Upcoming Events


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Aug 26, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sweep the Hooch
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
This annual cleanup extends all the way from the upper Chattahoochee to our park. We will have volunteers walking the shoreline and paddling. Bring your own kayaks if you sign up for that group. Be sure to register on the Sweep the Hooch website: https://chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch// 678-450-7726.
South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
Tuesday, Sep 1, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This informative monthly meeting will give you the ins and outs of Smithgall Woods. Learn more about this special conservation area and what volunteer opportunities are available. Make some new friends and find a way to give back! 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Sep 2, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Sep 3, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Labor Day Weekend Hike
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Pine Mountain Trail Association and bid farewell to summer with this easy 3.6 mile hike from the Country Store to the Trading Post in the campground. Meet at the east end of the parking lot across from the Country Store on Hwy 27 by 8:45 am. We will start the hike at 9:00 am. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Labor Day Festivities
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for an educational and entertaining day for the whole family. Our Civil War interpreters will be firing cannon and muskets throughout the day. $9. 912-727-2339.
Labor Day Celebration
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
To celebrate Labor Day, Fort Morris, located on the Medway River in historic Sunbury, Georgia, will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon firing demonstrations. $3-4.50 912-884-5999.
Lovebug Festival
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park's annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect-related crafts, pollinator programs and much more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Portrait of a Plantation
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
This celebration of art and history includes drawing and painting activities, an exhibition of art from local artists, and a plein air painting session, where artists create works of art in real time as you tour the site. The plantation will also come to life with farm skill demos, steam engine demos, and house tours. $4 - $6.50 478-986-5172.
NatureFest
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 12 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
In celebration of both Arbor Day and Earth Day, join us at Panola Mountain for an afternoon full of fun and adventure. We are partnering with nature inspired organizations across GA to allow our guests to explore, experience, and engage with nature in new and meaningful ways. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 7:15 PM to 9:15 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.
Outdoor Cooking Class - Hobo Style
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
This class will focus on the preparation, cooking, and cleaning involved with cooking a meal outdoors using aluminum foil. We provide the equipment and ingredients, but participants may bring spices of their choice. Preregistration required. $10. 770-443-7850.
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WWII Ends: The 75th Anniversary
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
We will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end World War II with the 116th Army Band playing patriotic and victory tunes. Vintage newsreels of the day will be playing in the museum. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about Smithgall Woods on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
What did those first colonists do to survive when they arrived in 1733? Find out if you have what it took to build a colony. See craft demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, cooking, roof thatching, and more. $2.00 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, September 6, 2020

ASL Signing Stroll
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come learn some basic signs for nature as we stroll along the Rock Outcrop Trail. This is a free program for all ages. Trail is .75 miles and is easy, but not stroller accessible. You do not need to register for this event, just show up. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Alexander Lake Paddle
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Tal-luau
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join us for our annual Tal-luau (Tallulah Luau)! This will be a final beach bash before our swimming beach closes for the season. There will be a DJ, door prizes, and games. No registration necessary, we hope to see you there! $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Monday, September 7, 2020

Labor Day Commemoration
Monday, Sep 7, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join the Friends of Fort King George for a day of craft demonstrations and soldiers' life activities. Learn about the various types of laborers of the past. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
Labor Day Festivities
Monday, Sep 7, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
You deserve a break today! Come out to Fort McAllister for an educational and entertaining day for the whole family. Our Civil War interpreters will be firing cannon and muskets throughout the day. $9. 912-727-2339.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Sep 9, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 8 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Archeology Day
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Archeology Day at New Echota State Historic Site will feature a presentation by a USDA state archeologist about the importance of archeology to parks. The day will include archeology based activities and discussions about archeology at the park. This program is good for all ages. $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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.
