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A NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
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PUBLIC MEETING: 5 p.m. on April 21 to discuss draining the park's lakes for dam maintenance. Meeting to be held in the park's visitor center.

Just 15 minutes from Atlanta is a recreational haven for all ages and interests.  Visitors can picnic while children work off energy on the playground.  Anglers can bring their fishing poles to catch dinner at Alexander Lake. The park even offers archery, boat rental, geocaching, orienteering, birding and tree-climbing programs.  A paved trail is open for biking, roller blading, jogging and dog-walking, while forested fitness trails are open for hiking and running.
 
Panola Mountain is a 100-acre granite outcrop similar to Stone Mountain, but smaller and much more pristine.  Park visitors will see the outcrop and its rare ecosystem just as Native Americans did centuries ago.  Reservations are required for ranger-led hikes that teach about the rare plants and animals found in this habitat.  
 
Panola Mountain State Park is the crown jewel of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, one of only three National Heritage Areas in the state. The park’s unusual natural beauty and intriguing cultural changes are the basis for this special recognition. Over the years, this area has been home to early settlers, immigrant rock cutters, freed slaves and even Trappist monks. Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is a partnership among the state of Georgia; DeKalb, Henry and Rockdale counties; the Monastery of the Holy Spirit; and numerous communities and public-private partners. Panola has also been designated a National Natural Landmark. Learn more at www.arabiaalliance.org.
 
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Upcoming Events
Handicapped Accessible Dog Obedience Course
Tons of Fun
Thursdays 7 PM – Apr 30, 2015 until May 28, 2015 
REI Run Series Atlanta: Panola Mountain 5K and 10K
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
Saturday, May 2, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Handicapped Accessible Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, May 2, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, May 2, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Handicapped Accessible Intermediate Archery
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, May 3, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, May 10, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
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Stewardship Saturday
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Get Outdoors Georgia
Saturday, May 16, 2015 1 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015 3 PM
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 1 PM
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Pedal and Picnic at Panola Mountain
Get Outdoors Georgia
Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 11 AM
Archery Camp
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of Fun
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 6, 2015 until Jul 10, 2015 

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