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Events starting 10/20/2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

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.
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For Goodness Snakes
Sundays 1 PM until Oct 27, 2013 
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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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.
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Day Out With Thomas
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.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
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.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 12 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 3 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
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.
For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 18 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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.
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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.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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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 18 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.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

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

Creepy Crooked River
Friday, Oct 25, 2013 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
We will have games and activities for the entire family! Come to the creepy Nature Center and learn about natures carnivorous animals. Then go for a hayride through the park at night....if you dare. $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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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.
Full Moon 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. Pre-register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 AM and 5 PM. Check-in will be from 5:00 PM until 5:30 PM. We will launch at 5:35 PM. $15 per person includes equipment, $8 per person if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Day Out With Thomas
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.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Hayride and S'mores
Friday, Oct 25, 2013 7 PM to 8:30 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.
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Haunted Evening at A.H. Stephens
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.
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Who gives a Hoot? Owl Show
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM  
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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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.
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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.
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Creepy Crooked River
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 5 PM to 10 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
We will have games and activities for the entire family! Come to the creepy Nature Center and learn about natures carnivorous animals. Then go for a hayride through the park at night....if you dare. $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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 will begin at 6 pm and run until 10 pm. Try something new this year with our first ever haunted hiking trail! Trail will open at dark and close at 10 pm. Ghost story hayrides will be offered 6 pm - 10 pm for folks who don't want to be scared too much $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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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 spooky activities with us. 10 tickets for $5. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Day Out With Thomas
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.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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 through shimmering branches. 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.
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.
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Campground Trick-or-Treating
Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 4 PM to 5:30 PM
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.
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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 a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are w/adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester 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 ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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 raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

For Goodness Snakes
Sundays 1 PM  
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 27, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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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.
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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.
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Day Out With Thomas
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.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Parking Fee: $5. 877-427-2457.
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.
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.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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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.
Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling
Friday, Nov 1, 2013 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a hayride tour of the Etowah Mounds at night by torchlight followed by a fun evening of snacks and Native American stories. This is a Friends of Etowah Indian Mounds hosted event. $5. 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
Enjoy the Mountain Arts & Craft Celebration amidst the beautiful autumn foliage atop Lookout Mountain. This family-friendly event offers over 100 exhibitors displaying quality arts and crafts for sale, as well as music and spoken word performances. Food vendors will offer snacks and full meals. Kids will enjoy the many activities. $3, 13 and over. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Barnard Astronomical Society Star Party
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 5 PM to 11 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Barnard Astronomical Society will host a viewing at the tennis courts. Members of the Astronomical Society will be available to answer questions, point out interesting seasonal constellations. Bring a flashlight but please cover it in red cellophane to protect night vision. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible 
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.
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Birding Boat Cruise on Crooked River
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 2 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn about birds that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, pre-registration required. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a hayride tour of the Etowah Mounds at night by torchlight followed by a fun evening of snacks and Native American stories. This is a Friends of Etowah Indian Mounds hosted event. $5. 770-387-3747.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Archaeology At Camp Lawton
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013
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.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ever wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close-up look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bug spray, and bring plenty of water. Ages 10 and up. Register in advance. Meet in Nature Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 4 PM to 6 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Astronomy Night
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 6 PM to 9 PM
Providence Canyon 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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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 a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are w/adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester 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 ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 6 PM to 7:30 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.
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Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 6 PM to 7:30 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.
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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
Enjoy the Mountain Arts & Craft Celebration amidst the beautiful autumn foliage atop Lookout Mountain. This family-friendly event offers over 100 exhibitors displaying quality arts and crafts for sale, as well as music and spoken word performances. Food vendors will offer snacks and full meals. Kids will enjoy the many activities. $3, 13 and over. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Nov 3, 2013 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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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.
For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Nov 3, 2013 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 18 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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.
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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

