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Saturday, September 27, 2014

River Clean Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 5 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join our river cleanup with Rivers Alive and the Cooperative Extension Office. We will clean along the water way and remove trash from fishing areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. 912-882-5256.
Help Dress Up The Park at Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join volunteers at the park to help dress up the park entrance and visitor center with native plants and shrubs. Learn more about the newly organized Friends group and stay later for the bluegrass festival! 678-450-7226.
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Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 12 PM to 7 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us for an afternoon in the park with live old time music, arts and crafts vendors and good food. This will be Don Carter State Park's second annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Kid's Fish Fest - State Parks Day Program
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 11 AM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Come join us for our annual kid's fish fest. This is a time for the future generation to enjoy the outdoors. This year we have plenty to do. From a bounce house, to canoe races, snakes and turtles, and face painting there's fun for everyone. We will have hotdogs, snow cones, candy, and much more. 706-359-3458.
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Lake Franklin Adventure --Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Discover our hidden jewel, 25-acre Lake Franklin. Fish from the banks. Test your paddling skills on the water. Picnic under a shady oak. Make a fabulous fish craft project. No Fishing License Required. Bait and drinks will be available for purchase. Meet at Small Group Camp past Roosevelt Stables off Kings Gap Road. $5 ages 10 and older. $8 for kayak or canoe rental. 706-663-4858.
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Stable Volunteer Roundup – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
It’s a cinch! Help the stable staff get ready for the fall riding season by clearing trails. Wear closed toe shoes and dress to get dirty. Bring picnic lunch/drinks and a water bottle. Meet at Roosevelt Stables. Geared towards ages 12 and up. 706-628-7463.
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Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for an evening of star talks, star maps, and night sky viewing. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on grassy field. Meet at the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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River Bank and Trail Clean-Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come out and enjoy a day volunteering at one of Georgia's best kept secrets. River bank and nature trail clean up to help beautify your park. Bring your gloves and any hand tools you feel may help. Lunch provided. 229-838-4244.
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Fence and Garden Projects -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Help reconstruct the vine fence or work on the raised vegetable garden in the yard of the new Scottish house. Also, our nature trail is in need of trimming over-hanging limbs. Bring your work gloves and hat. 912-437-4770.
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Re-thatch an Indian Hut -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visitors can help re-thatch the American Indian chickee hut. 912-437-4770.
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Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
By helping us maintain our park, you are saving your local natural resources that are irreplaceable. Volunteers will be working on the preservation of their state parks, and as a thank you to our volunteers, will be providing lunch for their hard work. No fees required for Historic Site Admission. 912-727-2339.
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Volunteer at the Fort Work Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Bring your blue tee shirt (from last year), work clothes, work gloves, sun block, bug spray and some enthusiasm to help the staff clean up the fort and grounds. Refreshments provided. 912-884-5999.
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Trail Clean Up & Pollinator Garden- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will pick up trash along the trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower. We will also be building a garden for pollinating insects as part of an effort to rebuild the native Monarch butterfly population. 706-422-1932.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a peaceful ranger-lead lake paddle. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Enjoy the setting sun during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided. Please sign up early as space is limited. $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Trail Clean Up-Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Fort Yargo staff in volunteering on our site working on the mountain bike and hiking trails, cleaning up the lakeshore, and working on erosion sites as we make the park better for our visitors. Bring gloves, shovels, loppers, or any other tools you may have. Meet at the Old Fort at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided. We will also have t-shirts. 770-867-3489.
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Heritage Farm Fixer-Upper: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
We need your help as we tidy up the grounds,buildings, and pondshore at the General Coffee State Park Heritage Farm. We will be repairing fences, working in the vegetable garden, cleaning up in the pastures, and organizing equipment. Bring work gloves and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Tools provided. Meet at farm parking area. 912-384-7082.
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George L. Smith Volunteer Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 1 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come out and pitch in as we observe Your State Parks Day by doing beautification work projects throughout the park. T-shirts, water bottles, and other give-away items will be offered throughout the morning. 478-763-2759.
