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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Memorial Day Duckie Race
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
We're kicking off summer at Chatt Bend with the 2nd annual Duckie Race. Race starts at 2pm so be sure to get your lucky duck. Other activities include a nature hike at 10am, water balloon games in the afternoon. Lucky Duck winners get prizes! $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturday, May 28, 2016 8:15 PM to 9 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short walk with the park naturalist to Sunset Point, Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secret. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Rookery Trip
Saturday, May 28, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a park ranger on a field trip to springtime breeding grounds for hundreds of birds. Binoculars available. Limited space, register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Archery for Beginners
Saturdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM – May 28, 2016 until Oct 22, 2016 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Night Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2016 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Who-Who what animal makes that sound? Discover what animal makes that sound as hikers explore Georgia's nightlife on a walk through the woods after dark. Hikers will explore Georgia's nightlife on a walk through the woods after dark. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration
Saturday, May 28, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Come splash with us! Food, fun activities like corn hole and volleyball, contests, and prizes for the whole family. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. DJ poolside from 1-3PM. $2 - $5. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Memorial Day Commemoration
Saturday, May 28, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Help us pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years with a commemoration and reenactment. We'll have cannon and musket firings, Civil War-era demonstrations, and lots of family fun. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Junior and Senior Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Contestants can participate in one of two age groups: 15 and younger for juniors; senior category will be 55 years and up. Senior category will require possession of a valid GA fishing license. Medals and prizes will be awarded in each age group. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Memorial Day Miniature Golf Tournament
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Show your skills at this year’s miniature golf tournament! Compete against your friends and family as you celebrate the holiday. Wear something patriotic and you may find yourself on our park Facebook page. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Hidden Gem: A Walk Through the Mining Industry
Saturday, May 28, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
The hills of NW Georgia use to be rich with mining operations in the 1960's and 1970's. Join a ranger led hike to the old Marble Mine and discover the history that lies in these hills. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Hidden Gem 
Family Farm Day
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
The farm comes to life with volunteers demonstrating crafts and chores of the past. See the skills from long ago, such as sewing, blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, gardening, woodworking and many other farm activities. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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New Echota Bird Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Explore the ridge and valley area of North Georgia at New Echota as we see what resident birds can be found. Open fields, flood plain, pond and mixed pine-hardwood forest provide a variety of habitat for good birding. Fee includes tour of site museum, 17-minute film and tour of historic grounds and buildings. $5.50-$7 (5 and under free) 706-624-1321.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, May 28, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Mountain Music Series
Saturdays 8 PM - 9:30 PM – May 28, 2016 until Jul 30, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy our free "Mountain Music" concerts every Saturday night May 21 to July 30. A different band each week will play for an hour or more. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and meet at the Vaughan log cabin located behind the park office. Bucket donations are appreciated! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, May 28, 2016 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.
Night Hikes and Nocturnal Animals
Saturday & Sunday 2 AM - 9:30 PM from May 28, 2016 until May 29, 2016 
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
2 PM All about Bats: Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem.5 PM Roving Ranger: Walking through the campground with a Ranger. 8:30 PM Night Sensory Awareness Hike: Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. Sunday: 3 PM Campfire Cooking: Come and learn to cook delicious campfire meals. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, May 28, 2016 11 AM to 1:30 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 and are w/adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Native American Heritage Hike-National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2016 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side which will include a visit to the "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tugaloo's Moonshine "Hidden Gem"
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Learn about the life of early settlers who once lived at what is now Tugaloo State Park. We will hike near unique remnants of old moonshine stills and see evidence of an old home place located on the park. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Hidden Gem 
A Memorable Memorial Day
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10 AM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a holiday you and your family won't soon forget. Begin with our special "Hidden Gems" event followed by our 3rd Annual Doggie Pageant. Later we'll have Wiffleball on the Baseball field, all culminating with a campfire at the amphitheater, with s'mores, story telling, and campfire songs. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Doggie Pageant
Saturday, May 28, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a “Doggie Pageant” to benefit the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter. The director of NEGAS will be with us to help judge the show. All contestants will be entered into a raffle drawing to win doggie treat basket. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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War of Jenkins' Ear
