Smithgall Woods State Park

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fall Hayride
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods for a hayride through the park, observe the changing fall leaves, our buzzing apiary, and beautiful Duke's Creek. This relaxing three mile ride will give you a scenic view of the park and the ability to enjoy a crisp fall breeze. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Protecting our Precious Plants: Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come celebrate our state parks by giving back. This will be a volunteer work day in celebration of Your State Parks Day. We are very proud to be a safeguarding site for Torreyas and American Chestnuts. We will spend the day weeding and picking invasives that are encroaching on these precious plants. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fall Hayride
Saturday, Oct 7, 2017 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods for a hayride through the park, observe the changing fall leaves, our buzzing apiary, and beautiful Duke's Creek. This relaxing three mile ride will give you a scenic view of the park and the ability to enjoy a crisp fall breeze. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Second Saturday Guided Hikes
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 9 AM to 11 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods on the Martin's Mine Trail. Guided hikes will be offered every second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Throughout the year, hikes will rotate through the various trails located throughout Smithgall. This 1 mile hike will cover gold mining and view an abandoned mine. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Going Batty
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn about these most misunderstood creatures. We'll talk about the bats of Georgia from a bat researcher during a short presentation, followed by a night hike to spot them. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Spooky, Scaly, Spectacular
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn about some creepy crawlies right before Halloween. Snakes, spiders, and roaches get a bad rap but meet these critters in person and see their spectacular personalities. We will learn about their cool abilities and awesome adaptations. There will be time to touch and take pictures at the conclusion of the program. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Owl-O-Ween
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 11 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Do you give a hoot about Birds of Prey? Join raptor and wildlife educator Beth Thomson as she introduces you to her flock. This will be an hour long presentation and encounter with birds of prey. Come meet our feathered friends just in time for Halloween! 30 spots available. $10 adult/$5 children $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Fall Hayride
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall Woods for a hayride through the park, observe the changing fall leaves, our buzzing apiary, and beautiful Duke's Creek. This relaxing three mile ride will give you a scenic view of the park and the ability to enjoy a crisp fall breeze. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Learn that Leaf
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 1 PM to 2 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Which leaf color is your favorite? Do you know which tree it comes from? Join the interpretive ranger to learn some basic tree identification and find out which leaves make up the fall colors. Find a favorite? Make a leaf print to bring home as a souvenir. This will be a short presentation followed by a hike. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Native American Mini-Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Nov 20, 2017 until Nov 21, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn about Native American life, just in time for Thanksgiving. This mini-camp will feature crafts, games, informative sessions, and even archery. Kids will be dropped off at the Visitor's Center. Bring a snack and something to drink. For kids aged 8 -12. Reservations are required. $30 per child. 706-878-4736.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Native American Mini-Camp
9 AM - 12 PM from Nov 21, 2017 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn about Native American life, just in time for Thanksgiving. This mini-camp will feature crafts, games, informative sessions, and even archery. Kids will be dropped off at the Visitor's Center. Bring a snack and something to drink. For kids aged 8 -12. Reservations are required. $30 per child. 706-878-4736.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring Into the Stream
9 AM - 12 PM from Apr 2, 2018 until Apr 4, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Spring into the stream with this fun, 3-day mini-camp. Participants will learn about water's properties, different aquatic ecosystems, and the animals who inhabit aquatic environments. $45. 706-878-3087.
Soak It In 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Spring Into the Stream
9 AM - 12 PM from Apr 3, 2018 until Apr 4, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Spring into the stream with this fun, 3-day mini-camp. Participants will learn about water's properties, different aquatic ecosystems, and the animals who inhabit aquatic environments. $45. 706-878-3087.
Soak It In 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spring Into the Stream
9 AM - 12 PM from Apr 4, 2018 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Spring into the stream with this fun, 3-day mini-camp. Participants will learn about water's properties, different aquatic ecosystems, and the animals who inhabit aquatic environments. $45. 706-878-3087.
Soak It In