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Events starting 5/24/2013
  Saturday, May 25, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Weekend Swim the Warm Springs
Saturday, May 25, 2013 10 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Swim in the historic pools built by Franklin D. Roosevelt as a place for therapy. Normally kept empty for preservation, the shallow pools will be filled with naturally warm spring water. Tickets may be purchased over the phone with credit card. Limited to 80 per session. Reservations suggested. Ages 6 up. Sessions: 10-11:30am, 12:30-2pm & 2:30-4pm $20 adults; $12.50 ages 6 to 17; Family Package $80. 706-655-5870.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Exploring Mushrooms
Saturday, May 25, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Explore mushroom natural history, ecology, and lore with Dr. Julia Kerrigan, a mycologist at Clemson University and co-founder of the South Carolina Upstate Mycological Society (SCUMS). Begin in the classroom with an introduction to the kingdom Fungi followed by a walk exploring fascinating fungi in the forest and their roles in the ecosystem. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sunset Boat Tour
Saturdays 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM until Sep 28, 2013 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Dare to venture out in the swamp at night. See which creatures lurk after dark. After the sun sets, see the stars come out & the alligators’ eyes glow bright red with the aid of a spotlight. Sign up at the office; space is limited. $15 - $20. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, May 25, 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 inside 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 Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, May 25, 2013 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is an optional short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, May 25, 2013 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. You have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, May 25, 2013 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join in this group hike as the evening arrives. Be sure to call ahead as space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Southern Gospel Music
Saturday, May 25, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
The Southern Gospel group "Blood Bought" from Toccoa will be at the park's Beach Pavilion for a night of fun and music. Bring your favorite camping chair and join us for a relaxing musical evening. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Visiting Artist Series
Saturdays & Sundays 11 AM - 7 PM until Sep 1, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Each week a different artist or craftsperson will be demonstrating their art or craft and will have samples of their work for sale in the Lodge. The program lasts each weekend from Memorial Day through mid-November. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Blast
Saturday, May 25, 2013 1 PM to 9 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Join in on a full moon paddle, relay races, live music, and much much more! See flyer for more details.  $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 305.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday Evening Concert Series
Saturdays 8 PM - 9 PM until Aug 31, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Some of the best musicians in the area perform a variety of music from Appalachian Mountain, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel music. Saturdays at 8 p.m., Memorial Day Weekend through mid-November. These programs are “pass-the-hat” donations for the musicians. $5 parking. 706-878-4738.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Movie Night
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
We will be showing a movie in the field behind the office, so bring your blankets or chairs and get ready for some fun. We will have popcorn and refreshments for sale. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
War of Jenkins' Ear
Saturday, May 25, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia's role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations. $4.50 - $10 912-353-3023.
  Sunday, May 26, 2013
Radical Reptiles
Sunday, May 26, 2013 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn about the reptiles you can find around the park. World Turtle Day is Thursday, May 23. Please pay at the Park Office. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
75th Celebration Activities
Sunday, May 26, 2013 1 PM to 6 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Outside World Outfitters Boat Demo Day- 8:00am –Noon & 2pm- 6pm at Lake Delanor. FDR Amusement Carnival- 10:00am – 6:00pm at ball field. Grand Opening of Liberty Bell Pool- 10:00am-6:00pm. Sean Rox Drum Circle Concert- 6:00pm- 10:00pm at the Office Amphitheater. Bring your own instruments; all percussion instruments welcome. Some fees. $5 parking. 706 663 4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Fun at Fort Yargo!
Saturday & Sunday 8 PM - 9:15 PM  
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
On Saturday we'll have Night Hike at the park! Meet at the boat ramp in campground 2 by 8 PM. We'll see what animals are out and about after dark and will end the hike with S'mores at the amphitheater located between campgrounds 1 & 2. Night Hike Fee is $5 person, ParkPass not included. No dogs, please! Then on Sunday go kayaking or canoeing at night. Meet at the beach boat dock area by 7 PM and enjoy this ranger led evening paddle on the lake. $5-$15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Searching for Dragons and Damsels
Sunday, May 26, 2013 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Dragonflies and damselflies are some of the most beautiful and beneficial insects in the bug world. They come in many sizes shapes and colors. Join a park ranger on the hunt for these tiny predators, and explore streams, lake and pond. Bring a digital camera and binoculars for the adventure. Ages 10+. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3006.