Saturday, May 28, 2016 until Monday, May 30, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia's role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations. $4.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Day Hike with the Naturalist
Sundays 11 AM - 2:30 PM – May 29, 2016 until Nov 27, 2016 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Want to learn about the park's plants, wildlife, and geology and get healthy exercise in the great outdoors in the process? Take a hike of 3 to 5 miles with Park Naturalist Stephanie Fischer. Hike location changes each week. Bring water, lunch, wear shoes (not sandals), and dress for the weather. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 per person or $15 per family $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Day Hike with the Naturalist
Sunday, May 29, 2016 11 AM to 2:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Want to learn about the park's plants, wildlife, and geology and get healthy exercise in the great outdoors in the process? Take a hike of 3 to 5 miles with Park Naturalist Stephanie Fischer. Hike location changes each week. Bring water, lunch, wear shoes (not sandals), and dress for the weather. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 per person or $15 per family $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Magnificent Marsh Kayak Trip
Sunday, May 29, 2016 8:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to 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. Reservations are required. $35 Single; $45 Tandem. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, May 29, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Intermediate Archery
Sunday, May 29, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible Get Outdoors Georgia 
Night Hikes and Nocturnal Animals
Saturday & Sunday 2 AM - 9:30 PM from May 29, 2016 
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
2 PM All about Bats: Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem.5 PM Roving Ranger: Walking through the campground with a Ranger. 8:30 PM Night Sensory Awareness Hike: Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. Sunday: 3 PM Campfire Cooking: Come and learn to cook delicious campfire meals. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 29, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, May 29, 2016 6 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day Hike
Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, May 29, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Commemoration and the Site's Hidden Gem
Monday, May 30, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. Visitors may explore the site and find its Hidden Gem. The beautiful vista from the earthen fort, over the Medway River and out through St. Catherine's Sound. A view that has changed very little over hundreds of years. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hidden Gem 
Indoor Basic Archery
Monday, May 30, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Monday, May 30, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Monday, May 30, 2016 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Monday, May 30, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors 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.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, May 30, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Junior Ranger Day Camp Level I (Deer Patch)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This camp is for children ages 6-12 who have not previously been in a Junior Ranger program. This program focuses on attaining the Level I Deer Badge. There will be a nature/history hike to the New Manchester Mill, a live reptile program, and nature-oriented arts and craft projects. Registration is necessary. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $25 includes Junior Ranger Book and Deer patch (lunch not included). 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Slackline 101
Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 until Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Click event to view flyer and schedule. $649 per adult, $549 per child (12 and under). Some meals included. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Coastal Georgia Kayak Family Camp
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 until Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 8 AM to 5 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Join this kayaking adventure that includes freshwater swamp and saltmarsh, plus four nights of camping. Join park rangers to explore Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp, Crooked River State Park, Sapelo Island, and the Reynolds Mansion. Register in advance. $649 per adult $549 per child (12 and under) $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Coastal Georgia Kayak Family Camp
Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 until Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 8 AM to 5 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join this kayaking adventure that includes freshwater swamp and saltmarsh, plus four nights of camping. Join park rangers to explore Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee Swamp, Crooked River State Park, Sapelo Island, and the Reynolds Mansion. Register in advance. $649 per adult $549 per child (12 and under) $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes fr/campground for an half-mile walk. Listen to an amphibian concert. Look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring flashlight. Pay at office and bring receipt or pay onsite correct change. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Peanut Express
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel west to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. We will not stop at the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum on April 15th as the museum will be closed. Extra layover time will be allotted in Plains. 229-276-0755.
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Fridays 8:30 PM - 10 PM – Jun 3, 2016 until Jul 29, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings at Red Top Mountain to observe the stars above us. Telescopes on hand, bring your own equipment as well. We will learn about well-known constellations. Meet at the Visitor's Center by 8:15 pm to sign in. We will carpool to the Park Office/Lodge at 8:30 pm. Bring a blanket, binoculars & a flashlight with red light. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors 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.
