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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Archery Camp
Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 10-14) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-D range. Register by June 13th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, July 1, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 8 PM to 10 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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Paddle Trip at the Fort
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Archery Camp
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 10-14) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-D range. Register by June 13th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Jul 1, 2016 until Jul 22, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Binoculars on hand or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. New location at Picnic area 2-3. Located beside Bethany Bridge. New time is - 9:00 p.m. Bring a red lens flashlight. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and 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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Stargazer Paddle
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 9:30 PM to 11 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for this evening paddle on the Sparks Reservoir. We will watch the sun set and then search the sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars as night arrives. This program is for anyone 18 or over who can swim. Binoculars recommended. Includes choice of canoe or kayak, PFD, and paddle. Meet at the Bait Shop. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10 AM to 12:30 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Events will begin with our 10 a.m. bicycle parade. Old-time games will start in the field behind the office, at 11 a.m. include sack races, three-legged races, water relay, water balloon toss, and a paddle board race. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Blackberry Pickin'
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
A ranger will lead us out to the best places for blackberry picking. Visitors will receive their own 2016 Chatt Bend Blackberry Book filled with blackberry recipes. Bring your own bag/basket and you're most famous blackberry recipe (including photos) to be included in 2017s cookbook. Cover up from sun, bugs and briers. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Ol' Time Independence Day
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Put on your red, white and blue, pack a picnic, and spend a day on the farm. Hear the Declaration of Independence at noon and have some ol' time fun with outdoor games, races, and ol' time skill demonstrations. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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Saturday Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ever wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close-up look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bug spray, and bring plenty of water. Ages 10 and up. Register in advance. Meet in Nature Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jul 2, 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 range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Fourth of July Weekend Celebration
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 until Monday, Jul 4, 2016 11 AM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Start your Independence Day Celebrations early. We will be having a weekend full of events, games, and contests leading up to the Fourth of July. There will be activities for the entire family starting on Saturday July 2nd and going to Monday July 4th. $6-$8. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Fireworks at the 'Nole
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10 AM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Celebrate an early Independence Day with fireworks over Lake Seminole. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Don't get Lost, get into Orienteering
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Want to know how to use a compass and read a topographic map? Then join us for this program and learn all about the sport of Orienteering. You'll also take home your very own map to Sweetwater's permanent orienteering course. Wear good walking shoes, bring water and a hat for this off-trail program. Meet us at the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Stars of Sweetwater
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us at the Bait Shop for stargazing. We'll be identifying constellations and discussing the ancient tales associated with them. Bring a blanket for sitting, and a flashlight with a red lens, cover, or bulb. Binoculars and star charts provided. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Summer Concert Series - Nearly Normal String band
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come to the Beach Pavillion and go back to your roots with the Nearly Normal String Band. Playing a rollicking mix of Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk, and Old Time Appalachian; Viva and Neal Araki will be sure to get your toes-a-tapping, and your heart a pounding. This event marks the beginning of Tugaloo's 2016 Summer Concert Series. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this three-hour high tide paddle. Start off with a maze of marsh grass then open into scenic views. Look for wildlife and enjoy the unique and fun perspective of kayaking coastal waters. Limited space, reservations required. $35 single; $45 tandem. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 3, 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. 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.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and 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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Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day Colonial Faire
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Celebrate the 4th with colonial games, contests of skill, colonial music, musket firings, cannon firings and activities. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. Sponsored by the City of Flemington, Friends of Fort Morris and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 912-884-5999.
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Heritage Farm Camp
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 until Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This camp focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening and open hearth cooking. Ages 9-14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
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Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children can participate in 3-legged races, sack races, sailboat races, cornhole, relay races, egg carry, and other fun games. Free watermelon, hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be available afterward while supplies last. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Archery for Beginners
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. Must call to pre-register and pre-pay to reserve a spot, ages 9+ only. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment provided. Program is outdoors and weather permitting. Meet at the Park Office. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 4, 2016 until Jul 25, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Call Kathy Church at 706-878-3087 for more info. Paid by May 23rd. $200 per person $5 parking. 706-878-4736.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Anna Ruby Tuesdays
Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
What was life like for a well-to-do girl in Nacoochee in the 1870s? In this one day camp, 6-10 year old girls will play period games, make period hairstyles, try on period clothes, and have an English tea. Registration forms can be sent by e-mail, mail or picked up at the site's Visitor Center. $30. 706-878-1077.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 8 AM to 11 AM
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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Slackline 101
Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Paddle Trip at the Fort
Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Civil War Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 to Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 - 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for this Civil War-themed Junior Ranger Camp. Ages between 8 and 12 years old. See black powder weapons firing, including a cannon. Feel a slithering snake in your hand, get your feet wet in a creek hike while earning a Junior Ranger badge. Pre-Registration is required. Spaces are limited. $60. 770-443-7850.
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Friday, July 8, 2016

