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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Archery Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 7, 2015 until Jul 10, 2015 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 9-15) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-d range. Register by June 23, 2015. $150. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Archery Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 8, 2015 until Jul 10, 2015 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 9-15) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-d range. Register by June 23, 2015. $150. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 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.
Tons of Fun 
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Archery Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 9, 2015 until Jul 10, 2015 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 9-15) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-d range. Register by June 23, 2015. $150. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 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.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Friday, July 10, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia "Get Outdoors" Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Friday, Jul 10, 2015 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. All tours depart from beach area. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Friday, Jul 10, 2015 7:45 PM to 9:15 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Archery Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 10, 2015 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 9-15) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-d range. Register by June 23, 2015. $150. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jul 10, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 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 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.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 5:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this three-hour high tide paddle. Start off with a maze of marsh grass then open into scenic views. Look for wildlife and enjoy the unique and fun perspective of kayaking coastal waters. Limited space, reservations required. $25 single; $35 tandem $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Workday: Rivers Alive Shoreline Clean-up
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Water is beautiful. Litter is…ugly. Come out and help us keep our waters clean. We will walk the banks of the 17 Mile River and Otter Creek and pick-up litter. Please bring gloves and wear closed-toe shoes. No registration is required. Contact the park office at (912) 384-7082 for more details. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring habitats for future generations of people and wildlife to enjoy. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Please sign up in advance. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Get Outdoors" Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 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. All tours depart from beach area. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Astronomy Night
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 7 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Columbus State University and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center will present an evening of star gazing and slides. Visitors may bring their own telescopes, but some will be provided. The park offers excellent sky viewing without light pollution. $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
Get Outdoors Georgia Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Jul 11, 2015 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Guided Hike to Laurel Ridge Trail
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy a guided hike of the Laurel Ridge Trail at Smithgall Woods State Park. Laurel Ridge is a 1.6-mi., moderate hike, demonstrating multiple, different mountain ecosystems. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturdays 9 PM - 10 PM – Jul 11, 2015 until Jul 25, 2015 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will take the planetary walk then discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Hike
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 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 with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn the basics of paddling and put your skills to the test. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Must be a swimmer. $10 includes canoe, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 7 AM to 8:30 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek Canoe Cleanup
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us in beautifying Sweetwater Creek as we pick up trash from the water by canoe and along the banks. Pre-registration is required and previous canoe experience is required for those in canoes. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 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 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.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 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 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.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 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.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Friday, July 17, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia "Get Outdoors" Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 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. All tours depart from beach area. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Stargazer Paddle
Friday, Jul 17, 2015 9 PM to 11 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.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out and join us for fun and work! Projects may include clearing and maintaining trails, grounds cleaning and landscaping, painting, etc. Bring work gloves and a can do attitude! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Bark in the Park
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 4 PM to 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Bring your dog to hike at the park! We will meet at the visitor center and hike through the park with our furry companions. Any dog brought to this event must play well with other dogs, and MUST remain on a leash. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Get Outdoors" Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 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. All tours depart from beach area. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 9:30 AM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This new historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Book Signing included with price of tour. Books are available on site and are not part of admission. 706-878-1077 ext. thursdaysaturday.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 7:45 PM to 9:15 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Panola Mountaintop Hike
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
See Panola Mountain up close as a volunteer explains the reasons why the mountain is protected and what we can all do to preserve the natural beauty of granite outcrops. Bring sturdy shoes, water, bug spray, and your camera. The hike generally lasts 2-3 hours. Register in advance. Supports Friends of Panola. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 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, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 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, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Jul 18, 2015 until Sep 20, 2015 
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 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 Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturdays 9 PM - 10 PM – Jul 18, 2015 until Jul 25, 2015 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will take the planetary walk then discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 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 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.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Paws on the Falls
Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise for each dog that attends. $5 per a dog $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Women's Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding
Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park staff for an introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and a tour of the beautiful George H. Sparks Reservoir. This program is intended for women 18 years and older who can swim and are new to SUP. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 8 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, the important habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the park's Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners bird walk
Friday, Jul 24, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Friday, Jul 24, 2015 7:45 PM to 9:15 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.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Flat Creek Adventure
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join in on this 4-hour excursion to the wildest park of the lake! This rigorous trip will take us to Flat Creek Island where a great deal of wildlife may be encountered. Next we will paddle up Flat Creek and enjoy the peaceful tranquility that it offers. Bring food and water for this trip, it takes a lot of energy. $40 with personal kayak/canoe - $50 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Time Wagon Ride
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 6 PM to 8 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 Paws on the Falls
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise for each dog that attends. $5 per a dog $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturdays 9 PM - 10 PM – Jul 25, 2015 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will take the planetary walk then discuss topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. Come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 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 with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 26, 2015 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 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.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, July 31, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddling Tour
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy paddling at night along the beautiful Lake Lanier under the light of a full moon! Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime and create a memory that you will never forget! Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. All ages welcome. Meet at the boat ramp. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 9 PM to 11 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 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 with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 9:30 PM to 11:30 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.
