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  Saturday, January 31, 2015
Bird Walk
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Fishing Dock on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us on a 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 Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 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 historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a tractor-pulled hayride up to Jack's Hill. We will also gather around a campfire and make s'mores. Park Rangers and local historians will be leading these programs, sharing history and stories from the park. Reservations are required. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Slackline 101
Saturday 1 PM - 2:30 PM – Jan 31, 2015 
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. No experience required. Ages 12 and up. Reservations required, limit 15 spaces. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
  Sunday, February 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Feb 1, 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.
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Feb 1, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a two hour moderate hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the eastside which will include a visit tothe "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 6:15 PM to 8:15 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 
  Friday, February 6, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia "Ruins to Rapids" Almost Full Moon Hike
Friday, Feb 6, 2015 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 1.5 mile ranger-led hike is rated "moderate" and follows the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek to the Civil War-era mill ruins of New Manchester. Hikes will continue if it is overcast but will be cancelled if it is raining. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Colonial Faire and Muster
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Feb 6, 2015 until Feb 8, 2015 
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 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 7, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 7, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 9:30 AM to 10:30 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 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 historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a tractor-pulled hayride up to Jack's Hill. We will also gather around a campfire and make s'mores. Park Rangers and local historians will be leading these programs, sharing history and stories from the park. Reservations are required. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Colonial Faire and Muster
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Feb 7, 2015 until Feb 8, 2015 
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 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Feb 8, 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 Winter Splendor East Ridge Hike
Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike to the remote and beautiful East Ridge will focus on the splendor of nature in winter. Hike four miles with an emphasis on tree identification in winter, topography, and the vistas high above the mile-long stretch of whitewater rapids (up to class IV). This hike is rated moderate/strenuous. $1-$2 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.
Get Outdoors Georgia Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and Friends member John Johnston will lead a moderate three-mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom visited rock quarry of New Manchester. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
Colonial Faire and Muster
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Feb 8, 2015 
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 13, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Great Backyard Bird Count
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 8 AM to 11 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Help us and Friends of the Harris County Library count winter birds during this international birding 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. Bring a picnic lunch. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Fort Yargo has some great habitat, including marshland, mixed hardwood Forest, and an expansive open lake. We will look for a variety of birds like woodpeckers, warblers, and wading birds. Learn about the Atlanta Audubon Society, and how you can get involved in birdwatching, as well as land conservation. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
  Saturday, February 14, 2015
Under the Night Sky - Valentine's Day
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Come with us on a moderate 2-mile hike along the Chattahoochee River to our observation tower. We will have telescopes to observe the night sky, gazing for stars, planets, and constellations. Sturdy closed-toed shoes and flashlight/headlamp required. Reservations required. Meet at Day Use Area. Weather permitting. $5 per couple. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Kiss My Grits!
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come join us as we grind grits at our water powered gristmill just as it was done in the late 1800s. Grits will be available for $4 per 2 lb. bag. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Romantic Sunset Valentine Dinner On The Train
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - 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 in time to attend he Valentine dance at the Lake Blackshear Resort featuring the Good Vibrations Band. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners winter bird walk
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 1:30 PM to 4 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 Valentines Day Wagon Ride
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 5 PM to 5:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Bring your special someone to cozy up to underneath the night sky on Valentines Day. This wagon ride will begin at the beach, and take riders through some romantic landscapes with a lovely view of the night sky. Space if limited, please register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Valentines Day Wagon Ride
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 6 PM to 6:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Bring your special someone to cozy up to underneath the night sky on Valentines Day. This wagon ride will begin at the beach, and take riders through some romantic landscapes with a lovely view of the night sky. Space if limited, please register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia Valentines Day Wagon Ride
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 7 PM to 7:45 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Bring your special someone to cozy up to underneath the night sky on Valentines Day. This wagon ride will begin at the beach, and take riders through some romantic landscapes with a lovely view of the night sky. Space if limited, please register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Vaughter's Farm
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 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 at Vaughter's Farm Meadow Loop parking area. Call to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 14, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 14, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans will lead visitors into the canyons and back in time to discover the geological history of the canyons. The floors of the canyons are often wet and muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring water and your camera. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a tractor-pulled hayride up to Jack's Hill. We will also gather around a campfire and make s'mores. Park Rangers and local historians will be leading these programs, sharing history and stories from the park. Reservations are required. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Sunday, February 15, 2015
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Feb 15, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Feb 15, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Snakes Alive
Sunday, Feb 15, 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.
