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Events starting 10/4/2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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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.
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 18 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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.
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 18 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.
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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.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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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.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 8 PM to 10 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.
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Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 5 PM to 6 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Dr. Charlie Belin, one of the foremost experts of Marsh Ecology in the region, as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. Register in advance. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Walk on the Unicoi Turnpike for National Trails Day
Every week 9 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This walking tour of Hardman Farm features the Unicoi Turnpike, one of 16 historic trails in the U.S. designated as a "Millenium Trail." The Unicoi Turnpike, completed in 1819, was built over what may be the oldest road in Georgia. The "Unicoi Road" was a trade route used by native Americans at least since 1682, but likely much earlier. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and over, $7 for youth 6-17 and $3 for children under age 6, plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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"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 (as seen in "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). Hike will be cancelled if it is raining. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs allowed. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

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 this former rice plantation. As we stroll through moss-laden Live Oaks, 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.
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.
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"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.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 9 PM to 11 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.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Fall 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 through 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 hot-dogs and other concessions will be for sale. Hayrides leave every hour on the hour and last about 45 min and leave from the Interpretive Center. $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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Family Fall Fest
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 3 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Welcome fall with our 17th annual Fall Festival featuring a pumpkin scavenger hunt, scarecrow hunt, face painting, children's games, marshmallow roasting, hayrides, cake walk, fall crafts, storyteller and Birds of Prey program $10 per vehicle. 706-541-0321.
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 to head off the trail and explore Panola's hidden cemeteries, whiskey stills, beaver dams, and more. Hike is strenuous, 6+ miles. Must register in advance. Ages 14 and older. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
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.
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Fall Celebration
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
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.
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"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 GA. 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 as well as from kayaks and canoes if possible. Register in advance. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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 ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 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 raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Monday, October 13, 2014

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.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Walk on the Unicoi Turnpike for National Trails Day
Every week 9 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This walking tour of Hardman Farm features the Unicoi Turnpike, one of 16 historic trails in the U.S. designated as a "Millenium Trail." The Unicoi Turnpike, completed in 1819, was built over what may be the oldest road in Georgia. The "Unicoi Road" was a trade route used by native Americans at least since 1682, but likely much earlier. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and over, $7 for youth 6-17 and $3 for children under age 6, plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 8 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike is designed for anyone 11 years or older who is 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. No pets please. Meet at the park's Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Crisp Days of Fall Festival-Dark Forest Haunted Trail
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. The trail will be even bigger and scarier. $4 - $8 $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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Spooky Wagon Ride
Friday, Oct 17, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take a 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. Volunteer ghosts are needed; contact the park as soon as possible. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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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 this former rice plantation. As we stroll through moss-laden Live Oaks, 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.
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.
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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.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Fall 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 through 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 hot-dogs and other concessions will be for sale. Hayrides leave every hour on the hour and last about 45 min and leave from the Interpretive Center. $5 adults; $3 children; 2 & under FREE $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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
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.
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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.
Spooky Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take a 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. Volunteer ghosts are needed; contact the park as soon as possible. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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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.
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.
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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.
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. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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 ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 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 raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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.
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Fall Hoedown
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
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.
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
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.
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"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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 18 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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.
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.
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Snakes Alive
Sunday, Oct 19, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Park Manager David Jordan in this up-close hour featuring live, non-venomous snakes. We will learn all about our local snakes, including the venomous ones, as well as the natural history of snakes and all about their behavior and senses. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Mid-Week Wind Down Paddle
Wednesday, Oct 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 18 or older who can swim and children 6 or over who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Register in advance. $20 includes boat, PFD and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Walk on the Unicoi Turnpike for National Trails Day
Every week 9 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This walking tour of Hardman Farm features the Unicoi Turnpike, one of 16 historic trails in the U.S. designated as a "Millenium Trail." The Unicoi Turnpike, completed in 1819, was built over what may be the oldest road in Georgia. The "Unicoi Road" was a trade route used by native Americans at least since 1682, but likely much earlier. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and over, $7 for youth 6-17 and $3 for children under age 6, plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Creepy Crooked River
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
We will have games and activities for the entire family! Come to the creepy Nature Center and learn about natures carnivorous animals. Then go for a hayride through the park at night....if you dare. $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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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.
Spooky Wagon Ride
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take a 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. Volunteer ghosts are needed; contact the park as soon as possible. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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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 this former rice plantation. As we stroll through moss-laden Live Oaks, 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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Haunted Tour of Liberty Hall
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 8:30 PM to 11 PM
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.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Fall 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 through 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 hot-dogs and other concessions will be for sale. Hayrides leave every hour on the hour and last about 45 min and leave from the Interpretive Center. $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.
Creepy Crooked River
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 5 PM to 10 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
We will have games and activities for the entire family! Come to the creepy Nature Center and learn about natures carnivorous animals. Then go for a hayride through the park at night....if you dare. $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 will begin at 6 pm and run until 10 pm. Try something new this year with our first ever haunted hiking trail! Trail will open at dark and close at 10 pm. Ghost story hayrides will be offered 6 pm - 10 pm for folks who don't want to be scared too much $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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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.
Spooky Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take a 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. Volunteer ghosts are needed; contact the park as soon as possible. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Lamplight Tour
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - 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.
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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. $3 per vehicle. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Pumpkin Carving and Marshmallow Roasting
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 carvings kits and paint will be available at the Campground Assembly Shelter, while supplies last. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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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.
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.
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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.
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Fala Day
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Scottish Terrier Society of Greater Atlanta will present a fun-filled day of activities celebrating Fala. Bring your doggies and loving memories of those who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Find out how YOUR SCOTTIE can be in a murder mystery book or become the official mascot for Little White House. www.stcgatlanta.com 706-655-5870.
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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 a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are w/adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Oct 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 ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 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 raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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 moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations possible. Meet and pay (exact change, $5, cash only) at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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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. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
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.
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Falloween 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. Hop on a hayride and tour the park. There will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Bring a bag to trick-or-treat through the campground. Trick-or-treating will begin at 3pm. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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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.
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.
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Native American Heritage Hike-National Trails Day Hike
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side which will include a visit to the "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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