Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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Wild Cave Tour Rising Fawn (32 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9 AM
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 10 AM
Wednesday, Apr 23, 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. Reservations required.  $30-$60 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Earth Day and Spring EGGtravanganza Summerville (10 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 10 AM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunEarth Day is just around the corner, so spend the day learning about Mother Earth. Programs include guided hikes, recycled crafts, wildlife presentations, and stick around that afternoon for an Easter Egg hunt... $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Friends Monthly Workday Cartersville (34 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Join the staff and Friends of Red Top for a monthly service project. This month we'll finish replacing the porch on our historic log cabin. Please click on the link to RSVP. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Friends Monthly Meeting Cartersville (34 Miles)
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Who says meetings can't be fun? Join the Friends of Red Top Mountain for yard games and to find out what they've been up to (and what they have planned). Please click the event link to RSVP. $5 parking. 770-529-2304.
Bird Walk Cartersville (34 Miles)
Saturday, May 10, 2014 8 AM to 10 AM
Bring your binoculars and join us for a bird walk at the park. Victor Williams will lead an easy, .75 mile hike on the Lakeside trail in search of Red Top's winged residents. Great for birders of any experience level. Click the event link to register and receive $2... $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible Iron Pour Cartersville (34 Miles)
Saturday, May 10, 2014 2 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 2 PM to 7 PM
Come discover the art of casting metal as we pour molten iron into scratch blocks that you've designed. Yard games will be set up during the day and the Friends will be selling food and drinks.  Scratch blocks sold at event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Mother's Day Hike with Mother Nature Rising Fawn (32 Miles)
Saturday, May 10, 2014 2 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2014 2 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Mother Nature this Mother's Day! We will hike Sitton's Gulch to the bottom of Hemlock Falls while identifying plants, birds, and trees along the way. This is a 4-mile hike on moderate terrain. Water and trail snacks are provided. Ages 10 and up. Advanced reservations required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Handicapped Accessible Bluegrass Concert Series Cartersville (34 Miles)
Saturday, May 10, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, May 17, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, May 23, 2014 8 PM to 9:30 PM
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Enjoy a free bluegrass concert every week at the Vaughan Log Cabin behind the Park Office. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and let some sweet, sweet music carry your worries away. Click for full schedule. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Twisted Ankle Marathon Summerville (10 Miles)
Saturday, May 17, 2014 9 AM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThe Twisted Ankle Marathon and Half Marathon 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.
Artifact ID and Celebrate Archaeology Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Celebrate Archaeology month by learning about archaeology. Dr. Lloyud Schroder will be here to identify your artifacts, so bring them by. Staff from the Waring Lab will be here after noon to show you how archaeologist learn things from artifacts...  $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Kids to Parks Day Cartersville (34 Miles)
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunBring your kids to the park and enjoy pickleball, bean bag toss, Viking Chess, and ladder golf! Not sure how to play those games? Don't worry, we'll teach you! Click the link to RSVP. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Jr. Ranger Day Camp: 6-8 year olds Cartersville (34 Miles)
Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 9 AM to 2 PM
Kids aged 6-8 will join Ranger Marcus for a three-day nature adventure. See live animals, go on a scavenger hunt, make crafts, and more. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration begins Friday, April 25.  $45 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Friday the 13th Full Moon Hike Rising Fawn (32 Miles)
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 8 PM to 11 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSet your superstitions aside and join us for a night hike on the darkened West Rim Trail. We will enjoy the sunset on the west side of the canyon and continue hiking to the east to watch the moon rise over the other side of the canyon. Water, snacks and headlamps are provided. Ages 10 and up...  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Day of Discovery Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin in on our "Scavenger Hunt Challenge", unlock our History Trail Geochallenge, do an activity, and enjoy activities to learn about plants, animals, and archaeology.  $2.00 - $6.00 770-387-3747.
Native American Games Day Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 10 AM to 3 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 (37 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWatch 1800s crafts demonstations at the home of Cherokee Indian plantation owner James Vann. Demonstrators show the art of blacksmithing, soap making, weaving, spinning, quilting, doll making, chair and basket weaving, pottery, and much more.  $4 - $6. 706-695-2598.
Summer's For The Birds Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
This will be a great day to learn about birds and birding. Join us on a bird walk to see if you can identify any birds we see or hear.  $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Red Top Mountain: Your State Parks Day Cartersville (34 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaSupport our parks and historic sites by lending a hand as we complete service projects at each site. 770-975-0055.
Handicapped Accessible Harvest at the Homestead Cartersville (34 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Fall is a busy time at the homestead. Enjoy toys and games, crafts, blacksmithing, cooking, contests, and more. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered Cartersville (34 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Civil War History EventWatch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass. 770-975-0055.
Skills of the Past Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Come see demonstrations of primitive skills that were essential to the Native Americans of the Southeast in prehistoric times.  $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Halloween Hayrides Cartersville (34 Miles)
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Oct 17, 2014 7 PM to 10 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTake a "spooktacular" hayride through the old ghost town of Ravenwood and listen closely as storytellers bring ghosts and goblins to life around a campfire. This event is family-friendly and great for all ages. $5 parking. 678-792-9554.
Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling Cartersville (33 Miles)
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.
Christmas by Candlelight Chatsworth (37 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 at the Cabin Cartersville (34 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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