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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Archery Camp
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 10-14) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-D range. Register by June 13th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
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Tails On Trails Dog Hike
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Take a hike through Red Bird Creek with our favorite furry pals. The trail will take one to two hours, so bring lots of water for your pet. Purchase a Tails on Trails Membership Card for $15 and take on our new dog-walking quest. www.GaStateParks.org/tailsontrails $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 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 Oak trees, 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.
Archery Camp
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 10-14) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-D range. Register by June 13th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Tidal Creeks and Bird Basics
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
10 AM Morning Bird Watch: Learn the basics about local bird varieties. 2 PM Life in the Tidal Creeks: Our tidal creeks are teaming with life. Come learn about the vast array of life that occupies our marshes. From fiddler crabs and periwinkle snails to bottle nose dolphins and even sharks our tidal creeks. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park staff for an introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and a tour of the lovely Sparks Reservoir. This program is for anyone 12 years or older who can swim and are new to SUP. Limited to 8 participants. Paddleboard, PFD, and SUP paddle included. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Slackline 101
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a Slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the Gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

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

Night Hike
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes fr/campground for an half-mile walk. Listen to an amphibian concert. Look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring flashlight. Pay at office and bring receipt or pay onsite correct change. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Paddle Trip at the Fort
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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July Jam Fest
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
One of North Georgia's top bluegrass bands, 3 Bucks Shy, will be playing at the beach pavilion. Seating may be limited, so feel free to bring blankets or chairs. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Sumter Special
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Departing from Georgia Veterans State Park, enjoying a breath-taking view of Lake Blackshear then enjoy visiting Historic Downtown Americus as well as President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains.
4th of July Fun
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Take a red, white and blue hike at night, decorate your anything with wheels and then fall in a parade around the campground. Be creative with homemade hippie crafts, come view the parks' live animals, and see what you can catch with a net in the lake. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Fourth of July at Mistletoe
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 8 PM to 9:45 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Starting Friday with family trivia night--brush up on patriotic trivia and gather a team for family-friendly trivia. On Saturday, the Hike and Craft will be leaving from the Campground Assembly Shelter at 10am. Be sure to decorate your bicycles for our annual Bicycle and Golf Cart Parade around the campground. Line up beings at 9:30 am. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Archery Camp
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 9 AM to 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Designed with everything archery in mind, this 5-day archery camp aims to educate and engage adventurous youth. Campers (ages 10-14) will shoot basic distances inside the nature center and then move onto the lake pavilion, static range, and 3-D range. Register by June 13th. $150. 770-389-7801.
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Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Jul 1, 2016 until Jul 22, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Binoculars on hand or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. New location at Picnic area 2-3. Located beside Bethany Bridge. New time is - 9:00 p.m. Bring a red lens flashlight. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10 AM to 12:30 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Events will begin with our 10 a.m. bicycle parade. Old-time games will start in the field behind the office, at 11 a.m. include sack races, three-legged races, water relay, water balloon toss, and a paddle board race. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Blackberry Pickin'
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
A ranger will lead us out to the best places for blackberry picking. Visitors will receive their own 2016 Chatt Bend Blackberry Book filled with blackberry recipes. Bring your own bag/basket and you're most famous blackberry recipe (including photos) to be included in 2017s cookbook. Cover up from sun, bugs and briers. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM – Jul 2, 2016 until Oct 22, 2016 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Wars
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 6 PM to 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Get ready for a water battle of campers vs staff. We will be driving around the campgrounds starting at 6 p.m. Meet us at the edge of your campsite with your "weapon" of choice (water balloons, hoses, or water guns), if you are willing to participate. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Cool Pool Summer Splash Celebration