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Puzzle Solving
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 12 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come find out some tips and tricks to solving puzzles with the Georgia Geocachers Association. The event will meet at Picnic Shelter #2 The regular scheduled monthly GGA meeting will continue at 1 p.m., all are welcome to attend. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Doggy Drive In
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 8 PM to 10 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Grab a Blanket or chair and meet in the field behind the park office to watch a dog themed movie classic! We will also be selling Concessions in the pool house. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Sep 16, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Friday, September 18, 2020

Cosmic Archery
Friday, Sep 18, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Big Bass Fishing Tournament
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 8 AM to 3 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join us at High Falls State Park to try your hand to catch a record breaking Large-mouth Bass. Check-in will begin at 7:00 AM at the Park office and weigh in will begin at 3:30 PM at Buck Creek. One or two-person teams. Please call the park office to register. Space is limited so register now! $35-$40 $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 to Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 1 PM to 2 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.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 3 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.
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Movies in the Park
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a family-fun evening in the park. We will be playing a family feature on our jumbo screen while your family relaxes in the park. Just bring your blanket or chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Friends of Panola chapter. $5 Parking fee is required per vehicle. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Volunteer Training Iron Pour at Red Top Mountain State Park
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain Iron Pours are kicking off with a Training Pour on September 19th, 2020. This training session is mandatory for ALL volunteers and staff that would like to join us for the 2020-2021 Iron Pour Season. Anyone interested needs to email the Red Top Mountain Interpretive Team at redtopprogram@gmail.com for more details. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Remembering WWII - Operation Market Garden
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Remembering the largest airborne operation up to that point in World War II with special presentations and displays. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Kayak Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Get Outdoors in June 2020. Kayak Twilight Paddle – Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in the peaceful, ranger-led kayak trip along the Tugaloo peninsula on Lake Hartwell $15 per person, advance registration required $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
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Mountain Music Day Festival
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 10 AM to 8 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for an amazing day of Bluegrass, Americana & Gospel music here at the park. Along with a full lineup of incredible music, there will also be local artists that will be selling their handmade items. Hungry? The Vogel Volunteers will be selling mouthwatering food that you will surely cure your hunger. We look forward to seeing you here. $0 - $10 $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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Tails on the Trails!
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Bring your four legged friends to the park office as we walk 1.5 miles on the beaver creek trail. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes and bring you water bottle. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 to Monday, Sep 21, 2020 1 PM to 2 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.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Sep 20, 2020 3 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.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Sep 23, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Your State Parks Day-Free Admission to Volunteers
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Bring the family and bring the friends to help maintain your local park. We are offering free admission and and a t-shirt to volunteers. Projects include: cleaning the nature trail, shrubbery pruning, garden clearing. Bring water, sun protection, bug-spray, closed toed shoes. Free admission includes the Vann House, log-cabin exhibits, and museum. 706-695-2598.
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Etowah Indian Mounds Annual Clean-up 2020 - Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Have fun celebrating National Public Lands Day and Your State Park Day, with other volunteers at Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site and help us with trail maintenance and cleanup. $2- $6. 770-387-3747.
River Cleanup -- Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Join us as we once again team up with Rivers Alive to clean up the Chattahoochee River. We will be picking up trash around the fishing pier, boat ramp, and throughout other areas of the park. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Volunteers will receive free admission to the park for the day of the event. 229-838-4706.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our biggest volunteer day of the year! Stop by and lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be cleaning and clearing branches, debris and more as we work hard to make our park beautiful and pristine! All of our hard working volunteers will be treated to lunch, as a personal thank you from Georgia State Parks! 912-727-2339.
Volunteer Day on the Beach - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Welcome the “End of Season” with a beach cleanup. Meet other volunteers and enjoy the work, company, and the outdoors. We will do a deep litter clean up and trim back the bushes around the beach and the parking lots. A good clean up is needed before the fall. Meet at the beach. Please call the park office to let us know you are coming. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Volunteers around the country will be helping to improve their favorite state park or historic site on this special day. We hope you will join us in improving Hardman Farm. 706-878-1077.
Site Beautification: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Help keep Jarrell Plantation beautiful by helping rangers clean up the gardens and grounds and finish the day with a guided tour. 478-986-5172.
