Upcoming Events

More events are listed on individual park web pages.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Day Hike
Monday, Jan 16, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Pine Mountain trail guides for a winter adventure along the Pine Mountain Ridge through a mixed hardwood forest. Begin at the WJSP radio tower and end at Rocky Point Parking Lot. Geared towards ages 8 and up. 5.0 moderate miles, natural surface. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Martin Luther King JR Day Hike
Monday, Jan 16, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come out for a beautiful ranger-led hike along our unique lime sinks and then along the lakeside before making the stroll back to the Visitor's Center. You can choose to complete the first 1.5 miles or hike the entire route for a rewarding 3 miles. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Indoor Basic Archery
Monday, Jan 16, 2017 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 start! All equipment is provided; ages 9 and up. Class is held inside Nature Center, NOT at the Archery Range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Indoor Basic Archery
Monday, Jan 16, 2017 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 start! All equipment is provided; ages 9 and up. Class is held inside Nature Center, NOT at the Archery Range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Feral Hogs
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Learn about this incredibly destructive, invasive species and efforts being taken to reduce their booming population. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Chestnuts on an Open Fire
Friday, Jan 20, 2017 7:30 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We'll be finding out how the American Chestnut was lost to Appalachian Forests and new efforts underway to restore the Mighty American Chestnut Tree - All the while roasting chestnuts around the open fire. Bring your own marshmallows. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday, Jan 20, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Telescope and Gazing Binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:15 p.m. and we will carpool to the gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Jan 20, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
"Park Nights, City Lights" Night Hike
Friday, Jan 20, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile night hike to the beautiful east side of the park where we will hike to the "Indian Cave" and climb the East Ridge to view the Atlanta skyline. This hike is open to anyone 12 years and older. A flashlight and sturdy, closed toe shoes are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Registration required. No dogs please. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Eagle Watch
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
This is a rare opportunity to see the remarkable bald eagles nest on site. A ranger will lead a short hike off trail to the nest viewing area with telescopes and binoculars for a closer look. Learn about the protected bald eagle and get the chance to see some in action. Bring chairs and binoculars for watching. Pre-register, space is limited. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Hidden Gem 
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call (770)389-7801 to register in advance. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 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 start! All equipment is provided; ages 9 and up. Class is held inside Nature Center, NOT at the Archery Range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Letters From War
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Take a look back in time by reading soldiers diaries from the frontline. Join us on a walk to the battlefield for a reading of soldiers' letters. You will then have the chance to make your own diary and write letters of what you saw on the battlefield. We will begin in the Museum Library. $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
AmeriCorps 
Astronomy Night
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Providence Canyon once again welcomes the Coca-Cola Space Science Center from Columbus, GA as they host the first astronomy night of the year. Please join us as we learn about the winter sky and view the stars. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Handicapped Accessible Get Outdoors Georgia 
A Walk through Time on Iron Hill
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Ranger lead historic/geology hike on Iron Hill. A billion years in the making; take a Geology Hike on the beautiful Iron Hill Trail. Visit the Iron Pits and Ochre outcrops while learning how three physiographic provinces came together to form the mineral rich formations. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must call the Park Office to pre-register. Meet at the Park Office 5 minutes early. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Reptile "Mythunderstandings"
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Meet the naturalist at the stage for a presentation over reptiles and amphibians. Bring any questions or curiosities you may have about these fascinating creatures. Donations are appreciated. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Handicapped Accessible 
Hiking 101: Introduction to Hiking
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join park staff for a brief classroom lesson on basic hiking skills followed by a very scenic hike down to Sweetwater Creek viewing the New Manchester Mill and whitewater rapids. We will learn about the equipment and techniques that can make your hikes more enjoyable and safe. Reservations recommended. Meet at the Visitor’s Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 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 start! All equipment is provided; ages 9 and up. Class is held inside Nature Center, NOT at the Archery Range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wilderness Survival
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Fire building, wilderness survival kits, and shelter building are all important skills to know when trekking in the woods. Join us to learn these lessons hands-on and ask a Ranger any questions you might have! Meet at the picnic tables near the Outdoor Classroom. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Snakes, Skins and Scales