Paddle Trip at the Fort
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Jul 8, 2016 until Jul 22, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Binoculars on hand or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. New location at Picnic area 2-3. Located beside Bethany Bridge. New time is - 9:00 p.m. Bring a red lens flashlight. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 7 PM to 9 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. $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 7 PM to 9 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. $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and 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, July 9, 2016

Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 AM
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.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 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. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 - $25 $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Night Hike
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Who-Who what animal makes that sound? Discover what animal makes that sound as hikers explore Georgia's nightlife on a walk through the woods after dark. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Etowah Games Day
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn about games that early Native Americans played and how they have influenced modern games and sports. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
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.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Jul 9, 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 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jul 9, 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 range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Jul 9, 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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Hooked on Fishing
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Fishing in the Okefenokee is always fun and the summer is the best time to go. From catfish to brim and everything in between this is the spot to be for fishing. This program will have a ranger teaching children how to fish and then informing them on all of the fish they catch. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Stars of Sweetwater
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us at the Bait Shop for stargazing. We'll be identifying constellations and discussing the ancient tales associated with them. Bring a blanket for sitting, and a flashlight with a red lens, cover, or bulb. Binoculars and star charts provided. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 10, 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. 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.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and 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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Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 11, 2016 until Jul 25, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Call Kathy Church at 706-878-3087 for more info. Paid by May 23rd. $200 per person $5 parking. 706-878-4736.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Family Paddle
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a relaxing family paddle around Tallulah Lake. Kids age 2 and up are welcome, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so call to reserve your spot. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Paddle Trip at the Fort
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Friday, July 15, 2016

Paddle Trip at the Fort
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Intro to Paddleboarding
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Think you've got great balance? Try our introduction course to paddle-boarding on the lake. Meet at the boat rental area near the beach. Wear clothes you can get wet! Must be 16 and up to participate. Space is limited. Registration is required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Jul 15, 2016 until Jul 22, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Binoculars on hand or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. New location at Picnic area 2-3. Located beside Bethany Bridge. New time is - 9:00 p.m. Bring a red lens flashlight. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 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 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, July 16, 2016

Bats of the Night
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn about these often misunderstood, yet fascinating, creatures of the night. A bat specialist will try to capture and release the little brown bats of Georgia. Short hike to the site. Pre-registration required. Meet at the RV campground area. Bring flashlight, insect repellent and wear closed-toe shoes. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Paddle Trip at the Fort
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 9 AM to 10:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 8 AM to 11 AM
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, Jul 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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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jul 16, 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 range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 8 PM to 10 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Don't get Lost, get into Orienteering
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Want to know how to use a compass and read a topographic map? Then join us for this program and learn all about the sport of Orienteering. You'll also take home your very own map to Sweetwater's permanent orienteering course. Wear good walking shoes, bring water and a hat for this off-trail program. Meet us at the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Stars of Sweetwater
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us at the Bait Shop for stargazing. We'll be identifying constellations and discussing the ancient tales associated with them. Bring a blanket for sitting, and a flashlight with a red lens, cover, or bulb. Binoculars and star charts provided. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Jul 16, 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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Summer Concert Series - Still Standing Gospel Group
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come to the Beach Pavilion at Tugaloo State Park for Gospel as sung by the Still Standing Gospel Group. This 7 piece band led by Steve Pruitt will bring an excellent cap to your evening here at Tugaloo State Park. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 17, 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. 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.
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Sweetwater Creek Canoe Cleanup
Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us in beautifying Sweetwater Creek as we pick up trash from the water by canoe and along the banks. Pre-registration is required and previous canoe experience is required for those in canoes. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 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 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, July 18, 2016

