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  Friday, December 19, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 19, 2014 until Dec 28, 2014 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Tour the new 10 acre event field and visitor center area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Bird Walk
Friday, Dec 19, 2014 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Christmas Party at the Resort
Friday, Dec 19, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
A holiday party you don't want to miss! Lake Blackshear Resort will host a public Christmas Party on December 19, 2014 from 7pm-12am. The buffet that is made in Cordelias Restaurant is from 7-9pm and dancing and entertainment from 7pm-12am. $35 per person $300 for table of ten. 229-401-1249.
The North Pole Express Train
Friday, Dec 19, 2014 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Join us for a special nighttime ride from Georgia Veterans State Park to the Downtown Cordele Depot to visit with Santa Claus at the "North Pole". Ticket includes Santa Hat, Hot Cocoa, Candy Cane & entrance to Jingle Bell Market. 229-276-0755.
Holiday Tours at Hardman
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM from Dec 19, 2014 until Dec 21, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Tour the "Big House" at Hardman Farm, gently dressed with simple holiday decor from the natural world. Tours are available at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. An additional 5:00 p.m. tour is available on Dec. 13 and 14 providing an opportunity to see the candle-lit house at twilight. $8 Adults $7 Seniors 62 and over $5 Children 6-17 $3 Children 5 and under. 706-878-1077 ext. fridaysunday.
Lights Up on the Lake
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 19, 2014 until Dec 28, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season. If you would rather walk, park at the office and cross the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
Stargazer Hike
Friday, Dec 19, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderate two mile night hike will take us to the yellow trail bridge where we will search the night sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars(weather permitting). Binoculars are recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes and a flashlight are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, December 20, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 20, 2014 until Dec 28, 2014 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Tour the new 10 acre event field and visitor center area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Kayak the Salt Marsh - Low Tide
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? You’ll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Space is limited, registration required. Call the Park Office to register. $25-$35 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Holiday Crafts with Santa & Sleigh-Hayride
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join up with our picture perfect Santa and his elves at their workshop. Create holiday ornaments and crafts to take home. Enjoy music, hot chocolate, and a 15-minute hayride around the campground. You may pay in advance at office & bring receipt.Cash only at the door. Meet at Group Shelter below Lake Delanor dam. $6 ages 4 and up $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Holiday Campsite Decoration Contest
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Show us your PG-13 rated creative side at your site. Make us believe you love the holiday season and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Leave no trace decorating ideas. Judging from 6:00-7:00 PM. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Ribbons/prizes placed at winning campsites. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Breakfast/Supper with Santa Train
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a special meal with Santa aboard the SAM Shortline Train! Choose from breakfast train or supper train. Adults: $29.99 Children 2 & up: $19.99 229-276-0755.
Breakfast/Supper with Santa Train
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a special meal with Santa aboard the SAM Shortline Train! Choose from breakfast train or supper train. Adults: $29.99 Children 2 & up: $19.99 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners winter bird walk
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 3 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 
Holiday Tours at Hardman
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM from Dec 20, 2014 until Dec 21, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Tour the "Big House" at Hardman Farm, gently dressed with simple holiday decor from the natural world. Tours are available at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. An additional 5:00 p.m. tour is available on Dec. 13 and 14 providing an opportunity to see the candle-lit house at twilight. $8 Adults $7 Seniors 62 and over $5 Children 6-17 $3 Children 5 and under. 706-878-1077 ext. fridaysunday.
Lights Up on the Lake
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 20, 2014 until Dec 28, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season. If you would rather walk, park at the office and cross the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Snakes Alive
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
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 Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 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 historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a tractor-pulled hayride up to Jack's Hill. We will also gather around a campfire and make s'mores. Park Rangers and local historians will be leading these programs, sharing history and stories from the park. Reservations are required. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Sunday, December 21, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 21, 2014 until Dec 28, 2014 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Tour the new 10 acre event field and visitor center area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Holiday Tours at Hardman
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 4 PM from Dec 21, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Tour the "Big House" at Hardman Farm, gently dressed with simple holiday decor from the natural world. Tours are available at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. An additional 5:00 p.m. tour is available on Dec. 13 and 14 providing an opportunity to see the candle-lit house at twilight. $8 Adults $7 Seniors 62 and over $5 Children 6-17 $3 Children 5 and under. 706-878-1077 ext. fridaysunday.
