Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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  Saturday, October 4, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 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 
  Sunday, October 5, 2014
Pup and Cat 5k Walk/Run/Hike
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Barrow County Humane society will be conducting a 5k fundraising walk/run/hike for participants with their dogs. $5 parking. 678-420-4383.
Tons of Fun 
Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Watch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass. 770-975-0055.
Civil War History Event 
  Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Sapelo Birding Adventure
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 until Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 3 PM to 5 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
The adventure will be filled with opportunities for birding around the barrier island with expert ornithologists. Habitats will include open fields, maritime forests, marshes, and beaches. On October 9, an optional kayak trip is available to participants interested in spending more time on the island. $299 - $599 depending on accommodations. 912-485-2299.
  Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 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, October 10, 2014
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. There will be "Super Moons during the months of July, August and September this summer of 2014. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Take a "spooktacular" hayride through the old ghost town of Ravenwood and listen closely as storytellers bring ghosts and goblins to life around a campfire. This event is family-friendly and great for all ages. $5 parking. 678-792-9554.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 9 PM to 11 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, October 11, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Dirty Spokes Trail Running Race Series
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 7 AM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
The Dirty Spokes running race series includes four state parks: Red Top Mountain, Unicoi, Fort Yargo and Victoria Bryant. Dates and distances vary. Visit www.dirtyspokes.com to register. Fee plus $5 parking. 404-310-3628.
Tons of Fun 
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. There will be "Super Moons during the months of July, August and September this summer of 2014. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
43rd Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Enjoy a community event for the entire family at the annual Kolomoki Festival. The festival hosts a variety of Native American Demonstrators, arts and crafts vendors, musical entertainment, dance performances, boat tours, delicious food vendors, a parade, and so much more! The event is sponsored by the Friends of Kolomoki Mounds. Additional Fees may apply for various attractions during the festival $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Tons of Fun 
Family Fall Fest
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 4 PM to 9:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Welcome fall with our 16th annual Fall Festival featuring a pumpkin scavenger hunt, face painting, children's games, marshmallow roasting, hayrides, cake walk, a reptile program, nocturnal animals program, and more. $10 per vehicle plus some fees. 706-541-0321.
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Take a "spooktacular" hayride through the old ghost town of Ravenwood and listen closely as storytellers bring ghosts and goblins to life around a campfire. This event is family-friendly and great for all ages. $5 parking. 678-792-9554.
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Celebration
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy the natural beauty of the season with hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, hayrides through the park, traditional craft vendors, mountain music, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Friday, October 17, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 17, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Take a "spooktacular" hayride through the old ghost town of Ravenwood and listen closely as storytellers bring ghosts and goblins to life around a campfire. This event is family-friendly and great for all ages. $5 parking. 678-792-9554.
  Saturday, October 18, 2014
Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 7 PM to 9:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Experience the Fort at night as you are guided into the past by Candle light! Visitors need to pay historic site admission rates at the museum when they arrive. Guided walks through the fort will be held every half hour. $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Take a "spooktacular" hayride through the old ghost town of Ravenwood and listen closely as storytellers bring ghosts and goblins to life around a campfire. This event is family-friendly and great for all ages. $5 parking. 678-792-9554.
The Island Ghost
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Halloween is near and ghost are in the air, and there have been reports of a ghost on Eagle Island. Hop aboard the SS Amos for a trip to the island and see the ghost. Pontoon trips to Eagle Island followed by a s'mores, bon-fires, and ghost stories on the Island. Advance registration is encouraged. $8/person $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Hoedown
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
  Handicapped Accessible 
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Celebrate autumn’s arrival with noon chili, hotdogs and drinks for sale, followed by a 3 p.m. cakewalk, 4 p.m. hayrides, 5 p.m. bonfire and square/line dancing, 6 p.m. trunk or treats, and 7 p.m. professional storytelling. A $3 fee will be charged per person, per hayride for 13 years and up. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, October 24, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Take a "spooktacular" hayride through the old ghost town of Ravenwood and listen closely as storytellers bring ghosts and goblins to life around a campfire. This event is family-friendly and great for all ages. $5 parking. 678-792-9554.
