Hiking Events


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Nature Hike
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy this easy .5 mile hike on our nature trail with our Naturalist. We will discuss the and identify plants and animals along the way. 2$-6$. 770-387-3747.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led program. Topics will be geared towards kids ages 8-12, with growing up WILD activities for kids younger than this. This is an eight part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Space is limited, call to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Evening Hike
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Meet at the Overland Nature Trail (in the Spring Picnic Area) and enjoy a nice evening hike. The naturalist will point out some of our natural resources along the way! $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Forest Writing and Sketching
Friday, Jan 31, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a short interpretive hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest where we will then sit to listen to a short lecture about writing and sketching. The remainder of the time will be spent quietly writing and sketching in a lovely, secluded spot in the forest. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $3 plus $5 parking. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 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.
Easy See Invasives Hike
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Winter is a great time to take stock of the invasive species in the woods. Join the naturalist on the Overland Nature Trail to learn about some of the invasive plants that have taken up residence. Meet at the trailhead (in the Springs Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Winter Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your blood pumping as you hop like a toad, run like a deer, do the tortoise slo-mo walk and more in this fun ½ mile interactive hike along the beautiful Woodpecker Trail. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
DIRT Event 
ASL Signing Stroll
Saturday, Feb 1, 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.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 1 PM to 4 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.
Rangers Off Trail: Gold Mine Hike
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to pre-register; limited spots available. Rangers will be leading a hike off trail to historic gold mines. We will also be exploring other features like a natural spring and possibly a 1990's research square. This will be an approximate 3 mile moderate to strenuous hike. Inclement weather may cancel this event. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Noon Hike on Bird Berry Trail
Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon exploring the forest surrounding the Bird Berry trail. During this guided hike, we will discuss local wildlife and various plants native to this region while listening for bird calls, looking for signs of wildlife, and practicing our winter tree ID. This is an easy 0.5-mile paved trail. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Accessible DIRT Event 
Antioch Trail Cleanup Day
Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean and clear an existing trail. meet at the Visitors Center. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants and boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087.
DIRT Event 
Trail Cleanup
Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087 $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Track Trek
Sunday, Feb 2, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the woods while learning the basics of animal track identification. This event is designed for children but adults are definitely welcome. We'll travel approximately 3/4 of a mile. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring drinking water. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
DIRT Event 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

River Walk
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Guided Plant ID and History Hike
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join a ranger on the Sempervirens trail for an informative hike where you'll learn about native plants along the trail as well as their historical and medicinal uses. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
National Scout Day Hike
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 9:45 AM to 2 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet guides from Pine Mountain Trail Assoc. for a scout ceremony at the flagpole and a 4.3-mile, moderate hike along the highest point of the Pine Mountain ridge. Meet at Dowdell’s Knob Parking Lot. Dress for the weather. Bring water and a snack Geared towards ages 10 and up. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Feb 8, 2020 until Feb 29, 2020 
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around Florence Marina for for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the Kirbo Interpretive Center by 4:00 to claim your prize. Stop by the Kirbo Interpretive Center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 229-848-4244.
Accessible 
Morning Yellow Trail Hike
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Curious about the Old Fort? Looking to practice your bird calls? Join us on a 2-mile morning hike along segments of the yellow trail! Please wear comfortable shoes, dress weather appropriate, and bring a water bottle. Meet at the Visitors Center 5-10 minutes prior to the hike. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
DIRT Event 
Bark in the Park Hike
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Walk the 3/4 mile Overland Nature Trail with your 4-legged friend! All dogs must be on leash and friendly. Meet at the trailhead (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:30 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.
Keep your Resolutions Hike
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Get outdoors and join us for a 1 ½ mile hike down to canyon 4 and 5. We will adventure the canyons and discuss different ways to keep our New Year’s resolution! Meet at Providence Canyon’s Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-6202.
Smithgall Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Stop by the Visitor’s Center and grab a camera scavenger hunt, and then use your cell phone or camera to take photos of the items listed. Explore the area to see what it has to offer, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or hot cider along the way. Once you have completed your sheet, bring your pictures to the Visitor’s Center to receive a prize! $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Snow Moon Night Hike
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Experience Fort Yargo in a different light, the moonlight! This once a month program changes locations and times based on weather and moonrise. This month learn about February’s Snow Moon on a 2-mile hike along yellow/blue trail. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable hiking shoes, bring a flashlight or headlamp, and a water bottle. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
DIRT Event 
Evening on McIntosh Lake
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come stroll along the lakeside under the glow of the full moon; we’ll take in the sights and sounds of the night! Meet at the boat dock. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 1 PM to 4 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.