Lights Up on the Lake
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 21, 2014 until Dec 28, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season. If you would rather walk, park at the office and cross the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a two hour moderate hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the eastside which will include a visit tothe "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments. $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.
Tons of Fun 
  Monday, December 22, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Beginner Birding
Monday, Dec 22, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
We will begin by discussing the different birds you might see in Georgia then take a walk to see what we can discover on the park. Binoculars available. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
  Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Wilderness Survival
Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will talk about lost prevention and show you some simple items to take with you on a hike that could be lifesavers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
  Friday, December 26, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 26, 2014 until Dec 28, 2014 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Tour the new 10 acre event field and visitor center area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Lights Up on the Lake
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 26, 2014 until Dec 28, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season. If you would rather walk, park at the office and cross the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, December 27, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 27, 2014 until Dec 28, 2014 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Tour the new 10 acre event field and visitor center area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Lights Up on the Lake
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 27, 2014 until Dec 28, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season. If you would rather walk, park at the office and cross the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 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 historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 11 AM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
This family friendly event will have participants gather on the beach at Unicoi Lake, put on their brave faces, and plunge into the lake together for a quick dip. Register in advance with the given link or registration the day of the dip starts at 9:30am. $10 per person or $25 per family. $5 parking. 706-878-4738.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, December 28, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Christmas at A.H. Stephens
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 28, 2014 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Tour the new 10 acre event field and visitor center area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Lights Up on the Lake
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 5 PM - 10 PM – Dec 28, 2014 
  Handicapped Accessible 
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season. If you would rather walk, park at the office and cross the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a two hour moderate hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the eastside which will include a visit tothe "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Wednesday, December 31, 2014
New Year's Eve Celebration
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 to Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 8 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
The celebration begins at 8pm in the Grand Ballroom. Live entertainment begins at 9pm featuring The Fabulous Boomers Band. Package includes: overnight guestroom accommodation (resort fee included), buffet dinner for 2 people, and New Years Eve Celebration including champagne toast at midnight for 2 people. $247 plus tax and gratuity. 229-401-1249.
Toads and Turtles
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Do you know the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
  Thursday, January 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia A.H. Stephens First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Get started with your New Years resolutions by joining us on a pet friendly ranger-led hike. On the hike we will identify plants, animals and historic structures as you start the New Year with a healthy hike. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Start the New Year off with a hike around the top loop of the West Rim that includes some of the best overlook views in the park. This is a moderate hike, please wear appropriate clothing for trail and weather conditions. Meet at the Interpretive Center parking area. Please call the park office to sign up. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Greet the New Year with a "First Day" hike on the Bay Boardwalk trail. Vistas include wetland habitats plus our unique longleaf pine/saw palmetto ecosystem. Enjoy the great outdoors, camaraderie on the trail, cookies, and party hats. $2.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike on Lake Lanier
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 2 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger as we explore a beautiful backcountry area of the park before the trail is built. Our 2 mile cross country adventure will follow old road beds, ridges, hills and valleys. Moderate to strenuous. Call the Visitor Center to reserve a spot. Limited to 15 hikers. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Elijah Clark's First-Day Fitness Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Bring in the New Year with a revitalizing lead hike on our three mile trail that includes a beautiful outlook to rest and gaze upon the serene Clark Hill Lake. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike -- Pine Mountain Trail
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM to 4:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Come hike in the New Year with park staff and Pine Mountain Trail volunteers on the Mountain Creek Trail. Geared towards ages 8 and older. Bring water and snacks. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Trading Post in the campground.3.4 miles; easy to moderate. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike at Fort King George
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 5 PM to 6 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Enjoy a Twilight "Hike into History" at Fort King George. As the sunsets on the First day of the new year, enjoy a hike into the past. Visitors will be guided through the half mile nature trail as they encounter various historic figures of Fort King George. The historic figures will offer their own new years thoughts, as well as some tidbits of the $7.50 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, $4.50 for youth 912-437-4770.
