Get Outdoors Events

More events are listed on individual park web pages.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Gazing at the Sunbury Stars
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
On the night of April’s new moon, staff will be on site after hours for gazing at the Sunbury Stars. A telescope will be available to take advantage of the moonless night to observe galaxies, star clusters, constellations and Jupiter’s Galilean moons. Bring a lawn chair and binoculars for an astronomical evening. Weather permitting. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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Home School Days at Sweetwater Creek
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join rangers for Wednesday activities including archery, water testing at the rapids, and a Macro-invertebrate hunt. These outdoor programs are designed to make exercise and ecology fun and hands-on, so wear clothes you can get messy or sweaty in. Call to reserve your space, click event for more details. Ages 8-15 only. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sweetwater Creek Kayak Cleanup
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us in beautifying Sweetwater Creek as we pick up trash from the water by kayak and along the banks. Pre-registration is required and previous kayak experience is required for those in kayaks. Meet at the Bait Shop. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
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Stargazers Astronomy
Friday, Apr 28, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Gaze at the galaxy, watch for meteors, and observe planets and the moon. We will enjoy the beautiful skies and all the stars above. We will using both our unaided eyes and new Celestron telescope. Bring a lounge chair. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Walking in Lady's Slippers
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
The Pink Lady's Slipper is an orchid native to north Georgia and can be found at Don Carter. Join us to learn about this unique wildflower, its role in the environment and some of its traditional uses. We will go on a hike to try and spot Lady's Slippers in bloom. Meet at the visitor center. Bring water and bug spray. Call to register in advance. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Dusk Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us on the East River Trail as we listen for wildlife and seek glowing insects with black light flashlights. Meet at the Picnic Shelter #5. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring water. No pets please. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
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Zombie Archery
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. Limited to 21 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Guided Mountain Hike and Wildflowers
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. We'll look for diamorpha, Carolina jessamine, atamasco lily and trout lily, depending on dates. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Big Little River Paddle Race
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 8 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join us for the 5th annual paddle race. Race 3 miles on a downstream stretch of the Little River with winding flat black water and some trees to maneuver. Event begins at Red Roberts Landing and finishes in the lake on the Colquitt County side. Registration is at 8 am and the race begins at 9:30 am Pre-registration is available in the park office. $20-$30 $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Sitton's Gulch Hike
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike like the locals & start at the bottom of the gulch & hike to the bottom of the falls. Go up 600 stairs, passing Hemlock & Cherokee Falls. Then, we will reward ourselves with a 3-mile hike downhill. Along the way, learn about the plants, animals, geology & history of the canyon. This is a moderate-strenuous 6-mile hike. Reservations required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 3 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the ranger for a fun-filled paddle trip where the Chattahoochee River meets Lake Lanier. We will look for wading birds and raptors. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Wear quick drying pants, sun screen, and bring water. Call to pre-register. Bring your own kayak or rent one here. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Macro-invertebrate Madness
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 12 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come down to the Farm Pond to look up close and personal at some of the macroscopic creatures that are essential to life in and around Georgia's waterways. This event is open to all ages. If you would like to help look for critters, please wear close toed water shoes or boots. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Lost Prevention and Fire Starting
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Getting lost in the wilderness is no laughing matter, are you prepared to tough it out until rescue teams find you? Bring the family to the amphitheater to learn the no-nonsense tools and steps necessary to avoid getting lost, and help make you comfortable while you wait it out. Then you’ll get to spark a fire for yourself. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Friday, May 5, 2017

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, May 5, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Walking in Lady's Slippers
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
The Pink Lady's Slipper is an orchid native to north Georgia and can be found at Don Carter. Join us to learn about this unique wildflower, its role in the environment and some of its traditional uses. We will go on a hike to try and spot Lady's Slippers in bloom. Meet at the visitor center. Bring water and bug spray. Call to register in advance. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Bilingual Family Hike
Saturday, May 6, 2017 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our bilingual naturalist for a hike along a wooded area of the park. Learn interesting facts about native plants and wildlife explained in both English and Spanish. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring water. Call to register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, May 6, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
