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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Thursday, May 28, 2015 1 AM to 1 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Reservations required by May 7. Click event to view flyer and schedule. $649 per adult, $549 per child (12 and under). Some meals included. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Coastal Georgia Kayak Camp
Thursday, May 28, 2015 until Monday, Jun 1, 2015 11 AM to 5 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Reservations required by May 7. Click event to view flyer and schedule. $649 per adult; $549 per child (12 and under). 912-882-5256.
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Thursday, May 28, 2015 until Monday, Jun 1, 2015 11 AM to 5 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Reservations required by May 7. Click event to view flyer and schedule. $649 per adult, $549 per child (12 and under). Some meals included. 912-882-5256.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Friday, May 29, 2015 1 AM to 1 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Reservations required by May 7. Click event to view flyer and schedule. $649 per adult, $549 per child (12 and under). Some meals included. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, May 29, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. Register in advance. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or if there is light drizzle. All participants meet at the Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Emory Jones Book Signing
Friday, May 29, 2015 until Saturday, May 30, 2015 12 PM to 5 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - 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 new 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 and are not part of admission. 706-878-1077 ext. thursdaysaturday.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Friday, May 29, 2015 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, May 29, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Saturday, May 30, 2015 1 AM to 1 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Reservations required by May 7. Click event to view flyer and schedule. $649 per adult, $549 per child (12 and under). Some meals included. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddling Tour
Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy paddling at night along the beautiful Lake Lanier under the light of a full moon! Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime and create a memory that you will never forget! Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance. All ages welcome. Meet at the boat ramp. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. Register in advance. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or if there is light drizzle. All participants meet at the Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, May 30, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Guided Canoe Trip
Saturday, May 30, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Meet the ranger for a guided canoe paddle along the shores. Bring water and sunscreen. Pre-registration is required, space is limited, call the park office. $30 per canoe $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, May 30, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
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.
Bluegrass Concert Series
Saturday, May 30, 2015 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy this bluegrass series held outdoors by the old Vaughn Cabin. You'll enjoy great music, Lake Allatoona scenery and a family-friendly atmosphere. Pack a picnic dinner and scout out one of the many picnic tables around the park. Held Saturdays May 16-July 25, 8 - 9:30 p.m. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, May 30, 2015 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Astronomy
Saturdays 9 PM - 10 PM – May 30, 2015 
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We will be discussing topics that have to do with astronomy as well as observing the night sky through some high powered telescopes. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast, due to a lack of light pollution, so come out and see stargazing at its best. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, May 30, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Paddle
Saturday, May 30, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance. $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Koastal Georgia Kayak Family Kamp
Sunday, May 31, 2015 1 AM to 1 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join park rangers on this family-friendly paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island's Lighthouse Creek. You'll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers. Kayak gear, professional guides, campsites and meals included. Reservations required by May 7. Click event to view flyer and schedule. $649 per adult, $549 per child (12 and under). Some meals included. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Get Outdoors Georgia Paws on the Falls
Sunday, May 31, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise for each dog that attends. $5 per a dog $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, May 31, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, May 31, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
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.