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Your State Parks Day: Fall Cleaning
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Help us prepare the park for a busy fall season. Work in the flower bed, add new mulch to the playground or help us deep clean the group shelters. There is something for all ages plus you will receive a free ParkPass for the day. Please bring gloves, bottle water and wear closed toe shoes. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Your State Parks Day is a wonderful opportunity to give back to your local park or your favorite park. We need your help to spruce up the group camp area. 912-287-4900.
Your State Parks Day - Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Meet at the Hemlock Falls Trailhead by 9 a.m. to get started. Volunteers will help clean the trail and primitive campsites. Bring water and be prepared to get dirty. 706-947-3194.
SAVE our State Parks Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
We'll be sprucing up the old Cherokee Capital of New Echota with projects including trail work, cemetery clean up, landscaping work and more. Scouts and other groups, call ahead to register your Troop to participate. 706-624-1321.
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Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join park staff and volunteers as we work to keep our public lands beautiful and clean. We will be working on various clean-up projects around our Nature Center, trails, and giving your park the care she deserves. All ages welcome. Meet at the Nature Center. Sponsored by Friends of Georgia State Parks. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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.
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Your State Parks Day - National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Show how much you care about your local Georgia State Park with your volunteer support for this event with the Friends of Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site. Individuals, families, or civic groups are welcome. We will complete various park improvement projects. 770-443-7850.
Canyon Cleanup-Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join us in helping to clean up our park. This year, we will be picking up trash throughout the park, including in the bottom of the canyon, around the campsites, and in the day use areas. Please wear clothing that can get dirty. Bring water, sunscreen, hats, and bug spray. Admission is free to all volunteers. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Lakeside Trail Cleanup; Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 10 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our Friends volunteer group to help beautify the park! Check in with Friends at the Visitor Center. Volunteers will be working to clean up the Lakeside Trail area. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Stay after the clean-up to enjoy our Harvest at the Homestead event! Inclement weather may cancel this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Celebrate Pioneer harvest history with our Rangers! There will be Pioneer games, tours of the Vaughan Log Cabin, and a variety of harvest-themed activities. Activities include: apple pressing, food preserving, sorghum syrup, corn dolls, and more! Inclement weather may cancel this event. All vehicles must display a Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Beach Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
In exchange for assisting in the clean-up of the concession stand and beach area, volunteers will receive free parking for the day. 706-213-2045.
Cabin Fever: Bluegrass and BBQ Festival
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
We invite you to join Smithgall Woods Friends Group for a fun afternoon of bluegrass and BBQ on Dukes Creek! There will be live music from multiple bluegrass acts, food vendors, arts and crafts, non profits, and much more! This is a family friendly event! Vendors wanted, please contact the park. $10. 706-878-3087.
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Trail Clean up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come enjoy your state park while lending a helping hand. Volunteers can come lend a hand in one of our native garden areas or pick up litter and help clean up our trails. Parking fee is waived for volunteers on this day. 706-754-7981.
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Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Landscaping around the Inn - Come join the Friends of Traveler's Rest on September 28th between 9am-12pm and help us spruce up some of the flowerbeds around the Inn for the upcoming festive season $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
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Working in The Woods! - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Enjoy a day of volunteering with the staff and the "Friend's of Victoria Bryant State Park" we will be working towards beautifying and managing our forest. Parking is free for all volunteers that day, and a free hot dog lunch, as a "Thank You" for giving back! Meet at park office. 706-245-6270.
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Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Calling all Wormsloe enthusiasts. It’s “Your State Parks (and Historic Sites) Day and Wormsloe needs your help with some of our special projects. All volunteers will get free admission to the park for the rest of the day. Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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.
