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Events starting 10/25/2014
  Saturday, October 25, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Spooky Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers on this frightful wagon ride through a dark and creepy forest. Meet a strange and ghastly cast of characters along the way. Wagon will depart from beach parking lot, each ride lasts about 20 minutes. Rides will be first come first serve. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Lamplight Tour
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
See the Hardman House under cover of dark. After 145 years in the valley, the house has many secrets to be revealed. Come if you dare! Registration is required. $10 Adults. $5 Children. 706-878-1077.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 4 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children of all ages can play brand new games as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because we will also have live music, bingo, hayrides, a haunted hayride, face painting, and much more! There will even be some activities for toddlers. Children dressed in costume may enter our raffle prize drawing. $3 per vehicle. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Tons of Fun 
Pumpkin Carving and Storytelling
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 5:30 PM to 8 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Bring your creativity to life during our pumpkin carving program. Join park staff in carving pumpkins and decorating the campground shelter for storytelling. Stories begin at 7 PM. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 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.
Little River Paddle Tour
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Have you ever enjoyed a leisurely paddle down the Little River? If not, then this is perfect for you to join our Rangers with a guided tour down 3 miles of Little River. We will start off with basics before we set off. Call Park office and reserve your boat. $10/person; $15/person includes rental. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Graveyard Road
Saturdays 7 PM - 10 PM until Nov 1, 2014 
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 Fala Day
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Sponsored By the Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta for it's members and guests, the club will honor Fala where he walked. This year will mark the 30th Annual event paying tribute to the most famous of all presidential dogs. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 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 25, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is easy to 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 will be provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. Meet and register at the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5/person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
  Sunday, October 26, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 10 AM
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 
Leaf Identification Hike
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join in on a ranger lead leaf identification hike. Meet at Pavilion #1 where a wagon will pick you up and take you to the start of the trail. The trail will lead back to the parking lot. Along the trail we will be identifying the different trees found throughout the park. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Fall-oween Family Fun Day
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 1 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Celebrate Fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Bring a bag to Trick-or-Treat through the campground at 3:00 pm. $2 per child $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View)
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Georgia State University professor Nancy Floyd, the artist-in-residence at Sweetwater Creek State Park, as we learn about Composition and Point of View. You don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures. A simple point-and-shoot will do. Bring your manual. This class offers easy instructions, classroom time and a hike in the woods. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 16 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a two hour moderate hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the eastside which will include a visit tothe "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 10 AM
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 29, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 10 AM
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 
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Thursday, October 30, 2014
Fall Into Quilts
Every week 8 AM to 5 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Every Thursday through Saturday 9am-5pm in November come view an amazing array of historic hand made quilts from the 19th and 20th centuries. $4 - $6. 706-695-2598.
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Guided Tours
Every week 9 AM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
The historic Hardman House across from the Nacoochee Indian mound will be open for guided tours on Fridays through Sundays at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Learn the secrets and history of this 145-year-old former governor’s farm while on a guided tour. Pathways on the grounds and the first floor of the house are wheelchair $8 - $3. Prices increase when site renovations are completed. 706-878-1077.
  Friday, October 31, 2014
Scooby-Doo Mystery Hayride and Games
Daily until Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 6 PM to 10 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Come to the Amicalola Falls Lodge for the Scooby-Doo Mystery Hayride and Games. The hayride will be a Scooby-Doo mystery titled "the mystery of the Amicalola Gold." Halloween games and activities will be played at the lodge. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Crisp Days of Fall Festival
Friday 6 PM - 10 PM  
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Georgia Veterans is celebrating the joys of Fall & Halloween and we want you here! There will be a Piles of Smiles Hayride, Pumpkin Decorating, and for those brave enough there is the Dark Forest Haunted Trail!! $3 - $7 $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. As we stroll through moss laden Live Oak trees hear the stories of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here. There will be tales of recent ghost sightings, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 4 PM to 6 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for a safer way to celebrate Halloween? Join us for the 1st annual Panola State Park's Trunk-O-Treat! Boys and ghouls can collect candy going car to car instead of door to door and play on the playground. There will be contests for best costume and best trunk decoration. For those who want to pass out candy please call to register. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Graveyard Road
Fridays 7 PM - 10 PM  
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 Trunk or Treat for Halloween
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Park visitors can decorate their cars and hand out treats to children as they walk from car to car. Games will be provided for children while cars are being decorated. Prizes will be awarded for cars and costumes. Please show up on time so that no cars are driving in the parking lot while children are trick-or-treating. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5/person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
  Saturday, November 1, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia A Haunted Evening at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 6 PM to 11 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 
2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy gorgeous fall scenery while browsing handmade crafts and food vendors from all over the U.S. The event will be held at the group shelter. Benefits Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park. $10 per car; $5 with annual ParkPass. 706-657-4050.
