The Georgia Trust

Arabia Mountain Expedition

Step back in time and explore this charming historic community located
just 20 miles east of Atlanta


Discover relics from the area's heydey
in granite quarrying

Learn about the area’s historically African American community of Flat Rock


The Georgia Trust Arabia Mountain Expedition and Bike Tour Challenge: Lithonia Rocks!
November 17-18, 2012
Lithonia, Ga.

Expedition home Itinerary Packet pick-up

Sorry tickets that include lunch are SOLD OUT; however, tickets for tours only are still available (includes closing reception).
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Arabia Mountain Expedition
SATURDAY, November 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You’ve been to Stone Mountain, now explore Arabia Mountain!  Join us as we ramble through Lithonia and the surrounding Arabia Mountain Heritage Area during our Arabia Mountain Expedition.  Tour the homesteads of some of the area’s earliest settlers, discover relics of the granite quarrying industry while exploring the mountain, and learn about the area’s historically African American community of Flat Rock.  Lunch will be served at the extraordinary Monastery of the Holy Spirit, where you’ll experience the new Monastic Heritage Center, tour the Abbey and visit the bonsai nursery.  Spend the day with us just 20 miles east of Atlanta and see where preservation, conservation, and sustainability meet.

Tours are self-guided, and guests provide their own transportation. Maps and programs are provided at packet pick-up.

Sorry tickets that include lunch are SOLD OUT; however, tickets for tours only are still available (includes closing reception). See below.
Saturday tours only (includes closing reception): $25
Sunday bike tour: $30
Saturday tour without lunch (includes closing reception) and Sunday bike tour: $55

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Arabia Mountain Expedition Bike Tour Challenge
SUNDAY, November 18, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (end time is approximate)
Experience the scenic beauty, natural wonders, quarry ruins and historic farmsteads of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area through a guided bike tour.  This beautiful 24 mile ride begins in downtown Lithonia and follows modern paved hike-bike trails designed and constructed by the PATH Foundation.  Along the way, bikers will see sites not included on Saturday’s Expedition and will learn how the Arabia Mountain Heritage Alliance is fostering preservation and conservation in this designated National Heritage Area - one of only 49 such areas in the United States.   

This tour is coordinated by the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, a model of public-private partnership that works closely with county, city and community resources to conserve a space of exceptional beauty and history.  The Arabia Mountain National Heritage area has been awarded the inaugural “Great Place” designation in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s 2011 Development of Excellence awards.

Cost: $30 for bike tour, $55 for both Saturday and Sunday registration (does not include lunch)

Requirements: Bike in good condition with multiple gears and a helmet

Location: Ride begins at the Lithonia Plaza Shopping Center, on Main St. between Max Cleland Boulevard and Swift Street (free parking available)

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The Arabia Mountain Expedition is presented in partnership with the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance.

For more information, contact kryan@GeorgiaTrust.org.

 

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