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  Friday, April 18, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter Egg Hunt - Ages 0-5
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring your kids ages 0 to 5 to Crooked River's Egg Hunt. Limited participation, early wristband purchase available. $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Flashlight Egg Hunt - Family Hunt
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring your family, friends, flashlights and baskets to Crooked River's Egg Hunt in the Dark. Limited participation, early wristband purchase available. Entertainment and music will be provided by Camden DJ! $3.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 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. $15 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, April 19, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs, and they are waiting for you. Children bring your own basket, join the fun and search for a few. Little hunters will have their own small patch; and if we are lucky, there may be a surprise visit by the Easter Bunny. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Earth Day Bark In The Park
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your canine friend and join us for an easy Earth Day forest romp. New sounds, sights, and discoveries for all of us! Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. You do not have to have a pet to walk with us. Everyone is welcome! Supported by the Columbus area Petsmart. Meet next to the Trading Post; Bring water. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Festival By The Lake
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Want to spend a day by the lake? Enjoy our festival with craft vendors, food vendors, games and entertainment. Boat rides will be departing on the hour. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter Egg Hunt at Florence Marina
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Children can bring their baskets and hunt for eggs and prizes, while the giant Easter Bunny will be on hand. Enjoy our Festival By The Lake with craft vendors, food vendors, games and entertainment. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join us for an Easter egg hunt at Fort Yargo at the Turtle Creek Trail. The trail begins at the tennis court area. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Georgia Veterans Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Come join us for one of the biggest Easter egg hunts around. Over 3,000 eggs will be available for children to find, each with a treat inside. More Easter activities will be taking place throughout the day. Call for more information. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 8:30 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Eggs hunts are no long for the day. Bring your Easter basket and get ready to search for over 1,000 glowing eggs under the moon light. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Earth Day and Spring EGGtravanganza
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 9 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Earth Day is just around the corner, so spend the day learning about Mother Earth. Programs include guided hikes, recycled crafts, wildlife presentations, and stick around that afternoon for an Easter Egg hunt. During the evening we will be hosting a Campfire, so bring your best skits, songs, and of course Marshmallows $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Baskets, Eggs and Rabbits
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Ages 3 - 10 will create their own Easter baskets then go on a egg scavenger hunt looking for clues through the woods. We will finish with the 4-H Bunny Club sharing their rabbits. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring Butterfly Hike
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join a park ranger when many flowers are in bloom and butterflies like hairstreaks and zebra swallowtails abound. Meet at the Park Nature Center. Hike is a rugged 2-mile loop. Bring a digital camera. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wilderness First Aid
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. Based on the American Heart Assoc. first aid model. Taught by a retired NPS ranger/paramedic. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM – Apr 19, 2014 until May 31, 2014 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a tour of historic Billy's Island. This island was home to Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen for thousands of years. We will take a boat out to the island and hike the short trail, about 3/4 of a mile, and view some of the relics left from times past. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Suwannee River Visitor Center's Eggstraordinary Easter
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 1 PM to 5 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
The afternoon will be full of games, live animal programs and, of course, an Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will begin at 2 p.m., but come early to make a milk jug into an Easter basket. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Apr 19, 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 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 Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a short visit inside the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 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 12 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia "Park Nights, City Lights" Night Hike
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile night hike to the beautiful east side of the park where we will hike to the "Indian Cave" and climb the East Ridge to view the Atlanta skyline. This hike is open to anyone 16 years and older. A flashlight and sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Registration required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Wildflower Walk (Earth Day Event)
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
This guided wildflower walk through the Appalachian forest will highlight Jack-in-the pulpits, trilliums, wild azaleas and many other flowering plants. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
  Sunday, April 20, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Earth Day River Paddle – Low-Tide Paddle
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Celebrate Earth Day with a Paddle on Crooked River. This low-tide, four-mile loop paddle is great for beginners. Space is limited, registration required. $25-$35 per person. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
  Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, April 25, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Forest Night Life Hike
