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  Thursday, January 29, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Sandpiper Trail Hike
Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Meander through the marsh on a one-mile guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
  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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Campfire and S'mores
Friday, Jan 30, 2015 6 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Enjoy an evening under the stars and meeting new people around a campfire. s’mores will be provided. Meet at the amphitheater. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Tons of Fun 
  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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 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, Jan 31, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 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.
Slackline 101
Saturday 1 PM - 2:30 PM – Jan 31, 2015 
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, 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. $12 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
Get Outdoors Georgia Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
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. $12 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. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 9:30 AM to 10:30 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 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, Feb 7, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 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.
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. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Winter Splendor East Ridge Hike
Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike to the remote and beautiful East Ridge will focus on the splendor of nature in winter. Hike four miles with an emphasis on tree identification in winter, topography, and the vistas high above the mile-long stretch of whitewater rapids (up to class IV). This hike is rated moderate/strenuous. $1-$2 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.
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.
  Friday, February 13, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Great Backyard Bird Count
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 8 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us and Friends of the Harris County Library count winter birds during this international birding event sponsored by Audubon and Cornell University. Novice and expert birders welcome. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Bring a picnic lunch. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Fort Yargo has some great habitat, including marshland, mixed hardwood Forest, and an expansive open lake. We will look for a variety of birds like woodpeckers, warblers, and wading birds. Learn about the Atlanta Audubon Society, and how you can get involved in birdwatching, as well as land conservation. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
  Saturday, February 14, 2015
Under the Night Sky - Valentine's Day
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Come with us on a moderate 2-mile hike along the Chattahoochee River to our observation tower. We will have telescopes to observe the night sky, gazing for stars, planets, and constellations. Sturdy closed-toed shoes and flashlight/headlamp required. Reservations required. Meet at Day Use Area. Weather permitting. $5 per couple. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Kiss My Grits!
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come join us as we grind grits at our water powered gristmill just as it was done in the late 1800s. Grits will be available for $4 per 2 lb. bag. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Romantic Sunset Valentine Dinner On The Train
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Departing from Georgia Veterans State Park, we'll take a short ride and park over beautiful Lake Blackshear as the sun is setting. After dinner, we will take a nighttime train ride through the Sumter County countryside before returning to the park in time to attend he Valentine dance at the Lake Blackshear Resort featuring the Good Vibrations Band. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners winter bird walk
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 1:30 PM to 4 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 
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. $12 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. $12 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 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, 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. $12 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. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Monday, February 16, 2015
Winter Wilderness Trail Ride
Monday, Feb 16, 2015 10:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Saddle up with the naturalist and a wrangler to celebrate Presidents' 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.
  Saturday, February 21, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Arbor Day "Bark In The Park" Dog Walk
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Arbor Day among the trees with your canine friend. New sounds, sights, and discoveries for all. Gifts for dogs. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. You do not have to have a pet to walk with us. Supported by the Columbus area Petsmart. Meet next to the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Colonial Cook-Off
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 13, 2016. 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Celebration & Parade
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 11 AM to 5 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Can't make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras?Then come to Georgia Veterans State Park. There will be music, great food, a Cajun Cook-Off, Parade and many vendors. This will be the Cajun Capital of South Georgia! If you would like to be a vendor or compete in the Cajun Cook Off, call the Park Office. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Feb 21, 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.
Camper Chili Cookoff
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Do you think your chili is great? The best? Prove it with our first Chili Cookoff for registered campers. For non-entrants there is no fee to come and taste the chili. Please register at skidawayphoto@yahoo.com. Contest Entry Fee $10 $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 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 
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. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Winter Splendor East Ridge Hike
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike to the remote and beautiful East Ridge will focus on the splendor of nature in winter. Hike four miles with an emphasis on tree identification in winter, topography, and the vistas high above the mile-long stretch of whitewater rapids (up to class IV). This hike is rated moderate/strenuous. $1-$2 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.
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.
  Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  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. $12 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. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Buzzard Day Cruise-In
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 1 PM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
The Buzzard Day Cruise-In is all about three things; cars, boats, and buzzards. Show cars from the local area will be on display for you to enjoy, and when you need a break from some cars, enjoy and boat ride up the Little River to see some buzzards, which gather here in the hundreds. $8/adult, $5/child $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 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 
 

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