Track Trek
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the woods while learning the basics of animal track identification. This event is designed for children but adults are definitely welcome. We'll travel approximately 3/4 of a mile. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring drinking water. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
DIRT Event 
Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
You will get a chance to hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise over the gorge. there will be 620 stairs you will want to bring water and snacks with you. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Love Tunnel Hike
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Bring your sweetheart for a stroll under the love tunnel tree canopy in this easy 1.5 mile hike alongside the lake. Limited to 30 hikers. Call park office to register and pay. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Guided Hike
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5 PM to 6 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist for a guided hike on our Overland Nature Trail to learn fun facts about our natural resources! Meet at the trailhead (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Valentine's Day Couples Hike
Friday, Feb 14, 2020 5:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Looking for something new to do with your valentine? Bring them to Panola Mountain a guided hike through our conservation area, watch the sunset over downtown Atlanta, have your photos taken on top of the mountain, and roast chocolate covered strawberry inspired s'mores over the campfire. Space is limited. Call to reserve spots. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Feb 15, 2020 until Feb 29, 2020 
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around Florence Marina for for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the Kirbo Interpretive Center by 4:00 to claim your prize. Stop by the Kirbo Interpretive Center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 229-848-4244.
Accessible 
Edible Plant Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and identifying some that are toxic. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Children's Nature Walk
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Enjoy the fall colors with us and make a necklace of the different colors that you see! Walk the Squirrel trail and pick up nature's colors as we head to a shelter to put our necklace together. All ages are welcome! Sign up at the Park Office prior to the event. $2 per person $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
DIRT Event 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 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.
Exploring the Nature Trail
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join us for a guided hike on the Multi-Use Trail. We'll be walking 3.5 miles and looking for nature's little surprises! Meet at the trailhead (in the grassy field to the right of the park). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Winter Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your blood pumping as you hop like a toad, run like a deer, do the tortoise slo-mo walk and more in this fun ½ mile interactive hike along the beautiful Woodpecker Trail. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
DIRT Event 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 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.
Candlelight Hike to the Mill
Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 6 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only, exact change please. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Edible Plant Hike
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a beautiful and scenic hike with our park Naturalist and learn helpful tricks to identifying edible wild plants in Georgia. We'll be searching for local plants that have edible and medicinal properties, some used for tea, seasonings, and identifying some that are toxic. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $4 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Easy See Invasives Hike
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Winter is a great time to take stock of the invasive species in the woods. Join the naturalist on the Overland Nature Trail to learn about some of the invasive plants that have taken up residence. Meet at the trailhead (in the Springs Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Track Trek
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the woods while learning the basics of animal track identification. This event is designed for children but adults are definitely welcome. We'll travel approximately 3/4 of a mile. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring drinking water. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
DIRT Event 

Friday, February 21, 2020

Nature Hike
Friday, Feb 21, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy this easy .5 mile hike on our nature trail with our Naturalist. We will discuss the and identify plants and animals along the way. 2$-6$. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Feb 22, 2020 until Feb 29, 2020 
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around Florence Marina for for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the Kirbo Interpretive Center by 4:00 to claim your prize. Stop by the Kirbo Interpretive Center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 229-848-4244.
Accessible 
Turtle Talk
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for an afternoon hike around our pond, and learn about the turtles that call General Coffee State Park home. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Guided Geocaching
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
With the help of a ranger, enjoy exploring nature with family while finding Hard Labor's treasures. Bring a smart phone, a toy for trading, and water. Wear closed-toed shoes for this off-trail program. Meet at the visitor center. Please download the free Geocache mobile app at: www.geocaching.com/play/mobile before coming to the park. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 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.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance. $10 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
How Deep is your Love: Martin's Mine Guided Hike
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 12 PM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike of Martin’s Mine with your significant other or with a friend. A shuttle will take the group to the trailhead, and this 0.9-mile loop will feature mountain coves and a beautiful waterfall at the end. The naturalist will identify and discuss plants and wildlife during the hike, as well as the history of gold mining in the area. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 1 PM to 4 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.