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Bass 'n Trash Roundup
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
We will have volunteer opportunities for all who want to help keep our park beautiful. Also, we will have a Kids Fishing Rodeo at Gum Creek that will end at Noon. From there families can go to Cypress Grill to enjoy lunch specials & entertainment. 229-276-2371.
Prayers for Chloe Golf Tournament & Fundraiser
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 11 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Please come to Georgia Veterans Park for this wonderful event. Ms. Chloe Kendrick recently had surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor. Proceeds will go to assist with her medical care. $100 per team for golf. $5 Cypress cover charge donation $5 parking. 229-276-2377.
Cottage Porch Swings - Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Volunteers will assist Park Staff with putting up Outdoor Porch Swings at our 5 Cottages overlooking Brazell's Creek Golf Course. Work will consist of putting support timbers together, leveling timbers, filling holes with dirt and bag concrete and installing swings. 912-557-7744.
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Beach House Beautification
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park volunteers and help re-furbish the beach house, located at the public beach area. The interior of the beach house will be re-painted, and there will also be landscaping work to do trimming and pruning shrubs and small trees along the edge of the beach house. 706-557-3001.
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Power House Clean-Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Help us clean up around the old power house, remove weeds, and repair the fence. We will have some tools available but feel free to bring your own. 478-993-3053.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Work Day and Celebration - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
In recognition of Your State Parks Day volunteers are needed to help clean up the site entrance. There will also be a celebration of our sites expanded days of operation. 912-264-7333.
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Junior Angler Fishing Rodeo and Lake Cleanup
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:15 AM to 2 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Each fish caught makes you a prize-winning angler! Participants ages 15 and younger are welcome with an adult. Please bring poles, tackle and chairs. Participants, parents, and volunteers will be picking up trash along the lake and around the park during and after the rodeo to help keep the park beautiful. 770-504-2277.
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Outdoor Adventure Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Enjoy a day on the water with the kids' fishing event and canoe instruction. On land, a live reptile show will be offered. Children can learn more about hunter’s safety at the archery range, BB gun range and the laser shooting system. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. Volunteers will have a chance to help with our future Wildilfe Garden. 706-857-0826.
Fall Farm & Garden Cleanup
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Show your support for state parks and historic sites by joining volunteers caring for the vegetable, herb, and flower gardens and the historical farm buildings and furnishings at an authentic middle Georgia plantation. Work gloves are recommended. Extra herbs can be taken home to start a new garden. 478-986-5172.
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Kolomoki Festival Clean-up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 5 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Come out and volunteer in preparation for our 44th Annual Kolomoki Festival. Activities will include mowing,weed-eating,trimming limbs, picking up limbs, and cleaning restrooms. Meet at the mini-golf course in day use area. 229-724-2150.
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Lakeside Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a volunteer workday to remove the overgrowth of brush and vegetation around Laura Walker lake. This will create more access to the lake for fishing opportunities as well as beautify the park. 912-287-4900.
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Your "FRIENDS" State Parks Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 2 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
The Friends of Little Ocmulgee will be looking for some volunteers to make the park look great. This beautification project will include "vamping" up an old flower bed and turning it into a beautiful butterfly garden. Don't forget to bring a shovel or rake. All your hard work will be rewarded with refreshments. 229-868-7474.
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Meet the Animals and History Hike - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 11 AM to 8 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Get to know Little O. You can meet some of the parks educatonal animals and watch them being fed. You have questions, I've got answers, stop by the info booth and pick up a free prize. Did you know that Little Ocmulge is one of the oldest parks in Georgia? Find out how the park got started as a spa resort and more while on a history hike. $1. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
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Cache In; Trash Out (CITO) - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Support Magnolia Springs by joining geocachers in cleaning up the park. Bring your gloves and paintbrushes. Meet at the Park Office. 478-982-1660.
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Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Kids, we’re stocking a special area with fish just so you can catch dinner for the family tonight. Friends of Mistletoe State Park will be on hand with a quick lunch for anglers and raffle prizes. Kids ages 15 and under. Fish from the bank only; bring your own pole and tackle; no fishing license required. $5. 706-541-0321.
