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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Friday, September 30, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Let’s look for phosphorescent organisms, listen for owls, and enjoy a frog chorus. You never know what we might find in the dark. Wear closed-toe shoes. Bring a flashlight, insect repellent, and water. Space is limited, pre-registration required. Meet at the boat use area. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Intro to Paddleboarding
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Think you've got balance? Try our intro course to paddle-boarding with our experienced Naturalist. You will get wet, so be sure to dress appropriately. We will meet at the boat house and learn the basic principals of paddling before we go on the water. Space is limited; registration is required. Ages 16 and up only. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Listen to Appalachian lap dulcimers and assorted other acoustical instruments as musicians play traditional folk tunes. Enjoy a magnificent view off Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a folding chair or enjoy wooden benches. Meet at the Wooden amphitheater below the dam in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Try your hand at this growing sport with our Park Naturalist. Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, effective paddling/stroke, steering, and falling/recovery techniques. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Advance registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Come “let off some steam” by blowing the whistle atop the Jarrell Plantation ‘Mill Complex’, a signal used to communicate between Jarrell’s manning different work positions throughout the mill. See our stationary steam engine in action and experience live steam that puts into motion this important provider of mechanical energy in America's past. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
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Fall Color Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Rivers Alive -- Little River Clean Up
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 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. Park boats will be free for program participants. The lake cleanup crew will be walking the lake perimeter removing trash from the water’s shores. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, locate planets and take in all the stars above as we gaze upon an exceptionally dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. 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. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 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 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.
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 2, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Sunday, Oct 2, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Fall Color Hike
Sunday, Oct 2, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Oct 2, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. Bring a flashlight (preferably a headlamp). $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Let’s Go Birdwatching - Silver in the Park (ages 50+)
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
We will go for a short birdwatching hike, and then learn some local bird calls. No pets please. If you want, bring a lunch picnic and enjoy the park. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Meet at the trail-head parking (fish cleaning station). $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 3-mile, moderately strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views. All proceeds go to "Friends of Panola Mountain State Park", a not-for-profit group of volunteers that work diligently to support the park and its programs. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, October 7, 2016

Introduction to Kayaking
Friday, Oct 7, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of the lake. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet at the Boat Ramp. Pre-registration required. $25 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Oct 7, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Reptiles of North Georgia
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us as "Ranger Nick" from the Georgia Farm Monitor TV show educates folks about Georgia's wonderful reptiles. We will have live NON-venomous snakes as well as live turtles. Learn the difference between venomous and non-venomous snake species of North Georgia. Meet at shelter 1. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Music and Dancing On the Mountain
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl 60's and 70's music with Randy & Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. Cement seating. You may want to bring a chair or cushion. Meet at the stone amphitheater next to the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Family Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 3:30 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Enjoy a snake program, pumpkin scavenger hunt, nature hike, apple bobbing, marshmallow roasting, old-fashioned games, making corn husk dolls, music and storytelling. Friends of Mistletoe will offer $2 hayrides. $10 per vehicle includes parking. 706-541-0321.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Fall Color Hike
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Oct 8, 2016 until Dec 10, 2016 
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.
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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 9, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Sunday, Oct 9, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Oct 9, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Fall Color Hike
Sunday, Oct 9, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Oct 9, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 9, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Introduction to Kayaking
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of the lake. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet at the Boat Ramp. Pre-registration required. $25 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us for a moonlight canoe and kayak paddle under the stars. Pre-register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 AM and 5 PM. Check-in will be from 5:00 PM until 5:30 PM. We will launch at 5:35 PM. $15 per person includes equipment, $8 per person if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet Alexander Lakes parking area. Call to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Oct 14, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Huckleberry Loop Hike
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our naturalist for a hike around Huckleberry Point Loop. This easy walk takes you to a wooded area which hugs the shoreline of the lake. Along the way we will identify some native plants and look for wildlife. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring water. Pre-registration required, space limited. Meet at boat ramp parking. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Lake Lanier led by the naturalist as the full moon reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring a flash light, insect repellent, and water. $15 with personal kayak/canoe
$25 with rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 3-mile, moderately strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views. All proceeds go to "Friends of Panola Mountain State Park", a not-for-profit group of volunteers that work diligently to support the park and its programs. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Fall Color Hike
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, locate planets and take in all the stars above as we gaze upon an exceptionally dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. 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. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is 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 are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations possible. Meet and pay (exact change, $5, cash only) at the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full Moon Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 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. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Pokémon Go! Hike
Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 2 PM to 6 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Wormsloe is home to a large variety of Pokémon and with four gyms and nine Pokéstops. It’s the perfect place for a night adventure. We will also be holding a gym competition after the hike with badges up for grab. There will be two hikes, the first at 2 PM and the second at 5 PM. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Full Moon Night Hike
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 2 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Fall Color Hike
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. Bring a flashlight (preferably a headlamp). $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Full Moon Paddle
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. You have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Pokémon Night Hunt
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Beginner or expert, join us for a Pokémon night hike and hunt. We will be setting up lures at some PokéStops in the park. We will also take a short hike to the falls to see what Pokémon are lurking at night. Bring your smartphone, head light and walking shoes. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Orionids Meteor Shower Dark Sky Canoe Paddle
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 to Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us for a twilight canoe paddle while experiencing Orionids Meteor Shower, which is one of nature's most captivating events. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot and pay in advance. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets will be provided or you can bring your own canoe/kayak. $15 or $5 if you bring your own canoe/kayak. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Jail Tales Trail
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Participants will begin at the old jail house where there will be storytelling, then walk from the beginning of the Shortline Trail to a bonfire at the suspension bridge, where they'll enjoy roasting marshmallows and a hayride. The last walk beings at 8:30. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 21, 2016 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. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Ghost Legends of the Valley
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Storytellers transport visitors through the misty veil into a realm of ghosts and creatures of the night. Co-sponsored with the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association (SNCA), the event offers guests an opportunity to experience two historic landscapes under a fall night sky. Recommended for age 12+ Guests must be registered prior to event. $15 per adult includes 6 stories, 3 at each site. $8 for teens. $12 for members of Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites or SNCA. A small handling fee will be added for each ticket sold. For tickets please visit http://snca.tix.com 706-878-1077.
