Events starting 11/29/2019


Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays 6 PM - 10 PM until Dec 20, 2019 
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Thanksgiving through Christmas, tour our 10-acre event field (located behind the office) and office area which has been beautifully decorated with Christmas light displays by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. Free treats will be available and holiday themed movies will be shown nightly. $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Nature Sketching
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Find a nice spot, grab some paper and enjoy the beauty of Etowah Indian Mounds $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Turkey Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 6 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original adult and family friendly bingo lakeside to win fun prizes and learn about these fabulous birds. Meet at the uncovered tables next to the Fishing Dock on Lake Deleanor. Bring a flashlight or lantern. We will have a campfire and marshmallows. RAIN PLAN NOV !5- MEET AT GROUP SHELTER BELOW THE DAM $3 correct change $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Opt Outside: Colonial Toys and Games
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Choose to spend your Black Friday outside with us playing with toys and games popular in the 1700s. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.
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Friday at the Forge: Blacksmithing Progam
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Visit our blacksmith's shop to learn about their tools and techniques. Our park rangers will be demonstrating how iron is heated and formed. We will also demonstrate how musket balls were cast. This program is included with fort admission. 912-727-2339.
Nighttime Fort Tour
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Come experience the beauty and tranquility of Fort McAllister at night on this ranger guided tour of the fort and plantation house, as we recount history and tell stories of Georgia's last battle of the Civil War. $9. 912-727-2339.
7 Mile Black Friday Hike
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Ditch the mall and join us for some fresh air and exercise this Black Friday! We will meet at the Area B Boat Ramp, and begin our hike promptly at 10 am. We will complete the 7 mile Yellow Loop Trail. Suitable for ages 12 and older. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
2 Mile Black Friday Hike
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Skip the madness and opt outside! We will meet at the Fishing Area for a guided 2 mile hike along the Orange and Yellow Trail. Appropriate for ages 8 and older. Dogs welcome, on a leash. $5 parking pass required. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Thanksgiving Hike
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy the changing leaves, and learn some of our native trees. Join the Naturalist on this Guided hike on a 2 mile moderate to strenuous trail. Discover how much fun learning our native trees can be. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post as we will caravan to the location. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Thanksgiving Paddle
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come out and enjoy a guided afternoon tour of Lake Rutledge on a kayak/canoe. Unwind while hearing about the history of Hard Labor Creek and paddling to the sounds of nature. Meet at the kayak rack (beach area). Bring water and sunscreen. Space is limited, preregister in advance. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Black Friday Opt Outside Obstacle Course
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 9 AM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come to the park office between 9 am and 4 pm and ask for the directions for the obstacle course. This is full of fun, easy activities to get you moving around the park to burn up all those turkey calories. Participants choose which activities to complete, so course can be adjusted to a range of skills and abilities. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Hay Rides and S'Mores
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Meet at the campground picnic shelter to join us on some fun hay rides through the park. Great family fun can also be had after the ride making s'mores around our campfire. Hayrides limited to 12 riders. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Opt Outside Nature Hike
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Don’t get stuck waiting lines for the last item to be sold out, and Opt Outside for Black Friday instead. Come enjoy a leisurely stroll in the woods and learn about the native flora and fauna from our park naturalist. The hike is an easy one mile loop and shows the beauty of fall along Magnolia Lake. Meet at the dock. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Hayrides
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Take an old fashion hayride through the park. $3 - $10 $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Black Friday Hike
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us this Black Friday for an awesome hike! We will meet at the park office, and from there continue on a 3 mile hike! Opt Outside is a national campaign we are participating in to get people outdoors rather than in shopping malls! $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 to Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 - 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Bring your four-legged companion and join a Park Ranger on a very scenic and historic hike. Dogs must be leashed at all times. We’ll explore areas of whitewater rapids (up to class IV) and tour the inside of the ruins of the Civil War era New Manchester mill, as seen in the film " Hunger Games:Mockingjay". Dog lovers without dogs are welcomed. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill Hike
Friday, Nov 29, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, seen in the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" film and others, is situated alongside alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total). $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.