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Events starting 10/18/2013
  Friday, October 18, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Going Caching 2013 History & Mystery at FDR State Park
Daily until Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 8 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
FREE onsite programs throughout the park. Venture back to 1939 and explore caches, codes and cryptics. Four fun-filled days of events and geochaching await the boldest of adventurers. More info at: www.geocaching.com $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Twilight Hike
Friday, Oct 18, 2013 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Amicalola Naturalist's for a rare twilight hike to explore the beauty of our waterfall, the sounds of the mountain's nocturnal inhabitants and the history of Amicalola and some of the local moonshine lore. $3 per person or $10 for family. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Haunted Trail
Friday, Oct 18, 2013 7 PM to 11 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk and ride a wagon through the Haunted Trail if you dare! Meet the Headless Horseman and other park haunts.
Pony rides, face painting, petting zoo and refreshments. Begins at Roosevelt Stables. $8 ages 4 and up. Additional costs for some activities. $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Haunted Trail
Friday, Oct 18, 2013 7 PM to 11 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk and ride a wagon through the Haunted Trail if you dare! Meet the Headless Horseman and other park haunts.
Pony rides, face painting, petting zoo and refreshments. Begins at Roosevelt Stables. $8 ages 4 and up. Additional costs for some activities. $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 18, 2013 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
All new this year, pirates are attacking Ravenwood! The townsfolk need your help defending against a raggedy band of pirates looking for stolen treasure. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at: https://sites.google.com/a/friendschapters.org/friends-of-red-top-mountain-state-park/2014-haunted-hayrides $10 per person $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia Graveyard Road
Daily until Saturday, Oct 19, 2013
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Don't forget to bring your scared face at the annual Haunted trail. Enjoy a leisurely hay ride until you turn into the dreaded haunted trail. $3/person $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Oct 18, 2013 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. You have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Oct 18, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join in this group hike as the evening arrives. Be sure to call ahead as space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, October 19, 2013
Who gives a Hoot? Owl Show
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM until Oct 26, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Zeus, Owl Capone, Goliath and all your favorite Amicalola Falls Feathered Friends for a fun and educational time in the Lodge Lobby. If you have never seen our owl show you are missing out. We look forward to showing off for you. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Foliage Hike
Saturdays & Sundays until Oct 27, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike the overlook trail along the East Rim of the canyon and enjoy the best of the fall colors on the mountain. Hikes are at 10am on Saturdays and 11am Sundays. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this 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. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia History Hike
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Hike with re-enactor Adam Young, who will be fully outfitted in period uniform.  Adam will bring the storied history of the coast to life as your walk along the trail!  Meet at the Sempervirens Trailhead. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Butterfly Discovery Station
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Test your Butterfly IQ and learn what you can do to attract butterflies to your yard. Meet on the front porch of the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Haunted Trail
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 7 PM to 11 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk and ride a wagon through the Haunted Trail if you dare! Meet the Headless Horseman and other park haunts.
Pony rides, face painting, petting zoo and refreshments. Begins at Roosevelt Stables. $8 ages 4 and up. Additional costs for some activities. $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Haunted Trail
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 7 PM to 11 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk and ride a wagon through the Haunted Trail if you dare! Meet the Headless Horseman and other park haunts.
Pony rides, face painting, petting zoo and refreshments. Begins at Roosevelt Stables. $8 ages 4 and up. Additional costs for some activities. $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Candle Lantern Tours
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Experience the fort at night as you are guided around by candlelight See how confederate soldiers spent their evenings by campfire, how they passed the cold nights, and how they preformed their evening and nightly duties. Please call ahead to inquire about tour times. Adults $6.50, Seniors $6.00, Youth (6-18) $3.75, 5 & Under- Free 912.727.2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia Piedmont CASA Superhero 5K and Fun Run
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 11 AM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Come as yourself or come as your Superhero Self! Join us for the Piedmont CASA Superhero 5K Run and 1K Fun Run at Fort Yargo Park in Winder. The course will be walk friendly. Packet pickup and race day registration will begin at 7am. http://www.piedmontcasa.org/ $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Thomas the Tank Engine Live!