Twilight Paddle
Sunday, May 26, 2013 7 PM to 9 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 River Walk at High Falls
Sunday, May 26, 2013 10 AM to 11:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn about the ecology and biology of the Towaliga River on this lead 0.5 mile hike on the Falls View Trail. Meet at the Park Office. $4 plus $5 parking. (478) 993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Canoe Tour of High Falls Lake
Sunday, May 26, 2013 2 PM to 4 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Explore a lake-to-creek paddle and experience the changes in wildlife, scenery and your paddling style as we paddle to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Tour will start at Park office. Space is limited. Reservations required. $15 includes boat rental, PDF, and paddle $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
ZZZ's in the Trees - Canopy Camping
Saturday & Sunday 8 PM  
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a tranquil night in the canopy as you lay in your "tree-boat," viewing stars and the full moon. A treetop camp will be established in our secluded climbing tree for an overnight experience. Participants should bring dinner, breakfast and a sleeping bag. Non-climbers allowed to camp. Register in advance. $90 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Outdoor Concerts
Sunday, May 26, 2013 4 PM to 5:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy bonus "Mountain Music" concerts during Memorial Day and 4th of July weekends. The bands will be playing off the front porch of the Vaughan Log cabin, located behind the Park Office. Bring a snack and something to sit on. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Weekend Swim the Warm Springs
Sunday, May 26, 2013 10 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Swim in the historic pools built by Franklin D. Roosevelt as a place for therapy. Normally kept empty for preservation, the shallow pools will be filled with naturally warm spring water. Tickets may be purchased over the phone with credit card. Limited to 80 per session. Reservations suggested. Ages 6 up. Sessions: 10-11:30am, 12:30-2pm & 2:30-4pm $20 adults; $12.50 ages 6 to 17; Family Package $80. 706-655-5870.
Tons of Fun 
Sunday Series: Springwood a Virtual Tour of FDR's New York Home
Sunday, May 26, 2013 1 PM to 1:20 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Take a photographic journey through FDR's family estate by former National Parks Ranger Ashley Aultman. Located in Hyde Park, New York, Springwood was the offical home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt from the time of his birth to his death. $6-$10. 706-655-5870.
Dinner Time
Sunday, May 26, 2013 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Watch as the ranger feeds the reptiles, leaping lizards, chopping turtles, and snakes licking their chops. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Reptiles and Amphibians
Sunday, May 26, 2013 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Discover Georgia's diversity of reptiles and amphibians. Learn from calls, view some of the state's most secretive animals and get close to live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, May 26, 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 Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, May 26, 2013 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Visiting Artist Series
Saturdays & Sundays 11 AM - 7 PM until Sep 1, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Each week a different artist or craftsperson will be demonstrating their art or craft and will have samples of their work for sale in the Lodge. The program lasts each weekend from Memorial Day through mid-November. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Blast
Sunday, May 26, 2013 1 PM to 8 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Join in on a full moon paddle, relay races, live music, and much much more! See flyer for more details.  $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 305.
Tons of Fun 
War of Jenkins' Ear
Sunday, May 26, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia's role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations. $4.50 - $10 912-353-3023.
  Monday, May 27, 2013
Rookery Trip
Monday, May 27, 2013 9 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a park ranger on a field trip to springtime breeding grounds for hundreds of birds. Nesting birds include wood storks, herons, egrets, pelicans, shorebirds, ibis, avocets, stilts and roseate spoonbills. Binoculars available. Limited space, register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Memorial Day Flag Retirement Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2013 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Pine Mountain Boy Scout Troop #40 will be performing a retirement ceremony for the American flag. Guests are welcome to bring flags needing to be retired and may drop their flags off at the FDR State Park Front Desk upon check-in. $5 parking. 706 663 4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia A Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 27, 2013
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, blacksmithing, and soldier's life activities. Musket and cannon firing demonstrations will be presented throughout the day. Start your summer with a BANG here at Fort King George! $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 27, 2013 11 AM to 2 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk
Monday, May 27, 2013 12 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Twilight Paddle
Monday, May 27, 2013 7 PM to 9 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 Memorial Day Family Challenge
Monday, May 27, 2013 10 AM to 12 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Compete with other families in fun mini games for great prizes including free mini golf and canoe rentals. Meet at Lakeside Program Area. $10 per family. $5 parking. (478) 993-3053.
