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  Thursday, March 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 6:45 PM to 8:45 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, March 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Paddle
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 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. Register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 AM and 5 PM. Check-in will be from 7:00-7:30 PM on the night of the paddle. $15 includes equipment, $8 if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia "Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War-era textile mill ruins of New Manchester and follows the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs. Meet inside the Visitor's Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Mar 6, 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, March 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Kite Rally
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 1 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Enjoy a day flying kites over looking the lake. Make your own kite with furnished materials or bring one of your own. We'll have prizes for the best-made kite and the highest flyer. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Pedal at Panola and Arabia
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Grab your bike and sense of adventure as we bike 16 miles round trip from Panola Mountain State Park to Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve and back. Guided by Park Rangers, we’ll make stops at several cultural sites and trails to learn more about the history and landscape of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Bikes are available for rental. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us on a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Please call to register in advance. Groups of 10 or more must register for a private hike. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Astronomy
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will be discussing topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through some high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast, due to a lack of light pollution, so come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
  Sunday, March 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 8, 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 Historic New Manchester History Hike
Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, March 14, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia 2014 Equestrian Workday
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Join other horse enthusiasts as they help maintain and improve the equestrian trails and camping area at the park. Lunch and goodies included. Volunteers should bring tools such as shovels, gloves and pruners.To register contact Kathy White at kjwhite1@bellsouth.net or call 706-614-8348 706-614-8348.
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Icestorm Cleanup
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
The park was hit hard by the recent ice storm and could use your help in debris removal. Join the Friends of Don Carter State Park as we restore the roads and trails. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Mar 14, 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 Equestrian Workday
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join other horse riders as we help maintain and improve the equestrian trails at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Volunteers should bring hand tools such as pole saws, shovels, gloves, and pruners. Please sign up in advance by calling Dale Faulkner at 706-340-7176. Lunch, drinks, and other materials will be provided to those who register. 404-210-9779.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soldier's Life
Saturday, Mar 14, 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 Sunset Swamp Paddle
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Take a guided paddle on the Okefenokee Swamp. Learn some basics of canoeing or kayaking from a certified instructor and learn about animals that lurk the swamp at night. We will be providing canoes/kayaks, paddles, and PFDs. Sign up in the park office by 5:00 PM the day of the paddle. $20 per person $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a tractor-pulled hayride up to Jack's Hill. We will also gather around a campfire and make s'mores. Park Rangers and local historians will be leading these programs, sharing history and stories from the park. Reservations are required. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Sunday, March 15, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Landscape, Macro, and Wildlife Photography 101
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
During an exciting day you’ll visit Stone, Arabia and Panola Mountains and use different photography techniques in these unique landscapes. In this small, personal class you’ll be taught by Larry Winslett, an expert nature photographer who has chronicled the natural world all over North America. Space is limited! Register at monadnockmadness.com $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 15, 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 Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and Friends member John Johnston will lead a moderate three-mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom visited rock quarry of New Manchester. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, March 21, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Equestrian Bingo Ride
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 8 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The Friends of A.H. Stephens invites you to be a part of benefit for the park's equestrian facilities. Registration is from 8-9am., ride starts at 9:30am., $30 per rider includes one bingo card, lunch, parking and riding fee. $15 per non-rider. Negative coggings is required. $5 parking. 770-466-4430.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners bird walk
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 2 PM to 4 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 Garden Maintenance and Planting
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Do you have a green thumb? If so, we need your help to get our garden ready for the season. We will be removing weeds, laying pine straw, and planting some flowers. Bring gardening tools and work gloves. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Photography Workshop with Rena Johnson
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Want to learn how to take some amazing shots of gorgeous waterfalls, wildlife, lake scenes and other stunning imagery? Learn from professional and award winning photographer Rena Johnson in this hands-on photography workshop. Advanced registration required. $75 per a person $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Okefenokee Swamp Run 10K and 1 mile
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 7 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Registration for the 38th annual Okefenokee Swamp Run will be held at group shelter #2 prior to the start of the race. All ages are welcome to participate. Proceeds are donated to the YMCA, Easter Seals, and other charitable organizations. This event is sponsored by the Okefenokee Track and Cycling Club. $5 parking. 912-282-0703.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Mar 21, 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 activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Triple Hike Challenge: Moonlight Monadnock Madness
