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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Waterfall Hike
Sundays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 22, 2017 until Dec 10, 2017 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Bring the family and meet the Park Naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking area for a short hike to the Park's Hidden Gem, Greasy Creek Falls. Enjoy nature as the children splash in the cool, clear waters of the pool at the base of the falls. Bring snacks and drinks to make a day of it. Good walking shoes are necessary. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Fall Foliage Hike
Sundays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 22, 2017 until Oct 29, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike the overlook trail along the East Rim of the canyon and enjoy the best of the fall colors and learn some hands-on tree identification. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. Enjoy a hike around 3 miles with our park naturalist. We will be also looking at plants that have medicinal properties, are used for tea, seasoning, and ones that are poisonous. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Fall Colors Mountain Hike
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Enjoy the beautiful, slow changing colors of the fall leaves as you hike up Panola Mountain. But the beauty doesn't end where the trees stop. The tip of Panola blooms yellow with Confederate Daisies. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate to strenuous hike. Call Nature Center to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Hikes
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join our naturalist on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM for a guided tour of the canyon. Hikes are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please call and confirm dates and times of hikes prior to your arrival. $5 per person $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 18 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. Includes tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Haunted Park
Friday, Oct 27, 2017 6 PM to 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Activities will include Elijah Clark house tours, witches and ghosts mini-golf, ring the monsters, hayride and a haunted house which will open from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Ghosts and goblins archery will be offered at 10:00 am. $3 includes activities except haunt house. $5 per person includes all activities Saturday morning archery- $5 per person $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Sunset Bat Hike
Friday 6:50 PM - 8 PM – Oct 27, 2017 
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Haunted Hollow Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Friday, Oct 27, 2017 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our spooky miniature golf course, once again, in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Handicapped Accessible 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 27, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.
Howloween Spooktacular
Friday, Oct 27, 2017 5:30 PM to 11 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - McRae-Helena, GA
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge Screams and shivers abound this holiday weekend. Try to find some creepy things in the spooky scavenger hunt and take a glowing ghost hunt to spot some spooks-very kid-friendly .For more mature people, take a walk on the haunted trail. Enjoy some fall crafts to do, meet some creepy creatures and play boo bingo for some Halloween prizes. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Zombie Shoot
Friday, Oct 27, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
We've got a zombie problem. Join forces to stick it to a legion of zombie 2D and 3D targets. This themed archery shoot includes a basic lesson and all equipment, so beginners are welcome. Only those 14 and older may fight in this apocalypse. $15 per participant. Call the Nature Center today to sign up for this unforgettable experience. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
20th Annual Haunted Halloween Hayrides
Friday, Oct 27, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on this special anniversary for a spooky ride through the forests of Ravenwood. Hayrides are followed by storytelling and snacks. Tours start at 7:00 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 8:20 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Reservations are required at FriendsofRedTop.org. Tickets go on sale September 15 and will sell out quickly. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Twisted Tales and Spooky Trails
Friday, Oct 27, 2017 6:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Halloween is Back at Reed Bingham! Join us for a Twisted Trail Hay Ride from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m (October 27th and 28th). On October 28th from 11:30 a.m-4:00 p.m we will have storytelling, a carnival, trunk or treat, concessions, and other fun activities. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Spooky S'mores
Friday, Oct 27, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Gather with us around a warm camp fire and enjoy delicious s'mores. A park ranger will share spooky ghost stories from our area and you'll have time to add your favorites. $6 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Oct 27, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Oct 27, 2017 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a peaceful, ranger-led kayak outing as we paddle through the tunnel to the west end of the lake to watch for wading birds and raptors and enjoy the setting sun. This program is open to adults who can swim and children 6 years or older who can swim and are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Meet at the Bait Shop. $20 includes gear. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Soak It In 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

A Haunted Evening at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 7 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Join park staff and Friends of A.H. Stephens for a fun evening of ghouling events. Activities include a haunted hayride, treats, movie on the lawn, games, campfire, and a campsite decorating contest for both RV and equestrian campers. Hayride registration will be in the concession building, located behind the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Sunset Hike
Saturdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Oct 28, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Meet the park naturalist at the Visitors Center at 6:30 for a short hike to the Tennessee Rock Overlook. From the overlook you can witness one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. Be sure and check the times as the sunsets are getting earlier each week. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Get the best of both worlds at the Bend -- a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the bend boat launch where we’ll break for lunch. Then, a short instruction session to get you on your way; a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+ $12 per person plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Soak It In 
All Hallow's Eve Night Parade
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Show off your best costume and props. Come gather in good company for a parade that ends in s'mores around the campfire. Bring instruments or your other talents to show off at the show. You must preregister for this event, so please call the office for details and registration. $4 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Fall Fun: Hayrides and More
Saturdays 12 PM - 6 PM – Oct 28, 2017 until Nov 4, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The whole family will enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride through the beautiful fall foliage. Hayride admission includes family fun activities such as games, temporary tattoos, bubbles, and coloring. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Meet at the disc golf course parking lot. Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park event. $3 - $6 $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 7:30 PM - 8 PM – Oct 28, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short, easy walk to a special spot overlooking the valley to view the setting sun. Meet at the West Rim trail access parking. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Trunk-o-Treat Fun
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 1 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Little trick-or-treaters can dress in their favorite costumes while collecting candy from car-to-car instead of door-to-door. Kids will have supervised activities while adults decorate cars at the park. Contest for best costumes and car decoration. For those who plan to give candy and decorate their cars, please call to register in advance. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Handicapped Accessible 
Glow in the Dark Hike
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
On this Spooky night, decorate yourselves with glow bracelets, glow sticks or anything that would light up the trail. We will provide extra glow sticks. We will meet at the boat ramp parking. For safety, bring flashlights. Call in advance to register. Each time slot limited to 20 participants. Wear close-toed shoes, and insect repellent. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Glow in the Dark Hike
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 8:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
On this Spooky night, decorate yourselves with glow bracelets, glow sticks or anything that would light up the trail. We will provide extra glow sticks. We will meet at the boat ramp parking. For safety, bring flashlights. Call in advance to register. Each time slot limited to 20 participants. Wear close-toed shoes, and insect repellent. $3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Haunted Park
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 6 PM to 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Activities will include Elijah Clark house tours, witches and ghosts mini-golf, ring the monsters, hayride and a haunted house which will open from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Ghosts and goblins archery will be offered at 10:00 am. $3 includes activities except haunt house. $5 per person includes all activities Saturday morning archery- $5 per person $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Campground Trick or Treating
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Wear your light or carry a flashlight. Trick or Treat at campsites marked with a candy bag and light. No cottages have treats. Campers who bring candy to give out can show it when they register and get 10% off their stay. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fright at the Fort
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 6 PM to 10 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for a night of thrills and chills. From 6-7 pm, children ages 3-10 can trick-or-treat at numerous spooky spots within the fort. Then, from 8-10 pm, beware of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins as the fort and nature trail transform into a spectacularly spooky, shudder-inducing experience. Bring along your friends and family if you dare! $5-$10. 912-437-4770.
Halloween Happenings and Costume Contest on the Mountain
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 11 AM to 8 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
We will have a costume contest, crafts, pan for gold, take a sunset hike, look for insects at night, and learn about bats and spiders. $1-8 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Friends of George L Smith State Park Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 3 PM to 6 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Kids 5th grade and younger come out in your scariest Halloween costumes and enjoy carnival games and prizes, bouncy house, balloon art, face painting, popcorn and snacks. 10 tickets for $5. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Haunted Hollow Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 7 PM to 10 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our spooky miniature golf course, once again, in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Handicapped Accessible 
Observatory Open House
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Georgia State University's Hard Labor Creek Observatory will have an open house monthly, March through October. Night sky observations start one half hour after sunset. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. $5 parking. 404-413-6087.
