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Events starting 3/30/2013
  Sunday, March 31, 2013
3rd Annual Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt
Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Bring your Easter basket and camera for a fun day set in the Little White House grounds. The 3-5 year old group will begin at 1:00 p.m. The 6-8 year old group will begin at 1:30 p.m. The 9-11 year old group will begin at 2:00 p.m. Following the Easter egg hunt, children can participate in an authentic Easter Egg Roll similar $10 - $14. 706-655-5870.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 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 Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 6:30 PM to 8 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.
  Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013
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 
  Friday, April 5, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Bear Creek Trail Guided Hike
Friday, Apr 5, 2013
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
After 10 years of being closed, this park treasure is now open again. This is a strenuous hike, but we will go slow and enjoy the beautiful scenery this 9-mile trail has to offer. Bring plenty of water, lunch and hiking poles. We will cross the creek, so if water levels are too high, we will contact registrants. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Rookery Trip
Friday, Apr 5, 2013 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a park ranger on a field trip to winter grounds for hundreds of birds. Binoculars available. Limited space, register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM until Apr 7, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
During this 19th century living-history event, tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate crafts and knowledge of the time. Enjoy frontier frybread and kettlecorn. $5. Children under 12 free. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Morning Bird Walk
Friday, Apr 5, 2013 8 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Wear your walking shoes and bring your binoculars for a guided walk in search for some of the common birds in the area. Meet at the Park Office. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Apr 5, 2013 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for reservations and group rates) and sample peanut-butter treats in Plains. Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today's South as the SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs from Cordele. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Park Nights, City Lights" Night Hike
Friday, Apr 5, 2013 8 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile night hike to the beautiful east side of the park where we will hike to the "Indian Cave" and climb the East Ridge to view the Atlanta skyline. This hike is open to anyone 16 years and older. A flashlight and sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Registration required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, April 6, 2013
For Goodness Snakes
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 10 AM to 11 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
It's true - snakes help control rodent populations and are an important part of our ecosystem. Come learn about these misunderstood reptiles. Join us in the Lodge Lobby and you will be saying "Oh my goodness snakes". Make a day of it and have lunch in the Maple Restaurant after the show. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 1 PM to 2 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Have you met Zeus? Meet the feathered legend and other non-releasable birds of prey during this entertaining program. Meet at the Lodge Lobby. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
Composting
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 10:30 AM until Apr 7, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Composting is easy and interesting. This intro to composting will describe the basics concept of composting and what you need to get started. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Get Outdoors Georgia Save the Hemlocks
Saturday & Sunday 3 PM - 4:30 PM until Apr 7, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Georgia’s Hemlocks are under attack from the woolly adelgid. Help park staff check some of the hemlocks for infestation symptoms, and find out what can be done to save theses majestic trees. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Get Outdoors Georgia Family Nature Quest
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 12 PM until Dec 7, 2013 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn about nature as a family? Come to our “fundana” activities each month and learn about a different topic. There will be 12 quests and at each program the family will receive one bandana about the topic. The family that completes the most quests will receive a bonus bandana for the entire family. Register in advance. $10 per family $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Feathers, and Beaks, and Feet, Oh My!
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Specially designed for young birders and their families, this interactive program is part of PBS kids “Explore the Outdoors,” inspiring families to get outdoors and explore nature. Participants will learn the basics of birds and bird watching through fun activities and a walk. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Feathers, and Beaks, and Feet, Oh My!
