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Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 10 PM to 11 PM
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 to Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 11:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 to Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 11:30 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join a park ranger on this kayak tour of Lake Rutledge as we watch the night sky for the Perseids Meteor Shower. This is considered by many to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. Will meet at the Lake Rutledge boat ramp. Register in advance.  $20 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
New Moon Kayak Tour
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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...  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Labor Day Weekend Night Kayak
Friday, Aug 29, 2014 8:30 PM
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 8:30 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend on Lake Rutledge. Join a ranger and experience the beautiful night sky by kayak. Learn about the park history, astronomy, and enjoy a paddle under the stars  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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.
Full Moon Kayak Tour
Friday, Sep 5, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
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Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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. There will be "Super Moons during the month of September. Register in advance...  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Handicapped Accessible Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Large groups need reservations: 404-413-6024. 706-557-3001.
Bike Trails Work and Ride
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. 706-557-3001.
Home School Wednesdays
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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.
Your State Parks Day - Beach House Beautification
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join park staff and Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park volunteers and help re-furbish the beach house, located at the public beach area...  Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 706-557-3001.
Astronomy Day Night Time Paddle
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Tons of FunPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Astronomy Day is an annual event intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. Join us on this paddle to view the sunset, and the night time sky, as we enjoy the various constellations...  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Spooky Wagon Ride
Friday, Oct 17, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join park staff and volunteers on this frightful wagon ride through a dark and creepy forest. Meet a strange and ghastly cast of characters along the way. Wagon will depart from beach parking lot, each ride lasts about 20 minutes. Rides will be first come first serve.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Hard Labor Creek Volunteer Saturday
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Hard Labor Creek State Park holds many natural treasures that need our help to shine! Join parks staff as we enhance our park's beauty by clearing invasive species and restoring a long leaf pine plot for future generations of people and wildlife alike to enjoy. Bring a lunch and plenty of water... 706-557-3001.
1st Day Hike on Blue Mountain Bike Trail
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
Join a park ranger on this 1st of the year hike on the Blue Mountain Bike Trail. This 6-mile guided hike is the perfect winter outing for the first day of the new year. Enjoy meandering creeks cascading over rocks, and bring a light lunch to enjoy on the way...  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Valentines Day Wagon Ride
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 5 PM to 5:45 PM
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 6 PM to 6:45 PM
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 7 PM to 7:45 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park
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.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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