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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Dust Bowl - Soil and People Displaced (GPS SS5H5)
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
A presentation on how the Dust Bowl was created and its impact on the nation using photographs from the Farm Service Administration photographers. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Night Hike
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 8 PM to 10 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.
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Moonlight Canoe Trip
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us on a moonlit canoe paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. The moon will be big and bright. You will get to see the water in a whole different light. Equipment and certified instructors will be provided. Registration is a must by the day before the event. $10–$15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Date Night Paddle
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Watch the sunset over Fort Yargo’s lake with your significant other. Couples will choose between tandem kayaks or stand up paddleboards for a kid free paddle on a cool summer evening. This event is 18+ and must be registered for prior to event. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Movies under the Stars
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 8:40 PM to 10 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Bring a blanket and some popcorn to watch family films at the park on an outdoor inflatable screen. Movies will start at dark. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Sunset Kayak Paddle
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This ranger guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 9 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.
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Twilight Lake Paddle
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 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.
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

National Dog Day
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 10 AM to 7:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Your best friend needs a little adventure to celebrate National Dog Day. He or she will appreciate the cooler temperatures at Black Rock, and a good dog hike will be refreshing as well. With all the marvelous things to see, smell and bark at, you can share the day together. Pets must be on a six foot leash at all times. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Aug 26, 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.
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Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Aug 26, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Aug 26, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Beach Combing Cruise
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat cruise to a pristine beach in the area with a park ranger. Learn about birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Please be prepared to get your feet wet. Limited space, registration required by 8:00 p.m. the day before the cruise. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Beach Combing Cruise
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a boat cruise to a pristine beach in the area with a park ranger. Learn about birds and marine creatures that inhabit this unique and important ecosystem. Please be prepared to get your feet wet. Limited space, registration required by 8:00 p.m. the day before the cruise. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Orienteering: Be a Nature Navigator
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 6 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Using the skills we teach you, a map and compass that we provide, find 10 species of native trees in the park and get a park prize. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Water Wonders
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Take a net to dip in and see what inhabitants live in our lakes. Look for fish, frogs and lots of insects. We provide the nets, viewing scopes, and lots of interesting discoveries. Children must be accompanied by adults. Meet next to the Boathouse on Lake Delanor in the campground. Correct change only, or pay at the park office and bring receipt. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Intro to Kayaking
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
In this class our rangers will teach you the basics of kayaking and take you out on the beautiful Black Island Creek. Open to people 12 years and older who are able to swim. Equipment is provided, but please bring water and sunscreen. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Registration is required. $25. 912-437-4770.
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Wild Weekends
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Through the month of August we will be offering a series of weekend programs that will entertain and amaze you. Please see details for a monthly listing of activities. Activity locations will be posted in park office and at Heritage Farm each weekend. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Observatory Open House
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 8:45 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Aug 26, 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 ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can 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.
Cabin Life in Pre-War Paulding
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
What was life in northwest Georgia like before the Civil War? Come check out this unique program held at our original log cabin where reenactors will recreate day-to-day life of the 1850s. There will be period games for kids and adults will be able to interact with reenactors. $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Saturday History Hikes: Lakeside Trail
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 10 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on this .75 mile, stroller friendly, loop trail as we explore the pioneer history of Bartow County. From the Iron Furnace and Casting Shed, to the Historic Vaughn Cabin, to the Blacksmith Shop, we will discuss how settlers and their descendants lived in this area. Meet at the Old Park Office parking lot at 50 Lodge Rd. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Canoe Battleship
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 1 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Pick your team and be the last team floating in another epic battle at the beach! Teams of up to three are allowed. Each team is given a shield, bucket, and paddle with which they must sink all other competitors. Winning team will receive a prize. Participants must be 10 or older and all minors need a parent present. Registration is required. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful paddle and hike through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sweetwater Creek by Kayak
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 4 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a beautiful paddle and hike through a peaceful stretch of Sweetwater Creek in a tandem kayak. There is a short hike to view the mill ruins and whitewater rapids. This outing is for adults (18 yrs. and older) who can swim and those 12 yrs. to 17 yrs. who can swim and are with adult. Kayak, PFD, and paddle included. Register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Aug 27, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Aug 27, 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 ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can 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.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Aug 27, 2017 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, as see in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Twilight Lake Paddle
Sunday, Aug 27, 2017 6:30 PM to 8 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.
