Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
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Paddle Board Yoga Twin City (35 Miles)
Saturdays 9 AM - 10:30 AM – Jul 26, 2014 
Saturdays 11 AM - 12:30 PM until Jul 26, 2014 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunHave you ever wanted to try a paddle board? Have you ever wanted to try yoga? Well you can do both! Every Saturday from May 31st until July 26th you can enjoy paddle board yoga on the water here at George L. Smith State Park. Limited space. Pre-registration and payment is required...  $25 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Moonlight Paddle Twin City (35 Miles)
Friday, Aug 8, 2014 7 PM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunJoin us for a moonlight canoe and kayak paddle under the stars. Register through the office any day prior to the event between 8 AM and 5 PM.  $15 includes equipment, $8 if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Handicapped Accessible Full Moon Stargazers Party Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Friday, Aug 8, 2014 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Take a trip to Fort McAllister to see the night sky in a new way. With the moon to light up the night, this will be the perfect opportunity to see the stars shining brightly above us. Ms...  $7 per Individual $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Labor Day Festival Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
You deserve a little R&R for all your hard work, so gather the family up, kick back and enjoy yourselves at our Labor Day Festival! Visitors who wish to only use the Day Use outside of the fort will require a $5 ParkPass...  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
A Labor-less Day Helena (55 Miles)
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 until Monday, Sep 1, 2014 11 AM to 9 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThis day is all about play, not work. Come and relax at the park with a picnic or a swim. Challenge your family or friends to a mini-golf game, make some fun crafts, meet a live critter and take a stroll through the woods at night.  $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Labor Day at Fort King George Darien (68 Miles)
Monday, Sep 1, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Be treated to musket and cannon firings from 10am-4pm. Also, come and see the various jobs soldiers would "Labor" on as part of their duties.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Handicapped Accessible Labor Day Commemoration Midway (52 Miles)
Monday, Sep 1, 2014 11 AM to 3 PM
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort.  $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Lovebug Festival Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the parks first annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect related crafts, arts and craft section, dragon fly hikes, beekeeping demonstrations and much more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Paddle Luncheon on the River Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 11:30 AM
Go on a midday meet with us as we paddle our way to Sharktooth Sandbar. Bring your own lunch for a picnic out on the sandbar.  $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
George L. Smith Volunteer Day - Your State Parks Day Twin City (35 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us by helping to clean up and beautify the park for our volunteer program. T-shirts, water bottles, and other give-away items will be offered throughout the morning. 478-763-2759.
Cache In; Trash Out (CITO) - Your State Parks Day Millen (54 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunSupport Magnolia Springs by joining geocachers in cleaning up the park. Bring your gloves and paintbrushes. Meet at the Park Office. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible Your State Parks Day Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaBy helping us maintain our park, you are saving your local natural resources that are irreplaceable. Volunteers will be working on the preservation of their state parks, and as a thank you to our volunteers, will be providing lunch for their hard work.  No fees required for Historic Site Admission. 912-727-2339.
Heritage Farm Fixer-Upper: Your State Parks Day Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 1 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWe need your help as we tidy up the grounds,buildings, and pondshore at the General Coffee State Park Heritage Farm. We will be repairing fences, working in the vegetable garden, cleaning up in the pastures, and organizing equipment... 912-384-7082.
Fence and Garden Projects -- Your State Parks Day Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaHelp reconstruct the vine fence or work on the raised vegetable garden in the yard of the new Scottish house. Also, our nature trail is in need of trimming over-hanging limbs. Bring your work gloves and hat. 912-437-4770.
Sapelo Birding Adventure Darien (68 Miles)
Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 until Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 3 PM to 5 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThe adventure will be filled with opportunities for birding around the barrier island with expert ornithologists. Habitats will include open fields, maritime forests, marshes, and beaches...  $299 - $599 depending on accommodations. 912-485-2299.
Handicapped Accessible Candle Lantern Tour Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Civil War History EventExperience the Fort at night as you are guided into the past by Candle light! Visitors need to pay historic site admission rates at the museum when they arrive. Guided walks through the fort will be held every half hour.  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Halloween Moonlight Madness Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
Get Outdoors GeorgiaKick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 1-4 pm. The parks annual haunted house and haunted hayrides will begin at dark and run until 10 pm.  $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Autumn Encampment 2014 Darien (68 Miles)
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 until Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaA wide range of living history presentations will be given highlighting all the various cultures and people that inhabited our region before Georgia was established in the 1730's. A battle re-enactment will take place at 2pm.  $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Heritage Day 2014: 150 Years of Camp Lawton Millen (54 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 9 AM
Civil War History EventGet Outdoors GeorgiaEnjoy a living history encampment, live cannon fire, and the replica of the H.L. Hunley. Georgia Southern will be hosting an archaeology presentation while vendors and other presenters join in the festivities in the picnic area. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Handicapped Accessible Pioneer Harvest Festival Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaCelebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, and arts and craft show, local entertainers, and more.  $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-1581.
A Paddlers Picnic Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 1 PM to 3 PM
Join us for a Sunday canoe and kayak excursion out to the local sandbar for a scenic lunch. Participants must bring their own food and are allowed to bring their own kayaks and canoes, but Park Office must be notified before the event...  $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible "Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Encampment Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 11 AM to 4 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThis American Revolution encampment commemorates Col. John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender. Enjoy colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, a skirmish and more. Free admission. 912-884-5999.
Handicapped Accessible A Colonial Christmas Midway (52 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 5 PM to 8 PM
Get away from the over-commercialization of the holidays and visit Fort Morris for a more peaceful celebration. Join park staff for colonial refreshments, a yule log, bonfire, 18th century music, caroling, dance and firing of the Christmas guns... 912-884-5999.
Handicapped Accessible 150th Winter Muster Richmond Hill (57 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
Civil War History EventCome join us on the actual date -- 150 years since General Sherman ordered his troops to take Ft. McAllister. Watch as we reenact this significant moment in our country‚Äôs history. Help us make this 150th Winter Muster the greatest one yet...  $4.50-$7.50 912-727-2339.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas on the Pond Nicholls (57 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin us to usher in the holiday season. Visit with Santa, enjoy storytelling, hayrides, a marshmallow roast and homemade refreshments.  Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Handicapped Accessible Colonial Christmas at Fort King George Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the garrison for a traditional dinner in the soldier's barracks and an evening of colonial-style Yule Tide jollification. Menu consists of traditional colonial Christmas fare. Event ends with a cannon firing!  $35 for dinner. Reservations required. 912-437-4770.
Colonial Cook-Off Darien (68 Miles)
Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
In teams of one or two, research a historical recipe and cook it, for the first annual colonial cooking contest. Participants can be dressed in historical reproduction clothing, or professionally. Recipes must be submitted...  $25. 912-437-4770.
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