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Hiawassee, Georgia
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike Tallulah Falls (29 Miles)
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
Sunday, May 3, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunEnjoy a 1 mile hike that takes you down the stairs across, the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. Register in advance.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
3rd Annual Easter Fun Fest Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Tons of FunIn the "bottoms" field, bring the family for crafts, \hayrides, face painting, games, bunny hop, and the Easter Bunny. Easter Egg Hunt at 11:00am with 3 separate ages groups, Easter Basket & Cake Raffle at 11:30am. $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Whitewater-Watching Hike Tallulah Falls (29 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunHike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous. Register in advance.  $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Annual Volunteer Day Blairsville (20 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.
Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm Sautee Nacoochee (16 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Get Outdoors month while enjoying a ramble through time on the grounds of the Hardman Farm, Georgia's newest State Historic Site. Explore emerging foliage, flowers, historic landscaping and stories of the families who planted them. Weather permitting.  $5. 706-878-1077.
Volunteer Blitz Thursdays Tallulah Falls (29 Miles)
3rd Thursday of Month 1 PM - 3 PM from Apr 16, 2015 until Sep 17, 2015 
Help Tallulah Gorge State Park by volunteering to assist with park projects such as trail maintenance, painting, and litter pickup. Afterwards, you can attend a "Friends of Tallulah Gorge" meeting to learn about how you can help throughout the year. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
"Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park" Meeting Tallulah Falls (29 Miles)
3rd Thursday of Month 3:30 PM - 5 PM from Apr 16, 2015 until Dec 17, 2015 
Join "Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park" to learn about the many volunteer opportunities available at Tallulah Gorge State Park. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Volunteer Days Mountain City (26 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome out and join us for fun and work! Projects may include clearing and maintaining trails, grounds cleaning and landscaping, painting, etc. Bring work gloves and a can do attitude! $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Wild Flower Hike Tallulah Falls (29 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis hike will go around the Jail House and lake where you can see a variety of spring wild flowers. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Civilian Conservation Corps Workday and Open House Blairsville (20 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.
Holiday Gorge Floor Hike Tallulah Falls (29 Miles)
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Monday, May 25, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis is a strenuous trek, include hiking down 531 stairs, a river crossing jumping from rock to rock, and climbing boulders along the side of the river to Bridal Veil Falls where you can swim. Total miles is 3.5. No pets; wear appropriate footwear; children must be 10 or older; bring food and water...  $10 a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Tightrope Lessons Tallulah Falls (29 Miles)
Sunday, May 24, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
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A .25 mile hike will take us to the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 walk across the gorge on a tightrope. There we will learn about the history of the tight rope walkers at Tallulah Gorge and teach the basics of walking on a slackline. Ages 8 and up. Reservations required, limit 20 spaces  $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Full Moon Paddle Tallulah Falls (29 Miles)
Saturday, May 30, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 9 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance.  $15 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
National Trails Day - James Edmonds Trail Hike Mountain City (26 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 9 AM to 2 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThe trail is a 7.2 mile mountainous hike, passing trickling waterfalls and beautiful vistas. Bring proper shoes/boots, food, and water. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
12th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo Blairsville (20 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.
Kids Day at the Park Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate Get Outdoors Month with hands-on exhibits in outdoor sports, recreation and environmental education that give kids a chance to learn ways to stay healthy and appreciate the great outdoors. Kids can earn a badge through active participation... $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Trail Maintenance -- Clarkesville (30 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaVolunteers will help clean up and cut back overgrown vegetation on the hiking trails. 706-947-3194.
Handicapped Accessible July 4th Celebration Blairsville (20 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.
Lake Trail Clean-up Blairsville (20 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 (20 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 Helen (17 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome out to help clean and trim the park with seasoned volunteers. Learn about the park and meet great people who love the outdoors. Also take a 2.6 mile hike along Dukes Creek to our cottages (and back) with commentary on the park history and all sorts of other park details. 706-878-3087.
Your State Parks Day Mountain City (26 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with a ranger-led volunteer activity. $5 parkpass required. 706-746-2141.
Fall Celebration at the Hardman Farm Sautee Nacoochee (16 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 12 PM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy the natural beauty of the season with hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, hayrides through the site, traditional craft vendors, mountain music, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press.  $10 per vehicle. 706-878-1077.
10th Annual Fall Festival Blairsville (20 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.
Handicapped Accessible Unicoi Wine Festival Sautee Nacoochee (16 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 11 AM to 5 PM
The Unicoi Wine Festival will take place at Hardman Farm on Hwy 17 in Sautee Nacoochee, across from the Indian Mound. Come enjoy wine tastings, gourmet food, live music, and local art. Call the White County Chamber of Commerce for more information. 706-878-1077.
Handicapped Accessible Times and Places of the Cherokee People at Hardman Farm Sautee Nacoochee (16 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with members of the Sautee-Nacoochee Community Association and musical performers, Women of Heart as they interpret the history of the native people in our area.  $5 for program plus $7 for tour of house. 706-878-1077.
Walk Off The Turkey Tallulah Falls (29 Miles)
Friday, Nov 27, 2015 10:30 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunTake a guided hike through the gorge floor to work off those extra pounds you acquired over Thanksgiving. This hike is strenuous and involves climbing over and under rocks and logs, jumping from rock to rock, and possibly getting your feet wet. Participants must be 10 or older. Register in advance.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Christmas at the Gorge Tallulah Falls (29 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Come and see Santa, make crafts, enjoy Christmas music and have a snack here at the park. If you have a camara you can take your own photos with Santa. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Handicapped Accessible 12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Blairsville (20 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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