Davidson Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve

DAVIDSON-ARABIA MOUNTAIN NATURE PRESERVE 

                                  

 

This 2200 acre nature preserve is adorned with features like Arabia Mountain, Arabia Lake, South River, wetlands, rock outcrops, temperature forests, and fields that can be enjoyed year-round. Arabia's unique ecology provides habitat for some equally unique wildlife species! The preserve is also home to many unique plants, including federally protected species. We encourage you to enjoy the nature preserve; take your memories with you, but please leave all things natural behind for others to enjoy.

The PATH is Arabia’s most popular source of recreation. It is very popular with cyclist, hikers and casual walkers. An easy one mile hike will lead you to Arabia Lake which is open to the public for fishing. Arabia's natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources offer amazing opportunities for environmental education. Nature studies in botany, biology, ecology, geology and conservation are provided by a dedicated staff. If you are interested in scheduling a program for students or events, please call (770) 484-3060 for more information!

Park Hours: Dawn to dusk

Directions: 3787 Klondike Rd, Stonecrest, GA

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Trail Location Map

 

January Program's

Interpretive and Recreational Hikes with Arabia Rangers  — Every Friday and Sunday at 8:00 am “sharp”
Come learn about Arabia’s natural and cultural resources as we take in the views and provide you with a better understanding of local history, industry, and the ecology of the Preserve. Hikes are moderate for 1-2 hours. Please dress for the weather and bring a refillable water bottle and snacks.

New Year’s Resolution Recreation — Every Monday from 8:00 am – 9:30 am and Every Wednesday from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Start the New Year off with health and wellness by walking with Ranger Doffice.  Walking is great exercise, and better with friends. Bring your refillable bottle and let’s walk it out.     

Geocaching 101 – Sunday, January 5th at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm          Ranger Rick is leading a workshop to introduce geocaching. He will explain the premise of Geocaching, introduce the app, and take everyone to hunt for a couple of geocaches as a group, within a mile of the nature center. You will need closed-toe shoes and a phone for this workshop.               Register online (subject: Geocaching) >> ArabiaRanger@gmail.com.  

Campfire with the Rangers – Friday, January 10th  at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Join the Arabia Mountain Rangers for s’mores and hot cocoa by the fire. This will be followed by a short hike to the rock outcrop during the twilight hours to see the Moon rise. Food Supply is limited. Register online (Subject: Campfire) >> ArabiaRanger@gmail.com.

Bird ID Walk – Sunday, January 12th at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Ranger Ryan on this guided bird walk for beginners.  This 2 hour hike will take you a variety of trails through varied habitat. We will focus on Atlanta’s 10 most common species while discussing ecology, behavior and adaptations of the birds we see.  Please bring appropriate footwear, a refillable water bottle and a pair of binoculars.  Ages 8 and up. Register online (Subject: Birding) >>ArabiaRanger@gmail.com.      

Quarry Ruins Tour — Saturday, January 25th at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do you ever wonder what the stories of the ruins might be? If so, join Ranger Meredith as we hike to the various ruins and share their unique history.  This walk will be a moderate 2 mile hike. Bring a refillable water bottle and wear closed toed shoes. Ages 5 and up.

Please register online (subject line: Ruins Hike) >>ArabiaRanger@gmail.com.