Memorial Day Mountain Hike
Monday, May 27, 2013 9 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Work up an appetite before your holiday cookout. Join a ranger for a 3 mile hike to the top of Panola Mountain. Enjoy views of Atlanta and Stone Mountain. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet in the Nature Center. Register in advance. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Weekend Swim the Warm Springs
Monday, May 27, 2013 10 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Swim in the historic pools built by Franklin D. Roosevelt as a place for therapy. Normally kept empty for preservation, the shallow pools will be filled with naturally warm spring water. Tickets may be purchased over the phone with credit card. Limited to 80 per session. Reservations suggested. Ages 6 up. Sessions: 10-11:30am, 12:30-2pm & 2:30-4pm $20 adults; $12.50 ages 6 to 17; Family Package $80. 706-655-5870.
Tons of Fun 
Painted Buntings
Monday, May 27, 2013 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Keep your eyes open to see one of America's most beautiful birds right here on the park. Join a discussion to learn all about the painted bunting. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Survive Buck Shoals Day Camp
Daily until Thursday, May 30, 2013 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
A 4-day camp for ages 12 and older. Learn and practice basic survival skills. Bob Finke, retired Master Sergeant from the Army Special Forces, will get campers started with basic lessons and then campers practice the skill sets taught. $90 or $100 if paid after May 17. 706-878-3087.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Monday, May 27, 2013 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is an optional short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Monday, May 27, 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 Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, May 27, 2013 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Blast
Monday, May 27, 2013 1 PM to 4 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Join in on a full moon paddle, relay races, live music, and much much more! See flyer for more details.  $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 305.
Tons of Fun 
War of Jenkins' Ear
Monday, May 27, 2013 1 PM to 3 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia's role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations. $4.50 - $10 912-353-3023.
  Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 16 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Thursday, May 30, 2013
Invasive Species
Thursday, May 30, 2013 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get all the details and learn how to spot invasive species in our area that are negatively impacting our native flora and fauna. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
  Friday, May 31, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Morning Bird Walk
Friday, May 31, 2013 8 AM to 9:30 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 
Indoor Basic Archery
Friday, May 31, 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Evening Paddle on Alexander's Lake
Friday, May 31, 2013 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
We will paddle Alexander's Lake in the evening to enjoy the sunset and hear as the night creatures begin to show off. Register and pay in advance to reserve a spot, this program is limited to 15 people. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Big Ferry Trail Guided Hike
Friday, May 31, 2013 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
1:00PM Big Ferry Trail Hike: Join a park ranger for a guided hike, showcasing some of the parks natural and historical features along the trail. Meet at Big Ferry Trailhead $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Toads and Turtles
Friday, May 31, 2013 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Do you know all the differences between reptiles and amphibians? Come and learn all the differences and touch live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, May 31, 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, June 1, 2013
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Saturday, Jun 1, 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 Cave Tour
Saturday, Jun 1, 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 
Get Outdoors Georgia Overlook Hike at Cloudland Canyon
Saturdays & Sundays 10 AM - 11 AM until Jun 30, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike with our Naturalist along the Overlook Trail and enjoy the panoramic vistas that Cloudland Canyon is famous for, with plenty of photo opportunities. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Get Outdoors Georgia Frogs of Georgia
Saturday & Sunday 11 AM - 12 PM until Jun 2, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn the calls of native frogs, learn how to make a toad abode habitat and hike to the pond to look for tadpoles. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $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.