Track Trek
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the woods while learning the basics of animal track identification. This event is designed for children but adults are definitely welcome. We'll travel approximately 3/4 of a mile. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring drinking water. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
DIRT Event 
Late Winter/Early Spring Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 2-mile hike will be moderately strenuous and will pass through several beautiful wildflower habitats. Early favorites we will likely see are Hepatica, Bloodroot, Foam Flower, Fire Pink. Wild Geranium, Wild Iris, Sorrel, and Green and Gold. Generally we see 20 to 25 species on this early hike. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

River Walk
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Walk the Etowah River with the Naturalist and learn about the history, and wildlife surrounding it. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led program. Topics will be geared towards kids ages 8-12, with growing up WILD activities for kids younger than this. This is an eight part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Space is limited, call to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Leap Day Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Celebrate this special day that only occurs once every four years by leaping along our Sempervirens trail on a guided hike. Wear bug spray and dress for the weather. Space limited to 15. Call Park Office to register and pay. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
DIRT Event 
Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Feb 29, 2020 
Florence Marina State Park - Omaha, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around Florence Marina for for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the Kirbo Interpretive Center by 4:00 to claim your prize. Stop by the Kirbo Interpretive Center to pick up your scavenger hunt checkoff list! $5 parking. 229-848-4244.
Accessible 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 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.
Early Bloomers! - Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist to scour the trail looking for early bloomers! We’ll be looking especially for trout lily, common blue violet, and bloodroot to kick off the wildflower season! Meet at the Overland Nature Trail (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Leap Day Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Take a leap and celebrate this special day that only comes around every four years with a guided hike along our Big Creek Nature Trail. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Winter Nature Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Get your blood pumping as you hop like a toad, run like a deer, do the tortoise slo-mo walk and more in this fun ½ mile interactive hike along the beautiful Woodpecker Trail. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
DIRT Event 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 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.
Trails Through History Workday
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come out and assist us with improvement projects our hiking trails here at the park. Snacks and water provided. Please bring gloves. Free admission for volunteers. 770-443-7850.
Fungus Frolic
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 11 AM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Want to learn more about mushrooms and other fungi? Join state certified mushroom forager and Wild Mushroom Food and Safety Instructor Brian Hale for a fungus presentation and brief hike. The program will begin with a power point presentation, and after we will hike a 1.6-mile loop trail in order to observe and identify wild mushrooms in the area. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
DIRT Event 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Late Winter/Early Spring Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 2-mile hike will be moderately strenuous and will pass through several beautiful wildflower habitats. Early favorites we will likely see are Hepatica, Bloodroot, Foam Flower, Fire Pink. Wild Geranium, Wild Iris, Sorrel, and Green and Gold. Generally we see 20 to 25 species on this early hike. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Cadette Girl Scout Night Owl Hike
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Enjoy a fun learning experience for all Cadette Girl Scouts! Earn your Night Owl badge by taking a hike with our rangers while learning more about the wild and interesting animals that wander the park at night. You'll have the chance to see bats, raccoons, armadillos, deer, and much more! Embrace your wild side and get outdoors! $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
DIRT Event 
Winter Wonder Hike on the Mountain Bike Trail
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger on this 5 mile hike on the Mountain Bike Blue Trail. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and gentle cascading streams. Bring a camera to record your journey, water, and a light lunch or snacks. This hike is recommended for children over 10 years old. Meet at the visitor center, as we will caravan to the starting point. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
DIRT Event 
Hofwyl Dairy Day
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
A mobile dairy classroom will visit the plantation. The classroom features a fully operational milking parlor containing a live cow used for milking and feeding demonstrations. Information ranges from lactation cycles and the milking process to milk processing and the overall importance of dairy in a healthy diet. The demonstration will be ongoing. $5 to $8 Children 5 and under free. 912-223-7900.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 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.
Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join the naturalist to seek out some of middle Georgia's wildflowers! We'll be looking specifically for trout lily and bloodroot on the Overland Nature Trail. Meet at the trailhead (in the Springs Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
ASL Signing Stroll
Saturday, Mar 7, 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.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 1 PM to 4 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.
Late Winter/Early Spring Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 2-mile hike will be moderately strenuous and will pass through several beautiful wildflower habitats. Early favorites we will likely see are Hepatica, Bloodroot, Foam Flower, Fire Pink. Wild Geranium, Wild Iris, Sorrel, and Green and Gold. Generally we see 20 to 25 species on this early hike. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Full Moon Hike
Monday, Mar 9, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
You will get a chance to hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise over the gorge. there will be 620 stairs you will want to bring water and snacks with you. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Mar 13, 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.
