Smithgall Woods State Park


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Second Saturday Guided Hike: Laurel Ridge Trail
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy a guided hike of the Laurel Ridge Trail with the naturalist. The Laurel Ridge Trail is an approximately 1.6-mile moderate hike featuring ridgeline views, mountain coves, and high elevation species like chestnut oaks and blackjack oaks. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
So You Want to Be a Falconer?
Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join master falconer and wildlife educator Buster Brown as he introduces you to his flock. This will be an hour-long presentation covering the steps on how to become a falconer, the necessary equipment and training needed for falconry, and how to acquire a falconry bird. There will be some falconry birds present. Come meet our feathered friends! $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Christmas in the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Feeling festive? Join us at Smithgall Woods for a holiday get together in our primitive cabin. We will warm ourselves by the fire while enjoying hot chocolate and hot cider. Make a Christmas ornament for your loved one or enjoy time with family. We ho-ho-hope to see you there! $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

First Day Hike: Duke's Creek Falls Hike
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This hike will begin at the Visitor’s Center, and we will make a pit stop approximately 1.3 miles away at our primitive cabin. You can warm yourself against the cold chill with a cup of hot cocoa by the fire. If you are still feeling adventurous, then you can continue 1.2 miles (one way) to Duke’s Creek Falls. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.