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Living History at Panola
Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn about Panola's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations that depict everyday family life during the 1820s and 1830s at the Parker House. Visitors will get to participate in activities such as: candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls, and other period games all from guides in historic period clothing. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Sep 30, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Friday, October 2, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 2, 2020 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.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Skills of the Past
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
International Archaeology Day is celebrated each October. At Etowah we celebrate it each year on the first Saturday of the month. Come see demonstrations of primitive skills that were essential to the Native Americans of the Southeast in prehistoric times. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Rattlesnake Bluff Hike
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 10 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Pine Mountain Trail Association for a moderate 5 mile hike of the Pine Mountain Trail, from Mollyhugger Hill to the Fox Den Cove parking lot. Meet at the Mollyhugger Hill parking lot by 9:45 am. We will start the hike at 10:00 am. This hike qualifies for the 45 Mile Club. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
National Trails Day: Falls to Farm 11 mile hike
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 7:30 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This hike is an 11-mile, one-way hike that celebrates the shared history of Hardman Farm and Anna Ruby Falls! Anna Ruby Falls was named after Capt. James Nichols’ daughter, Anna Ruby Nichols. Capt. Nichols built the Mansion at West End in the Nacoochee Valley in 1870. $40. 706-878-1077.
Fun With Fungi
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 to Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Fun with Fungi is an introduction to mushrooms found here in the Southeastern mountains, with special speaker Fred Bradley - Cherokee $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.
Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Talented reenactors will commemorate the 156th anniversary of the battle during this Saturday event. There will be tactical reenactments, living history, and weapon demonstrations. Event takes place at Allatoona Pass Historic Site; Exit 283 on Hwy 75. Parking will be located at Allatoona Landing Marina (no fee). Event may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 770-975-0055.
Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup at Red Top
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We are joining the effort for the Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup! Come help clean up the shoreline to enhance our Parks and waterways. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Parking is FREE for volunteers. Please check in at Picnic Shelter 4 at 9 AM. 770-975-0055.
70th Anniversary Celebration Iron Pour & Hayride
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 12 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain celebrates its iron mining history with iron pours! Watch as Ranger's melt down iron and pour it in to molds and scratch blocks. To Register for hayride call the Visitor Center at 770-975-0055 on Mon-Thurs from 9 AM - 5 PM. Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 7:30 PM. Click event title for more information. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about Smithgall Woods on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Skills of the Past
Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
International Archaeology Day is celebrated each October. At Etowah we celebrate it each year on the first Saturday of the month. Come see demonstrations of primitive skills that were essential to the Native Americans of the Southeast in prehistoric times. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
ASL Signing Stroll
Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come learn some basic signs for nature as we stroll along the Rock Outcrop Trail. This is a free program for all ages. Trail is .75 miles and is easy, but not stroller accessible. You do not need to register for this event, just show up. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This informative monthly meeting will give you the ins and outs of Smithgall Woods. Learn more about this special conservation area and what volunteer opportunities are available. Make some new friends and find a way to give back! 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Oct 7, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Friday, October 9, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 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.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Flint Knapping/Arrowhead Crafting
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
A 2,000,000-year-old habit that’s hard to break! The creation of a stone tool is one of the earliest technologies known to humankind. Students will create multiple stone tools by the end of class and leave with everything needed to create more, including your own pressure flaker. Age 13+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.
Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Trick-or-Treat Trail
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 5 PM to 7:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Children 12 and under are invited to this year's Trick-or-Treat Trail! Decorate a pumpkin to take home, play games, and take a hike on our not-so-haunted trail to collect candy. Costumes are strongly encouraged. You may even find your picture on the Indian Springs State Park Facebook page! Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event. $7. 770-504-2277.
50th Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us for our largest event of the year. Watch Native American demonstrators, visit the craft booths, try the local food vendor trucks, take a ride on the pontoon boat or watch local performances. Help us celebrate 50 years! $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Lakeside Cleanup - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a volunteer workday to remove the overgrowth of brush and vegetation around Laura Walker lake. This will create more access to the lake for fishing opportunities as well as beautify the park. 912-287-4900.
