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Georgia Conservancy's 50th Anniversary Family Reunion
Saturday, Apr 1, 2017 8 AM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join us for a day of outdoor recreation and education for Georgia Conservancy members, friends and those interested in their work. The day includes a light-hearted spin on 5k/10k trail races sponsored by REI, plus free hourly afternoon hikes.  $25 race fee includes t-shirt. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sun Salutations Yoga
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Greet the day with a relaxing morning yoga session at the park. We'll be starting at the Visitor Center, then enjoy a short hike to the river where you will be guided by an AmeriCorps Interpretive Naturalist into beginner's level yoga. Call the Visitor Center 770-732-5871 to reserve your spot... $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Late Winter/Early Spring Wildflower Hikes
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
This 2-mile hike will be moderately strenuous and will pass through beautiful wildflower habitats. Early favorites we may see are Hepatica, Bloodroot, Wild Geranium, Wild Iris, Sorrel, and Green and Gold. Generally we see 25 to 30 species on a hike. Meet in the Interpretive Center.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.
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"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
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...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Sunday, Apr 2, 2017 4 PM to 6:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 11 AM to 1:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join us for a beautiful two-hour paddle through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult...  $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Homeschool Wednesdays
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Home-school students of all ages are welcomed to come join park rangers on a educational nature/ history hike to the historic five story New Manchester Manufacturing Mill and class IV rapids. This hike meets the GPS standards. Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservation recommended.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led outing as we watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. You may choose a canoe or kayak for this trip...  $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
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...  $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join us for a ranger-led, peaceful outing on the lake and up Beaver Creek. This trip is for those 18 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.
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"Ruins to Rapids" Almost Full Moon Hike
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
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 (as seen in "Hunger Games: Mockingjay"). Hike will be cancelled if it is raining. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required...  $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Full Moon Paddle
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led paddle on the Sparks Reservoir under the full moon. This program is offered to all adults (18 years and older) who can swim. You have a choice of a tandem kayak or a canoe. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations are required.  $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 8 PM to 10 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
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...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
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...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Geology Hike
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded...  $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Introduction to Wilderness Survival
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 3 PM to 6 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
This Ranger led class covers basic and some advanced survival techniques. For ages 12 and up. Learn general skill such as fire making, emergency shelters, and navigation. Registration is required. Space limited.  $8 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Kiwanis Club Triathlon-Duathlon-5K Fun Run
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 8 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
23rd annual Sweetwater Creek State Park Triathlon-Duathlon-5K Fun Run presented by the Kiwanis Club of Douglas County. Triathlon at 8:30AM, $35 Duathlon at 8:00AM, $25 5K Fun Run 8:00AM $15  $15 - $35. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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New Manchester Days
Friday, Jun 16, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
This living history event will bring to life the New Manchester Community that prospered up to the end of the Civil War... $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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