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a two hour moderate hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the eastside which will include a visit tothe "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Monday, February 16, 2015
Winter Wilderness Trail Ride
Monday, Feb 16, 2015 10:45 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Saddle up with the naturalist and a wrangler to celebrate Presidents' Day in the winter woodlands. Learn about the natural history and get the “horse’s view” of Pine Mountain Ridge. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks for a picnic after the ride. Must pre-register and pre-pay. Meet at Roosevelt Stables. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-628-7463.
Get Outdoors Georgia Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Monday, Feb 16, 2015 8 AM to 10 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, the important habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the park's Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, February 21, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Kayak Our A-Maze-ing Marshes
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 9:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for this three-hour high tide paddle. Start off with a maze of marsh grass then open into scenic views. Look for wildlife and enjoy the unique and fun perspective of kayaking coastal waters. Limited space, reservations required. $25-$35 $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Arbor Day "Bark In The Park" Dog Walk
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Celebrate Arbor Day among the trees with your canine friend. New sounds, sights, and discoveries for all. Gifts for dogs. Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. You do not have to have a pet to walk with us. Supported by the Columbus area Petsmart. Meet next to the Trading Post in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Celebration & Parade
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 11 AM to 5 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - Cordele, GA
Can't make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras?Then come to Georgia Veterans State Park. There will be music, great food, a Cajun Cook-Off, Parade and many vendors. This will be the Cajun Capital of South Georgia! If you would like to be a vendor or compete in the Cajun Cook Off, call the Park Office. $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Feb 21, 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.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Feb 21, 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.
Camper Chili Cookoff
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Do you think your chili is great? The best? Prove it with our first Chili Cookoff for registered campers. For non-entrants there is no fee to come and taste the chili. Please register at skidawayphoto@yahoo.com. Contest Entry Fee $10 $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Get Outdoors Georgia Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 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 historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 6 PM to 8 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. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
40th Annual Fireside Arts and Craft Show
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM from Feb 21, 2015 until Feb 22, 2015 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
With more than 50 of the Southeast’s finest artists and crafts people inside the Lodge for this Unicoi tradition. This indoor, juried show has a reputation for excellence and is a nice balance between fine arts and quality crafts. $5 parking. 706-878-4738.
  Sunday, February 22, 2015
Black History/The Big Read
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 2 PM to 5 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
The Friends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation will present "Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun", an award-winning documentary on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at 2:00 PM in the Visitors' Center of the Historic Site. $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $6.00 Seniors (62 and over) $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Feb 22, 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 Winter Splendor East Ridge Hike
Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike to the remote and beautiful East Ridge will focus on the splendor of nature in winter. Hike four miles with an emphasis on tree identification in winter, topography, and the vistas high above the mile-long stretch of whitewater rapids (up to class IV). This hike is rated moderate/strenuous. $1-$2 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.
40th Annual Fireside Arts and Craft Show
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM from Feb 22, 2015 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
With more than 50 of the Southeast’s finest artists and crafts people inside the Lodge for this Unicoi tradition. This indoor, juried show has a reputation for excellence and is a nice balance between fine arts and quality crafts. $5 parking. 706-878-4738.
  Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, February 27, 2015
Thronateeska Limited
Friday, Feb 27, 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.
  Saturday, February 28, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 9 AM to 11 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 to register in advance. Donations of birdseed are appreciated. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 28, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Feb 28, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Buzzard Day Cruise-In
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 1 PM to 5 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
The Buzzard Day Cruise-In is all about three things; cars, boats, and buzzards. Show cars from the local area will be on display for you to enjoy, and when you need a break from some cars, enjoy and boat ride up the Little River to see some buzzards, which gather here in the hundreds. $8/adult, $5/child $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Feb 28, 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 Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 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 historian or ranger-led hike will include going to the ruins and seeing the lovely whitewater rapids which provide great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
Stargazer Hike
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This moderate two mile night hike will take us to a remote area where we will search the night sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars(weather permitting). Binoculars are recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes and a flashlight are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations are required.Twelve years and up. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Sunday, March 1, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 1, 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.