Campground Trick-or-Treat (Overnight Guests Only)
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Campground and cottage guests age 12 and under are invited to participate in this year's Campground Trick-or-Treat! Bring your costume and visit with your fellow campers. Campground guests will be handing out candy at their campsites. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Howloween Spooktacular
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 11 AM to 11 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - McRae-Helena, GA
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge Screams and shivers abound this holiday weekend. Try to find some creepy things in the spooky scavenger hunt and take a glowing ghost hunt to spot some spooks-very kid-friendly .For more mature people, take a walk on the haunted trail. Enjoy some fall crafts to do, meet some creepy creatures and play boo bingo for some Halloween prizes. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
There will be Halloween themed games and treats for anyone that comes. Campers will compete, for a prize, to see who can decorate their campsite the scariest. There will also be haunted hayrides throughout the night! Meet at the campground! $2 hayride $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for a safer way to celebrate Halloween? Join us for the 4th annual Panola State Park's Trunk-O-Treat. Boys and ghouls can collect candy going car to car instead of door to door and play on the playground. There will be games, face painting, tree climbing and contests. Will you have the creepiest trunk? Call to register your car. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Zombie Shoot
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
We've got a zombie problem. Join forces to stick it to a legion of zombie 2D and 3D targets. This themed archery shoot includes a basic lesson and all equipment, so beginners are welcome. Only those 14 and older may fight in this apocalypse. $15 per participant. Call the Nature Center today to sign up for this unforgettable experience. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Guided Hikes
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join our naturalist on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM for a guided tour of the canyon. Hikes are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please call and confirm dates and times of hikes prior to your arrival. $5 per person $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
Halloween Hike
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Ever wanted to hike down into Providence Canyon after dark? Here is your chance! We invite the public to join us on a spooky ranger led hike down into Providence Canyon. Be sure to bring a flash light and be prepared for scary stories! $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide all the equipment you need. Spaces are limited so call to pre-register now. Must be 9 and up to participate. Meet at the Old Park Office, 50 Lodge Rd SE, Acworth, GA 30102. Bad weather can cancel or reschedule this program. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
“That’s Not Scary” Hike
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 3 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come join an AmeriCorps Ranger for a hike on the Sweet Gum Trail Loop as we go over “scary” animals and other “scary” things. Come for this hike to learn the truth behind these scary beings and discover how they are not so scary at all. We will be starting near the old Park Office. The hike is 0.75 miles and is a moderate trail. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
AmeriCorps 
20th Annual Haunted Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on this special anniversary for a spooky ride through the forests of Ravenwood. Hayrides are followed by storytelling and snacks. Tours start at 7:00 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 8:20 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Reservations are required at FriendsofRedTop.org. Tickets go on sale September 15 and will sell out quickly. $12 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Twisted Tales and Spooky Trails
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 6:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Halloween is Back at Reed Bingham! Join us for a Twisted Trail Hay Ride from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m (October 27th and 28th). On October 28th from 11:30 a.m-4:00 p.m we will have storytelling, a carnival, trunk or treat, concessions, and other fun activities. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Campground Trick-or-Treating
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 2 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Bring your ghost, ghoul, princess or costumed little one out for an afternoon of trick-or-treating through the park campground. Arrive at 1:30PM to enjoy games, crafts and fun before everyone heads into the campground. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Evening Bat Lecture and Hike
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 7 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem. Come learn more about these amazing animals and take a short hike to see them glide through the sky in their natural habitat. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Fall Hayride
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods for a hayride through the park, observe the changing fall leaves, our buzzing apiary, and beautiful Duke's Creek. This relaxing three mile ride will give you a scenic view of the park and the ability to enjoy a crisp fall breeze. MUST register in advance to secure a spot $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Billy's Island by Night Paddle
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger guided paddle to historic Billy's Island where we will beach our kayaks and canoes and go on a short hike.Watch as night takes over the swamp. We will talk about the different people who lived on the island throughout history. Prepare to see and hear the swamp at night just as those who lived here in the past did. $20 - $25 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Fall Color Lake Paddle
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 18 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. Includes tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 2 PM to 6 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Join us in the campground for trick or treating, face painting, games, hay rides, crafts, and fun for all ages. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-2201.