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Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day Hike
Friday, Jun 3, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

National Trail Day Guided Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 to Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 9 AM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join a ranger on a guided hike of the Tennessee Rock Trail and travel to the parks highest point 3640 feet. Wear appropriate foot wear and bring water and a snack. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Hike for your Health: National Trails Day Edition
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get healthy exercise in the great outdoors on this approximately three mile hike. Bring water, a snack, wear shoes (not sandals), and dress for the weather. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:15 PM to 9 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short walk with the park naturalist to Sunset Point, Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secret. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
National Trails Day: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Guests will have the chance to learn more about the park and compete for prizes. The grand prize will be an Annual ParkPass. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Huckleberry Loop Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our naturalist for a nature hike around the Huckleberry Point Loop. This easy 3/4 mile loop will take you into a beautiful wooded area while hugging the shoreline of Lake Lanier. Along the way we will point out some native plants and will be on the lookout for wildlife. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Elijah Clark's 3 Mile Trail - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Hike with us as we celebrate our 85th Birthday. On the hike you will see parts of Clark Hill Lake, come across a red cedar tree that is over 400 years old. After the hike cool off with a canoe ride around the lake. $10 - $15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery for Beginners
Saturdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM – Jun 4, 2016 until Oct 22, 2016 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Etowah Nature Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
This nature hike will begin in our amphitheater and proceed down to the river along our Interpretive trail. At the river we will spend some time looking for wild-life around the river. We will then hike back to the museum along our River Walk Nature Trail. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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Dowdell's Knob Loop- National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate with the Pine Mountain Trail Association along the highest point on Pine Mountain Ridge.. 4.3 moderate miles. Great views. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Meet at Dowdell’s Knob Trailhead. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 12 PM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Redbird Creek Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Help us make one of our biggest goals become a reality. After a morning hike on Redbird Creek trail, we need volunteers to help us work on new trails for the public. No fees or park pass required for trail work volunteers. Those who would only like to hike will need to pay the $5 park pass. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Tails on Trails - Coastal Canines Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join a ranger and bring your furry friend for a hike through beautiful coastal Georgia. Hiking our Redbird Creek trail, we will explore the natural treasures of our coastal wetlands and maritime forests. A fun nature-based scavenger hunt will be incorporated to win your dog tasty treats. Dogs must be leashed at all times (6 ft maximum). $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Fort Mountain Trail Sampler - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come join us in celebrating National Trails Day at Fort Mountain. Take a guided hike on a moderate to strenuous 5.5 mile loop covering several of Fort Mountain's diverse trails. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. We will be meeting at the outside naturalist area by the lake. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Hidden Gem Nature Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Walk with us through our park's hidden gem, the 3-mile nature trail which contains an abundance of gopher tortoise habitat. Bring your camera for the chance to take a picture of Georgia's State Reptile. Suggest bringing comfortable shoes, water and bug spray. No pets allowed. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hidden Gem 
Swamp Bay Trail Night Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come out to enjoy the sounds of the night while walking a 1 mile loop nature trail. You are welcome to bring a small flash light. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Frogging (and Other Night Sounds) by Kayak - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join Environmental Outreach Coordinator, Linda May, for this nighttime symphony performed by a host of nocturnal creatures on Lake Rutledge after dark. Frogs, crickets, and maybe an owl or two, may be heard on this easy paddle. Enjoy the stars after the sun goes down if the night sky is clear. Space is limited, please pre-register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Hofwyl-Broadfield History Walk - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Explore over 200 years of history with a two mile walk through Hofwyl-Broadfield's past. Walk will feature ruins of original plantation house, rice fields, area of old slave settlement, plantation road, old spring and gardens. Attendees will also be able to take part in regularly scheduled guided tours of the plantation house. $8 for adults. $7 for Seniors (62 and over). $5.00 for youth (6 - 17) 912-264-7333.
Tails on the Trails Dog Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Bring your dogs and enjoy a hike on our Overland Nature Trail. It is a 3/4 mile moderate hike. All dogs must be on a leash. Meet at the Overland Nature trail near the Springs Picnic area. $3 per dog $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Hidden Gem: A Walk Through the Mining Industry
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
The hills of NW Georgia use to be rich with mining operations in the 1960's and 1970's. Join a ranger led hike to the old Marble Mine and discover the history that lies in these hills. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Hidden Gem 
History Trail GeoTour - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
In honor of National Trails Day, we challenge visitors to complete our special History Trail GeoTour. Never geocached before? This is a great way to get started. All you need are good walking shoes and a prize/keepsake to trade when you unlock the geocache box. No GPS required. www.gastateparks.org/HistoryTrail-GeoTour $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Beaver Trail Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join the Park Ranger on a 1.2 mile hike for National Trails Day. We will meet at the start of the Beaver Trail next to the lake. Bring your water and hiking shoes for an enjoyable hike. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Rock Dam Trail Extended Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with the naturalists for an extended hike of the Rock Dam Trail. This is a moderate to strenuous hike approximately 4 miles with two water crossings. Get a closer look at some of the back-country at Mistletoe. Space is limited, registration required. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Hidden Gem 
Hike to Hemlock Falls - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Take a staff led hike to Hemlock Falls with us and enjoy the outdoors. 2.2 mile moderate hike in the North Georgia Mountains. Please bring water and be prepared to walk on uneven and sometimes muddy terrain. Park and meet at the Hemlock Falls Trail Head. 706-947-3194.