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, May 31, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a two hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side which will include a visit to the "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Jun 1, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Full Moon Photography at the Park-Moonlight and Water Landscape
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join our Park Manager David Jordan in taking non-commercial photographs of the lovely lake and forests of the park under the full moon. Flashlights and photographic equipment are required. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 9 PM to 11 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Mid-Week Wind Down Paddle
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful paddle on the beautiful George H. Sparks Reservoir as the sun sets and we refresh ourselves in preparation for the end of the work week. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this program. Open to anyone 16 or older who can swim and children 6 or over who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Register in advance. $20 includes boat, PFD and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, June 5, 2015
Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 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 along the edges of Lake Franklin. 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. $2 per person correct change $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Thronateeska Limited
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:05 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
The Thronateeska Limited takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear into Sumter County. The lake was formed by the damming the Flint River, known to native Indians to the area as "Thronateeska". 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia James E. Edmonds Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
The trail is a 7.2 mile mountainous hike, passing trickling waterfalls and beautiful vistas. Bring proper shoes/boots, food, and water. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
National Trails Day - Animal Olympics
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day and enjoy a hike! See how you would measure up to some of the animals found in Georgia. Meet at the Nature Center. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day: Nature Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our naturalist for a nature hike around the Huckleberry Point Loop. This easy 3/4 mile loop will take you into a beautiful wooded area while hugging the shoreline of Lake Lanier. Along the way we will point out some native plants and will be on the lookout for wildlife. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with the PMTA Board members as they lead you through diverse woodlands. 3.5 moderate miles. Ends at Mollyhugger Hill Parking Lot. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Geared towards ages 10 and up. Meet at Dowdell's Knob trailhead. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Alligator Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Come support National Trails Day and see live alligators at the Kirbo Interpretive Center. Alligator experts and trappers will be on hand, sharing their knowledge. Lake Walter F. George is a beautiful location to view wildlife and birds. Pontoon Boat rides available throughout the day. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us as we celebrate National Trails Day with a hike on our 3 mile Redbird Creek Trail. Our Naturalist will talk about the different Eco-systems in the park. Bring insect repellent and water. No fee to participate in hike. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day Walk
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Enjoy National Trails Day with a guided walk around the earthen remains of Fort Morris between 1 pm and 3 pm. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
What does Leaf ID, the Tower/Wall/Overlook, Big Rock, and Gold Mine all have in common? They are all special hikes being offered on this special day. Take the hikes and listen to the naturalist explain the history of gold in North Georgia, the mystery of the wall, the heart on the tower or the beautiful cascades and waterfalls. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1332.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Birdberry Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Join a park naturalist on this guided tour of the Birdberry Trail at Fort Yargo State Park. Walk through several types of habitats, and enjoy the birds, turtles, and other wildlife you can see on this 1/2-mile asphalt path. Space is limited, please call to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day Celebration Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us on a staff-led nature Hike around the Gopher Loop to cap off an already fun-filled day. We will be celebrating National Trails Day with a nature hike to discover really cool plants and wildlife. Participation in this hike is open to everyone. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Sumter Special
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 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 Dowtown Americus as well as President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trail Day: Nature Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park - Reidsville, GA
Help us celebrate National Trail Day on Saturday, June 6th by participating in a fun Park Ranger lead Hike on the 1 mile loop Swamp Bay Nature Trail. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day - Audubon " Intro to Birding" walk
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
For National Trails Day we are leading this 1.25-mile guided bird walk on the Beaver Pond Loop Trail. This walk is intended for all ages, the terrain is moderately strenuous. We will walk at a slow pace and listen for Summer Tanagers, Yellow-Billed Cuckoo's and Great-Crested Flycathers. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners bird walk
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day - Frogging (and other night sounds) by Kayak
