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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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Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
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 Alexander Lakes parking area. Call to register in advance... $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Late Winter/Early Spring Wildflower Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
This moderately strenuous, two mile hike along the white trail and beyond will take us through a variety of lovely habitats to view the earliest of our spring wildflowers, the beloved "ephemerals".  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Handicapped Accessible Indoor Basic Archery Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. Our indoor archery classes are a great place to brush-up on the basics or start from scratch with the guidance of a certified instructor...  $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
New Echota Privet Pull Calhoun (25 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Joins us along the trails as we eradicate the chinese privet that is taking over the parks. Bring your gloves as we saw, cut and spray to make room for our native plants and trees. 706-624-1321.
Historic New Manchester History Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 11 AM to 12:30 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.
Winter Nature Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 2 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis will be a three-mile moderately strenuous hike to a beautiful, litttle known area off the main trails. This ranger-led hike will focus on the splendor of nature in winter. Meet in the Visitor Center.  $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Stargazer Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
This moderate two mile night hike will take us to a remote area 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.
Monadnock Madness 2014 Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 until Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJust 30 minutes east of Atlanta you can see vernal pools, snorkelwort, and diamorpha at our local monadnocks. In March, you can experience these unique places first-hand through guided hikes and events at Arabia, Panola, and Stone Mountain... $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Triple Hike Challenge: Moonlight Monadnock Madness Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 11 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunReady, steady, GO! Climb Stone, Arabia, and Panola Mountain all in one unforgettable day! We’ve set up a fast-paced schedule that will allow you to conquer each peak while learning about the incredible ecosystems of each monadnock along the way...  $15 adult/$7 child (includes parking) Optional $10 boxed dinner. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Intermediate Archery Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 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.  $12 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
"Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThis 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.
Pedal at Panola and Arabia Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaGrab your bike and sense of adventure as we bike 16 miles round trip from Panola Mountain State Park to Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve and back... $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Off Trail Hike to Granite Outcrops Newnan (54 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Join us on a guided hike (moderate to strenuous) off trail to a regularly unseen and less disturbed part of our park. Must have sturdy shoes and drinking water.  $2 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Moonlight Mountain Hike Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 6 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us on a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Please call to register in advance...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Native American Heritage Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 11 AM to 1 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.
Campground Clean-up Blairsville (72 Miles)
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Volunteers should meet at the Visitor Center Parking to help clean-up the campgrounds from 1-4pm. Volunteers will be blowing leaves off campsites, picking up trash and cleaning comfort stations. $5 parking fee applies. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Soldier's Life Dallas (18 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaLearn about the life of the common soldier who fought in Georgia. A Park Ranger dressed as a soldier will display the items soldiers carried while marching and fighting in north Georgia in 1864.  $3-$5.50 770-443-7850.
Handicapped Accessible Reptile Day at Panola Mountain Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Tons of FunAre you in love with lizards? Silly for snakes? Head-over-heels for herpetofauna? Or maybe you just think they're neat. Learn about and meet fascinating reptiles from our own backyards and even around the world...  $3. Kids younger than 3 are free. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
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.
Handicapped Accessible Native American Heritage Day at Etowah Cartersville
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah will be hosting a lecture on historic Creek and Cherokee cultures in Georgia. Come learn about how our modern society still carries the past on its shoulders...  $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
Spring Fling Volunteer Day Calhoun (25 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Come join in and volunteer with us as we get our Blue Bird and Wood Duck nesting boxes ready for the nesting season. Those with a green thumb can help prepare the Cherokee Farmstead garden plot for the upcoming growing season. 706-624-1321.
Heath Lake Shoreline Litter Pickup Rome (30 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the Heath Lake boat ramp. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Heath Lake boat ramp parking lot. 706-802-5087.
Lucky Clover Cruise-In and Leprechaun Costume Contest Summerville (43 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 to Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 11 AM to 5 PM
Tons of FunGet ready for spring by attending a classic car cruise-in for car enthusiasts from 11 until 5. For 2nd graders from Chattooga County, there will be a leprechaun trap contest, judging to start at Noon. And, a leprechaun costume contest for children ages 0 to 8 years. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Ranger-led Lake Paddle Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin 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.