New Town Creek Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Check out New Town Creek, Tarvin's Pond and historic New Echota-Cherokee Capital. Wear walking shoes, dress for the weather, bring your binoculars and come along as we join millions of people around America celebrating National Trails Day. Fee includes tour of historic New Echota and the museum. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Hidden Gem 
Panola Mountain State Park 10k/5k - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 8 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Greater Atlanta Athletes present the 2016 Greater Atlanta Run Series! Panola Mountain is the second run in this five-part 5K series and is a great way to kick off National Trails Day. Must register with Greater Atlanta Athletes to run. $25-$30 $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Morning Mountain Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with a guided tour of Panola Mountain and it's conservation area. Learn about the intriguing history of this land and the unique ecology of the mountain it protects. This 3.5 mile hike meets at the Nature Center. Wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Must Register in advance by calling Nature Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
152nd Battle Commemoration and National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This battle was one of the few Confederate victories. Witness artillery and musket firing demonstrations. Learn what it was like to be a soldier at this battle. See how civilians were affected by this battle. Finish the afternoon with a guided interpretive hike on the actual battlefield. $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Archery was a necessary skill for thousands of years; today it remains a powerful tool for coordination and fitness. Come learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. Must all to pre-register, ages 9+ only. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment provided. Program is outdoors and weather permitting. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Mountain Music Series
Saturdays 8 PM - 9:30 PM – Jun 4, 2016 until Jul 30, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy our free "Mountain Music" concerts every Saturday night May 21 to July 30. A different band each week will play for an hour or more. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and meet at the Vaughan log cabin located behind the park office. Bucket donations are appreciated! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible 
Tails on Trails Dog Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
In honor of National Trails Day and the launch of Tails on Trails Club, Reed Bingham is holding a dog hike at 9:00AM. Bring your best buddy and a couple of old t-shirts and we'll show you how to make a dog toy. A naturalist will then lead you to trails less-travelled to see a Hidden Gem in the park. Meet at the Coastal Plain Trailhead. $5 parking. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Hidden Gem 
Forgotten History: Hidden Gems of Richard B. Russell State Park
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Our popular disc golf course and other park areas are home to what remains of past sites and homesteads that visitors easily overlook. This Naturalist-led hike will replay in living history how the families lived in previous centuries. Meet at the disc golf course parking area. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Hidden Gem 
Rosie The Riveter
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Actress and teacher Carol Cain will portray "Rosie the Riveter". Also, living history with James Fowler as President Roosevelt reading his D-Day prayer. $10 - $14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 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.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join us as we celebrate National Trails Day with a hike on our 2 1/2 mile Gopher Tortoise Trail. Our Ranger will talk about the different Eco-systems in the park. Bring Water and insect repellant. $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Guided Marsh Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Enjoy a ranger-led hike to learn about the history of Skidaway Island, marsh plants and local animals such as fiddler crabs. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Boardwalk Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 10 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with a Ranger led hike on our Trembling Earth Boardwalk trail. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Tails on Trails -- National Trails Day Dog Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged hiking companion and join a ranger on our 3-mile Red Trail and White Trail Combo. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and see the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill, as seen in Hunger Games. Two people per dog max. Register in advance. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Native American Heritage Hike-National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side which will include a visit to the "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors 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.
