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Events starting 10/4/2014
  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
Basics of Hunting In Coastal Georgia
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Are you thinking about becoming a hunter, but don't know where to begin? Come learn the basics of hunting from a State Game Warden. Learn when and where to hunt and what equipment you will need. Have all your questions answered by a professional. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Leaf Identification Hike
Sunday, Oct 5, 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.
Pup and Cat 5k Walk/Run/Hike
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Pup and Cat Co. will be conducting a 5k fundraising walk/run/hike for participants with their dogs. $5 parking. 678-420-4383.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Kayak/Canoe Tour of Lake Blackshear
Every week 9 AM to 11 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Enjoy an easy guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks or canoes. We'll look for alligators, herons and egrets. Register in advance. Meet at Visitor's Center. Subject to change due to weather. $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 5, 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, Oct 5, 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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 5 PM to 7 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.
Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 9 AM to 2 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. SATURDAY EVENING ONLY: Special candle-light tour in honor of the 150th commemoration. Register here: http://friendsofgastateparks.org/index.php/red-top-mountain/item/790-allatoona-pass-nighttime-guided-tours Tours start times are: 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm, 9 pm. $10 per person. Experience what the soldiers felt the night before the battle. 770-975-0055.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 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 
Photography 101 (Class 1-Lighting)
Sunday, Oct 5, 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 Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddle
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a paddle on Tallulah Lake under a full moon. Space is limited be sure to call and reserve your spot. Children must be 8 or older and no pets. Max number of people per a canoe 2 adults and one child. Children under 15 must have an adult in their canoe. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
  Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Tuesday, Oct 7, 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 
Get Outdoors Georgia CANCELED -- Sapelo Island Birding Adventure
Daily until Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 3 PM to 5 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
CANCELED. This adventure features birding with expert ornithologists around a barrier island. Habitats 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 Sapelo Island. $299 - $599 depending on Reynold's Mansion accommodations. 912-485-2299.
  Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Oct 8, 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 
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 
  Thursday, October 9, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Ruins to Rapids" Almost Full Moon Hike
Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5 mile ranger-led hike is rated "moderate" and follows the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek to the Civil War-era mill ruins of New Manchester. Hikes will continue if it is overcast but will be cancelled if it is raining. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  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. Register in advance. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or if there is light drizzle. There will be "Super Moons", or full moons that are at their "perigee" or closest point in their orbit to earth, in August and September. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 10, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 10, 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.
"Almost Full Moon" Night Paddle
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an evening of enchantment as we paddle the lake at night under the light of the moon. You will have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Limited to 12 people who can swim and are 18 yrs. or older. A flashlight is required. Call for reservations. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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 Wild Cave Tour
Saturday, Oct 11, 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 
Fall Hayrides & Campfires
Saturdays 2 PM - 6 PM until Nov 1, 2014 
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, Oct 11, 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 Ramble Hike
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet up with the park naturalist. Investigate fall flora and fauna along parts of Mountain Creek Trail. 1.0 mile. Easy. Bring water and a friend. Meet next to the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Morning Canoe
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-lead lake paddle around the lake. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Explore the lake during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided. Please sign up early as space is limited. $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Leaf Identification Hike
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 10:30 AM to 12 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.
Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 6 PM to 7 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.
Wagon Ride and S'mores
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 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 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 
Get Outdoors Georgia River Canoe Trip
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
The park will be hosting a river canoe trip to one of our local rivers. All participants need to have at least moderate experienced in a canoe and must be able to swim. Minimum age for trip is 12 years old. This trip is currently planned for a 8 mile stretch of the Satilla River. Please see additional description for more details. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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. Register in advance. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or if there is light drizzle. There will be "Super Moons", or full moons that are at their "perigee" or closest point in their orbit to earth, in August and September. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia American Girl Doll 1800s History Party
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Girls bring their historical doll and learn about girls life in the 1800's with stories, games, picnic, and make a toy for their doll. Then explore 1800s houses for clues to child life in the past. Reservations required. 478-986-5172. $10. 478-986-5172.
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 3 PM to 9 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 Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
You may have heard about Panola Mountain's unique ecology, but are you ready to discover some of the mountain's lesser-known history? Join our expert tracker and guide Jimi Ellis, and head off the trail to explore Panola's hidden cemeteries, whiskey stills, beaver dams, and more. Please register in advance. Ages 14 and up. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 11, 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 11, 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 Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, Oct 11, 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.
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.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Rivers Alive" Cleanup
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the state. The mission of Rivers alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. We will be cleaning up around Sweetwater Creek and Sparks Reservoir. A limited number of Rivers Alive t-shirts will be available. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Oct 11, 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 11, 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.
  Sunday, October 12, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Sunday, Oct 12, 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 12, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 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 Kayak/Canoe Tour of Lake Blackshear
Every week 9 AM to 11 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Enjoy an easy guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks or canoes. We'll look for alligators, herons and egrets. Register in advance. Meet at Visitor's Center. Subject to change due to weather. $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View)
Sunday, Oct 12, 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 12, 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 
  Monday, October 13, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Damsels & Dragons Nature Camp
Monday, Oct 13, 2014 8 AM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
School's out and parents are invited to send their Pre-K - 8th graders to nature camp. Children will learn about dragonflies, damselflies, and other insects that call Crooked River their home. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-registration required. $10.00 per student for half day, $15 per student for full day $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
  Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Tuesday, Oct 14, 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 15, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Oct 15, 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 
  Thursday, October 16, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 8 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, the important habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the park's Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Friday, October 17, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Crisp Days of Fall Festival
Friday 6 PM - 10 PM until Oct 31, 2014 
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 Spooky Wagon Ride
Friday, Oct 17, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 17, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 17, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stargazer Paddle
Friday, Oct 17, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for this evening paddle on the Sparks Reservoir. We will watch the sun set and then search the sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars as night arrives. This program is for anyone over 17 who can swim. Binoculars recommended. Includes choice of canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. Meet at the Bait Shop. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, October 18, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Saturday, Oct 18, 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 
Fall Hayrides & Campfires
Saturdays 2 PM - 6 PM until Nov 1, 2014 
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.
