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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. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. Bring a flashlight (preferably a headlamp). $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 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 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 Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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A Laborless Day
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
All play and no rest with this fun-filled weekend. Friday, join in on a lantern light walk through the woods. On Saturday have fun making foam art, meeting the park live animals and beat your bud in a mini-golf tournament. On Sunday, dig through owl poop, make a clay bird track, build a sandcastle, swim and search for salamanders. $1-$2 each $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Sep 2, 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. and we will carpool to the 'gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 2, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 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, September 3, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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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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A Laborless Day
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 11 AM to 6 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
All play and no rest with this fun-filled weekend. Friday, join in on a lantern light walk through the woods. On Saturday have fun making foam art, meeting the park live animals and beat your bud in a mini-golf tournament. On Sunday, dig through owl poop, make a clay bird track, build a sandcastle, swim and search for salamanders. $1-$2 each $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Sep 3, 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, Sep 3, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Atlanta Audubon Society: Discover the Birds of Pickett's Mill
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for a moderate level, slow hike on the trails while we learn the basics of birding and identify the species around the Mill. Hosted by a member of the Atlanta Audubon Society. Bring water, binoculars, and appropriate hiking clothes. Some binoculars provided for the program. Program is weather permitting. $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must pre-pay to pre-register. Meet at the Park Office 5 minutes early. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Pontoon Tours
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
End your day with a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history and watch how scenery and animal life changes with the setting sun. Register in advance. $10 per adult $8 for children 12 and under. $5 park pass. $8-$10 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes
Saturday, Sep 3, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Sep 4, 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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A Laborless Day
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 11 AM to 5 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
All play and no rest with this fun-filled weekend. Friday, join in on a lantern light walk through the woods. On Saturday have fun making foam art, meeting the park live animals and beat your bud in a mini-golf tournament. On Sunday, dig through owl poop, make a clay bird track, build a sandcastle, swim and search for salamanders. $1-$2 each $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 4, 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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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Pokemon Go, for a Hike
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Americorps Rangers here agree, gaming is more fun with a friend. Join us at the Iron Hill parking lot for this 3 mile (4.8km) hike to hit some stops, learn the history of Red Top, identify some trees, and maybe see some wildlife. Bring appropriate walking shoes and water, dogs are welcome. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. Bring a flashlight (preferably a headlamp). $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 4, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 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, September 5, 2016

Labor Day Holiday Tree Climbing
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 11 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ever wondered why we have a course in "tree climbing"? Well here's your chance to give it a go. This Labor Day, find out why on-rope tree climbing is a labor of love. This crash course is a great side event for picnickers. No advanced registration required. Find us at the tree by the bath house. Ages 8 and up please. Long shorts advised. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Archery for Beginners
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must pre-pay to pre-register. Meet at the Park Office 5 minutes early. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Monday, Sep 5, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 8:30 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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Friday, September 9, 2016

Introduction to Kayaking
Friday, Sep 9, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of the lake. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet at the Boat Ramp. Pre-registration required. $25 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Pokemon Night Hunt
Friday, Sep 9, 2016 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Calling all Pokemon Trainers! Beginner or expert, join us for a Pokemon night hike and hunt. We will be setting up lures at some Pokestops in the park. We will also take a short hike to the falls to see what Pokemon are lurking at night. Bring your smartphone, head light and walking shoes. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Pokemon Night Hunt
Friday, Sep 9, 2016 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Calling all Pokemon Trainers! Beginner or expert, join us for a Pokemon night hike and hunt. We will be setting up lures at some Pokestops in the park. We will also take a short hike to the falls to see what Pokemon are lurking at night. Bring your smartphone, head light and walking shoes. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Friday, Sep 9, 2016 9 PM to 10:30 PM
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. and we will carpool to the 'gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Sep 9, 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. and we will carpool to the 'gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 9, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 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, September 10, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Sep 10, 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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Dog Creek Hike
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Challenge yourself on a moderate to strenuous hike along one of the park's little known trails. This 2 mile hike will offer some of the best chances for encountering wildlife and enjoying what nature has to offer! Open to all ages. Call ahead to register. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Meet at the trail-head parking. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Unleash the fun as dogs get to swim in our pool before it closes for the season. On-going music and activities. Contests every 30 minutes include dog limbo, swimsuit, best splash, and best trick. Prizes. Vet question and answer table. No humans allowed in the pool. Sponsored by Columbus Area Petsmart. Pre-register at office. Walk-ins welcome. $8 per dog. Humans free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Intro to Paddleboarding
Saturday, Sep 10, 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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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 10, 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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Twilight Night Canoe Paddle
Saturday, Sep 10, 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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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Hidden Gem Series: Secrets of Homestead Trail
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 12 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