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Orionids Meteor Shower Dark Sky Canoe Paddle
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 to Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us for a twilight canoe paddle while experiencing Orionids Meteor Shower, which is one of nature's most captivating events. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot and pay in advance. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets will be provided or you can bring your own canoe/kayak. $15 or $5 if you bring your own canoe/kayak. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Fall Color Hike
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Guided Hike
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Interested in seeing native vegetation and wildlife? Meet at the Coastal Plain trail head to go on a hike with a naturalist. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Fact vs. Fiction: Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
This animal program will teach people of all ages some common misconceptions towards our native reptiles. You will learn how to differentiate between venomous and non-venomous snakes, as well as how to properly handle encountering them out in the wild. There will be live animals and displays for some hands on learning. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A series of 12 hidden gems events will will take place in 2016. Each month will offer a unique event ranging from easy hikes to strenuous ones to paddling on a lake. Click this event for details. Please sign up in advance for the events. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 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. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Fall Color Hike
Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. Bring a flashlight (preferably a headlamp). $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 18 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD and paddle $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween at the Park
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 6:45 PM to 8 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Be here on Hallows’ Eve in your best costume and props to parade down the River Trail. We will gather in good company of fellow paraders and enjoy s’mores around a campfire. If you have an act or an instrument, bring it. Bring the dog out in costume too. You must preregister for this parade (1 mile hike) All ages. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Haunted Hills Hayride
Friday, Oct 28, 2016 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. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

A Haunted Evening at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 7 PM to 11 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. Hayride registration will be in the concession building, located behind the park office. $1 -$3 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Creepy Crooked River
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 5 PM to 9 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy trick-or-treating, hayrides, a creepy Nature Center, and campground decorating contest Everyone in the campground who participates will receive a discount on their stay Also, don't forget candy to hand out to the goolish goblins and monsters looking for candy. $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Fala Day
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Scottish Terrier Society of Greater Atlanta will present a fun-filled day of activities celebrating Fala. Bring your doggies and loving memories of those who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Bagpiper. Scottie contests. More information at www.stcga.biz $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 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. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Pokémon Go! Hike
Saturday, Oct 29, 2016 2 PM to 6 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Wormsloe is home to a large variety of Pokémon and with four gyms and nine Pokéstops. It’s the perfect place for a night adventure. We will also be holding a gym competition after the hike with badges up for grab. There will be two hikes, the first at 2 PM and the second at 5 PM. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 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. 706-913-7170.
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Creature Feature
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 12 PM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Can turtles leave their shells? How many types of venomous snakes live in Georgia? Are salamanders reptiles? Learn the answers to all of these questions and more as a Panola Mountain Ranger introduces you to our reptilian residents in this live animal show. Meet in the Nature Center. Space is limited, so please call to register in advance. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Fall Color Hike
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 18 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD and paddle $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 30, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Trunk or Treat for Halloween
Monday, Oct 31, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Park visitors can decorate their cars and hand out treats to children as they walk from car to car. Games will be provided for children while cars are being decorated. Prizes will be awarded for cars and costumes. Please show up on time so that no cars are driving in the parking lot while children are trick-or-treating. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 3-mile, moderately strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views. All proceeds go to "Friends of Panola Mountain State Park", a not-for-profit group of volunteers that work diligently to support the park and its programs. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Fall Color Hike
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike, starting at 11am, down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Fall Color Hike
Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike, starting at 11am, down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Autumn Encampment- The Debatable Land
10 AM - 4 PM from Nov 11, 2016 until Nov 12, 2016 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visit the site and witness a tactical demonstration (reenactment) at 3pm each afternoon. Honor America's Veterans with a special Morning Colors ceremony on Friday morning at 10am. A colonial fashion show, blacksmithing, cannon firing, cooking demo, cavalry demo, and more, will take place each day. 4.50-7.50 912-437-4770.