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ready, steady, GO! Climb Stone, Arabia, and Panola Mountain all in one unforgettable day! We’ve set up a fast-paced schedule that will allow you to conquer each peak while learning about the incredible ecosystems of each monadnock along the way. You’ll be treated to insider information from local tour guides, s'mores, and a surprise souvenir! $15 adult/$7 child (includes parking) Optional $10 boxed dinner. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Astronomy
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will be discussing topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through some high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast, due to a lack of light pollution, so come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Mar 21, 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.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, March 22, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 22, 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 Trails Work Day
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 10 AM to 1 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. Registration encouraged at 770-732-5871. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Friday, March 27, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Night Eggstravaganza
Friday, Mar 27, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your basket and your flashlight for a nocturnal egg hunt. Have your picture taken with Roosevelt Bunny. Enter the Easter Bonnet Parade and Contest. Three field hunts separated by age: up to 3 yrs, 4-6 yrs, and 7-9 yrs. Meet at the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Hunt $4 per child ages 3 & up. Easter Bonnet Parade $1; Make a hat $2 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Mar 27, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Fort Yargo has some great habitat, including marshland, mixed hardwood Forest, and an expansive open lake. We will look for a variety of birds like woodpeckers, warblers, and wading birds. Learn about the Atlanta Audubon Society, and how you can get involved in birdwatching, as well as land conservation. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
  Saturday, March 28, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter at the Fort and Annual Market Faire
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Interact with living historians demonstrating life in the 1790s frontier Georgia. See 18th century craftsman and women demonstrating their trades, frontier camps, Native American warriors, century music, and other unique demonstrations. Children under 12 free. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kickoff to Spring Festival
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Welcome spring with food vendors, arts and crafts, and fresh produce. We will also be grinding corn meal in the Mill House. Visitors will enjoy the scenery of this park with covered bridge, mill pond and cypress trees. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Golf Tournament
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Charity golf tournament sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park to raise funds to benefit the park and golf course. Proceeds will be used to maintain, repair, and improve the park and golf course. You can pick up applications in the park visitor center or at the golf course. $200 per team of 4 people. $50 per player. $20 per team to play from ladies red tee box on a hole of choice or $5 per ladies tee. $5 mulligans 912-285-6154.
Get Outdoors Georgia Baskets, Bunnies and “Egg-o-Caching”
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Happy Easter! Ages 3 - 10 can create their own Easter baskets and go on a kid-friendly egg scavenger hunt through the woods. Afterward, visit with rabbits from the 4-H Bunny Club. At 1 p.m., families can join our Easter geocaching adventure to hunt for prized eggs throughout the park. Some GPS units available for rent. $2 basket program; $2/family geocaching with your own GPS; $5/family geocaching with GPS rental. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Triple Hike Challenge: Moonlight Monadnock Madness
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ready, steady, GO! Climb Stone, Arabia, and Panola Mountain all in one unforgettable day! We’ve set up a fast-paced schedule that will allow you to conquer each peak while learning about the incredible ecosystems of each monadnock along the way. You’ll be treated to insider information from local tour guides, s'mores, and a surprise souvenir! $15 adult/$7 child (includes parking) Optional $10 boxed dinner. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Mar 28, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Little River Fest
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Our first Little River Festival will include live reptile shows, canoeing and kayaking, pontoon boat tours, car show, fishing, an imagination station for kids, food vendors, arts and crafts, and music. Vendors applications being accepted now: reedbinghamevent@gmail.com $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 28, 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 and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Sunday, March 29, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter at the Fort and Annual Market Faire
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Interact with living historians demonstrating life in the 1790s frontier Georgia. See 18th century craftsman and women demonstrating their trades, frontier camps, Native American warriors, century music, and other unique demonstrations. Children under 12 free. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 29, 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 Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Friday, April 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter Egg Hunt - Ages 0-5
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring your kids ages 0 to 5 to Crooked River's Egg Hunt. Limited participation, early wristband purchase available. $3 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Flashlight Egg Hunt - Family Hunt
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 8:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Bring your family, friends, flashlights and baskets to Crooked River's Egg Hunt in the Dark. Limited participation, early wristband purchase available. Entertainment and music will be provided by Camden DJ! $3.00 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring Woodlands Horse Trail Ride
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 10:45 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Saddle up with the naturalist and a wrangler to celebrate spring with a 1-hour, guided horseback ride through the woodlands. Learn about the natural history and get the “horse’s view” of Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks for after the ride. Must pre-register. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Paddle
