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Sunday, August 30, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Paws on the Falls
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise for each dog that attends. $5 per a dog $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 9 PM to 11 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Night Hike
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come experience the natural wonder of our hiking trails...at night! A park ranger will lead the group through the park, offering a unique experience that will pique your senses when vision is limited. Meet at the visitor center before sundown, around 8:30 PM. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, September 4, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Movie Night on Lake Liberty
Friday, Sep 4, 2015 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Take some time and relax with the family by enjoying a movie together. The Friends of A.H. Stephens State Park will be showing the Dr. Seuss movie "The Lorax". Bring some spare change for popcorn, sno-cones, and drinks. We meet at Lake Liberty located in front of the park office. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia Labor Day Twilight Paddle
Friday, Sep 4, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy this relaxing paddle around scenic Lake Marbury. Learn about the history of the old fort, and enjoy the view under the setting sun. Space is limited, advance registration required. 15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
A Laborless Day
Friday, Sep 4, 2015 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
All Play and No Work kicks off this weekend. Friday, Woods Walk. Let the lightsticks shine your way on this night hike. See if you can see or hear some night life. Saturday, Nature Nook will be open. Crafts include Leaf Prints and Stamps. Learn about Turtles in Turtle Time. Sunday, Springo Bingo, Mammal Mania and Bead Crafts conclude the weekend. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Friday, Sep 4, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 4, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Old Fashioned Kickball and Cornhole Game
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Everyone is invited to play a friendly pick up game of either kickball, or corn hole- hosted on the event lawn behind the park office. Refreshments will be available for purchase. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Labor Day at The Bend
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
It'll be a leisurely day with games here at the Bend. A simple, yet fun way to close out the summer with corn hole tournaments, horseshoe tournaments, water balloon games, and more. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Sunrise Boat Cruise
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 6:30 AM to 8 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat cruise while watching the sunrise on Crooked River. Learn about birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, registration required. $30.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia The Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 8:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
What better way to experience than marshes around Crooked River than on kayak? This low-tide, four mile loop paddle is great for beginners. You'll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Limited space, reservation required. $35.00 for single kayak, $45 for tandem kayak $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Interpretive Boat Cruise
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat cruise on Crooked River with a park ranger. Learn about birds, dolphin, and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, pre-registration required. Please call the Park Office to register. $30 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Red Fox Fun Run
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 7 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Run like a fox in this 1 Mile & 5K run through our campground. Open to all ages. Prizes for youth only. Early Registration by August 28 receives T-shirt. Team registration & No T-shirt registration options. Must pay to sign up. Call or drop by Park Office. Registration 7:00 AM, race begins at 8:00 AM. $25 early registration w/t-shirt,$18 Group reservation w/ t-shirt (6 or more) $10 early, no T-shirt $15 early group (6 or more) $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Labor Day On The Lake
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 until Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Our family celebration including games, nature programs, and crafts. Educational boat tours throughout the day. $1 - $5 $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Living history demonstrations all day with the cavalry unit back by popular demand. Cannon and musket firings throughout the day. We are very excited to have nationally recognized reptile expert, Jason Clark and his staff with us. $8.00 per adult $5.00 per child ages 6-17 $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Weekend Activities
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Celebrate Labor Day at Fort Mountain! We will have a 9:30 AM nature scavenger hunt, 10 AM leaf ID hike, 1:30 PM kid's activity (including face painting, balloon animals, crafts, etc.), 2:30 PM narrated wagon ride, 3:30 PM wagon ride & history hike, 5:30 PM wagon ride & s'mores, and 7:15 PM sunset hike. Times subject to change, call for details. $1 - $5 $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Get Outdoors Georgia Dirty Spokes Trail Run
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 7 AM to 10 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The Mountain Bike Trail system is beautiful and offers something for every runner. Well groomed system of trails with gentle slopes and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless (if that doesn't, the 7.0/3.5 mile will). Register at http://www.dirtyspokes.net/hard-labor-creek-state-park/ $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Labor Day Weekend Night Kayak
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend on Lake Rutledge. Join a ranger and experience the beautiful night sky by kayak. Learn about the park history, astronomy, and enjoy a paddle under the stars. Tours meet at beach area, space is limited, per-registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 6:45 PM to 8 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Labor Day at Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
How better to celebrate Labor Day than learning about old time labor? Enjoy old time handicraft making demonstrations, learn about how household chores were done, and try some yourself. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
A Laborless Day
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 11 AM to 7:30 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
