Photo: Eric Champlin
Photo: Eric Champlin

These Arabia Mountain events are free this month

The Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is hosting a series of events this month.

Arabia Mountain is part of the 2,200-acre DeKalb County preserve, located at 3787 Klondike Road, Lithonia. The preserve also includes exposed granite, wetlands, pine and oak forests, streams and two lakes. 

The events: 

  • South River Stroll, Aug. 13, at 8 a.m.: Join “Ranger Robby” for a short and scenic stroll along the South River.
  • Lithonia Farmer’s Market Hike ‘n’ Bike, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m.: A six-mile roundtrip bike ride to the Lithonia Farmer’s Market. Also includes a stop to hike the 1.5 mile Vaughters Farm Loop trail and learn about the cultural history of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. 
  • Stewardship Saturday Volunteer Day,  Aug. 26, at 9 a.m.: Help clean trails, pick up trash or remove invasive species. Tools and gloves provided. 
  • Interpretive and Recreational Hiking, every Friday and Sunday throughout the month at 8 a.m.: Hike and learn about the preserve’s natural and cultural resources. Hikes are moderate for two to three hours. 

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and bring water.   

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