Wildflower Hike
Friday, Mar 13, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come explore the trail with us to view some of the most beautiful and favored parts of nature: wildflowers! We’ll be keeping an eye out for bloodroot, trilliums, and round-lobed hepatica. Meet at the Overland Nature Trail (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 4 PM to 5 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come explore the trail with us to view some of the most beautiful and favored parts of nature: wildflowers! We’ll be keeping an eye out for bloodroot, trilliums, and round-lobed hepatica. Meet at the Overland Nature Trail (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Barks in the Park Doggy Hike
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Bring your favorite four-legged companion and join a Park Ranger for an easy hike in the beautiful Magnolia Springs State Park. Please remember that your companion must be leashed at all times. Good walking shoes are recommended and always remember your water. We will meet at the Visitor's Center. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Nature Talk and Hike with the Naturalist
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join the Park Naturalist and learn about the different wildlife, trees, and plants located throughout the park. Then enjoy a guided hike along the trails. Hopefully you will be able to recognize something you just learned about. $2 donation $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
DIRT Event 
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance. $10 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 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.
A Hike of History
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call 770-975-0055 to register or get tickets from eventbrite. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top's Iron mining history! Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Meet at the Iron Hill Trail Head. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Antioch Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean and clear an existing trail. meet at the Visitors Center. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants and boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087.
DIRT Event 
Trail Cleanup
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087 $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 1 PM to 4 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.
Late Winter/Early Spring Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This 2-mile hike will be moderately strenuous and will pass through several beautiful wildflower habitats. Early favorites we will likely see are Hepatica, Bloodroot, Foam Flower, Fire Pink. Wild Geranium, Wild Iris, Sorrel, and Green and Gold. Generally we see 20 to 25 species on this early hike. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5876.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Mar 21, 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.
Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 12 PM to 1 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Come explore the trail with us to view some of the most beautiful and favored parts of nature: wildflowers! We’ll be keeping an eye out for bloodroot, trilliums, and round-lobed hepatica. Meet at the Overland Nature Trail (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Fireside Hike
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join our Ranger for a one-mile winter hike on the beautiful Beaver Trail learning about the season's flora and fauna. Then enjoy marshmallows and a cup of cocoa in front of the fire to warm up. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
DIRT Event 
Trail Hike
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led hike. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2- 5 miles. Trail is moderate. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led program. Topics will be geared towards kids ages 8-12, with growing up WILD activities for kids younger than this. This is an eight part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Space is limited, call to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Mar 27, 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.
Women's Wilderness Weekend
Friday, Mar 27, 2020 5 PM to 9 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us for a weekend filled with fun outdoor adventure. Women ages 18 and older will stay in park lodging Friday and Saturday night and enjoy activities such as archery, astronomy, kayaking, hiking, campfire cooking, nature crafts and more. Lodging and meals provided. Call office for details and to register/pay. $125-$160 $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Owl Prowl Night Hike
Friday, Mar 27, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for this special evening program! We will have a brief discussion on owls found here at Mistletoe then journey onto the Cliatt-Creek Nature Trail in hopes to spotting or hearing these majestic birds. Register for the hike on our Facebook Page. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Winter Wonder Hike on the Mountain Bike Trail
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger on this 5 mile hike on the Mountain Bike Blue Trail. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and gentle cascading streams. Bring a camera to record your journey, water, and a light lunch or snacks. This hike is recommended for children over 10 years old. Meet at the visitor center, as we will caravan to the starting point. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Scorpion Night Hike
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things we can't normally see. We'll hunt for scorpions by using provided UV flash lights. We will meet at the Visitor Center (Trading Post) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call the park to register by paying in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Join us at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event lasts from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. There will be over 3,000 toy filled eggs in three hunt areas for kids aged 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 10. Special guest, “The Easter Bunny” will be on-hand throughout. Adult - $8 Senior - $7 Youth - $5 Five and under free. 912-264-7333.