  Thursday, March 5, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 6:45 PM to 8:45 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 
  Friday, March 6, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Mar 6, 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 Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, March 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Kite Rally
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 1 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Enjoy a day flying kites over looking the lake. Make your own kite with furnished materials or bring one of your own. We'll have prizes for the best-made kite and the highest flyer. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Third Annual Albert Fendig - Hofwyl Plein Air Affair
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Bring your plein air gear for fun and camaraderie with lots to paint in this historic setting. No prizes, no judging, just good camaraderie and big fun. Lots to paint - 800 year old moss draped live oaks, scenic vistas across rice fields, 150 year old plantation house, barns, slave cabins and out buildings. Artists and Art Admirers everywhere. $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $7.00 Senior (62 and over) $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
Get Outdoors Georgia Antique Steam Engine Demonstration
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Watch one of the few remaining working Talbott stationary steam engines in operation. See if you can make the whistle blow. Explore the saw mill, grist mill, and cotton gin house that this engine once powered, and other farm buildings and houses--all original. $4-6.50 478-986-5172.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 7, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 7, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Mar 7, 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 reservations and group rates). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today 229-276-0755.
  Sunday, March 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 8, 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.
  Friday, March 13, 2015
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Mar 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.
  Saturday, March 14, 2015
Native American Heritage Day at Etowah
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Etowah will be hosting a lecture on historic Creek and Cherokee cultures in Georgia. Come learn about how our modern society still carries the past on its shoulders. There will also be a genealogy lecture and workshop to help guests understand how their families have been influenced by Native Americans. $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700's to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Sumter Special
Saturday, Mar 14, 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.
Reptile Day at Panola Mountain
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Are you in love with lizards? Silly for snakes? Head-over-heals for herpetofauna? Or maybe you just think they're neat. Learn about and meet fascinating reptiles from our own backyards and even around the world. Meet specialists and members of the Georgia Reptile Society and Georgia Herpetological Society. $3. Kids younger than 3 are free. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Soldier's Life
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Learn about the life of the common soldier who fought in Georgia. A Park Ranger dressed as a soldier will display the items soldiers carried while marching and fighting in north Georgia in 1864. $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Presidential Libraries and Museums
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 10:30 AM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
The Presidential Library system was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. This presentation will cover the history and how the Presidential Library System evolved and what they offer today. The presentation will be held in the Roosevelt Memorial Museum. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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.
  Sunday, March 15, 2015
American Frontier Days
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays from local historians. Walk through time from the mid 1700's to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Donations accepted. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 15, 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 Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and Friends member John Johnston will lead a moderate three-mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom visited rock quarry of New Manchester. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, March 20, 2015
Scottish Heritage Days
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM from Mar 20, 2015 until Mar 22, 2015 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
All ages will enjoy this showcase of Georgia’s Scottish and colonial history, with weapon demonstrations and cannon firings, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving, period cooking and music, and fort tours. Friday is Student Day. A battle reenactment will be 2 p.m. Saturday. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin of the Tartans" will be 11 a.m. Sunday. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
New Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Mar 20, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Mar 20, 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.
  Saturday, March 21, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Equestrian Bingo Ride
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 8 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The Friends of A.H. Stephens invites you to be a part of benefit for the park's equestrian facilities. Registration is from 8-9am., ride starts at 9:30am., $30 per rider includes one bingo card, lunch, parking and riding fee. $15 per non-rider. Negative coggings is required. $5 parking. 770-466-4430.
Scottish Heritage Days
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM from Mar 21, 2015 until Mar 22, 2015 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
All ages will enjoy this showcase of Georgia’s Scottish and colonial history, with weapon demonstrations and cannon firings, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving, period cooking and music, and fort tours. Friday is Student Day. A battle reenactment will be 2 p.m. Saturday. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin of the Tartans" will be 11 a.m. Sunday. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Beginners winter bird walk
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 2 PM to 4 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 
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 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. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Children 10 and under are invited to bring their baskets and join in on our 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be separate hunting areas for different age groups with games and crafts before and after the event. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance to greet children and will b e available for photographs. $5.00 Youth (6 - 17). $7.00 Senior (62 and above). $8.00 Adult 912-264-7333.