Kayak the Salt Marsh-Low Tide
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
What better way is there to experience the marshes around Crooked River than to kayak? You’ll even have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore sandbars and enjoy the scenery. Space is limited, registration required. Call the Park Office to register $25-$35 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Fall Ramble Hike
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet up with the park naturalist. Investigate fall flora and fauna along parts of Mountain Creek Trail. 1.0 mile. Easy. Bring water and a friend. Meet next to the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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 
Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 6 PM to 7 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.
Wagon Ride and S'mores
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 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 Spooky Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 18, 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.
Quilting Bee at Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Oct 18, 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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 18, 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, Oct 18, 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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 18, 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 Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Oct 18, 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.
Paranormal Panola
Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 to Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 - 6 PM to 9 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for a real fright this October? Spend a night camped out in the shadow of the mountain as we investigate Panola's haunted past. Georgia Paranormal Society experts will bring professional ghost hunting equipment. Ages 14 and up. Dinner and breakfast provided. Bring camping equipment and good running shoes. Space is limited, call to register. $40 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, Oct 18, 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.
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 Geology Hike
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Oct 18, 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 18, 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 Solar and Night Time Astronomy
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 2 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Ever wanted to safely look at the magnetic ferocity of solar flares and sunspots on our nearest star or view the wonders of the night time sky? Mr. Ramsden will have his complete solar imaging setup for you to safely view the sun and then come night, he will change it over for you to view the night sky. All will happen at the park's ball-field. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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 
  Sunday, October 19, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Sunday, Oct 19, 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 19, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 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 19, 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a Park Ranger and bring your four-legged companion on this moderate mile long hike to the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and to the five-story Civil War era New Manchester Mill ruins. Ages 6 years and older. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. Reservations recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 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 
Photography 101 (Class 1-Lighting)
Sunday, Oct 19, 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, Oct 19, 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 
  Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Tuesday, Oct 21, 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 22, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Oct 22, 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 
Get Outdoors Georgia Mid-Week Wind Down Paddle
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful paddle on the beautiful George H. Sparks Reservoir as the sun sets and we refresh ourselves in preparation for the end of the work week. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this program. Open to anyone 16 or older who can swim and children 6 or over who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Register in advance. $20 includes boat, PFD and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Thursday, October 23, 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 24, 2014
Let's Get Batty With Sarah
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 6 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join Ranger Sarah for an informative talk about bats. Learn why we love our bat community here at the park. Take a walk to watch as they emerge from their houses and head out for an evening of hunting insects. Then we return to the visitors center for a campfire. Great event for the whole family. Bring a flashlight and a chair for campfire time. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spooky Wagon Ride
Friday, Oct 24, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 24, 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.
Howl-o-ween Spook-tacular
Daily until Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 11 AM to 9 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Time to have some scary fun! Go on a Ghost Hunt Friday night and win a prize. On Saturday, meet some creepy creatures, play some boogeyman bingo, make some cool crafts and hear some spooky stories around the campfire. Ghost hunting will be on the trail. Play bingo for prizes. $1-$6 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Get Outdoors Georgia Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 24, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Graveyard Road
Fridays 7 PM - 10 PM 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 trail. $3/person $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Trail
Daily 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 Hayride and S'mores
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a tractor-pulled hayride up to Jack's Hill. We will also gather around a campfire and make s'mores. Park Rangers and local historians will be leading these programs, sharing history and stories from the park. Reservations are required. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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 Wild Cave Tour
Saturday, Oct 25, 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 
Fall Hayrides & Campfires
Saturdays 2 PM - 6 PM until Nov 1, 2014 
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.
Birding Boat Cruise on Crooked River
Saturday, Oct 25, 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, Oct 25, 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.
Walking Tour: Haunted Dahlonega's Spirits, Legends & Lore
Saturday, Oct 25, 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.
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 
The Haunting of Savage Island
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Halloween comes to the campground. We invite our campground guests to decorate their campsite and wear costumes. The Rangers will drive through the campground and judge the campsites for creativity. We will be doing reverse trick or treating. You remain at your site and we bring candy to you. Then gather for a bonfire and ghost stories. Donations accepted $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Morning Canoe
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-lead lake paddle around the lake. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Explore the lake during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided. Please sign up early as space is limited. $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Leaf Identification Hike
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10:30 AM to 12 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.
Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6 PM to 7 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.
Wagon Ride and S'mores
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 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 Halloween Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 1 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 1-4 pm. The parks annual haunted house and haunted hayrides will begin at dark and run until 10 pm. This years haunted house will be presented by "Deadman's Touch" so be prepared to be scared! New this year will also be a kid's costume contest at 4 pm directly after the kids' carnival. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
George L Smith State Park Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6 PM to 9 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Wear your scariest Halloween costume and come join us for a Fall Festival at the Park with campground trick or treating, a haunted trail, carnival games, face painting, bouncy house, popcorn and drinks. $5 parking, 10 tickets for $5. 478-763-2759.
Tons of Fun 
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.
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 
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.
 

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