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 9 AM to 5 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends.

The 2013 Ticket Information to come . . . 1-877-427-2457.
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. Register in advance. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or if there is light drizzle. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Family Fun Fishing Tournament
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 9 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring the family to High Falls and see who can catch the biggest fish from our 650 acre lake. Fishing license required for anglers 16 or older. Fish from the shores or rent one of our Canoes or john boats and try your luck further in the lake. Prizes will be awarded to biggest fish caught at the end of the day. Register at the Park Office. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Marble Springs Mountain Jam (Event has been Cancelled)
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 10 AM to 5 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
This Event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. We are looking at rescheduling for the spring. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children of all ages can enjoy playing games and winning candy. We'll also have bingo, hayrides, haunted hayride, scary stories by the campfire, face painting, cakewalk, and more! Children dressed in costume may enter raffle prize drawing. Food/beverages available for purchase. Bingo and cakewalk tickets sold separately. Volunteers needed. $3 per vehicle. Additional $1 for bingo and cakewalk. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia New Echota Days
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 10 AM to 5 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The old Cherokee Capital will come alive with various living history demonstrations including arts, music, crafts, dances, blacksmith, spinning & weaving and tours of the historic grounds and buildings of old New Echota. $5.50-$7.50 706-624-1321.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 11 AM to 1 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 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.
Fall Color Paddle
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join a certified paddling instructor on Alexander Lake to view the changing fall leaves reflecting on the water. We will talk about the different species of trees along the lake as they show their seasonal colors. Call the Nature Center for info. Participants must register and pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Night Climb
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 8 PM to 10 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Get an owl's eye view of the stars and full moon from up in a 50-foot tree! This nocturnal rope and harness climb will include spotting fluorescent lichen, stargazing and a camp fire with s'mores! Please register in advance. For ages 8 and up. Meets at Alexander Lake parking lot. $20 per person $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us at the log cabin for this living history event. Discover what life was like on a small farm during the Civil War 150 years ago. Watch people cooking over a fire. Enjoy toys and games. Experience the sights and sounds of a black powder demonstration as authentic style muzzle loading rifles and muskets are fired. $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
All new this year, pirates are attacking Ravenwood! The townsfolk need your help defending against a raggedy band of pirates looking for stolen treasure. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at: https://sites.google.com/a/friendschapters.org/friends-of-red-top-mountain-state-park/2014-haunted-hayrides $10 per person $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia American Diabetes Association Step Out Event
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 8 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Savannah's American Diabetes Association is having their annual Step Out Event. Come out for a for the day to join in on any number of activities. There will be a 5K race and 5K walk, children's games, vendors and more. Registration fee. $5 parking. 912-353-8110.