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join Linda May, Environmental Outreach Coordinator for Georgia's Non-Game Conservation Division and Frog expert, on this "Frogging" by Kayak tour. Learn what species of frogs live in Georgia, and how to identify frogs by ear, as we kayak around Lake Rutledge. Space is limited, per-registration required. Participants meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Walk on the Unicoi Turnpike for National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This walking tour of Hardman Farm features the Unicoi Turnpike, one of 16 historic trails in the U.S. designated as a "Millenium Trail." The Unicoi Turnpike, completed in 1819, was built over what may be the oldest road in Georgia. The "Unicoi Road" was a trade route used by native Americans at least since 1682, but likely much earlier. $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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Walk on the Unicoi Turnpike for National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 12:30 PM to 2 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This walking tour of Hardman Farm features the Unicoi Turnpike, one of 16 historic trails in the U.S. designated as a "Millenium Trail." The Unicoi Turnpike, completed in 1819, was built over what may be the oldest road in Georgia. The "Unicoi Road" was a trade route used by native Americans at least since 1682, but likely much earlier. $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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Walk on the Unicoi Turnpike for National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 3 PM to 4:30 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This walking tour of Hardman Farm features the Unicoi Turnpike, one of 16 historic trails in the U.S. designated as a "Millenium Trail." The Unicoi Turnpike, completed in 1819, was built over what may be the oldest road in Georgia. The "Unicoi Road" was a trade route used by native Americans at least since 1682, but likely much earlier. $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.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day - Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Celebrate National Trails day with a trail clean up on the Falls View Trail. Meet at Park Office. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Paws on the Falls
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Grab your leash and bring your dog out to walk with some new friends on the High Falls Trail. A special surprise for each dog that attends. $5 per a dog $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
National Trails Day Rice Fields History Walk
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
An introductory presentation that will familiarize participants with the methods of Low Country rice culture. Following the presentation there will be a guided hike to the ruins of the plantation rice mill and the rice fields observation deck. Hike will be approximately 1/2 mile in length over uneven ground. $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $8.00 Adult $7.00 Senior (62 and above) 912-264-7333.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trail's Day: Nature Hike and Get Outdoors Event
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 11 AM to 8 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Join us for a hike to the historic Marble Mine and stick around for a full day dedicated to Getting Outdoors. Activities include lost prevention program, night hike, and a campfire fire to close out the event. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sensory Awareness Night Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 8 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day by attending this evening hike to learn more about your 5 senses. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Camp Lawton History Hike and Museum Tour
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
In celebration of National Trails Day, join a park ranger in hiking the Fort Lawton Trail followed by a tour of the Magnolia Springs History Center. $2 per person 5 and older $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
National Trails Day Dog Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Bring your dog and join us in a Cliatt Creek Trail hike. What better way to participate in National Trails week than to share it with your pet? All dogs must be on a leash. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike - National Trails Day!
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us on National Trails Day 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, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Please call to register in advance. Groups of 10 or more must register for a private hike. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 151st Battle Commemoration and National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Artillery demonstrations held during the day in remembrance of Captain Key's Battery and it's impact on the outcome of the battle. After witnessing the artillery demonstration, go on a guided interpretive hike and think what it was like to march at Pickett`s Mill during the battle. $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day - Ranger-led Hike and volunteer trial work.
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
In honor of National Trails Day, volunteer to do some trail maintenance. After the work is done, go on a guided hike on one of the trails of moderate difficulty. Learn things about Red Top Mountain that most park visitors don`t know. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Bluegrass Concert Series
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy this bluegrass series held outdoors by the old Vaughn Cabin. You'll enjoy great music, Lake Allatoona scenery and a family-friendly atmosphere. Pack a picnic dinner and scout out one of the many picnic tables around the park. Held Saturdays May 16-July 25, 8 - 9:30 p.m. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Rosie The Riveter and D-Day Remembrance
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 12 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join actress Carol Cain as she portrays Rosie the Riveter in three performances. Rosie represents the American women who worked in factories during World War II producing munitions, planes, tanks and war supplies. Performances at 12 1:00 and 2:00pm $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join us as we celebrate National Trails Day with a hike on our 2 1/2 mile Gopher Tortoise Trail. Our Ranger will talk about the different Eco-systems in the park. Bring Water and insect repellant. $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Celebrate a nation wide 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.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day Boardwalk Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with a Ranger led hike on our Trembling Earth Boardwalk trail. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 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.
National Trails Day Event
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Vogel State Park will partner with the GA Appalachian Trail Club to offer a family friendly event that includes group hikes, presentations, and trail improvements. Meet at Shelter 2 at 9:00 AM to begin the day’s activities. Please, bring a picnic lunch and join us for fun and fellowship at 12:00 PM. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Watson Mill History Hike -- National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Meet at bridge parking lot to learn the history of the covered bridge and hike to the old power house ruins. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
Get Outdoors Georgia National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join up with a costumed park ranger on a 2.5 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. $4.50-$10 $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.