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State Parks Day - Volunteer Trails Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Get out, get fit, and make a difference! Volunteers are needed to join the park staff in cleaning the trails at Mistletoe. We’ll pick up trash, trim the paths as needed, and removed fallen trees where we are able. This is a great service project for organizations, and a bonding time for parents and their teenagers. Please bring your own tools. 706-541-0321.
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Get Outdoors Trail Maintenance --
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Volunteers will help clean up and cut back overgrown vegetation on the hiking trails. 706-947-3194.
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Landscaping New Echota - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Join the Friends of New Echota members, other volunteers and staff as we work to improve New Echota with various landscaping and trails projects throughout the park. We'll began at 9:30 a.m. and work until 12:30 p.m.. A hot dog lunch will be provided by Friends of New Echota and tours of historic New Echota will be available throughout the day. 706-624-1321.
Grassland Restoration Planting -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for the third year of native wildflower planting at a significant grassland restoration area on the park. If all the plants get planted, volunteers can try their hand at removing non-native Privet and Autumn Olive from the site. Meet at the Alexander's Lake Parking area to sign in. Please call to pre-register. 770-389-7801.
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Trail Maintenance - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Help with controlling erosion on the Site's Historic Red and Blue Trails. Breaks and Buffers will be used to direct water away from the walking trails. We will also be installing a POLLINATOR GARDEN to benefit butterflies. There will be something for the whole family to participate in. A chance to help further preserve this unique battlefield. Volunteers get in free. 770-443-7850.
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Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Fall is a busy time at the homestead. Enjoy toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking, contests, and more. (Parking fee waived on Sept. 27 - Your State Parks Day.) $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Trails and Trowels -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 12 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Are your hands still nice and clean? You can change that by getting dirty with landscaping and cutting down bushes at our Save Your State Parks Day. Meet at Picnic Shelter 3 at 8 a.m. Lunch will be provided at noon. 229-896-3551.
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State Parks Day means Free Disc Golf Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
In honor of Your State Parks Day, Richard B. Russell State Park invites you to try a round of Disc Golf on us. 706-213-2045.
State Parks Day Nature Hike
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Meet in the beach parking at the trailhead to Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. Park Volunteer Biologist and Naturalist, Elizabeth Hill, will guide you on a 1-hour hike along Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. She will discuss the flora, fauna, ecology and history of Richard B. Russell State Park and Lake. 706-213-2045.
State Parks Day Nature Hike
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Meet in the beach parking at the trailhead to Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. Park Volunteer Biologist and Naturalist, Elizabeth Hill, will guide you on a 1-hour hike along Blackwell Bridge Nature Trail. She will discuss the flora, fauna, ecology and history of Richard B. Russell State Park and Lake. 706-213-2045.
Your State Parks Day - Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Volunteers are being sought to help pressure wash the bridge and sidewalks on the drive into the Historic Site. We want to enlist your support to help with this project. Equipment will be provided. You may get wet, bring an extra set of clothes or shoes. Come for an hour or make a day of it. Volunteers will receive free admission/ $7-12. 706-655-5870.
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Special Excursion - "The Peanut Festival Special"
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
All aboard for a wonderful adventure with fun, food and lots of peanuts. Vendors with arts and crafts will fill the park as you step off the train. You can also ride to the Boyhood Farm for an additional fee. 229-276-0755.
Your State Parks Day - Campground Cleanup and Landscaping
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
We will continue clearing brush and debris from campsites to create more waterfront sites. We may also install horseshoe pits and landscape the miniature golf course. Please bring gloves, rakes, clippers, and other landscaping tools. 229-861-3137.
Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 to Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 - 9 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Please register by Friday, Sept. 26th. 912-598-2300.
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Invasive Species Removal
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Get outdoors and help to hack and squirt these trees that are putting pressure on our native plants. Please register by Friday, Sept. 26th. 912-598-2300.
Georgia State Parks Volunteer Service Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Friends of Smithgall Woods invites volunteers out to the park to participate in volunteer projects and if new to the park, learn about volunteer projects that are available. 706-878-3087.