Hayride and S'mores Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin 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.
Landscape, Macro, and Wildlife Photography 101 Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunDuring an exciting day you’ll visit Stone, Arabia and Panola Mountains and use different photography techniques in these unique landscapes. In this small, personal class you’ll be taught by Larry Winslett, an expert nature photographer who has chronicled the natural world all over North America... $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Backcountry Geology Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunGeologist 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.  $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Snakes Alive Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 2 PM to 3 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible Hills of Iron and Iron Pour Acworth (16 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 9 AM to 8 PM
The iron industry was one of Georgia's first businesses long before the Civil War. Take guided wagon ride tours of the historic Iron Hill section in the morning. Later that evening, watch molten iron pour from an operating blast furnace at 2800 degrees Fahrenheit... $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Third Saturdays Friends Day Calhoun (25 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 until Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Join staff, Friends of New Echota and volunteers on the third saturdays of themonth (march-october) as the historic buildings and grounds come alive with tours and demonstrations. Enjoy the Pond Overlook Tons of Fun Trail and the New Town Creek Nature Trail.  $5.50-$7 706-624-1321.
Tree Top Excursions: Introduction Climb Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 1 PM
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 1 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.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 7 PM to 9 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.
Trails Work Day Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us for a volunteer work day performing general trail maintenance on the beautiful trails of the park. Bring gloves, water, comfortable work clothes, and closed-toe, sturdy shoes. Registration encouraged at 770-732-5871. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Stewardship Saturday Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us as we partner with the South River Watershed Alliance to help clean-up and restore native vegetation to the bank of the South River. Wear work shoes and long pants and bring gloves and a water bottle. Meet at Alexander Lakes Area Parking Lot. Registration in advance required. 770-389-7801.
What's in your pack? Being prepared for the trail Newnan (54 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 3 PM to 5 PM
Whether it's 1 mile or 10 miles, planning ahead and preparing is the first step. We will go over what to wear, what to have and why for day hiking and backpacking. Bring your packs and your gear for questions. Check in at Visitor's Center for location.  $6 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Twilight Lake Paddle Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Apr 10, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
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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.
Wild Cave Tours Rising Fawn (65 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 10 AM
Sunday, Apr 5, 2015 10 AM
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 10 AM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunYou will get muddy and wet on a 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. 800-979-3370.
Chief Vann's Three Sisters Garden Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 until Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Each Saturday from April to August, volunteers with green thumbs can help plant, maintain, and harvest our traditional Cherokee Three Sisters garden... 706-695-2598.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 11 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 11 AM to 1 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.
Annual Volunteer Day Blairsville (72 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 7 AM to 12 PM
Come volunteer to help with various projects to help prepare for the summer season. Projects include, refurbishing campsites, spreading mulch throughout the park, installing bricks in the “Memory Walkway”, cleaning trials, and a spring clean-up throughout the park...  $10 for both meals $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Nature Trail Clean-up / Maintenance Rome (30 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the Nature Trail. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Visitor Information parking lot 706-802-5087.
Cabin Life at Pickett's Mill Dallas (18 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Join 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 Tools, Weapons and Torchlight Tours Cartersville
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 10 AM to 9 PM
Watch the re-creation of ancient Native American tools and weapons. Demonstrators will explain how to make, use, and care for things that were very important for survival thousands of years ago. Complete your evening by seeing an amazing nighttime view of Etowah...  $2.00-$6.00 770-387-3747.
Trail Volunteers Needed Calhoun (25 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015 to Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 9:30 AM
We'll be working on the Pond Overlook Trail (1/3 m) and the New Town Creek Nature Trail (1 m) including cleaning signs, staining tables and repairing footbridges to get these trails in great shape for the visitors at New Echota... 706-624-1321.
Handicapped Accessible Archaeology and Artifact ID Day Cartersville
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Celebrate Archaeology month by learning about archaeology. we will have someone here to identify your artifacts, so bring them by. Discover how archaeologist learn things from artifacts. Park staff will host games and activities throughout the day.  $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
New Echota Cemetery Clean-up Calhoun (25 Miles)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Learn about the significant history of New Echota and those buried in the town cemetery as we clean up this small cemetery and pathway. Wear your work gloves and pack a lunch for a picnic afterwards. 706-624-1321.
