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Handicapped Accessible Emory Jones Book Signing Sautee Nacoochee (23 Miles)
Friday, May 29, 2015 until Saturday, May 30, 2015 12 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEmory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This new historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr...  Book Signing included with price of tour. Books are available on site and are not part of admission. 706-878-1077 ext. thursdaysaturday.
Full Moon Paddle Tallulah Falls (30 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.
Full Moon Paddling Tour Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy paddling at night along the beautiful Lake Lanier under the light of a full moon! Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime and create a memory that you will never forget! Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available, so register in advance...  $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
Monday, Jun 1, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015 9 PM to 11 PM
Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 8:30 PM to 10:30 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.
Junior Ranger Camp Winder (28 Miles)
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
Friday, Jun 5, 2015 9 AM to 3 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis 3-day camp will include tons of outdoor recreational, educational opportunities including hiking, archery, fishing, nature art, and more...  $75 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Handicapped Accessible Walk on the Unicoi Turnpike for National Trails Day Sautee Nacoochee (23 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 12:30 PM to 2 PM
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis walking tour of Hardman Farm features the Unicoi Turnpike, one of 16 historic trails in the U.S. designated as a "Millenium Trail." The Unicoi Turnpike, completed in 1819, was built over what may be the oldest road in Georgia...  $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and over, $7 for youth 6-17 and $3 for children under age 6, plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Handicapped Accessible Birdberry Trail Hike - National Trails Day Winder (28 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin a park naturalist on this guided tour of the Birdberry Trail at Fort Yargo State Park. Walk through several types of habitats, and enjoy the birds, turtles, and other wildlife you can see on this 1/2-mile asphalt path. Space is limited, please call to register.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
National Trails Day: Nature Hike Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 6, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin our naturalist for a nature hike around the Huckleberry Point Loop. This easy 3/4 mile loop will take you into a beautiful wooded area while hugging the shoreline of Lake Lanier. Along the way we will point out some native plants and will be on the lookout for wildlife.  $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Night Hike Gainesville (14 Miles)
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Come experience the natural wonder of our hiking trails...at night! A park ranger will lead the group through the park, offering a unique experience that will pique your senses when vision is limited. Meet at the visitor center before sundown, around 8:30 PM.  $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm Sautee Nacoochee (23 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 9 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 Work Day Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCome join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. 678-450-7726.
Kids Day at the Park Helen (22 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.
Tightrope Lessons-"Get Outdoors" Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Jul 4, 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.
Volunteer Blitz Thursdays Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
3rd Thursday of Month 1 PM - 3 PM from Jun 18, 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.
Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals Helen (22 Miles)
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Jun 20, 2015 until Sep 20, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaChildren and their special "big person" can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring your own bait and rods. This event is not at Smithgall Woods, but at Buck Shoals, a nearby unopened state park. Call for directions... $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Get Outdoors Trail Maintenance -- Clarkesville (23 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.
Holiday Gorge Floor Hike Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
Friday, Jul 3, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Jul 4, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday, Jul 5, 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.
Labor Day Twilight Paddle Winder (28 Miles)
Friday, Sep 4, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy this relaxing paddle around scenic Lake Marbury. Learn about the history of the old fort, and enjoy the view under the setting sun. Space is limited, advance registration required.  15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Your State Parks Day: Lake Lanier Shore Sweep Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 8 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us in supporting Don Carter State Park and Lake Lanier by participating in Lake Lanier Association's annual Shore Sweep. This annual event is organized for the benefit of Lake Lanier and all that enjoy its beauty. In past years Shore Sweep has had over 1,000 volunteers! 678-450-7726.
Your State Parks Day Helen (22 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.
Fall Celebration at the Hardman Farm Sautee Nacoochee (23 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.
Whitewater-Watching Hike Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Nov 15, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 11 AM to 2 PM
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.
Handicapped Accessible Unicoi Wine Festival Sautee Nacoochee (23 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 (23 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 (30 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 (30 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.
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