All Play and No Work kicks off this weekend. Friday, Woods Walk. Let the lightsticks shine your way on this night hike. See if you can see or hear some night life. Saturday, Nature Nook will be open. Crafts include Leaf Prints and Stamps. Learn about Turtles in Turtle Time. Sunday, Springo Bingo, Mammal Mania and Bead Crafts conclude the weekend. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will take the planetary walk then discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tightrope Lessons-"Get Outdoors"
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A .25 mile hike will take us to the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 walk across the gorge on a tightrope. There we will learn about the history of the tight rope walkers at Tallulah Gorge and teach the basics of walking on a slackline. Ages 8 and up. Reservations required, limit 20 spaces $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 until Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
See craft demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, flintknapping, leatherworking, woodsman skills, pewter casting, and more. $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Labor Day Weekend Night Kayak
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend on Lake Rutledge. Join a ranger and experience the beautiful night sky by kayak. Learn about the park history, astronomy, and enjoy a paddle under the stars. Tours meet at beach area, space is limited, per-registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 6:45 PM to 8 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Kolomoki Fishing Rodeo
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
All ages are welcome to fish in this rodeo! Awards, casting contests, door prizes, and colorful crafts will be happening throughout the rodeo. Bring your own pole/gear but some equipment will be available to borrow. Fishers 15 and under are not required to have a Georgia fishing license but do need adult supervision. See y’all at Lake Kolomoki! $5 Registration Fee $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
A Laborless Day
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 11:30 AM to 7 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
All Play and No Work kicks off this weekend. Friday, Woods Walk. Let the lightsticks shine your way on this night hike. See if you can see or hear some night life. Saturday, Nature Nook will be open. Crafts include Leaf Prints and Stamps. Learn about Turtles in Turtle Time. Sunday, Springo Bingo, Mammal Mania and Bead Crafts conclude the weekend. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 18 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Stand Up Paddleboard Tour
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join instructors on the George H. Sparks Reservoir for an afternoon of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). This program is intended for anyone 16 and over who can swim and is interested in SUP, and will include an introduction to the sport as well as a recreational tour. Includes board, PFD, and paddle Meet at the Bait Shop. Limited to 10. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tightrope Lessons-"Get Outdoors"
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A .25 mile hike will take us to the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 walk across the gorge on a tightrope. There we will learn about the history of the tight rope walkers at Tallulah Gorge and teach the basics of walking on a slackline. Ages 8 and up. Reservations required, limit 20 spaces $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Monday, September 7, 2015
Rockin’ Robins Nature Camp
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. This camp is for all the bird brains out there that are interested in learning more about our feathered friends. We will explore the birds that call Crooked River their home and discover their habitats. Limited space, pre-registration required. $10.00 per student for half day or $25.00 for full day $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Labor Day at Fort King George
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Be treated to musket and cannon firings from 10am-4pm. Also, come and see the various jobs soldiers would "Labor" on as part of their duties. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Introduction to Kayaking
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for men and women 18 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Stand Up Paddleboard Tour
Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join instructors on the George H. Sparks Reservoir for an afternoon of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). This program is intended for anyone 16 and over who can swim and is interested in SUP, and will include an introduction to the sport as well as a recreational tour. Includes board, PFD, and paddle Meet at the Bait Shop. Limited to 10. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Sep 11, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Sep 11, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 11, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us for an afternoon in the park with live old time music, arts and crafts vendors and good food. This will be Don Carter State Park's second annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Dog Splash at Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Unleash the fun with Frisbees, balls and hula-hoop jumps out on the lawn, and music. Dogs must be up to date on all shots and can be off-leash inside the pool area. Dog swimsuit contest 3:30 PM. Only dogs allowed in the pool on this last day that it's open. No outside food or drink. Pool concessions open. Meet at Liberty Bell Pool, Hwy 354. $8 per dog. Humans free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
You may have heard about Panola Mountain's unique ecology, but are you ready to discover some of the mountain's lesser-known history? Join our expert tracker and guide to head off the trail and explore Panola's hidden cemeteries, whiskey stills, beaver dams, and more. Hike is STRENUOUS, 6+ miles. Must register in advance. Ages 14 and older. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Sep 12, 2015 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Hike
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stargazer Paddle
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for this evening paddle on the Sparks Reservoir. We will watch the sun set and then search the sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars as night arrives. This program is for anyone over 17 who can swim. Binoculars recommended. Includes choice of canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. Meet at the Bait Shop. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
12th Annual Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us again for our 12th Annual Mountain Music Festival. There will be bluegrass and gospel music as well as art and craft booths with handmade items for sale. A food concession will be provided by Vogel Volunteers. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Movie Night Under the Oaks
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come to Wormsloe for a very unique experience and as we show the movie The Last Song on a projector out under the oaks. Bring the family and a picnic. Sunset is at 7:35, movie trivia will commence at 7:45 and showtime starts at 8 p.m. $4.50 - $10 912-353-3023.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Paws on the Falls