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 9 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Specially designed for young birders and their families, this interactive program is part of PBS kids “Explore the Outdoors,” inspiring families to get outdoors and explore nature. Participants will learn the basics of birds and bird watching through fun activities and a walk. Meet at the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bird Walk
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. Meet at the Fishing Dock in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Kelley Family Concert
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for an outdoor concert featuring the Kelley Family. They will start playing at Shelter #1. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Tons of Fun 
Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM until Apr 7, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
During this 19th century living-history event, tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate crafts and knowledge of the time. Enjoy frontier frybread and kettlecorn. $5. Children under 12 free. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Corn Grinding
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 10 AM to 1 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Now that the pond is full of water, our historic grist mill is up and running again! Join us as we grind corn like it was done in the 1800s. Freshly ground cornmeal will be available for purchase, including recipes for hush puppies and corn bread. $4 per bag of fresh cornmeal. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Archery Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 9:30 AM to 5:20 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia High Falls Historic Walk
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 10 AM to 11:15 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our naturalist on a short one mile walk and learn about the history of the once-prosperous town of High Falls. Hike also includes a rare chance to tour inside the old powerhouse which provides great photo opportunities of the Towaliga River. Please wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Park Office. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 10 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Spring is a great time to see the incredible diversity of wildflowers on Panola Mountain. Not your typical habitat, this 100-acre granitic rock is a tough place to grow! See the beautiful Red-leaved Diamorpha, the delicate Sandwort, and the rare Granite Stonecrop. Register in advance. Meet at the Park's Interpretive Center. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Observe the Night Sky
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 8:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join astronomers as we learn about the planets, and if conditions allow, see objects such as planets, open and globular star clusters, planetary nebulas, and double stars. Register in Advance. Meets at the Mountain Lake; call for directions. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Night Climb
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 8:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Get an owl's eye view of the stars and full moon from up in a 50-foot tree! This nocturnal rope and harness climb will include spotting fluorescent lichen, stargazing and a camp fire with s'mores! Please register in advance. For ages 8 and up. Meets at Alexander Lake parking lot. $20 per person $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
A Southern Historic Garden
Sunday, Apr 7, 2013 to Sunday, Apr 7, 2013 - 10 AM to 4 AM
Robert Toombs House Historic Site - Washington, GA
"Robert Toombs Family and Friends" will present a living history program and volunteers will demonstrate the importance of the Southern Garden from Post Colonial times to the early 1900s. Admission is Free. 706-678-2226.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Colors of Cancer 5k
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 8:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
A one mile track will be set up along with the 5k track to encourage participation at any age or fitness level. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Relay for Life to support cancer research. Registration forms are available from members of the Friends of Seminole State Park as well as the park office. $25 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous 2-mile hike with elevation changes will visit several beautiful areas to admire our early spring woodland wildflowers. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 11 AM to 12:30 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 
Photography 101 (Class 1-Lighting)
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 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
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 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.
"Snakes Alive!" Awareness Program
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 3 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join herpetologist Aly Lecznar for this fascinating hour with live snakes where we will learn about the natural history of snakes, understand their senses and behavior, identify venomous snakes of Georgia, and become familiar with native snakes. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 7 PM to 8:30 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 Spring Wildflowers Around Unicoi
Saturdays until Apr 27, 2013 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Enjoy beautiful spring blooms with a guided hike every Saturday in April. Register in advance. $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 305.
  Sunday, April 7, 2013
Composting
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 10:30 AM  
  Handicapped Accessible 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Composting is easy and interesting. This intro to composting will describe the basics concept of composting and what you need to get started. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Get Outdoors Georgia Save the Hemlocks
Saturday & Sunday 3 PM - 4:30 PM  
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Georgia’s Hemlocks are under attack from the woolly adelgid. Help park staff check some of the hemlocks for infestation symptoms, and find out what can be done to save theses majestic trees. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Earth Day Nature crafts
Sunday, Apr 7, 2013 11 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your own Earth Day Every Day park souvenir from tree cross sections and collected, nuts, twigs, and lichens. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Earth Day Every Day Walk
Sunday, Apr 7, 2013 1 PM to 2:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Search for sights and sounds of the Piedmont region as we trek through the spring woodlands to the old fish ponds. We will take along field guides and learn how to identify wildflowers and animal signs. Meet at Noname Parking Lot across from Cottage #5. Less than 1 mile; ages 6 & up; Easy. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tons of Fun 
Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 3 PM  
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
During this 19th century living-history event, tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate crafts and knowledge of the time. Enjoy frontier frybread and kettlecorn. $5. Children under 12 free. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Sunday, Apr 7, 2013 8 AM to 9:45 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet at the Alexander Lake Area. Call to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Butterfly Safari
Sunday, Apr 7, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Granite outcrop habitats provide great butterfly viewing. Bring a digital camera to record these incredible creatures. A ranger will point out wildflowers that bloom on the rock outcrop and species that utilize their nectar. We will look for Zebra Swallowtails, Black Swallowtails, Juniper Hairstreaks, and possibly a giant Yucca Skipper. Register in advance. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Dragons and Damsels
Sunday, Apr 7, 2013 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Dragonflies and damselflies have been on Earth since before the dinosaurs. They are great predators, which is good for us since they eat flies and mosquitoes. They come in a variety of colors and sizes, and Panola has a great mix of these creatures. Bring a camera and stalk Alexander Lake for these colorful flying dragons. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 7, 2013 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.
  Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Big Ferry Hike and Insects Galore
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
At 9 am come for a 2- to 3-mile hike through a maritime forest, learning early history of Skidaway. At 3 pm learn about the different insects in this area. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
  Thursday, April 11, 2013
Indoor Basic Archery
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 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
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 6 PM to 8 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.
  Friday, April 12, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia The Forest Night Life
Friday, Apr 12, 2013 7:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring your flashlight and walking shoes for this short half mile night hike. We will be search for bats, listen for owls, and keep our eyes peeled for some nocturnal creatures. $4 plus $5 parking. 478.993.3053.
69th Commemorative Ceremony for our President
Friday, Apr 12, 2013 9 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
We will pay tribute to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the anniversary of his death at the Little White House. This event includes a U.S. Marine Color Guard and guest speaker Nina Roosevelt Gibson. Free Admission until Noon. 706-655-5870.
Minute-by-Minute, FDR's final hours on April 12, 1945
Friday, Apr 12, 2013 3 PM to 4:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join historian Brian Roslund, President of the Friends of FDR's Little White House, for a 90-minute guided tour, highlighting minute-by-minute accounts of the afternoon of April 12, 1945. It is recommended guests arrive at least 45 minutes before the tour to visit the memorial museum and view the historic site film. Reservations required. $20. 706-655-5870.
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Apr 12, 2013 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for reservations and group rates) and sample peanut-butter treats in Plains. Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today's South as the SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs from Cordele. 229-276-0755.
Venue of Vultures
Friday, Apr 12, 2013 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn about these important and interesting birds that do the dirty work no other animal will. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Yoga on the Bridge
Friday, Apr 12, 2013 7:45 AM to 9 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This lesson is for beginners to intermediates and does not require experience. Students should expect a fun and gentle practice with an emphasis on grounding, balance, and strength building.The lesson will be held on the Yellow Trail Bridge above beautiful Sweetwater Creek. Yoga mat recommended. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Art in the Park
Friday, Apr 12, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your canvas and paint, clay, camera, or oil pastels for exclusive access to the interior of the five-story New Manchester Mill. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views of the Sweetwater Creek rapids alongside the dramatic mill ruins in the glory of autumn. Reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 12, 2013 7 PM to 8:30 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.
