Just east of Atlanta lies an open landscape of breathtaking beauty, peace and wonder. Explore 400 million years of history from the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Whether you want to hike granite monadnocks, challenge yourself on more than 30-miles of uninterrupted biking and walking PATHs, to feed your soul at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit or Discover Flat Rock Archive, this National Heritage Area is unique and offers a true honest-to-goodness experience.
Visit an area rich in wonder. The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area has many stories hidden in the granite outcrops throughout the land. For more than 10,000 years, people have lived here. The area is rich in natural wonders that drew Native American travelers and traders, settlers looking for new land after the Creek succession, freed slaves, and a group of Trappist monks. The people who came here forged interesting tales and the evidence they left behind illustrates the complexity of Native, African-American and Anglo communities. Top Photo by Eric Bowles.