Artifact ID and Day of Discovery
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 10 AM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Archaeologists Dr. Adam King and associates will speak at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Also, a professional archaeologist will be present from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to identify and date artifacts brought in by the public, including points, blades and pottery. $3.50-$5.50 770-387-3747.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 10 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Trek the woodlands with Pine Mountain Trail Association guides through a diverse mixed hardwood forest. Walk ends at the Liberty Bell Pool. There will be transportation to get hikers back to their cars. Meet at the Park Office parking lot on Hwy 190. Moderate 3.4 mile hike. Bring water. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tons of Fun 
Remarkable Reptiles
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a snake. Talk to a turtle. Discover fascinating facts about our local scaly residents. Cement seats. You may want to bring a chair. Meet at amphitheater next to the Park Office. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Alligator Day
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
See live alligators at the Kirbo Interpretive Center. Alligator experts and trappers will be on hand, sharing their knowledge. Lake Walter F. George is a beautiful location to view wildlife and birds. Pontoon Boat rides available throughout the day. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Siege Yargo TrailBlazer Race
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for this adventure race with teams of three people. Racers will paddle, run, mountain bike and face other challenges through this scenic park. Register on www.trailblazerar.com Race fee plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 7 PM to 9 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 High Falls Historic Walk
Saturday, Jun 1, 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 
Kelley Family Bluegrass Concert
Saturday, Jun 1, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Dendrology Tree Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with our naturalist and learn about tree species native to Georgia's Piedmont region. We will learn approximately 25-30 species of trees and how to identify their leaves and bark patterns. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Register in advance and meet at the nature center. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
149th Commemoration of Battle of Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 10 AM to 5 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This event commemorates the Battle of Pickett's Mill, which as been called a "criminal blunder." Watch as a company of the 8th Arkansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment recreates the activities of May 27, 1864. Enjoy musket and cannon demonstrations. $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Civil War History Event 
Bluegrass Concert Series
Saturdays 8 PM - 9:30 PM until Jul 27, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy a free bluegrass concert every week at the Vaughan Log Cabin behind the Park Office. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and let some sweet, sweet music carry your worries away. Click for full schedule. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 9:45 AM to 1:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sunset Boat Tour
Saturdays 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM until Sep 28, 2013 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Dare to venture out in the swamp at night. See which creatures lurk after dark. After the sun sets, see the stars come out & the alligators’ eyes glow bright red with the aid of a spotlight. Sign up at the office; space is limited. $15 - $20. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta REI-National Trails Day Workday
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 8:30 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us in beautifying the trails of lovely Sweetwater Creek State Park as we cut limbs, dig in the dirt, and spread mulch. All ages and abilities are welcome. Registered participants will receive a wicking REI Volunteer t-shirt as well as a coupon. A small lunch will be provided after the project. Volunteers should bring water, work gloves, and wear long pants and closed toed shoes. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Jun 1, 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 inside the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 1, 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 Goin' on a Bug Hunt
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Bring your own insect net and bug jar or borrow one of ours as we go on a bug hunt. Prizes will be given to the children who find the largest and strangest bugs here at the park. We will be starting our hunt at the Nature Hut. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Get Outdoors Georgia Fox Trot
Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 7 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Let a Ranger show you the park's baby foxes. We will meet at the Muscadine Trail Entrance near the Tennis Courts. This program involves a short trail walk so wear closed toed shoes. Bring binoculars or share the park's binoculars. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Visiting Artist Series
Saturdays & Sundays 11 AM - 7 PM until Sep 1, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Each week a different artist or craftsperson will be demonstrating their art or craft and will have samples of their work for sale in the Lodge. The program lasts each weekend from Memorial Day through mid-November. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Saturday Evening Concert Series
Saturdays 8 PM - 9 PM until Aug 31, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Some of the best musicians in the area perform a variety of music from Appalachian Mountain, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel music. Saturdays at 8 p.m., Memorial Day Weekend through mid-November. These programs are “pass-the-hat” donations for the musicians. $5 parking. 706-878-4738.