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Soldier and Civilian Life during the Civil War and Candlelight Tours
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 until Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 10 AM to 9 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Learn about the life of Soldiers and Civilians during the Civil War. During the day, see civilian and military living History Demonstrations. Later that night, experience the tense moments of the night battle on a candlelit tour. Preregistration is required for the candlelight tour. Registration starts in early September, link will appear below. $10.00 770-443-7850.
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Autumn Encampment- The Debatable Land
10 AM - 4 PM from Nov 12, 2016 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visit the site and witness a tactical demonstration (reenactment) at 3pm each afternoon. Honor America's Veterans with a special Morning Colors ceremony on Friday morning at 10am. A colonial fashion show, blacksmithing, cannon firing, cooking demo, cavalry demo, and more, will take place each day. 4.50-7.50 912-437-4770.
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Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 9 AM to 5 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, an arts and craft show, local entertainers, syrup making and more. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 5:30 PM to 7 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us for a moonlight canoe and kayak paddle under the stars. Pre-register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 AM and 5 PM. Check-in will be from 5:00 PM until 5:30 PM. We will launch at 5:35 PM. $15 per person includes equipment, $8 per person if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Fall Color Hike
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Nov 12, 2016 until Dec 10, 2016 
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.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike, starting at 11am, down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Fall Color Hike
Sunday, Nov 13, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Pre-registration is required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Trails Work Day
Sunday, Nov 13, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a volunteer work day performing general trail maintenance on the beautiful trails of the park. Bring gloves, water, comfortable work clothes, and closed-toe, sturdy shoes. Recommended age 12 and up. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Nov 13, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Full Moon Night Hike
Monday, Nov 14, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 2 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Nov 14, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

"Come and Take It!" A Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This American Revolution encampment commemorates Col. John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender. Enjoy colonial demonstrations, musket & cannon drills, musket, blacksmithing and more. 912-884-5999.
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Annual Sugar Cane Festival
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 9 AM to 3 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy a fun day in the park with fresh cane syrup, fresh ground corn meal, and a wide variety of food and crafts vendors. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 3-mile, moderately strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views. All proceeds go to "Friends of Panola Mountain State Park", a not-for-profit group of volunteers that work diligently to support the park and its programs. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Hidden Gem Series: Secrets of Iron Hill Trail
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Iron Hill has a rich history, much of which is unknown to the public. In this exclusive guided hike, a ranger will take you to explore the hidden gems of Iron Hill Trail including an iron mine, homestead sites and more. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike, starting at 11am, down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Nov 20, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike, starting at 11am, down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Camp Lawton History Day
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the museum and grounds of Camp Lawton on this 152th anniversary of the evacuation of the Civil War prison camp. Park Rangers will be available to share the history of the camp. Learn about some of the interesting men who passed through the stockade walls. While you're here take a peaceful hike on one of our beautiful trails. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Walk Off The Turkey with a hike
Friday, Nov 25, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Take a guided hike through the gorge floor to work off those extra pounds you acquired over Thanksgiving. This hike is strenuous and involves climbing over and under rocks and logs, jumping from rock to rock, and possibly getting your feet wet. Participants must be 10 or older, no pets allowed Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A series of 12 hidden gems events will will take place in 2016. Each month will offer a unique event ranging from easy hikes to strenuous ones to paddling on a lake. Click this event for details. Please sign up in advance for the events. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Come “let off some steam” by blowing the whistle atop the Jarrell Plantation ‘Mill Complex’, a signal used to communicate between Jarrell’s manning different work positions throughout the mill. See our stationary steam engine in action and experience live steam that puts into motion this important provider of mechanical energy in America's past. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
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10K and 5K Trail Running Race
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 8 AM to 10 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Lace up your shoes and join this race. Register at www.dirtyspokes.com. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 3-mile, moderately strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views. All proceeds go to "Friends of Panola Mountain State Park", a not-for-profit group of volunteers that work diligently to support the park and its programs. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, December 9, 2016

Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Dec 9, 2016 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet Alexander Lakes parking area. Call to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas on the Pond
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 5 PM to 9 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us to usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. and be available until 8:30 p.m. Hayrides will start at 5:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Donations appreciated. Hayrides 50 cents per person. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Dec 10, 2016 
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.
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Caroling Through The Park
Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 4 PM to 6 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
What's better than Christmas Parties? How about Caroling Hayrides, Homemade Ornaments, Hot Chocolate and Pictures with Santa? Caroling Through the Park will have that and much more. It will be $2 per person for the hayride, $5 per photo for Pictures With Santa. Come out and join us in the fun! $2 for hayride $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Trails Work Day
Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a volunteer work day performing general trail maintenance on the beautiful trails of the park. Bring gloves, water, comfortable work clothes, and closed-toe, sturdy shoes. Recommended age 12 and up. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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