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Handicapped Accessible Saturday Evening Concert Series Helen (30 Miles)
Daily until Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 8 PM
Some of the best musicians in the area perform a variety of music from Appalachian Mountain, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel music. Saturdays at 8 p.m., Memorial Day Weekend through mid-November. These programs are “pass-the-hat” donations for the musicians. $5 parking. 706-878-4738.
Handicapped Accessible Fall Guided Tours Sautee Nacoochee (30 Miles)
Every week 9 AM to 3 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaThe historic Hardman House across from the Nacoochee Indian mound will be open for tours on Thursdays through Sundays in October at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Learn the secrets and history of this 145-year-old former governor’s farm while on a guided tour...  $8 - $3. Prices increase when site renovations are completed. 706-878-1077.
Haunted Hills Hayride Royston (25 Miles)
Friday, Oct 24, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 8 PM to 10 PM
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Get Outdoors GeorgiaJoin our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale.  $5/person plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Land Navigation at Buck Shoals Helen (30 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaLearn basic use of the compass, features of a map and how to use a map with a compass, pacing, and application of skills learned. Advanced registration required.  $25 or $20 if registered by October 1 $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Walking Tour: Haunted Dahlonega's Spirits, Legends & Lore Dahlonega (44 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 7 PM
Boo! Join this leisurely walking tour to learn about haunted Dahlonega and the town's rich gold history. Tour run by Friends of Dahlonega Gold Museum. Tours last one hour.  $10. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible Lamplight Tour Sautee Nacoochee (30 Miles)
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to 8 PM
See the Hardman House under cover of dark. After 145 years in the valley, the house has many secrets to be revealed. Come if you dare! Registration is required.  $10 Adults. $5 Children. 706-878-1077.
Trunk or Treat for Halloween Tallulah Falls (12 Miles)
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaPark visitors can decorate their cars and hand out treats to children as they walk from car to car. Games will be provided for children while cars are being decorated. Prizes will be awarded for cars and costumes... $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Scooby-Doo Mystery Hayride and Games Dawsonville (54 Miles)
Friday, Oct 31, 2014 until Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 6 PM to 10 PM
Tons of FunCome to the Amicalola Falls Lodge for the Scooby-Doo Mystery Hayride and Games. The hayride will be a Scooby-Doo mystery titled "the mystery of the Amicalola Gold." Halloween games and activities will be played at the lodge. $5 parking. 706-265-1969.
First-Visit Tour Helen (30 Miles)
1st Saturday of Month 10 AM - 11:30 AM from Nov 1, 2014 until Dec 6, 2014 
Learn more about the park on a tour of the Visitor Center area and a van tour. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages.  Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Whitewater-Watching Hike Tallulah Falls (12 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Sunday, Nov 9, 2014 11 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 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.
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike Tallulah Falls (12 Miles)
Thursday, Nov 6, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Friday, Dec 5, 2014 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunEnjoy a 1.5 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.
Friends Fridays Helen (30 Miles)
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Friday, Dec 5, 2014 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Join Smithgall’s advocacy group, Friends of Smithgall Woods, for an informal monthly meeting. Learn about volunteer projects and initiatives. Meet volunteers and Friends who volunteer and care for the park. The meeting takes place at the park’s Education Cabin; call for directions $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Advanced Land Navigation Helen (30 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaAfter a short refresher on basics, students, operating in teams of two for safety, will be issued azimuths which will be used to locate a specific location and then return to start point. The established land navigation lanes will be from 2-4 kilometers...  $35 or $30 if registered by October 24 $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Native American Heritage in the Nacoochee Valley Sautee Nacoochee (30 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 2 PM to 3 PM
Dr. Max White will speak on the prehistoric time periods represented in northeast Georgia, including the period during which the Nacoochee Mound was built. Dr... 706-878-1077.
"Green" Bee Keeping Helen (30 Miles)
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 9 AM to 11 AM
In this introduction to sustainable practices in hobby bee keeping, guests will learn about pathogen and disease identification, organic treatments, how to help hives overwinter, swarming behavior, creating a bee-friendly yard, and non-toxic pest and disease control...  $20 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Walk Off The Turkey Tallulah Falls (12 Miles)
Friday, Nov 28, 2014 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.
Dirty Spokes Race Royston (25 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 7 AM to 12 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunThe Dirty Spokes running race series includes four state parks: Red Top Mountain, Unicoi, Fort Yargo and Victoria Bryant. Dates and distances vary. Visit for more information and to register.  Race Fee plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Handicapped Accessible Using a Hand-held GPS Unit - Advanced Helen (30 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 10 AM to 4 PM
Students will learn how to load maps and waypoints, create tracks and routes and trip planning using your GPS; performing area calculations using tracks; projecting waypoints; interfacing Google Earth with a GPS unit; using the electronic compass and altimeter...  $25 if paid by 11/15/14; $30 after $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Handicapped Accessible Christmas Tree Lighting Blairsville (53 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
Join us for the 10th Annual Tree Lighting of a 35-foot live Blue Spruce. There will be caroling, hayrides, Santa Claus visit, 3-bonfires, hot chocolate, cider, and cookies. Also, please bring an unwrapped gift for a child 0-12 years of age. No toy guns or knives. 706-745-2628.
Victorian Christmas Toccoa
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM
Visits Georgia’s last standing stagecoach inn while halls are decked with decorations reflecting the Victorian Era. Historical interpreters dressed in period style clothing will be on hand to help you experience the inn as an 1830s visitor. Free hot cider and teacakes will be served.  $3-$5. 706-356-4362.
Caroling Through The Park Royston (25 Miles)
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 6 PM to 8 PM
Get Outdoors GeorgiaWhat's better than Christmas Parties? How about Caroling Hayrides, Homemade Ornaments & Sugar Cookies? Caroling Through the Park will have that and much more. It will be $2 per person for the hayride, $5 per photo for Pictures With Santa.  $2 for hayride $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Spring on the Unicoi Trail at Hardman Farm Sautee Nacoochee (30 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.
Highland Walk Junior Golf Camp Royston (25 Miles)
Weekdays 9 AM - 3 PM – Jun 1, 2015 until Jun 8, 2015 
Get Outdoors GeorgiaTons of FunWhether a player is swinging the club for the first time or looking to refine his or her skills, Junior Golf Camp is a fun way for kids to learn the lifelong game of golf. By the end of the week, players will have learned fundamental skills, etiquette, rules and sportsmanship.  1/2 Day Session $150; All Day Session $250. Discounted rate for additional siblings. $5 parking. 706-245-6770.
Fall Celebration at the Hardman Farm Sautee Nacoochee (30 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.
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