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Park Clean-up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Come show your support of Stephen C. Foster State Park by participating in a park clean-up and beautification project. 912-637-5274.
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Sweetwater Creek Cleanup -- Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park staff and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" volunteers as we clean up the Sparks reservoir and hiking trails. We will be cleaning the lake by canoe and kayak and also from the banks. You will also have an opportunity to clean the banks of lovely Sweetwater Creek. Bring gloves and pickup tools. 770-732-5871.
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Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 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 ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are w/adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Stargazer Paddle
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for this evening paddle on the Sparks Reservoir. We will watch the sun set and then search the sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars as night arrives. This program is for anyone over 17 who can swim. Binoculars recommended. Includes choice of canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. Meet at the Bait Shop. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Mulch at Tallulah Gorge State Park
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Tallulah Gorge is one of the oldest geological features in North America and one of the seven wonders of Georgia. Over 300,000 visitors hike our trails each year. Spend "Your State Parks Day" working alongside "Friends" of Tallulah Gorge spreading mulch on our trails. Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 706-754-7981.
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"Your State Parks Day" Geo-Caching Event
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This official event listed on www.geocaching.com will be geared to beginning and advanced geocachers alike. Spend time learning topics such as how to use equipment, tips on seeking caches, geocaching etiquette, and details of Georgia Parks' series of caches. Participants can search for two new caches to be hidden on the day of the event. Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park Event. 706-754-7981.
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Pancakes on the Veranda -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 11 AM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Join us for pancakes on the veranda to celebrate Your State Parks Day. Each plate includes pancakes, bacon or sausage, coffee and orange juice. $7 per plate. 706-356-4362.
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Your State Parks Day - Canoe Races
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Ages 12 and up are invited to join us for canoe races in the cove right behind the park's Visitor Center. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and prizes will be given to the winner of each race. Races are age specific and we will finish off with a Family Race. 706-356-4362.
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Shore Clean Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Help keep Lake Hartwell clean and participate in our annual shore cleanup. Check in at the park's Visitors Center to pick up clean-up equipment and to get an assignment. 706-356-4362.
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Outdoor Adventure Day -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Activities geared for kids and adults of all ages, including camping, hiking, trout fishing, fly tying and casting, airgun shooting, archery and skeet shooting. Live native Georgia wildlife shows will be featured. 706-878-4738.
Your State Parks Day Golf Tournament at Highland Walk
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Attention Golfers! Make plans to participate in Highland Walk's golf tournament in celebration of Your State Parks Day. It will be a 4-person team at 8 AM (No handicaps). All golfers welcome so bring the family out and play! $50 per person. (Includes prizes, greens fee and cart) 706-245-6770.
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Spruce up the Signs at Victoria Bryant
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join the staff and volunteers at Victoria Bryant State Park for a day of putting up new signs in the park with lunch provided afterwords. Take the opportunity to learn more about how you can get involved with Friends of Victoria Bryant State Park. 706-245-6270.
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Lake Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join in on an park clean-up day along the Lake Trail. Crews will clean the trail by picking up trash and trimming trees. Please register by calling the park office. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Your State Parks Day - Tabby Ruins and Jones Narrows Clean Up
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Wormsloe Historic Site in clearing brush and collecting firewood for Your State Parks Day. Dress comfortably. Work gloves will be provided. Walk-in volunteers are also welcome. Please register by Sept. 26th. Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Kayak/Canoe Tour of Lake Blackshear
Sunday 9 AM - 11 AM  
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Enjoy an easy guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks or canoes. We'll look for alligators, herons and egrets. Register in advance. Meet at Visitor's Center. Subject to change due to weather. $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Harvest at the Homestead
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Fall is a busy time at the homestead. Enjoy toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking, contests, and more. (Parking fee waived on Sept. 27 - Your State Parks Day.) $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View)
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Georgia State University professor Nancy Floyd, the artist-in-residence at Sweetwater Creek State Park, as we learn about Composition and Point of View. You don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures. A simple point-and-shoot will do. Bring your manual. This class offers easy instructions, classroom time and a hike in the woods. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 18 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side which will include a visit to the "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pickleball 101
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Looking for a fun physical education activity? Come play pickleball – a combination of ping pong and tennis that is played with wooden paddles and a wiffle ball. Recommended for ages 10+ Wear tennis shoes and bring a bottle of water. Tennis courts located off Red Top Mountain Road near the Visitor Center. $5 parking. 770-529-2304.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Peanut Express
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel west to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. We will not stop at the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum on April 15th as the museum will be closed. Extra layover time will be allotted in Plains. 229-276-0755.
