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New Echota Historic Site

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Cherokee Hidden Gems-the other half of Echota
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 9 AM to 11 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Explore the lesser known 'natural side' of this historic site with the Park Ranger as we walk the Pond Overlook and New Town Creek Nature Trails. Geocache activities and wildlife, including birds and wildflowers of the Ridge and Valley Province of Georgia will be the highlight. Trails open year round with regular admission fees required. $5.50-$7; under 5 free 706-624-1321.
Hidden Gem 
Help make New Echota's Flowers Grow
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Saving the planet is a walk in the park. We're asking you to volunteer one hour of your time to help us strengthen pollinator habitats by spreading wildflower seeds at New Echota. Bring water, walking shoes, hats, and bug spray. We're starting at the Visitor's Center. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Imagination Playground
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 12 PM to 4 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
We’re setting up the Imagination Playground, a collection of giant blue building blocks for kids to build and create with. Bring your kids ages 4-12 to share in this interactive, transformable environment while you relax and enjoy the view at New Echota. This program is weather permitting. Email questions to $5.50-$7 706-624-1321.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Perplexed by Pollinators?
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 1 PM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
We’re here to help. Bring the kids to the Visitor's Center for an interactive lesson to discover what a pollinator is and how they help improve your ecosystem. If you have questions please email $5.50-$7 706-624-1321.
Handicapped Accessible 
How to make the Honey
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 2 PM to 3 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Discover the secrets of harvesting honey. Enjoy a Q&A with a beekeeper from Gilmer County Beekeepers Association, view an enclosed hive, and participate in a bee-utiful kid’s craft. Meet us at the Visitor's Center at 2pm to get started. Program is free with admission. Questions? Email $5.50-$7 706-624-1321.
Handicapped Accessible 
Clicks in the Night, a Batty Experience
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 3 PM to 4 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Bats are a necessary and cool part of our ecosystem; build your own bat habitats to strengthen their population. Call to pre-register. We're meeting at the Visitor's Center. Questions? Email $5.50-$7.00 $10 per Bat Habitat 706-624-1321.
Handicapped Accessible 
Earth's Heritage of Seeds
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 4 PM to 5 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Dig in at New Echota and learn how heritage seed banks are giving back worldwide. We're starting at the Visitor's Center. Email questions to $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
Handicapped Accessible 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Echota Alive-Kids to Parks Day 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Step back to the 1820's and tour Echota and learn about Cherokee and Georgian's lifestyle including how apples were pressed to make cider, try your hand at making a sheet of paper, help the Ranger print on the 19th century press, learn to use a compass on our compass course and check out our nature trails to Tarvin's Pond and New Town Creek. $5.50-$7 (5 and under free) 706-624-1321.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

New Echota Bird Hike
Saturday, May 28, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Explore the ridge and valley area of North Georgia at New Echota as we see what resident birds can be found. Open fields, flood plain, pond and mixed pine-hardwood forest provide a variety of habitat for good birding. Fee includes tour of site museum, 17-minute film and tour of historic grounds and buildings. $5.50-$7 (5 and under free) 706-624-1321.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

New Town Creek Trail Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 4, 2016 9 AM to 11 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Check out New Town Creek, Tarvin's Pond and historic New Echota-Cherokee Capital. Wear walking shoes, dress for the weather, bring your binoculars and come along as we join millions of people around America celebrating National Trails Day. Fee includes tour of historic New Echota and the museum. $5.50-$7.00 706-624-1321.
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