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Zombie Archery
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. Limited to 21 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, May 6, 2017 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. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 6, 2017 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. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lawn Game Merriment
Saturday, May 6, 2017 11 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy an afternoon of lawn games with an AmeriCorps ranger on the lawn by the Vaughn Cabin. Have some unadulterated fun playing great games like bocce ball, corn hole, croquet, ladder ball, kubb, and giant jenga. Open to all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in and leave at your leisure. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Guided Mountain Hike and Wildflowers
Sunday, May 7, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. We'll look for diamorpha, Carolina jessamine, atamasco lily and trout lily, depending on dates. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, May 7, 2017 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. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Introduction to Orienteering and Compasses
Sunday, May 7, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center for an introductory course to the sport of Orienteering on our permanent course. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then taking a short walk to the course. Wear closed toed shoes, bring water, and wear weather appropriate clothing. Compasses will be provided for loan or can be purchased from the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Evening Canoe Paddle
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Explore the shoreline along Clarks Hill. We will watch the sun descend on the evening sky during this paddler's journey. Reservations are required. This program is weather dependent. If staff decides to cancel the program, there will be a rain date and/or refunds. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Full Moon Night Hike
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 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 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8:20 PM to 9:50 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. Call to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Stargazers Astronomy
Friday, May 12, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Gaze at the galaxy, watch for meteors, and observe planets and the moon. We will enjoy the beautiful skies and all the stars above. We will using both our unaided eyes and new Celestron telescope. Bring a lounge chair. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, May 12, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet Alexander Lakes parking area. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, May 12, 2017 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, May 13, 2017 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. Bring water, gloves and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. 678-450-7726.
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Water Festival
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Discover the importance of clean water through a morning clean up on the Chattahoochee River, followed by games and exhibits. Lunch will be provided. Nearby Providence Canyon is also hosting a canyon-floor cleanup this day. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Evening Paddle on Magnolia Springs Lake
Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
This will be a unique experience to get to paddle on the beautiful lake at Magnolia Springs State Park after hours. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the night from a perspective not everyone gets to see. Please reserve your canoe or kayak and pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Guided Mountain Hike and Wildflowers
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. We'll look for diamorpha, Carolina jessamine, atamasco lily and trout lily, depending on dates. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sitton's Gulch Hike
Sunday, May 14, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike like the locals & start at the bottom of the gulch & hike to the bottom of the falls. Go up 600 stairs, passing Hemlock & Cherokee Falls. Then, we will reward ourselves with a 3-mile hike downhill. Along the way, learn about the plants, animals, geology & history of the canyon. This is a moderate-strenuous 6-mile hike. Reservations required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Archery for Beginners
Sunday, May 14, 2017 1 PM to 3 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 needed to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. You'll learn a new skill and get in shape. Must be age 9+ to participate. Register in advance by calling Monday-Thursday. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Meet at the Park Office. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Volunteer Trails Work Day
Thursday, May 18, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This volunteer workday is a great way for individuals, families, or community service oriented groups to do some great outside work. Meet other volunteers of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work, company, and the outdoors. Work could include cutting back brush, raking, helping construct bridges or putting up directional signs. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, May 19, 2017 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Winged Wonders: Birds of Prey
Saturday, May 20, 2017 2 PM to 2:45 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate National Kids to Park Day with naturalist, Dale Arrowood, and his flighted birds from Winged Ambassadors. Watch and learn about these fascinating raptors as they take to the air. Meet at the baseball field across from the pool, Hwy 354. Free. Bring a chair or blanket, grass seating. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Kids To Parks Day
Saturday, May 20, 2017 11 AM to 6 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Starts at 11am with "Park Olympics", a series of games and relays. We will have face painting, tree identification for kids and adults, complete a Junior Ranger activity, archery, and group games. Free- $10 $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. You'll be meeting at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk the easy/moderate 1 mile Brantley Nature Trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Summer Kick Off