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Have you ever wondered why snakes' skin and scales look the way they do? Come see a live snake and learn what makes these beautiful creatures so unique. Afterwards, stick around for a fun craft. Meet at the picnic tables near the Outdoor Classroom. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 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. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 3 PM to 4 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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Birds and Raccoons
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
10 AM Morning Bird Watch: Learn the basics about local bird varieties as we gaze upon our feeding stations. 2:00 PM Raccoons- Urban Bandits: Lecture about the life and habits of raccoons in both urban and wild areas. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Chestnuts on an Open Fire
Friday, Jan 27, 2017 7:30 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We'll be finding out how the American Chestnut was lost to Appalachian Forests and new efforts underway to restore the Mighty American Chestnut Tree - All the while roasting chestnuts around the open fire. Bring your own marshmallows. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Stars of Red Top (Star Gazing) & Hot Chocolate
Friday, Jan 27, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on Friday evenings to observe the stars above us. Telescope and Gazing Binoculars on hand, or bring your own equipment. We will learn about well-known constellations and celestial events. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8:15 p.m. and we will carpool to the gazing location. Heavy cloud cover and/or rain cancels this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible AmeriCorps 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sitton's Gulch Hike
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike like the locals & start at the bottom of the gulch & hike to the bottom of the falls. Go up 600 stairs, passing Hemlock & Cherokee Falls. Then, we will reward ourselves with a 3-mile hike downhill. Along the way, learn about the plants, animals, geology & history of the canyon. This is a moderate-strenuous 6-mile hike. Reservations required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Happy Tails Dog Hike
Saturday 10 AM - 11 AM – Jan 28, 2017 until Feb 25, 2017 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Bring your four-legged companion and join a ranger on this short and easy 1.1 mile hike around the Lake Trail. Join this new dog walking club, and hike all 7 "Tails on Trails" trails to earn special rewards. Dog must be leashed at all times. Meet at the picnic shelter closest to the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Outdoor Archery
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Develop your inner superhero on the archery range. Join a Park Ranger and learn to loose arrows like Hawkeye or Katniss. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 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 start! All equipment is provided; ages 9 and up. Class is held inside Nature Center, NOT at the Archery Range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Wilderness Survival Course
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Going on a day hike? What if your hike turned into a three-day survival trek? Through a series of hands-on classes, we will teach you skills and tricks that could save your life. Classes will take place both indoors and out, so dress for the weather. Must register in advance by calling the Nature Center. Click the program title for more details. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Advanced Archery Class
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you taken our basic and intermediate classes? Are you wanting even more of a challenge with archery? Move on to the advanced class that takes place on our 3-D and static ranges! Participants must call to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
A Walk through Time on Iron Hill
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Ranger lead historic/geology hike on Iron Hill. A billion years in the making; take a Geology Hike on the beautiful Iron Hill Trail. Visit the Iron Pits and Ochre outcrops while learning how three physiographic provinces came together to form the mineral rich formations. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Reptile "Mythunderstandings"
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Meet the naturalist at the stage for a presentation over reptiles and amphibians. Bring any questions or curiosities you may have about these fascinating creatures. Donations are appreciated. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Handicapped Accessible 
The Great Migration: Winter Salamander Spawning
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 2 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
During the winter months a secret is happening deep in the small pools of the forest. Salamanders are coming together by the hundreds to spawn. Learn about this amazing phenomena and the creatures who participate. Visit a vernal pool and possibly catch a glimpse of an adult or egg masses. Meet our resident outreach amphibians. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Soak It In 
Macro-invertebrate Investigation
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come down to the riverside, at the base of the New Manchester ruins, to look up close and personal at some of the macroscopic creatures that are essential to life in and around Georgia's waterways. This event is open to all ages. If you would like to help look for critters, please wear close toed water shoes or boots. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged hiking companion and join a ranger on our 1 and a half mile Red Trail and White Trail Combo. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and see the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill, as seen in Hunger Games. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Barks and Recreation
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Recycle your old t-shirts and turn them into a toy your dog will love. Bring two t-shirts and your furry friend. After toy making, we'll go on a dog pack hike along the river to enjoy the scenery. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash at all times. Dress appropriately for the weather. Please pre-register. Free treats! $5 per dog $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 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 start! All equipment is provided; ages 9 and up. Class is held inside Nature Center, NOT at the Archery Range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Improve your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Meet at Alexander Lake pavilion. Participants must call Nature Center to register no later than the day before the class is scheduled AND pay in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wilderness Survival
