Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Friday, Apr 3, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015 7 PM to 9 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.
Volunteer Work Day Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
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.
Icestorm Cleanup Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThe park was hit hard by the recent ice storm and could use your help in debris removal. Join the Friends of Don Carter State Park as we restore the roads and trails. 678-450-7726.
Volunteer Blitz Thursdays Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
3rd Thursday of Month 1 PM - 3 PM from Mar 19, 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 (30 Miles)
3rd Thursday of Month 3:30 PM - 5 PM from Mar 19, 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.
Dirty Spokes: Off-road Duathlon Winder (28 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 7 AM
Tons of FunMountain bikers can race in the 6th annual duathlon presented by Dirty Spokes Production. www.dirtyspokes.com  $40 - $70 plus $5 parking. 404-310-3628.
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk Winder (28 Miles)
Friday, Mar 27, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Friday, Apr 24, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaFort Yargo has some great habitat, including marshland, mixed hardwood Forest, and an expansive open lake. We will look for a variety of birds like woodpeckers, warblers, and wading birds... $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Women in the Shadow of Yonah at Hardman Farm Sautee Nacoochee (23 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM to 12 PM
The history told of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys and the vicinity is punctuated by male figures. Celebrate Women's History Month looking at the roles of southern women during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Hear stories of local women from every walk of life. Discussion to follow.  $8 includes a tour $7 for seniors 62 and over. 706-878-1077.
Easter at the Fort and Annual Market Faire Winder (28 Miles)
Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 10 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaInteract with living historians demonstrating life in the 1790s frontier Georgia. See 18th century craftsman and women demonstrating their trades, frontier camps, Native American warriors, century music, and other unique demonstrations. Children under 12 free.  $5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
3rd Annual Easter Fun Fest Helen (22 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 (30 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.
Sweep the Hooch Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us as we partner with Trout Unlimited, Chattahoochee Riverkeepers and the National Park Service for the fifth annual Sweep the Hooch. This massive cleanup extends all the way from the upper Chattahoochee to Chattahoochee Bend State Park... 678-450-7726.
Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm Sautee Nacoochee (23 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 GeorgiaEnjoy 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.
Evening Paddle Winder (28 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThis ranger-led paddle will take participants around 260-acre Lake Marbury for viewing wildlife, taking in some of the scenery and history of this park, and enjoying the sunset. Ages 4 and older. Register in advance, Space is limited. Meet at the Beach Boat Dock area.  $15 includes equipment, plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Wild Flower Hike Tallulah Falls (30 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.
Project Pine Snake Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 2 PM
Are you interested in conservation? Do snakes capture your attention? If you answered yes, join guest Bryan Hudson to learn all about one of Georgia's largest and most secretive snakes which can be found at Don Carter State Park and surrounding areas. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Frogging by Ear (and other night sounds) by Kayak Winder (28 Miles)
Saturday, May 9, 2015 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin Linda May, Environmental Outreach Coordinator for Georgia's Non-Game Conservation Division and Frog expert, on this "frogging" by kayak tour. Learn what species of frogs live in Georgia, and how to identify frogs by ear, as we kayak around Lake Marbury...  $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
National Kids to Parks Day: Paddling Trip Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us as we paddle up a beautiful section of Lake Lanier and see undeveloped parts of the park seen best from the water. We will be on the lookout for some wildlife which can often be spotted on this tranquil portion of the lake...  $10-$15 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
National Kids to Parks Day Nature Hike Winder (28 Miles)
Saturday, May 16, 2015 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Join a park ranger on this guided tour of the Birdberry Nature Trail for "National Kids to Parks Day". This national movement engages children and families with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor recreation...  5 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Holiday Gorge Floor Hike Tallulah Falls (30 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.
Sunset Tightrope Lessons Tallulah Falls (30 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, while enjoying a beautiful sunset. A flashlight is recommended...  $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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.
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.
Kids Day at the Park Helen (22 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 10 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaHands-on exhibits in outdoor sports, recreation and environmental education give kids a chance to learn ways to stay healthy and appreciate the great outdoors. Kids can earn a badge through active participation. Archery, animal exhibits, compass games, air rifles, stream critters and more. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Trail Maintenance -- Your State Parks Day Clarkesville (23 Miles)
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Saturday, Sep 26, 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.
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 Lainer by participating in Lake Lainer 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.
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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