What’s Open in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area?

COVID-19 has impacted parks and sites throughout the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. As we head into the fall, people are wondering where the National Heritage Area sites stand on reopening. Check out our answers to all of your questions below!

What’s open in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, and what’s closed?

Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE) has re-started free weekly tours on Saturday and Sunday. The tours are held outside. Click here to join the next one.

Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is open. Please note that public programs are canceled and Nature Center is largely closed, however. 

Flat Rock Archives of Stonecrest, Georgia, is open for tours. You can sign up for a tour here.

Monastery of the Holy Spirit grounds and trailhead remain open. The Abbey Church is currently under renovation, but there is a small section at the back where you can enter. The Monastic Heritage Center and Abbey Store remain closed. 

Panola Mountain State Park isopen. Public programs (such as guided hikes) are available. You can learn more about what is available at the State Park here.

The Historic Gateway to the National Heritage Area, located at the Lithonia Woman’s Club, remains open for visitors.

As you hike, remember that rare and endangered plant life lives in the innocuous sand pits and muddy patches of Arabia Mountain. Check out this video from Ranger Robby on how to hike while protecting the native plants of the National Heritage Area:

For tips on parking during the crowded weekends, click here.

For more information on what’s open in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, contact us here.

See you on the trails!