Nature/Wildlife Events


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 program requires pre-registration, and space is limited to 10 people. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids.This walking tour requires a moderate, one mile hike (total) down to the mill and back. Pre-registration is required. Space will be limited to 9 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Piedmont Forest Hike-National Trails Day
Thursday, Jun 4, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike will take us through our beautiful Piedmont forest where we will identify trees, flowers, animals, reptiles, and birds on our way to tour the inside of the Civil War era New Manchester Mill. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, June 5, 2020

New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day
Friday, Jun 5, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids.This walking tour requires a moderate, one mile hike (total) down to the mill and back. Pre-registration is required. Space will be limited to 9 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

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.
Nature Journaling for National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Enjoy a ranger guided nature journaling walk to celebrate National Trails Day at Fort King George! Pre-registration is required for this program. Space is limited to help ensure social distancing. Participants will get to keep their very own journal. $5 - $8. 912-437-4770.
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Two Miles Hike on the Blue Trail - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an exclusive, Ranger led, hike along meandering creeks on a moderate path. Bring a camera to record the scenery. This hike is suitable for ages 8 and older. Meet at the mountain bike trails parking lot. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Two Miles Hike on the Blue Trail - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an exclusive, Ranger led, hike along meandering creeks on a moderate path. Bring a camera to record the scenery. This hike is suitable for ages 8 and older. Meet at the mountain bike trails parking lot. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Two Miles Hike on the Blue Trail - National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 4 PM to 6 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Take an exclusive, Ranger led, hike along meandering creeks on a moderate path. Bring a camera to record the scenery. This hike is suitable for ages 8 and older. Meet at the mountain bike trails parking lot. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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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.
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
This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. Hike all three trails on the park in one trek with a ranger. 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.
New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids.This walking tour requires a moderate, one mile hike (total) down to the mill and back. Pre-registration is required. Space will be limited to 9 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Piedmont Forest Hike-National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike will take us through our beautiful Piedmont forest where we will identify trees, flowers, animals, reptiles, and birds on our way to tour the inside of the Civil War era New Manchester Mill. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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. The hike will start at the Museum and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail.This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Jun 7, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day
Sunday, Jun 7, 2020 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids.This walking tour requires a moderate, one mile hike (total) down to the mill and back. Pre-registration is required. Space will be limited to 9 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Piedmont Forest Hike-National Trails Day
Sunday, Jun 7, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike will take us through our beautiful Piedmont forest where we will identify trees, flowers, animals, reptiles, and birds on our way to tour the inside of the Civil War era New Manchester Mill. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

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 program requires pre-registration, and space is limited to 10 people. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids.This walking tour requires a moderate, one mile hike (total) down to the mill and back. Pre-registration is required. Space will be limited to 9 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Piedmont Forest Hike-National Trails Day
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike will take us through our beautiful Piedmont forest where we will identify trees, flowers, animals, reptiles, and birds on our way to tour the inside of the Civil War era New Manchester Mill. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Guided Mountain Hike
Friday, Jun 12, 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.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Meet the Snakes and Snake Craft Kit
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Snakes are one of the most misunderstood animals in nature. Which are venomous and which are not? Why do snakes do what they do? What do they feel like? You will learn this and more as we introduce you to the park's king snake and corn snake, then create a snake craft of your own. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids.This walking tour requires a moderate, one mile hike (total) down to the mill and back. Pre-registration is required. Space will be limited to 9 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Piedmont Forest Hike-National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike will take us through our beautiful Piedmont forest where we will identify trees, flowers, animals, reptiles, and birds on our way to tour the inside of the Civil War era New Manchester Mill. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

New Manchester Mill History Hike-National Trails Day
Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester Mill alongside the lovely rapids.This walking tour requires a moderate, one mile hike (total) down to the mill and back. Pre-registration is required. Space will be limited to 9 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Piedmont Forest Hike-National Trails Day
Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This ranger-led hike will take us through our beautiful Piedmont forest where we will identify trees, flowers, animals, reptiles, and birds on our way to tour the inside of the Civil War era New Manchester Mill. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Monday, June 15, 2020

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 program requires pre-registration, and space is limited to 10 people. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Jun 20, 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.
Teddy Bear Picnic; Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a snack and a stuffie to walk the paved Lakeside Trail and find all the hidden teddy bears! Rangers will kick-off the event at 10 AM with a story and Animal Ambassadors at the Visitor Center's back porch. Inclement weather may cancel this event. All vehicles must display a Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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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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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Monday, June 22, 2020

