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Crystal Springs, Georgia
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Labor Day Weekend Activities Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Celebrate Labor Day at Fort Mountain! We will have a 9:30 AM nature scavenger hunt, 10 AM leaf ID hike, 1:30 PM kid's activity (including face painting, balloon animals, crafts, etc...  $1 - $5 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Wild Cave Tours Rising Fawn (32 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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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.
Night Hike Rising Fawn (32 Miles)
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy a 2 mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds.For ages 6 and up. Reservations Required.  $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Volunteer Day / East Antioch Boat Ramp Rome (10 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the East boat ramp. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Visitor Information parking lot 706-802-5087.
Outdoor Adventure Day - Your State Parks Day Summerville (10 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Tons of FunEnjoy a day on the water with the kids' fishing event and canoe instruction. On land, a live reptile show will be offered. Children can learn more about hunter’s safety at the archery range, BB gun range and the laser shooting system. Hot dogs and drinks will be available... 706-857-0826.
Pollinators in your Backyard - Your State Parks Day Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Come help rebuild our native plant beds and make a section into a pollinator garden while enjoying the park and learning about the importance of pollinators. The Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is sponsoring this event.  Volunteers get in free. 770-387-3747.
Trail Clean Up & Pollinator Garden- Your State Parks Day Chatsworth (37 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Join 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 Artifact Inventory and Spruce Up - Your State Parks Day Chatsworth (37 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.
Spruce the Old Cherokee Capital - Your State Parks Day Calhoun (21 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 Your State Parks Day Family Fun & Volunteer Projects Rising Fawn (32 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Enjoy disc golf, fishing, hiking and geocaching or participate in various service projects to help keep the park beautiful. Volunteer opportunities will feature mulching/planting in garden areas, trail maintenance and work in the group shelter. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Handicapped Accessible Skills of the Past Cartersville (33 Miles)
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.
Fall Hayrides & Campfires Rising Fawn (32 Miles)
Saturdays 2 PM - 6 PM – Oct 3, 2015 until Oct 31, 2015 
Happy Falll y'all! Go on a hayride through 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 hot-dogs and other concessions will be for sale...  $5 adults; $3 children; 2 & under FREE $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Volunteer Day / West Antioch Boat Ramp Rome (10 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the West boat ramp. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Visitor Information parking lot 706-802-5087.
Volunteer Day- Decorate Apple Festival Parade Float Chatsworth (37 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.
Volunteer Day - Decorate Christmas Parade Float Chatsworth (37 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 (33 Miles)
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.
Mountain Arts & Crafts Celebration Rising Fawn (32 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Nov 8, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Enjoy the Mountain Arts & Craft Celebration amidst the beautiful autumn foliage atop Lookout Mountain. This family-friendly event offers over 100 exhibitors displaying quality arts and crafts for sale, as well as music and spoken word performances. Food vendors will offer snacks and full meals...  $3, 13 and over. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Marble Springs Arts and Crafts Festival Summerville (10 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 10 AM to 7 PM
Tons of FunCelebrate the arts with live concerts and vendors from around the region. Autumn leaves should be peaking, so bring the family out for a wonderful day in the park. Arts and Crafts festival starts at 10:00 AM and acoustic family friendly music starts at 2:00 PM.  $5 to $10 plus $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Volunteer Day / Heath Lake Rome (10 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the Heath Lake. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Heath Lake parking lot 706-802-5087.
Winter's Coming Volunteer Day Calhoun (21 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.
Handicapped Accessible Holiday on the Hill Summerville (10 Miles)
Friday, Nov 27, 2015 until Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 5 PM to 10 PM
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 (37 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.
Volunteer Day / Nature Trail Rome (10 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
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.
First Saturday Hike Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Celebrate the New Year by going for a short leisure hike around Etowah Mounds. The hike includes a tour of the mounds and nature trail. The hike will be about 1. 5 miles long and takes about 2 hours (depending on the weather, wildlife seen, and the questions asked).  $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
A Mid-Winters Day at Etowah Cartersville (33 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 1 PM to 4 PM
Learn about preparing for gardens in the spring, invasive plants, and helping wildlife thrive through the rest of the winter. Winter is the perfect time to prepare wildflower gardens, control invasive plants, and give wildlife a helping hand. Plus, we will have wildlife crafts for the kids.  $2 - $6 call for more details. 770-387-3747.
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