Tons of Fun 
First Day Hikes
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us at 10:00am for a 3 mile nature hike with Ranger Rowe on the Redbird Creek Trail. This hike is medium difficulty and requires sturdy shoes and water. At 1:00 there will be a History Hike in and around the fort. An Interpretative Ranger will walk you through the past and tell you about the daily life at Fort McAllister during the war. $3. Children under 5 free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
First Day Hike at Fort Morris
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
At 11 am and 2 pm site interpreters will present soldier talks, musket demonstrations and a guided walk around the historic remains of the Revolutionary War fort, Fort Morris (Sunbury Fort). $3- $5. 912-884-5999.
First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Bring in the New Year with a brisk walk and afternoon viewing of beautiful Marbury Creek water shed. Hikers will meet at the Nature Center for the 1/2-mile hike around Bird Berry Trail. No minimum age and ADA Accessible. Pre-registration required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike at General Coffee State Park
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Take a ranger-guided birding hike on the 1.5 mile Gopher Loop Trail. We will also discuss resource management and longleaf pine re-introduction. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Fitness Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 9 AM to 11:30 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come join us New Year's Day for a hike down our 3-mile nature trail behind the Mill House. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring your own water and snacks. Dog owners welcome, dogs must be kept on leash. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Get Outdoors Georgia "First Day Hike" Swamp Bay Nature Trail
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10:30 AM to 1 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Ranger guided nature hike giving participants the opportunity to learn about the park animal and plant life while enjoying a hike on the 1 mile loop Swamp Bay Nature Trail. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia 1st Day Hike on Blue Mountain Bike Trail
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger on this 1st of the year hike on the Blue Mountain Bike Trail. This 6-mile guided hike is the perfect winter outing for the first day of the new year. Enjoy meandering creeks cascading over rocks, and bring a light lunch to enjoy on the way. For children older than 10 and adults in good walking shape $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia High Falls First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
This staff-led 1.5 mile moderate hike will take you past several scenic and historic sites including the falls, the old powerhouse, and through a mixed pine/hardwood forest. You will learn about the park history and the local ecology. Meet at the park office, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water and a snack. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day History Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join a park ranger for a journey through time. Discover the history of Indian Springs State Park, sample the famous spring water, and tour the park museum. This moderate hike will involve some steps and hills. Participants meet at the park museum at 10am. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike at James H. Floyd
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Start your New Year off right with a Ranger led hike (1 & 1/2 Miles) around the Lower Lake to view Flora and Fauna that call James H. Floyd State Park home. Participants will see one of the best views found in the park; as well as, getting a bit of history. This hike is good for all ages and the difficulty is easy. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Laura S. Walker First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a 1.3 mile ranger-led nature hike along our beautiful Big Creek Nature Trail. We will see and discuss flora and fauna that are native to our area while getting fit for the New Year. The trail is approximately 1.3 miles and an easy hike for almost all ages so bring the family. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike at Mistletoe
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come start the new year off the the right foot. This ranger led hike will allow guests to discover nature's winter wonder along the Cliatt Creek nature trail. We will meet at the nature center to begin this hike. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 12 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Start the New Year off right with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain! Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Hike to the top of the mountain to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2015. Finish with s'mores and hot chocolate around a campfire. Register in advance. Ages 6 and up. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 8 AM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Come enjoy the new year with a morning hike at Providence Canyon. $5 parking. 229-838-4244.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans will lead visitors into the canyons and back in time to discover the geological history of the canyons. The floors of the canyons are often wet and muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring water and your camera. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike at Red Top