Saturday, May 20, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Activities include archery, bounce house, crafts, geocaching, hiking, black powder demonstrations, and much more. Shop the vendor's treasures, enjoy the splash pad, and play some games. Come out and join the Friends of Magnolia Springs State Park and Jenkins County 4-H Club for the 2nd Annual Summer Kick Off event. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Kids to Parks Day: Twilight Hike
Saturday, May 20, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join one of our ranges on a hike through the woods. This hike will take place on National Kids to Parks Day. We will be emphasizing the importance of children and the outdoors throughout the hike. We will have free handouts for children and special tells while hiking through the miles of trails here at Mistletoe. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Cummings Landing Marshes Sunset Hike And Paddle
Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Visit the beautiful, unspoiled marshes around Cummings Landing. We'll kayak/canoe 1.5 miles then go on a short hike to view the marshes from land. We'll finish off the event by taking in a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset while we paddle back to the park. Bring a camera! $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Summer Concert Series
Saturday, May 20, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come to the amphitheater for Old time Americana, Gospel, and Folk Music. Step back to a time when front porch picking and traditional music echoed throughout the Foothills of the Appalachians, inspiring romance, laughter, and fond memories of a simpler time. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Kids in Parks Day
Saturday, May 20, 2017 1 PM to 5 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Meet Andy the Snake and learn about his habitat Hike with Ranger Maranda Campfire and Smore's by the Fire Meet at the Unicoi Visitors Center $8 per person $8 per person $5 parking. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, May 21, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the ranger for a fun-filled paddle trip where the Chattahoochee River meets Lake Lanier. We will look for wading birds and raptors. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Wear quick drying pants, sun screen, and bring water. Call to pre-register. Bring your own kayak or rent one here. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia Soak It In 
Guided Mountain Hike and Wildflowers
Sunday, May 21, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. We'll look for diamorpha, Carolina jessamine, atamasco lily and trout lily, depending on dates. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sunset Hike
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to our highest point in the park to watch the sun set over Tallulah Gorge. Bring water for this moderate, 1 mile hike. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, May 26, 2017 9 PM to 9:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Intro to Orienteering
Saturday, May 27, 2017 4 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Using the skills we teach you, a map and compass that we provide, find 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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Memorial Day Celebration
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Families can play games and make kids' crafts. Also, take boat tours on Lake Walter F. George to look for alligators, osprey and herons. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Kids Fishing Derby
Saturday, May 27, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Children ages 3–15 (accompanied by a parent or guardian) are invited to participate in the parks annual kids fishing derby. Prizes will be offered in various categories and age groups. Registration will be held the morning of the event. $1.00 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. You'll be meeting at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk the easy/moderate 1 mile Brantley Nature Trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Zombie Archery
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. Limited to 21 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Zombie Archery
Saturday, May 27, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. Limited to 21 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Guided Mountain Hike and Wildflowers
Saturday, May 27, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. We'll look for diamorpha, Carolina jessamine, atamasco lily and trout lily, depending on dates. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Macro-invertebrate Investigation
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come down to the riverside, at the base of the New Manchester ruins, to look up close and personal at some of the macroscopic creatures that are essential to life in and around Georgia's waterways. This event is open to all ages. If you would like to help look for critters, please wear close toed water shoes or boots. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, May 27, 2017 3 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Americorp rangers and 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. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must prepay to preregister. Registration required. Meet near Picnic Shelter 2. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Snakes of North Georgia
Sunday, May 28, 2017 2 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join us as our naturalist educates folks about Georgia's wonderful reptiles. We will have live non-venomous snakes. Learn the difference between venomous and non-venomous snake species of North Georgia. Meet at shelter 3 (beach area). $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Chattahoochee River Paddle
Sunday, May 28, 2017 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join the ranger for a fun-filled paddle trip where the Chattahoochee River meets Lake Lanier. We will look for wading birds and raptors. Kids must be 6 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp. Wear quick drying pants, sun screen, and bring water. Call to pre-register. Bring your own kayak or rent one here. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Memorial Day Celebration
