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Cartersville Red Top Mountain State Park
Work on the Bethany Bridge is over. The park can be accessed via Red Top Road across the bridge.  (more details)

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Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill Dallas (18 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Civil War History EventJoin us at the log cabin for this living history event. Discover what life was like on a small farm during the Civil War 150 years ago. Watch people cooking over a fire. Enjoy toys and games...  $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Handicapped Accessible Indoor Basic Archery Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
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Come to the nature center for indoor archery and join a certified instructor to learn the basics. All equipment provided. If you have your own equipment, cost includes an all-day archery range pass. Ages 9 and up. Arrive 15 minutes early. Call to register in advance.  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Wild Cave Tour Rising Fawn (65 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 10 AM
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 10 AM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunYou will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com. Reservations required.  $30-$60 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Morning Canoe Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to 11 AM
Join us for a ranger-lead lake paddle around the lake. A ranger will go over canoeing basics and lead participants in a game. Explore the lake during free paddle. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided...  $10 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Leaf Identification Hike Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Join in on a ranger lead leaf identification hike. Meet at Pavilion #1 where a wagon will pick you up and take you to the start of the trail. The trail will lead back to the parking lot. Along the trail we will be identifying the different trees found throughout the park.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 12 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 12 PM to 2 PM
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaJoin 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 Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 3:30 PM to 5 PM
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Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThis 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.
Fall Hayrides & Campfires Rising Fawn (65 Miles)
Saturdays 2 PM - 6 PM – Oct 25, 2014 until Nov 1, 2014 
Happy Falll y'all! Go on a hayride trough the park and around the field of wildflowers by the pond. What better way to spend a fall day and see the colors. Then join us at the campfire. S'mores and hotdogs, along with other concessions will be for sale...  $5 adults; $3 children; 2 & under FREE $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Twilight Lake Paddle Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin 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.
Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6 PM to 7 PM
Enjoy a Sunset Hike to the ancient rock wall, stone fire tower and west overlook. We will start in top parking lot and go to the rock wall first moving on to the stone fire tower and ending at the overlook where we will be able to watch the sunset. Moderate rocky hike, closed toe shoes required.  $5 per person $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wagon Ride and S'mores Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 5:30 PM to 7 PM
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Come join us on a wagon ride through the park as we see the changing fall colors at sunset. After the wagon ride we will gather around the campfire and make S'mores. Please sign up early as space is limited.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Halloween Hayrides Acworth (16 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAll new this year, pirates are attacking Ravenwood! The townsfolk need your help defending against a raggedy band of pirates looking for stolen treasure. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at: https://sites.google.com/a/friendschapters...  $10 per person $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThis 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.
Walking Tour: Haunted Dahlonega's Spirits, Legends & Lore Dahlonega (63 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 7 PM
Boo! Join this leisurely walking tour to learn about haunted Dahlonega and the town's rich gold history. Tour run by Friends of Dahlonega Gold Museum. Tours last one hour.  $10. 706-864-2257.
Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View) Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible Intermediate Archery Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaImprove your archery skills in this class that focuses on accuracy and shooting farther distances. Students must attend three basic archery classes before attending this program. Equipment is provided. Meet at the pavilion by Alexander Lake. Ages 9 and up. Must call to register and pay in advance.  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Fall Color Lake Paddle Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThis 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.
Native American Heritage Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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.
Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 4 PM to 6 PM
Tons of FunLooking for a safer way to celebrate Halloween? Join us for the 1st annual Panola State Park's Trunk-O-Treat! Boys and ghouls can collect candy going car to car instead of door to door and play on the playground. There will be contests for best costume and best trunk decoration... $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Scooby-Doo Mystery Hayride and Games Dawsonville (52 Miles)
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 until Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 6 PM to 10 PM
Tons of FunCome to the Amicalola Falls Lodge for the Scooby-Doo Mystery Hayride and Games. The hayride will be a Scooby-Doo mystery titled "the mystery of the Amicalola Gold." Halloween games and activities will be played at the lodge. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Rising Fawn (65 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Enjoy gorgeous fall scenery while browsing handmade crafts and food vendors from all over the U.S. The event will be held at the group shelter. Benefits Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park.  $10 per car; $5 with annual ParkPass. 706-657-4050.
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunBring your binoculars for this gentle hike through the park's Power of Flight area. Basic identification techniques and common birds will be discussed. Good for all ages. We recommend long pants and sleeves. Meet at the Alexander Lake Area. Call to register in advance... $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling Cartersville
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 until Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Experience Etowah at night on a hayride and finish the evening with snacks and a fireside story.  $2 - $8. 770-387-3747.
Native Plant Seed Collection Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 10 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPanola Mountain will be seeking volunteers to help collect native plant seed from the "Power of Flight" area of the park. These seeds will be planted in native habitat restoration areas this spring. Individuals or small groups welcome... 770-389-7801.
Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 1 PM
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. Participants will use rope and harness for this moderately strenuous activity. One group will start at 1PM; another group will start at 3PM. Please arrive 15 minutes before each program. Participants must call to register in advance.  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Iron Pour Acworth (16 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 2 PM to 8 PM
Come discover the art of casting metal as we pour molten iron into scratch blocks that you've designed. Scratch blocks go on sale at 2 PM behind the Park Office. Limit 5 per person. Supplies are limited. Pour begins at 6 PM.  Scratch blocks sold at event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible Women's Safety Awareness Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaLadies, join us for this Local Law enforcement officer led class on how to keep yourself safe while at home, out on the trail, or out and about down town. Great for women of all ages, so bring your mother, daughters, and friends! There will be special safety giveaways, but space is limited...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Christmas by Candlelight Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Friday, Dec 12, 2014 until Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
In 1805, Cherokee Chief James Vann opened his new brick mansion to the Moravian missionaries to hold one of the first Christmas celebrations in the Cherokee Nation...  $4 - $6. 706-695-2598.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas Tree Lighting Blairsville (72 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
Join us for the 10th Annual Tree Lighting of a 35-foot live Blue Spruce. There will be caroling, hayrides, Santa Claus visit, 3-bonfires, hot chocolate, cider, and cookies. Also, please bring an unwrapped gift for a child 0-12 years of age. No toy guns or knives. 706-745-2628.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas at the Cabin Acworth (16 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Yuletide celebrations of the 1800s come to life as demonstrators take you back in time to Christmas at the Vaughan cabin. Santa will be avaliable for photos and Christmas visits. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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