  Saturday, April 13, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Guided Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Celebrate the arrival of spring to the park with a wildflower hike. The hike will tour the Stitton’s Gulch trail which runs the bottom of the canyon and will be led by local wildflower expert/enthusiast Larry Williams. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Get Outdoors Georgia Nature's Recyclers
Saturday & Sunday 1 PM - 2 PM until Apr 14, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Fungus, mold, creepy crawly things and vultures all get a bad rap but without them the world would be one gross place. Come learn more about Nature’s Recyclers and how they help you and go on a short hike to explore the seedier side of the natural world. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Roving Rover Dog Hike
Saturday & Sunday 3 PM - 4:30 PM until Apr 14, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Bring your furry companion along on a hike! All dogs must be on a 6 foot leash and be friendly to other people and pooches. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Get Outdoors Georgia History Hike
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Hike with re-enactor Adam Young, who will be fully outfitted in period uniform.  Adam will bring the storied history of the coast to life as your walk along the trail!  Meet at the Sempervirens Trailhead. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
An Introduction to Dyeing with Mushrooms
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Arleen Bessette, author of "The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyer's Field Guide," will teach the basic techniques of using mushrooms to dye wool and other natural fibers and fabrics. Simple instructions, as well as some of the more common dye mushrooms, will be illustrated and discussed. A wool dyeing demonstration will conclude presentation. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Tools & Weapons and Torchlight Tours
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 10 AM to 10 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Watch the re-creation of ancient Native American tools and weapons. Demonstrators will explain how to make, use, and care for things that were very important for survival thousands of years ago. Complete your evening by seeing an amazing nighttime view of Etowah. The site will be illuminated by torchlight for guided tours. $2.00-$6.00 770-387-3747.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bird Walk
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. Meet at the Fishing Dock in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kayak Tour of Lake Rutledge
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join this guided paddle on Lake Rutledge. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the role they played in creating this park. All levels of skill can join this easy paddle. Look for wildlife like Osprey, Red-Headed Woodpeckers and possibly an eagle on the trip. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia GeoCaching 101
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 2 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the modern day treasure hunt in this family fun event. Learn the basics of geocaching and find your first cache. Meet at the park office. $4 plus $5 parking. (478) 993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Kelley Family Bluegrass Concert
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Some siblings fight, but the five Kelley kids prefer to make music together. This award-winning family from Appling not only entertains, but teaches classical violin, bluegrass/gospel fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and piano. Donations are appreciated. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Ms. Charlene's Painting Party
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Paint a 16 x 20 canvas, The Family Tree, to take home. Led by Charlene Montgomery, Appling artist. Adult and children are invited. No experience is necessary. All supplies will be provided. Register in advance. $35 plus $5 parking. 706-699-9194.
Get Outdoors Georgia Panola Unlimited
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 9 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wear your hiking boots, pack a lunch and bring plenty of water for a rigorous half-day, ranger-led hike through Panola's rugged conservation area. May involve some off trail hiking. Meet at the Nature Center 15 minutes before hike departs. Ages 10 and older. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 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, Apr 13, 2013 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013
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.
Civil War History Event 
Focus on Fitness Hike
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 4 PM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join the Interpretative Ranger to hike along our upland loop nature trail which is also our fitness trail. Stop along markers to do jumping jacks and other fitness related activities. Please wear appropriate work out clothes, jogging shoes and bring water. $5 parking. 229.896.3551.
Tons of Fun 
College Day, Trail Hike, and Reptiles and Amphibians
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
All day, college students with a student ID are invited to enjoy the perks of the park. At 11:00am, take a hike with a ranger to get introduced to Skidaway Island. Learn about birds, vegetation and wildlife. At 1:00pm learn the differences between reptiles and amphibians. Touch live examples! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Botanical Preparations for Spring
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Teas, vinegars and compresses will be made with some of the bountiful plants of the season. Students will participate in making medicinal preparations to take home. $30 or $35 if paid after March 30. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous 2-mile hike with elevation changes will visit several beautiful areas to admire our early spring woodland wildflowers. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 11 AM to 12:30 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 
Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View)
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 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 Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" member John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. There will also be a visit inside the ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester Mill alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 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 Yoga in the Park
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a Beginner to Intermediate yoga practice on the trails of Sweetwater Creek State Park. No experience or yoga mat necessary. Reservations required. $5 plus $5 parking. (770) 732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 7 PM to 8:30 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 Spring Wildflowers Around Unicoi
Saturdays until Apr 27, 2013 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Enjoy beautiful spring blooms with a guided hike every Saturday in April. Register in advance. $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 305.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wildflower Photography Class
Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 9 AM to 4 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Join professional photographer Rena Johnson in this informative class that will entail both a presentation and hands-on experience photographing wildlife. Park Ranger Jessica James will assist with wildflower identification. To pre-register go to: http://www.meetup.com/Rena-Johnson-Photography-Workshops/events/107158642/ $100.00 $5 parking. 706-878-4739.