Get Outdoors Georgia Edible and Medicinal Plants of Fall
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Explore the bounty of medicinal and edible plants available in north Georgia forests and fields. The focus will be on plants that can be utilized in the field with little preparation. Safety protocols and identification of particularly important plants will be key topics. Advanced registration required. $35 or $30 if paid by October 4. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Canoe Trip
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 6 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Come out to take a twilight paddle on the Okefenokee Swamp. Learn some basics of canoeing from certified instructors and learn about some of the animals that lurk the swamp at night. We will be providing canoes, paddles, and PFDs. Sign up in the park office by 5:00 PM on the day of the paddle. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia "Rivers Alive" Cleanup
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 9 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the state. The mission of Rivers alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. We will be cleaning up around Sweetwater Creek and Sparks Reservoir. A limited number of Rivers Alive t-shirts will be available. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 2:30 PM to 4 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 Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Eastside Hike
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile night hike to the beautiful east side of the park where we will climb the East Ridge, visit the "Indian Cave", and hike to other seldom-visited areas. This hike is open to anyone 16 years and older. A flashlight and sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. Dogs are not permitted on this hike. Register in advance. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join in this group hike as the evening arrives. Be sure to call ahead as space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Pumpkin Days in the Park
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 2 PM to 8 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
This event is filled with crafts and activities geared for families. S'mores by the fire, pumpkin carving, Pumpkin Seed roasting, Photo Booth, Face Painting and much more. Come dressed in your halloween best. Family friendly costumes only. Call for Pricing. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Hoedown
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 12 PM to 8 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Celebrate autumn’s arrival with noon chili, hotdogs and drinks for sale, followed by a 3 p.m. cakewalk, 4 p.m. hayrides, 5 p.m. bonfire and square/line dancing, 6 p.m. trunk or treats, and 7 p.m. professional storytelling. A $3 fee will be charged per person, per hayride for 13 years and up. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, October 20, 2013
For Goodness Snakes
Sundays 1 PM until Oct 27, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
It's true - snakes help control rodent populations and are an important part of our ecosystem. Come learn about these misunderstood reptiles. Join us in the Lodge Lobby and you will be saying "Oh my goodness snakes". Make a day of it and have lunch in the Maple Restaurant after the show. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this 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. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Foliage Hike
Saturdays & Sundays until Oct 27, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike the overlook trail along the East Rim of the canyon and enjoy the best of the fall colors on the mountain. Hikes are at 10am on Saturdays and 11am Sundays. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Thomas the Tank Engine Live!
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 9 AM to 5 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends.

The 2013 Ticket Information to come . . . 1-877-427-2457.
Get Outdoors Georgia The Orionid Meteor Shower - with a beach view
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 10 PM to 11:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join us on the Beach for this special late night viewing of the Orionid Meteor Shower. Bring a lawn chair, a thermos of warm coffee, hot chocolate, or cider, and a pair of binoculars. While watching the sky, we'll point out some of the late fall's best constellations - including Orion, from which the meteor shower was named. Preregistration is required, meet at the beach parking area. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 12 PM to 2 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 3 PM to 5 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Bird Hike
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
At 8:00am join Camp Host Nell for an informative morning bird hike. Bring binoculars or borrow limited pairs from the museum. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Fall Foliage Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing on the lake as we enjoy the beauty of the fall colors. This trip is for those 16 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. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. Reservations required. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 8:15 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join in this group hike as the evening arrives. Be sure to call ahead as space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this 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. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
  Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this 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. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Mid-Week Wind Down Paddle
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful paddle on the beautiful George H. Sparks Reservoir as the sun sets and we refresh ourselves in preparation for the end of the work week. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this program. Open to anyone 16 or older who can swim and children 6 or over who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Register in advance. $20 includes boat, PFD and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Thursday, October 24, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Trail
Daily until Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
If you dare, wind through dark shadows in the haunted woods, where zombies roam free. The Park Ranger will guide you into the graveyard beneath ancient oak trees. Keep close together and perhaps you will be safe from the ghosts and ghouls drifting under moonlight darkened by looming clouds and fog. $5 per person $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
  Friday, October 25, 2013
Haunted Trail
Friday, Oct 25, 2013 7 PM to 11 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk and ride a wagon through the Haunted Trail if you dare! Meet the Headless Horseman and other park haunts.
Pony rides, face painting, petting zoo and refreshments. Begins at Roosevelt Stables. $8 ages 4 and up. Additional costs for some activities. $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Paddle
Friday, Oct 25, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us for a moonlight canoe and kayak paddle under the stars. Register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 AM and 5 PM. $15 includes equipment, $8 if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Tons of Fun 
Thomas the Tank Engine Live!
Friday, Oct 25, 2013 9 AM to 5 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends.

The 2013 Ticket Information to come . . . 1-877-427-2457.