Friday, Apr 25, 2014 7:30 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring your flashlight and walking shoes for this short mile hike to the falls under the moon. We will also discover how nocturnal creatures live in the dark woods. Meet at the Park Office. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Friday, Apr 25, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve on your basic archery skills and challenge yourself to work on farther distances. Meet at the cart barn by Alexander Lake. Students must attend basic archery class 3 times. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 25, 2014 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. $15 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, April 26, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Snakes Alive
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Ranger will teach about some of the local snake species and their benefits to the park. Participants will also learn about non-native snakes and how they affect the environment. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Gone Riding Mountain Biking Event: Georgia State Championship Series
Saturday & Sunday 7:30 AM - 2 PM from Apr 26, 2014 until Apr 27, 2014 
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Fort Yargo is pleased to announce the return of the Gone Riding Mountain Biking Event: Georgia State Championship Series event. www.goneriding.com $5 parking. 352-873-9279.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Canoe Tour of High Falls Lake
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 6 PM to 8:30 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
How are we to celebrate earth day if we don't know how to take care of it? Come enjoy a brisk hike along our fitness trail as our naturalist talks about leave no trace and taking care of our mother Earth. Later on that afternoon, kids will have a chance to catch one of Mother Earths animals in our Fishing Rodeo. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM – Apr 26, 2014 until May 31, 2014 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a tour of historic Billy's Island. This island was home to Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen for thousands of years. We will take a boat out to the island and hike the short trail, about 3/4 of a mile, and view some of the relics left from times past. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderately strenuous 2-mile hike with elevation changes will visit several beautiful areas to admire our early spring woodland wildflowers. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Apr 26, 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 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 Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, April 27, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Snakes Alive
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 1 PM to 2 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Ranger will teach about some of the local snake species and their benefits to the park. Participants will also learn about non-native snakes and how they affect the environment. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Gone Riding Mountain Biking Event: Georgia State Championship Series
Saturday & Sunday 7:30 AM - 2 PM from Apr 27, 2014 
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Fort Yargo is pleased to announce the return of the Gone Riding Mountain Biking Event: Georgia State Championship Series event. www.goneriding.com $5 parking. 352-873-9279.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Bartram's Palette and Pen Open House
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
The purpose of this open house is to introduce a new series for aspiring or experienced artists and writers; to open ways to incorporate inspiration from nature into their work. At this open house, visitors can understand the series better by chatting with artists and writers while they are "at work in the woods." $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
  Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, May 3, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Intro to Canoe Fun
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Ranger guided Canoe tour. Participants will learn the basics of canoe safety and proper use of equipment and be lead on a paddle around the cove. $30 per boat. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Searching for Dragons and Damsels
Saturday, May 3, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Archaeology At Camp Lawton
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Talk with Georgia Southern University's archaeology team about recent findings at Camp Lawton, a Confederate Prison Camp for Union POWs. Learn about the camp's history and daily lives of the prisoners, and see some of the equipment being used to uncover artifacts. Photos of the artifacts will be available for viewing. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Panola Mountain's Stewardship Saturdays
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a work day each month and help staff keep our National Natural Landmark in tip top shape. Each month will be a different service project and will allow you to see parts of the park you might have never experienced before. Please call the park in advance to register and ensure your parking fees will be waived the day of the event. waived on the day of the event. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM – May 3, 2014 until May 31, 2014 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a tour of historic Billy's Island. This island was home to Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen for thousands of years. We will take a boat out to the island and hike the short trail, about 3/4 of a mile, and view some of the relics left from times past. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, May 3, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is easy to moderately difficult and goes inside the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester. Candle lanterns will be provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. Meet and register at the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
  Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Sapelo Birding Adventure
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 3 PM to 8:30 PM
Sapelo Island Reserve and Reynolds Mansion - Darien, GA
The adventure will be filled with opportunities for birding around the barrier island with expert ornithologists. Habitats will include open fields, maritime forests, marshes, and beaches. On May 8, an optional kayak trip is available to participants interested in spending more time on the island. Costs vary based on selected accommodations. 912-485-2299.
  Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Sapelo Birding Adventure
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 6:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Sapelo Island Reserve and Reynolds Mansion - Darien, GA
The adventure will be filled with opportunities for birding around the barrier island with expert ornithologists. Habitats will include open fields, maritime forests, marshes, and beaches. On May 8, an optional kayak trip is available to participants interested in spending more time on the island. Costs vary based on selected accommodations. 912-485-2299.
  Friday, May 9, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Time Wagon Ride
Friday, May 9, 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers on this quaint tour through the park's history in an old-fashioned wagon. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, visit an old black-smith shop, and possibly see or hear the wildlife that call the park home. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Time Wagon Ride
Friday, May 9, 2014 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers on this quaint tour through the park's history in an old-fashioned wagon. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, visit an old black-smith shop, and possibly see or hear the wildlife that call the park home. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Friday, May 9, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve on your basic archery skills and challenge yourself to work on farther distances. Meet at the cart barn by Alexander Lake. Students must attend basic archery class 3 times. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Saturday, May 10, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia The Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens
Saturday, May 10, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On May 11, 1865 A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live reenactment of this event. We will also be reenacting his homecoming that took place on October 27, 1865. 706-456-2602.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Mother's Day Hike with Mother Nature
Saturday, May 10, 2014 2 PM to 5 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Celebrate Mother Nature this Mother's Day! We will hike Sitton's Gulch to the bottom of Hemlock Falls while identifying plants, birds, and trees along the way. This is a 4-mile hike on moderate terrain. Water and trail snacks are provided. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia Family Fun Day
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10 AM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Activities will include competitions, games, 3D archery shooting, fishing simulator, County Sheriff K9 demonstrations, and more. Live musical entertainment throughout the day. This event is sponsored by C. MO’S KIDS. They will have a drink and BBQ sale. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia J.A.K.E.S Day and Junior Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Get you kids involved with outdoor recreation. Let the park staff and our wonderful volunteers introduce them to archery, recreational target shooting, fishing and more. Bring your own bait and fishing pole. free, donations appreciated $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia Introduction to Archery
Saturday, May 10, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Archery has been around for over 1,000 years. Try your skill at shooting a "Bull's Eye" and learning the basics of this fun outdoor sport. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for an enchanted evening as we hike to the mountaintop under the moon. We'll head out just before sunset and enjoy the stroll as the moon begins to rise. Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Meet at the nature center 15 minutes before each program. Participants must register and pay in advance. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM – May 10, 2014 until May 31, 2014 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a tour of historic Billy's Island. This island was home to Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen for thousands of years. We will take a boat out to the island and hike the short trail, about 3/4 of a mile, and view some of the relics left from times past. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tugaloo Bird Walk
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Clark Jones, president of the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society, will lead a bird walk that is open to birders of all skill levels. We will be walking a park trail so bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Get Outdoors Georgia CCC Program/Trail Project
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
GATC Trail Project. 9:00-11:00 a.m. on lake trail. CCC Program begins at 11:00 a.m. 706-745-2628.
Get Outdoors Georgia CCC Program/Trail Project
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
GATC Trail Project. 9:00-11:00 a.m. on lake trail. CCC Program begins at 11:00 a.m. 706-745-2628.