  Sunday, June 2, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Overlook Hike at Cloudland Canyon
Saturdays & Sundays 10 AM - 11 AM until Jun 30, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike with our Naturalist along the Overlook Trail and enjoy the panoramic vistas that Cloudland Canyon is famous for, with plenty of photo opportunities. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Get Outdoors Georgia Frogs of Georgia
Saturday & Sunday 11 AM - 12 PM  
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Learn the calls of native frogs, learn how to make a toad abode habitat and hike to the pond to look for tadpoles. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Jun 2, 2013 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 16 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 2, 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.
Visiting Artist Series
Saturdays & Sundays 11 AM - 7 PM until Sep 1, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Each week a different artist or craftsperson will be demonstrating their art or craft and will have samples of their work for sale in the Lodge. The program lasts each weekend from Memorial Day through mid-November. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
  Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Junior Ranger Camp
Daily until Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 9 AM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Children 6 yrs. to 12 yrs. are invited to join us for this three-day camp (9am-5pm, Tue, Wed, & Thur) as they work to earn their Junior Ranger badges. The days will be filled with Junior Ranger book activities, boating, learning about wilderness survival, nature-oriented arts and crafts, bird watching, nature and history hikes, and games. $80 includes Junior Ranger book and badge. 770-732-5871.
  Friday, June 7, 2013
Reptiles and Amphibians
Friday, Jun 7, 2013 1 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Discover Georgia's diversity of reptiles and amphibians - 2nd highest in the US. Learn from calls, view some of the state's most secretive animals and get close to live examples. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Art in the Park
Friday, Jun 7, 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, Jun 7, 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.
Critter Call
Friday, Jun 7, 2013 7 PM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
The Department of Natural Resources' Corporal Craig Fulghum will talk about some of Georgia's 80 native mammals. Craig will have plenty of fur pelts and skulls on hand to show us as we learn about habitat and identification. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
  Saturday, June 8, 2013
Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
Saturday, Jun 8, 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 Overlook Hike at Cloudland Canyon
Saturdays & Sundays 10 AM - 11 AM until Jun 30, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike with our Naturalist along the Overlook Trail and enjoy the panoramic vistas that Cloudland Canyon is famous for, with plenty of photo opportunities. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
Remarkable Reptiles
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 10 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a snake. Talk to a turtle. Discover fascinating facts about our local scaly residents. Cement seats. You may want to bring a chair. Meet at amphitheater next to the Park Office. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Get Outdoors Day Forest Ramble
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 1 PM to 2:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your canine or human friend and join us for an easy forest romp. New sights, sounds, and discoveries for all of us. Dogs must be on a 6' leash. Supported by PetSmart of Columbus. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia 5k Trail Run to End Domestic Violence
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 8:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Part of the "Run & See Georgia" Grand Prix Series. Join us for the Inaugural Race To End Domestic Violence 5k Trail Run to benefit the Peace Place Battered Women's Shelter. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bug Beauty Contest
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Learn all about the world of insects and their important role in the environment. Join a ranger on a hike and insect hunt. Prizes will be awarded for the ugliest, prettiest and most unusual bugs. Afterwards, all insect "contestants" will be released. Meet at the nature center. $2 to participate. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 7:15 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join a ranger on a kayak paddle around Fort Yargo's beautiful lake this weekend. This program is open to adults and children 5 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak. Reservations required. $15/person, includes gear. Cash or check only. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Archery Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Jun 8, 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 Girl Scout Wetlands Patch
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Participate in several activites that will help you earn your Wetlands patch (recommended for Girl Scout Juniors). Learn the importance of wetlands by observing wetlands functions and the plants and animals that rely on this environment. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 8:30 PM to 10:30 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 Bug Beauty Contest
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 2 PM to 3 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn all about the world of insects and their role in the environment. Join a ranger on a hike and insect hunt. Prizes will be awarded for the ugliest, prettiest and most unusual bugs. Afterwards, all insect "contestants" will be released. Meet at Lakeside Program area. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Frog Slog
