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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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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.
Sweetwater Creek by Kayak Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
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.
Handicapped Accessible Indoor Basic Archery Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Nov 16, 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.
Fall Hayrides & Campfires Rising Fawn (65 Miles)
Saturdays 2 PM - 6 PM – 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.
Historic New Manchester History Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 1 PM to 2:30 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.
Wagon Ride and S'mores Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 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.
Sunset Hike to Wall, Tower and West Overlook Chatsworth (39 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 5:30 PM to 6:30 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.
Eastside Evening Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin 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.
Walking Tour: Haunted Dahlonega's Spirits, Legends & Lore Dahlonega (63 Miles)
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 1-Lighting) Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
Sunday, Nov 30, 2014 11 AM to 1 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible Intermediate Archery Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Sunday, Nov 2, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Sunday, Dec 7, 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, Nov 2, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 2 PM to 3:30 PM
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.
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.
"Ruins to Rapids" Full Moon Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.
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.
For Women By Women: Introduction to Kayaking Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin 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.
Hayride and S'mores Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 5 PM to 6:30 PM
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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, Nov 8, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 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.
Photography 101 (Class 2-Composition and Point of View) Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
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.
Backcountry Geology Hike Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 1 PM to 4 PM
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.
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.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill Lithia Springs (29 Miles)
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.
Turkey Trek Night Hike Stockbridge (59 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 5 PM to 7 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaDo you love the smell of turkey roasting over an open fire? Join us for this unique evening program where we will learn to cook your own Thanksgiving feast over the campfire. Worried about all those extra calories? Don't be! We will take a moderate mountain hike while they cook...  $15 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
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.
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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