Get Outdoors Georgia Graveyard Road
Fridays 7 PM - 10 PM – Oct 24, 2014 until Oct 31, 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 house. $3/person $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Trail
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 until Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 24, 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, October 25, 2014
A Haunted Tour of Liberty Hall
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 8:30 PM to 11 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Come out and enjoy spook filled guided tour of Liberty Hall. Did you know that A.H. Stephens was imprisoned at Fort Warren in Boston, Mass.? Did you also know that the infamous "Lady in Black" roamed the prison halls? It is rumored that this "Lady in Black" followed Mr. Stephens home and now roams the grounds making all the spirits restless. $1 - $5. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia Octoberfest
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Celebrate Halloween with a haunted hayride, games for kids, and a costume contest. Food vendors will be on hand. Games 1 ticket each, hayride 3 tickets, cakewalk 1 ticket. Friends of Florence Marina will be holding the annual Silent Auction. $1 per ticket plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 1-4 pm. The parks annual haunted house and haunted hayrides will begin at dark and run until 10 pm. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 4 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children of all ages can enjoy playing games and winning candy. We'll also have bingo, hayrides, haunted hayride, scary stories by the campfire, face painting, cakewalk, and more! Children dressed in costume may enter raffle prize drawing. Food/beverages available for purchase. Bingo and cakewalk tickets sold separately. Volunteers needed. $3 per vehicle. Additional $1 for bingo and cakewalk. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Take a "spooktacular" hayride through the old ghost town of Ravenwood and listen closely as storytellers bring ghosts and goblins to life around a campfire. This event is family-friendly and great for all ages. $5 parking. 678-792-9554.
Get Outdoors Georgia Graveyard Road
Saturdays 7 PM - 10 PM – Oct 25, 2014 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 house. $3/person $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Fala Day - A Special Event
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 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
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.
  Friday, October 31, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Graveyard Road
Fridays 7 PM - 10 PM – Oct 31, 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 house. $3/person $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
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 Haunted Hayride
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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Graveyard Road
Saturdays 7 PM - 10 PM – 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 house. $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.
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Nov 1, 2014 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.
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.
  Thursday, November 6, 2014
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 1.5 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
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 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 - $8. 770-387-3747.
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.
  Saturday, November 8, 2014
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 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.
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.
  Thursday, November 13, 2014
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
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 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
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 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 Girl Scout Adventure Weekend
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 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.
  Saturday, November 15, 2014
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.
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.
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 
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 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 
Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 2 PM to 7 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 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.
  Saturday, November 22, 2014
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.
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.
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 
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.
  Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Pioneer and Indian Lifestyles
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 9:30 AM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
This program is for children 7-12 years old. Children will dip candles, make butter, make pioneer stew and create a pioneer toy. They will learn why wildlife and plants played an important role in Pioneer and Indian living. Pre-registration required by November 22. $20. 706-541-0321.
  Saturday, November 29, 2014
Christmas in Plains
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 4 PM to 9 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Get your tickets today to enjoy Christmas in Plains. There will be a Christmas parade and music to put you in the spirit of Christmas. You'll be riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. 229-276-0755.
Storytime with Santa
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 6 PM to 9 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Santa Claus is coming to Indian Springs State Park. Children will enjoy stories with Santa , games, crafts, cookies and hot chocolate. Remember the evening with a free picture with Santa. Meet at the Stone Pavilion. Sponsored by the Friends of Indian Springs State Park. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
  Friday, December 5, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Dec 5, 2014 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, December 6, 2014
Christmas On The Lake
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Make Christmas decorations out of natural ornaments such as pine cones, sweetgum balls, magnolia seedpods and seashells. We provide all the materials you will need. Then from 1 to 3, be sure to bring your wish list as pictures will be taken with Santa Claus. $1 - $3 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
A Colonial Christmas
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 5 PM to 8 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Get away from the over-commercialization of the holidays and visit Fort Morris for a more peaceful celebration. Join park staff for colonial refreshments, a yule log, bonfire, 18th century music, caroling, dance and firing of the Christmas guns. Free admission sponsored by the Friends of Ft Morris, Flemington and Liberty County. 912-884-5999.
Get Outdoors Georgia A Jarrell Plantation Christmas
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Greenery from the woods decorates the 1847 plantation house and 1895 farm house. Learn to make simple paper decorations. Enjoy homemade spiced cider cooked on the wood burning stove and old style cookies, and warm up by the fireplace for music and stories. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
FDR portrayer will recite the "Day of Infamy" speech declaring that a state of war exists sending the United States into the Second World War. Performances at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from 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.
