Hiking Events


Saturday, May 2, 2020

Flower Hike on National Fitness Day
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Get fit while hiking past waterfalls and thousands of mountain laurel blooms. This will be a moderate 4.2 mile out-and-back hike on the Pine Mountain Trail to Cascade Falls. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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.
Trail Cleanup
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a morning hike while helping us clean up the trails. Become a volunteer litter and trash have no place on the trails at Magnolia Springs bring a trash bag as you help us clean the trails on this hike. free with park pass $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Blooming Hike
Saturday, May 2, 2020 4 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come join us on the trail as we look for springs bounty. What flowers are blooming on the forest floor or in the trees? Red, yellow, purple and pink can be seen blooming along the trail. Park Naturalist will help you identify some of these spring beauties. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Tails on the Trails
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Get outdoors with your four legged friend, on a guided 1 mile hike down the Victoria's Path. Bring water and don't forget the leash. Meet at the park office. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

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

Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Thursday, May 7, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Women's Backpacking Trip
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10 AM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Join Park Volunteer & AT Thru Hiker Hope Cochran and Park Ranger Jessica James-Weems for an overnight backpacking trip. This will be a strenuous 7.5 mile hike. A packing list will be given once registered for the event. Please register by May 5, 2020. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Bark in the Park
Saturday, May 9, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Dogs are an important part of the family and we have set aside a day for your four legged family members. We have pet crafts, hikes with your dog and even tricks and treats. It's sure to be a barking fun day. 1:00 PM- Craft a bandanna for your pet 2:00 PM- Dog hike along the Woodpecker Trail 3:30 PM- Tricks and Treats $3 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Camp Lawton Lantern Tour
Saturday, May 9, 2020 8 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 adults $5 kids under 10 Pre-registration required plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Mother's Day Hike
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Enjoy a nice stroll with your mamma this Mother's Day Weekend! We are offering a free hike to all mom's and children 3 and under. For everyone else, the hike is $2 per person. We will be hiking 2.5 miles on the Cliatt-Creek Trail. Meet at the park office. A parking pass is required for every vehicle that enters the park. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Track Trek
Sunday, May 10, 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. $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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Friday, May 15, 2020

Boomer Mini Day Camp
Friday, May 15, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a half day adult mini camp adventure geared towards adults ages over 55 who missed out on summer camp as a kid or want to relive it. Fun, hands-on, active, outdoor discoveries including making walking-sticks, woodland walk, map & compass and Bingo. Bring picnic lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided. Must pre-register. $30 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Glow in the Dark Night Hike
Friday, May 15, 2020 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ever hiked a nature trail in the dark? Do you like things that glow in the dark? Enjoy this Ranger led hike in the dark and search for creatures that glow in the dark. Each person participating will receive a glow in the dark item to take with them. During the hike, you may even hear the hoot of an owl or the snort of a deer. $5 per person $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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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.
Track Trek
Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
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. $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
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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.
Butterfly Hike
Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Start your day off right with spring in the air and the wildflowers blooming, and butterflies flying. Our forest is home to many butterfly-attracting varieties of plants. This short hike will get you close to the butterflies for some great photo opportunities. Bring your camera! $2 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.

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.
Piedmont Forest Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees and flowers and discuss the animals, reptiles, and birds along the way to a tour of the inside of the New Manchester mill alongside the magnificent rapids of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sunset Hike
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10 PM to 11 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Come hike to the power house ruins after dark, see the woods come alive as the sun goes down! Meet the park office, wear closed toe shoes and don't forget you water bottle. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sunrise Ranger Walk
Sunday, May 24, 2020 6:15 AM to 7:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Chat with a ranger and walk the ½ mile in (1 mile total) to Buzzard’s Roost. Watch the sun rise and learn more about park. Pre-register & pre-pay or pay correct cash at check-in. Coffee provided at the end. Stone amphitheater next to Park Office. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
New Manchester History Hike
Sunday, May 24, 2020 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Capturing the Beauty of Sweetwater
Thursday, May 28, 2020 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This mile long, moderate hike will take us down to the scenic highlights of the park where we will leisurely sketch and/or photograph the ruins of the New Manchester mill, the beauty of Sweetwater Creek, and the rapids. On part of this program we will be going inside the New Manchester ruins. Please bring your sketchpad and camera. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Forest Writing and Sketching
Friday, May 29, 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.
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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Piedmont Forest Hike
Saturday, May 30, 2020 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join a park ranger for a hike through our beautiful Piedmont forest as we identify the trees and flowers and discuss the animals, reptiles, and birds along the way to a tour of the inside of the New Manchester mill alongside the magnificent rapids of Sweetwater Creek. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
New Manchester History Hike
Saturday, May 30, 2020 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

