Have you visited historic Lithonia? Once the granite capital of the world, this small southern city is situated at the northern end of the National Heritage Area and offers a rich array of historic and natural sites to explore.
1. Start at the Lithonia Woman’s Club
Begin your exploration at the Lithonia Woman’s Club, located at 2564 Wiggins Street. Alongside the historic property is a small greenspace dedicated to the historic figures and industries that have shaped the National Heritage Area, including civil rights leaders and immigrant quarry workers.
2. Explore Downtown
Stroll along Main Street and check out shops that sit in historic buildings, many made out of local granite. You can see a full map of the area’s historic sites here.
3. Hop onto the Arabia Mountain PATH
Grab your bike or walking shoes and get on the Arabia Mountain PATH (trailhead on Johnson Street between Magnolia and Council Streets). The Arabia Mountain PATH connects sites throughout the National Heritage Area, and you can ride the PATH from downtown Lithonia all the way to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Plan your PATH trip here.