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Fire building, wilderness survival kits, and shelter building are all important skills to know when trekking in the woods. Join us to learn these lessons hands-on and ask a Ranger any questions you might have! Meet at the picnic tables near the Outdoor Classroom. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
Archery for Beginners
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need to be hitting the bulls-eye in no time. Must be 9 and up to participate. Must call the Park Office to pre-register. Meet at the Park Office 5 minutes early. Program is outdoor and weather permitting. Bring water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Snakes, Skins and Scales
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Have you ever wondered why snakes' skin and scales look the way they do? Come see a live snake and learn what makes these beautiful creatures so unique. Afterwards, stick around for a fun craft. Meet at the picnic tables near the Outdoor Classroom. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 1 PM to 2 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.
Snake Awareness Program
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 2:30 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a Park Ranger and several snakes in this educational program as we learn about reptiles of Sweetwater Creek State Park. This will be an up-close experience as everyone will have the opportunity to touch the snakes. Reservations recommended. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $2 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 3, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Colonial Faire and Muster
Friday, Feb 3, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, Sutler's Row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Friday - $4.50 - $10. Saturday and Sunday - Free. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Rides and Rebels Car Show
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Connoisseurs of classic cars are encouraged to show off their amazing autos for both the public as well as other automobile enthusiasts. Enjoy a day filled with cool rides, local history, and cannon and rifle firings. Classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, customs and exotics are all welcome to attend. Register in advance. $5 - $9. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Zombie Archery
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle as the sun sets over the Okefenokee Swamp. Watch as the last light of day fades into the dark night, leaving only the twinkling light of stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for alligator eyes glowing from your flashlight, take in a full moon or perhaps the milky way and enjoy a relaxing paddle in the swamp. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged hiking companion and join a ranger on our 1 and a half mile Red Trail and White Trail Combo. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and see the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill, as seen in Hunger Games. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Colonial Faire and Muster
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, Sutler's Row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Friday - $4.50 - $10. Saturday and Sunday - Free. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 12 PM to 2 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 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. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Colonial Faire and Muster
Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, Sutler's Row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Friday - $4.50 - $10. Saturday and Sunday - Free. 912-353-3023.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Night Hike
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 6 PM to 8 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Valentine's Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Have a romantic paddle in the light of the full moon on Lake Laura Walker. This is a ranger led paddle; the lake is normally closed to the public after sunset. This is a great opportunity for beginners, and there is a high chance of seeing a variety of nocturnal wildlife. We will have limited space, and pre-registration is required. $25 single; $35 tandem. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Soak It In 
Full Moon Night Hike
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet Alexander Lakes parking area. Call the Nature Center to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Valentine's Day Singles Archery
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Single this Valentine's Day? Why not spend it doing something new? While we can't promise you'll find a new love you may just find something new that you love doing. Join us for this indoors intro to archery. Who knows you could end up becoming your own cupid. Ages 18 and up. All equipment provided. Must register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Couple's Hike
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Bring your partner and enjoy a nice hike at twilight down our Coastal Plain Trails. Take heed of the wildlife settling down for the night, and those just waking. Be sure to bring a flashlight and bug spray. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Paddle Under the Stars
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle as the sun sets over the Okefenokee Swamp. Watch as the last light of day fades into the dark night, leaving only the twinkling light of stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for alligator eyes glowing from your flashlight, take in a full moon or perhaps the milky way and enjoy a relaxing paddle in the swamp. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Civil War Dinner and Dance