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Come splash with us! Food, fun activities like corn hole and volleyball, contests, and prizes for the whole family. Liberty Bell Pool Hwy 354. DJ poolside from 1-3PM. $2 - $5. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us as we celebrate our country’s birthday and our right to be free. Watch Civil War drilling, rifle and cannon firings! Also join in sack races, egg toss, wheel barrow races and other old-timey games. Fresh watermelon will be available too. You can even join in a Civil War-era baseball game! $5 - $8. 912-727-2339.
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Plains, Trains & Fireworks
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 6 PM to 11:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
PLEASE CALL 877-GA-RAILS or 229-276-0755 to book this special excursions.
Join us for special evening train ride to Historic Plains for "Plains, Trains & Fireworks" to celebrate our country's independence.
There will be live music, a street dance, games and activities for the whole family, and of course... FIREWORKS at 9:30 pm!
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 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 Oak trees, 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.
Ol' Time Independence Day
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Put on your red, white and blue, pack a picnic, and spend a day on the farm. Hear the Declaration of Independence at noon and have some ol' time fun with outdoor games, races, and ol' time skill demonstrations. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
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4th of July Fun
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Take a red, white and blue hike at night, decorate your anything with wheels and then fall in a parade around the campground. Be creative with homemade hippie crafts, come view the parks' live animals, and see what you can catch with a net in the lake. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Fourth of July at Mistletoe
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Starting Friday with family trivia night--brush up on patriotic trivia and gather a team for family-friendly trivia. On Saturday, the Hike and Craft will be leaving from the Campground Assembly Shelter at 10am. Be sure to decorate your bicycles for our annual Bicycle and Golf Cart Parade around the campground. Line up beings at 9:30 am. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Saturday Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Ever wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close-up look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bug spray, and bring plenty of water. Ages 10 and up. Register in advance. Meet in Nature Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Atlanta Audubon: Birding For Beginners
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 8 AM to 10 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
An introduction to the world of birds. We will look for resident birds spring migrants. This trip will start on the Lakeside Trail, which makes a 0.5 mile loop around a restored 1869 log cabin with field and woodland habitats and a view of Allatoona Lake. It is ADA accessible for the full length. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Reptiles at Red Top
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us in the tent by the park office to find out what makes reptile tick. We will show you remnants of turtle shells, a few live turtles, and maybe a snake or two. Come check out these rocking reptiles. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Mountain Music Series
Saturdays 8 PM - 9:30 PM – Jul 2, 2016 until Jul 30, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy our free "Mountain Music" concerts every Saturday night May 21 to July 30. A different band each week will play for an hour or more. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and meet at the Vaughan log cabin located behind the park office. Bucket donations are appreciated! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Fourth of July Weekend Celebration
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 until Monday, Jul 4, 2016 11 AM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Start your Independence Day Celebrations early. We will be having a weekend full of events, games, and contests leading up to the Fourth of July. There will be activities for the entire family starting on Saturday July 2nd and going to Monday July 4th. $6-$8. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Fireworks at the 'Nole
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10 AM to 10 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Celebrate an early Independence Day with fireworks over Lake Seminole. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Don't get Lost, get into Orienteering
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Want to know how to use a compass and read a topographic map? Then join us for this program and learn all about the sport of Orienteering. You'll also take home your very own map to Sweetwater's permanent orienteering course. Wear good walking shoes, bring water and a hat for this off-trail program. Meet us at the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Stars of Sweetwater
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us at the Bait Shop for stargazing. We'll be identifying constellations and discussing the ancient tales associated with them. Bring a blanket for sitting, and a flashlight with a red lens, cover, or bulb. Binoculars and star charts provided. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Summer Concert Series - Nearly Normal String band
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come to the Beach Pavillion and go back to your roots with the Nearly Normal String Band. Playing a rollicking mix of Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk, and Old Time Appalachian; Viva and Neal Araki will be sure to get your toes-a-tapping, and your heart a pounding. This event marks the beginning of Tugaloo's 2016 Summer Concert Series. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