Tons of Fun 
The Springs Fling
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 10 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Take advantage of the spring weather at Indian Springs! Enjoy games, crafts, vendors, and fun for the whole family! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Get Outdoors Georgia Okefenokee Swamp Run 10K and 1 mile
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 7 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Registration for the 38th annual Okefenokee Swamp Run will be held at group shelter #2 prior to the start of the race. All ages are welcome to participate. Proceeds are donated to the YMCA, Easter Seals, and other charitable organizations. This event is sponsored by the Okefenokee Track and Cycling Club. $5 parking. 912-282-0703.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 21, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb
Saturday, Mar 21, 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.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 21, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Hills of Iron and Iron Pour
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 9 AM to 8 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
The iron industry was one of Georgia's first businesses long before the Civil War. Take guided wagon ride tours of the historic Iron Hill section in the morning. Later that evening, watch molten iron pour from an operating blast furnace at 2800 degrees Fahrenheit. Scratch block molds will be for purchase so you can make your own keepsake. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Mar 21, 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 Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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, Mar 21, 2015 7 PM to 9 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. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, March 22, 2015
Scottish Heritage Days
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11 AM - 12 PM from Mar 22, 2015 
  Handicapped Accessible 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
All ages will enjoy this showcase of Georgia’s Scottish and colonial history, with weapon demonstrations and cannon firings, re-enactors, blacksmithing, weaving, period cooking and music, and fort tours. Friday is Student Day. A battle reenactment will be 2 p.m. Saturday. A traditional Scottish "Kirkin of the Tartans" will be 11 a.m. Sunday. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 22, 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.
  Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a park ranger and learn about the natural sciences and get some fun physical fitness by doing a variety of activities at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Each month will cover a different topic. Please register in advance. All activities will be outdoors. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
  Friday, March 27, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk
Friday, Mar 27, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Fort Yargo has some great habitat, including marshland, mixed hardwood Forest, and an expansive open lake. We will look for a variety of birds like woodpeckers, warblers, and wading birds. Learn about the Atlanta Audubon Society, and how you can get involved in birdwatching, as well as land conservation. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Friday, Mar 27, 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.
  Saturday, March 28, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter at the Fort and Annual Market Faire
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Interact with living historians demonstrating life in the 1790s frontier Georgia. See 18th century craftsman and women demonstrating their trades, frontier camps, Native American warriors, century music, and other unique demonstrations. Children under 12 free. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia Kickoff to Spring Festival
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Welcome spring with food vendors, arts and crafts, and fresh produce. We will also be grinding corn meal in the Mill House. Visitors will enjoy the scenery of this park with covered bridge, mill pond and cypress trees. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Tons of Fun 
Presidential Flyer Train Ride
Saturday, Mar 28, 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 Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park Golf Tournament
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Charity golf tournament sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park to raise funds to benefit the park and golf course. Proceeds will be used to maintain, repair, and improve the park and golf course. You can pick up applications in the park visitor center or at the golf course. $200 per team of 4 people. $50 per player. $20 per team to play from ladies red tee box on a hole of choice or $5 per ladies tee. $5 mulligans 912-285-6154.
Get Outdoors Georgia Baskets, Bunnies and “Egg-o-Caching”
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Happy Easter! Ages 3 - 10 can create their own Easter baskets and go on a kid-friendly egg scavenger hunt through the woods. Afterward, visit with rabbits from the 4-H Bunny Club. At 1 p.m., families can join our Easter geocaching adventure to hunt for prized eggs throughout the park. Some GPS units available for rent. $2 basket program; $2/family geocaching with your own GPS; $5/family geocaching with GPS rental. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Tons of Fun 
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 28, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Mar 28, 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. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the Hunger Games- I mean class- can start on time. Call to register in advance. Groups of 6 or more must register for a private class. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Get Outdoors Georgia Geology Day
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Interpretive Ranger Trena Evans will lead visitors into the canyons and back in time to discover the geological history of the canyons. The floors of the canyons are often wet and muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring water and your camera. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Little River Fest
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Our first Little River Festival will include live reptile shows, canoeing and kayaking, pontoon boat tours, fishing, an imagination station for kids, food vendors, arts and crafts, and music. Vendors applications being accepted now: reedbinghamevent@gmail.com $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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.
  Sunday, March 29, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter at the Fort and Annual Market Faire
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Interact with living historians demonstrating life in the 1790s frontier Georgia. See 18th century craftsman and women demonstrating their trades, frontier camps, Native American warriors, century music, and other unique demonstrations. Children under 12 free. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Get Outdoors Georgia Intermediate Archery
Sunday, Mar 29, 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.
