Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

August 1, 2012 at 4:15 am (Atlanta, Dragonflies and Bugs, Georgia, Nature, Photography) (, , , , , , , )

Cairns mark the trail on the exposed granite

It isn’t much of a mountain, but it is unique.  Arabia Mountain is an outcrop of granite or granite-like rock a few miles southeast of Atlanta – a smaller version of Stone Mountain.  This monadnock (an isolated hill rising conspicuously from the surrounding land) had been quarried at one time, but is now preserved as a park with a bicycle trail leading to sister-monadnock Panola Mountain State Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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