4th of July Fun
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 11 AM to 4 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Take a red, white and blue hike at night, decorate your anything with wheels and then fall in a parade around the campground. Be creative with homemade hippie crafts, come view the parks' live animals, and see what you can catch with a net in the lake. $1-$4 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Clicks in the Night, a Batty Experience
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bats are a necessary and cool part of our ecosystem; help us build bat habitats to strengthen their population. Come for free just to learn about bats, or pre-register with the Visitor Center to build a bat box. We have a few spots left! Come to the Visitor Center for this program. Questions? Email redtop.programmers@dnr.ga.gov. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, July 4, 2016

Fledglings & Fireworks
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a park ranger on a Gilman Pond hayride field trip to view nesting birds and watch fireworks from Saint Marys and surround areas. Limited space, pre-registration required. Please call the park office to register. Waivers will need to be signed. $15.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Cannons Across the Marsh
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the garrison for a day of artillery drills, musket firings, and soldier's life activities in honor of Independence Day. Free watermelon and lemonade will be served. $4.50-$7.50. 912-437-4770.
Independence Day Colonial Faire
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Celebrate the 4th with colonial games, contests of skill, colonial music, musket firings, cannon firings and activities. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. Sponsored by the City of Flemington, Friends of Fort Morris and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 912-884-5999.
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Fireworks on the Flint
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 9 PM to 9:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Celebrate America's day with fireworks over Lake Blackshear. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-273-2371.
BBQ & Fireworks On The Lake Express
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a July 4th BBQ dinner over beautiful Lake Blackshear then sit back for an exciting evening train ride through the Sumter County countryside. Upon our return, you'll watch the fireworks from the train while parked on the Lake Blackshear trestle. BBQ provided by Smoakies BBQ in Cordele. 229-276-0755.
Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children can participate in 3-legged races, sack races, sailboat races, cornhole, relay races, egg carry, and other fun games. Free watermelon, hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be available afterward while supplies last. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Fourth of July at Mistletoe
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Starting Friday with family trivia night--brush up on patriotic trivia and gather a team for family-friendly trivia. On Saturday, the Hike and Craft will be leaving from the Campground Assembly Shelter at 10am. Be sure to decorate your bicycles for our annual Bicycle and Golf Cart Parade around the campground. Line up beings at 9:30 am. $2-$5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Indoor Basic Archery
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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4th of July Fireworks Hike
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 8 PM to 11 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Slow down this July 4th and join a ranger for a leisurely stroll to the top of Panola Mountain. As the sun sets we will enjoy a panoramic view of Stone Mountain and Atlanta's Independence Day Celebrations from a distance. Bring water, bug spray, and a flashlight for the walk back down the mountain to a waiting campfire and s'mores. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Archery for Beginners
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. Must call to pre-register and pre-pay to reserve a spot, ages 9+ only. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment provided. Program is outdoors and weather permitting. Meet at the Park Office. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 4, 2016 until Jul 25, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Call Kathy Church at 706-878-3087 for more info. Paid by May 23rd. $200 per person $5 parking. 706-878-4736.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, Jul 4, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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

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

Paddle Trip at the Fort
Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes fr/campground for an half-mile walk. Listen to an amphibian concert. Look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring flashlight. Pay at office and bring receipt or pay onsite correct change. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Paddle Trip at the Fort
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Sumter Special
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Departing from Georgia Veterans State Park, enjoying a breath-taking view of Lake Blackshear then enjoy visiting Historic Downtown Americus as well as President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains.
Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 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 Oak trees, 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.
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Jul 8, 2016 until Jul 22, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Binoculars on hand or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. New location at Picnic area 2-3. Located beside Bethany Bridge. New time is - 9:00 p.m. Bring a red lens flashlight. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hike and Paddle - Fall Edition
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Get the best of both worlds here at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the boat launch where we’ll have lunch. A short instruction session to get you on your way to a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+ $12 plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short walk with the park naturalist to Sunset Point, Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secret. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. Kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water and a flashlight. $15 - $25 $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Archery for Beginners
Saturdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM – Jul 9, 2016 until Oct 22, 2016 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Night Hike
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Who-Who what animal makes that sound? Discover what animal makes that sound as hikers explore Georgia's nightlife on a walk through the woods after dark. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Birding at the Mounds
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join a park ranger for an introduction to birding hike around this historic site. Etowah offers both open fields and wooded areas along the river. Bring your own binoculars and field guides. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Etowah Games Day
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 10 AM to 1 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn about games that early Native Americans played and how they have influenced modern games and sports. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Liberty Bell Pool: A Hidden Gem
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 1:30 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Historic wonders are nestled within the 9,000 acres of the park and in the surrounding area. Drop by our discovery table and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corp-built pool, park, and the Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project. Join in the hunt for hidden rock treasures. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a swim too. $5 includes swimming admission $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Hidden Gem 
Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Emory Jones Book Signing
2nd Saturday of Month 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM from Jul 9, 2016 until Dec 10, 2016 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This pre-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Book Signing included with price of tour. Books are available on site. 706-878-1077.
Handicapped Accessible 
Summer Canning Workshop
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Monroe County Extension agent, Dana Lynch, will be leading a hands-on canning workshop that will go through canning basics with a step by step recipe. All materials and ingredients will be provided. Program fee includes workshop and historic site admission for the day. Space is limited. Call park office to register in advance. $10. 478-986-5172.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Georgia DNR Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Keegan will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Reptiles at Red Top
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us in the tent by the park office to find out what makes reptile tick. We will show you remnants of turtle shells, a few live turtles, and maybe a snake or two. Come check out these rocking reptiles. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Mountain Music Series
Saturdays 8 PM - 9:30 PM – Jul 9, 2016 until Jul 30, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy our free "Mountain Music" concerts every Saturday night May 21 to July 30. A different band each week will play for an hour or more. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and meet at the Vaughan log cabin located behind the park office. Bucket donations are appreciated! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Jul 9, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Hooked on Fishing
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Fishing in the Okefenokee is always fun and the summer is the best time to go. From catfish to brim and everything in between this is the spot to be for fishing. This program will have a ranger teaching children how to fish and then informing them on all of the fish they catch. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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"Hidden Gem" Eastside Hike
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This "Hidden Gem" hike to a beautiful, seldom-explored area will take us to a remote and gorgeous area on the eastside of Sweetwater Creek. You'll enjoy great views of Class IV rapids. This three mile hike is rated strenuous. Sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. 12 years and older. Meet at the Visitors Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Hidden Gem 
Geology Hike
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Stars of Sweetwater
Saturday, Jul 9, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us at the Bait Shop for stargazing. We'll be identifying constellations and discussing the ancient tales associated with them. Bring a blanket for sitting, and a flashlight with a red lens, cover, or bulb. Binoculars and star charts provided. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch and snacks. space is limited register in advance. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, July 11, 2016