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.
New Manchester History Hike
Sunday, May 31, 2020 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This one mile (total) easy to moderate hike will lead us to the five story ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester textile mill (seen in "Hunger Games:Mockingjay"). This hike will include going inside the ruins and seeing the lovely rapids providing great photo opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 1, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, this is an eight-week long course that will cover a variety of subjects such as dendrology, herpetology, ichthyology, and ornithology. The program is a combination of classroom lectures and outside hands-on learning. This course will conclude with a certification as a GA Master Naturalist. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 8 AM to 12 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 in this three day camp. 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.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020 8 AM to 12 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 in this three day camp. 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.

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.
Junior Ranger Camp
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 8 AM to 12 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 in this three day camp. 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.
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. This walk will take us down and up 620 stairs, you will want to bring water and snacks with you. No registration is necessary, but you should call the day of to make sure it has not been cancelled as it is weather dependent. No pets allowed. $5 plus $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
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Guided Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Join us at the Museum for a guided hike celebrating National Trails Day. You will be guided through the woods to the God's Acre Cemetery, about one mile total. Along the way you'll see evidence of wildlife, identify native trees, identify birds, see an old roadbed, freshwater springs and learn other tidbits of Vann family history. $3. 706-695-2598.
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Dog Creek Hike - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
We will be hiking the Dog Creek Outer Loop which is approximately 2 miles and offers gorgeous views of both Lake Lanier and Dog Creek. Register in advance by calling the park visitor center. $2 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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.
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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.
National Trails Day: Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a 2 mile out and back guided hike along the Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail. This hike will lead you through several layers of history in White County, as well as the natural history of the Chattahoochee River. Meet in the Visitor Center. $5-$12. 706-878-1077.
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Rice Fields History Walk
Saturday, Jun 6, 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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Plantation History Trail: National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 1 PM to 5 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a walk back in time on our half-mile history trail and explore the cotton plantation's 25 original buildings and 125 year history. This is part of American Hiking Society's National Trails Day. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Trillium Trail Hike: National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at Lake Yohola parking lot to explore the Trillium Trail which is 1.25 mile long. We will discuss the flora and fauna found along the trail on this ranger led hike. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring bottle water. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Join us on a 1.3 mile guided hike to celebrate National Trails Day at our park. Dress for the weather and bring water and bug spray. Meet at Visitor Center to join in on the fun. $5 parking. 912-297-4900.
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National Trail Day Hike to Hemlock Falls
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 8 AM to 10 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
The hike is a little over 2 miles and follows a scenic mountain stream and several small waterfalls. Meet and park at Hemlock Falls Trail head, all ages welcome. 706-947-3194.
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Hiking Safety Program
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The park staff will present a Hiking Safety Program. Visitors will learn basic survival skills. The program will introduce the visitor to different skills including how to build a shelter, fire-starting, and more. The program will include a hike on a nature trail. Come and join the fun and learn a new skill that you can enjoy with your family. $5.50 - $7 $5 parking. 706-624-1321.
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National Trails Day - Panola Mountain Guided Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 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.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 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.
National Trails Day Hike - Dirt Paths Through History
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Walk through fields of history and forests of natural wonder on a guided tour by a ranger. Hike will be moderate, and distance is flexible per participant. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
White Blaze Trail Hike-National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Come celebrate the national trail system here at Providence Canyon! Join us on a 3-mile ranger led hike into and around the canyons, while learning about the history, ecosystem, and geology of the canyons. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
SOLD OUT-Birding Basics; National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from Eventbrite or call to register; must register to join. Spaces are full. Birding Basics: join a Ranger for a woodland walk along Whitetail Trail as we learn about native birds, their calls, feather ID, and best ways to help feathered friends! Bring your binoculars. It will be a moderate hike on uneven terrain for one mile. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
National Trails Day: Guided Hike to Duke's Creek Falls
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come celebrate National Trails Day with a guided hike! This hike will begin at the Visitor’s Center and we will walk approximately 1.3 miles toward the Smithgall Cottages in order to access the trailhead. Once at the trailhead, we will walk a 2-mile trail that winds along thickets of rhododendron and mountain laurel to Dukes Creek Falls. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Jones Island Trio Trek - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Hike all three trails on the park in one trek with a ranger. The Trembling Earth Nature Trail, Fitness Trail and Upland Pine Trail create a circuit around Jones Island, the location of the park. We will look for wildlife like deer, owls and turkey and talk about the unique characteristics of the different environments within the Okefenokee. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Volunteer on National Trails Day and help maintain the hiking trails at your favorite park. Bring your gloves and water bottles to the park office to get started. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Vogel State Park National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us for an even that is celebrated nationwide! Our park staff will guide you on a family friendly hike. Please bring water, food, and wear sturdy shoes. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Learn the amazing history of Watson Mill Bridge as we hike to the bridge and then to the power house ruins. Be sure to bring water and wear closed toe shoes. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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National Trails Day - Hike to Battery Wymberly
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Bring your hiking shoes and join us for a hike on our extended trails out to Battery Wymberly. A costumed interpretive guide will tell the story of Wormsloe along the way to one of Georgia’s best preserved Civil War earthworks. The hike will start at the Museum and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 8, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, this is an eight-week long course that will cover a variety of subjects such as dendrology, herpetology, ichthyology, and ornithology. The program is a combination of classroom lectures and outside hands-on learning. This course will conclude with a certification as a GA Master Naturalist. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 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 6th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Girls Adventure Camp
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Girls ages 10-14 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Camp includes coastal kayaking, fishing, hiking, archery, environmental education and more. Space is limited to 10, reservations required. $115 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 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 6th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Girls Adventure Camp
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Girls ages 10-14 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Camp includes coastal kayaking, fishing, hiking, archery, environmental education and more. Space is limited to 10, reservations required. $115 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 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 6th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Friday, June 12, 2020