Wildflower Hike
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
As the season moves on, we’re looking at a turnover in the wildflowers. The trout lilies and bloodroot are moving out, the wild geraniums and mayapples are on their way in! Keep up with us as we watch the parade of flowers. Meet at the Overland Nature Trail (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Guided Lantern Tour
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Have you ever wondered how an 1800s settlement would have looked at night? Wonder no more. There will be a lantern tour of the historic buildings. The tours will be led by park staff and each building will be open and occupied to demonstrate what life would have been like during the 1800s. Reservations are required. $10. 706-624-1321.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Wildflower Hike
Sunday, Mar 29, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
As the season moves on, we’re looking at a turnover in the wildflowers. The trout lilies and bloodroot are moving out, the wild geraniums and mayapples are on their way in! Keep up with us as we watch the parade of flowers. Meet at the Overland Nature Trail (in the Spring Picnic Area). $5 parking. 770-504-2277.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 4, 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.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Weather dependent, call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
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Sunday, April 5, 2020

ASL Signing Stroll
Sunday, Apr 5, 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.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 1 PM to 4 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.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Sunday, Apr 5, 2020 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Weather dependent, call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
DIRT Event 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Spring Break Camp
Monday, Apr 6, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
April 6-10th Children ages 6-12 will have fun exploring the outdoors and learning about the parks unique natural resources. We must have at least 6 campers signed up a week in advance for camp to commence. Please call the office at 706-245-6270 to register. $100 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020 8 PM to 10 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Enjoy our trails like never before on this guided full moon hike! We will be meeting at the park office. We will be hiking the 2.5 mile Cliatt-Creek Trail. Tickets must be purchased from our Facebook page to attend this event. Tickets are $2. Due to the time and nature of the event we have to reduce crowd size. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
You will get a chance to hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise over the gorge. there will be 620 stairs you will want to bring water and snacks with you. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Easter Egg Hunt Hike
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Start off spring with an Easter egg hunt at the park. This event is open to all kids ages 10 and under. Hunt will start at our West River Trail head and is about a .5 mile hike so dress appropriately. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Rice Fields History Walk
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
An introductory presentation that will familiarize participants with the methods of Low Country rice culture. Following the presentation there will be a guided hike to the ruins of the plantation rice mill and the rice fields observation deck. Hike will be approximately 1/2 mile in length over uneven ground. $5.00 Youth (6 - 17) $8.00 Adult $7.00 Senior (62 and above) 912-264-7333.
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Easter Celebration
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a day of Easter fun! We will have two separate egg hunts. Ages 6 and under will get to do our candy scavenger hunt. Ages 7 and older get to participate in our eggo-cache hunt ($2)! We will have games out and the nature center will be open! Meet at the park office. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Eggciting Hike Hunt
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Peter Cottontail is leaving lots of eggs hidden on our nature trails. Can you help us find them all? Bring your basket and be ready for the hunt! Ages 2 and less, 3-6, and 7-12 will have their own trails to search for eggs and prizes. Must Register in advance. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $5/child. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Whitewater-Watching Hike
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020 11 AM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
A Ranger led hike down to Bridal Veil Falls to watch brave souls whitewater paddle the Tallulah River. The water flowing through the gorge will be much stronger than usual, making the falls even more beautiful. Bring a snack and lots of water. The hike is strenuous! No pets allowed, kids must be 10 or older. Weather dependent, call to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
DIRT Event 

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Sunrise Mountain Hike
Sunday, Apr 12, 2020 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunrise mountain hike. There's nothing quite like watching the sun come up from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Earth Day
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
10am -11am Lake Trail Clean Up 11am-11:30am Recycled Tin Can Lanterns $3 11:30am-12:00pm Earth Day Mural with reused and recycled items $0-$3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 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.
Camp Lawton History Hike and Museum Tour
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us in a Ranger led hike on Fort Lawton Trail and a visit to the History Museum. This hike goes through parts of what was "The World's Largest Prison", built in 1864 during the Civil War by the Confederate Army. Highlights of the trail include two sets of defensive earthworks, the cannon ramps from Fort Lawton, locations of the stockade wall. $5 per person 5 and older $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Introduction to Geocaching
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Geocaching is the fun task of using GPS to track down containers (cashes) hidden throughout the woods! It teaches mapping skills, directions, utilizing a GPS and much more! We are offering a introduction course on geocaching where each participant will get to use one of our GPS's and track down caches we've hidden throughout the woods. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Come to the park and join a park ranger as they led activities designed to help you earn your Junior Ranger badge. The activities include a mock trial, a syllabary activity, a food cycle activity and a archeology activity. $5.50 - $7.00 706-624-1321.