Civilian Conservation Corps Workday and Open House Blairsville (72 Miles)
Saturday, May 16, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Join in on a trail project starting at 9am with the Georgia Appalachian Trial Club that is similar to what would have been done by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Meet at the CCC museum to get started... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Twisted Ankle 30K Trail Run Summerville (43 Miles)
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThe Twisted Ankle 30 K Trail Run is a hilly, sometimes technical run through Sloppy Floyd Park and along Taylor's Ridge, the majority of which is in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Training for this run should be done on hilly trails.  There is a registration fee to participate in Marathon. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Volunteer Day-Memorial Day Face Painting Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, May 23, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Volunteers will paint kids faces in our day use area for the holiday. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Volunteer Day - Trail Clean-up Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will help pick-up trash, trim trees and do general trail maintenance along the stone wall, fire watch tower and overlook trail. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
National Trails Day Volunteer Day Calhoun (25 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
As a certified site along on theTrail of Tears National Historic Trail, we'll be working on sprucing up the landscaping at New Echota and cleaning up New Town Creek Nature Trail... 706-624-1321.
151st Battle Commemoration Dallas (18 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaArtillery demonstrations held during the day in remembrance of Captain Key's Battery and it's impact on the outcome of the battle.  $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
12th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo Blairsville (72 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 8 AM to 12 PM
Kids 12 and younger come join us for the 12th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo. Wolf Creek will be stocked with plenty of trout and prizes will be given out to lucky ticket holders. An adult must accompany all children. Registration and Fishing start at 8am at Visitor Center parking lot... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge Cartersville
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaLearn about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like The Scavenger Hunt Challenge where guests get outside to see and do things around the park.  $2 - $6. 706-387-3747.
Handicapped Accessible July 4th Celebration Blairsville (72 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 8 AM to 5 PM
Celebrate July 4th at one of the nation’s oldest state parks. We will start the day with a flag raising ceremony at 8am at the Visitors Center, followed by a day of games for the whole family...  $2 pedal boat race. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Volunteer Day- July 4th Face Painting Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Volunteers will help paint kid's faces during our July 4th celebration in the day use area. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Native American Games Day Cartersville
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Tons of FunLearn about games that early Native Americans played and how they have influenced modern games and sports.  $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Chief Vann House Days Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Craftsmen will demonstrate 19th century weaving, basket making, quilting, spinning, rug making, blacksmithing, soap making, woodcarving, chair caning, and much more. Several activities will be set up for children including shooting a Cherokee blowgun and making their own butter.  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Green Corn Clean-Up Day Calhoun (25 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 10 AM to 12:30 PM
The farmstead garden will need some mid-season work. Join us as we learn about the 3 sisters of the Cherokee garden while we get it into shape and afterwards help clean up the historic buildings inside. $5 parking. 706-624-1231.
Volunteer Day - Lake Trail Clean-up Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will pick up trash, trim trees and do general trail maintenance along the Lake Trail. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Lake Trail Clean-up Blairsville (72 Miles)
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Meet at the Visitor Center Parking lot for a Lake Trail Clean-up from 1-4pm. Volunteers will be trimming trees, picking up trash and general trail maintenance. $5 parking fee applies. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Volunteer Day - Labor Day Face Painting Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Volunteers will help paint kid's faces in the day use area for our Labor Day festivities. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible 12th Annual Mountain Music Festival Blairsville (72 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Join us again for our 12th Annual Mountain Music Festival. There will be bluegrass and gospel music as well as art and craft booths with handmade items for sale. A food concession will be provided by Vogel Volunteers. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Your State Parks Day Cartersville
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Come help with one or more service projects while enjoying the park. The Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is sponsoring volunteer's admissions for the day. 770-387-3747.