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us for a moonlight canoe and kayak paddle under the stars. Register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 AM and 5 PM. Check-in will be from 7:00-7:30 PM on the night of the paddle. $15 includes equipment, $8 if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 3, 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 and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Apr 3, 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, April 4, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs, and they are waiting for you. Children bring your own basket, join the fun and search for a few. Little hunters will have their own small patch; and if we are lucky, there may be a surprise visit by the Easter Bunny. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 4, 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 Festival By The Lake
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 10 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Want to spend a day by the lake? Enjoy our festival with craft vendors, food vendors, games and live entertainment. Boat rides will be departing on the hour. Easter egg hunt at 1 pm. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Bring the children and a basket for a fun egg hunt. Bring a picnic and spend the afternoon enjoying our beautiful riverside park. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Eggs hunts are no long for the day. Join us for our second annual egg hunt. We have made it bigger with over 4,000 glowing eggs. Space is limited and registration is required. $3 per a child $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 6 PM to 8 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us on a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Please call to register in advance. Groups of 10 or more must register for a private hike. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Gator Alley Paddle
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Just keep paddling, just keep paddling, just keep paddling up the Little River. This is a great trip for paddlers of all levels. We will go through the basics before setting off. Personal canoes/kayaks are welcome. Boats can be reserved at the visitor center. Personal canoes/kayaks are welcome. $10/person ( bringing own boat); $15/person (if renting boat) $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Astronomy
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will be discussing topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through some high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast, due to a lack of light pollution, so come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 4, 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 an optional short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike 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. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, April 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 5, 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 
  Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 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 
  Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 8, 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 
  Friday, April 10, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners bird walk
Friday, Apr 10, 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 Night Hike at Mistletoe
Friday, Apr 10, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a moonlit hike where we'll use our ears and senses of touch and smell to explore nighttime wonders. Will wetting your nose increase your smelling ability? Can you distinguish trees by the feel of their bark? Bring a flashlight and walking shoes. Weather permiting $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 10, 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 and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, April 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 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 Sweep the Hooch
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us as we partner with Trout Unlimited, Chattahoochee Riverkeepers and the National Park Service for the fifth annual Sweep the Hooch. This massive cleanup extends all the way from the upper Chattahoochee to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. ***Be sure to register on the Sweep the Hooch website before coming out to volunteer. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Evening Paddle
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This ranger-led paddle will take participants around 260-acre Lake Marbury for viewing wildlife, taking in some of the scenery and history of this park, and enjoying the sunset. Ages 4 and older. Register in advance, Space is limited. Meet at the Beach Boat Dock area. $15 includes equipment, plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Apr 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 Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a ramble through time on the grounds of the Hardman Farm, Georgia's newest State Historic Site. Explore emerging foliage, flowers, historic landscaping and stories of the families who planted them. Weather permitting. $5. 706-878-1077.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stewardship Saturday
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us as we partner with the South River Watershed Alliance to help clean-up and restore native vegetation to the bank of the South River. Wear work shoes and long pants and bring gloves and a water bottle. Meet at Alexander Lakes Area Parking Lot. Registration in advance required. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sunset Swamp Paddle
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Take a guided paddle on the Okefenokee Swamp. Learn some basics of canoeing or kayaking from a certified instructor and learn about animals that lurk the swamp at night. We will be providing canoes/kayaks, paddles, and PFDs. Sign up in the park office by 5:00 PM the day of the paddle. $20 per person $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, April 12, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 2 PM
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 Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike 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. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 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, April 15, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 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 
  Friday, April 17, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Girl Scout Adventure Weekend
Friday, Apr 17, 2015 until Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 5 PM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Activities will include boat tours, hiking and live animals. Scouts will camp in the ball field and participate in a variety of events. This is open to Girl Scout levels Daisies and Brownies.Registration Deadline is April 17. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 17, 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 and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, April 18, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Saturday, Apr 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, Apr 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 Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Apr 18, 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 a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Earth Day Hike