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Folk Roots, Shoreline Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 11:15 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the Rangers at the Sassafrass Trail head to delve into the folk roots of the Piedmont Region. We will walk to an old homestead, all the while sharing the stories of those that came before us along the way. Be sure to bring sturdy shoes, water, and snacks. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Fire on the Lake, Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the Naturalist by the cove at the park office for a sunset paddle on Lake Hartwell. Witness the sapphire blue waters be set ablaze by the reflection of the sinking sun upon the gentle wake. Be sure to bring towels, water, and snacks, and don't forget the camera. $10 per boat $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Perimeter Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
This ranger led hike will take visitors along the beautiful Perimeter Trail and will focus on the native wildlife that can be found in the area. The hike will be 2.6 miles long so please make sure to bring plenty of water. Closed toed shoes are recommended. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join in the fun at Vogel State Park for the annual celebration on National Trails Day. Activities will include trail work, family friendly hikes, an invasive plant eradication project, a covered dish picnic luncheon, and a brief program. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Day Hike with the Naturalist
Sundays 11 AM - 2:30 PM – Jun 5, 2016 until Nov 27, 2016 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Want to learn about the park's plants, wildlife, and geology and get healthy exercise in the great outdoors in the process? Take a hike of 3 to 5 miles with Park Naturalist Stephanie Fischer. Hike location changes each week. Bring water, lunch, wear shoes (not sandals), and dress for the weather. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 per person or $15 per family $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day Hike
Sunday, Jun 5, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 6, 2016 until Jul 25, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Call Kathy Church at 706-878-3087 for more info. Paid by May 23rd. $200 per person $5 parking. 706-878-4736.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Anna Ruby Tuesdays
Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
What was life like for a well-to-do girl in Nacoochee in the 1870s? In this one day camp, 6-10 year old girls will play period games, make period hairstyles, try on period clothes, and have an English tea. Registration forms can be sent by e-mail, mail or picked up at the site's Visitor Center. $30. 706-878-1077.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 5 PM to 6 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Dr. Charlie Belin, one of the foremost experts of Marsh Ecology in the region, as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. Register in advance. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jun 10, 2016 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes fr/campground for an half-mile walk. Listen to an amphibian concert. Look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring flashlight. Pay at office and bring receipt or pay onsite correct change. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Fridays 8:30 PM - 10 PM – Jun 10, 2016 until Jul 29, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings at Red Top Mountain to observe the stars above us. Telescopes on hand, bring your own equipment as well. We will learn about well-known constellations. Meet at the Visitor's Center by 8:15 pm to sign in. We will carpool to the Park Office/Lodge at 8:30 pm. Bring a blanket, binoculars & a flashlight with red light. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Jun 10, 2016 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.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 10, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors 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.
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

A walk in the woods - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out and enjoy a ranger led hike on National Get outdoors day. As we hike the Beaver Trail you will see a variety of flora and fauna; plus we will collect pine cones that we will be used to make an organic bird feeder, at the end of the hike. Please wear closed toe shoes and pets must be on a leash. We will meet at the BBQ Pit Shelter. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Greasy Creek Falls Guided Hike
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
This 3-hour guided hike will take guests through lush forest and rhododendron thickets to a remote creek and small waterfall. This is a moderate hike with some elevation gain and loss along the way. Appropriate clothing, foot wear, water and snacks are recommended. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hidden Gem 
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 8:15 PM to 9 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short walk with the park naturalist to Sunset Point, Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secret. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Flat Creek Adventure - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join in celebrating National Get Outdoors Day on this 2-3 hour excursion to the one of the wildest parts of the lake! This rigorous trip will take us to Flat Creek Island, the northern-most island on Lake Lanier. Bring food and water for this trip, it takes a lot of energy. $20 with personal kayak/canoe - $30 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM – Jun 11, 2016 until Oct 22, 2016 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 12 PM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Liberty Bell Pool: A Hidden Gem
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 1:30 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Historic wonders are nestled within the 9,000 acres of the park and in the surrounding area. Drop by our discovery table and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corp-built pool, park, and the Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project. Join in the hunt for hidden rock treasures. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a swim too. $5 includes swimming admission $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Hidden Gem 
Music & Dancing On the Mountain- National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with our Randy & Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. Bring a chair or cushion. Cement seating. Meet at the rock amphitheater next to the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Darien River Paddling Trip - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join Fort King George staff on a paddling trip leaving from the fort dock. Canoes as well as Kayaks are available. Guests will travel along the historic waterways leading from the fort, and the Darien River. Things to bring: sunscreen, hat & sunglasses, water. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Sumter Special
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Departing from Georgia Veterans State Park, enjoying a breath-taking view of Lake Blackshear then enjoy visiting Historic Downtown Americus as well as President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains.
Emory Jones Book Signing
2nd Saturday of Month 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM from Jun 11, 2016 until Dec 10, 2016 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - 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 pre-WWI 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. 706-878-1077.