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise for each dog that attends. $5 per a dog $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 8 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone 10 years or older who is interested in learning more about birds, the important habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the park's Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Stand Up Paddleboard Tour
Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join instructors on the George H. Sparks Reservoir for an afternoon of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). This program is intended for anyone 16 and over who can swim and is interested in SUP, and will include an introduction to the sport as well as a recreational tour. Includes board, PFD, and paddle Meet at the Bait Shop. Limited to 10. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Geocaching the Flat Rocks
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
We’re going out with the Official Chatt Bend Geocaching Map and a GPS device to hunt caches in the Flat Rock area. Bring your own GPS device or share ours. For beginners to experts, all ages. $5 per person, cash only please $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners bird walk
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Get the best of both worlds here at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the boat launch where we’ll have lunch. A short instruction session to get you on your way to a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+ $12 plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the parks second annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect related crafts, arts and craft section, dragon fly and butterfly hikes, insect demonstrations and much more. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Large groups need reservations: 404-413-6024. 706-557-3001.
Emory Jones Book Signing
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 3 PM from Sep 19, 2015 until Dec 19, 2015 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This new historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Book Signing included with price of tour. Books are available on site and are not part of admission. 706-878-1077 ext. thursdaysaturday.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 11 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Fall was a busy time at old homesteads. Join us by the log cabin for old-timy toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking and more. Also enjoy the park's trails, picnic areas, fishing and boating. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Sep 19, 2015 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Children and their special "big person" can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait and rods. This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions. Occurs every third Saturday through September. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will take the planetary walk then discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a Park Ranger and bring your four-legged companion on this moderate mile long hike to the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and to the five-story Civil War era New Manchester Mill ruins. Ages 6 years and older. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. Reservations recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Snakes Alive
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 3 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Park Manager David Jordan in this up-close hour featuring live, non-venomous snakes. We will learn all about our local snakes, including the venomous ones, as well as the natural history of snakes and all about their behavior and senses. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 5:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this three-hour high tide paddle. Start off with a maze of marsh grass then open into scenic views. Look for wildlife and enjoy the unique and fun perspective of kayaking coastal waters. Limited space, reservations required. $25 single; $35 tandem $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Harvest at the Homestead
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 11 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Fall was a busy time at old homesteads. Join us by the log cabin for old-timy toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking and more. Also enjoy the park's trails, picnic areas, fishing and boating. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Camp Level II (Fox Badge)
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 1 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This day camp is for Jr. Rangers ages 6-12 years old who have already attained their deer badge and are wishing to advance to the fox badge. There will be various nature and history related activities including a pedal boat program, a hike to the 5-story New Manchester Mill ruins, a reptile show, a green building tour,and arts and craft projects. $25 includes Junior Ranger book and fox patch (lunch not included). 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Stand Up Paddleboard Tour
Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join instructors on the George H. Sparks Reservoir for an afternoon of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). This program is intended for anyone 16 and over who can swim and is interested in SUP, and will include an introduction to the sport as well as a recreational tour. Includes board, PFD, and paddle Meet at the Bait Shop. Limited to 10. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Friday, Sep 25, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Swamper's Paddle Excursion
Friday, Sep 25, 2015 6 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Experience the swamp as the early settlers did. We will enjoy a two hour guided canoe trip into the great Okefenokee Swamp. Without the noise of a motor we will paddle in and enjoy the birds and wildlife of this beautiful and scenic area. $20 per person all the gear is included. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 25, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Horse and Hiking Trails Clean-Up Day -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Do you love to hike? Do you love to horseback ride? Do you love Georgia State Parks? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come on out and give back. Help maintain YOUR state park, by cleaning up our nature trails and equestrian staging area. We will trim any over growth, clean out high line areas, and beautify our wonderful state park. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia Digging a Monarch Butterfly Garden
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
We will learn about the North American Monarch Butterfly, and install a garden that will create a wonderful butterfly habitat. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with a ranger-led volunteer activity. $5 parkpass required. 706-746-2141.