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
In celebration of Earth Day, join a ranger for a hike at the park. We will learn about the long leaf pine ecosystem and the animals that live in the area. Please pay at park office. $1.00 per person $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Apr 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 activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Apr 18, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Astronomy Night
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 7 PM to 9 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 Astronomy
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 9 PM to 10 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will be discussing topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through some high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast, due to a lack of light pollution, so come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 18, 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 an optional short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Flower Hike
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This hike will go around the Jail House and lake where you can see a variety of spring wild flowers. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
  Sunday, April 19, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 19, 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 Skidaway Narrows Cleanup
Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Celebrate Earth Day by helping to clean up the Skidaway Narrows. Bring your own boat, kayak or canoe. Limited number of kayaks and canoes will be provided. Walking clean-up volunteers are also welcome. Please register before Friday April 18th. 912-598-2300.
  Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 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, April 22, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 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 Earth Day River Paddle at High Tide
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 11:50 AM to 2:50 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Celebrate Earth Day with a paddle on Crooked River. 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-$35 per person. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
  Friday, April 24, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Apr 24, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Fort Yargo has some great habitat, including marshland, mixed hardwood Forest, and an expansive open lake. We will look for a variety of birds like woodpeckers, warblers, and wading birds. Learn about the Atlanta Audubon Society, and how you can get involved in birdwatching, as well as land conservation. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 24, 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 and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, April 25, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring Fling
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with fun family activities, such as programs on native wildlife, nature hikes, hayrides and more. Kids will be able to make their own craft projects to take home. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stewardship Saturday
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us as we partner with the South River Watershed Alliance to help clean-up and restore native vegetation to the bank of the South River. Wear work shoes and long pants and bring gloves and a water bottle. Meet at Alexander Lakes Area Parking Lot. Registration in advance required. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Road-Kill Run
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 7 AM to 10 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Stretch your legs and test your speed in the annual Buzzard Day “Road-Kill Run”. Registration for the 5K run will be at Beach Pavilion and start at 7 a.m. The race will start at 8 a.m. $20/ participant early registration. $25/participant late registration $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Gator Alley Paddle
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Just keep paddling, just keep paddling, just keep paddling up the Little River. This is a great trip for paddlers of all levels. We will go through the basics before setting off. Personal canoes/kayaks are welcome. Boats can be reserved at the visitor center. Personal canoes/kayaks are welcome. $10/person ( bringing own boat); $15/person (if renting boat) $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Sunset Swamp Paddle
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Take a guided paddle on the Okefenokee Swamp. Learn some basics of canoeing or kayaking from a certified instructor and learn about animals that lurk the swamp at night. We will be providing canoes/kayaks, paddles, and PFDs. Sign up in the park office by 5:00 PM the day of the paddle. $20 per person $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 25, 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 an optional short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
  Sunday, April 26, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 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 
  Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 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, April 29, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 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 
  Friday, May 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Girl Scout Adventure Weekend
Friday, May 1, 2015 until Saturday, May 2, 2015 5 PM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Activities will include boat tours, hiking and live animals. Scouts will camp in the ball field and participate in a variety of events. This is open to Girl Scout levels Daisies and Brownies.Registration Deadline is April 17. $25 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
  Saturday, May 2, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, May 2, 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 
  Sunday, May 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, May 3, 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 
  Saturday, May 9, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Frogging by Ear (and other night sounds) by Kayak
Saturday, May 9, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join Linda May, Environmental Outreach Coordinator for Georgia's Non-Game Conservation Division and Frog expert, on this "frogging" by kayak tour. Learn what species of frogs live in Georgia, and how to identify frogs by ear, as we kayak around Lake Marbury. Space is limited, per-registration required. x $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, May 9, 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 Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a ramble through time on the grounds of the Hardman Farm, Georgia's newest State Historic Site. Explore emerging foliage, flowers, historic landscaping and stories of the families who planted them. Weather permitting. $5. 706-878-1077.