A moderate 4 mile hike exploring the hidden gems of Homestead Trail. Old homestead sites, road beds, moonshine distilleries and more paint a picture of life years ago. Join a Ranger as we investigate the mysteries of the trail. Wear appropriate hiking clothes, bring water. Dogs welcome, but this isn't a good trail for strollers or young children. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must pre-pay to pre-register. Meet at the Park Office 5 minutes early. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Pontoon Tours
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
End your day with a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history and watch how scenery and animal life changes with the setting sun. Register in advance. $10 per adult $8 for children 12 and under. $5 park pass. $8-$10 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Backpacking 101
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Do you like hiking? Do you wonder what you should bring? Join the interpretive ranger to learn the basics of backpacking. Learn how to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances on the trail, the proper way to encounter wild animals, and what to do if you get lost. This will be a presentation followed by a short hike, please wear proper footwear. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, Sep 10, 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, Sep 10, 2016 11 AM to 2:30 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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Pokémon Go! Hike
Saturday, Sep 10, 2016 2 PM to 6 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Wormsloe is home to a large variety of Pokémon and with four gyms and nine Pokéstops. It’s the perfect place for a night adventure. We will also be holding a gym competition after the hike with badges up for grab. There will be two hikes, the first at 2 PM and the second at 5 PM. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Pokemon Go, for a Hike
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Americorps Rangers here agree, gaming is more fun with a friend. Join us at the Iron Hill parking lot for this 3 mile (4.8km) hike to hit some stops, learn the history of Red Top, identify some trees, and maybe see some wildlife. Bring appropriate walking shoes and water, dogs are welcome. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. Bring a flashlight (preferably a headlamp). $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sweetwater Creek Canoe Cleanup
Sunday, Sep 11, 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, Sep 11, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Let’s go Birdwatching - Silver in the park (ages 50+)
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
We will go for a short birdwatching hike, and then, learn some local bird calls. No pets please. If you want, bring a lunch picnic and enjoy the park. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Meet at the trail-head parking (fish cleaning station). $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Almost Full Moon Paddle
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Naturalist-led paddle on the lake as the waxing gibbous moon reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. Meet at the boat ramp. Bring a flash light, insect repellent, and water. $15 with personal kayak/canoe. $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Introduction to Kayaking
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of kayaking on a safe and peaceful section of the lake. Open to people 16 years and older who can swim and are new to kayaking. Equipment provided. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet at the Boat Ramp. Pre-registration required. $25 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 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. Pre-register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 AM and 5 PM. Check-in will be from 5:00 PM until 5:30 PM. We will launch at 5:35 PM. $15 per person includes equipment, $8 per person if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Twilight Night Canoe Paddle
Friday, Sep 16, 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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Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 2 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Harvest Moon Night Hike
Friday, Sep 16, 2016 8 PM to 10 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 along the Cliatt Creek trail. Bring a flashlight and walking shoes. Meet at the Nature Center by the park office. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Sep 16, 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. and we will carpool to the 'gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Sep 16, 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 Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 16, 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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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Dendrology Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn orienteering and tree identification at the same time. Using the skills we teach you, a map, and a compass that we provide, identify 10 species of native trees in the park. The winner gets a prize. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Survival Skills I
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join instructor, Jimmy Culpepper, for an exciting hands-on skills class. Learn basic outdoor adventure prep, natural hazards, fire building, water purification and lost prevention. Geared towards adults or families with kids ages 12 and up. Bring water. Must pre-register. No walk-ins. Meet at the wooden amphitheater across from the Group Shelter. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Evening Paddle
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join the Park Naturalist for a calm, serene kayak paddle around the lake after hours. Learn about the history and wildlife of the park. No experience necessary. Ages 10 and up welcome. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Register in advance. Meet at the boat house near the beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 17, 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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Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 8:30 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, Sep 17, 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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Creature Feature
Saturday, Sep 17, 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, Sep 17, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Pontoon Tours
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
End your day with a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history and watch how scenery and animal life changes with the setting sun. Register in advance. $10 per adult $8 for children 12 and under. $5 park pass. $8-$10 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Sep 17, 2016 8:45 PM to 10:45 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Paws on the Falls
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with new friends on the High Falls Trail. We'll have a surprise for each dog that attends. $5 per a dog. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 18, 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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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. Bring a flashlight (preferably a headlamp). $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Sep 23, 2016 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Night Canoe Paddle
Friday, Sep 23, 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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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Sep 23, 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. and we will carpool to the 'gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Sep 23, 2016 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. Bring a flashlight (preferably a headlamp). $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Sep 23, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 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, September 24, 2016

Your State Parks Day - The Great Clean Up at A. H. Stephens
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Please come and join Friends of A. H. Stephens and our Park Staff on this very important day. Our goal is to clean, rake, clip, and remove underbrush in areas throughout the park. Bring bug spray, work gloves and any yard tools that you would like to use, some will be provided. Bottled water and snacks will be distributed. All ages welcome. 706-456-2602.