Fall Hayrides & Campfires
Saturdays 2 PM - 6 PM  
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Happy Falll y'all! Go on a hayride trough the park and around the field of wildflowers by the pond. What better way to spend a fall day and see the colors. Then join us at the campfire. S'mores and hotdogs, along with other concessions will be for sale. Hayrides leave every hour on the hour and last about 45 min. $5 adults; $3 children; 2 & under FREE $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Walking Tour: Haunted Dahlonega's Spirits, Legends & Lore
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 7 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Boo! Join this leisurely walking tour to learn about haunted Dahlonega and the town's rich gold history. Tour run by Friends of Dahlonega Gold Museum. Tours last one hour. $10. 706-864-2257.
Fall Hayrides
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 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.
Wagon Ride and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a narrated wagon ride through the park at sunset. We will end the evening at the campfire and make s'mores. Please make sure to bundle up. Sign up early as space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Enjoy a Sunset Hike to the ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook. We will start in top parking lot and go to the rock wall first moving on to the stone fire tower and ending at the overlook where we will be able to watch the sunset. Moderate rocky hike, closed toe shoes required. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Graveyard Road
Saturdays 7 PM - 10 PM  
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 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 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 Hike
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
The popular Digging Savannah Guided Hikes return to the park! The three-mile hikes will be led by Armstrong Atlantic State University archaeologist Laura Seifert and starts at the Big Ferry Trail head. 912-598-2300.
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM until Dec 6, 2014 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Make Your Own Basket
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 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 Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 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 1, 2014 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 
Get Outdoors Georgia Eastside Evening Hike
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile evening 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. Closed-toe shoes are required. Dogs not permitted on this hike. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5/person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
  Sunday, November 2, 2014
2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy gorgeous fall scenery while browsing handmade crafts and food vendors from all over the U.S. The event will be held at the group shelter. Benefits Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park. $10 per car; $5 with annual ParkPass. 706-657-4050.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Photography 101 (Class 1-Lighting)
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Georgia State University professor Nancy Floyd, the artist-in-residence at Sweetwater Creek, as we learn about lighting. You don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures. A simple point-and-shoot will do. Bring your manual. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 16 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Thursday, November 6, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Guided Tours
Every week 9 AM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
The historic Hardman House across from the Nacoochee Indian mound will be open for guided tours on Fridays through Sundays at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Learn the secrets and history of this 145-year-old former governor’s farm while on a guided tour. Pathways on the grounds and the first floor of the house are wheelchair $8 - $3. Prices increase when site renovations are completed. 706-878-1077.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, November 7, 2014
Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling
Daily until Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Experience Etowah at night on a hayride and finish the evening with snacks and a fireside story. $2 - $10. 770-387-3747.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet at the Alexander Lake Area. Call to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War-era textile mill ruins of New Manchester and follows the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs. Meet inside the Visitor's Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, November 8, 2014
Birding Boat Cruise on Crooked River
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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.
Birding Boat Cruise on Crooked River
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 11 AM to 12 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.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 10 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700's to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Hayrides
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 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.
Wagon Ride and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a narrated wagon ride through the park at sunset. We will end the evening at the campfire and make s'mores. Please make sure to bundle up. Sign up early as space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Native American Heritage in the Nacoochee Valley
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Dr. Max White will speak on the prehistoric time periods represented in northeast Georgia, including the period during which the Nacoochee Mound was built. Dr. White will discuss the historic tribes of our area, the Creeks and Cherokees, and will end with the story of the Cherokees up to and including the Removal known as the "Trail of Tears." 706-878-1077.
Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Have you ever sipped fresh sugar cane juice, or tasted fresh cane syrup on a biscuit? Find out how in times past farmers made their own. Come experience syrup makin' day in the country. Plus craft making demonstrations throughout the farm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us on a hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores. Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Please call to register in advance. Groups of 10 or more must register for a private hike. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Providence Canyon is one of the great geographic wonders of the eastern United States. Join Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans for a closeup view of this most unusual park. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Veteran's Day Pontoon Tour
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 3 PM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife by joining us on a pontoon boat tour. The journey will take you around the lake and up the Little River. Much will be seen on this adventurous trip. $8/Adult. $5/Child. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Big Ferry Hike and Toads & Turtles
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
11:00am Big Ferry Hike: Come for a 2 to 3 mile hike through a Maritime Forest, learning early history of Skidaway. Meet at the Big Ferry trail head.1:00pm Toads & Turtles: Discover the differences between reptiles and amphibians. Learn the differences and touch live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 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 For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 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 16 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 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 
Wormsloe Lantern Tours
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Ever wanted to see Wormsloe at night? This is your chance to see Wormsloe in a whole new light. Guided tours by lantern take you to the Tabby Ruins where you will meet Noble Jones himself. The Colonial life area will be aglow with a lively village celebrating the arrival of Spring. $4.50-$10.00 912-353-3023.
  Sunday, November 9, 2014
American Frontier Days
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 10 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700's to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View)
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Georgia State University professor Nancy Floyd, the artist-in-residence at Sweetwater Creek State Park, as we learn about Composition and Point of View. You don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures. A simple point-and-shoot will do. Bring your manual. This class offers easy instructions, classroom time and a hike in the woods. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and Friends member John Johnston will lead a moderate three-mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom visited rock quarry of New Manchester. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 16 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Monday, November 10, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Herp, Herp, Hurray Nature Camp
Daily until Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
School's out and parents are invited to send their Pre-K - 8th graders to two full days of nature camp. Participants will meet all the reptiles that live in the Nature Center and get a chance to learn what characteristics make them reptiles. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-register required. $20.00 per student $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
  Thursday, November 13, 2014
Home School At Hard Labor
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Leslie Local
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 10:30 AM to 2 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
The Leslie Local takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear. After a short ride through the Sumter County countryside, we deboard in the small town of Leslie, home of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum. 229-276-0755.
  Friday, November 14, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Autumn Encampment 2014
Daily until Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A wide range of living history presentations will be given highlighting all the various cultures and people that inhabited our region before Georgia was established in the 1730's. A battle re-enactment will take place at 2pm. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Get Outdoors Georgia Autumn Encampment 2014
Daily until Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A wide range of living history presentations will be given highlighting all the various cultures and people that inhabited our region before Georgia was established in the 1730's. A battle re-enactment will take place at 2pm. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Guided Tours
Every week 9 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
The historic Hardman House across from the Nacoochee Indian mound will be open for guided tours on Fridays through Sundays at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Learn the secrets and history of this 145-year-old former governor’s farm while on a guided tour. Pathways on the grounds and the first floor of the house are wheelchair $8 - $3. Prices increase when site renovations are completed. 706-878-1077.
Get Outdoors Georgia Girl Scout Adventure Weekend
Daily until Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 5 PM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Activities will include boat tours, hiking and live animals. Scouts will camp in the ball field and participate in a variety of events. This is open to Girl Scout levels Daisy and Brownie. Registration deadline is October 25, 2014. $25 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sandpiper Trail Hike
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 1 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Meander through the marsh on a guided hike with one of our knowledgeable park rangers. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Park Nights, City Lights" Night Hike
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 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 hike to the "Indian Cave" and climb the East Ridge to view the Atlanta skyline. This hike is open to anyone 16 years and older. A flashlight and sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Registration required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, November 15, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Geocache 101 Workshop
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn the basics of this fun game and then search for a cache. Bring your GPS and/or smart phone (if you have one). A limited number of loaner GPS units may be available for use. Sign up and prepay at the Park Office. Meets at the campground amphitheater below Lake Delanor Dam. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Hayrides
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 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.
A Paddlers Picnic
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a Sunday canoe and kayak excursion out to the local sandbar for a scenic lunch. Participants must bring their own food and are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event. Advance registration required, on a first come – first serve basis. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Paddlers Picnic
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a canoe trip on Redbird Creek. Bring your lunch and we will provide the canoes. We will talk about the marsh while we paddle to a sandbar to enjoy our picnic. Each canoe can hold 2 adults and a child. Call for reservations. $20 per person or $10 if you bring your own boat. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Wagon Ride and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a narrated wagon ride through the park at sunset. We will end the evening at the campfire and make s'mores. Please make sure to bundle up. Sign up early as space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Get Outdoors Georgia Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 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.