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This is the perfect chance for history lovers to get together for an evening full of fun and great food. Stop buy for a lovely roast dinner for two, under the candlelight of a Civil War site. Includes a tour of the fort, era singing and dancing, and a nighttime cannon firing. $100. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible 
Happy Tails Dog Hike
Saturday 10 AM - 11 AM – Feb 11, 2017 until Feb 25, 2017 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Bring your four-legged companion and join a ranger on this short and easy 1.1 mile hike around the Lake Trail. Join this new dog walking club, and hike all 7 "Tails on Trails" trails to earn special rewards. Dog must be leashed at all times. Meet at the picnic shelter closest to the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Love is in the "Scare" Valentine's Tour
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 2 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Looking for something other than roses and chocolates this Valentine's Day? Join us for a special Valentine’s weekend History and Haunts tour event with guest authors and lecturers. Then walk the trails of Camp Lawton, once the World’s Largest prison, holding hands tightly with your Valentine. Will you find the true meaning of “ball and chain”? $29 - $49 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Valentine's Day Couples Hike
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for something new to do with your valentine? Bring them to Panola Mountain for a sunset hike. Want more fun? Compete with your partner in a series of team building games to see who knows their companion best. Are you the King and Queen of Love? Only one way to find out! Space is limited. Call to reserve spots. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Valentine's Day Cupid Shoot
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking to spice things up this Valentine's Day? Nothing fans the flames of love like a little competition. Take aim and see which of you are the best Cupid in this indoors, intro archery class JUST FOR COUPLES! Bring your Beau, we'll bring the arrows. Ages 18 and up. All equipment provided. Must register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Hike and History of the Skidaway Narrows
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come join one of our park rangers for a hike along the Sandpiper and Avian loop trails, leading to the pristine Skidaway Narrows. Learn some cool facts about the history of this popular river. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Soak It In 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 3 PM to 4:30 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.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hidden Heart - Valentine's Day Hike
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the 38 foot fire tower at Fort Mountain. A young stone mason carved a heart out of a stone and placed it in the tower for his love. Join a ranger and hike the CCC Stone Tower Trail. Learn more about this romantic gesture, and see it for yourself. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Hidden Gem 
Romantic Sunset Valentine Dinner On The Train
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 5:30 PM to 7 PM
SAM Shortline Train at Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Departing from Georgia Veterans State Park, we'll take a short ride and park over beautiful Lake Blackshear as the sun is setting. After dinner, we will take a nighttime train ride through the Sumter County countryside before returning to the park. 229-276-0755.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Great Backyard Bird Count
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 8 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us count winter birds during this international event sponsored by Audubon and Cornell University. Novice and expert birders welcome. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Park Office and we will carpool to sites. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
For the Love of the View - Guided Hike
Friday 1 PM - 2:30 PM – Feb 17, 2017 until Mar 3, 2017 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The West Overlook provides one of, if not the the best long range views in Georgia. There is a sweeping view of the Cohutta Wilderness, plains, and farmland below. Join a ranger for a guided hike along the Stone Tower Combo Trail and witness this stunning view for yourself. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sitton's Gulch Hike
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike like the locals & start at the bottom of the gulch & hike to the bottom of the falls. Go up 600 stairs, passing Hemlock & Cherokee Falls. Then, we will reward ourselves with a 3-mile hike downhill. Along the way, learn about the plants, animals, geology & history of the canyon. This is a moderate-strenuous 6-mile hike. Reservations required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Presidential 20-20 Auction
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Check out our new, fast-paced auction. Pre-registered sellers have 20 minutes each to wow you with indoor and outdoor collectibles, antiques, camping gear and household items. No vehicles, clothing, animals or food items. Held rain or shine inside the heated Group Shelter in the campground below the dam. Free for buyers; $20 sellers. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Dusk Hike, Sounds, Sights and Smells of the Night
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at Group Shelter 2 parking lot for a short hike to explore the darkness. We’ll be using black-light flashlights to explore the trail for glowing bugs and plants, and using our senses to explore what our eyes might miss. Wear closed toed shoes, no pets, and bring flashlights with a red lens if possible. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Stargazing at the Mounds
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
We’ll have star-charts, red-lens flashlights, and moon binoculars ready for star viewing from on top of the mounds. Meet at Groups Shelter 2 parking lot and we’ll walk you to the mound. Bring flashlights with a red lens, wear warm clothes and closed toed shoes. No pets please. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Stargazing at the Mounds
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
We’ll have star-charts, red-lens flashlights, and moon binoculars ready for star viewing from on top of the mounds. Meet at Groups Shelter 2 parking lot and we’ll walk you to the mound. Bring flashlights with a red lens, wear warm clothes and closed toed shoes. No pets please. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Zombie Archery