Girls Adventure Camp
Friday, Jun 12, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Girls ages 10-14 come out and enjoy 3 days of outdoor adventure. Camp includes coastal kayaking, fishing, hiking, archery, environmental education and more. Space is limited to 10, reservations required. $115 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Take a Walk on the Wildside
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Cindi Quay will be leading an herbal medicine program at the park. This program will teach the medicinal properties of certain plans and will help you make an herbal medicine bag. You will take a Walkabout to identify certain medicinal plants, then you will spend time with a refreshing cup of herbal tea as you rest and eat your lunch. $5.50 - $7 $5 parking. 706-624-1321.
Summer Swamp Birds: Get Outdoors
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 8 AM to 9 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger on the Trembling Earth Nature Trail for this early hike. Look for some of the more common birds found in the Okefenokee during summer. Carolina Wrens, Cardinals, Great Egrets, Barred Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers and Swallow-tailed Kites could all make an appearance along this trail. Don't forget your binoculars. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 15, 2020 until Jun 18, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 15, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, this is an eight-week long course that will cover a variety of subjects such as dendrology, herpetology, ichthyology, and ornithology. The program is a combination of classroom lectures and outside hands-on learning. This course will conclude with a certification as a GA Master Naturalist. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 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 6th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 16, 2020 until Jun 18, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 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 6th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 17, 2020 until Jun 18, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Jr. Ranger Camp Roosevelt
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020 10 AM to 2 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.
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 6 - 9)
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 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 6th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 1
9 AM - 3 PM from Jun 18, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Bark Basket Crafting
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Containers played an important role in the lives of traditional cultures around the globe. Join artist Andrew Lee to acquire the skills and materials necessary to create and take home your own folded bark basket with natural vine handle. Love basket weaving? Try this basket folding class. Age 18+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.
Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Jun 20, 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.
National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Tails on the Trails – Enjoy a midmorning hike with your four-legged friend and learn more about what makes Tugaloo’s “Land of Spirits” such a unique place. $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
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Monday, June 22, 2020