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 program requires pre-registration, and space is limited to 10 people. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Naturalist Hike at Vaughter's Farm
Friday, Jun 26, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
*Preregistration is required for this event, as it is limited to only 8 participants. Join our Naturalist for a guided hike along the Meadow Loop at Vaughter's Farm. Learn about some of the area's rich history and about the native species that call this old farm meadow home. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Butterfly Garden Maintenance
Friday, Jun 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Volunteers will help with the maintenance of our pollination garden by weeding, trimming back bushes, and spreading mulch. Bring work gloves and gardening tools. $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
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Saturday, June 27, 2020

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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Tortoise Tales
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 2 PM to 2:45 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Pre-registration required due to social distancing. Come meet Mercedes our resident Gopher Tortoise. Gopher Tortoises play an important role in our native ecosystem and are Georgia's official state reptile. You're welcome to bring leafy greens or fruit to donate and watch them eat it while you learn about what makes Gopher Tortoises so special. $1 donation appreciated $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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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.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Jun 28, 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.

Monday, June 29, 2020

International Mud Day
Monday, Jun 29, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register. Want to connect with the Earth? Come celebrate International Mud Day at Red Top Mountain State Park. We are going to be playing in mud, making art, looking for "buried treasures," spotting animal tracks, and more! Dress to get muddy! Inclement weather may cancel event. $1 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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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 program requires pre-registration, and space is limited to 10 people. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

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.

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 program requires pre-registration, and space is limited to 10 people. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, July 13, 2020

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 program requires pre-registration, and space is limited to 10 people. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

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.
D.I.R.T. Fest!
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Digging Into Relatable Terra (D.I.R.T.) Fest is a festival to experience and explore the uses and importance of the dirt and soil around us! This event takes place at Red Top's Visitor Center. Activities will include: vermiculture, mud masks, clay pottery, mud painting, mineral mining, sand art, chalk drawings, and more! Dress to get muddy! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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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 program requires pre-registration, and space is limited to 10 people. $250 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

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

Girl Scouts Love State Parks
Monday, Aug 3, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Camping and Exploration TBD plus $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Hofwyl Plantation Junior Ranger Saturday
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Walk the Hofwyl-Broadfield activity trail and tour the plantation house with a ranger. Learn about some little known aspects of the plantation while completing sections of the Junior Ranger book. $5 to $8. 912-264-7333.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Saturday, September 5, 2020

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 12, 2020

Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 8 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Kayak Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Get Outdoors in June 2020. Kayak Twilight Paddle – Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in the peaceful, ranger-led kayak trip along the Tugaloo peninsula on Lake Hartwell $15 per person, advance registration required $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
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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.
Your State Parks Day - National Public Lands Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Show how much you care about your local Georgia State Park with your volunteer support for this event with the Friends of Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site. Individuals, families, or civic groups are welcome. We will complete various park improvement projects. 770-443-7850.
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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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Fun With Fungi
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 to Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Fun with Fungi is an introduction to mushrooms found here in the Southeastern mountains, with special speaker Fred Bradley - Cherokee $5.50 - $7 706-624-1321.
Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike up Panola Mountain to enjoy the sunset over Atlanta. The moonlight will guide us down to a lakeside campfire, where we'll enjoy s'mores! Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

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.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Animal Tracks Program
Saturday, Oct 10, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
The objective of this program is to introduce the visitor to common animals found in the area. The visitor will learn what different animals look like, identify different animal tracks, identify animal scat, and see what owls eat. The visitor will understand how fragile the animal ecosystem can be. $5.50 - $7 $5 parking. 706-624-1321.
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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.

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.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 4:45 PM to 6:45 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.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 5:45 PM to 9:30 PM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join the Flint River Astronomy Club to get close and personal with the night sky. FRAC members will come and set up their telescopes. This event will take place in our pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Accessible DIRT Event 
ASL Signing Stroll
Saturday, Nov 21, 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, November 27, 2020

#OptOutside Stuffed Shuffle
Friday, Nov 27, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Do you want to work off some of that turkey weight while avoiding the malls on Black Friday? Join us as we opt outdoors on this guided mountain hike. This hike is moderately strenuous, but there is no better way to take in the last of the fall colors. Must call to register in advance, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 4:45 PM to 6:45 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.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

ASL Signing Stroll
Saturday, Dec 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.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Moonlight Mountain Hike
Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 4:45 PM to 6:45 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.