Annual Sugar Cane Festival
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy a fun day in the park with fresh cane syrup, fresh ground corn meal, live music, and a wide variety of food and crafts vendors. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Tons of Fun 
Civil War Living History Event at High Falls
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 8 AM to 5 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
This day long event will include educational presentations on U.S. Gen. Kilpatrick's troops, cooking demonstration, firing demonstration, and camp life of the soldiers. Free but donations accepted $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Civil War History Event 
Quilting Bee at Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Beginner quilters can learn about hand piecing and stitching in the big frame, and the steps of making a quilt. Also the Plantation Quilters Guild welcomes visitors to their meeting. 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia Heritage Day 2014: 150 Years of Camp Lawton
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 9 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a living history encampment, live cannon fire, and the replica of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. Georgia Southern will be hosting an archaeology presentation while vendors and other presenters join in the festivities in the picnic area. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Civil War History Event 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 3 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.
Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 2 PM to 8 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come discover the art of casting metal as we pour molten iron into scratch blocks that you've designed. Scratch blocks go on sale at 2 PM behind the Park Office. Limit 5 per person. Supplies are limited. Pour begins at 6 PM. Scratch blocks sold at event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 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.
Bird Hike and Night Sensory Awareness Hike
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 8 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
8:00am Bird Hike: Join us for an informative morning bird hike. Bring binoculars or borrow limited pairs from the museum. 6:00pm Night Sensory Awareness Hike: Use all your senses to explore the woods in the dark. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a tractor-pulled hayride up to Jack's Hill. We will also gather around a campfire and make s'mores. Park Rangers and local historians will be leading these programs, sharing history and stories from the park. Reservations are required. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is easy to 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 will be provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. Meet and register at the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, November 16, 2014
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 16 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, November 21, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Guided Tours
Every week 9 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
The historic Hardman House across from the Nacoochee Indian mound will be open for guided tours on Fridays through Sundays at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Learn the secrets and history of this 145-year-old former governor’s farm while on a guided tour. Pathways on the grounds and the first floor of the house are wheelchair $8 - $3. Prices increase when site renovations are completed. 706-878-1077.
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Candlelight Tours
Daily until Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Nov 21 & 22,2014 Confederate and Federal soldiers will recreate the night attack of the Battle of Pickett's Mill. During guided tours at 6:30, 7:30,and 8:30 PM, visitors will witness Brig. Gen. Hiram Granbury's Brigade advance into the dark ravine and Capt. Thomas Key's artillery bombardment. Register in advance at http://tinyurl.com/picketts2014 $7 per ticket. 770-443-7850.
Civil War History Event 
Stargazer Hike
Friday, Nov 21, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderate two mile night hike will take us to the yellow trail bridge where we will search the night sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars(weather permitting). Binoculars are recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes and a flashlight are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, November 22, 2014
Fall Hayrides
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 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 "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 11 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This American Revolution encampment commemorates Col. John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender. Enjoy colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, a skirmish and more. Free admission. 912-884-5999.
Wagon Ride and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a narrated wagon ride through the park at sunset. We will end the evening at the campfire and make s'mores. Please make sure to bundle up. Sign up early as space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Archery Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10 AM to 4:50 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners winter bird walk
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Battle of Griswoldville 150th Anniversary Commemoration
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia militia to halt Union General Sherman’s March to the Sea in November 1864. Civil War soldier life portrayals and Union and Confederate encampments followed with a noon memorial service and battlefield tours. Donations appreciated to help preserve this historic site. 478-986-5172.
Civil War History Event 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Turkey Trek Night Hike
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Do you love the smell of turkey roasting over an open fire? Join us for this unique evening program where we will learn to cook your own Thanksgiving feast over the campfire. Worried about all those extra calories? Don't be! We will take a moderate mountain hike while they cook. Food provided by park. Bring flashlight, jacket and good hiking shoes. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Providence Canyon is one of the great geographic wonders of the eastern United States. Join Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans for a closeup view of this most unusual park. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Astronomy Night
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 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.
"Green" Bee Keeping
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In this introduction to sustainable practices in hobby bee keeping, guests will learn about pathogen and disease identification, organic treatments, how to help hives overwinter, swarming behavior, creating a bee-friendly yard, and non-toxic pest and disease control. Taught by entomologist and bee-keeper Amanda Rose Newton. $20 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
 

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