Using a Hand-held GPS Unit - Advanced
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Students will learn how to load maps and waypoints, create tracks and routes and trip planning using your GPS; performing area calculations using tracks; projecting waypoints; interfacing Google Earth with a GPS unit; using the electronic compass and altimeter. A basic knowledge of the GPS is necessary prior to taking this course. $25 if paid by 11/15/14; $30 after $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 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, December 12, 2014
Christmas by Candlelight
Friday, Dec 12, 2014 until Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
In 1805, Cherokee Chief James Vann opened his new brick mansion to the Moravian missionaries to hold one of the first Christmas celebrations in the Cherokee Nation. To honor this tradition, visitors are invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of a 19th century Christmas in one of America’s best-preserved Cherokee Indian homes. $4 - $6. 706-695-2598.
  Saturday, December 13, 2014
Christmas Comes to Liberty Hall
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' home, Liberty Hall, will be decorated with styles of the Victorian Christmas past. Come enjoy Victorian Era games, Music, role players, our Confederate museum, and we promise a great time will be had. Refreshments will be served. $1.00 - $5.00 706-456-2602.
Civil War History Event 
Colonial Christmas at Fort King George
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the garrison for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks and an evening of colonial-style Yule Tide jollification. Menu consists of traditional colonial Christmas fare. Event ends with a cannon firing! $35 for dinner. Reservations required. 912-437-4770.
150th Winter Muster
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come join us on the actual date -- 150 years since General Sherman ordered his troops to take Ft. McAllister. Watch as we reenact this significant moment in our country’s history. Help us make this 150th Winter Muster the greatest one yet. The museum and staging area will be closed to the public at 4:00pm, and will reopen for the battle at 5:00pm. $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 6 PM to 8:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us to usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Yuletide celebrations of the 1800s come to life as demonstrators take you back in time to Christmas at the Vaughan cabin. Santa will be avaliable for photos and Christmas visits. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia Christmas at the Park
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Celebrate Christmas with Friends of Reed Bingham and staff at our beach pavilion with lights, decorations, hot chocolate, refreshments, Christmas crafts, music, a silent auction, and a guest appearance from Santa. $1/craft $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Luminary Night with Santa
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Bring your children and pets for pictures with Santa. Enjoy a walk along our enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. $5 per picture, hayrides $2. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Victorian Christmas
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Visits Georgia’s last standing stagecoach inn while halls are decked with decorations reflecting the Victorian Era. Historical interpreters dressed in period style clothing will be on hand to help you experience the inn as an 1830s visitor. Free hot cider and teacakes will be served. $3-$5. 706-356-4362.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
  Handicapped Accessible 
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for the 10th Annual Tree Lighting of a 35-foot live Blue Spruce. There will be caroling, hayrides, Santa Claus visit, 3-bonfires, hot chocolate, cider, and cookies. Also, please bring an unwrapped gift for a child 0-12 years of age. No toy guns or knives. 706-745-2628.
  Thursday, January 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia 1st Day Hike on Blue Mountain Bike Trail
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger on this 1st of the year hike on the Blue Mountain Bike Trail. This 6-mile guided hike is the perfect winter outing for the first day of the new year. Enjoy meandering creeks cascading over rocks, and bring a light lunch to enjoy on the way. For children older than 10 and adults in good walking shape $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
New Year Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 5 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Time to wind down the first day of the new year, so why not wind down with a relaxing night hike on the Upland loop Trail followed by a bon-fire with s'mores next to campsite 14. Meet at trailhead at 5pm. $1/s'more $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, February 21, 2015
Colonial Cook-Off
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In teams of one or two, research a historical recipe and cook it, for the first annual colonial cooking contest. Participants can be dressed in historical reproduction clothing, or professionally. Recipes must be submitted. The categories include soups, breads, meats, root vegetables/greens, pies/cobblers. colonial.cookoff@yahoo.com $25. 912-437-4770.
  Saturday, March 28, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Little River Fest
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
What is Little River Fest exactly? It is the First annual festival at Reed Bingham with things for the whole family to get out and enjoy. So, let's get out of the house and enjoy a festival on the Little River. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, May 16, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia The 150th Anniversay of the Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens
Saturday, May 16, 2015 11 AM to 1:30 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
One Hundred and Fifty years ago, On May 11, 1865 A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live re-enactment of his arrest, along with his homecoming, that took place on October 27, 1865. $1 - $5. 706-456-2602.
Civil War History Event 
  Saturday, June 20, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia The 20 Year Anniversary Senior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
This tournament will be held at Lake Liberty. Anglers 55 and older can try to win prizes in several categories, as well as win a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing. Refreshments will be available. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
 

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