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Home School Outdoor Adventure
Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join the naturalist for a home school outdoor adventure. We will take a short paddling trip on the lake and spend time on the archery range. This program is for students 7 and up. Call the park office to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Native American Heritage Hike
Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a 2 and a half hour strenuous 1.5 mile hike focusing on the first inhabitants of our area, the Native Americans or American Indians, as we explore the east side which will include a visit to the "Indian Cave". Meet at the Visitor's Center. Reservations recommended. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. 6 years and older. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Night Hike
Friday, Sep 1, 2017 7:30 PM to 9:30 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.
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Scorpion Night Hike
Friday, Sep 1, 2017 8 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Using UV lights we will look for phosphorescent scorpions in the dark. We will also listen for frogs and watch the stars. This is an easy / moderate hike (3/4 of a mile) better suited for kids 4 years and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent and wear closed-toe shoes. Call to register in advance. Space is limited. Meet at the boat ramp parking. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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A Laborless Day
Friday, Sep 1, 2017 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge Celebrate play and no work this weekend. Enjoy a sound hike, show your artistic talent at the crafts, learn about Indian culture, pioneer skills and snake science and get wet in the splash pad at night. Friday will be the night hike, Saturday will be crafts, Indians and snakes. Sunday will be crafts, pioneer skills and the splash pad party. $1-$3 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
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Elbert County Chamber of Commerce Fireworks
Friday, Sep 1, 2017 5 PM to 10 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Join us for the Elbert County Chamber of Commerce Fireworks. Gates will open at 5pm. Fireworks will be shot off at dusk. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-213-2045.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Catfish Rodeo
8 AM - 2 PM from Sep 2, 2017 until Sep 4, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come on down to the catfish pond and go fishing for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. Fishing poles, bait, and lessons available from the park naturalist. All skill levels and ages welcome for this informal program. Partake in this popular American pastime. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 2, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Sep 2, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Sep 2, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Labor Day Weekend Beach Fun
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy our “recreation station” on the beach for family fun. $1–$3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. No pets, kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water, flashlight, and binoculars (optional). Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $40 tandem rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites to public to its Labor Day Celebration. Join us as we celebrate the last weekend of summer. Take a boat tour, make some crafts, and play water games to cool down. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Farm Animal Fun Day
Saturday, Sep 2, 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.
Labor Day Folklife Festival
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
How better to celebrate Labor Day than learning about old time labor? Experience the daily chores required to run a farm, reward your labors with music and games, and visit with a few local vendors. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
A Laborless Day
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 11 AM to 8 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge Celebrate play and no work this weekend. Enjoy a sound hike, show your artistic talent at the crafts, learn about Indian culture, pioneer skills and snake science and get wet in the splash pad at night. Friday will be the night hike, Saturday will be crafts, Indians and snakes. Sunday will be crafts, pioneer skills and the splash pad party. $1-$3 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Night Owl 5K - A.W.A.R.E.
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come out for a fun 5K race and help AWARE save wild animals at the same time. The course will be a mix of paved and hard-packed trails, winding through beautiful Panola Mountain State Park, one of the jewels of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. Must Register with Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Efforts (AWARE). $30 pre-registration $5 parking. 678-418-1111.
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The Cost of Defeat: The Fall of Atlanta, 1864
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
To commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the fall of Atlanta to Sherman's forces, our site historian will lead a brief talk about the history of the last battles of the Atlanta Campaign and its influence in ending the Civil War. A guided tour of Pickett's Mill Battlefield is included in this program. $3 - $5.50 770-443-7850.