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Families can play games and make kids' crafts. Also, take boat tours on Lake Walter F. George to look for alligators, osprey and herons. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, May 28, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt and Hike
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Wear your patriotic colors and let's go looking for the hidden treasures. This will be an exciting 2 hour scavenger hunt around the park. You must take a photo of you with each of items. You can work as individuals or teams, but everyone must be pictured with the treasures. Maybe you can find Boston? $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Guided Mountain Hike and Wildflowers
Sunday, May 28, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. We'll look for diamorpha, Carolina jessamine, atamasco lily and trout lily, depending on dates. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Introduction to Orienteering and Compasses
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us at the Visitor Center for an introductory course to the sport of Orienteering on our permanent course. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then taking a short walk to the course. Wear closed toed shoes, bring water, and wear weather appropriate clothing. Compasses will be provided for loan or can be purchased from the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Sitton's Gulch Hike
Monday, May 29, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike like the locals & start at the bottom of the gulch & hike to the bottom of the falls. Go up 600 stairs, passing Hemlock & Cherokee Falls. Then, we will reward ourselves with a 3-mile hike downhill. Along the way, learn about the plants, animals, geology & history of the canyon. This is a moderate-strenuous 6-mile hike. Reservations required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Memorial Day Celebration
Monday, May 29, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Families can play games and make kids' crafts. Also, take boat tours on Lake Walter F. George to look for alligators, osprey and herons. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 29, 2017 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. Visitors may explore the site and find its Hidden Gem. The beautiful vista from the earthen fort, over the Medway River and out through St. Catherine's Sound, is a view that has changed very little over hundreds of years. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
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Guided Mountain Hike and Wildflowers
Monday, May 29, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. We'll look for diamorpha, Carolina jessamine, atamasco lily and trout lily, depending on dates. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Stargazers Astronomy
Friday, Jun 2, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Gaze at the galaxy, watch for meteors, and observe planets and the moon. We will enjoy the beautiful skies and all the stars above. We will using both our unaided eyes and new Celestron telescope. Bring a lounge chair. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Junior Fishing Rodeo on National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 8 AM to 11 AM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Kids 15 and younger can try to win prizes for largest fish or youngest angler, as well as a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing in Lake Liberty. Refreshments will be available. This program is in conjunction with National Trails Day. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Bilingual Family Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our bilingual naturalist for a hike along a wooded area of the park. Learn interesting facts about native plants and wildlife explained in both English and Spanish. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring water. Call to register in advance. Meet at the boat ramp. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Alligator Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as we discover what mysterious animals lurk under the waters of the Chattahoochee River. There will be presentations, and crafts, and you’ll even get to meet a real baby alligator. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Red Bird Creek Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
After a morning hike on Red Bird Creek Trail, we need volunteers to help us work on the trail. Those who would like to only participate in the hike only need to pay the parkpass fee. Volunteers get in for free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
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National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Come stay at the park and participate in trail clean-up activities and nature hikes as we celebrate National Trails Day. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come take a nature hike with us to celebrate National Trails Day and give back by helping us clean-up along the way. $5 parking. 912-557-7745.
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Explore the Unicoi Turnpike for National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Perhaps the oldest road in Georgia, the Unicoi Turnpike was an active trade route used by Native Americans, prior to becoming a toll road in 1819. The house at Hardman Farm sits on the remnants of this road. Learn more about life on the trail and the farm on this tour. Reservations required. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and over, $7 for youth 6-17 and $3 for children under age 6, plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Paws on the Falls - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 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 dog. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Tree Identification Walk - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Hofwyl is known mainly for its live oak trees, but dozens of different species of trees and shrubs can be found on the property. Can you tell the difference between a live oak and laurel oak? How about the difference between a magnolia and a holly? Join us for a guided hike focused on tree identification and learn more about these native species. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.