Bark in The Park & Pet Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Enjoy a hike with your furry companion on the Big Creek Nature Trail. Before the hike, your furry friends can enjoy our new dog park located near the office and show off their pet costumes. We will meet across the office from picnic shelter 3 and 4. Dog's must be on a 6' leash and have current vaccination tags. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Fall Festival at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 1 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy fall-themed crafts, games, hayrides, scarecrow hike, archery and so much more. This family-friendly event is sure to be fun for the whole family. $4 per person $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Animal Tracks Program
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The objective of this program is to introduce the visitor to common animals found in the area. The visitor will learn what different animals look like, identify different animal tracks, identify animal scat, and see what owls eat. The visitor will understand how fragile the animal ecosystem can be. $5.50 - $7 $5 parking. 706-624-1321.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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.
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Becoming an Outdoors Woman
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join Providence Canyon State Park in Becoming and Outdoors Woman! Women of all ages will have the chance to learn campfire building, hiking pack essentials, and join our interpretive ranger for a hike into the canyons to learn about erosion. Class will begin at 10am, please pack a lunch and plenty of water. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Oct 14, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Friday, October 16, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 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.
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Nocturnal Night Hike
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 7:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy an evening using your night-time sense and learning about nocturnal animals during the spookiest time of the year. Meet at the Black Rock Lake Trail. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Hollywood at Hardman
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This is a special event celebrating our 150th Anniversary at Hardman Farm! View props from the 1950’s movie I’d Climb the Highest Mountain that was filmed right here in the Sautee-Nacoochee Valley and meet residents who participated in the filming project. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. 706-878-1077.
Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on display vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. Adult $8 Senior $7 Youth $5. 912-264-7333.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 to Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 1 PM to 2 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.
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Living History at Panola
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn about Panola's rich history through hands-on living history demonstrations that depict everyday family life during the 1820s and 1830s at the Parker House. Visitors will get to participate in activities such as: candle making, butter churning, cooking, making rag dolls, and other period games all from guides in historic period clothing. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 3 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.
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Cabin Life: The Way We Were
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Go back in time with our living historians, and experience everyday life in the early 1860's. Lifeway demonstrations, spot talks, and tours will be ongoing throughout the event. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Astronomy Night
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 7:30 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join us and the Coca Cola Space Science Center for a night under the stars. Learn about the night sky and view stars and planets through telescopes. Seating will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs for more comfort. $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 to Monday, Oct 19, 2020 1 PM to 2 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.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 3 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.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Oct 21, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Friday, October 23, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 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.
Halloween Thing
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 6 PM to 10 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for guided candelight tours through spooky forests where creepy characters exhibit a world of mystery and magic. $10. 770-443-7850.
Haunted Hills Hayride
Fridays 7 PM - 10 PM – Oct 23, 2020 until Oct 30, 2020 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Haunted Hayride
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 6:30 PM to 10 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join The Friends of Watson Mill Bridge for the 7th Annual Haunted Hayride. The ride will start in the parking lot by the covered bridge and travel through the campground. During the Hayride no vehicles will be allowed in or out of the ride area for the safety of all guest and workers. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Candle Lantern Tour
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 7 PM to 10 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Experience an entertaining and historical trip through time led by candlelight, with friendly tour guides. Witness a night-time firing of our cannon! Refreshments will be provided at the museum. Limited space and set tour times. Pre-registration and payment is required & begins 10/1. Call or visit the Park Office to register. Kids 2 & under free. $15. 912-727-2339.
Fall Festival and Spooky Wagon Rides
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Welcome the cooler weather with our Fall Festival. Come for pumpkin decorating, marshmallow roasts, and games. Food will be available for purchase. Join us at the beach area for Spooky Wagon rides through a dark and creepy forest. Rides suitable for ages 5 and older and depart every 15 min. Call the park office to reserve ride tickets. $5 cash only $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Mountain Farm Celebration
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy the feel of an old-fashioned country fair set in the beautiful Nacoochee Valley, surrounded by the colors of the season. $6. 706-878-1077.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
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. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children (5 and under): Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Green Tomato Festival Crossover Event
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 24, 2020 until Oct 25, 2020 
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
While you are in Juliette for the Green Tomato Festival, visit our Ga State Parks booth for fun activities. Then, be sure to cross over the river and visit Jarrell Plantation for house tours throughout the day. In conjunction with the festival, the plantation will be open all weekend for festival goers to tour the farm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 3 PM to 7 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children of all ages can play brand new games as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because we will also have bingo, hayrides, face painting and much more. Overnight campers may participate in our campsite decoration contest. This will be our 25th year for this event. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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.