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Festival and Nighttime Creepy Carriage Rides
Friday, Oct 25, 2013 6 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Welcome the cooler weather and changing leaves with our Fall Festival. Come for face painting, archery, marshmallow roasts, games and more! Join us after nightfall for a "Creepy Carriage" ride through a dark and foggy forest. Rides depart at the top of the hour. Fee includes everything. $10-$20 $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Fishing Clinic
Friday, Oct 25, 2013 5 PM to 6 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come learn fishing tips and tricks from the experts. Fisheries biologists with Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division will be discussing fishing techniques for the Satilla River and Lake Laura S. Walker. Participants are asked to meet at Picnic Shelter #6. All ages are welcome. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Get Outdoors Georgia Howl-oween Spooktacular
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 5 PM - 11 PM until Oct 27, 2013 
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Get your scare on! Enjoy a terror trail and gruesome games to celebrate the holiday "scary style." $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 25, 2013 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
All new this year, pirates are attacking Ravenwood! The townsfolk need your help defending against a raggedy band of pirates looking for stolen treasure. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at: https://sites.google.com/a/friendschapters.org/friends-of-red-top-mountain-state-park/2014-haunted-hayrides $10 per person $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia Graveyard Road
Daily until Saturday, Oct 26, 2013
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Don't forget to bring your scared face at the annual Haunted trail. Enjoy a leisurely hay ride until you turn into the dreaded haunted trail. $3/person $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Art in the Park
Friday, Oct 25, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your canvas and paint, clay, camera, or oil pastels for exclusive access to the interior of the five-story New Manchester Mill. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views of the Sweetwater Creek rapids alongside the dramatic mill ruins in the glory of autumn. Reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, October 26, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Hayride
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 6 PM to 9 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Join park staff and Friends of A.H. Stephens for a fun evening of ghouling events. Activities include a haunted hayride, treats, movie on the lawn, Wii Dance, Campfire, Costume Contest, and a Campsite decorating contest for both RV and Equestrian Campers. $1 -$3 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Who gives a Hoot? Owl Show
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM  
  Handicapped Accessible 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Zeus, Owl Capone, Goliath and all your favorite Amicalola Falls Feathered Friends for a fun and educational time in the Lodge Lobby. If you have never seen our owl show you are missing out. We look forward to showing off for you. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this 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. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Foliage Hike
Saturdays & Sundays until Oct 27, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike the overlook trail along the East Rim of the canyon and enjoy the best of the fall colors on the mountain. Hikes are at 10am on Saturdays and 11am Sundays. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Cave Tours
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM until Oct 27, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the creepy crawly cave environment, see bats and spiders, and get some sweet treats at the end of the tour. Join us for a Halloween Cave Adventure this weekend. You will get muddy and have a great time exploring underground. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Birds of Prey
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 1 PM to 2 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Pete Griffin from the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center will on site to showcase these wonderful raptors. Join us at Shelter #4 to learn more about how these native birds hunt and live in Georgia. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bird Walk
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. Meet at the Fishing Dock in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Butterfly Discovery Station
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Test your Butterfly IQ and learn what you can do to attract butterflies to your yard. Meet on the front porch of the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Campsite Decoration Contest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 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 fall and camping. No nails or staples on plants. No unattended candles or fires. Leave no trace decorating ideas. Winners announced at campfire. Prize for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Campground Hayride
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Hop aboard and enjoy a tractor-pulled adventure. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ride lasts about 15 minutes. Meet at the Campground Trading Post. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Haunted Trail
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 7 PM to 11 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk and ride a wagon through the Haunted Trail if you dare! Meet the Headless Horseman and other park haunts.