Saturday History Hike: Homestead Trail
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 10 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us on a special hike of a section of the Homestead Trail to explore the remains of the original homesteads at Red Top, discuss the relocation and flooding of towns and homes to build Allatoona Lake, how to spot old home sites, and importance of historic preservation. Hike will be approximately 3 miles, meet at the Old Park Office. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Labor Day Sunset Kayak Trip
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Take in a famous Lake Seminole sunset on this short, ranger- led kayak tour. We'll take a short trip to a pretty spot to view a breath-taking sunset. Bring a camera! Tour spots are first come, first served. Kayaks/canoes, life jackets, and paddles are provided. Open to everyone aged 6 and up who can swim. Don't forget water and bug spray. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 9 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.
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Gorge Floor Hike
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Moonlight Movie Night
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 9 PM to 11 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
We will be showing a movie in the field behind the office, so bring your blankets or chairs and get ready for some fun. We will have popcorn and refreshments for sale. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Catfish Rodeo
8 AM - 2 PM from Sep 3, 2017 until Sep 4, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come on down to the catfish pond and go fishing for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. Fishing poles, bait, and lessons available from the park naturalist. All skill levels and ages welcome for this informal program. Partake in this popular American pastime. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 3, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Labor Day Weekend Beach Fun
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Enjoy our “recreation station” on the beach for family fun. $1–$3 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 
Labor Day Celebration
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites to public to its Labor Day Celebration. Join us as we celebrate the last weekend of summer. Take a boat tour, make some crafts, and play water games to cool down. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Labor Day Weekend Living History
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
The fort will come to life as colonial people demonstrate various tasks. Visit the site this day and enjoy watching a volunteer make colonial style "boondoggle" decorations from woven blades of grass. Also, there will be demonstrations of spinning wool into thread. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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A Laborless Day
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 11 AM to 8:15 PM
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge - Helena, GA
Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge Celebrate play and no work this weekend. Enjoy a sound hike, show your artistic talent at the crafts, learn about Indian culture, pioneer skills and snake science and get wet in the splash pad at night. Friday will be the night hike, Saturday will be crafts, Indians and snakes. Sunday will be crafts, pioneer skills and the splash pad party. $1-$3 plus $5 parking. 229-868-7474 ext. 6052.
Soak It In 
Gorge Floor Hike
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Soak It In 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Catfish Rodeo
8 AM - 2 PM from Sep 4, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Come on down to the catfish pond and go fishing for the first weekend of the catch 'n' keep season. Fishing poles, bait, and lessons available from the park naturalist. All skill levels and ages welcome for this informal program. Partake in this popular American pastime. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Wild Cave Tours
Monday, Sep 4, 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.
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Insects & Invertebrates Nature Camp
Monday, Sep 4, 2017 8 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
School's out and parents are invited to send their K - 8th graders to nature camp. Children will learn about all the creepy crawlies that call Crooked River their home. Students will participate in an insect safari and learn about insect adaptations like camouflage. Bring snacks and drinks. Limited space, pre-register required. $10-$25 $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Labor Day Celebration
Monday, Sep 4, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Florence Marina invites to public to its Labor Day Celebration. Join us as we celebrate the last weekend of summer. Take a boat tour, make some crafts, and play water games to cool down. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 4, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Enjoy cannon firings and musket firings. Also, to mark the occasion, the fort seamstress, blacksmith and woodworker will all be plying their trades. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 4, 2017 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.
Handicapped Accessible 
Gorge Floor Hike
Monday, Sep 4, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Explore this stunning gorge with a ranger-led, very strenuous hike. First travel down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climb boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock. Wear your swimsuit if you want to cool off in the natural slide. Bring water, lunch, and snacks. Space is limited, call to register. No pets; kids must be 10 or older. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 6, 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.
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Moonlight Canoe Trip
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us on a moonlit canoe paddle on Clark's Hill Lake. The moon will be big and bright. You will get to see the water in a whole different light. Equipment and certified instructors will be provided. Registration is a must by the day before the event. $10–$15 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
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Full-Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 8:30 PM to 10 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.
