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Lula, Georgia
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Slackline 101 Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
Saturday 1 PM - 2:30 PM – Jan 31, 2015 
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. No experience required. Ages 12 and up...  $5 per person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Friday, Mar 6, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk Winder (28 Miles)
Friday, Feb 13, 2015 9:30 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.
Volunteer Work Day Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
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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.
"Friends of Tallulah Gorge State Park" Meeting Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
3rd Thursday of Month 3:30 PM - 5 PM from Feb 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.
Arbor Day Tree Planting Winder (28 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaHelp plant trees around the park in celebration of Arbor Day. Bring gloves and shovels if you have them. No need to pre-register. Volunteers will meet at the tennis courts at 9AM. 770-867-3489.
Handicapped Accessible 40th Annual Fireside Arts and Craft Show Helen (22 Miles)
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM from Feb 21, 2015 until Feb 22, 2015 
With more than 50 of the Southeast’s finest artists and crafts people inside the Lodge for this Unicoi tradition. This indoor, juried show has a reputation for excellence and is a nice balance between fine arts and quality crafts. $5 parking. 706-878-4738.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Shoreline Cleanup Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 8 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us in supporting Don Carter State Park by participating in a shoreline cleanup. More details coming soon. 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.
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