Outdoor Adventure Camp
Monday, Jun 22, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
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.
Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 22, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, this is an eight-week long course that will cover a variety of subjects such as dendrology, herpetology, ichthyology, and ornithology. The program is a combination of classroom lectures and outside hands-on learning. This course will conclude with a certification as a GA Master Naturalist. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Outdoor Adventure Camp
Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Outdoor Adventure Camp
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
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.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Outdoor Adventure Camp
Thursday, Jun 25, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
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.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jun 26, 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.
Outdoor Adventure Camp
Friday, Jun 26, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
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.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Marchin' in the Mud
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Observe National Mud day with us as we hold a series of programs that truly encompasses everything muddy. Enjoy feeding the animals at 9 AM, pond study at 10 AM, and finally a hike on our West River Swamp trail 11 AM. $1- $3 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
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Get Outdoors: Trails and Paddles
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 8 AM to 5 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Explore one of the three beautiful trails found at the park. Pick up a questionnaire at the park office for the trail of your choice. Once you've hiked and completed the questionnaire receive a discount on a canoe, kayak or paddle board rental that day. Last boat rental is 3:30 pm daily. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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ASL Signing Stroll
Saturday, Jun 27, 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.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 29, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, this is an eight-week long course that will cover a variety of subjects such as dendrology, herpetology, ichthyology, and ornithology. The program is a combination of classroom lectures and outside hands-on learning. This course will conclude with a certification as a GA Master Naturalist. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Jul 3, 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.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Fourth of July
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Fourth of July is a great time to visit Fort Mountain. With our beach, boat rentals, mini-golf, hiking, biking and horse trails there is something for everyone. Paid activities require registration* 6pm Cornhole Tournament 7pm Craft $3 8pm Tower Tour and Sunset at the West Overlook $3 $0-$3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
4th of July Fireworks Hike
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 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.
Ridge Loop Trail Hike
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Learn more about the history of the park as we hike 0.75 on the beautiful ridge loop trial. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring water to drink. Leashed pets welcomed. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Sunday, July 5, 2020

ASL Signing Stroll
Sunday, Jul 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.
Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Jul 5, 2020 9:30 PM to 11 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. This walk will take us down and up 620 stairs, you will want to bring water and snacks with you. No registration is necessary, but you should call the day of to make sure it has not been cancelled as it is weather dependent. No pets allowed. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Jul 5, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 6, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, this is an eight-week long course that will cover a variety of subjects such as dendrology, herpetology, ichthyology, and ornithology. The program is a combination of classroom lectures and outside hands-on learning. This course will conclude with a certification as a GA Master Naturalist. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 7 - July 9 (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 May 4th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Homeschool Day: Birding, hiking, and dendrochronology
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Local birder Josh Spence and Ga Forestry Ranger Blake Lovell will be hosting the hikes, including an activity about dendrochronology, or the science of gauging the age of a tree by counting its internal rings. Call to pre-register for this ridiculously cool event. Bring your own binoculars for the optimal birding experience! $5.50 706-695-2598.
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Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 7 - July 9 (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 May 4th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Junior Ranger Day Camp (Ages 10 - 12)
Thursday, Jul 9, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
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 7 - July 9 (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 May 4th. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Monday, July 13, 2020

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 13, 2020 until Jul 16, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 13, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, this is an eight-week long course that will cover a variety of subjects such as dendrology, herpetology, ichthyology, and ornithology. The program is a combination of classroom lectures and outside hands-on learning. This course will conclude with a certification as a GA Master Naturalist. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 14, 2020 until Jul 16, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 15, 2020 until Jul 16, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Jr. Ranger Camp- Week 2
9 AM - 3 PM from Jul 16, 2020 
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab your friends and join the park ranger for crafts, exploring, conservation, paddling, and much more. Children ages 7-12 yr old are welcome to join in the fun. Call the park office for more information and registration. $75 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Rice Fields History Walk
Saturday, Jul 18, 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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Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 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.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Georgia Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 20, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Georgia Master Naturalist In cooperation with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry, this is an eight-week long course that will cover a variety of subjects such as dendrology, herpetology, ichthyology, and ornithology. The program is a combination of classroom lectures and outside hands-on learning. This course will conclude with a certification as a GA Master Naturalist. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Pick up the clues in the Visitor Center. Find the treasure chests and use the letters found in each chest to solve the riddle. Bring the answer back to the Visitor Center for a prize. No registration required. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Your State Parks Day
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us by lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be working on our flower garden, trails, and cleaning around the pond to make General Coffee State Park beautiful and pristine! 912-384-7082.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 7:45 PM to 9:45 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.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

