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Anna Ruby Tuesdays Sautee Nacoochee (23 Miles)
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
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What was life like for a well-to-do girl in the Nacoochee Valley in the 1870s? Find out on Tuesdays in July. Period games, hairstyles, clothes and much more will be explored culminating in an in an English Tea with Ms. Kitty and Christina...  $30. 706-878-1077.
Handicapped Accessible Moonlight Hike Winder (28 Miles)
Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Join a park ranger for a hike under the stars. Learn about the history of the fort and the flora and fauna here at Fort Yargo on a one mile paved trail. Bring water and a flashlight. Register in the office and meet at the Birdberry Trail.  $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Guided Hike to Laurel Ridge Trail Helen (22 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 9 AM to 11 AM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy a guided hike of the Laurel Ridge Trail at Smithgall Woods State Park. Laurel Ridge is a 1.6-mi., moderate hike, demonstrating multiple, different mountain ecosystems.  $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Second Saturday Guided Hikes Helen (22 Miles)
2nd Saturday of Month 9 AM - 11 AM from Jul 11, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTake a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. All ages are welcome. No pets please. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Volunteer Blitz Thursdays Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
3rd Thursday of Month 1 PM - 3 PM from Jul 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.
Night Hike Gainesville (14 Miles)
Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 9 PM to 10 PM
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 9 PM to 10 PM
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.
Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals Helen (22 Miles)
3rd Saturday of Month 8 AM - 12 PM from Jul 18, 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.
Handicapped Accessible Emory Jones Book Signing Sautee Nacoochee (23 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 9:30 AM to 3 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.
Bark in the Park Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 4 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBring your dog to hike at the park! We will meet at the visitor center and hike through the park with our furry companions. Any dog brought to this event must play well with other dogs, and MUST remain on a leash. Meet at the visitor center.  $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Flat Creek Adventure Gainesville (14 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 11 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin in on this 4-hour excursion to the wildest park of the lake! This rigorous trip will take us to Flat Creek Island where a great deal of wildlife may be encountered. Next we will paddle up Flat Creek and enjoy the peaceful tranquility that it offers...  $40 with personal kayak/canoe - $50 with kayak rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Tightrope Lessons-"Get Outdoors" Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 6:30 PM to 8 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 Suspension Bridge Hike Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Sunday, Aug 30, 2015 9 PM to 11 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.
Full Moon Paddling Tour Gainesville (14 Miles)
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8:30 PM to 10 PM
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 Paddle Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 9 PM to 11 PM
Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 7 PM to 9 PM
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.
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.
Holiday Gorge Floor Hike Tallulah Falls (30 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 5, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday, Sep 6, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Monday, Sep 7, 2015 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
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.
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.
Total Lunar Eclipse Paddle Winder (28 Miles)
Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 8 PM to 10:30 PM
Don't miss this rare occasion to see a total lunar eclipse while paddling on Lake Marbury. Join a ranger and enjoy the beautiful night sky by kayak. Tour will meet at the beach area. Space is limited, please preregister.  $20 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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 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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