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Haunted Hills Hayride
Saturdays 7 PM - 10 PM – Oct 24, 2020 until Oct 31, 2020 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Haunted Hayride
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 6:30 PM to 10 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join The Friends of Watson Mill Bridge for the 7th Annual Haunted Hayride. The ride will start in the parking lot by the covered bridge and travel through the campground. During the Hayride no vehicles will be allowed in or out of the ride area for the safety of all guest and workers. $5 per person $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail Tour
Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 7 PM to 10:30 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! $9.50 - $15 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Green Tomato Festival Crossover Event
9 AM - 5 PM from Oct 25, 2020 
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
While you are in Juliette for the Green Tomato Festival, visit our Ga State Parks booth for fun activities. Then, be sure to cross over the river and visit Jarrell Plantation for house tours throughout the day. In conjunction with the festival, the plantation will be open all weekend for festival goers to tour the farm. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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.
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Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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.
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D.I.R.T. Digging Into The Past
Sunday, Oct 25, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Presentation on the basics of archaeology and a mock dig $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Oct 28, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Friday, October 30, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 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.
Fala Day
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Scottish Terrier Society of Greater Atlanta will present a fun-filled day of activities celebrating Fala. Activities include a parade and a variety of contest. More information at www.stcga.biz. Dogs not allowed on Historic Site except during the parade. $7-$12. 706-655-5870.
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Haunted Hills Hayride
Fridays 7 PM - 10 PM – Oct 30, 2020 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's back! Join our annual spooktacular haunted hayrides, which are fun for all ages. Come early because ticket sales close at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 each night. We'll be showing a movie, have a bonfire and we will have refreshments for sale. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

A Haunted Evening at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 6:30 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 ghoulish 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.
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Halloween In The Park
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 10 AM to 8 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Themed activities throughout the day and night. Special times, registration costs and rules for different activities: Cookie and Scarecrow Competition, Decorated and Carved Pumpkin Contest, Fall Costume Parade, and Campsite Decorating Contest. And of course there is trick or treating at the campsites beginning just before dark. Free-$5 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Tricks, Treats, and Tricorns
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 5 PM to 8 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join us for your new Halloween tradition of Trick-or-treating inside the fort's walls. We will also be offering the chance to flex your crafty side with a full evening of fun fall activities! $3-$5. 912-437-4770.
Moonlight Madness
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 12 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Kick off your Halloween activities with a kids carnival from 12-4 pm. The parks haunted house will be open at 6 pm until 10 pm. Hayrides will be offered 6 pm - 10 pm for a ride to the campgrounds and back to view the decorations in our campsite decoration contest. $1-$7 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Campground Trick-or-Treat (Overnight Guests Only)
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 6 PM to 7 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.
Campground Trick-or-Treat
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at the visitor center and load up on the hay ride to the campground. Play games while you wait or eat from the concession stand. Face painting, train rides, games and the hay ride are all included in admission. $1-$5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Trunk-O-Treat for Halloween
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for a safer way to celebrate Halloween? Join us for the 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.
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Halloween Haunted Trail
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
Come out and see what is haunting our woods. The park will again host the Haunted Trail. Meet at the beach parking lot at 7:00 pm for a stroll down our haunted trail. Enjoy a trunk-or-treat program at the group shelter and hayrides back to the beach parking lot. $5 parking. 706-213-2045.
Trunk or Treat for Halloween
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Bring your decor and candy and join us for our annual Trunk or Treat. Visitors decorate their cars and hand out treats as kids walk from car to car. Activities will be provided for kids while cars are being decorated. Prizes will be awarded for cars and costumes. Please arrive on time so no cars are driving while children are trick-or-treating. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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