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call (770)389-7801 to register in advance. $5 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wilderness Survival Course
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Going on a day hike? What if your hike turned into a three-day survival trek? Through a series of hands-on classes, we will teach you skills and tricks that could save your life. Classes will take place both indoors and out, so dress for the weather. Must register in advance by calling the Nature Center. Click the program title for more details. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Sapelo's Beach and Dunes
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Join us on beautiful Sapelo Island for a nature hike. We'll visit maritime forest, salt marsh, and dune habitats, and finish up on Sapelo's pristine Nanny Goat beach. Hike is approximately 2.5 miles over boardwalk, trail, and sand beach. $10 per person. 912-485-2299.
Soak It In 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle as the sun sets over the Okefenokee Swamp. Watch as the last light of day fades into the dark night, leaving only the twinkling light of stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for alligator eyes glowing from your flashlight, take in a full moon or perhaps the milky way and enjoy a relaxing paddle in the swamp. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is 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 are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations possible. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dusk Hike, Sounds, Sights and Smells of the Night
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us at Group Shelter 2 parking lot for a short hike to explore the darkness. We’ll be using black-light flashlights to explore the trail for glowing bugs and plants, and using our senses to explore what our eyes might miss. Wear closed toed shoes, no pets, and bring flashlights with a red lens if possible. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
Stargazing at the Mounds
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
We’ll have star-charts, red-lens flashlights, and moon binoculars ready for star viewing from on top of the mounds. Meet at Groups Shelter 2 parking lot and we’ll walk you to the mound. Bring flashlights with a red lens, wear warm clothes and closed toed shoes. No pets please. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Get Outdoors Georgia AmeriCorps 
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 12:30 PM to 1:30 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.
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 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. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Paddle Under the Stars
Friday, Feb 24, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle as the sun sets over the Okefenokee Swamp. Watch as the last light of day fades into the dark night, leaving only the twinkling light of stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for alligator eyes glowing from your flashlight, take in a full moon or perhaps the milky way and enjoy a relaxing paddle in the swamp. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Happy Tails Dog Hike
Saturday 10 AM - 11 AM – Feb 25, 2017 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Bring your four-legged companion and join a ranger on this short and easy 1.1 mile hike around the Lake Trail. Join this new dog walking club, and hike all 7 "Tails on Trails" trails to earn special rewards. Dog must be leashed at all times. Meet at the picnic shelter closest to the beach. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Twilight Paddle on Lake Blackshear
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 5 PM to 6 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Join a guided paddle as the sun sets over Lake Blackshear. Watch as the last light of day fades into the dark night, leaving only the twinkling light of stars and the moon to guide the way. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Soak It In 
Wilderness Survival Course
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Going on a day hike? What if your hike turned into a three-day survival trek? Through a series of hands-on classes, we will teach you skills and tricks that could save your life. Classes will take place both indoors and out, so dress for the weather. Must register in advance by calling the Nature Center. Click the program title for more details. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 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.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, March 3, 2017

For the Love of the View - Guided Hike
Friday 1 PM - 2:30 PM – Mar 3, 2017 
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The West Overlook provides one of, if not the the best long range views in Georgia. There is a sweeping view of the Cohutta Wilderness, plains, and farmland below. Join a ranger for a guided hike along the Stone Tower Combo Trail and witness this stunning view for yourself. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 3, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Orienteering 101 or Tie the Knot
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Mar 4, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Mar 4, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Soak It In 
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Mar 4, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. 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. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Guided Kayak/Canoe Tours of Lake Blackshear
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a one-hour guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks, canoes or standup paddleboards. See wildlife and vegetation that thrives here such as waterfowl, alligators, birds, fish, turtles and more. Meet at the Visitors Center. Call to reserve your boat. $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Soak It In 
How'd They Do That?: Making Paper
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Obtaining paper has not always been as simple as making a trip to the store. In the first segment of the "How'd They Do That?" series, experience firsthand how paper was made in times past. Program fee includes workshop and site admission for the day. $5. 478-986-5172.