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Ready to bring in the New Year on a healthy note and get out and enjoy nature? Join a Ranger for a different type of hike. Meet at the Visitor Center for a moderate 3.5 mile hike on the scenic Sweetgum Trail. Explore the many ways you can use nature as a fitness gym. Bring water, dress comfortably, and wear your hiking shoes. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Tons of Fun 
New Year Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 5 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Time to wind down the first day of the new year, so why not wind down with a relaxing night hike on the Upland loop Trail followed by a bon-fire with s'mores next to campsite 14. Meet at trailhead at 5pm. $1/s'more $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Start your first day of the New Year with a Ranger led hike around the Nature Trail. Learn about the unique Rocky Mountain area history, flora and fauna. Meet at the Visitor Information parking lot. The trail is one mile long and is considered easy. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Fitness Challenge
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Kick off the New Year with Seminole's First Day Fitness Challenge. Purchase your First Day Fitness game board in the park office for $5. Complete each of the 4 listed tasks and receive 25% off your next camping trip at Seminole State Park. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Tons of Fun 
First Day Avian Loop Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Enjoy an afternoon hike through the marsh. This guided hike will discuss the history of Skidaway Island, marsh plants and local animals. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike at Smithgall Woods
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take your first hike of the year at Smithgall Woods State Park! Hike a monderate 1.3 miles on flat roadway to Smithgall's beautiful cottage facility. Staff will lead the hike to one of the cottages where hot cider will be waiting. Learn more about Charlie Smithgall whose generosity made the park possible. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stephen C. Foster's First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 9 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Meet at the park office for a hike on our 3/4 mile Trembling Earth Nature Trail. This hike will take you on our boardwalk through a mixed cypress and blackgum forest. On the way we will be on the lookout for the wildlife that inhabit the area, as well as some of the unique plant life. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tons of Fun 
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM to 8:30 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.
Native American Heritage Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a two hour moderate hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the eastside which will include a visit tothe "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
What a great way to start the New Year – Go for a Hike! Join a ranger on a moderate 3.5-mile hike along the rim and through the woods. Children must be 8 yrs. or older. Bring water and snacks. $5 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Welcome the New Year with a 1.2 mile moderate hike on the Muscadine Trail. We will meet in the Day Use Parking Area. We will finish the hike at the Beach Pavilion where hikers can add a little "Luck and Wealth" to their year. Come enjoy a sampling of black eye peas and collard greens to your New Year. Register in advance by calling 706-356-4362 by December 30th. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike at Victoria Bryant
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 11 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the office for a Ranger led hike on our scenic Victoria's Path trail. This trail follows along Rice Creek which runs through the middle of the park. This trail is fairly easy walking but closed toe shoes are recommended. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Tons of Fun 
First Day Hike- Bear Hair Gap Trail
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Ring in the new year by joining us for a Hike along the Bear Hair Gap Trail. This is a moderately rocky 4 mile hike. The hike will be lead by Georgia Appalachian Trail Club. Please meet at the Visitors Center Parking lot. Closed toe shoes required. It is recommended that hikers bring water and a snack along. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
  Friday, January 2, 2015
Coastal Georgia Kayak Family Camp
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 until Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 11:30 AM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Paddlers of all ages are welcome on 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). 912-882-5256.
First Friday Hike
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Celebrate the new year by getting out and hiking. The leisure 1-1/2 mile guided hike around the site will including a tour of the mounds and a walk through our nature trail. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
First Day Hike
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 11 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Come alone, with a friend or as a family to a compass-orienteering event where participants learn how to use a compass in finding hidden or cached written historical information about this old antebellum plantation at different locations along 5 compass courses located on the beautiful, expansive front yard overlooking the old rice fields. $4.50 - $7.50 912-264-7333.
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 until Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 11:30 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.
