Hiking Events


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM – Jun 15, 2019 until Jun 29, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt New month means a new scavenger hunt! Bring your camera and take a look around our park 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 office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! $5 parking. 770-328-0841.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Birding at the Mounds
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us for an introduction to birding tour at this historic site. Etowah offers both open fields and wooded areas along the river. Bring your own binoculars and field guides. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Cannon Ball Crater Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Some of the largest weapons of the civil war were naval artillery pieces known as Dahlgren guns. This ranger led hike explores an area of the park where these weapons have left numerous craters. This is a bushwhackers hike off of our trail system. Please where appropriate shoes and clothing for traversing natural areas. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Hike with Dad!
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park & Resort - Cordele, GA
Meet at the Yucca Trace Trail at 10am for a 2 mile hike! Then enjoy a hayride back to the trail head. Happy Fathers Day! $5 parking. 229-276-2371.
Evening Intro to Birding Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The end of the day is a perfect time to walk along the Brantley trail and observe the native and migratory birds of Georgia. As an introductory course, this ranger led hike aims to get participants into backyard and local birdwatching without stress or previous birding skills. All experience levels welcome. Meet at the trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tree Identification Walk - Get Outdoors
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Hofwyl is known mainly for its live oak trees, but dozens of different species of trees and shrubs can be found on the property. Can you tell the difference between a live oak and laurel oak? How about the difference between a magnolia and a holly? Join us for a guided hike focused on tree identification and learn more about these native species. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 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.
Parks After Dark 
Volunteer Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 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. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged hiking companion and join a ranger on our 1 and a half mile Red Trail and White Trail Combo. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and see the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill, as seen in Hunger Games. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Guided Twilight Nature Hike
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join a Ranger for a short 1 mile hike along Tugaloo's Muscadine Trail. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Lost Prevention and Wilderness Basics
Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Do you know what to do if you find yourself lost in the wilderness? How can you prevent losing your way? This 1:00pm ranger talk at the Lake Pavilion reveals all. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Accessible 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Full Moon Night Hike
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 7 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 9:30 PM to 11 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy watching the moon rise above the gorge from the suspension bridge and learn some interesting tidbits about the moon. This hike will go down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge where we will hang out as the moon comes into view. No pets allowed. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Monday, Jun 17, 2019 7:45 PM to 9:45 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 twilight and night time wildlife that make Wormsloe their home. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $4 - $12. 912-353-3023.
Parks After Dark 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 18, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 19, 2019 until Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp Roosevelt
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 9 AM to 5 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Historical, environmental and recreational education and activities are on the program in this one-day camp at Roosevelt's Little White House. For children ages 8 to 12. Please call to sign up. $20 Student - $12 Parent No special passes honored on program dates. 706-655-5870.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jun 20, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 6 - 9, runs from June 18 - June 20 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Registration opens on Monday April 15th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Birding at the Mounds
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Join us for an introduction to birding tour at this historic site. Etowah offers both open fields and wooded areas along the river. Bring your own binoculars and field guides. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 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.
Parks After Dark 
Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jun 21, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Summer Solstice Hike
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us on a Ranger Led hike on the longest day of the entire year! We will be hiking the campground loop trail, it’s 1.5 miles. Meet at the Campground Shelter. $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 8 PM to 10 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.
Summer Solstice Hike
Friday, Jun 21, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to learn more about the summer solstice as we go on a 2 mile hike on the perimeter trail. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM – Jun 22, 2019 until Jun 29, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt New month means a new scavenger hunt! Bring your camera and take a look around our park 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 office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! $5 parking. 770-328-0841.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Guided Hike on Beaver Pond Trail
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore the flora and fauna surrounding Beaver Pond trail on this ranger led hike. This is an easy to moderate hike along a 1 mile dirt trail. Wear appropriate attire for hiking and bring water/snacks if desired. Meet at the Trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come experience the historic Camp Lawton at night via lantern-light in this guided historical tour. Be transported back in time as you hike the trail and learn about the world's largest prison stockade and its inhabitants. Participants get to carry their own lanterns. You may even see a Confederate soldier and hear a musket fired. $10 - $15 Pre-registration required plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Geology Hike
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist John Johnston will lead a moderate 2-mile hike identifying rocks and explaining how and when they formed. He will also explain the tectonic events that forced the rock units to be faulted and folded. There will be a visit down to the ruins of the Civil War-era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids of Sweetwater creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Hike through the Piedmont Forest
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a leisurely hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees, shrubs, and flowers and discuss the medicinal and edible plants along the way. Meet at the Visitor’s Center $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Spots Photo Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 10 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Bring your camera to the park office to join in on the park wide scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded! $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Tails on the Trails
Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Grab your walking shoes and bring your pet to the campground pavilion. As we go on a tail-wagg’n 1 mile hike down Victoria’s Path. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Nature and History Hike
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Adventure into the woods: Learn about native animals and the rich history of the park. 1 mile hike, mild difficulty. Bring water and hiking-friendly shoes. Meet at Park Office. Valid Park Pass Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 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.
Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 24, 2019 until Jun 28, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. $200. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 25, 2019 until Jun 28, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. $200. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Nature Hike
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a leisurely hike with our Naturalist, learn about the history of the Etowah site and wildlife inhabiting the surrounding area. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
On May 29th, at 1:30 pm, Participants will learn the basics of fishing at Lake Brantley. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment (rods and reels), or the park can loan tackle. Bait, hooks, floats will be supplied. $5.00 per participant, all ages welcome. Ages under 16 don't need fishing licenses. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 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.
Parks After Dark 
Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 26, 2019 until Jun 28, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. $200. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 27, 2019 until Jun 28, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. $200. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 28, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Children will participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, birding, outdoor survival and more as they work toward earning Junior Ranger badges. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call the Park Office to register. Ages 8-12 years old. Space limited to 10 kids. $40 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jun 28, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Outdoor Adventure Camp
9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 28, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, bouldering, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. $200. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Last Friday of the Month Camp
5th Friday of Month 9 AM - 4 PM from Jun 28, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Junior Ranger day camp for ages 6-13. 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM – Jun 29, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Eye-Spy Camera Scavenger Hunt New month means a new scavenger hunt! Bring your camera and take a look around our park 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 office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! $5 parking. 770-328-0841.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Crime and Punishment Historical Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Bank Robberies! Gun Fights! Moonshine! Jail Breaks! Hog Thieves! Murders! A historical hike offered at the Dahlonega Gold Museum introduces visitors to these cases Learn about the people responsible for keeping law and order, those who committed crimes, and the punishments delivered to the guilty. See history where it happened! $4. 706-864-2257.
Butterfly Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Short Hike to discover Georgia's many types of butterflies. Maybe, we will see some of the more elusive species such as the question mark, or monarch butterfly. Learn what you can do to protect these species and others whose populations are in serious decline. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 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.
Parks After Dark 
Orienteering
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Anytime from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Take on our orienteering course here at Mistletoe. We will provide the orienteering maps and compass. It’s $5 per person. Meet at the nature center. This a great program for any scout groups or people wanting to learn a new skill! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 1 PM to 3 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. $5.00 706-624-1321.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 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, Jun 29, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile-long guided night hike is moderately difficult and goes down to the Civil War era textile mill ruins of New Manchester alongside the beautiful rapids of Sweetwater Creek. Candle lanterns are provided. No children under 6 years or dogs permitted. No reservations. Cash only. Meet and pay at the Visitor Center parking lot. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Parks After Dark 
Guided Hike along the Muscadine Trail
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the Naturalist for a Nature Hike along our 1 mile Muscadine Trail. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Creepy Crawl Creek Hike
Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Wear your water shoes to the Office Pavilion as we hike to and up Rice Mill Creek and pond #1. We will have a splashing good time on this 1 mile hike. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike
Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. We will go inside the mill, as see in the "Hunger Games" film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 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.
Parks After Dark 
Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

4th of July Fireworks Hike
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Slow down this July 4th and join a ranger for a leisurely stroll to the top of Panola Mountain. As the sun sets we will enjoy a panoramic view of Stone Mountain and Atlanta's Independence Day Celebrations from a distance. Bring water, bug spray, and a flashlight for the walk back down the mountain to a waiting campfire and s'mores. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Naturalist Walk
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join a ranger on a guided naturalist hike into the canyon and learn about the history of the canyon, the plants and animals seen on the canyon floor, and the various geologic formations that make Providence Canyon such a special place. Reservations are not required to attend this program. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Fantastic Forest: Making Magic Wands
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn how to identify trees, their magical uses of the past, and make your own wand! We will supply the wands. If you want to whittle your wand you must bring your own pocket knife. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Scorpion Night Hike
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 8:30 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 UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call the park office to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 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.