DIRT Event 
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 5-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance. $10 cash only $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Earth Day 2020 Volunteer Day - Dirty Jobs
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Here is your chance to make a difference in our park, our community, and our world. Come out and join us for various tasks such as flower bed enhancement, litter pick up, and trail improvement projects. There will also be guided wildflower hikes and other Earth Day activities. 770-443-7850.
Trail Cleanup
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087 $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Scorched to the Dirt
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike on the Upland Pine Trail and explore the impacts and benefits of fire in the Okefenokee. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Trail Cleanup
Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087 $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Back to Roots hike; Earth Day
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from Eventbrite or call to register. Come hike with a Ranger as we get Back to Roots, learning about native and invasive plants and their impact. Meet at the Visitor Center to walk the Sweetgum Trail. Inclement weather may cancel the event. All vehicles must display Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 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.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 1 PM to 4 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.
Trail Hike
Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led hike. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2- 5 miles. Trail is moderate. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
DIRT Event 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led program. Topics will be geared towards kids ages 8-12, with growing up WILD activities for kids younger than this. This is an eight part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Space is limited, call to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Lake Trail Wildflower Hike
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this casual stroll around the lake. We will look for blooming wildflowers. Don't forget your camera! Hike is an easy 1-mile loop. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, May 3, 2020 1 PM to 4 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.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Full Moon Hike
Thursday, May 7, 2020 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
You will get a chance to hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise over the gorge. there will be 620 stairs you will want to bring water and snacks with you. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Thursday, May 7, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare glimpse of the night time wildlife of Wormsloe. The hike will start at the Museum and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. Space is limited, please register in advance by calling our park office. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 9, 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.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Lake Trail Wildflower Hike
Saturday, May 16, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join a ranger on this casual stroll around the lake. We will look for blooming wildflowers. Don't forget your camera! Hike is an easy 1-mile loop. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 16, 2020 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.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

ASL Signing Stroll
Sunday, May 17, 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.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, May 21, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Home school students are invited to join us for a ranger-led program. Topics will be geared towards kids ages 8-12, with growing up WILD activities for kids younger than this. This is an eight part series, you can attend all or pick and choose which ones interest you. Space is limited, call to reserve your spot. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, May 23, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 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.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2020 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.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Last Friday of the Month Camp
5th Friday of Month 9 AM - 4 PM from May 29, 2020 until Jul 31, 2020 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Junior Ranger day camp for ages 6-15. Work towards your NEW JR Ranger badge through hikes, crafts and more. This is a one day camp repeating on the last Friday of May, June and July, from 9 AM to 4 PM. We must have at least 6 campers signed up a week in advance for camp to commence. Please call the office at 706-245-6270 to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Trail Cleanup
Saturday, May 30, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Volunteers are being sought to clean up/clear an existing trail. Equipment will be provided. Come prepared to be in the woods with long pants & boots to hike the trail. Come for an hour or make a day of it. 706-802-5087 $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
DIRT Event 

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, May 31, 2020 1 PM to 4 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.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Looming Over the Lunar Eclipse
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 9 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us for an evening hike and a solar system walk during a lunar eclipse night. Meet at Gopher Loop Trail head, and have fun with a ranger as we walk through our wiregrass conservation area. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 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.
Full Moon Hike
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
You will get a chance to hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise over the gorge. there will be 620 stairs you will want to bring water and snacks with you. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare glimpse of the night time wildlife of Wormsloe. The hike will start at the Museum and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. Space is limited, please register in advance by calling our park office. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Participate in this nationwide effort to take care of our trails. Join a Ranger and hike around the park. We will meet by the Visitor Center. Bags, gloves and trash pickers will be provided. Hikers will collect trash as they hike around the Gahuti Trail. There is no charge for this hike. Please bring water. Please bring a snack and water. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Swamp Sunset Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 9 PM to 10 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Be adventurous for National Trails Day, and take a walk with us on our most photographed trail with the moon overhead. Hike will be on East River Swamp and will be about 1.5-miles. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Brantley Trail Scavenger Hunt - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
All along the Brantley Trail there are numbered markers that correlate to the Brantley Trail map. These markers tell about the land and trees along the trail. Stop by the park office to pick up a trail brochure and mark card. After you have marked out all of the boxes, return it to the park office for a prize. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
National Trails Day: Falls to Farm 11 mile hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 8 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.
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