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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 12 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 12 PM to 2 PM
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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 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...  $23 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
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Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
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...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Eastside Evening Hike
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join us for a strenuous, 3 mile evening hike to the beautiful east side of the park where we will climb the East Ridge, visit the "Indian Cave" and hike to other seldom-visited areas. This hike is open to anyone 16 years and older. Closed-toe shoes are required. Dogs not permitted on this hike...  $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Photography 101 (Class 1-Lighting)
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join Georgia State University professor Nancy Floyd, the artist-in-residence at Sweetwater Creek, as we learn about lighting. You don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures. A simple point-and-shoot will do. Bring your manual.  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 16 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required.  $15 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
"Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
This 1.5-mile hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War-era textile mill ruins of New Manchester and follows the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. A flashlight and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. No children under 6 or dogs...  $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join us for an introduction to kayaking on beautiful Sparks Reservoir. This program is for girls and women 16 years and older who are able to swim and are new to kayaking. Reservations are necessary. Meet at the Bait Shop.  $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View)
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join Georgia State University professor Nancy Floyd, the artist-in-residence at Sweetwater Creek State Park, as we learn about Composition and Point of View. You don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures. A simple point-and-shoot will do. Bring your manual...  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Dec 7, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
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.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Powerhouse Self-Defense "Strong in the Park"
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
This personal safety and empowerment workshop takes a holistic approach to personal safety by teaching emotional, verbal, and physical self-defense techniques. You will be trained in skills of prediction, recognition, observation, and intuition. PowerhouseStrong@gmail.com  $60 plus $5 parking. 470-269-2699.
Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
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.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunPresenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
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...  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
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.
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