Pony rides, face painting, petting zoo and refreshments. Begins at Roosevelt Stables. $8 ages 4 and up. Additional costs for some activities. $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Get Outdoors Georgia Octoberfest
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 6 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Celebrate Halloween with a haunted hayride, games for kids, and a costume contest. Food vendors will be on hand. Games 1 ticket each, hayride 3 tickets, cakewalk 1 ticket. Friends of Florence Marina will be holding the annual Silent Auction. $1 per ticket plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 1 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 1-4 pm. The parks annual haunted house and haunted hayrides will begin at dark and run until 10 pm. This years haunted house will be presented by "Deadman's Touch" so be prepared to be scared! New this year will also be a kid's costume contest at 4 pm directly after the kids' carnival. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kids Halloween Carnival
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 4 PM to 9 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
The Friends of George L. Smith State Park are hosting a Halloween Carnival with games, treats, and popcorn for kids. Come out and enjoy an evening of trick-or-treating with us and hiking along a spooky kids trail. 10 tickets for $5. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Thomas the Tank Engine Live!
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 9 AM to 5 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends.

The 2013 Ticket Information to come . . . 1-877-427-2457.
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Festival and Nighttime Creepy Carriage Rides
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 3 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Welcome the cooler weather and changing leaves with our Fall Festival. Come for face painting, archery, marshmallow roasts, games and more! Join us after nightfall for a "Creepy Carriage" ride through a dark and foggy forest. Rides depart at the top of the hour. Fee includes everything. $10-$20 $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia High Falls Spooky Halloween
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 6:30 PM to 8 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Hike to the falls and roast smores under the moon light! During campfire, we will have a costume contest for adults, children, and pets. Prizes will be award to most creative and best dressed! Meet at the program area next to Lakeside Camping. $5 participation fee plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Howl-oween Spooktacular
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 5 PM - 11 PM until Oct 27, 2013 
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Get your scare on! Enjoy a terror trail and gruesome games to celebrate the holiday "scary style." $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Tons of Fun 
Fall Craft Round-Up
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 11 AM to 1 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come join us as we create fall crafts, we will even turn a tootsie pop into a scarecrow. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Get Outdoors Georgia Panola Unlimited
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 9 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wear your hiking boots, pack a lunch and bring plenty of water for a rigorous half-day, ranger-led hike through Panola's rugged conservation area. May involve some off trail hiking. Meet at the Nature Center 15 minutes before hike departs. Ages 10 and older. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
ZZZ's in the Trees - Canopy Camping
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 6 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a tranquil night in the canopy as you lay in your "tree-boat," viewing stars and the full moon. A treetop camp will be established in our secluded climbing tree for an overnight experience. Participants should bring dinner, breakfast and a sleeping bag. Non-climbers allowed to camp. Register in advance. $90 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
All new this year, pirates are attacking Ravenwood! The townsfolk need your help defending against a raggedy band of pirates looking for stolen treasure. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at: https://sites.google.com/a/friendschapters.org/friends-of-red-top-mountain-state-park/2014-haunted-hayrides $10 per person $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia Campground Trick-or-Treating
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 4 PM to 5:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Dress in your best Halloween costume and trick-or-treat throughout the campground. Bring a bag for all your candy. Please register before October 25 for trick-or-treating. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 11 AM to 1 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 an optional 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. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 2:30 PM to 4 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 Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Harvest Happenings
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a fun time at the amphitheater to celebrate the coming in of fall with hayrides and stories around the campfire. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Pumpkin Days in the Park
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 12 PM to 5 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
This event is filled with crafts and activities geared for families. S'mores by the fire, pumpkin carving, Pumpkin Seed roasting, Photo Booth, Face Painting and much more. Come dressed in your halloween best. Family friendly costumes only. Call for Pricing. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, October 27, 2013
For Goodness Snakes
Sundays 1 PM  
  Handicapped Accessible 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
It's true - snakes help control rodent populations and are an important part of our ecosystem. Come learn about these misunderstood reptiles. Join us in the Lodge Lobby and you will be saying "Oh my goodness snakes". Make a day of it and have lunch in the Maple Restaurant after the show. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Sunday, Oct 27, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this 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. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Foliage Hike
Saturdays & Sundays 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike the overlook trail along the East Rim of the canyon and enjoy the best of the fall colors on the mountain. Hikes are at 10am on Saturdays and 11am Sundays. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Cave Tours
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM  
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the creepy crawly cave environment, see bats and spiders, and get some sweet treats at the end of the tour. Join us for a Halloween Cave Adventure this weekend. You will get muddy and have a great time exploring underground. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Thomas the Tank Engine Live!
Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 9 AM to 5 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Thomas will visit the SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park in southwest Georgia. You can spend a whole day with the beloved storybook engine, Sir Topham Hatt and other friends.

The 2013 Ticket Information to come . . . 1-877-427-2457.
Get Outdoors Georgia Howl-oween Spooktacular
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 5 PM - 11 PM  
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Get your scare on! Enjoy a terror trail and gruesome games to celebrate the holiday "scary style." $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Fall Foliage Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing on the lake as we enjoy the beauty of the fall colors. This trip is for those 16 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. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. Reservations required. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this 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. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
  Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this 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. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
  Thursday, October 31, 2013
Haunted Hayrides & Great Halloween Family Fun
Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 5 PM to 10 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Amicalola Falls for nightly fun for the whole family from 1-80 years old. Haunted Hayrides departing from the Lodge Lobby every 30 minutes, Games, Snacks, Crafts and Trick or Treating on the lighted Lodge Loop Trail. Costumes not required, but are welcomed. $5 or $20 for family of 5. 706-344-1500.
  Friday, November 1, 2013
Haunted Hayrides & Great Halloween Family Fun
Friday, Nov 1, 2013 5 PM to 10 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Amicalola Falls for nightly fun for the whole family from 1-80 years old. Haunted Hayrides departing from the Lodge Lobby every 30 minutes, Games, Snacks, Crafts and Trick or Treating on the lighted Lodge Loop Trail. Costumes not required, but are welcomed. $5 or $20 for family of 5. 706-344-1500.
Get Outdoors Georgia Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling
Friday, Nov 1, 2013 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Tour Etowah Mounds at night while on a hayride and enjoy an evening of snacks and Native American stories. This is a Friends of Etowah Indian Mounds hosted event. $8.00 adults, $4.00 youths 770-387-3747.
Haunted Trail
Friday, Nov 1, 2013 7 PM to 11 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk and ride a wagon through the Haunted Trail if you dare! Meet the Headless Horseman and other park haunts.
Pony rides, face painting, petting zoo and refreshments. Begins at Roosevelt Stables. $8 ages 4 and up. Additional costs for some activities. $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Mystery of the Giant Ground Sloth
Friday, Nov 1, 2013
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come learn about the amazing Giant Ground Sloth and others that roamed Skidaway during the last Ice Age. See and touch real fossils. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Art in the Park
Friday, Nov 1, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your canvas and paint, clay, camera, or oil pastels for exclusive access to the interior of the five-story New Manchester Mill. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views of the Sweetwater Creek rapids alongside the dramatic mill ruins in the glory of autumn. Reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, November 2, 2013
Haunted Hayrides & Great Halloween Family Fun
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 5 PM to 10 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Amicalola Falls for nightly fun for the whole family from 1-80 years old. Haunted Hayrides departing from the Lodge Lobby every 30 minutes, Games, Snacks, Crafts and Trick or Treating on the lighted Lodge Loop Trail. Costumes not required, but are welcomed. $5 or $20 for family of 5. 706-344-1500.
Mountain Arts & Crafts Celebration
Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 5 PM until Nov 3, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come to one of Georgia's most beautiful State Parks to browse more than 60 booths filled with local art and crafts. Event will be held inside and around the park's group shelter. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Barnard Astronomical Society Star Party
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 5 PM to 11 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Barnard Astronomical Society will host a moon viewing located at the tennis courts. Members of the Astronomical Society will be available to answer questions, point out interesting features of the moon, seasonal constellation and the planet Jupiter. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Get Outdoors Georgia Family Nature Quest
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12 PM until Dec 7, 2013 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn about nature as a family? Come to our “fundana” activities each month and learn about a different topic. There will be 12 quests and at each program the family will receive one bandana about the topic. The family that completes the most quests will receive a bonus bandana for the entire family. Register in advance. $10 per family $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Boat Cruise on Crooked River
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 2 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn about birds, dolphin and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, pre-registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Tour Etowah Mounds at night while on a hayride and enjoy an evening of snacks and Native American stories. This is a Friends of Etowah Indian Mounds hosted event. $8.00 adults, $4.00 youths 770-387-3747.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bird Walk
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. Meet at the Fishing Dock in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Have You Thanked A Tree Today?