Parks After Dark 
Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jul 5, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Naturalist Walk
Friday, Jul 5, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join a ranger on a guided naturalist hike into the canyon and learn about the history of the canyon, the plants and animals seen on the canyon floor, and the various geologic formations that make Providence Canyon such a special place. Reservations are not required to attend this program. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Evening Intro to Birding Hike
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The end of the day is a perfect time to walk along the Brantley trail and observe the native and migratory birds of Georgia. As an introductory course, this ranger led hike aims to get participants into backyard and local birdwatching without stress or previous birding skills. All experience levels welcome. Meet at the trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 8:30 AM to 5 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Hikes, crafts, games and environmental programs are included in this day camp for children ages 5-15. Participants will work toward earning their new site specific Jr. Ranger badge. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Space is limited, please register in advance. Activities change monthly. $30 per child. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 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.
Parks After Dark 
Ultraviolet Night Hike
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ever wonder what it's like to see in ultraviolet light? Come experience our wooded trails via blacklight and learn all about night florescence from our Park Naturalist. Meet at the entrance to Beaver Trail, next to the canoes at the lake. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Naturalist Walk
Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join a ranger on a guided naturalist hike into the canyon and learn about the history of the canyon, the plants and animals seen on the canyon floor, and the various geologic formations that make Providence Canyon such a special place. Reservations are not required to attend this program. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 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.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 8, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Toddler Ranger
Monday, Jul 8, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This program is designed for toddlers to explore nature with a Ranger. We use hands on experiences, play, nature walks, and other interactives to facilitate learning and exploration. Bring a snack for snack time. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Outdoor Adventure Camp (July 8th-12th)
Monday, Jul 8, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Learn the ropes of outdoors exploration. This camp for 10 -15 year-olds will teach basic navigation, backpacking, archery, wilderness survival skills, and more! Space is limited, so please send in registration forms by June 25th. Please call the office at 706-245-6270 to register. $130 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 9, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 10-12, runs from July 9 - July 11 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Register in advance, space is limited. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 9, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 10, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 10-12, runs from July 9 - July 11 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Register in advance, space is limited. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 10, 2019 until Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Silent Signing Stroll
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn and practice American Sign Language with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we use ASL signs for the things we discover. This is a leisurely 1.5 mile walk. Event is free. Parking pass is required for every vehicle. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
9 AM - 1 PM from Jul 11, 2019 
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure, and fun learning this summer? This 3-day camp geared toward ages 10-12, runs from July 9 - July 11 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Register in advance, space is limited. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 11, 2019 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join the park naturalist for a week full of fun and entertainment. Learn about the different wildlife that call Kolomoki home. Explore the 80 acre lake on a kayak or canoe. Hike the trails and venture into the museum with a guided tour. Please pack a lunch and a change of clothes. Swimming will occur daily. Meet at Group Shelter 2. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Fantastic Forest: Making Magic Wands
Thursday, Jul 11, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn how to identify trees, their magical uses of the past, and make your own wand! We will supply the wands. If you want to whittle your wand you must bring your own pocket knife. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Scorpion Night Hike
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 8:30 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 UV lights, listen for owls, and watch the stars. We will meet at the Trading Post (Visitor Center) to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Please bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes. Call the park office to register. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 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.
Parks After Dark 
Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jul 12, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Sunset Mountain Hike
Friday, Jul 12, 2019 8 PM to 10 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.
iNaturalist BioBlitz
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 12, 2019 until Jul 13, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
iNaturalist BioBlitz A Bioblitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. Participants will learn the basics of identification, how to use the iNaturalist app, and will receive a summary of the Bioblitz's data. On the second day, we will explore the park and log all the species we can. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Summer Fitness Follies
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Looking for a different way to "get your paces in"? Join the Park Naturalist at the Fitness Yard in the Day Use Area for an invigorating workout then we will head out on a guided nature hunt down Lake Trail. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, apply insect repellent and sunscreen, and bring a sweat towel and bottle of water (or two!). $5 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Accessible 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 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.