Tons of Fun 
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 2, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Aug 8, 2015 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out and join us for fun and work! Projects may include clearing and maintaining trails, grounds cleaning and landscaping, painting, etc. Bring work gloves and a can do attitude! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Angler Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 9:15 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Children under age 16 are invited to learn how to be responsible fishermen while enjoying time with family and friends at Indian Springs State Park. Anglers are asked to bring their own fishing poles & tackle if possible. Bait will be provided at the park. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 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, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 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, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soldier's Life
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Learn about the life of the common soldier who fought in Georgia. A Park Ranger dressed as a soldier will display the items soldiers carried while marching and fighting in north Georgia in 1864. $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Get Outdoors Georgia Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Aug 15, 2015 until Sep 20, 2015 
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 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.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling
Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn the basics of paddling and put your skills to the test. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Must be a swimmer. $10 includes canoe, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners bird walk
Friday, Aug 28, 2015 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddling Tour
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy paddling at night along the beautiful Lake Lanier under the light of a full moon! Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime and create a memory that you will never forget! Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. All ages welcome. Meet at the boat ramp. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring habitats for future generations of people and wildlife to enjoy. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Please sign up in advance. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Rivers Alive -- Little River Clean Up
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
It's time again for the annual River's Alive Little River cleanup. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own kayaks and canoes to join the paddling team down the river for trash collecting. Boats are available at half price rental. The lake cleanup crew will be walking the lake perimeter removing trash from the water’s shores. $8 boat rental. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, September 4, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Labor Day Twilight Paddle
Friday, Sep 4, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy this relaxing paddle around scenic Lake Marbury. Learn about the history of the old fort, and enjoy the view under the setting sun. Space is limited, advance registration required. 15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Labor Day On The Lake
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 until Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Our family celebration including games, nature programs, and crafts. Educational boat tours throughout the day. $1 - $5 $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Dirty Spokes Trail Run
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 7 AM to 10 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The Mountain Bike Trail system is beautiful and offers something for every runner. Well groomed system of trails with gentle slopes and beautiful scenery will leave you breathless (if that doesn't, the 7.0/3.5 mile will). Register at http://www.dirtyspokes.net/hard-labor-creek-state-park/ $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Labor Day at Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
How better to celebrate Labor Day than learning about old time labor? Enjoy old time handicraft making demonstrations, learn about how household chores were done, and try some yourself. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Monday, September 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water. Space is limited please register in advance. $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Sep 11, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Sep 12, 2015 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 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, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 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, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Sep 19, 2015 until Sep 20, 2015 
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 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.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Friday, Sep 25, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Horse and Hiking Trails Clean-Up Day -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Do you love to hike? Do you love to horseback ride? Do you love Georgia State Parks? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come on out and give back. Help maintain YOUR state park, by cleaning up our nature trails and equestrian staging area. We will trim any over growth, clean out high line areas, and beautify our wonderful state park. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia Digging a Monarch Butterfly Garden
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
We will learn about the North American Monarch Butterfly, and install a garden that will create a wonderful butterfly habitat. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out and join us for fun and work! Projects may include clearing and maintaining trails, grounds cleaning and landscaping, painting, etc. Bring work gloves and a can do attitude! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day: Lake Lanier Shore Sweep
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 8 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us in supporting Don Carter State Park and Lake Lanier by participating in Lake Lanier Association's annual Shore Sweep. This annual event is organized for the benefit of Lake Lanier and all that enjoy its beauty. In past years Shore Sweep has had over 1,000 volunteers! 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Lake Franklin Boat Flotilla and Fishing: Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Discover our hidden jewel, 25-acre Lake Franklin. Bring your boat canoe,kayak, or small jon boat or rent ours and join hands and paddles to set a lake float record at 11:00 AM. Must pre-register and pre-pay to participate in the flotilla. Fish for bream, bass and cat. No Fishing License Required! Meet at Small Group Camp past Roosevelt Stable fishing $5 ages 10 and up; boat rental $8/hr; bring your own boat $10 all day $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day - Florence Marina State Park
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Volunteers are encouraged to come help keep our state park safe and clean. Various projects will be completed. Every little bit of help matters. Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 229-838-6870.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day - Fort King George Historic Site
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Volunteers will enjoy FREE admission to the park on National Public Lands Day. Your State Parks Day is an opportunity to give back, so lend a hand and help us with our volunteer project on the park. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stone Wall, Fire Tower Overlook, Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 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. 706-422-1932.
