DIRT Events


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Squaring a Log: From Tree to Timber
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Meet an 18th century sawyer hard at work and learn about the tools and skills it takes to shape a log into a usable timber. 912-437-4770.
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Squaring a Log: From Tree to Timber
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Meet an 18th century sawyer hard at work and learn about the tools and skills it takes to shape a log into a usable timber. 912-437-4770.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Twice a month, explore STEAM focused nature programs through hands on play! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Twice a month, explore STEAM focused nature programs through hands on play! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Winter in the Woods Hike
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy a guided hike along the Yellow/Blue trail around the lake. Pause to listen for bird calls, look for signs of wildlife, and practice your winter tree ID. This is a moderate hike through the surrounding woods and along the lakeside. Please wear appropriate hiking attire (including comfortable hiking shoes) and bring water. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Winter Crafts
Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Create your own Fort Yargo decorative ornament and design an ugly sweater. This craft involves Georgia red clay so please be prepared to get a little dirty. Meet at the Interpretative Center (old Visitors Center). $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Friday, December 13, 2019

Campfire & S'mores
Friday, Dec 13, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy yourself by a cozy, warm fire with great company and indulge in a free S'more! $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Twice a month, explore STEAM focused nature programs through hands on play! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Junior Ranger After Dark
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Sign your Junior Ranger up for an after hours camp. This one night session will include crafts, a night hike, and more park fun! The cost is $25 per camper, $5 off each additional camper registered. Ages 7-12 are welcome. Registration required. Call the Park office to register at 770-867-3489. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Meet Watson- Gopher Tortoise
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come and meet George L Smith's mascot, Watson. Learn about Gopher Tortoises and hear about Watson's travels to Georgia and how he is considered a "keystone Species". $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip DIRT Event 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

3-Mile Trek for First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come out and welcome the New Year with a 3-mile hike down our Deer Run Nature Trail. Along the way we may observe white-tailed deer, various songbirds and be able to observe several Gopher Tortoise burrows. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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First Day Hike on the Red Trail
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This Ranger –Led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Start the New Year off right with this 2 mile scenic hike. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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First Day Hike on the Red Trail
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 3 PM to 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This Ranger –Led hike will take visitors along gentle ridges and cascading creeks. Start the New Year off right with this 2 mile scenic hike. Explore our past as we walk by the remains of some unknown CCC constructions. Bring a camera to record the scenery. Hike geared toward active adults and children over 8 years old. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Falls to Farm First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 7:30 AM to 5 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Take an 11 mile, one-way hike back in time from Anna Ruby Falls to Hardman Farm State Historic Site. This hike spans what was once the vast estate of Hardman Farm’s proprietary family, the Nichols. $40. 706-878-1077.
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First Day Sensory Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Start the new year with a renewed appreciation of the world around you with our First Day Sensory Hike! We'll be actively working to slow down and connect with our environment using all our senses. This hike is pet friendly and open to all ages. Meet at the Overland Nature Trail in the Spring Picnic Area. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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First Day Dirty Boots Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Start the year off right with a Ranger-led hike along Big Creek Nature Trail. After the hike, all are welcome to join us around the campfire to write out your regrets for the year of 2019 and burn them in the fire. Hikers can then write down their hopes for the New Year and take that home for a reminder. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Traditional Plant ID; First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Guests will learn and practice plant ID skills on this Ranger-lead hike along the Sweetgum Trail! We will discuss traditional uses of trees, shrubs, and plants, as well as how to identify them. Meet at the Visitor Center for this fun way to learn about traditional uses of plants, and how to identify them. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 3 PM to 5 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join a Park Ranger for your first hike of the year! This will be a 3.2 mile hike around Lake Antioch. For more information please call 706-802-5087 $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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First Day Hike at Victoria Bryant
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Our Ranger led hike will start at the park office and us down to our scenic Victoria's Path trail. Along the hike, we will learn about local flora, fauna, enjoy scenic views and learn about why the park is named Victoria Bryant. This moderate trail is pet friendly and closed toe shoes are recommended. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Watson Mill's First Day Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Starting at the day use parking lot, we will travel through the historic bridge to the raceway trail. Along the trail hikers will get a beautiful view of the covered bridge, learn about its construction and hike along the original raceway that leads to the Watson Mill ruins. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Children's Nature Walk
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy the fall colors with us and make a necklace of the different colors that you see! Walk the Squirrel trail and pick up nature's colors as we head to a shelter to put our necklace together. All ages are welcome! Sign up at the Park Office prior to the event. $2 per person $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Trail Hike
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led hike. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2- 5 miles. Trail is moderate. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Scorched to the Dirt
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike on the Upland Pine Trail and explore the impacts and benefits of fire in the Okefenokee. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Trail Hike
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led hike. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2- 5 miles. Trail is moderate. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:30 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the sunset and moon rise over Lake Antioch. Event will be subject to good weather and date may be adjusted. Please arrive 1 hour prior to sunset for registration. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Monday, June 1, 2020