  Sunday, May 11, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Mother's Day Hike with Mother Nature
Sunday, May 11, 2014 2 PM to 5 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Celebrate Mother Nature this Mother's Day! We will hike Sitton's Gulch to the bottom of Hemlock Falls while identifying plants, birds, and trees along the way. This is a 4-mile hike on moderate terrain. Water and trail snacks are provided. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intro to Canoe Fun
Sunday, May 11, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Ranger guided Canoe tour. Participants will learn the basics of canoe safety and proper use of equipment and be lead on a paddle around the cove. $30 per boat. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Snakes Alive
Sunday, May 11, 2014 4 PM to 5 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Ranger will teach about some of the local snake species and their benefits to the park. Participants will also learn about non-native snakes and how they affect the environment. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
  Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, May 16, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Hike
Friday, May 16, 2014 8 PM to 9 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join us for an exceptionally dark evening hike under the new moon. Learn about nocturnal creatures and sensory awareness at night. Bring flashlight, hiking boots, water, and your sense of adventure. Meet at the Overland trailhead parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, May 17, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Twisted Ankle Marathon
Saturday, May 17, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
The Twisted Ankle Marathon and Half Marathon is a hilly, sometimes technical run through Sloppy Floyd Park and along Taylor's Ridge, the majority of which is in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Training for this run should be done on hilly trails. There is a registration fee to participate in Marathon. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, May 17, 2014 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, May 17, 2014 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kids to Parks Day
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Cartersville, GA
Bring your kids to the park and enjoy pickleball, bean bag toss, Viking Chess, and ladder golf! Not sure how to play those games? Don't worry, we'll teach you! Click the link to RSVP. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Reed Bingham Cruise
Saturday, May 17, 2014 5 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
All Aboard, for the Little River and Lake Reed Bingham Cruise. This cruise will take you all around the lake and river as our naturalist talks about the blackwaters of South Georgia and everything around it. $8/adult; $5/child $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Get Outdoors Georgia Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals
Saturday, May 17, 2014 8 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Children and their special "big person" can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait (no corn) and rods. This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions. Occurs every third Saturday through September. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM – May 17, 2014 until May 31, 2014 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a tour of historic Billy's Island. This island was home to Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen for thousands of years. We will take a boat out to the island and hike the short trail, about 3/4 of a mile, and view some of the relics left from times past. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Family Sand Castle Tournament
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Looking for something the whole family can do together? Grab your sand pails/shovels and join us at the park’s beach to build a family sand castle. Sand sculpting starts at 10am and judging begins at noon. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
  Sunday, May 18, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Intro to Canoe Fun
Sunday, May 18, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Ranger guided Canoe tour. Participants will learn the basics of canoe safety and proper use of equipment and be lead on a paddle around the cove. $30 per boat. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
  Friday, May 23, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Constellations by Carriage
Friday, May 23, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek is a great place for star-gazing. Relax on this guided carriage ride by the beach.Call to pre-register, space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Friday, May 23, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve on your basic archery skills and challenge yourself to work on farther distances. Meet at the cart barn by Alexander Lake. Students must attend basic archery class 3 times. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
  Saturday, May 24, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic Wagon Rides
Saturday, May 24, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join this guided wagon ride and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the role they played in making Hard Labor Creek State Park. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic Wagon Rides
Saturday, May 24, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join this guided wagon ride and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the role they played in making Hard Labor Creek State Park. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Saturday, May 24, 2014 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park is just far enough from Atlanta to have a really dark sky - perfect for stargazers. Join this guided paddle and enjoy the stars, and night sounds on this after dark kayak tour. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM – May 24, 2014 until May 31, 2014 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a tour of historic Billy's Island. This island was home to Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen for thousands of years. We will take a boat out to the island and hike the short trail, about 3/4 of a mile, and view some of the relics left from times past. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
  Sunday, May 25, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic Wagon Rides
Sunday, May 25, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join this guided wagon ride and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the role they played in making Hard Labor Creek State Park. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic Wagon Rides
Sunday, May 25, 2014 3 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join this guided wagon ride and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the role they played in making Hard Labor Creek State Park. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Sunday, May 25, 2014 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park is just far enough from Atlanta to have a really dark sky - perfect for stargazers. Join this guided paddle and enjoy the stars, and night sounds on this after dark kayak tour. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Monday, May 26, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Birding by Kayak