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Nature Talk and Hike with the Naturalist - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join the Park Naturalist and learn about the different wildlife, trees, and lime sinks located throughout the park. Then enjoy a guided hike along the trails. Hopefully you will be able to recognize something you just learned about. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Evening Paddle on Magnolia Springs Lake
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
This will be a unique experience to get to paddle on the beautiful lake at Magnolia Springs State Park after hours. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the night from a perspective not everyone gets to see. Please reserve your canoe or kayak and pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us as we celebrate National Trails Day where few get to tread. This ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain will give you a beautiful view of the sunset over Atlanta's skyline. Bring flashlights, hiking boots, bug spray and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited, please call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Geology Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Providence Canyon invites the public to join us as we take a hike through the canyons and learn about the geological formations and why the canyons are here! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Celebrate a nationwide hiking event by taking a guided hike of our Sandpiper and Avian Loop Trails. This marsh hike will be about two miles long and last around one hour and a half. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Duke's Creek Falls Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This hike is in accordance with National Trails Day and will be an interpretive hike to gorgeous Duke's Creek Falls. It will be about a 2 mile hike with a waterfall view at the conclusion and a great opportunity for pictures. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Bear-ly TRY-Athalon -- National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 3, 2017 8 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Have you ever wanted to participate in a triathlon? Here is your chance to "bear-ly try" by hiking, biking and splashing a total of 1.6 miles. This is a family-friendly event. Click event for registration form. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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National Trails Day
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come out to Florence Marina to help us celebrate our trails! We will begin our morning making hiking sticks, and officially start our short, 1 mile, ranger led hike to Turtle Cove at 10:30 am. This is the perfect hike for people of all ages, so bring the family and prepare for a good time! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Kiwanis Club Triathlon-Duathlon-5K Fun Run
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 8 AM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
23rd annual Sweetwater Creek State Park Triathlon-Duathlon-5K Fun Run presented by the Kiwanis Club of Douglas County. Triathlon at 8:30AM, $35 Duathlon at 8:00AM, $25 5K Fun Run 8:00AM $15 $15 - $35. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 5, 2017 until Jun 8, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend the park's outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. Pre-registration for the camp is required no later than the Friday prior to camp. All registrations must be completed and paid for before the first day of camp. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 6, 2017 until Jun 8, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend the park's outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. Pre-registration for the camp is required no later than the Friday prior to camp. All registrations must be completed and paid for before the first day of camp. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Anna Ruby Tuesdays
Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
What was life like for a well-to-do girl in the 1870s? In this one day camp, 6-10 year old girls will play period games, make period hairstyles, try on period clothes, take a short hike to Crescent Hill Church, and have an English tea. Registration forms can be sent by e-mail (leigh.vinson@dnr.ga.gov) or picked up at the site's Visitor Center. $30. 706-878-1077.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 7, 2017 until Jun 8, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend the park's outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. Pre-registration for the camp is required no later than the Friday prior to camp. All registrations must be completed and paid for before the first day of camp. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 2 PM from Jun 8, 2017 
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 10-14 are invited to attend the park's outdoor adventure camp and have fun while learning outdoor skills. The camp will include canoeing, archery, orienteering and more. Pre-registration for the camp is required no later than the Friday prior to camp. All registrations must be completed and paid for before the first day of camp. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 8:10 PM to 9:40 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. Call to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Full Moon Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
We will paddle more than a mile out under the stars and enjoy the moonlit beauty of the lake. $17 per person if you rent our equipment, $10 per person if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Get Outdoors Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Celebrate this day by watching the full moon rise over our black water. Limited space; pre-registration required. This is a ranger led paddle, the lake is closed to the public after sunset. $25 single; $35 tandem $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 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 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 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. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 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. Bring water, gloves and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. 678-450-7726.