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Full Moon Photography
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Bring your camera to capture photos of Georgia's longest covered bridge in moonlight. We'll also talk about the bridge's history. $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Sep 8, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. No pets, kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water, flashlight, and binoculars (optional). Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $40 tandem rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Sapelo Island Grand Tour
Friday, Sep 8, 2017 5:30 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
The Reynolds Mansion and Department of Natural Resources are proud to present this exclusive weekend retreat to Sapelo Island. Join us for a true “Grand Tour” of this incredible barrier island. This event is great for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. $599. 912-485-2299.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 9, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Sep 9, 2017 until Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Sep 9, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
First Time Fishing
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 5:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Learn the basics of fishing from the pier or the bank. Poles and bait provided. Open to anyone new to fishing. Fishing license required only for adults. Limited participation, pre-registration required. Meet at the boat ramp parking 15 min before the program starts. Wear light clothes, sunscreen, and bring water. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 1 PM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Unleash the fun as your dog gets to swim in our pool. On-going music and activities. Sponsored by Columbus Area Petsmart. Pre-register and pre-pay at office. Walk-ins welcome, but cash only payments accepted at the door. Must bring proof of current rabies vaccination. $8 per dog. Humans free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park's fourth 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.
Emory Jones Book Signing
2nd Saturday of Month 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM from Sep 9, 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 
Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Guided Tours of Jarrell Plantation
Saturday, Sep 9, 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.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Sep 9, 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 ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can 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, Sep 9, 2017 7 PM to 9 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.
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Second Saturday Guided Hikes: Wetland Loop
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods on the Martin's Mine Trail. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. This 1 mile hike will cover gold mining and view an abandoned mine. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Tugaloo Triathlon
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 7 AM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Participants will swim 1.5 kilometers, bicycle 42 kilometers and run 10 kilometers in this Olympic-style event that is exciting for spectators as well as participants. Space is limited, so athletes should sign up early. Co-sponsored by Tri-Atlanta Multisports Association and Friends of Tugaloo State Park. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Mountain Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 10 AM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Bluegrass and Gospel music will be heard throughout the park as well as crafters and demonstrators with handmade items for sale. The Vogel Volunteers will have a food concession. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 10, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 10, 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 ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can 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.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 12, 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.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 13, 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.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fishing at the Lake (Silver in the Park - ages 50+)
Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Silver in the Park are outdoor programs that seek to enhance a lively aging community. Come to fish from the pier or the shore. No experience necessary. Fishing poles and bait provided. Fishing license required. Meet at the boat ramp parking 15 min before the program starts. Pre-registration required. Wear light clothes, sunscreen, and bring water. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Friday, September 15, 2017

ZZZ's in the Trees: Canopy Camping
Friday, Sep 15, 2017 6 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a tranquil night in the canopy as you lay in your "tree-boat," viewing stars through shimmering branches. A treetop camp will be established in our secluded climbing tree for an overnight experience. Participants should bring dinner, breakfast and a sleeping bag. Non-climbers allowed to camp. Register in advance, space is very limited! $90 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 16, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Orienteering 101 or Knots So Fast
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Sep 16, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
The orienteering program occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month and introduces you to map and compass reading - never get lost in the woods again! The Tie the Knot program occurs on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month and will teach you basic knots for use when camping. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Sep 16, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Flotilla Race
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 10 AM to 6 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Make your own raft, gather your friends and join this fun race on Lake Lanier. Rafts can be powered by poles, paddles, wind or creative "people power." Life jackets and shoes required. Register in advance. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts pay half price and earn a badge. Chick-Fil-A lunch included. $10 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Dr. Birkhead for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Boat House on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Reptile Day
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 12 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Live exhibit and reptile show for the whole family to enjoy. Noon and 2 p.m. shows. http://www.snakesareus.com/ 10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Banks Lake Canoe Safari
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 9 AM to 4 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
This day trip will feature a trip to nearby Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge. We will explore this unique ecosystem with a focus on the wildlife that can be found here. Preregistration is required. Ages 12 and up only please. Click event for details. $15 - $30 $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 8 PM to 9 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 the easy/moderate 1 mile Brantley Nature Trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Georgia's Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine and Art Festival
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Tents will be arrayed across the field and musicians will be on stage while festival goers taste delectable dishes made from Georgia products, sample north Georgia’s finest wines, and shop the booths of regional artists. Click for fees. 706-865-5356.