Walk on the Unicoi Turnpike for National Trails Day
Every week 9 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This walking tour of Hardman Farm features the Unicoi Turnpike, one of 16 historic trails in the U.S. designated as a "Millenium Trail." The Unicoi Turnpike, completed in 1819, was built over what may be the oldest road in Georgia. The "Unicoi Road" was a trade route used by native Americans at least since 1682, but likely much earlier. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and over, $7 for youth 6-17 and $3 for children under age 6, plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Friday, October 3, 2014

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 3, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. As we stroll through moss laden Live Oak trees hear the stories of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here. There will be tales of recent ghost sightings, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Oct 3, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs, across the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Birds of Prey
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Winged Ambassadors and Master Falconer Dale Arrowood will give you the rare and exhilarating opportunity of coming face-to-face with these breathtaking animals. $5.00 per person, or Program free with camping receipt. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Walking Tour: Haunted Dahlonega's Spirits, Legends & Lore
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Boo! Join this leisurely walking tour to learn about haunted Dahlonega and the town's rich gold history. Tour run by Friends of Dahlonega Gold Museum. Tours last one hour. $10. 706-864-2257.
Skills of the Past
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come see demonstrations of primitive skills that were essential to the Native Americans of the Southeast in prehistoric times. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Molly Hugger Hike
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Pine Mountain Trail Association for a trek along the ridge ending at Molly Hugger Hill Parking Lot. Geared towards ages 10 & up. PMT will help with transportation back to car. Meet at Fox Den Cove Parking Lot along Hwy 190; 5.0 moderate miles; bring water & snack. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring a chair and enjoy music from the NGFD Assoc. and an unbelievable fall view off Pine Mountain ridge. Appalachian lap dulcimers and assorted other acoustical instruments will be highlighted. Meet behind the Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Music & Dancing On the Mountain- National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with our Randy & Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. Bring a chair or cushion. Cement seating. Meet at the rock amphitheater next to the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Morning Canoe
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-lead lake paddle around the lake. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Explore the lake during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided. Please sign up early as space is limited. $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a peaceful ranger-lead lake paddle. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Enjoy the setting sun during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided. Please sign up early as space is limited. $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Large groups need reservations: 404-413-6024. 706-557-3001.
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Astronomy Day - Night Time Paddle
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Astronomy Day is an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. Join us on this paddle to view the sunset, and the night time sky, as we enjoy the various constellations. Pre-registration Required, space is limited. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Come “let off some steam” by blowing the whistle atop the Jarrell Plantation ‘Mill Complex’, a signal used to communicate between Jarrell’s manning different work positions throughout the mill. See our stationary steam engine in action and experience live steam that puts into motion this important provider of mechanical energy in America's past. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike - National Trails Day!
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 6 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us on National Trails Day for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Please call to register in advance. Groups of 10 or more must register for a private hike. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Geology Day
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon 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.
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Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Watch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass. SATURDAY EVENING ONLY: Special candle-light tour in honor of the 150th commemoration. Register here: http://friendsofgastateparks.org/index.php/red-top-mountain/item/790-allatoona-pass-nighttime-guided-tours Tours start times are: 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm, 9 pm. $10 per person. Experience what the soldiers felt the night before the battle. 770-975-0055.
Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Watch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass. SATURDAY EVENING ONLY: Special candle-light tour in honor of the 150th commemoration. Register here: http://friendsofgastateparks.org/index.php/red-top-mountain/item/790-allatoona-pass-nighttime-guided-tours Tours start times are: 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm, 9 pm. $10 per person. Experience what the soldiers felt the night before the battle. 770-975-0055.
