Atlanta Metro / Lithonia

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

3350 Klondike Rd.
Lithonia, GA 30038

404-998-8384 | 404-998-8384
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Explore a land that has taken 400 million years to form. The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area lies just east of Atlanta along I-20. Dominated by two granite outcrops, it offers natural wonders, compelling history and heart-pumping activity. 

Bike along the 30+ mile, paved Arabia Mountian PATH (AMP), and see stunning vistas and historic landmarks. Hikers can discover rare plants and fascinating geology at The Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve and Panola Mountain State Park, a National Natural Landmark. Hike above the trees and see the city of Atlanta in the distance.

Visit the Flat Rock Archives, and see how a group of slaves formed a community that thrived through enslavement, emancipation and segregation. At the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, meet a society of Trappist monks who moved to Georgia during a war and built a place of peace. 

You may pick up a brochure about the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area at the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve at 3787 Klondike Rd, in Lithonia, Georgia.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

    Activities

    Archery

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Equipment Rentals Available

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Picnic Area

    Picnic Shelter

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly

    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Near Interstate Highway

    20

    Rentals

    Bicycle

    Canoe / Kayak

    Paddleboat

    Special Tags

    Eco-Friendly

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Architectural Tour Series

    Architectural Tour Series

    03/24/2018 - 06/23/2018

    Revel in the profound beauty and history of one of the most magnificent places in Georgia with the Monastery of the Holy Spirit Architectural Tour. 

    A trained docent starts this journey weaving the history, design, and construction of this remarkable Trappist community with a visit to the Visitors Center, the restored historic barn, and the Bonsai Garden. Strolling along the Prayer Path, participants proceed to the stunning Abbey Church built by monks over a ten-year period to explore... read more

  • Running with the Monks: Monastery Trail Races

    Running with the Monks: Monastery Trail Races

    06/09/2018 - 06/09/2018

    Back by popular demand, the Monastery Annual 5K Run & Fun Walk will be on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Enjoy a run/walk through the beautiful monastery grounds. Bring the whole family and join the run or fun-walk on an amazing 3.1-mile trail route through the serene monastery landscape. 8-mile option on website!

    Register online, mail in registration, or drop off at the monastery gift store. Check-in is at 6:30 a.m., and races begin at 8:30 a.m. A signed waiver is required for all youth 18 ... read more