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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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Fall Into Quilts Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Daily until Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Every Thursday through Saturday 9am-5pm in November come view an amazing array of historic hand made quilts from the 19th and 20th centuries.  $4 - $6. 706-695-2598.
Handicapped Accessible Intermediate Archery Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Dec 7, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
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.
Native American Heritage Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Thursday, Jan 1, 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.
Handicapped Accessible Lights Up on the Lake Summerville (43 Miles)
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 5 PM - 10 PM – Nov 28, 2014 until Dec 28, 2014 
Tons of FunOn Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season... $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Handicapped Accessible Indoor Basic Archery Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 10 AM to 12 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.
Historic New Manchester History Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 PM
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.
Wagon Ride and S'mores Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 4:30 PM to 6 PM
Join us for a narrated wagon ride through the park at sunset. We will end the evening at the campfire and make s'mores. Please make sure to bundle up. Sign up early as space is limited.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Hayride and S'mores Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 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.
Moonlight Mountain Hike Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 5 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Jan 3, 2015 5 PM to 7 PM
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 5 PM to 7 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us on a 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...  $7 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Backcountry Geology Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Sunday, Dec 7, 2014 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.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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.
Secrets of the Mountain Wilderness Hike Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaYou may have heard about Panola Mountain's unique ecology, but are you ready to discover some of the mountain's lesser-known history? Join our expert tracker and guide Jimi Ellis, and head off the trail to explore Panola's hidden cemeteries, whiskey stills, beaver dams, and more...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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.
Holiday Elf Hike Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Elf tired of siting on a shelf? Fresh air is good for our magical friends too. Bring your elf, doll, or favorite stuffed friend to Panola Mountain for a hike. There will be a fun craft followed by a short hike on our Rock Outcrop Loop...  $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas Tree Lighting Blairsville (72 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 4:30 PM to 8 PM
Join us for the 11th 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... 706-745-2628.
"Bark in the Park" Dog Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Monday, Nov 30, 2015 9 AM to 10 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.
First Day Hike- Bear Hair Gap Trail Blairsville (72 Miles)
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Ring in the new year by joining us for a Hike along the Bear Hair Gap Trail. This is a moderately rocky 4 mile hike. The hike will be lead by Georgia Appalachian Trail Club. Please meet at the Visitors Center Parking lot. Closed toe shoes required... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
First Day Hike Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunStart the New Year off right with a brisk hike up our beautiful mountain! Join us on a journey that begins by writing, then burning, last year's burdens. Hike to the top of the mountain to symbolize all the great things you will accomplish in 2015...  $7 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
First Day Hike at James H. Floyd Summerville (43 Miles)
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 1 PM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunStart your New Year off right with a Ranger led hike (1 & 1/2 Miles) around the Lower Lake to view Flora and Fauna that call James H. Floyd State Park home. Participants will see one of the best views found in the park; as well as, getting a bit of history... $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
First Friday Hike Cartersville
Friday, Jan 2, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Celebrate the new year by getting out and hiking. The leisure 1/2 mile guided hike around the site will including a tour of the mounds and a walk through our nature trail.  $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
CCC Museum Workday Blairsville (72 Miles)
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Meet at the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum for a CCC Museum work day from 1-4pm. Volunteers will be re-staining the outside of the building, doing general cleaning inside and general doing landscaping of the grounds. $5 parking fee applies. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Lake Trail Clean-up Blairsville (72 Miles)
Wednesday, Feb 25, 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.
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.
Annual Volunteer Workday 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... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
CCC Workday Blairsville (72 Miles)
Saturday, May 16, 2015 8 AM to 12 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.
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.
Handicapped Accessible 12th Annual Kids Fishing Rodes 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.
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.
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.
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... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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.
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.
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. Music starts at 10am... $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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.
Christmas Decorating Volunteer Day Blairsville (72 Miles)
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 1 PM to 3 PM
Volunteers should meet at the ball field to help decorate the ball field from 1-3pm weather permitting. Rain day to be scheduled later. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Tree Decorating Volunteer Day Blairsville (72 Miles)
Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Volunteers should meet at the ball field to decorate the Blue Spruce for the Annual Tree lighting. Decorating will start at 1pm. Volunteers are also wanted to help clean-up after the tree lighting on December 13th. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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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