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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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

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

Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes fr/campground for an half-mile walk. Listen to an amphibian concert. Look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring flashlight. Pay at office and bring receipt or pay onsite correct change. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Paddle Trip at the Fort
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Peanut Express
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel west to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. 229-276-0755.
Twilight Night Paddle
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led 3 mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 8 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. $15 includes boat and gear. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 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 Oak trees, 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.
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Jul 15, 2016 until Jul 22, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Binoculars on hand or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. New location at Picnic area 2-3. Located beside Bethany Bridge. New time is - 9:00 p.m. Bring a red lens flashlight. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Friday, Jul 15, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hear it on the Mountain: Nearly Normal String Band
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 8 PM to 9 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come picnic or relax on the grass and listen to the Atlanta-based Nearly Normal String Band as they perform traditional acoustic music in the bluegrass, folk, blues, and Appalachian mountain traditions. Program takes place adjacent to the Interpretive Center in the Main Day-Use Area of the park. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short walk with the park naturalist to Sunset Point, Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secret. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Archery for Beginners
Saturdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM – Jul 16, 2016 until Oct 22, 2016 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Liberty Bell Pool: A Hidden Gem
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 1:30 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Historic wonders are nestled within the 9,000 acres of the park and in the surrounding area. Drop by our discovery table and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corp-built pool, park, and the Pine Mountain Valley Resettlement Project. Join in the hunt for hidden rock treasures. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a swim too. $5 includes swimming admission $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Hidden Gem 
Water Wonders - National Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by and dip in to see what inhabitants live in our lakes. We provide nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Next to fishing dock on Lake Delanor. Please, correct change only. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Paddle Trip at the Fort
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 9 AM to 10:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a paddle trip launching from the Ft. King George dock. The paddle will last approximately two hours. Comfortable attire and water recommended. Space is limited and registration is required in advance. $35. 912-437-4770.
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Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 10 AM to 4:25 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
Hidden Gem: A Walk Through the Mining Industry
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
The hills of NW Georgia use to be rich with mining operations in the 1960's and 1970's. Join a ranger led hike to the old Marble Mine and discover the history that lies in these hills. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Hidden Gem 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 1 PM to 5 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Must call to register. Ages 8 and up. Click title for details. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the range! We are now offering advanced archery classes on our static and 3-D ranges. Students must attend intermediate archery class. Participants must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Atlanta Audubon Birding Field Trip
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
A great introduction to birding. Habitats include planted pines, an old homestead, creek, hiking trails, some hard woods, and old wheat and corn fields that are now overgrown and wild. We will look for Wild Turkey, warblers, sparrows, wrens, woodpeckers, and crows. The walk will involve some elevation change. $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Mountain Music Series
Saturdays 8 PM - 9:30 PM – Jul 16, 2016 until Jul 30, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Enjoy our free "Mountain Music" concerts every Saturday night May 21 to July 30. A different band each week will play for an hour or more. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and meet at the Vaughan log cabin located behind the park office. Bucket donations are appreciated! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible 
Carol Cain as Rosie the Riveter
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Actress and teacher Carol Cain will portray "Rosie the Riveter" in a special one performance show in our theater. Rosie the Riveter represents the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II. Carol portrays seven different "Rosies" in this one woman show. $8-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Get the Skinny on Snakes
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods and an Interpretive Ranger to learn about our scaly neighbors. With the warmer temperatures, we will see more snakes around our yards and houses; learn about their important ecological role. Meet our friendly outreach snakes and learn how to tell venomous and non-venomous snakes apart. Limit 20. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Don't get Lost, get into Orienteering
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 3 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Want to know how to use a compass and read a topographic map? Then join us for this program and learn all about the sport of Orienteering. You'll also take home your very own map to Sweetwater's permanent orienteering course. Wear good walking shoes, bring water and a hat for this off-trail program. Meet us at the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Stars of Sweetwater
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 9 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us at the Bait Shop for stargazing. We'll be identifying constellations and discussing the ancient tales associated with them. Bring a blanket for sitting, and a flashlight with a red lens, cover, or bulb. Binoculars and star charts provided. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Discover Tallulah Gorge's Hidden Gems
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A series of 12 hidden gems events will will take place in 2016. Each month will offer a unique event ranging from easy hikes to strenuous ones to paddling on a lake. Click this event for details. Please sign up in advance for the events. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hidden Gem 
Summer Concert Series - Still Standing Gospel Group
Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 7 PM to 8 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come to the Beach Pavilion at Tugaloo State Park for Gospel as sung by the Still Standing Gospel Group. This 7 piece band led by Steve Pruitt will bring an excellent cap to your evening here at Tugaloo State Park. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor. All equipment is provided! Ages 9 and up. Must call to register. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Farm to Table Summer Camp
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 until Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
The park's newest summer camp will focus on teaching children ages 10-16 basic cooking skills along with organic gardening. Lessons will include safe knife usage, how to harvest and store vegetables, cooking lessons, meal planning and more. Campers will prepare their own lunches each day. Camp fee includes lunch, snacks and all cooking supplies. $60 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Master Naturalist
Mondays 9 AM - 4 PM – Jul 18, 2016 until Jul 25, 2016 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
In cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry, an eight week training in conservation and wildlife issues relevant to our southern Blue Ridge ecoregion will be offered. Call Kathy Church at 706-878-3087 for more info. Paid by May 23rd. $200 per person $5 parking. 706-878-4736.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
"Almost-Full Moon" Night Paddle
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 8 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an evening of enchantment as we paddle the lake at night under the light of the moon. You will have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Limited to 12 people who can swim and are 18 yrs. or older. A flashlight is required. Call for reservations. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Lake Paddle
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join a guided tour of Clark Hill Lake and enjoy a peaceful paddle under the bright moon. enjoy the night sky as you star gaze and hear the different night sounds. The program will go on if it is cloudy or light rain. Meet at bathhouse 1 to receive your life jackets. Time 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm $10.00 - Person or $15.00 - for a canoe $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs, across the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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

Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet at the Large Group Camp -10 minutes fr/campground for an half-mile walk. Listen to an amphibian concert. Look for eggs, tadpoles, and adults. Learn who is splashing about. Geared towards ages 4 & up. Not stroller accessible. No lakeside restroom. Bring flashlight. Pay at office and bring receipt or pay onsite correct change. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Iced Lemonade
Fridays 9 PM - 10:30 PM – Jul 22, 2016 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Binoculars on hand or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:45 p.m. New location at Picnic area 2-3. Located beside Bethany Bridge. New time is - 9:00 p.m. Bring a red lens flashlight. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Twilight Kayak Paddle
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Kayak the beautiful Okefenokee Swamp with one of our rangers at sunset. Learn about the ecology, history, and wildlife that inhabits this mysterious land. $15-$10 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Walk the beautiful trails of the park with your four-legged companion. We will enjoy a guided hike by a park ranger alongside the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and view the New Manchester Mill from the recent movie "Hunger Games: Mockingjay." Reservations required. Meet outside the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Backpacking 101
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 10 AM to 2 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join a ranger for a Backpacking 101 class. We will discuss packing your pack, ways to save weight and other useful skills to get you started. Class will meet at the Tennessee Rock trail head and finish with a hike to Tennessee Rock overlook. The trail is moderate in difficulty. Bring water, snacks and sturdy footwear. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Chief Vann House Days
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Craftsmen will demonstrate 19th century weaving, basket making, quilting, spinning, rug making, blacksmithing, soap making, woodcarving, chair caning, and much more. Several activities will be set up for children including shooting a Cherokee blowgun and making their own butter. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short walk with the park naturalist to Sunset Point, Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secret. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturdays 10 AM - 11:30 AM – Jul 23, 2016 until Oct 22, 2016 
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Night Hike
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 8 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Who-Who what animal makes that sound? Discover what animal makes that sound as hikers explore Georgia's nightlife on a walk through the woods after dark. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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