Volunteer Day- Old Fort Trail Clean up for Your State Parks Day Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will help with general trail maintenance, picking up trash and trimming trees along the stone wall, fire tower and west overlook trail. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Stone Wall, Fire Tower Overlook, Trail Clean-Up - Your State Parks Day Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin in on a park clean-up day along the Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Overlook trail. Crews will pick up trash along the trail, cut and trim small trees along the stone wall and trail leading up to the Fire Tower. 706-422-1932.
Handicapped Accessible Chief Vann "Open Mansion" and Volunteer Day Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
As part of "Your State Parks Day," Chief Vann House will host a volunteer day to assist with cleaning Cherokee structures (including the house itself), taking artifact inventory, and sprucing the grounds in preparation for winter...  $5.50 - $6.50; free for volunteers. 706-695-2598.
Trail Erosion Repair - Your State Parks Day Dallas (18 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaHelp with controlling erosion on the Site's Historic Red and Blue Trails. Breaks and Buffers will be used to direct water away from the walking trails. A chance to help further preserve this unique battlefield.  Need Volunteers. 770-443-7850.
Your State Parks Day 2015 Calhoun (25 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10 AM to 2 PM
Volunteers around the country will be helping to improve their favorite historic site and parks on this special day. Join us as we spruce up the old Cherokee Capital town of New Echota. Bring the entire family out or call to register your Scout or other groups... 706-624-1321.
Handicapped Accessible Skills of the Past Cartersville
Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Watch demonstrations of crafts from the past. Learn about the skills Native Americans had that helped them survive their everyday lives.  $2 -$6. 770-387-3747.
Volunteer Day- Decorate Apple Festival Parade Float Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Friday, Oct 16, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Volunteers will assist in decorating the float for the Apple Festival Parade in Ellijay. Any volunteers willing to ride the float on Saturday the 17th would be greatly appreciated. Please let park staff know what your willing to help with. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
10th Annual Fall Festival Blairsville (72 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 17, 2015
Enjoy the arrival of autumn at Vogel’s 10th Annual Fall Festival. There will be hay rides, a cake walk, concessions, square dancing and storytelling. Festivities begin at 12pm. Volunteers will assist with set-up and clean-up and the concessions. Fee for hay rides and $5 park pass fee applies. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Volunteer Day - Decorate Christmas Parade Float Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Friday, Nov 6, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Volunteers will help decorate the Chatsworth Christmas Parade float. Any volunteers willing to ride the float in the parade on December 7th would be greatly appreciated. Please let a staff member know of your availability. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling Cartersville
Friday, Nov 13, 2015 until Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Experience Etowah at night on a hayride and finish the evening with snacks and a fireside story.  $2 - $10. 770-387-3747.
Winter's Coming Volunteer Day Calhoun (25 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 12:30 PM to 3 PM
We'll be pruning the fruit trees and adding fertilizer, tearing down some beaver dams and cleaning out the Bluebird and Wood Duck nesting boxes in preparation for winter. 706-624-1321.
Fall Candlelight Tours Dallas (18 Miles)
Friday, Nov 20, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaNov 20 & 21,2015 Confederate and Federal soldiers will recreate the night attack of the Battle of Pickett's Mill. During guided tours at 6:30, 7:30,and 8:30 PM, visitors will witness Brig. Gen. Hiram Granbury's Brigade advance into the dark ravine and Capt. Thomas Key's artillery bombardment...  Available October 2015. 770-443-7850.
Volunteer Day - Clean and Organize First Time Camper Gear Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Volunteers will help clean, check, repair (if needed), and reorganize the First Time Camper Gear. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Christmas at the Cabin Dallas (18 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Gather the family and join us at our 1850s log cabin. Civil War soldiers will be home for the holidays. The cabin will be the setting as period reenactors demonstrate farm life, chores, toys, games and celebrations of the period.  $3.00 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Christmas by Candlelight Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Friday, Dec 11, 2015 until Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 5 PM to 9 PM
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...  $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Handicapped Accessible 12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Blairsville (72 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 4:30 PM to 8 PM
Join us for the 12th Annual Tree Lighting of a 35-foot live Blue Spruce. There will be caroling, hayrides, Santa Claus visit, bonfires, and refreshments. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a child 0-12 years of age, no toy guns or knives... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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