Get Outdoors Georgia Beginner Birding
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
In celebration of migratory bird month, join a park ranger to learn about the birds. From 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, we will discuss the different birds you might see in Georgia. From 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, we will take a walk to see what we can discover. Binoculars available. This event is weather permitting. $3.00 per person $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
  Sunday, May 10, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Mother's Day Twilight Paddle
Sunday, May 10, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take mom out on this sunset paddle on Lake Rutledge. Enjoy the setting sun, nature sounds, and interesting facts about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park on this Ranger-Guided tour. Register in advance, all tours leave from beach area. 15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, May 15, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia National Kids to Parks Day New Moon Paddle
Friday, May 15, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger on this guided night tour featuring a sky full of stars and constellations. National Kids to Parks Day is national movement engages children and families with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor recreation. What better way to spend the evening with family and friends on Lake Rutledge. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
  Saturday, May 16, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia The 150th Anniversay of the Arrest of Alexander Hamilton Stephens
Saturday, May 16, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
One Hundred and Fifty years ago, On May 11, 1865 A.H. Stephens was arrested and charged with treason. Come out and experience a live re-enactment of his arrest, and his homecoming, that took place on October 27, 1865. In addition to the re-enactment, we will have period performers, demonstrators, and the Yonah Pickers dulcimer group will be perform $1 - $5. 706-456-2602.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Volunteer Days
Saturday, May 16, 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 National Kids to Parks Day: Paddling Trip
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us as we paddle up a beautiful section of Lake Lanier and see undeveloped parts of the park seen best from the water. We will be on the lookout for some wildlife which can often be spotted on this tranquil portion of the lake. The entire trip will be on flat water so this will be fun for the whole family. Space is limited. $10-$15 $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia J.A.K.E.S. Day and Junior Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
These two events will both be running concurrently. J.A.K.E.S. day activities will begin at 10 am at the parks new archery range. Kids age 17 and under will have a chance to try their hand at archery, fly casting, shooting sports and more. The Junior Fishing Derby for kids ages 3-15 will be held at the parks farm pond and will run 10 am - 2pm. Event is free. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Kids to Parks Day New Moon Paddle
Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger on this guided night tour featuring a sky full of stars and constellations. National Kids to Parks Day is national movement engages children and families with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor recreation. What better way to spend the evening with family and friends on Lake Rutledge. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twisted Ankle 30K Trail Run
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
The Twisted Ankle 30 K Trail Run is a hilly, sometimes technical run through Sloppy Floyd Park and along Taylor's Ridge, the majority of which is in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Training for this run should be done on hilly trails. There is a registration fee to participate in Marathon. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia 3rd Annual Big Little River Paddle Event
Saturday, May 16, 2015 8 AM to 1 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Ready, Set, Go! Join us for a race down our 3 mile section of the Little River in the Park. Contestants will launch from Red Roberts Landing and finish at Lake Reed Bingham. Awards will be given to the top finishers in various categories, and lunch will be provided after the Race. $20 per boat before May 1st $30 per boat after May 1st $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, May 22, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Night Paddle
Friday, May 22, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this after hours guided paddle on Lake Rutledge after the sun goes down. Enjoy some night sounds, astronomy, and a bit of History on this relaxing kayak tour. Register in advance. Tours leave from beach area. 15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, May 23, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Night Paddle
Saturday, May 23, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this after hours guided paddle on Lake Rutledge after the sun goes down. Enjoy some night sounds, astronomy, and a bit of History on this relaxing kayak tour. Register in advance. Tours leave from beach area. 15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Miniature Golf Tournament