Vogel's Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 12 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Come see the beautiful colors of autumn while enjoying a fun-filled day with games, prizes, food, and storytelling. There will be a campsite Halloween decoration contest (for individuals camping at the park), and a "Buck a Duck" race down Wolf Creek (each duck costs $1). $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail Tour
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
A ranger will guide you into the past to site of colonist Nobel Jones. Keep close together as you explore the trail and hopefully you will be safe from the zombies, ghosts and ghouls drifting under the looming oak tree and Spanish moss. Who knows what ghouls have been disturbed after such a vicious storm this hurricane season! $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Waterfall Hike
Sundays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 29, 2017 until Dec 10, 2017 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Bring the family and meet the Park Naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking area for a short hike to the Park's Hidden Gem, Greasy Creek Falls. Enjoy nature as the children splash in the cool, clear waters of the pool at the base of the falls. Bring snacks and drinks to make a day of it. Good walking shoes are necessary. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Fall Foliage Hike
Sundays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 29, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike the overlook trail along the East Rim of the canyon and enjoy the best of the fall colors and learn some hands-on tree identification. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. Enjoy a hike around 3 miles with our park naturalist. We will be also looking at plants that have medicinal properties, are used for tea, seasoning, and ones that are poisonous. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Reptile Day
Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
There will be live reptiles, including a king snake and box turtle. Come learn about our native reptiles, and enjoy the day at the park. There is no cost for this event. Event will take place under the Group Shelter by the lake. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
AmeriCorps 
Indoor Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Guided Hikes
Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join our naturalist on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 AM or 2:00 PM for a guided tour of the canyon. Hikes are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please call and confirm dates and times of hikes prior to your arrival. $5 per person $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 18 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. Includes tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Zombie Shoot
Monday, Oct 30, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
We've got a zombie problem. Join forces to stick it to a legion of zombie 2D and 3D targets. This themed archery shoot includes a basic lesson and all equipment, so beginners are welcome. Only those 14 and older may fight in this apocalypse. $15 per participant. Call the Nature Center today to sign up for this unforgettable experience. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the wild caves of Northwest Georgia with G3 Adventures! Our guides will educate you on cave formations, bats, and geology while you have fun getting muddy and wet climbing and crawling your way through a wild cave. Please visit www.G3adventures.com for a full schedule and to make a reservation (required). $30-$60 $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Gold Museum Halloween
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 5:15 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Kids, come to trick-or-treat or take part in our costume contest for a chance to win prizes. After receiving your Gold Museum treats, take a trip around the historic Dahlonega Square where local merchants will also have special treats for all. 706-864-2257.
Handicapped Accessible 
Trunk or Treat for Halloween
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Park visitors can decorate their cars and hand out treats to children as they walk from car to car. Activities will be provided for children while cars are being decorated. Prizes will be awarded for cars and costumes. Please show up on time so that no cars are driving in the parking lot while children are trick-or-treating. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Night Hike
Friday, Nov 3, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Full Moon Paddle
Friday, Nov 3, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us for a moonlight canoe and kayak paddle under the light of the full moon. $17 per person includes equipment, $10 per person if you bring your own. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Soak It In 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Nov 3, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Sunset Hike
Saturdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Nov 4, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Meet the park naturalist at the Visitors Center at 6:30 for a short hike to the Tennessee Rock Overlook. From the overlook you can witness one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. Be sure and check the times as the sunsets are getting earlier each week. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Full Frost Moon
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
On this night, we will be able to view the full moon from the Black Rock overlook at the visitors center. Native tribes called this moon phase the full frost moon as it signified the coming of the first full frost. Join the park naturalist at the overlook to view the moon rising in the east. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Handicapped Accessible 
Fall Fun: Hayrides and More
Saturdays 12 PM - 6 PM – Nov 4, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The whole family will enjoy a tractor-drawn hayride through the beautiful fall foliage. Hayride admission includes family fun activities such as games, temporary tattoos, bubbles, and coloring. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Meet at the disc golf course parking lot. Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park event. $3 - $6 $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 7:30 PM - 8 PM – Nov 4, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short, easy walk to a special spot overlooking the valley to view the setting sun. Meet at the West Rim trail access parking. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Experience Etowah at night on a hayride and finish the evening with snacks and a fireside story. $5. 770-387-3747.