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Monday, Jun 1, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our four-day camp (Monday- Thursday) to earn new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our four-day camp (Monday- Thursday) to earn new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our four-day camp (Monday- Thursday) to earn new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Junior Ranger Summer Camp
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to our four-day camp (Monday- Thursday) to earn new Junior Ranger badges. Camp activities include nature hikes, fishing, arts and crafts, canoeing and more. Pre-registration is required. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Saturday, June 6, 2020

National Trails Day and Mud Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come take a short guided hike down the nature trail along the Etowah River with the Interpretive Ranger/Naturalist. After the hike come get closer to nature and play in the mud. Join us for clay sculpting and make gorgets, animals, or pottery as you learn about the different uses that Native Americans had for clay. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
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National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Volunteer on National Trails Day and help maintain the hiking trails at your favorite park. Bring your gloves and water bottles to the park office to get started. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Junior Ranger Road Trip DIRT Event 

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Day of Discovery and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Sunday, Jun 7, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Get outdoors in the D.I.R.T. and learn about Native American life, archaeology, and nature through fun activities like The Scavenger Hunt Challenge where guests get outside to see and do things around the park. $2 - $6. 706-387-3747.
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Monday, June 15, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jun 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Want something fun to do this summer? At our four day (Monday -Thursday) Junior Ranger Day Camp, children learn about nature, history and animals while playing games and making new friends. $60 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
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Monday, June 22, 2020

Junior Ranger Water Camp
Monday, Jun 22, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our 2nd annual Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp (Monday- Thursday) Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating fishing, pond studies, water games, and much more. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Junior Ranger Water Camp
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our 2nd annual Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp (Monday- Thursday) Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating fishing, pond studies, water games, and much more. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Junior Ranger Water Camp
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our 2nd annual Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp (Monday- Thursday) Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating fishing, pond studies, water games, and much more. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Junior Ranger Water Camp
Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for our 2nd annual Junior Ranger Water Camp. During this four day camp (Monday- Thursday) Junior Rangers will learn paddling techniques for a kayak and canoe as well as participating fishing, pond studies, water games, and much more. Junior Rangers must be 10-15 years of age to participate in this camp. $50 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Marchin' in the Mud
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Observe National Mud day with us as we hold a series of programs that truly encompasses everything muddy. Enjoy feeding the animals at 9 AM, pond study at 10 AM, and finally a hike on our West River Swamp trail 11 AM. $1- $3 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Create a Worm Garden
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come to the campground pavilion to create a worm garden of your very own! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Monday, July 6, 2020

Heritage Farm Camp
Monday, Jul 6, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This four-day camp (Monday - Thursday)focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip DIRT Event 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Heritage Farm Camp
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This four-day camp (Monday - Thursday)focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Heritage Farm Camp
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This four-day camp (Monday - Thursday)focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Heritage Farm Camp
Thursday, Jul 9, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This four-day camp (Monday - Thursday)focuses on learning what life was like for children on a south Georgia farm in the late 1800s. Participants will do the same activities that kids their age did, such as animal care, candle making, soap making, gardening, and open hearth cooking. Ages 9–14. $45 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Junior Ranger Road Trip DIRT Event 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Jul 13, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Want something fun to do this summer? At our four day (Monday -Thursday) Junior Ranger Day Camp, children learn about nature, history and animals while playing games and making new friends. $60 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Junior Ranger Road Trip DIRT Event 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Trail Hike
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 9 AM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led hike. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2- 5 miles. Trail is moderate. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 6:30 PM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the sunset and moon rise over Lake Antioch. Event will be subject to good weather and date may be adjusted. Please arrive 1 hour prior to sunset for registration. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Trail Hike
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 9 AM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led hike. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2- 5 miles. Trail is moderate. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park's annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect-related crafts, pollinator programs and much more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Paddling Sunset to Moonrise
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 6 PM to 10:30 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Ranger led Kayaking on Lake Antioch. Experience the Beautiful Rocky Mountain Sunset and Moon Rise from the water. Bring your own kayak to enjoy a special evening watching the sunset and moon rise over Lake Antioch. Event will be subject to good weather and date may be adjusted. Please arrive 1 hour prior to sunset for registration. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Trail Hike
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 9 AM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led hike. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2- 5 miles. Trail is moderate. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Trail Hike
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 9 AM to 11 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led hike. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2- 5 miles. Trail is moderate. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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