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A.H. Stephens' Cruise-In and Sock Hop
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 4 PM to 8 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Enjoy the sights of classic cars and the sounds of the '60s and '70s. Once you take a look around the car show, come down and enjoy the sock hop that will be happening inside our group shelter. Food and drinks will available for purchase. $1 - $3 $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Volunteer Event: Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
With free admission to the park in exchange for volunteering, Georgia State Parks Day is a great day to assist park staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park in a number of needed service projects. Plan on getting a little dirty, having fun, and meeting new people. Meet at the Interpretive Center. 706-657-4050.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Lake Lanier Shore Sweep - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 8 AM to 1 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join Lake Lanier Association's annual Shore Sweep. This event is organized for the benefit of Lake Lanier and all who enjoy its beauty. In past years Shore Sweep has had over 1,000 volunteers. Wear gloves and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Meet at the park office. 678-450-7726.
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Lend a Hand - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Your State Parks Day is an opportunity to give back, so lend a hand and help us with our volunteer project on the park. Volunteers will assist with the construction of a replica Native American Indian roundhouse. Wear clothing suitable to work outdoors. Volunteers receive FREE admission. 912-437-4770.
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Spruce Up the Fort - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Assist with sprucing up the fort by doing minor maintenance and clean up projects. Lunch and goodies provided as well as a good feeling for giving back to nature and the park. 912-884-5999.
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Birdberry Trail Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Volunteers are needed to help cleanup our handicap accessible Birdberry Trail. Stay for an hour, or make it an all-day event. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Make sure to wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water. Volunteers will receive free admission to the park. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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George L. Smith Volunteer Day - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come out and pitch in as we observe Your State Parks Day by doing beautification work projects throughout the park. T-shirts, water bottles, and other give-away items will be offered throughout the morning. 478-763-2759.
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Trail Trash Gathering - Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
One way to leave no trace is to remove what has been left been behind so come out and gather with Park Staff in cleaning up the Nature Trail. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
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Your State Park Day: Butterfly Garden Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring your garden tools and gloves and help park staff and volunteers weed, plant, and mulch our beautiful Butterfly Garden at the Park Office. 478-993-3053.
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Your State Parks Day - Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Your State Parks Day is devoted to making improvements and sprucing up our park. We will be cleaning trails, painting, and organizing. Please bring a friend or family and come out to lend a hand to the Park Rangers and help make your Magnolia Springs State Park beautiful. Don't forget some comfortable shoes and work gloves if you have them. 478-982-1660.
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Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Kids, we’re stocking a special area with fish just so you can catch dinner for the family tonight. There will be raffle prizes and a quick lunch available afterwards. Limited to kids ages 15 and under. Fish from the bank only; bring your own pole and tackle; no fishing license required. $5. 706-541-0321.
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Wildflowers and Wetlands -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers as we work to keep our public lands beautiful and clean. We will be planting local wildflowers in our sweeping "Power of Flight" grassland habitat area, cleaning litter from our lake shores, and giving your park the care she deserves. All ages welcome! Meet at the Alexander Lakes parking area. Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 770-389-7801.
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Landscaping and Gardening Volunteer Project
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
We will be working on projects for young and not so young. The variety of projects include spreading mulch and pulling weeds, trail maintenance, planting native and heirloom plants, repairing an authentic style split rail fence, sprucing up the historic cabin and homestead, removing invasive plants, and installing information signs along the trail. Volunteers get in free. 770-443-7850.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must pre-pay to pre-register. Meet at the Park Office 5 minutes early. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Your State Parks Day at Red Roberts Landing
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 8 AM to 1 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Help us keep your state park beautiful. The Friends of Reed Bingham are going to be cleaning up Red Roberts Landing and need your help. A t-shirt and lunch will be provided for those who participate. We welcome individuals as well as groups. We welcome Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or any organizations looking for community service hours. 229-894-3551.