Nearly Normal String Band
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join talented Georgia musicians, Viva and Neil Araki, for a lively performance around the campfire and under a full moon. Listen and sing-a-long to classic bluegrass and Appalachian, Celtic and folk music. Meet at the Stone amphitheater next to the park office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fall Trees and Leaves Hike
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 12:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy the changing leaves, and learn some of our native trees. Join the Naturalist on this Guided walk of the Brantley Nature Trail and discover how much fun learning our native trees can be. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Register in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Full Moon Lake Paddle
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger led paddle at night along the beautiful Lake Rutledge under the light of a full moon. Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime. kids must be 8 or older. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here. Meet at the beach area. Bring a flash light, bug repellent, quick drying pants, and water. Register in advance. $15 with a rental craft, $10 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Soak It In 
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 11 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been the home to several species of livestock. Come visit and pet some furry friends here on the Farm as we continue our journey to "bring the farm to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Animal encounters are free with site admission. Also includes a tour of the Big House and Farm. 706-878-1077.
Autumn Leaves Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 5 PM to 8 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Join us for this peaceful, ranger-led outing on the lake as the sunset begins to set and the bright colors of autumn are at its finest. Due to limited space pre-registration is required to rent one of our Kayaks, Canoes, or SUP boards. Families who have their own boats can also attend by paying a nominal fee. $10 includes equipment. $4 with own gear. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
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Syrup Makin' Time on the Plantation
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
See how the Jarrell family made their very own cane syrup in one of the original kettles. Sip on sugar cane juice and enjoy demonstrations around the farm. Freshly made, hot syrup will be available to take home and enjoy at the end of the day. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike 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! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Soak It In 
Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy a short hike that takes you down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge and on the rim of the gorge under the full moon. No pets allowed. Call to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Waterfall Hike
Sundays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Nov 5, 2017 until Dec 10, 2017 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Bring the family and meet the Park Naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking area for a short hike to the Park's Hidden Gem, Greasy Creek Falls. Enjoy nature as the children splash in the cool, clear waters of the pool at the base of the falls. Bring snacks and drinks to make a day of it. Good walking shoes are necessary. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Fall Color Lake Paddle
Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This peaceful, ranger-led paddle will allow you to explore the Sparks Reservoir and Beaver Creek in the magnificence of fall color. All who are over 18 and can swim are welcome, as are those 6 years and older who can swim and are accompanied by a parent. Meet at the Bait Shop. Reservations required. Includes tandem kayak, PFD and paddle. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike 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! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Soak It In 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Dinner in 1793
Friday, Nov 10, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Step back in time to 1793 and enjoy an old fashioned dinner in historic Fort Yargo. Guests will be greeted by reenactors and learn about the early days of living in North Georgia. Additionally each guest will be served a hot meal prepared in the same manner as they would 224 years ago. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Friday, Nov 10, 2017 7 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our miniature golf course in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Handicapped Accessible 
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Nov 10, 2017 8 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sunset Hike
Saturdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Nov 11, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Meet the park naturalist at the Visitors Center at 6:30 for a short hike to the Tennessee Rock Overlook. From the overlook you can witness one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. Be sure and check the times as the sunsets are getting earlier each week. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 7:30 PM - 8 PM – Nov 11, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short, easy walk to a special spot overlooking the valley to view the setting sun. Meet at the West Rim trail access parking. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Pioneer & Indian Series- Colonial Life