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 until Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 11:30 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia First Day Hike Event
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, no open toe shoes. Hike to the Civil War earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Guided hike with site history. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, January 3, 2015
Audubon's Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, Jan 3, 2015 7 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us and Callaway Gardens for a day in the gardens, fields, and woods counting our feathered friends. Birding experience suggested. Email or phone Cory Croft to register by Dec 26 so we can set up birding parties and birding areas. Details to follow after registration. ccroft@callawaygardens.org $5 parking. 706-663-6745.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jan 3, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jan 3, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 3, 2015 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us on a hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores. Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Please call to register in advance. Groups of 10 or more must register for a private hike. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Slackline 101
Saturday, Jan 3, 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. No experience required. Ages 12 and up. Reservations required, limit 15 spaces. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
  Sunday, January 4, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wolf Moon Ramble
Sunday, Jan 4, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Awaken your senses to a night walk lit by the full moon, stars, and lights from the valley below. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
  Thursday, January 8, 2015
First Month Hikes
Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 10 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
New Year's resolution- Get out, get fit, exercise more and lose weight. How many people make this type of New Year's resolution every year? Mistletoe staff can help! Park staff will be offering hikes every Thursday in January. Come join us to begin your quest for your New Year's resolution. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
  Friday, January 9, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Jan 9, 2015 10 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 at the Alexander Lake Area. Call to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, January 10, 2015
Bird Walk
Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Powerhouse Strong in the Park
Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Powerhouse teaches individuals to avoid physical and emotional attacks through basic techniques including holistic approaches to personal safety by teaching Emotional, Verbal and Physical self-defense. Build courage, self-esteem and confidence-heighten your sense of leadership & performance. $60.00 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
  Thursday, January 15, 2015
First Month Hikes
Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 10 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
New Year's resolution- Get out, get fit, exercise more and lose weight. How many people make this type of New Year's resolution every year? Mistletoe staff can help! Park staff will be offering hikes every Thursday in January. Come join us to begin your quest for your New Year's resolution. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
  Saturday, January 17, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners winter bird walk
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 3 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 
Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join musicians from around the state as they play dulcimers, fiddles, banjoes, basses, and harmonicas. You can sit back and enjoy the music or join in with an instrument of your own. $5 parking. 706-541-2146.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Jan 17, 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 activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Sunday, January 18, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jan 18, 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Monday, January 19, 2015
Winter Wilderness Trail Ride
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 10:45 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Saddle up with the naturalist and a wrangler to celebrate MLK Day in the winter woodlands. Learn about the natural history and get the “horse’s view” of Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks for a picnic after the ride. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Meet at Roosevelt Stables. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Get Outdoors Georgia Martin Luther King Day Hike
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Pine Mountain trail guides for a winter adventure along the Pine Mountain Ridge through a mixed hardwood forest to Fox Den Cove. There will be transportation to get hikers back to their cars. 3.0 moderate miles; Meet at Mollyhugger Hill Parking Lot on Hwy 190; bring water. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Indoor Basic Archery
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Friday, January 23, 2015
First Month Hikes
Friday, Jan 23, 2015 10 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
New Year's resolution- Get out, get fit, exercise more and lose weight. How many people make this type of New Year's resolution every year? Mistletoe staff can help! Park staff will be offering hikes every Thursday in January. Come join us to begin your quest for your New Year's resolution. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
  Saturday, January 24, 2015
Bird Walk
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Sunday, January 25, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jan 25, 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Friday, January 30, 2015
First Month Hikes
Friday, Jan 30, 2015 10 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
New Year's resolution- Get out, get fit, exercise more and lose weight. How many people make this type of New Year's resolution every year? Mistletoe staff can help! Park staff will be offering hikes every Thursday in January. Come join us to begin your quest for your New Year's resolution. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
  Saturday, January 31, 2015
Bird Walk
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us on a hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores. Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Please call to register in advance. Groups of 10 or more must register for a private hike. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Sunday, February 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Feb 1, 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 6:15 PM to 8:15 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 
  Friday, February 6, 2015
Colonial Faire and Muster
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Feb 6, 2015 until Feb 8, 2015 
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, Sutler's Row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Friday - $4.50 - $10 Saturday and Sunday - Free 912-353-3023.
  Saturday, February 7, 2015
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Colonial Faire and Muster
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Feb 7, 2015 until Feb 8, 2015 
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, Sutler's Row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Friday - $4.50 - $10 Saturday and Sunday - Free 912-353-3023.
  Sunday, February 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Feb 8, 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Colonial Faire and Muster
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Feb 8, 2015 
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, Sutler's Row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Friday - $4.50 - $10 Saturday and Sunday - Free 912-353-3023.