iNaturalist BioBlitz
9 AM - 2 PM from Jul 13, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
iNaturalist BioBlitz A Bioblitz is a communal citizen-science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. Participants will learn the basics of identification, how to use the iNaturalist app, and will receive a summary of the Bioblitz's data. On the second day, we will explore the park and log all the species we can. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 11 AM - 12 PM from Jul 13, 2019 until Nov 9, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Second Saturday Guided Hikes Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods with the Park Naturalist. Please register prior to arriving. Each month we will hike a different trail at Smithgall Woods State Park. Please bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and water. All ages welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Mañanas con el naturalista en español
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
¡Únase a David Guzmán, del Parque Estatal Hard Labor Creek, para una caminata guiada de una milla en español! A partir de las 9:00 am, los huéspedes se reunirán en Birdberry Trail Head y explorarán las maravillas del parque estatal Fort Yargo. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Full Moon Night Hike
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 8 PM to 9 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Enjoy Fort Yargo after dark on a guided moonlit hike by the lake each full moon of this year. Early evening hours are great for spotting wildlife such as deer, rabbits, owls and others along the lake shore. Hike length and meeting location will vary month to month. Bring sturdy shoes, water and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-867-3489.
Parks After Dark 
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy watching the moon rise above the gorge from the suspension bridge and learn some interesting tidbits about the moon. This hike will go down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge where we will hang out as the moon comes into view. No pets allowed. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Making Magic Wands
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn how to identify trees, their magical uses of the past, and make your own wand! We will supply the wands. If you want to whittle your wand you must bring your own pocket knife. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot to go on a guided tour of Part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top before it was a park and search for our hidden gems in our iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Hike canceled in the event of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Evening Intro to Birding Hike
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The end of the day is a perfect time to walk along the Brantley trail and observe the native and migratory birds of Georgia. As an introductory course, this ranger led hike aims to get participants into backyard and local birdwatching without stress or previous birding skills. All experience levels welcome. Meet at the trading Post. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jul 19, 2019 until Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Family Adventure camp
Friday, Jul 19, 2019 to Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
7/19-7/20 Learn the skills of the great outdoors with your family on this ranger lead adventure. Call the park office to reserve your spot today. 706-245-6270 $125 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Spider Lily Hike
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an exclusive hike to see these beautiful and illusive wildflowers hidden in the surrounding forests of Hard Labor Creek. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes to hike this moderate path. Water, bug spray, and sunscreen are encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 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.
Parks After Dark 
Volunteer Trail Cleanup Day
Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 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. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jul 21, 2019 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.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Enchanting Herbs
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We will be hiking on the Iron Hill Trail to find the extraordinary plants that grow there! We will learn their amazing historical uses. Bring your Grimoire or notebook to record our amazing findings and make up your own potions. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Fantastic Forest: Making Magic Wands
Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn how to identify trees, their magical uses of the past, and make your own wand! We will supply the wands. If you want to whittle your wand you must bring your own pocket knife. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Friday Summer Fun
Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM – Jul 26, 2019 
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us each Friday from 1-3 PM during the months of June and July for an outdoor themed activity! Below is the list of each activity that we have planned for each date. On June 28th we will not have a program. The cost is only $3! Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Accessible Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Distracted with Rangers
Friday, Jul 26, 2019 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for iNaturalist. We are using iNaturalist to do a bioblitz project. Meet us at the Iron Hill trail head; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Last Friday of the Month Camp
5th Friday of Month 9 AM - 4 PM from Jul 26, 2019 
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Junior Ranger day camp for ages 6-13. 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Spider Lily Hike
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an exclusive hike to see these beautiful and illusive wildflowers hidden in the surrounding forests of Hard Labor Creek. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes to hike this moderate path. Water, bug spray, and sunscreen are encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Trail Hike
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger led Hike along one of our lake side trails. As you Stroll along the banks of Lake Antioch, we will share the area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2 -5 miles. Meet at the Visitors Information Center at 8:30 AM. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 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.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
On May 29th, at 1:30 pm, Participants will learn the basics of fishing at Lake Brantley. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment (rods and reels), or the park can loan tackle. Bait, hooks, floats will be supplied. $5.00 per participant, all ages welcome. Ages under 16 don't need fishing licenses. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 8:30 AM to 5 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Hikes, crafts, games and environmental programs are included in this day camp for children ages 5-15. Participants will work toward earning their new site specific Jr. Ranger badge. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Space is limited, please register in advance. Activities change monthly. $30 per child. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Ultraviolet Night Hike
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ever wonder what it's like to see in ultraviolet light? Come experience our wooded trails via blacklight and learn all about night florescence from our Park Naturalist. Meet at the entrance to Beaver Trail, next to the canoes at the lake. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 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.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Silent Signing Stroll
Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn and practice American Sign Language with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we use ASL signs for the things we discover. This is a leisurely 1.5 mile walk. Event is free. Parking pass is required for every vehicle. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 11 AM - 12 PM from Aug 10, 2019 until Nov 9, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Second Saturday Guided Hikes Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods with the Park Naturalist. Please register prior to arriving. Each month we will hike a different trail at Smithgall Woods State Park. Please bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and water. All ages welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 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.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot to go on a guided tour of Part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top before it was a park and search for our hidden gems in our iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Hike canceled in the event of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy watching the moon rise above the gorge from the suspension bridge and learn some interesting tidbits about the moon. This hike will go down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge where we will hang out as the moon comes into view. No pets allowed. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 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.