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Ever wonder how how life was during the revolutionary era? This is the last chance this year to see spinning and weaving. Come join us as Ms. Vickie demonstrates spinning and weaving on a loom. Take a tour of Elijah Clark's house and create a handkerchief doll just like colonial children did in the past. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Veterans Day Celebration
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Thanks to all of our veterans! Come spend the day with us. Flag retirement ceremony at 10:00 AM. Bring worn flags to office prior to event. Free appreciation snacks for veterans and their families at 11:00 (must sign up ahead.) Free 1-hr boat rental the entire weekend. Check in at the Park Office on Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Veterans Day Celebration
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Thanks to all of our veterans! Come spend the day with us. Flag retirement ceremony at 10:00 AM. Bring worn flags to office prior to event. Free appreciation snacks for veterans and their families at 11:00 (must sign up ahead.) Free 1-hr boat rental the entire weekend. Check in at the Park Office on Hwy 190. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for an evening of star talks, star maps, and night sky viewing. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on grassy field. Meet at the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Star Light, Star Bright
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join the Columbus Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff for an evening of star talks, star maps, and night sky viewing. Bring a chair or blanket for sitting on grassy field. Meet at the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Campfire Night
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us for our first ever campfire night at Florence Marina! Learn how to build your own campfire from natural materials, compete in groups to build the best fire, and enjoy s'mores and stories by a bonfire. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
The Debatable Land: A Colonial Reenactment, Family Day
10 AM - 4 PM from Nov 11, 2017 until Nov 12, 2017 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visit the site and witness a battle reenactment at 3pm in the afternoon. Blacksmithing, Scottish Highlanders, live music, cannon firing, cooking demo, and more, will take place. 4.50-7.50 912-437-4770.
Soak It In 
The Debatable Land: A Colonial Reenactment, Family Day
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visit the site and witness a battle reenactment at 3pm in the afternoon. Blacksmithing, Scottish Highlanders, live music, cannon firing, cooking demo, and more, will take place. 4.50-7.50 912-437-4770.
Soak It In 
Pioneer Harvest Festival
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Celebrate the history of farm life in the wiregrass region of south Georgia at the parks annual fall festival. The day will include demonstrations of farm life, an arts and craft show, local entertainers, syrup making and more. $1 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Handicapped Accessible 
Fall Trees and Leaves Hike
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy the changing leaves, and learn some of our native trees. Join the Naturalist on this Guided walk of the Brantley Nature Trail and discover how much fun learning our native trees can be. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Register in advance. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Tour of Lake Rutledge
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 5 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Meet at the kayak rack near the beach for an evening paddle on Lake Rutledge. Bring water, water shoes, and a flash light. Space is limited. Please preregister 24 hours in advance for this event. Please stop by the office to purchase a $5 park pass per vehicle. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Soak It In 
Emory Jones Book Signing
2nd Saturday of Month 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM from Nov 11, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory 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 post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. 706-878-1077.
Handicapped Accessible 
Guided Tours of Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Learn about the Jarrell family, the agricultural operation, and how the switch to industry kept the plantation afloat. Jarrell Plantation offers self-guided tours every Thursday-Saturday from 9am-5pm and guided tours one Saturday morning of each month. Guides may be requested in advance for group tours. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Indoor Basic Archery
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Handicapped Accessible 
Chocolate Plantation and Shell Ring Tour
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Join us on this exclusive day trip to the north end of Sapelo Island to tour the ruins of Chocolate Plantation and the mysterious Native American Shell Rings. Along the way we will stop for a picnic, so pack a lunch since there is nowhere to purchase one. The trip will conclude with a visit to a pristine beach. $40. 912-485-2299.