Artifact Inventory and Spruce Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
As part of "Your State Parks Day," Chief Vann House will host a volunteer day to assist with cleaning Cherokee structures (including the house itself), taking artifact inventory, and sprucing the grounds in preparation for winter. Afterward, volunteers will get a free VIP guided tour of the plantation. $5.50 - $6.50; free for volunteers. 706-695-2598.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Your State Parks Day Family Fun & Volunteer Projects
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10:30 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy disc golf, fishing, hiking and geocaching or participate in various service projects to help keep the park beautiful. Volunteer opportunities will feature mulching/planting in garden areas, trail maintenance and work in the group shelter. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunrise Boat Cruise
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 6:30 AM to 8 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat cruise while watching the sunrise on Crooked River. Learn about birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, registration required. $30.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Dolphin Cruise
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat cruise of the Atlantic to watch dolphins with a park ranger. We will also see birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space pre-registration required. $40 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
River Clean Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join our river cleanup with Rivers Alive and the Cooperative Extension Office. We will clean along the water way and remove trash from fishing areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Lake Lanier Shore Sweep - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 8 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us in supporting Don Carter State Park and Lake Lanier by participating in Lake Lanier Association's annual Shore Sweep. This annual event is organized for the benefit of Lake Lanier and all that enjoy its beauty. In past years Shore Sweep has had over 1,000 volunteers! 678-450-7726.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us @ 8:30am to help you beautify the shoreline @ Elijah Clark State Park. Bring you trash bags, water proof boots and a smile. Look forward to seeing you there. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Pollinators in your Backyard - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come help rebuild our native plant beds and make a section into a pollinator garden while enjoying the park and learning about the importance of pollinators. The Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is sponsoring this event. Volunteers get in free. 770-387-3747.
Get Outdoors Georgia Lake Franklin Boat Flotilla and Fishing: Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Pre-register to join hands and paddles and help us set a float record. Rent a canoe or kayak for a water gathering at 12:30 pm. Sign up for canoe lessons at 10 AM, kayak at 11 AM. Fishing allowed for FREE and no state license is required. Bring bait, gear, chairs, & picnic. Meet at Small Group Camp. kayak/canoe rental $8 per person per hour;Kayak/canoe class $15 per person. Sign up and pay at park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stable Volunteer Roundup – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
It’s a cinch! Help the stable staff get ready for the fall riding season by clearing trails. Wear closed toe shoes and dress to get dirty. Bring picnic lunch/drinks and a water bottle. Meet at Roosevelt Stables. Geared towards ages 12 and up. 706-628-7463.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hillside Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Volunteers are encouraged to come help keep our state park safe and clean. Various projects will be completed. Every little bit of help matters. Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 229-838-6870.
Get Outdoors Georgia Lend a Hand - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Volunteers will enjoy FREE admission to the park on National Public Lands Day. Your State Parks Day is an opportunity to give back, so lend a hand and help us with our volunteer project on the park. We will be doing a Pollinator Project by building a Monarch Butterfly Habitat. There will also be general clean-up activities as well. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spruce up the Fort - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Assist the site manager with sprucing up the fort by doing some minor maintenance and clean up projects. Lunch and goodies provided as well as a good feeling for giving back to nature and the park! $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Trail Clean Up & Pollinator Garden- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will pick up trash along the trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower. We will also be building a garden for pollinating insects as part of an effort to rebuild the native Monarch butterfly population. 706-422-1932.