  Saturday, February 14, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Valentines Day Wagon Ride
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 5 PM to 5:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Bring your special someone to cozy up to underneath the night sky on Valentines Day. This wagon ride will begin at the beach, and take riders through some romantic landscapes with a lovely view of the night sky. Space if limited, please register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Valentines Day Wagon Ride
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 6 PM to 6:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Bring your special someone to cozy up to underneath the night sky on Valentines Day. This wagon ride will begin at the beach, and take riders through some romantic landscapes with a lovely view of the night sky. Space if limited, please register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Valentines Day Wagon Ride
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 7 PM to 7:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Bring your special someone to cozy up to underneath the night sky on Valentines Day. This wagon ride will begin at the beach, and take riders through some romantic landscapes with a lovely view of the night sky. Space if limited, please register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans will lead visitors into the canyons and back in time to discover the geological history of the canyons. The floors of the canyons are often wet and muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring water and your camera. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
  Sunday, February 15, 2015
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Saturday, February 21, 2015
Colonial Cook-Off
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In teams of one or two, research a historical recipe and cook it, for the first annual colonial cooking contest. Participants can be dressed in historical reproduction clothing, or professionally. Recipes must be submitted. The categories include soups, breads, meats, root vegetables/greens, pies/cobblers. colonial.cookoff@yahoo.com $25. 912-437-4770.
40th Annual Fireside Arts and Craft Show
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM from Feb 21, 2015 until Feb 22, 2015 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
With more than 50 of the Southeast’s finest artists and crafts people inside the Lodge for this Unicoi tradition. This indoor, juried show has a reputation for excellence and is a nice balance between fine arts and quality crafts. $5 parking. 706-878-4738.
  Sunday, February 22, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Feb 22, 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
40th Annual Fireside Arts and Craft Show
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM from Feb 22, 2015 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
With more than 50 of the Southeast’s finest artists and crafts people inside the Lodge for this Unicoi tradition. This indoor, juried show has a reputation for excellence and is a nice balance between fine arts and quality crafts. $5 parking. 706-878-4738.
  Saturday, February 28, 2015
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Thursday, March 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 6:45 PM to 8:45 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 
  Friday, March 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 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 
  Saturday, March 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Kite Rally
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 1 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Enjoy a day flying kites over looking the lake. Make your own kite with furnished materials or bring one of your own. We'll have prizes for the best-made kite and the highest flyer. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 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 
  Saturday, March 14, 2015
Native American Heritage Day at Etowah
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Etowah will be hosting a lecture on historic Creek and Cherokee cultures in Georgia. Come learn about how our modern society still carries the past on its shoulders. There will also be a genealogy lecture and workshop to help guests understand how their families have been influenced by Native Americans. $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700's to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Soldier's Life
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Learn about the life of the common soldier who fought in Georgia. A Park Ranger dressed as a soldier will display the items soldiers carried while marching and fighting in north Georgia in 1864. $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Presidential Libraries and Museums
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 10:30 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
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. The presentation will be held in the Roosevelt Memorial Museum. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
  Sunday, March 15, 2015
American Frontier Days
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700's to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
  Friday, March 20, 2015
Scottish Heritage Days
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM from Mar 20, 2015 until Mar 22, 2015 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visit the site during this fun-filled weekend! Friday is Student Day, there will be numerous vignettes that interpret colonial history available for students to visit. Saturday is Family Day, there will be a wide variety of historical presentations with the focus being on Scottish history. A battle reenactment will take place at 2pm on Saturday. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Mar 20, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, March 21, 2015
Scottish Heritage Days
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Mar 21, 2015 until Mar 22, 2015 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visit the site during this fun-filled weekend! Friday is Student Day, there will be numerous vignettes that interpret colonial history available for students to visit. Saturday is Family Day, there will be a wide variety of historical presentations with the focus being on Scottish history. A battle reenactment will take place at 2pm on Saturday. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Spring Fling
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Take advantage of the spring weather at Indian Springs! Enjoy games, crafts, vendors, and fun for the whole family! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Get Outdoors Georgia Okefenokee Swamp Run 10K and 1 mile
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 7 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Registration for the 38th annual Okefenokee Swamp Run will be held at group shelter #2 prior to the start of the race. All ages are welcome to participate. Proceeds are donated to the YMCA, Easter Seals, and other charitable organizations. This event is sponsored by the Okefenokee Track and Cycling Club. $5 parking. 912-282-0703.
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