Veterans Day Sunset Paddle
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
This short distance tour is perfect for beginners, and the cooler fall weather will make for a memorable trip. Bring a camera. Waterproof smartphone bags will be given away to all participants (while supplies last). Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike 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! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Soak It In 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Waterfall Hike
Sundays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Nov 12, 2017 until Dec 10, 2017 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Bring the family and meet the Park Naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking area for a short hike to the Park's Hidden Gem, Greasy Creek Falls. Enjoy nature as the children splash in the cool, clear waters of the pool at the base of the falls. Bring snacks and drinks to make a day of it. Good walking shoes are necessary. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
The Debatable Land: A Colonial Reenactment, Family Day
10 AM - 4 PM from Nov 12, 2017 
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Visit the site and witness a battle reenactment at 3pm in the afternoon. Blacksmithing, Scottish Highlanders, live music, cannon firing, cooking demo, and more, will take place. 4.50-7.50 912-437-4770.
Soak It In 
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike 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! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Soak It In 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Morning Nature Hike
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 to Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 10 AM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join Americorps and the park naturalist for a nature hike on the Tennessee Rock Trail. You will be able to see plants and trees as they transition to late fall phase.The Tennessee Rock trail is a 2,2 mile loop and is considered a moderate hike. Be sure to wear suitable clothing for this autumn hike, with good hiking shoes. Meet at the trailhead. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
AmeriCorps 
Black Bear Awareness
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come by the amphitheater near the Mellenger Center and learn about the black bear. Black bears live here in our park and, sometimes, are misunderstood. Join Americorps and the park naturalist to become familiar with the black bears' habitat and behaviors. Create a bear paw t-shirt. $5.00 for materials $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
AmeriCorps 
Stargazing
Friday, Nov 17, 2017 6 PM to 7 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come to the Black Rock overlook at the Visitors' Center for exploration of the heavens above us. Learn the ways to locate planets and stars in the Solar System. Americorps and the park naturalist will meet you at the overlook for some stellar viewing. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
AmeriCorps 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Black Bear Awareness
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come by the amphitheater near the Mellenger Center and learn about the black bear. Black bears live here in our park and, sometimes, are misunderstood. Join Americorps and the park naturalist to become familiar with the black bears' habitat and behaviors. Create a bear paw t-shirt. $5.00 for materials $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
AmeriCorps 
Stargazing
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 6 PM to 7 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come to the Black Rock overlook at the Visitors' Center for exploration of the heavens above us. Learn the ways to locate planets and stars in the Solar System. Americorps and the park naturalist will meet you at the overlook for some stellar viewing. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
AmeriCorps 
Sunset Hike
Saturdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Nov 18, 2017 until Dec 9, 2017 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Meet the park naturalist at the Visitors Center at 6:30 for a short hike to the Tennessee Rock Overlook. From the overlook you can witness one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. Be sure and check the times as the sunsets are getting earlier each week. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Sitton's Gulch Hike
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Hike like the locals & start at the bottom of the gulch & hike to the bottom of the falls. Go up 600 stairs, passing Hemlock & Cherokee Falls. Then, we will reward ourselves with a 3-mile hike downhill. Along the way, learn about the plants, animals, geology & history of the canyon. This is a moderate-strenuous 6-mile hike. Reservations required. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 7:30 PM - 8 PM – Nov 18, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a short, easy walk to a special spot overlooking the valley to view the setting sun. Meet at the West Rim trail access parking. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
American Frontier Days
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays like cooking and blacksmithing from local historians Walk through time from the mid 1700s to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pine Mountain Trail Hike
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 10 AM to 1:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Pine Mountain Trail Association guides for a 3.4-mile easy to moderate hike with fabulous vistas along the eastern end of the trail. Bring water and a snack. Dress for the weather. Meet at Dowdell's Knob Trailhead and end at Rocky Point Parking Lot. A shuttle will get you back to your car. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
"Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 11 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