Handicapped Accessible 
Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Try your hand at this growing sport with our Park Naturalist. Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, effective paddling/stroke, steering, and falling/recovery techniques. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Advance registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Get Outdoors Day- Hike to Hemlock Falls
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Join a staff led hike to Hemlock Falls, a waterfall above the park. 2.2 miles moderate hike in North Georgia mountains. Please bring water and be prepared to walk on uneven and sometimes muddy terrain. Park and meet at Hemlock Falls Trail head. 706-947-3194.
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Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet Alexander Lakes parking area. Call to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Frog Slog - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn how to identify frogs. Investigate wetlands and streams in search of frogs, salamanders, and aquatic insects. Be prepared to get wet, muddy, and bring change of shoes/ clothes, water bottle, nets, seines and buckets. Meet at the Alexander Lake Bathroom. Please register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Archery was a necessary skill for thousands of years; today it remains a powerful tool for coordination and fitness. Come learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. Must all to pre-register, ages 9+ only. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment provided. Program is outdoors and weather permitting. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Reptiles at Red Top
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us in the Discovery Room to find out what makes reptile tick. We will show you remnants of turtle shells, a few live turtles, and maybe a snake or two. Come check out these rocking reptiles. $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Mountain Music Series
Saturdays 8 PM - 9:30 PM – Jun 11, 2016 until Jul 30, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy our free "Mountain Music" concerts every Saturday night May 21 to July 30. A different band each week will play for an hour or more. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and meet at the Vaughan log cabin located behind the park office. Bucket donations are appreciated! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible 
Scavenger Hunt - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Meet at the Nature Nook for a Live Animal Program at 9:00 AM. After the program, you will receive instructions for the scavenger hunt. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Get Outdoors Day on Sapelo Island
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
This one mile long hike will begin in maritime forest and end on the beach. The Naturalist will highlight native plants, animals, tidal creeks and dune systems of Sapelo Island along the way. Please pack bug spray, snacks, water, and comfortable walking shoes. Reservations required. $7 event fee $15 ferry fee. 912-485-2299.
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Presidential Libraries and Museums
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 10:20 AM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Presidential Library system was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. This presentation will cover the history and how the Presidential Library System evolved and what they offer today. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Recreation with a Ranger
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by taking a short tour of our parks outdoor fitness options. Learn about the best trail loops for running or walking. Try out our Street Striders and explore other ways to get fit on the park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Jun 11, 2016 
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.
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Hooked on Fishing
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Fishing in the Okefenokee is always fun and the summer is the best time to go. From catfish to brim and everything in between this is the spot to be for fishing. This program will have a ranger teaching children how to fish and then informing them on all of the fish they catch. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 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.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 11 AM to 2 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 and are w/adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors 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.
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Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Witch's Head Hike
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This guided hike will take you to the bottom of the dam to view the witch's head rock and enjoy a relaxing lunch. Bring lots of water, lunch and proper foot wear. Children must be 8 or older no pets. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Shoreline Cleanup
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet the Rangers at the Park office to assist them in promoting; sustainability, cleanliness, and Environmental protection, by helping them to clean up trash and debris from Tugaloo's shoreline. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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13th Annual Highland Walk Adult/Junior Tournament
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
This will be a Two-Person Scramble. The tournament requires one adult & one Junior. Ages 7 to 97 are welcome to play. $85 covers all fees, range balls, lunch and prizes. Call the Pro Shop to get signed up. $85. 706-245-6770.
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National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join up with a costumed park ranger on a 2.5 mile hike to Battery Wymberly, one of the most pristine remaining Civil War era Confederate earthworks. Learn about Wormsloe's Civil War history and see the beautiful battery trail. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jun 12, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Day Hike with the Naturalist
Sundays 11 AM - 2:30 PM – Jun 12, 2016 until Nov 27, 2016 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Want to learn about the park's plants, wildlife, and geology and get healthy exercise in the great outdoors in the process? Take a hike of 3 to 5 miles with Park Naturalist Stephanie Fischer. Hike location changes each week. Bring water, lunch, wear shoes (not sandals), and dress for the weather. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 per person or $15 per family $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 12, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors 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.
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jun 13, 2016 until Jul 25, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Call Kathy Church at 706-878-3087 for more info. Paid by May 23rd. $200 per person $5 parking. 706-878-4736.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 10 AM to 1 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.
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Slackline 101
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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