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Twilight Pontoon Tours
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
End your day with a relaxing tour of our lake and river. Learn about the park's history and watch how scenery and animal life changes with the setting sun. Register in advance. $10 per adult $8 for children 12 and under. $5 park pass. $8-$10 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Bridge and Sidewalk Refurbishing: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Volunteers are being sought to help pressure wash the bridge and sidewalks on the entrance. We want to enlist your support to help with this project. Equipment will be provided. You may get wet, bring an extra set of clothes or shoes. 706-655-5870.
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Invasive Species Removal - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
We will be working to eliminate the Chinese Tallow Tree, an invasive species found in our park. Please register by Friday, September 23. 912-598-2300.
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Save our Parks and Make Them Beautiful! - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will have a park service project for You're State Parks Day. Then we will be discussing why State Parks are so important. We will clean up our park while riding around on bikes, this will be a fun way to exercise and play a part in keeping the Okefenokee beautiful. Come be a part of improving our park! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park staff and other volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day by improving Sweetwater Creek State Park. Water, gloves, comfortable work clothes, and closed-toe shoes recommended. 770-732-5871.
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Shortline Trail Cleanup and Front Gate Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Volunteers are welcome to help pick up trash and clean brush off the Shortline Trail. Volunteers will also be used to trim bushes and paint around our front gate to make it more ascetically pleasing. Bring water and snacks. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Canoe Races -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Get your paddles ready folks, for a Your State Parks Day tradition; The Canoe Races in the Cove. Register by 3pm for your race. The races will be divided into age groups. Winners of each bracket will receive a prize. We will meet at the Park Office. (Max of ten participants, per age group) 706-356-4362.
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Volunteer Work Day--Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Enjoy a day of volunteering with the staff and the "Friend's of Victoria Bryant State Park" by working on beautification projects, trails and other small projects. Lunch will be provided afterwards by the Friends of Victoria Bryant State Park. Parking is free for all volunteers that day. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Trail Clean-up on National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help park rangers clean the beautiful walking trails at Wormsloe at "Battery Wymberly", the pristine Civil War era earthworks at the southern end of the island and at the embankment to the race track at the north end of the park. Please bring water, comfortable shoes, and if possible clippers and gloves. 912-353-3023.
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Pokémon Go! Hike
Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 2 PM to 6 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Wormsloe is home to a large variety of Pokémon and with four gyms and nine Pokéstops. It’s the perfect place for a night adventure. We will also be holding a gym competition after the hike with badges up for grab. There will be two hikes, the first at 2 PM and the second at 5 PM. $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Sep 25, 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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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Friday, September 30, 2016

Night Hike
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Let’s look for phosphorescent organisms, listen for owls, and enjoy a frog chorus. You never know what we might find in the dark. Wear closed-toe shoes. Bring a flashlight, insect repellent, and water. Meet at the boat use area. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Sep 30, 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. and we will carpool to the 'gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Dulcimer Jam
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Listen to Appalachian lap dulcimers and assorted other acoustical instruments as musicians play traditional folk tunes. Enjoy a magnificent view off Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a folding chair. Meet behind the Park Office on Highway 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 10 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Try your hand at this growing sport with our Park Naturalist. Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, effective paddling/stroke, steering, and falling/recovery techniques. Open to adults and children 12 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Advance registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Come “let off some steam” by blowing the whistle atop the Jarrell Plantation ‘Mill Complex’, a signal used to communicate between Jarrell’s manning different work positions throughout the mill. See our stationary steam engine in action and experience live steam that puts into motion this important provider of mechanical energy in America's past. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Rivers Alive -- Little River Clean Up
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
It's time again for the annual River's Alive Little River cleanup. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own kayaks and canoes to join the paddling team down the river for trash collecting. Park boats will be free for program participants. The lake cleanup crew will be walking the lake perimeter removing trash from the water’s shores. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 2, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Oct 2, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Friends of Panola Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 3-mile, moderately strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views. All proceeds go to "Friends of Panola Mountain State Park", a not-for-profit group of volunteers that work diligently to support the park and its programs. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, October 7, 2016

Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Oct 7, 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. and we will carpool to the 'gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Music and Dancing On the Mountain
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl 60's and 70's music with Randy & Darlene Dameron, our popular local musicians. Cement seating. You may want to bring a chair or cushion. Meet at the stone amphitheater next to the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Family Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 8, 2016 3:30 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Enjoy a snake program, pumpkin scavenger hunt, nature hike, apple bobbing, marshmallow roasting, old-fashioned games, making corn husk dolls, music and storytelling. Friends of Mistletoe will offer $2 hayrides. $10 per vehicle includes parking. 706-541-0321.
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