Tons of Fun 
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jun 7, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jun 7, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 7, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, June 12, 2015
Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 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 along the edges of Lake Franklin. 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. $2 per person correct change $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Let's Get Batty With Sarah
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn about our Brown Bat population at the park and why we enjoy having them make their home here with us. After a brief talk , we will walk 1/2 mile to our bat houses and watch as they emerge for a night of insect hunting. Then we will return to the visitors center for a campfire. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, and insect repellent. $4.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 12, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia National Get Outdoors Day Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
A 5 mile hike up the river with opportunity to see various wildlife. We'll have lunch along the way and end at the North Platform where we'll get you suited up for a paddle down the river. We provide boats, life jackets, and short instruction session. Reservations required. Other activities: bike rentals, geocaching, horseshoes, volleyball court $12 per person $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Get Outdoors Georgia Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like The Scavenger Hunt Challenge where guests get outside to see and do things around the park. $2 - $6. 706-387-3747.
Get Outdoors Georgia Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Tired of nothing to do? Are your children bored? Attend "Get Outdoors Day" where special hikes and wagon rides are planned. Activities include a scavenger hunt, panning for gold and kids crafts. Enjoy the cool mountain air with plenty of sun. $3/activity. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Get Outdoors Georgia New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the night sky. Join this ranger-led tour of the lake and enjoy night sounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. The program will proceed if it is cloudy or lightly drizzling. Register in advance. Meet at Beach. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Celebrate Get Outdoors month while enjoying a ramble through time on the grounds of the Hardman Farm, Georgia's newest State Historic Site. Explore emerging foliage, flowers, historic landscaping and stories of the families who planted them. Weather permitting. $5. 706-878-1077.
Dissecting Owl Pellets
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Ever wonder what an owl eats? Join us as we dissect owl pellets to discover what the owl ate for dinner. donations accepted $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
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.
Bluegrass Concert Series
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy this bluegrass series held outdoors by the old Vaughn Cabin. You'll enjoy great music, Lake Allatoona scenery and a family-friendly atmosphere. Pack a picnic dinner and scout out one of the many picnic tables around the park. Held Saturdays May 16-July 25, 8 - 9:30 p.m. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 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.
Get Outdoors Day - Recreation with a Ranger
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 11 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kids Day at the Park
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Celebrate Get Outdoors Month with hands-on exhibits in outdoor sports, recreation and environmental education that give kids a chance to learn ways to stay healthy and appreciate the great outdoors. Kids can earn a badge through active participation. Archery, animal exhibits, compass games, air rifles, stream critters and more. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Tightrope Lessons-"Get Outdoors"
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A .25 mile hike will take us to the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 walk across the gorge on a tightrope. There we will learn about the history of the tight rope walkers at Tallulah Gorge and teach the basics of walking on a slackline. Ages 8 and up. Reservations required, limit 20 spaces $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Pedal and Picnic at Panola Mountain
Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a trip through history at Panola Mountain State Park. This family-friendly bike ride will take us past a 300-million-year-old monadnock, though a historic horse barn, and to a picture perfect lake for a picnic lunch. Must register in advance to reserve your FREE 2-hour adult bike rental. Click title for details. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Monday, June 15, 2015
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Monday, Jun 15, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a Park Ranger and bring your four-legged companion on this moderate mile long hike to the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and to the five-story Civil War era New Manchester Mill ruins. Ages 6 years and older. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. Reservations recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Friday, June 19, 2015
Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jun 19, 2015 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 along the edges of Lake Franklin. 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. $2 per person correct change $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Get Outdoors" Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Friday, Jun 19, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park is just far enough from Atlanta to have a really dark sky - perfect for stargazers. Join this guided paddle and enjoy the stars, and night sounds on this after dark kayak tour. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. All tours depart from beach area. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Friday, Jun 19, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Friday, Jun 19, 2015 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, visit Historic Downtown Americus, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village (Admission applies. Call 229-410-7937 for group reservations and rates). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Stargazer Paddle
Friday, Jun 19, 2015 9 PM to 11 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for this evening paddle on the Sparks Reservoir. We will watch the sun set and then search the sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars as night arrives. This program is for anyone over 17 who can swim. Binoculars recommended. Includes choice of canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. Meet at the Bait Shop. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia The 20 Year Anniversary Senior Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