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Show your skills at this year’s miniature golf tournament! Compete against your friends and family as you celebrate the holiday. Wear something patriotic and you may find yourself on our park Facebook page. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Get Outdoors Georgia Family Farm Day
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
The farm comes to life with volunteers demonstrating crafts and chores of the past. Learn about chores and skills from long ago, such as sewing, blacksmithing, woodstove cooking, gardening, woodworking and other farm activites. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, May 23, 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, May 24, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Memorial Day Night Paddle
Sunday, May 24, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy this after hours guided paddle on Lake Rutledge after the sun goes down. Enjoy some night sounds, astronomy, and a bit of History on this relaxing kayak tour. Register in advance. Tours leave from beach area. 15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, May 24, 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, May 25, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia A Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 25, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, blacksmithing, and soldier's life activities. Musket and cannon firing demonstrations will be presented throughout the day. Start your summer with a BANG here at Fort King George! $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Get Outdoors Georgia Holiday Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, May 25, 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.
  Saturday, May 30, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, May 30, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.
  Monday, June 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Jun 1, 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 
Get Outdoors Georgia Highland Walk Junior Golf Camp
Weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM – Jun 1, 2015 until Jun 8, 2015 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Whether a player is swinging the club for the first time or looking to refine his or her skills, Junior Golf Camp is a fun way for kids to learn the lifelong game of golf. By the end of the week, players will have learned fundamental skills, etiquette, rules and sportsmanship. 1/2 Day Session $150; All Day Session $250. Discounted rate for additional siblings. $5 parking. 706-245-6770.
Tons of Fun 
  Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tuesday, Jun 2, 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 
  Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, archery, fishing, nature art, and more. There will also be a living history component to the camp, with actors at the fort dressed in period clothing demonstrating life in the 1790's, and hands on activities. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
  Thursday, June 4, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, archery, fishing, nature art, and more. There will also be a living history component to the camp, with actors at the fort dressed in period clothing demonstrating life in the 1790's, and hands on activities. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
  Friday, June 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, archery, fishing, nature art, and more. There will also be a living history component to the camp, with actors at the fort dressed in period clothing demonstrating life in the 1790's, and hands on activities. Space is limited, please pre-register. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
  Saturday, June 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day - James Edmonds Trail Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
The trail is a 7.2 mile mountainous hike, passing trickling waterfalls and beautiful vistas. Bring proper shoes/boots, food, and water. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Alligator Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
See live alligators at the Kirbo Interpretive Center. Alligator experts and trappers will be on hand, sharing their knowledge. Lake Walter F. George is a beautiful location to view wildlife and birds. Pontoon Boat rides available throughout the day. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day - Audubon " Intro to Birding" walk
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
For National Trails Day we are leading this 1.25-mile guided bird walk on the Beaver Pond Loop Trail. This walk is intended for all ages, the terrain is moderately strenuous. We will walk at a slow pace and listen for Summer Tanagers, Yellow-Billed Cuckoo's and Great-Crested Flycathers. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Frogging (and other night sounds) by Kayak
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join Linda May, Environmental Outreach Coordinator for Georgia's Non-Game Conservation Division and Frog expert, on this "Frogging" by Kayak tour. Learn what species of frogs live in Georgia, and how to identify frogs by ear, as we kayak around Lake Rutledge. Space is limited, per-registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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