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 1 PM to 2:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Test your tree IQ. Learn how to read the rings and identify local tree species during an interactive program and short walk. Participants will receive a tree “cookie” medallion to take home. Geared towards ages 6 & up. Meet at the Group Shelter below the dam in the campground. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Hayrides
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Hop aboard our wagon for a real hayride through the campground. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rides last about 15 minutes. Meet at the Trading Post in the campground. Supports Friends of FDR State Park. Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Haunted Trail
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 7 PM to 11 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk and ride a wagon through the Haunted Trail if you dare! Meet the Headless Horseman and other park haunts.
Pony rides, face painting, petting zoo and refreshments. Begins at Roosevelt Stables. $8 ages 4 and up. Additional costs for some activities. $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Workshop for Beginning Digital Photographers
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join photographer Jackie DeBusk and allow her to provide technical terms in easy to understand language with lots of hands-on exercises. Participants will practice making sound exposures, metering, and focus area settings, as well as practice applying creative composition principles throughout the historic park. www.debuskphoto.com $20. 912-580-5308.
Get Outdoors Georgia Astronomy Wagon Ride
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek is a great place for star-gazing. Relax on this guided carriage ride by the beach.Call to pre-register, space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Astronomy Wagon Ride
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 8 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek is a great place for star-gazing. Relax on this guided carriage ride by the beach.Call to pre-register, space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia High Falls Historic Walk
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 11 AM to 12:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our naturalist on a short one mile walk and learn about the history of the once-prosperous town of High Falls. Hike also includes a rare chance to tour inside the old powerhouse which provides great photo opportunities of the Towaliga River. Please wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Park Office. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Cache In; Trash Out (CITO) - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Support Magnolia Springs by joining geocachers in cleaning up the park. Bring your gloves and paintbrushes. Meet at the Park Office. 478-982-1660.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Archaeology At Camp Lawton
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013
  Handicapped Accessible 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Talk with Georgia Southern University's archaeology team about recent findings at Camp Lawton, a Confederate Prison Camp for Union POWs. Learn about the camp's history and daily lives of the prisoners, and see some of the equipment being used to uncover artifacts. Photos of the artifacts will be available for viewing. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Civil War History Event 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 4 PM to 6 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Astronomy Night
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 6 PM to 9 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Providence Canyon is an ideal location to view night skies because there is virtually no light pollution. Join Columbus State University as they reveal the night skies through the use of telescopes and share mythological stories about the constellations. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 9:45 AM to 1:45 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.