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn how to identify different frogs by their calls and then search for them along the lake. Be prepared to get muddy investigating these wetland creatures. Bring flashlights, bug spray and shoes to get wet. Meet at the swimming pool pavilion. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Laura S. Walker Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 8 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children between the ages of 3 and 12 are welcome to participate. Participating children may fish from 8 am to 11 am. Prizes in various categories will be awarded afterwards. Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Star Talk
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 8:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a relaxing evening among the stars at our amphitheater by the lake. Bring your best star stories and enjoy some s'mores and good company. Donations welcome. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Get Outdoors Georgia Introduction to Fly Casting
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 8:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
You don’t have to wade in a mountain stream to enjoy fly casting. Come see what it’s all about, and you may be as hooked as the fish you catch! If you have your own fly rod, bring it; if not, come on anyway. We’ll have extras. Register by June 20. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Bluegrass Concert Series
Saturdays 8 PM - 9:30 PM until Jul 27, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy a free bluegrass concert every week at the Vaughan Log Cabin behind the Park Office. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and let some sweet, sweet music carry your worries away. Click for full schedule. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Rosie The Riveter
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 11 AM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Actress and teacher Carol Cain will portray "Rosie the Riveter". Also, living history with President Roosevelt reading his D-Day prayer. Kellys Zeroes will display WWII artifacts. A Bob Hope re-enactor will meet and greet guiests. $10 - $14. 706-655-5870.
Tons of Fun 
Painted Buntings
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Keep your eyes open to see one of America's most beautiful birds right here on the park. Join a discussion to learn all about the painted bunting. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sunset Boat Tour
Saturdays 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM until Sep 28, 2013 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Dare to venture out in the swamp at night. See which creatures lurk after dark. After the sun sets, see the stars come out & the alligators’ eyes glow bright red with the aid of a spotlight. Sign up at the office; space is limited. $15 - $20. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Jun 8, 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 inside 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 Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is an optional short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 8, 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.
Eyes on Owls
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 4 PM to 5 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at the Nature Hut to learn about our night time friends, hear their calls, and make a pine-cone owl with the Naturalist. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Get Outdoors Georgia Snakes Alive
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 7 PM to 8:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Ever wonder what snakes do during the winter? Don Burdick, a local snake expert, will have his snake collection at the Beach Pavilion. So come and join us to learn about these fascinating critters and get answers to your snake questions. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Visiting Artist Series
Saturdays & Sundays 11 AM - 7 PM until Sep 1, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Each week a different artist or craftsperson will be demonstrating their art or craft and will have samples of their work for sale in the Lodge. The program lasts each weekend from Memorial Day through mid-November. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Saturday Evening Concert Series
Saturdays 8 PM - 9 PM until Aug 31, 2013 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Some of the best musicians in the area perform a variety of music from Appalachian Mountain, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel music. Saturdays at 8 p.m., Memorial Day Weekend through mid-November. These programs are “pass-the-hat” donations for the musicians. $5 parking. 706-878-4738.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 8 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Wolf Creek will be stocked with plenty of trout to be tempted by anglers 12 and younger. Prizes will be given to the lucky ticket holders. Adults must be accompanied with the children that will be fishing at the registration tent prior to fishing. A limited amount of fishing poles will be loaned out. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, June 9, 2013
Get Outdoors Georgia Overlook Hike at Cloudland Canyon
Saturdays & Sundays 10 AM - 11 AM until Jun 30, 2013 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike with our Naturalist along the Overlook Trail and enjoy the panoramic vistas that Cloudland Canyon is famous for, with plenty of photo opportunities. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 706-801-7275.
The Burning of Darien: We know how... but why?
Sunday, Jun 9, 2013 3 PM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
This is a FREE event that takes place just down the road from Fort King George at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church. This lecture is part of the Sesquecentennial observation of the Burning of Darien. 912-437-4770.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk
Sunday, Jun 9, 2013 8 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Beat the Heat Nature Hike
Sunday, Jun 9, 2013 8 AM to 9:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join us for a 1.5-mile hike to view nature at its finest in the morning. Meet at park office.; $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia High Falls Historic Walk
Sunday, Jun 9, 2013 11 AM to 12:15 PM
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 
 

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