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.
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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. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Americus Explorer 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 group reservations and rates). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today $5 parking. 229-276-0755.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Who gives a Hoot? Owl Show
Saturdays 1 AM - 2 AM until Nov 30, 2013 
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
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.
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.
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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.
Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 10 AM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, an arts and craft show, local entertainers, syrup making and more. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Tribute to Veterans
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 10 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Veterans Day celebration with a radio-controlled model airplane fly-in and 1:00 pm ceremony with guest speaker, bagpipes and drums, and color guard. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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Fall Color Hike
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy the changing colors on a 5 mile hike on the "Green" horse trail. Bring snacks, plenty of water, and sturdy shoes. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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High Falls Historic Walk
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
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Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Have you ever wondered how sugar cane syrup is made? Find out how in times past farmers made their very own. Sip on fresh sugar cane juice while watching the syrup making process and enjoy demonstrations around the farm. Come experience Syrup Makin' Day in the country. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Mountain Dulcimer
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Have fun learning to play this beautiful folk instrument, with free, hands-on instruction from members of the Garden City Strummers Dulcimer Club. If you already play, come on to get in on the jam session. Extra instruments are available. Bring a folding chair. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 12 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Starting at 6 p.m., see a demonstration of our iron furnace, harking back to the days of iron production in the Allatoona community. Our furnace operates at more then 2500 degrees! Buy a scratch block mold at 2:00 pm. to create your own cast-iron art. Limit 1 per person. Supplies limited. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Reptiles and Amphibians
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
At 2:00pm join us to learn the differences between reptiles and amphibians. We have snakes, baby turtles, even an alligator! See and touch live examples! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Nov 9, 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 a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are w/adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Invite a Monarch to Lunch-Conference Room at Visitor Center
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Pollinators have been in the news lately because of the dramatic drop in the numbers scientists and citizens have observed and reported data on for the last few years. Learn all about the Monarch butterfly and what we can do to help bring it back. Registration is encouraged for this free program. $0 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations possible. Meet and pay (exact change, $5, cash only) at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

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.
Birding Basics
Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 1 PM to 2 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn the basic of the growing hobby of bird watching, then put your skills to test with a short guided bird walk. Meet at the Park Office. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 11 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Ranger-led Fall Foliage Lake Paddle
Sunday, Nov 10, 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.
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Dinner Time
Monday, Nov 11, 2013 2 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.
Ranger-led Fall Foliage Lake Paddle
Monday, Nov 11, 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.
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For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Monday, Nov 11, 2013 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 18 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Peanut Express
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel west to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. We will not stop at the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum on April 15th as the museum will be closed. Extra layover time will be allotted in Plains. 229-276-0755.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Twilight Hike
Friday, Nov 15, 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.
Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Nov 15, 2013 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join a ranger for a full moon night hike along the lake on Friday to enjoy the sites and sounds of the park at night. Bring a flashlight and wear appropriate clothing/footwear. No dogs, please. Meet at the boat ramp in Campground #2. $5/person $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Art in the Park
Friday, Nov 15, 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.
Full Moon Eastside Hike
Friday, Nov 15, 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.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Nov 15, 2013 5 PM to 7 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.
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Who gives a Hoot? Owl Show
Saturdays 1 AM - 2 AM until Nov 30, 2013 
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.
Handicapped Accessible 
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.
Birding Boat Cruise on Crooked River
Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 2 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn about birds that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Limited space, pre-registration required. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Bird Walk
Saturday, Nov 16, 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.
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Have You Thanked A Tree Today?
Saturday, Nov 16, 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 16, 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.
Mountain Creek Beaver Moon Hike
Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Venture along the 3.2 easy miles of Mountain Creek Trail with local PMT guides. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Bring a flashlight and water. Meet at the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
3rd Annual Sugar Cane Festival
Saturday, Nov 16, 2013
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
We will be enjoying a fun-filled day of activities including making cane syrup from sugar cane and cornmeal at the gristmill.  There will be arts and crafts vendors selling their wares.  Food being served will include turkey legs, fried gator tail, funnel cakes and good Southern cookin'.  Demonstrations will include cannon firing, a reptile show and helicopter. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Special Excursion - Plains Car Show
Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 12:15 PM to 5 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Ride a tourist train over Lake Blackshear to the 4th Annual Plains Classic Car Show and Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. You’ll have plenty of time to explore beautiful cars and the president’s boyhood farm before the train returns to Georgia Veterans State Park. 229-276-0755.
Fall Trees and Leaves Hike
Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy the changing leaves, and learn some of our native trees. Join a Park Ranger on this Guided walk of the Brantley Nature Trail and discover how much fun learning our native trees can be. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Register in advance. 5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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