ASL Signing Stroll
Sunday, Aug 2, 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.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Full Moon Hike
Monday, Aug 3, 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. This walk will take us down and up 620 stairs, you will want to bring water and snacks with you. No registration is necessary, but you should call the day of to make sure it has not been cancelled as it is weather dependent. No pets allowed. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Monday, Aug 3, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Orienteering: How Not to Get Lost With a Compass
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Check out our new orienteering compass course as you navigate 12 points and explore this historic site. This is an introductory course to help learn the basics of using a compass. Compass provided. Bring your hiking shoes. $5.50 - $7.00 770-975-4151.
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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Don Carter "Rocks"
Sunday, Aug 9, 2020 2 PM to 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
What is Don Carter State Park’s Geology? Come join us at 2pm to find out. Author and Geologist Dr. William Witherspoon will be here to talk about the geology of the area and Lake Lanier. He is co-author of the Roadside Geology of Georgia. At 2pm he will be giving a presentation about the area’s geology. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Aug 15, 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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, Sep 2, 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. This walk will take us down and up 620 stairs, you will want to bring water and snacks with you. No registration is necessary, but you should call the day of to make sure it has not been cancelled as it is weather dependent. No pets allowed. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Saturday, Sep 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.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

ASL Signing Stroll
Sunday, Sep 6, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come learn some basic signs for nature as we stroll along the Rock Outcrop Trail. This is a free program for all ages. Trail is .75 miles and is easy, but not stroller accessible. You do not need to register for this event, just show up. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Tails on the Trails!
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Bring your four legged friends to the park office as we walk 1.5 miles on the beaver creek trail. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes and bring you water bottle. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Your State Parks Day - Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Meet at the Hemlock Falls Trailhead by 9 a.m. to get started. Volunteers will help clean the trail and primitive campsites. Bring water and be prepared to get dirty. 706-947-3194.
Lakeside Trail Cleanup; Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 10 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our Friends volunteer group to help beautify the park! Check in with Friends at the Visitor Center. Volunteers will be working to clean up the Lakeside Trail area. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Stay after the clean-up to enjoy our Harvest at the Homestead event! Inclement weather may cancel this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Trail Clean up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come enjoy your state park while lending a helping hand. Volunteers can come lend a hand in one of our native garden areas or pick up litter and help clean up our trails. Parking fee is waived for volunteers on this day. 706-754-7981.
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Working in The Woods! - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Enjoy a day of volunteering with the staff and the "Friend's of Victoria Bryant State Park" we will be working towards beautifying and managing our forest. Parking is free for all volunteers that day, and a free hot dog lunch, as a "Thank You" for giving back! Meet at park office. 706-245-6270.
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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Full Moon Hike
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 7:45 PM to 9:15 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. This walk will take us down and up 620 stairs, you will want to bring water and snacks with you. No registration is necessary, but you should call the day of to make sure it has not been cancelled as it is weather dependent. No pets allowed. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 2, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup at Red Top
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We are joining the effort for the Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup! Come help clean up the shoreline to enhance our Parks and waterways. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Parking is FREE for volunteers. Please check in at Picnic Shelter 4 at 9 AM. 770-975-0055.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

ASL Signing Stroll
Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Come learn some basic signs for nature as we stroll along the Rock Outcrop Trail. This is a free program for all ages. Trail is .75 miles and is easy, but not stroller accessible. You do not need to register for this event, just show up. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Bark in The Park & Pet Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Enjoy a hike with your furry companion on the Big Creek Nature Trail. Before the hike, your furry friends can enjoy our new dog park located near the office and show off their pet costumes. We will meet across the office from picnic shelter 3 and 4. Dog's must be on a 6' leash and have current vaccination tags. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Becoming an Outdoors Woman
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 1 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Join Providence Canyon State Park in Becoming and Outdoors Woman! Women of all ages will have the chance to learn campfire building, hiking pack essentials, and join our interpretive ranger for a hike into the canyons to learn about erosion. Class will begin at 10am, please pack a lunch and plenty of water. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 16, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Nocturnal Night Hike
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 7:30 PM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Enjoy an evening using your night-time sense and learning about nocturnal animals during the spookiest time of the year. Meet at the Black Rock Lake Trail. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 23, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 30, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at coastal Georgia's most haunted rice plantation. As you walk beneath centuries old Live Oaks, explore the out-buildings on the plantation and a lantern tour of the main house you will hear tales of recent ghostly encounters, plantation folklore and the rich but tragic history of the Low County rice fields. $15. 912-264-7333.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Full Moon Hike
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 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. This walk will take us down and up 620 stairs, you will want to bring water and snacks with you. No registration is necessary, but you should call the day of to make sure it has not been cancelled as it is weather dependent. No pets allowed. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Lookoff Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 9 AM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Take a hike with a park ranger while enjoying the fall season and amazing views from the top of Lookoff Mountain. This is a 3-mile moderate to strenuous hike. Meet at the Black Rock Lake Trail. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
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