The event commemorates Colonel John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender: "Come & Take It!" Watch colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, 18th century music and more. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Handicapped Accessible 
Annual Sugar Cane Festival
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 9 AM to 3 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy a fun day in the park with fresh cane syrup and a wide variety of food and arts and crafts vendors. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. You'll be meeting at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Starlight Nature Serenade Hike
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the beauty and serenity of a hike under the stars and listen to a symphony of sound provided by Mother Nature. This extremely rare night time guided hike will focus on the sights and sounds and creatures of the night, especially owls. Meet at office 30 minutes prior to event start. Flashlight required. Open to ages 10 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 5 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot at 6:30pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike 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! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Soak It In 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Waterfall Hike
Sundays 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Nov 19, 2017 until Dec 10, 2017 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Bring the family and meet the Park Naturalist at the Black Rock Lake parking area for a short hike to the Park's Hidden Gem, Greasy Creek Falls. Enjoy nature as the children splash in the cool, clear waters of the pool at the base of the falls. Bring snacks and drinks to make a day of it. Good walking shoes are necessary. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Black Bear Awareness
Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Come by the amphitheater near the Mellenger Center and learn about the black bear. Black bears live here in our park and, sometimes, are misunderstood. Join Americorps and the park naturalist to become familiar with the black bears' habitat and behaviors. Create a bear paw t-shirt. $5.00 for materials $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
AmeriCorps 
American Frontier Days
Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays like cooking and blacksmithing from local historians Walk through time from the mid 1700s to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike 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! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Soak It In 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Native American Mini-Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Nov 20, 2017 until Nov 21, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn about Native American life, just in time for Thanksgiving. This mini-camp will feature crafts, games, informative sessions, and even archery. Kids will be dropped off at the Visitor's Center. Bring a snack and something to drink. For kids aged 8 -12. Reservations are required. $30 per child. 706-878-4736.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Native American Mini-Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Nov 21, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn about Native American life, just in time for Thanksgiving. This mini-camp will feature crafts, games, informative sessions, and even archery. Kids will be dropped off at the Visitor's Center. Bring a snack and something to drink. For kids aged 8 -12. Reservations are required. $30 per child. 706-878-4736.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 7 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Friday, Nov 24, 2017 6 PM to 10 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
Night Hike
Friday, Nov 24, 2017 5 PM to 7 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Enjoy a 2-mile hike on one of the best trails at the park. You will learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. By the end of the hike, we will be in the dark, enjoying the trail by moonlight and listening for night sounds. Ages 10 and older. Reservations Required. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-913-7170.
Avoid the Madness Hike
Friday, Nov 24, 2017 11 AM to 1 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Don't get stuck in the Black Friday mess. Join a ranger on a moderate hike and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Wear appropriate shoes, and bring a water bottle. Register at the Visitor Center. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Turkey Trek
Friday, Nov 24, 2017 11 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Work off those extra pounds you acquired over Thanksgiving. Enjoy a moderate hike along Brantley and Beaver Pond trails. This 2.5 mile hike offers good chances for encountering wildlife while enjoying the scenic view. Meet at the Trading Post. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and bring water. Call for more information and to pre-register. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Thanksgiving Paddle
Friday, Nov 24, 2017 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and enjoy a guided afternoon tour of Lake Rutledge on a kayak/canoe. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek while paddling to the sounds of nature. Meet at the kayak rack (beach area). Bring water and sunscreen. Space is limited, preregister in advance. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Soak It In 
6th Annual Tour of Lights Festival
6 PM - 10 PM from Nov 24, 2017 until Dec 26, 2017 
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
This self-guided tour features 25+ festively-lighted sites, as well as, our large Christmas tree of lights reflecting off the waters of Lake Seminole. Free (donations accepted). 229-861-3137.
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