Toddler Ranger
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This program is designed for toddlers to explore nature with a Ranger. We use hands on experiences, play, nature walks, and other interactives to facilitate learning and exploration. Bring a snack for snack time. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Overlook Hike
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger led hike to the lower Overlook. As you stroll along the banks of Antioch Lake, we will share this area's unique history, flora and fauna. Once we arrive at the Overlook, the Ranger will discuss the unique Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant. The trail is considered easy. Please meet in the Visitor information parking lot. Per Vehicle $5 parking. 706-802-5087.
Four-legged Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
This day will be geared towards visitors with pets. Bring your fur-baby and make a mold of your pet's paw, then enjoy a ranger-led, moderate 1.5-mile hike along the rim of the gorge and onto the back-county trail. All pets must be kept on a leash and must be attended by their human at all times. Space is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Distracted with Rangers
Friday, Aug 23, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for iNaturalist. We are using iNaturalist to do a bioblitz project. Meet us at the Iron Hill trail head; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 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.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
On May 29th, at 1:30 pm, Participants will learn the basics of fishing at Lake Brantley. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment (rods and reels), or the park can loan tackle. Bait, hooks, floats will be supplied. $5.00 per participant, all ages welcome. Ages under 16 don't need fishing licenses. Meet at the visitor center. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Ultraviolet Night Hike
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ever wonder what it's like to see in ultraviolet light? Come experience our wooded trails via blacklight and learn all about night florescence from our Park Naturalist. Meet at the entrance to Beaver Trail, next to the canoes at the lake. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Parks After Dark 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 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.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Silent Signing Stroll
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Learn and practice American Sign Language with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we use ASL signs for the things we discover. This is a leisurely 1.5 mile walk. Event is free. Parking pass is required for every vehicle. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Junior Ranger Day Camp
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 8:30 AM to 5 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Hikes, crafts, games and environmental programs are included in this day camp for children ages 5-15. Participants will work toward earning their new site specific Jr. Ranger badge. Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Space is limited, please register in advance. Activities change monthly. $30 per child. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 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.
Trail Hike
Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Join us for a Ranger led Hike along one of our lake side trails. As you Stroll along the banks of Lake Antioch, we will share the area's unique history, flora and fauna. Depending on the group we will hike between 2 -5 miles. Meet at the Visitors Information Center at 8:30 AM. $5 parking. 706-802-5087.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Toddler Ranger
Monday, Sep 9, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This program is designed for toddlers to explore nature with a Ranger. We use hands on experiences, play, nature walks, and other interactives to facilitate learning and exploration. Bring a snack for snack time. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Moonlight Mountain Hike
Friday, Sep 13, 2019 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.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Bark in the Park
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Providence Canyon Outdoor Recreation Area - Lumpkin, GA
Join us in a day for the dogs. From small to large dogs, we invite them all to the park to participate in bark ranger training, a guided hike, and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
Field Journal Journeys: Orienteering
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come learn how to use a compass to orienteering! This program is recommended for 10 to adult. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Second Saturday Guided Hikes
2nd Saturday of Month 11 AM - 12 PM from Sep 14, 2019 until Nov 9, 2019 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Second Saturday Guided Hikes Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods with the Park Naturalist. Please register prior to arriving. Each month we will hike a different trail at Smithgall Woods State Park. Please bring appropriate clothing, shoes, and water. All ages welcome. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike
Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 8:30 PM to 10 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Enjoy watching the moon rise above the gorge from the suspension bridge and learn some interesting tidbits about the moon. This hike will go down 310 stairs to the suspension bridge where we will hang out as the moon comes into view. No pets allowed. Space is limited please call to make a reservation. The hike may be cancelled due to weather. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 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.
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