Monday, May 26, 2014 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
May is Migratory Bird Month, and what better way to enjoy the sights and sounds of birds than by an easy paddle on Lake Rutledge. We'll look for Kingfishers, Herons, and migrating warblers on this morning adventure. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, May 30, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Pigs in the Park Golf Tournament
Friday, May 30, 2014 10 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
The 2nd annual Pigs in the Park Golf Tournament will benefit the Donnie Haralson Scholorship Fund. Come out and enjoy a day on the course and showing your support for the cause. Call for more information. $5 parking. 229-276-2377.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, May 31, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Pigs in the Park BBQ and Music Festival
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Join us for the 2nd annual Pigs in the Park BBQ and Music Festival. This event benefits the Donnie Haralson Scholorship Fund and is an all day event with arts and craft vendors, multiple music stages, food and fun. Call for more information. $5 parking. 229-276-1004.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Introduction to Archery
Saturday, May 31, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Archery has been around for over 1,000 years. Try your skill at shooting a "Bull's Eye" and learning the basics of this fun outdoor sport. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Billy's Island & Okefenokee Swamp Tour
Saturdays 10 AM - 12 PM – May 31, 2014 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a tour of historic Billy's Island. This island was home to Native Americans, pioneers, and lumbermen for thousands of years. We will take a boat out to the island and hike the short trail, about 3/4 of a mile, and view some of the relics left from times past. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
  Sunday, June 1, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Sunday, Jun 1, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, June 6, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Time Wagon Ride
Friday, Jun 6, 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers on this quaint tour through the park's history in an old-fashioned wagon. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, visit an old black-smith shop, and possibly see or hear the wildlife that call the park home. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Time Wagon Ride
Friday, Jun 6, 2014 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers on this quaint tour through the park's history in an old-fashioned wagon. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, visit an old black-smith shop, and possibly see or hear the wildlife that call the park home. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
  Saturday, June 7, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 10 AM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy a summer ramble along East End Loop Trail with PMT Association guides. Meet at the WJSP Tower parking lot off Hwy 190. Bring water and a snack. dress for the weather. 4.0 easy miles. Geared towards ages 10 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Siege on Fort Yargo Trail Challenge and Adventure Race
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 8 AM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Teams of two or three will travel on a mandatory course with a three-hour limit. Teams will face multiple challenges and obstacles as they travel through the course.The race will include trail challenge, mountain biking and a six-hour cutoff for the Adventure Race. siegeyargo.trailblazerar.com $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Introduction to Archery
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Archery has been around for over 1,000 years. Try your skill at shooting a "Bull's Eye" and learning the basics of this fun outdoor sport. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Panola Mountain's Stewardship Saturdays
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 9 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a work day each month and help staff keep our National Natural Landmark in tip top shape. Each month will be a different service project and will allow you to see parts of the park you might have never experienced before. Please call the park in advance to register and ensure your parking fees will be waived the day of the event. waived on the day of the event. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Square Dancing at the Beach
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 2 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the Currahee Squares at the park's Beach Pavilion. This square dancing troop will not only show off their square dancing talent, but will let you join in on the fun as they teach you some basic square dancing moves. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
  Monday, June 9, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Outdoor Adventure Camp
Monday, Jun 9, 2014 until Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend to parks outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 9, 2014 to Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Want something fun to do this summer? At Jr. Ranger Camp, children learn about nature, history, and animals while playing games and making new friends. Children will earn badges to take home. Children ages 10-12. Register at the park office before May 23, 2014. $40 per child. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 9, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, this eight-week training is in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion. Meets Mondays through July 28. Register by May 1. $190 for the series and certification $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Friday, June 13, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Friday the 13th Full Moon Hike
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8 PM to 11 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Set your superstitions aside and join us for a night hike on the darkened West Rim Trail. We will enjoy the sunset on the west side of the canyon and continue hiking to the east to watch the moon rise over the other side of the canyon. Water, snacks and headlamps are provided. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, June 14, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Day of Discovery