Twisted Ankle 5k and 10 mile Trail Race
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
The 2017 Twisted Ankle Trail Race offers every trail runner a great race to remember. If you are new to trail running try out the 5K (3.1miles). For those who want to test their grit, run the 10 mile race up to Becky's Bluff. 5k - $25 10 mi - $40 $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
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Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Step back in time as talented reenactors bring our authentic 1800s homestead to life. See how pioneers prepared for the cold winter months. There will be demonstrations and activities for all ages including cooking, crafts, music and more. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Remembering WWII - Operation Market Garden
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Bob Anzuoni of the Ft Gordon Signal Corps Museum will present a paratroopers view of the largest airdrop of soldiers in history. Joni Melillo will display memorabilia from Merrill's Marauder Vincent Melillo. FDR portrayer James Fowler will speak in the theater on the conditions of the war. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
Handicapped Accessible 
Sunset Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 6 PM to 9 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
If you've ever wanted a picture of a beautiful Lake Seminole sunset, this is your chance. This ranger guided sunset kayak tour will get you to the perfect spot to hopefully help you get that picture of a lifetime. Don't forget to bring water and a camera. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Kids Fishing at Buck Shoals
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 8 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Bring your family to a fun, free Kids Fishing Event at Buck Shoals WMA. Kids can bring their special big person to help them catch and keep fish according to fishing limits. Free. 706-878-4736.
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Women's Wilderness Weekend
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 1:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Ladies ages 16+ join us for a ranger led, overnight adventure packed with fun. Activities include archery, hiking, primitive backpack camping, campfire cooking, birding and paddling. Bring camping gear, water, snacks, good hiking shoes and binoculars if you have them. No pets allowed. Call to register. Click for schedule. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Soak It In 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 17, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Beginners
Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 9:30 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Our class will help you develop fundamental skills such as balance, steering, and recovery techniques. After class, soak in High Falls Lake from the view of a paddleboard with a free one-hour paddleboard rental. Open to adults and children 8 and older who are accompanied by an adult. Must be a swimmer. Please register in advance. $25 plus $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Harvest at the Homestead
Sunday, Sep 17, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Step back in time as talented reenactors bring our authentic 1800s homestead to life. See how pioneers prepared for the cold winter months. There will be demonstrations and activities for all ages including cooking, crafts, music and more. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Women's Wilderness Weekend
Sunday, Sep 17, 2017
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Ladies ages 16+ join us for a ranger led, overnight adventure packed with fun. Activities include archery, hiking, primitive backpack camping, campfire cooking, birding and paddling. Bring camping gear, water, snacks, good hiking shoes and binoculars if you have them. No pets allowed. Call to register. Click for schedule. $75 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Soak It In 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 19, 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.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 20, 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.
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Night Hike
Friday, Sep 22, 2017 7 PM to 9 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.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Friday, Sep 22, 2017 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. No pets, kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water, flashlight, and binoculars (optional). Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $40 tandem rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Soak It In 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 23, 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.
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Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Sep 23, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Hidden Gem 
Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Dr. Birkhead for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Boat House on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Outdoor Adventure Day
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 9 AM to 3 PM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Enjoy a day on the water with the kids' fishing event and canoe instruction. On land, a live reptile show will be offered. Children can learn more about hunter’s safety at the archery range, and BB gun range. Hot dogs and drinks will be available. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
How'd They Do That?: Making Candles
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Prior to 1879, electric light bulbs did not exist. In this hands-on workshop, learn how families produced beeswax and tallow candles to illuminate their homes. Program fee includes workshop and site admission for the day. $5. 478-986-5172.
