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Native American Heritage Hike
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 10 AM to 12 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.
Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 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.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Monday, Sep 1, 2014 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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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.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
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.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 9:30 AM to 11 AM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/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 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.
Art in the Park
Friday, Aug 29, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Sep 19, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Bring your canvas and paint, clay, camera, or oil pastels for exclusive access to the interior of the five-story New Manchester Mill. Create your own artwork while you enjoy beautiful views of the Sweetwater Creek rapids alongside the dramatic mill ruins in the warmth of summer...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Stargazer Paddle
Friday, Aug 29, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join us for this evening paddle on the Sparks Reservoir. We will watch the sun set and then search the sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars as night arrives. This program is for anyone over 17 who can swim. Binoculars recommended...  $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Eastside Evening Hike
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Friday, Sep 19, 2014 7 PM to 9 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.
For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking
Monday, Sep 1, 2014 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sunday, Sep 28, 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 1-Lighting)
Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Sep 21, 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.
Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View)
Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Sep 28, 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.
Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 8 AM to 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
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.
Sweetwater Creek Cleanup -- Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPresenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join park staff and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" volunteers as we clean up the Sparks reservoir and hiking trails. We will be cleaning the lake by canoe and kayak and also from the banks. You will also have an opportunity to clean the banks of lovely Sweetwater Creek... 770-732-5871.
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