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join in on our "Scavenger Hunt Challenge", unlock our History Trail Geochallenge, do an activity, and enjoy activities to learn about plants, animals, and archaeology. $2.00 - $6.00 770-387-3747.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 8 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for an enchanted evening as we hike to the mountaintop under the moon. We'll head out just before sunset and enjoy the stroll as the moon begins to rise. Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Meet at the nature center 15 minutes before each program. Participants must register and pay in advance. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kids Day at the Park
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Hands-on exhibits in outdoor sports, recreation and environmental education give kids a chance to learn ways to stay healthy and appreciate the great outdoors. Kids can earn a badge through active participation. Archery, animal exhibits, compass games, air rifles, stream critters and more. 706-878-3087.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 10:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Basic Photography Workshop
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Want to take better pictures this summer? Join professional photographer Mark Harvell to learn tricks and tips for improving your photography. Mark will begin with inside instruction and then head outside so participates can practice what they have learned. Participates must be 16 or older and pre-register by May 31st by calling the park. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014
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 15, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Introduction to Archery
Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Archery has been around for over 1,000 years. Try your skill at shooting a "Bull's Eye" and learning the basics of this fun outdoor sport. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 10:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1.5 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Monday, June 16, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Ranger Camp
Monday, Jun 16, 2014 until Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 9 AM to 3 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Want something fun to do this summer? At Jr. Ranger Camp, children learn about nature, history, and animals while playing games and making new friends. Children will earn badges to take home. Children ages 10-12. Register at the park office before May 23, 2014. $40 per child. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 16, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, this eight-week training is in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion. Meets Mondays through July 28. Register by May 1. $190 for the series and certification $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Saturday, June 21, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Senior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 7:30 AM to 11 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
This tournament will be held at Lake Liberty. Anglers 55 and older can compete for great prizes in several categories. Registration will be held from 7:30am to 7:55am at the park office. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 9 PM to 10 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for an evening of star talks, star maps, and night sky viewing. Bring a chair. Meet at amphitheater next to the Park Office on Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Searching for Dragons and Damsels
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 8 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Children and their special "big person" can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait (no corn) and rods. This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions. Occurs every third Saturday through September. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Celebrate the First Day of Summer- Canoe Races
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us to celebrate the first day of summer with canoe races. We will have multiple races for ages 12 and up. Racers will be divided into age groups and we will end with a family canoe race. Prizes will be given for the winner of each group. Arrive by 9:30 am to sign up for your race. All equipment is provided. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
  Monday, June 23, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 until Friday, Jun 27, 2014 8 AM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Campers will learn about the natural environment, develop new skills, and grow new friendships. Park staff will guide them through all the activities camp has to offer. Activities are based around three categories: Natural Environment, Pioneer Living, and Outdoor Skills. Staff are trained and certified for all activities offered. $80.00 per week $60.00 w/ Friends Membership 706-359-3458.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, this eight-week training is in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion. Meets Mondays through July 28. Register by May 1. $190 for the series and certification $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 until Friday, Jun 27, 2014 8 AM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Campers will learn about the natural environment, develop new skills, and grow new friendships. Park staff will guide them through all the activities camp has to offer. Activities are based around three categories: Natural Environment, Pioneer Living, and Outdoor Skills. Staff are trained and certified for all activities offered. $80.00 per week $60.00 w/ Friends Membership 706-359-3458.
Tons of Fun 
  Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 until Friday, Jun 27, 2014 8 AM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Campers will learn about the natural environment, develop new skills, and grow new friendships. Park staff will guide them through all the activities camp has to offer. Activities are based around three categories: Natural Environment, Pioneer Living, and Outdoor Skills. Staff are trained and certified for all activities offered. $80.00 per week $60.00 w/ Friends Membership 706-359-3458.
Tons of Fun 
  Thursday, June 26, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 until Friday, Jun 27, 2014 8 AM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Campers will learn about the natural environment, develop new skills, and grow new friendships. Park staff will guide them through all the activities camp has to offer. Activities are based around three categories: Natural Environment, Pioneer Living, and Outdoor Skills. Staff are trained and certified for all activities offered. $80.00 per week $60.00 w/ Friends Membership 706-359-3458.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, June 27, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 23, 2014 until Friday, Jun 27, 2014 8 AM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Campers will learn about the natural environment, develop new skills, and grow new friendships. Park staff will guide them through all the activities camp has to offer. Activities are based around three categories: Natural Environment, Pioneer Living, and Outdoor Skills. Staff are trained and certified for all activities offered. $80.00 per week $60.00 w/ Friends Membership 706-359-3458.
