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Stargazer Hike
Friday, Dec 19, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
This moderate two mile night hike will take us to the yellow trail bridge where we will search the night sky for wonders like planets, stars, constellations, and shooting stars(weather permitting). Binoculars are recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes and a flashlight are required...  $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Snakes Alive
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join Park Manager David Jordan in this up-close hour featuring live, non-venomous snakes. We will learn all about our local snakes, including the venomous ones, as well as the natural history of snakes and all about their behavior and senses. Meet at the Visitor's Center.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
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.
Hayride and S'mores
Saturday, Dec 20, 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.
Native American Heritage Hike
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 11 AM to 1 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.
Junior Ranger Day Camp Level I (Deer patch)
Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
This camp is for children ages 6-12 who have not previously been in a Junior Ranger program. This program focuses on attaining the Level I Deer Badge. There will be a nature/history hike to the New Manchester Mill, a live reptile program, and nature-oriented arts and craft projects...  $25 includes Junior Ranger Book and Deer patch (lunch not included) $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Presenter/Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Join a Park Ranger and bring your four-legged companion on this moderate mile long hike to the rapids of Sweetwater Creek and to the five-story Civil War era New Manchester Mill ruins. Ages 6 years and older. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. Reservations recommended.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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