2nd Annual Little White House Fall Craft Festival
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Celebrate the first days of autumn with us. We are seeking vendors who want to showcase and sell their arts, crafts, jams, jellies, woodwork and pottery in our 2nd Annual Festival. $50 booth fee for the weekend. Call or email for application and guidlines. 706-655-5870.
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Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
First-Visit Tour
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM until Dec 6, 2014 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are w/adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Eastside Night Hike
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile evening hike to the beautiful east side of the park where we will climb the East Ridge, visit the "Indian Cave" and hike to other seldom-visited areas. This hike is open to anyone 16 years and older. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. Dogs not permitted on this hike. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs, across the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Basics of Hunting In Coastal Georgia
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Are you thinking about becoming a hunter, but don't know where to begin? Come learn the basics of hunting from a State Game Warden. Learn when and where to hunt and what equipment you will need. Have all your questions answered by a professional. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Pup and Cat 5k Walk/Run/Hike
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Pup and Cat Co. will be conducting a 5k fundraising walk/run/hike for participants with their dogs. $5 parking. 678-420-4383.
Kayak/Canoe Tour of Lake Blackshear
Every week 9 AM to 11 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Enjoy an easy guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks or canoes. We'll look for alligators, herons and egrets. Register in advance. Meet at Visitor's Center. Subject to change due to weather. $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Watch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass. SATURDAY EVENING ONLY: Special candle-light tour in honor of the 150th commemoration. Register here: http://friendsofgastateparks.org/index.php/red-top-mountain/item/790-allatoona-pass-nighttime-guided-tours Tours start times are: 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm, 9 pm. $10 per person. Experience what the soldiers felt the night before the battle. 770-975-0055.
For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 18 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Photography 101 (Class 1-Lighting)
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Georgia State University professor Nancy Floyd, the artist-in-residence at Sweetwater Creek, as we learn about lighting. You don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures. A simple point-and-shoot will do. Bring your manual. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full Moon Paddle
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a paddle on Tallulah Lake under a full moon. Space is limited be sure to call and reserve your spot. Children must be 8 or older and no pets. Max number of people per a canoe 2 adults and one child. Children under 15 must have an adult in their canoe. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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CANCELED -- Sapelo Island Birding Adventure
Daily until Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 3 PM to 5 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
CANCELED. This adventure features birding with expert ornithologists around a barrier island. Habitats include open fields, maritime forests, marshes and beaches. On October 9, an optional kayak trip is available to participants interested in spending more time on Sapelo Island. $299 - $599 depending on Reynold's Mansion accommodations. 912-485-2299.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs, across the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin
Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 5 PM to 6 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Dr. Charlie Belin, one of the foremost experts of Marsh Ecology in the region, as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe and provides a fascinating look into the plant and animal life that call Wormsloe home. Register in advance. Tour Begins at 5 PM. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Walk on the Unicoi Turnpike for National Trails Day
Every week 9 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This walking tour of Hardman Farm features the Unicoi Turnpike, one of 16 historic trails in the U.S. designated as a "Millenium Trail." The Unicoi Turnpike, completed in 1819, was built over what may be the oldest road in Georgia. The "Unicoi Road" was a trade route used by native Americans at least since 1682, but likely much earlier. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and over, $7 for youth 6-17 and $3 for children under age 6, plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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"Ruins to Rapids" Almost Full Moon Hike
Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5 mile ranger-led hike is rated "moderate" and follows the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek to the Civil War-era mill ruins of New Manchester (as seen in "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). Hike will be cancelled if it is raining. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs allowed. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation. As we stroll through moss laden Live Oak trees hear the stories of plantation owners and the African-Americans who worked here. There will be tales of recent ghost sightings, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Lowcountry rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
All new this year, pirates are attacking Ravenwood! The townsfolk need your help defending against a raggedy band of pirates looking for stolen treasure. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at: https://sites.google.com/a/friendschapters.org/friends-of-red-top-mountain-state-park/2014-haunted-hayrides $10 per person $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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"Almost-Full Moon" Night Paddle
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an evening of enchantment as we paddle the lake at night under the light of the moon. You will have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Limited to 12 people who can swim and are 18 yrs. or older. A flashlight is required. Call for reservations. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 9 PM to 11 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs, across the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Fall Hayrides & Campfires
Saturdays 2 PM - 6 PM until Nov 1, 2014 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Happy Falll y'all! Go on a hayride through the park and around the field of wildflowers by the pond. What better way to spend a fall day and see the colors. Then join us at the campfire. S'mores and hot-dogs and other concessions will be for sale. Hayrides leave every hour on the hour and last about 45 min and leave from the Interpretive Center. $5 adults; $3 children; 2 & under FREE $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Walking Tour: Haunted Dahlonega's Spirits, Legends & Lore
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 7 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Boo! Join this leisurely walking tour to learn about haunted Dahlonega and the town's rich gold history. Tour run by Friends of Dahlonega Gold Museum. Tours last one hour. $10. 706-864-2257.