Get Outdoors Georgia Beautification & Butterflies - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come join park staff and help to complete two butterfly gardens currently under construction. We will also be doing some pond shore clean-up, as well as, trail and boardwalk maintenance. We invite everyone to come out and invest your volunteer time with us. Your investment will allow the park to continue to be sustainable for generations to come! 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia George L. Smith Volunteer Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come out and pitch in as we observe Your State Parks Day by doing beautification work projects throughout the park. T-shirts, water bottles, and other give-away items will be offered throughout the morning. 478-763-2759.
Get Outdoors Georgia Cottage Picnic Pads Project - Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Volunteers will assist Park Staff in building Picnic Pads at the Cottages by installing Timbers and Gravel. 912-557-7744.
Tons of Fun 
Corn Grinding
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hamburg State Outdoor Recreation Area - Mitchell, GA
Watch how cornmeal and grits were once made at Hamburg's historic gristmill. Before leaving, purchase a bag to take home and use. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Hamburg State Outdoor Recreation Area. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia Pollinator Initiative - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers as we celebrate the nation's "Pollinator Initiative" by planting native wildflowers in a 40 acre meadow. Wild mints, native thistle, and native asters are going to be the plants of choice this year, all native, and all collected near the park. Please call to register, so we know how many volunteers will be working. 706-557-3001.
Volunteer Orientation - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 2 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Learn about volunteer opportunities at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation and the contributions that volunteers have made. Hear current volunteers tell their experiences and why they feel volunteerism is important. A local historian will discuss the importance of Hofwyl-Broadfield to the local community and why it should be preserved. 912-264-7333.
Indian Springs Volunteer Project - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the Friends of Indian Springs State Park for a volunteer project on the park. We will be planting a pollinator garden to attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to the park. The garden will also function as a teaching tool for future park programs. 770-504-2277.
Outdoor Adventure Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Enjoy a day on the water with the kids' fishing event and canoe instruction. On land, a live reptile show will be offered. Children can learn more about hunter’s safety at the archery range, BB gun range and the laser shooting system. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. Volunteers will have a chance to help with our future Wildilfe Garden. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
Spruce Up the Herb Garden - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Help the rangers spruce up the herb and vegetable gardens by the Visitor Center. Call ahead if you plan to participate. 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia Clean Up at the Mounds - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Come show your appreciation for Kolomoki Mounds on Your State Parks Day! We will be cleaning up the trails and picking up trash around the park. Kolomoki Mounds will provide refreshments for the volunteers. Free parking passes will be provided to the volunteers for the day! Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 229-724-2150.
Spruce Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come join other volunteers for a day of service at the park. Volunteers will be working on a variety of projects that include lake clean up with River's Alive and the Cooperative Extension Office, park clean up, and building a pollinator garden. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Get Outdoors Georgia Butterflies & Painting – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join park staff and volunteers as we spend the day making improvements to one of the park’s group shelters as well as construct butterfly habitat. Some of us will be painting, some digging, but we will all be giving our time to make visible improvements to the park. 478-982-1660.
Garden and Trail Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Mistletoe is seeking volunteers to tidy the butterfly garden and trails for the season. Volunteers will be able to choose their own challenge whether picking up litter on the Rock Dam or pulling weeds in the garden behind the office. Meet at the Nature Center at 9AM for instruction. Bring sturdy shoes, water, gloves, and hand tools. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Kids, we’re stocking a special area with fish just so you can catch dinner for the family tonight. Friends of Mistletoe State Park will be on hand with a quick lunch for anglers and raffle prizes. Kids ages 15 and under. Fish from the bank only; bring your own pole and tackle; no fishing license required. $5. 706-541-0321.
Tons of Fun 
Spruce the Old Cherokee Capital - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Volunteers around the country will be helping to improve their favorite historic site and parks on this special day. Join us as we spruce up the old Cherokee Capital town of New Echota. Bring the entire family out or call to register your Scout or other groups. Afternoon tours of the historic buildings and grounds will be provided. 706-624-1321.
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