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Workday: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This will be the main volunteer workday at all of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites. We invite everyone to come out and invest your volunteer time with us. Your investment will allow the park to continue to be sustainable for generations to come! Bring gloves and wear old work clothes in addition to closed-toe shoes. Please call the park off 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Your State Parks Day" Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers as we celebrate the nation's "Pollinator Initiative" by planting native wildflowers in a 40 acre meadow. Wild mints, native thistle, and native asters are going to be the plants of choice this year, all native, and all collected near the park. Please call to register, so we know how many volunteers will be working. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day - Park Clean Up at Kolomoki Mounds
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Come show your appreciation for Kolomoki Mounds on Your State Parks Day! We will be cleaning up the trails and picking up trash around the park. We recommend you bring gloves, bug spray and sunscreen. Kolomoki Mounds will provide refreshments for the volunteers. Free parking passes will be provided to the volunteers for the day! Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 229-724-2150.
Get Outdoors Georgia Trail Erosion Repair - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 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. A chance to help further preserve this unique battlefield. Need Volunteers. 770-443-7850.
Get Outdoors Georgia Richard B. Russell Trail Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Does your organization need a volunteer project? Do you love nature and are looking for a way to get involved? This is YOUR day! Enrich your experience at the park by joining our Naturalist for an educational hike while we beautify our trails. Volunteers may pick up the day’s schedule and complimentary parking pass at the park office. 706-213-2045.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day - Bridge & Sidewalk Refurbishing
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 3 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come out to help clean and trim the park with seasoned volunteers. Learn about the park and meet great people who love the outdoors. Also take a 2.6 mile hike along Dukes Creek to our cottages (and back) with commentary on the park history and all sorts of other park details. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day at Tugaloo
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Tugaloo State Park will be having family fun with to celebrate the end of summer. We will have canoe races in the cove by the park office. After the races we will also have a volunteer event to clean up the shoreline after a very busy summer season. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Your State Parks Day - Tabby Ruins and Jones Narrows Clean Up
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 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.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Total Lunar Eclipse Paddle
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this rare occasion to see a total lunar eclipse while paddling on Lake Rutledge. The eclipse will start at about 8 pm, and reach the peak (Blood Moon phase) at about 10:00 p.m. Space is limited, please preregister. Tour will depart from beach. 20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans will lead visitors into the canyons and back in time to discover the geological history of the canyons. The floors of the canyons are often wet and muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring water and your camera. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 9 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Fall Celebration at the Hardman Farm
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 12 PM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy the natural beauty of the season with hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, hayrides through the site, traditional craft vendors, mountain music, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press. $10 per vehicle. 706-878-1077.
Get Outdoors Georgia Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Oct 10, 2015 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Sunday, Oct 11, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring habitats for future generations of people and wildlife to enjoy. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Please sign up in advance. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 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, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 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, very unique activity. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is easy to moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns 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.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Sunday, Oct 18, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come out and join us for fun and work! Projects may include clearing and maintaining trails, grounds cleaning and landscaping, painting, etc. Bring work gloves and a can do attitude! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 23, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5/person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 1 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 1-4 pm. The parks annual haunted house will begin at 6 pm and run until 10 pm. Try something new this year with our first ever haunted hiking trail! Trail will open at dark and close at 10 pm. Ghost story hayrides will be offered 6 pm - 10 pm for folks who don't want to be scared too much $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spooky Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers on this frightful wagon ride through a dark and creepy forest. Meet a strange and ghastly cast of characters along the way. Wagon will depart from beach parking lot, each ride lasts about 20 minutes. Rides will be first come first serve. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5/person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Monday, October 26, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Oct 26, 2015 7 PM to 9 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.
Tons of Fun 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, October 30, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Spooky Wagon Ride
Friday, Oct 30, 2015 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers on this frightful wagon ride through a dark and creepy forest. Meet a strange and ghastly cast of characters along the way. Wagon will depart from beach parking lot, each ride lasts about 20 minutes. Rides will be first come first serve. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 30, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5/person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia A Haunted Evening at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Join park staff and Friends of A.H. Stephens for a fun evening of ghouling events. Activities include a haunted hayride, treats, movie on the lawn, Wii Dance, Campfire, Costume Contest, and a Campsite decorating contest for both RV and Equestrian Campers. $1 -$3 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Octoberfest
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 6 PM to 9 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Celebrate Halloween with a haunted hayride, games for kids, and a costume contest. Food vendors will be on hand. Games 1 ticket each, hayride 3 tickets, cakewalk 1 ticket. Friends of Florence Marina will be holding the annual Silent Auction. $1 per ticket plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Spooky Wagon Ride
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers on this frightful wagon ride through a dark and creepy forest. Meet a strange and ghastly cast of characters along the way. Wagon will depart from beach parking lot, each ride lasts about 20 minutes. Rides will be first come first serve. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5/person $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Have you ever sipped fresh sugar cane juice, or tasted fresh cane syrup on a biscuit? Find out how in times past farmers made their own. Come experience syrup makin' day in the country. Plus craft making demonstrations throughout the farm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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