This tournament will be held at Lake Liberty. Anglers 55 and older can try to win prizes in several categories, as well as win a door prize. Register between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. at the main office and enjoy some great fishing. Refreshments will be available. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Music & Dancing On the Mountain
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Bring your family and friends for an outing on the mountain. Dance, sing-a-long, and enjoy classic vinyl and oldies with our popular local musicians. Bring a chair or cushion. Cement seating. Meet at the rock amphitheater next to the park office. Resident overnight park guests $3 per person ages 4 & up; $5 all other guests 4 & up. Pay at the office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fishing In Our Coastal Waters
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn about how to fish in our local rivers and around the barrier islands from our experts. You will learn about the regulations and required licenses as well as what equipment you need. Live or artificial bait, how to throw a cast net, and where and when to fish, will all be covered in this informative class. This is perfect for new Georgians. $4.00 per person $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia "Get Outdoors" Star Gazing Kayak Tour
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Hard Labor Creek State Park is just far enough from Atlanta to have a really dark sky - perfect for stargazers. Join this guided paddle and enjoy the stars, and night sounds on this after dark kayak tour. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. All tours depart from beach area. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors with Paddling 101
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn the basic strokes and test you new found skills of paddling on the lake. This class is open to adults and children 8 and older. Space is limited. Registration required. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Canoeing 101: Intro to Paddling
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 10:30 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Learn the basics of paddling and put your skills to the test. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Must be a swimmer. $10 includes canoe, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Get Outdoors Trail Maintenance --
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Volunteers will help clean up and cut back overgrown vegetation on the hiking trails. 706-947-3194.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 1 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Bluegrass Concert Series
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy this bluegrass series held outdoors by the old Vaughn Cabin. You'll enjoy great music, Lake Allatoona scenery and a family-friendly atmosphere. Pack a picnic dinner and scout out one of the many picnic tables around the park. Held Saturdays May 16-July 25, 8 - 9:30 p.m. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Jun 20, 2015 until Sep 20, 2015 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Children and their special "big person" can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait and rods. This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions. Occurs every third Saturday through September. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long hike (easy to moderate) will lead to the five story ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester textile mill and focus on the history of the Sweetwater Creek Valley. This ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Father's Day Picnic & Corn Hole Tournament
Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Sign up for the father-son/daughter bracket bean bag toss tournament. Prizes for winners. Bring your picnic and make dad a special craft to celebrate. Must pre-register and prepay. Meet at Picnic Shelter #1 next to Liberty Bell Pool. $8 ages 4 & up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Father's Day Paddle
Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Give Dad the great gift of exploring scenic Lake Rutledge on this special kayak tour. Enjoy this special twilight paddle and enjoy a Sunset over the water. All tours meet at Beach area. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Snakes Alive
Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join Park Manager David Jordan in this up-close hour featuring live, non-venomous snakes. We will learn all about our local snakes, including the venomous ones, as well as the natural history of snakes and all about their behavior and senses. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 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.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Friday Night Frog Walk
Friday, Jun 26, 2015 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 along the edges of Lake Franklin. 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. $2 per person correct change $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twlight Night Paddle
Friday, Jun 26, 2015 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.
Tons of Fun 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Jun 26, 2015 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Jun 26, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Reptiles with Jason Clark
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Jason will bring a variety of live reptiles native to the southeast and share his experiences with these animals that seem to be a part of his daily life and were once the basis for the show "Snake Skins" on Animal Planet. $3.00 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 9:20 PM to 11:20 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Large groups need reservations: 404-413-6024. 706-557-3001.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is easy to moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns will be provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. Meet and register at the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tightrope Lessons-"Get Outdoors"
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A .25 mile hike will take us to the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 walk across the gorge on a tightrope. There we will learn about the history of the tight rope walkers at Tallulah Gorge and teach the basics of walking on a slackline. Ages 8 and up. Reservations required, limit 20 spaces $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Bring your family for a day of games on the beach, including volleyball, horseshoes, putt-putt and a sand castle building contest. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Tons of Fun 
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 10 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 7 AM to 8:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 16 years or older who can swim or children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Bait Shop. Register in advance. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 16 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
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