Tons of Fun 
  Monday, June 30, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 30, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, this eight-week training is in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion. Meets Mondays through July 28. Register by May 1. $190 for the series and certification $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tour
Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, July 4, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Friday, Jul 4, 2014 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park is just far enough from Atlanta to have a really dark sky - perfect for stargazers. Join this guided paddle and enjoy the stars, and night sounds on this after dark kayak tour. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Fun for the Fourth
Friday, Jul 4, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join fellow campers for a fun night, making s'mores playing games and sing-along. Great for all ages. Don't forget to bring your roasting sticks and chairs. Meet at the program hut. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ol' Time Independence Day at Jarrell Plantation
Friday, Jul 4, 2014 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Put on your red, white and blue, pack a picnic, and spend a day on the farm. Hear the Declaration of Independence at noon and compete in sack race, three legged race, egg toss, and other events. Watch blacksmiths, steam engineers, quilters, and other skills of the past. $4.00-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia Old Fashioned Fourth of July
Friday, Jul 4, 2014 10 AM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a host of family fun events. Decorate your bike and join in on the Bicycle Parade at 10am. Old Fashion Games begin at 11am. Family Putt-Putt Tournament starts at 3pm and prizes will be awarded to top 3 winners. $10 per family for Putt-Putt Tournament $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Get Outdoors Georgia Independence Day at Vogel
Friday, Jul 4, 2014
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Come to one of our nation's oldest state parks as we celebrate our independence with a flag-raising ceremony, bicycle parade, pedal boat races, sandcastle building competition, watermelon eating, sack races, egg tosses and greased pole climbing. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, July 5, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Events will begin with our 10 a.m. bicycle parade. Old-time games will start in the field behind the office, at 11 a.m. include sack races, three-legged races, relays, egg and water balloon tosses, and other events. At 3 p.m. we will hold a paddle boat race. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park is just far enough from Atlanta to have a really dark sky - perfect for stargazers. Join this guided paddle and enjoy the stars, and night sounds on this after dark kayak tour. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, July 6, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Introduction to Archery
Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Archery has been around for over 1,000 years. Try your skill at shooting a "Bull's Eye" and learning the basics of this fun outdoor sport. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Searching for Dragons and Damsels
Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 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.
  Monday, July 7, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jul 7, 2014 until Friday, Jul 11, 2014 8 AM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Campers will learn about the natural environment, develop new skills, and grow new friendships. Park staff will guide them through all the activities camp has to offer. Activities are based around three categories: Natural Environment, Pioneer Living, and Outdoor Skills. Staff are trained and certified for all activities offered. $80.00 per week $60.00 w/ Friends Membership 706-359-3458.
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Get Outdoors Georgia Heritage Farm Camp
Monday, Jul 7, 2014 until Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening and open hearth cooking. Ages 9-14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
Get Outdoors Georgia Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 7, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, this eight-week training is in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion. Meets Mondays through July 28. Register by May 1. $190 for the series and certification $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
  Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Get Outdoors Georgia Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jul 7, 2014 until Friday, Jul 11, 2014 8 AM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Campers will learn about the natural environment, develop new skills, and grow new friendships. Park staff will guide them through all the activities camp has to offer. Activities are based around three categories: Natural Environment, Pioneer Living, and Outdoor Skills. Staff are trained and certified for all activities offered. $80.00 per week $60.00 w/ Friends Membership 706-359-3458.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Archery Camp
Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 until Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 3-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 7-14) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the cart barn, static range, and 3-d range. REGISTER IN ADVANCE. $100 plus $5 parking. 770-918-6416.
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