots in DeKalb: The Flat Rock Story of Resilience exhibit is free and open […]

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Mountaintop Yoga at Monadnock Madness

Mountaintop Yoga at Monadnock Madness

Published: Feb 7, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Mountaintop yoga is one of the main events of Monadnock Madness, our March-long outdoor extravaganza. This outdoor practice is meant for ALL skill levels. Mountaintop yoga will allow you to practice both fitness and mindfulness on top of Arabia Mountain – this year, at sunset! Mountaintop Yoga takes place on 3/29 at 6pm. Benefits of […]

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Racing Proud: Lithonia’s Forgotten Racecar History

Racing Proud: Lithonia’s Forgotten Racecar History

Published: Feb 6, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Culture & Community, Field Notes, Historic Sites   |   No Comments

Years before NASCAR existed, black racecar drivers made history on a secluded patch of land in rural Georgia. 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 1940s and 1950s. Based out of […]

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The First Smith-Arabia Mountain Stewardship Intern

The First Smith-Arabia Mountain Stewardship Intern

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

Honoring the impactful work of long-time volunteers Tom and Killian Smith, 2020 saw the first Smith Arabia Mountain Stewardship Intern, Brandon Brinkley! During his internship, Brandon worked on the two-week park management and conservation internship at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, completing projects that ranged from blazing the park boundary to working on trails.  Tom and […]

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New Year, New You in the NHA

New Year, New You in the NHA

Published: Jan 9, 2020   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

If you made resolutions to be more active, to learn more about local history, or just to get out in the Arabia Mountain NHA, we are here to help! Keep reading for ideas on how to make the most of your National Heritage Area throughout the year.

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Holiday Shopping in Your National Heritage Area

Holiday Shopping in Your National Heritage Area

Published: Dec 18, 2019   |   Author: Zack Loehle   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Make your loved ones feel extra special this holiday season with thoughtful gifts found nowhere else on earth! You can even relieve some holiday stress with a quick hike along the AMP between stops. Take a peek at our full shopping guide below to find out how you can fit a park in a stocking, where you can support Georgia’s native wildlife, and how to get monks to take care of your holiday baking!

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