Farm to Table Summer Camp
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 until Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
The park's newest summer camp will focus on teaching children ages 10-16 basic cooking skills along with organic gardening. Lessons will include safe knife usage, how to harvest and store vegetables, cooking lessons, meal planning and more. Campers will prepare their own lunches each day. Camp fee includes lunch, snacks and all cooking supplies. $60 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 to Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 - 10 AM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Want something fun to do this summer? At Junior Ranger Day Camp, children learn about nature, history and animals while playing games and making new friends. Children will earn patches to take home. $40 per child $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 18, 2016 until Jul 25, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Call Kathy Church at 706-878-3087 for more info. Paid by May 23rd. $200 per person $5 parking. 706-878-4736.
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Full Moon Lake Paddle
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:45 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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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Full Moon Lake Paddle
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:45 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 - $25 $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 8 PM to 10 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
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs, across the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Slackline 101
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016 5 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Jul 22, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Binoculars on hand or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. New location at Picnic area 2-3. Located beside Bethany Bridge. New time is - 9:00 p.m. Bring a red lens flashlight. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 7 PM to 9 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. $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 7 PM to 9 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. $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 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 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, July 23, 2016

Night Hike
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Who-Who what animal makes that sound? Discover what animal makes that sound as hikers explore Georgia's nightlife on a walk through the woods after dark. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for an evening of star talks, star maps, and night sky viewing. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on grassy field. Meet at the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Creature Feature
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 2 PM to 3 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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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jul 23, 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 range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 24, 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. 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.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 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 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, July 25, 2016

Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 25, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Call Kathy Church at 706-878-3087 for more info. Paid by May 23rd. $200 per person $5 parking. 706-878-4736.
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Friday, July 29, 2016

Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jul 29, 2016 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 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, July 30, 2016

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 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. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 - $25 $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Jul 30, 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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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jul 30, 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 range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Summer Concert Series - Yonah Pickers Dulcimer Group
Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come to the Beach Pavillion for the 3rd installment of our Summer Concert Series with the Yonah Pickers. Step back to a time where the romantic, sound of Dulcimers rang throughout the Foothills of the Appalachians and to a time where folk traditions of dance and song where just dawning. Traditional American and Gospel music and lively dance. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 31, 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. 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.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 31, 2016 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 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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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 8 AM to 11 AM
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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Slackline 101
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, August 5, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 5, 2016 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Who-Who what animal makes that sound? Discover what animal makes that sound as hikers explore Georgia's nightlife on a walk through the woods after dark. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ever wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close-up look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bug spray, and bring plenty of water. Ages 10 and up. Register in advance. Meet in Nature Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, August 12, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 12, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 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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Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Walk to the Stars
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 8:30 PM to 11 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The evening will start with a sensory hike, where we will learn to use all of our senses to make the night come alive. Our hike will then end at Lake Buncombe, where you will see and learn about star constellations and get a great view of the Perseid meteor shower. We will be meeting in the parking lot at Shelter #3 (also known as the BBQ pit). $4.00 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 9 AM
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.
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Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
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.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Aug 13, 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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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Aug 13, 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 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Aug 13, 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 range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 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. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Aug 13, 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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Geology Hike
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 11 AM to 1:30 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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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Bike Trails Work and Ride
Sunday, Aug 14, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
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.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 14, 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. 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.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Slackline 101
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 8:45 PM to 10:45 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.
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Full Moon Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:45 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 - $25 $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Full Moon Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 19, 2016 9:15 PM to 11:15 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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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Petsmart Bark Camp I
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Splash in the lake, play games, discover sights and sounds on the trail. Learn obedience, nutrition, and grooming tips. Must pre-regsiter and pre-pay. Bring a picnic lunch, drink, towel,folding chair and written proof of current shots. Humans are asked to bring pet food for local pet pantry. Meet at the Small Group Camp near the stables. $20 per dog $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Aug 20, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 8 AM to 11 AM
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, Aug 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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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Aug 20, 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 range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Aug 20, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 21, 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. 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.
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Sweetwater Creek Canoe Cleanup
Sunday, Aug 21, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us in beautifying Sweetwater Creek as we pick up trash from the water by canoe and along the banks. Pre-registration is required and previous canoe experience is required for those in canoes. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Family Paddle
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a relaxing family paddle around Tallulah Lake. Kids age 2 and up are welcome, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so call to reserve your spot. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, Aug 26, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Creature Feature
Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 2 PM to 3 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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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Aug 27, 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 range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Aug 28, 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. 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.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Slackline 101
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, September 2, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 7 PM to 9 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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Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Labor Day Folklife Festival
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
How better to celebrate Labor Day than learning about old time labor? Experience first hand the daily chores needed to run a farm and reward your labors with games and music. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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Saturday Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ever wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close-up look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bug spray, and bring plenty of water. Ages 10 and up. Register in advance. Meet in Nature Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, September 5, 2016

Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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