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
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Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 11 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join a park ranger for a kayaking class. Learn about the parts of a kayak, how to safely move around on the water, and what to look out for before and during your kayak adventure. Meet at the boat ramp. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Kid's Fishing Rodeo - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 8 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Celebrate National Fishing Week at the Park. Children between the ages of 3 and 12 are welcome to participate. Prizes in various categories will be awarded. Hot dogs, drinks, and live bait will be provided. All children must register at the Gazebo before fishing. We will also be doing a fish count, so weigh and identify your fish. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Magnolia Springs Zombie Archery - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. Limited to 21 participants. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Magnolia Springs Nature Hike - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 4 PM to 6 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Learn about the variety of animals, natural, and man made structures that make up Magnolia Springs State Park. The hiking trails are easy, but good walking shoes are recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 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. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Bike Sapelo
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 9 AM to 12:30 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Day visitors may enjoy biking Sapelo Island with our naturalist. We'll meet you at the ferry with a bike (bring your own helmet; required for 15 and under) and lead you on Sapelo's prettiest roads. Visit the Gator Pond, Lighthouse and Nanny Goat beach. This will be a leisurely ride on flat roads with minimum traffic. Click for ferry information. $25. 912-485-2299.
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Recreation with a Ranger
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by taking a short tour of our parks outdoor fitness options. Learn about the best trail loops for running or walking. Try out our Street Striders and explore other ways to get fit on the park. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Kids Day at the Park
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your kids and their endless imaginations for a fun day of learning and play at Smithgall. There will be outdoor games, arts & crafts, exhibits, and much more. Bring your sack lunch. $10 parking per vehicle. 706-878-3087.
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Sensory Awareness Night Hike - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us on our North Rim Trail for a leisurely stroll while learning about our senses and the senses of animals who live in Tallulah Gorge State Park. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Hike to Battery Wymberly - Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join up with a costumed park ranger on a 3 mile hike to Battery Wymberly, one of the most pristine remaining Civil War era Confederate earthworks. Learn about Wormsloe's Civil War history and see the beautiful battery trail. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Junior Ranger Camp #1
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our first week for Junior Ranger Camp is specialized for younger campers, ages 7-9. Campers will explore natural and cultural history of Georgia. Lunch not provided. Register at least two weeks in advance. $100. 912-727-2339.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 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. $60 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Hook a Kid on Golf
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 8 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
A week long course in partnership with the YMCA to teach children ages 7-14 an introduction to golf. Nine core values are taught. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Volunteer coaches help teach this week long class. Participants receive a set of golf clubs, shirt, hat, and water bottle. 125 plus $5 parking. 912-285-6154.
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Archery Camp
Monday, Jun 12, 2017 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 May 29th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Archery Camp
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 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 May 29th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Junior Ranger Camp Ages 7 - 9
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join a park ranger for a four-day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. We will be working towards earning the deer badge. Registration required. Click link for more details. Registration begins May 3rd. Payment due at time of registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Archery Camp
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 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 May 29th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Junior Ranger Camp Ages 7 - 9
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join a park ranger for a four-day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. We will be working towards earning the deer badge. Registration required. Click link for more details. Registration begins May 3rd. Payment due at time of registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Volunteer Trails Work Day
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This volunteer workday is a great way for individuals, families, or community service oriented groups to do some great outside work. Meet other volunteers of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work, company, and the outdoors. Work could include cutting back brush, raking, helping construct bridges or putting up directional signs. 706-557-3001.
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Archery Camp
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 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 May 29th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Junior Ranger Camp Ages 7 - 9
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join a park ranger for a four-day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. We will be working towards earning the deer badge. Registration required. Click link for more details. Registration begins May 3rd. Payment due at time of registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 16, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
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Archery Camp
Friday, Jun 16, 2017 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 May 29th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Junior Ranger Camp Ages 7 - 9
Friday, Jun 16, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join a park ranger for a four-day adventure full of learning, crafting, and exploring. We will be working towards earning the deer badge. Registration required. Click link for more details. Registration begins May 3rd. Payment due at time of registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! 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. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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