  Sunday, April 14, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Nature's Recyclers
Saturday & Sunday 1 PM - 2 PM  
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Fungus, mold, creepy crawly things and vultures all get a bad rap but without them the world would be one gross place. Come learn more about Nature’s Recyclers and how they help you and go on a short hike to explore the seedier side of the natural world. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Roving Rover Dog Hike
Saturday & Sunday 3 PM - 4:30 PM  
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Bring your furry companion along on a hike! All dogs must be on a 6 foot leash and be friendly to other people and pooches. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Pine Mountain Day Hike
Sunday, Apr 14, 2013
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join avid hiker Gayle Edgar as she leads you along the Pine Mountain Trail (Big Poplar Loop) through spring wildflower displays and rich hardwoods. Time to be announced.Call to register and get details. 8.5 miles; moderate. $5 parking. 706-457-2712.
Earth Day Every Day Walk
Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 1 AM to 2:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Search for sights and sounds of the Piedmont region as we trek through the spring woodlands to the old fish ponds. We will take along field guides and learn how to identify wildflowers and animal signs. Meet at Noname Parking Lot across from Cottage #5. Less than 1 mile; ages 6 & up; Easy. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 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 For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 4:30 PM to 6 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 
  Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Get Fit Walk and Reptiles and Amphibians
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
At 9:00am put on your walking shoes and meet at the Sandpiper Trailhead for a 1.5 mile morning fitness walk. At 2:00pm discover Georgia's diversity of reptiles and amphibians, the second highest in the US. Learn calls, view the state's most secretive animals, and get close to live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
  Friday, April 19, 2013
Weekend Programs
Daily until Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 2 PM to 10 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Programs on nature, history, kayaks and canoes, with astronomy at 9:00 PM Saturday night. $1 per program; kayaks and canoes $8 for 2 hour reantal $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Twilight Paddle
Friday, Apr 19, 2013 6 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided Twilight Paddle. As we scan the sky and woods for wildlife, and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A guide will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Call for meet up directions. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Earth Day Celebration
Daily until Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 11 AM to 8 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
How are we to celebrate earth day if we don't know how to take care of it? Come enjoy a brisk hike along our fitness trail as our naturalist talks about leave no trace and taking care of our mother Earth. Later on that afternoon, kids will have a chance to catch one of Mother Earths animals in our Fishing Rodeo. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Park Nights, City Lights" Night Hike
Friday, Apr 19, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile night hike to the beautiful east side of the park where we will hike to the "Indian Cave" and climb the East Ridge to view the Atlanta skyline. This hike is open to anyone 16 years and older. A flashlight and sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Registration required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, April 20, 2013
For Goodness Snakes
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 10 AM to 11 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
It's true - snakes help control rodent populations and are an important part of our ecosystem. Come learn about these misunderstood reptiles. Join us in the Lodge Lobby and you will be saying "Oh my goodness snakes". Make a day of it and have lunch in the Maple Restaurant after the show. $5 parking. 706-344-1500.
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 1 PM to 2 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Have you met Zeus? Meet the feathered legend and other non-releasable birds of prey during this entertaining program. Meet at the Lodge Lobby. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild About Wildflowers
Saturday & Sunday until Apr 21, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Celebrate spring with a guided hike of the unique wildflowers found at Cloudland Canyon. Bring a camera and water. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we will caravan to the site. Limit 10 participants, so be there early. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Waterfall Hike at Cloudland Canyon
Saturday & Sunday 1 PM - 2:30 PM until Apr 21, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Water is a powerfull thing. Come see the powerful role water played in the past at Cloudland Canyon State Park an how it continues to shape the natural landscape on a hike to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bird Walk
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. Meet at the Fishing Dock in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Treeriffic Trees
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Get a close-up look at trees and through “tree adoption” and other hands-on activities. Specially designed for young nature lovers and their families this interactive program is part of PBS kids, “Explore the Outdoors” inspiring kids and their families to get outdoors and explore nature. Meet at Picnic Shelter 1 at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 1 PM to 4:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Walk the spring woodlands with Pine Mountain Trail Guides guides. Begin at the terminus of the Pine Mountain Trail and walk to Rocky Point Parking Lot. There will be transportation to get hikers back to their car. Meet at the WJSP TV tower on alt 85. 5 miles moderate; bring water; ages 10 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Evening Kayak and Wildlife Watching Adventures
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 6 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