Fall Ramble Hike
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet up with the park naturalist. Investigate fall flora and fauna along parts of Mountain Creek Trail. 1.0 mile. Easy. Bring water and a friend. Meet next to the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Morning Canoe
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a ranger-lead lake paddle around the lake. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Explore the lake during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided. Please sign up early as space is limited. $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride and S'mores
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for a narrated wagon ride through the park at sunset. We will end the evening at the campfire and make s'mores. Please make sure to bundle up. Sign up early as space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Dirty Spokes Trail Running Race Series
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 7 AM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
The Dirty Spokes running race series includes four state parks: Red Top Mountain, Unicoi, Fort Yargo and Victoria Bryant. Dates and distances vary. Visit www.dirtyspokes.com to register. Fee plus $5 parking. 404-310-3628.
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River Canoe Trip
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
The park will be hosting a river canoe trip to one of our local rivers. All participants need to have at least moderate experienced in a canoe and must be able to swim. Minimum age for trip is 12 years old. This trip is currently planned for a 8 mile stretch of the Satilla River. Please see additional description for more details. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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American Girl Doll 1800s History Party
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Girls bring their historical doll and learn about girls life in the 1800's with stories, games, picnic, and make a toy for their doll. Then explore 1800s houses for clues to child life in the past. Reservations required. 478-986-5172. $10. 478-986-5172.
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43rd Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Enjoy a community event for the entire family at the annual Kolomoki Festival. The festival hosts a variety of Native American Demonstrators, arts and crafts vendors, musical entertainment, dance performances, boat tours, delicious food vendors, a parade, and so much more! The event is sponsored by the Friends of Kolomoki Mounds. Additional Fees may apply for various attractions during the festival $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Family Fall Fest
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 3 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Welcome fall with our 17th annual Fall Festival featuring a pumpkin scavenger hunt, scarecrow hunt, face painting, children's games, marshmallow roasting, hayrides, cake walk, fall crafts, storyteller and Birds of Prey program $10 per vehicle. 706-541-0321.
Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
You may have heard about Panola Mountain's unique ecology, but are you ready to discover some of the mountain's lesser-known history? Join our expert tracker and guide to head off the trail and explore Panola's hidden cemeteries, whiskey stills, beaver dams, and more. Hike is strenuous, 6+ miles. Must register in advance. Ages 14 and older. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
All new this year, pirates are attacking Ravenwood! The townsfolk need your help defending against a raggedy band of pirates looking for stolen treasure. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at: https://sites.google.com/a/friendschapters.org/friends-of-red-top-mountain-state-park/2014-haunted-hayrides $10 per person $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Fall Celebration
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 12 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy the natural beauty of the season with hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, hayrides through the park, traditional craft vendors, mountain music, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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"Rivers Alive" Cleanup
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Rivers Alive is Georgia's annual waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in GA. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia's water resources. We will be cleaning up around Sweetwater Creek and Sparks Reservoir as well as from kayaks and canoes if possible. Register in advance. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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