  Friday, April 3, 2015
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 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. There will be "Super Moons", or full moons that are at their "p $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Apr 3, 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, Apr 3, 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 and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Get Outdoors Georgia Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Saturday, April 4, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
  Handicapped Accessible 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs, and they are waiting for you. Children bring your own basket, join the fun and search for a few. Little hunters will have their own small patch; and if we are lucky, there may be a surprise visit by the Easter Bunny. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 4, 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 Festival By The Lake
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 10 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Want to spend a day by the lake? Enjoy our festival with craft vendors, food vendors, games and live entertainment. Boat rides will be departing on the hour. Easter egg hunt at 1 pm. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 1 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Hundreds of hidden eggs to find. Children ages 2-12. Prize eggs and candy eggs. Sponsored by W.C. Bradley Company $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Get Outdoors Georgia Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Bring the children and a basket for a fun egg hunt. Bring a picnic and spend the afternoon enjoying our beautiful riverside park. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 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. There will be "Super Moons", or full moons that are at their "p $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tons of Fun 
Get Outdoors Georgia Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 7:45 PM to 9 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Eggs hunts are no long for the day. Join us for our second annual egg hunt. We have made it bigger with over 4,000 glowing eggs. Space is limited and registration is required. $3 per a child $5 parking. 479-993-3053.
Get Outdoors Georgia Gator Alley Paddle
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Just keep paddling, just keep paddling, just keep paddling up the Little River. This is a great trip for paddlers of all levels. We will go through the basics before setting off. Personal canoes/kayaks are welcome. Boats can be reserved at the visitor center. Personal canoes/kayaks are welcome. $10/person ( bringing own boat); $15/person (if renting boat) $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Friends of Reed Bingham State Park invite you to join them for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be three hunts for different age groups (Toddler- 4, 5 - 8, and 9-12). The chaos will commence at the miniature golf area. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Tons of Fun 
Americus Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 4, 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 reservations and group rates). Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 4, 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 an optional 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. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Get Outdoors Georgia Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tons of Fun 
  Sunday, April 5, 2015
4th Annual Easter Egg Roll and Egg Hunt
Sunday, Apr 5, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Bring your Easter basket and camera for a fun day set in the Little White House grounds. The 3-5 year old group will begin at 1:00 p.m. The 6-8 year old group will begin at 1:30 p.m. The 9-11 year old group will begin at 2:00 p.m. Following the Easter egg hunt, children can participate in an authentic Easter Egg Roll similar $10 - $14. 706-655-5870.
Tons of Fun 
  Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Apr 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 
  Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Apr 8, 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, April 10, 2015
Thronateeska Limited
Friday, Apr 10, 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, Apr 10, 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 and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip. Reservations required. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
  Saturday, April 11, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Apr 11, 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, Apr 11, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia Evening Paddle
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This ranger-led paddle will take participants around 260-acre Lake Marbury for viewing wildlife, taking in some of the scenery and history of this park, and enjoying the sunset. Ages 4 and older. Register in advance, Space is limited. Meet at the Beach Boat Dock area. $15 includes equipment, plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Tons of Fun 
Peanut Express
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
Take a tourist train ride through southern Georgia.  Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel West to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. 229-276-0755.
Get Outdoors Georgia Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Hardman Farm - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy 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.
Story of Wool
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
The Peachtree Handspinners Guild will showcase spinning wool into yarn on spinning wheels and drop spindles, dyeing the yarn, and using yarn to weave, knit, and crochet. This will be a good hands-on beginner opportunity to learn. The 100 Years of Jarrell Family Textiles will also be on view. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Gators and the Galaxy
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
I spy a gator. I spy a constellation. I spy a pontoon boat. Those three things together mean one thing. I night pontoon ride to see some gators and galaxies all around us. Preregistration is required. There will be two tours, 8 pm and 9 pm. Maximum of 15 people per tour. $8/adult and $5/child $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Get Outdoors Georgia Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Apr 11, 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 an optional 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. with a parent. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Civil War History Event 
Annual Volunteer Day
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 7 AM to 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Come volunteer to help with various projects to help prepare for the summer season. Projects include, refurbishing campsites, spreading mulch throughout the park, installing bricks in the “Memory Walkway”, cleaning trials, and a spring clean-up throughout the park. Meals will be provided by the Vogel Volunteers for a small fee. Please pre register. $10 for both meals $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
  Sunday, April 12, 2015
Get Outdoors Georgia Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
You will get muddy and wet on a family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required. $30-$60 $5 parking. 800-979-3370.
Tons of Fun 
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