The stealthy kayak is a great vessel to sneak up on all sorts of wildlife. This ranger-led paddle will take participants around Yargo Lake for viewing birds, mammals, dragonflies and other wildlife. Ages 4 and older. Register in advance. Please arrive no later than 5:30pm. Meet at the Beach Boat Dock area. $15 includes equipment, plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Special Excursion - Carter Center
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 11:30 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Magician Mike Fuller will perform all types of magic on this Magical special excursion which is named Carter Center since Plains is the Center of President Carter's home town.  On this magically
Get Outdoors Georgia Nature Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 12 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This ranger-led hike will lead visitors on the Lake Brantley Nature Trail. We'll see creeks, many different trees, man-made earthworks, and maybe even some of the park's wild animals. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone should wear shoes fit for walking outdoors. Meet at the Trading Post. $5. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia The Dam Walk
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM until May 18, 2013 
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Get up close and personal with the most predominant feature at High Falls State Park . . . the dam. Walk availability is dependent on river flow. No dogs. Must be 6 or older. Please wear durable shoes. Meet at Park Office. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 3 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 Full Moon Night Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Listen to whippoorwills and owls as the sun slowly sets and the moon begins to rise. Panola Mountain is one of the best places to see the wildlife of the night. Bring flashlights and hiking boots. Meet at the nature center 15 minutes before each program. Register in advance. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Providence Canyon is one of the great geographic wonders of the eastern United States. Join Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans for a closeup view of this most unusual park. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Bird Walk
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 8 AM to 10:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring your binoculars and join us for a bird walk at the park. Victor Williams will lead an easy, .75 mile hike on the Lakeside trail in search of Red Top's winged residents. Great for birders of any experience level. Click the event link to register and receive $2.00 off Stan Tekiela's "Birds of Georgia Field Guide" available in the gift shop. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geocaching 101
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join the Georgia Geocachers Association in celebration of Earth Day for a trail clean-up event. Learn how to geo-cache by shadowing experienced cachers through the park in our Cache In, Trash Out program. Ideal for beginning geo-cachers, or those interested in joining the program. Afterwards come back for a brown bag lunch and door prizes to raffle. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Earth Day @ Forsyth Park and Ogeechee Audobon Society
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Skidaway Island State Park will have an informational table at Forsyth Park for Earth Day. At 8:00am there will be a birding field trip led by local members of the Audubon Society. At 2:00pm in the Interpretive Center, learn about the different insects in this area. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM until Sep 21, 2013 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Children and their special "big person" can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait (no corn) and rods. This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions. Occurs every third Saturday through September. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 11 AM to 12:30 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 Off the Beaten Path: East Side Hike
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 11 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile excursion to the beautiful east side of the park where we will hike to seldom-visited sights. This hike will venture off-trail and is open for anyone 12 and older. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. Dogs are not permitted on this hike. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Pre-registration is required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 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 Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 7 PM to 8:30 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.
Earth Day Celebrations
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 2 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook using the sun's heat? Join us at 2 pm to learn how to make your very own solar cooker. At 3:30 pm we will be discussing earth friendly activities such as composting, recycling, and more. At 4 pm we'll be doing an 'Owl Craft' using items found on the forest floor. Meet at the Beach Pavillion. $2 craft fee. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring Wildflowers Around Unicoi
Saturdays until Apr 27, 2013 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Enjoy beautiful spring blooms with a guided hike every Saturday in April. Register in advance. $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 305.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wildflower Walk
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Take a guided tour with a wildflower enthusiast on a beautiful nature trail. The Appalachian forest floor will be showing its true colors with Jack-in-the-Pulpits, violets, wild azaleas and many other beautiful flowering plants. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, April 21, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild About Wildflowers
Saturday & Sunday 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Celebrate spring with a guided hike of the unique wildflowers found at Cloudland Canyon. Bring a camera and water. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we will caravan to the site. Limit 10 participants, so be there early. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
 

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