Digging Savannah Guided Hike
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Spanning more than 5,000 years of history and prehistory, the park's archaeology sites give us the opportunity to trace Skidaway Island's past from Native Americans to moonshiners. AASU archaeology professor Laura Seifert will lead the hike, which starts at the Big Ferry Trail head. The hike is $10 per person (this includes your park pass) or free for Friends of Georgia State Parks members. Buy tickets at http://gastateparks.givezooks.com/ $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Make Your Own Basket
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 10 AM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Make a bread basket with Ms. Randy Sells. Spend a day crafting a basket and go home with a completed basket to keep or give away at the holidays. All materials included. Advance registration required. $38 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM until May 31, 2014 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a tour of historic Billy's Island. This island was home to Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen for thousands of years. We will take a boat out to the island and hike the short trail, about 3/4 of a mile, and view some of the relics left from times past. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Canoe Trip
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 6 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Come out to take a twilight paddle on the Okefenokee Swamp. Learn some basics of canoeing from certified instructors and learn about some of the animals that lurk the swamp at night. We will be providing canoes, paddles, and PFDs. Sign up in the park office by 5:00 PM on the day of the paddle. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 12 PM 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 an optional 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. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 3:30 PM to 5 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 
Night Sky Watch
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderate hike will take us to Jack's Hill where we will search the sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars (weather permitting). Binoculars are recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes and a flashlight are required. Reservations required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Sunday, November 3, 2013
Mountain Arts & Crafts Celebration
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 3 PM  
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come to one of Georgia's most beautiful State Parks to browse more than 60 booths filled with local art and crafts. Event will be held inside and around the park's group shelter. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Get Outdoors Georgia High Falls Historic Walk
Sunday, Nov 3, 2013 3 PM to 4:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our naturalist on a short one mile walk and learn about the history of the once-prosperous town of High Falls. Hike also includes a rare chance to tour inside the old powerhouse which provides great photo opportunities of the Towaliga River. Please wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Park Office. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Nov 3, 2013 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Dinner Time
Sunday, Nov 3, 2013 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chopping turtles, slithering snakes, and the alligator licking his chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Fall Foliage Lake Paddle
Sunday, Nov 3, 2013 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing on the lake as we enjoy the beauty of the fall colors. This trip is for those 16 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. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. Reservations required. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Thursday, November 7, 2013
Brews & Bites
Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 6 PM to 9 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come to the park for Brews & Bites, Savannah’s newest local food festival and park fundraiser. Brewers and chefs will discuss their process and their appreciation of local ingredients. Guests will also have a chance to learn about many exciting local and park projects. Tickets are $30 or $25 for Friends of Georgia State Parks Members. Ticket price includes the parking pass. Tickets available at http://gastateparks.givezooks.com. 912-598-2300.
  Friday, November 8, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia It's a Hoot!
Friday, Nov 8, 2013 7 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
During this evening walk, you will learn why owls are such good hunters at night and other amazing facts about these birds. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia The Debatable Land -- Autumn Encampment
Daily until Saturday, Nov 9, 2013
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A wide range of living history presentations will highlight various cultures and people that inhabited our region, long before Georgia was established in 1733. A battle reenactment will take place at 2 p.m. $4-$7. 912-437-4770.
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Nov 8, 2013 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for reservations and group rates) and sample peanut-butter treats in Plains. Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today's South as the SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs from Cordele. 229-276-0755.
  Saturday, November 9, 2013
Who gives a Hoot? Owl Show
Saturdays 1 AM - 2 AM until Nov 30, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join Zeus, Owl Capone, Goliath and all your favorite Amicalola Falls Feathered Friends for a fun and educational time in the Lodge Lobby. If you have never seen our owl show you are missing out. We look forward to showing off for you. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Cloudland Connector Trail Hike
Saturdays & Sundays until Dec 1, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Be one of the first to hike to newest section of the connector trail. Saturday 10am & Sunday 11 am. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Digital Nature Photography Basics
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring your digital camera and learn, through practical in-the-field experience and classroom review, how to compose a photograph for maximum impact, employ simple techniques to overcome challenging lighting, and produce excellent photographs with any digital camera. Pre-registration required as space is limited. Adults only. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bird Walk
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. Meet at the Fishing Dock in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Have You Thanked A Tree Today?
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 1 PM to 2:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Test your tree IQ. Learn how to read the rings and identify local tree species during an interactive program and short walk. Participants will receive a tree “cookie” medallion to take home. Geared towards ages 6 & up. Meet at the Group Shelter below the dam in the campground. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Hayrides
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Hop aboard our wagon for a real hayride through the campground. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rides last about 15 minutes. Meet at the Trading Post in the campground. Supports Friends of FDR State Park. Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 10 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, and arts and craft show, local entertainers, and more. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
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