Handicapped Accessible 
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle as the sun sets over the Okefenokee Swamp. Watch as the last light of day fades into the dark night, leaving only the twinkling light of stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for alligator eyes glowing from your flashlight, take in a full moon or perhaps the milky way and enjoy a relaxing paddle in the swamp. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Night Hike
Friday, Mar 10, 2017 6 PM to 8 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Vaughter's Farm
Friday, Mar 10, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Bring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's satellite property, Vaughter's Farm, on the Meadow Loop. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet at Vaughter's Farm Trailhead. Donations of birdseed for our Nature Center are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Paddle Under the Stars
Friday, Mar 10, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle as the sun sets over the Okefenokee Swamp. Watch as the last light of day fades into the dark night, leaving only the twinkling light of stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for alligator eyes glowing from your flashlight, take in a full moon or perhaps the milky way and enjoy a relaxing paddle in the swamp. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Orienteering 101 or Tie the Knot
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Mar 11, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Mar 11, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Soak It In 
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Mar 11, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. 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. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Spring Clean Elijah Clark State Park
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Friends and Family of Elijah Clark State Park if you like volunteering this is a good time to help out with some clean up to get ready for another fun camping season in the 2017 year. Clean up time will start at 9:00 AM hope to see you there! 11:00 AM bring your crafty ideas cause we will be making kites and trying to get them to fly. Cost $3.00 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Etowah Heritage Day
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn how cultures of the past still permeate our modern lives. The day will consist of a genealogy lecture and genealogy workshop for beginners, a lecture on Creek and Cherokee culture by Dr. Max White, and we will have a program hosted by the Tellus Science Museum. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Scottish Heritage Days: A Colonial Reenactment
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A variety of living history demonstrations portraying colonial and particularly Scottish culture will be featured. A battle re-enactment will take place at 3 p.m. Celebrate the first settlers of Darien. On Sunday, there will be a Kirkin of the Tartans. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Guided Kayak/Canoe Tours of Lake Blackshear
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a one-hour guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks, canoes or standup paddleboards. See wildlife and vegetation that thrives here such as waterfowl, alligators, birds, fish, turtles and more. Meet at the Visitors Center. Call to reserve your boat. $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Soak It In 
Emory Jones Book Signing
2nd Saturday of Month 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM from Mar 11, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
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 post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. 706-878-1077.
Handicapped Accessible 
Grown Ups Campout
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 10 AM to 10 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Want a weekend getaway but can't seem to be able to get away? Well good thing we have the perfect night designed just for you. Set up your tent and let the fun begin. We will have survival mini-series for valuable outdoors skills. Afterwards enjoy a guided nature hike, or crack open a good book. We will end the day full moon paddle around the lake. $100. 912-287-4900.