Handicapped Accessible 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Sep 23, 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 ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can 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.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 6 PM to 8 PM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us for a ranger led hike into and around the canyon, learn about the natural history of the canyon, and enjoy the sunset from the canyon rim. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Sunday, Sep 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.
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Mystery Mountain Marathon and 12 Miler
Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 8 AM to 5 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Marathon and 12-mile trail races traversing difficult, sometimes technical but stunningly beautiful trails, featuring panoramic views of fall foliage displayed on the surrounding mountains. Climbing and descending for more than 15,000 feet of elevation change. $35-$65 $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 24, 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 ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can 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.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Tuesday, Sep 26, 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.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wild Cave Tours
Wednesday, Sep 27, 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.
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Starlight Nature Serenade Hike
Friday, Sep 29, 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.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hooch Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Sep 30, 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.
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Your State Parks Day - Cloudland Canyon
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
With free admission to the park in exchange for volunteering, Georgia State Parks Day is a great day to assist park staff and Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park in a number of needed service projects. Plan on getting a little dirty, having fun, and meeting new people. Meet at the Interpretive Center. 706-657-4050.
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Wild Cave Tours
Saturday, Sep 30, 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.
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Sunset Stroll to Sunset Point
Saturdays 5 PM - 9 PM – Sep 30, 2017 until Nov 25, 2017 
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Take a stroll with the park ranger to one of Cloudland Canyon State Park's best kept secrets. Enjoy views of Trenton, Lookout Valley, Sand Mountain, and more while the sky turns colorful at sunset. Meet at the West Rim Access Parking Lot. 45-minute program. Start time varies according to time of sunset. Inquire for specific time at visitor center. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
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River Clean Up -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join our river cleanup with Rivers Alive and the Cooperative Extension Office. We will clean along the water way and remove trash from fishing areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray. 912-882-5256.
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Solar Astronomy
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
View and explore our closest star, the sun. Learn what the interior and surface of stars are like and what powers them. Look through specialized solar viewing scopes for safe viewing. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Orienteering: Be a Nature Navigator
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 3 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Using the skills we teach you, a map and compass that we provide, find 10 species of native trees in the park and get a park prize. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join a ranger-led sunset outing to look for wading birds and raptors. Open to anyone who can swim. No pets, kids must be 8 or older and with an adult. Meet at the boat ramp, bring water, flashlight, and binoculars (optional). Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here, limited rentals available. Pre-registration required. $15 with personal kayak/canoe - $25 with rental. $40 tandem rental $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 11 AM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Haven't shot an arrow yet? Would you like to learn and sharpen your archery skills? Either way, you'll be guided and taught by our experienced ranger. Pre-registration is encouraged. Arrive at 10 a.m. This event will be every Saturday starting March 18, 2017 until October 21, 2017. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Etowah Annual Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Have fun Celebrating National Public Lands Day with others at Etowah. Learn about invasive plants that you could see in your backyard; some of them may surprise you. Then put your knowledge to the test while participating in a park clean-up project. Volunteers get in free for the day. 770-387-3747.
Bird Walk with Dr. Birkhead
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Dr. Birkhead for a stroll along the woodland edges to listen and look for feathered friends. Bring binoculars or share park loaners. We provide a check list. Meet at the Boat House on Lake Delanor in the campground. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer for Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Three volunteer opportunities available. All must sign up in advance by calling the park office. No walk-ins; T-shirt provided. Free parking. (1) Horse Trail Clean Up (2) Trail Clean-Up (3) Discovery Table/ Learning Station managers,monitors, and hosts. Topics may vary. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Your State Parks Day: Discover the Outdoors
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Enjoy wildlife discovery tables and outdoor skills exhibits. Volunteers and staff will share great information on native plants, animals, and skills. Park Office. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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