Soak It In 
Zombie Archery
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
It seems that 3D zombie targets are hanging out on the archery range. Join a park ranger and help rid the park of these zombies. All equipment is provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitor Center or give us a call to save your spot. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sitton's Gulch Hike
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike like the locals & start at the bottom of the gulch & hike to the bottom of the falls. Go up 600 stairs, passing Hemlock & Cherokee Falls. Then, we will reward ourselves with a 3-mile hike downhill. Along the way, learn about the plants, animals, geology & history of the canyon. This is a moderate-strenuous 6-mile hike. Reservations required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
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Scottish Heritage Days: A Colonial Reenactment
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
A variety of living history demonstrations portraying colonial and particularly Scottish culture will be featured. A battle re-enactment will take place at 3 p.m. Celebrate the first settlers of Darien. On Sunday, there will be a Kirkin of the Tartans. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Full Moon Night Hike
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the full moonlit night by using all of your senses while going on a Park Ranger led hike through the wooded trails of Magnolia Springs and Camp Lawton. Listen and look for Whippoorwills, owls, bats, and other creatures of the night. Bring a flashlight, water, and good hiking shoes. This is an easy 1 to 3 mile hike depending on you. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wildflower Hike
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a walk through Sitton's Gulch to observe the abundance of blooming wildflowers in our limestone rich soil. Using a checklist and identification books, we will identify and record many of the species in bloom. We will hike 1 mile on a flat trail by the river. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Mar 17, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tri-State Hike
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Want to see North Carolina and Tennessee without having to drive there? You can do that at BRM while taking a 2.2 mile nature hike through the wild-flower filled forest of the Tennessee Rock Trail. Stop to rest at the overlook while you enjoy mountain views stretching across North Carolina and into the distance as far as Clingman’s Dome, TN. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a walk through Sitton's Gulch to observe the abundance of blooming wildflowers in our limestone rich soil. Using a checklist and identification books, we will identify and record many of the species in bloom. We will hike 1 mile on a flat trail by the river. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Orienteering 101 or Tie the Knot
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Mar 18, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Waterfall Workout
Saturdays 4 PM - 6 PM – Mar 18, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Get your Saturday afternoon workout on and discover the park's wild waterfalls during this ranger-led hike. Learn about park hydrology and other natural features of the park while completing this strenuous hike. This two-mile out and back hike involves 1200 total stair steps and 750 feet of elevation gain. Drinking water required. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Soak It In 
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Mar 18, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. 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. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
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. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Spring Into Green Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Canoe around the park waters edge to see what's Green Scavenger Hunt. You will have 2 hours to find as many hidden treasures that you can. Starting point will be at the bath house down by the canoes. Your list will be given to you at that time. You can work alone or in teams of 2. You must be able to take pictures with your phone or other device. $ 10 - $15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Soak It In 
Insectival
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 11 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us at Florence Marina as we celebrate our planets most abundant animals: insects! Come discover how many different species are found in your own back yard. Learn why every bug is an insect, but not every insect is a bug. You can even try a yummy cricket taco! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Guided Kayak/Canoe Tours of Lake Blackshear
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Enjoy a one-hour guided tour around Lake Blackshear in kayaks, canoes or standup paddleboards. See wildlife and vegetation that thrives here such as waterfowl, alligators, birds, fish, turtles and more. Meet at the Visitors Center. Call to reserve your boat. $8 plus $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Soak It In 
History Hike of Hamburg Lake
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
This ranger led hike will take you around the Red and White trails for stunning views of Hamburg Lake. We will discuss how and why the lake was formed. We will also talk about the science of the lake and its most popular inhabitants – alligators. The hike will end with a tour of the museum and mill to see how the water in the lake is used. $8 plus $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
Soak It In 
Hills of Iron and Iron Pour
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 10 AM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
The iron industry was one of Georgia's first businesses long before the Civil War, and we will be celebrating the area's history with a full day of activities. We will be having guided tours, educational programs, and of course, our famous Iron Pour! Click event link for schedule of events. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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