Upcoming Events


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Archery
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of shooting compound bows! Beginners and experts alike welcome. No licence required. Suitable for all ages, although children under 6 may need adult assistance. Meet @ Pavilion by Archery Range. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. Valid Park Pass required. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Meet The Reptiles
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Pet a live Snake. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Make and shoot your own Blow Darts
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Make and shoot your own blow darts! Join us at 2:00 pm to learn about blow darts and how they were used in the Southeast, then make and shoot your own. Pre-Registration is required for this program, call 770-387-3747 to reserve your spot. Please make sure you arrive on time so you are able to participate. Suitable for ages 6 and older. $4-$6 plus $2 program fee. 770-387-3747.
American Frontier Days
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Meet a trapper. Talk to a soldier. Throw a tomahawk. See living skills displays like cooking and blacksmithing from local historians Walk through time from the mid 1700s to the late 1800's. Held on the baseball field across from the Liberty Bell Pool on Hwy 354. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Squaring a Log: From Tree to Timber
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Meet an 18th century sawyer hard at work and learn about the tools and skills it takes to shape a log into a usable timber. 912-437-4770.
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Squaring a Log: From Tree to Timber
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Meet an 18th century sawyer hard at work and learn about the tools and skills it takes to shape a log into a usable timber. 912-437-4770.
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Magnolia Trail Hike
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a 3+ mile hike which includes a one mile paved, easy paced walk on our causeway to Savage Island, a 1.3 mile Magnolia Trail loop and 1 mile back to our Visitors Center. Along the way, you will see beautiful scenery along our magical marshes and wooded trail. Don't forget to wear good walking shoes and bring water. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Wilderness Survival
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Survival sometimes depends on knowledge and skills. Learn the skills you might need one day during our Wilderness Survival Series. You will Learn from our resident survivalist who brings knowledge and experience from hiking on the Appalachian Trail. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Sunday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Nov 17, 2019 until Dec 15, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Intro to Tree Climbing
3rd Sunday of Month 3 PM - 4 PM from Nov 17, 2019 until Dec 15, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us "on rope" for an adventure exploring the canopy above. This is an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing, and scramble. Climbs start at 1 PM and 3 PM. Call Nature Center to register. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Nov 17, 2019 until Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
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Photography Hike
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 9 AM to 10 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Bring your camera and meet our Park Naturalist at the Sandpiper Trail for a 9:00 AM Photography Hike. Our Naturalist will provide information about the marsh and good photo opportunities. Enjoy the cool weather and take pictures of the changes you may see taking place on the trail, or just come to meet fellow photographers from the area. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Evening Hike
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Meet us at the Big Ferry Trail head for a naturalist-guided evening hike to the observation tower, where we will check out the gorgeous views of the sunset over the marsh. Feel free to ask our naturalist any questions you may have about the park and listen to nature's sounds as the nocturnal creatures begin to wake up. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
National Take a Hike Day
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Take a guided hike through the captivating scenery of Smithgall Woods on the Chunanee Falls Trail. A shuttle will take the group to the trailhead, and this 0.5-mile hike will feature mountain coves shaded by rhododendron and a beautiful 30 foot waterfall at the end. We will stop at the falls for a short break and picture opportunity. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Backcountry Geology Hike
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 1 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Geologist and "Friends of Sweetwater Creek State Park" president John Johnston will lead a moderately strenuous three mile hike identifying rock types and explaining how they formed. Explore the beautiful Jack's Branch area and the seldom-visited quarry of the New Manchester mill. Meet in the Visitor's Center. Sturdy, closed toe shoes required. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Historic New Manchester Mill Hike
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 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.
Tails on Trails
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA
Unicoi State Park and Lodge Bring your dog for a hike on the dog-friendly 2.5 mile Lake Loop Trail. All pups will receive a souvenir Unicoi bandanna. $5 per person. 706-878-2201 ext. 549.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Museum Tour
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a tour of our Museum with the Naturalist and learn about the artifacts. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Toddler Tuesdays
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Are your little ones curious about the natural world? Twice a month, explore STEAM focused nature programs through hands on play! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Nature Sketching
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come draw or color some of the beautiful scenery in the park $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Homeschoolers! Join our Interpretive Ranger for our monthly home school program on the first Thursday and second Wednesday of each month. Designed for children ages 6-12 to introduce them to a variety of nature-themed topics. Cost is $8/child. Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 
Distracted with Rangers
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from eventbrite or call to register. Bring your camera or smart phone to take photos for iNaturalist. We are using iNaturalist to do a bioblitz project. Meet us at the Iron Hill trail head for this hike; who knows what will happen! Inclement weather may cancelled this event. Event is FREE. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Nov 20, 2019 until Dec 18, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ask the Naturalist
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Ask our Naturalist questions about the history or the site, surrounding features and wildlife. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Night Corn Grinding
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Watch how cornmeal and grits were once made at Hamburg's historic gristmill. Before leaving, purchase a bag to take home and use. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Hamburg State Park. $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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History Hike: Iron Hill Trail
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Meet at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot to go on a guided tour of Part of the Iron Hill Trail. Discover some of the history of Red Top before it was a park and search for our hidden gems in our iron mines. Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Event is FREE. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Home School Exploration Day
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 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.
Junior Ranger Road Trip 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays 6 PM - 10 PM – Nov 22, 2019 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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Bingo
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of family bingo! Free Prize for a win, limit 1 prize per person. Location: Pavilion by Archery Range. Valid Park Pass required. $1/ bingo card or $3/ 5 bingo cards $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Explore Our Nature Center
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have fun while learning about Native Animals, including petting a live Snake. Meet at the Hornet's Nest Amphitheater beside the 3 mile hiking trail. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Night Hike
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Come and enjoy a Night Hike! Ask the ranger about wildlife, the history of the Park, or ghosts at the park. Free to attend. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Roving Naturalist
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of history and nature to share with the guests $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Turkey Bingo and Campfire
Friday, Nov 22, 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.
Advanced Archery
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This Course will make use of 3D targets at varied range. To Participate in this course attendance at a previous Fort McAllister Intermediate Archery course is required. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Campfire Circle with Friends
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Gather around the campfire with friends, family, and park rangers to swap stories and roast marshmallows. Hot chocolate, coffee, and tea will be offered, along with classic campfire stories and sing along songs. Meet at the fire ring behind the Visitors Center. Suggested $1 donation. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fall Color Paddle
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 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.
Hay Rides and S'Mores
Friday, Nov 22, 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.
Campfire Stories and Marshmallows
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Meet the Park Ranger and hear campfire stories while roasting marshmallows. $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy
Friday, Nov 22, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Watch for meteors, planets, observe the moon or take in all the stars above as we gaze upon a truly dark sky from deep within the Okefenokee. We will use both our unaided eyes and telescopes while we stargaze. Stephen C. Foster State Park is one of the darkest places in the Southeast due to a lack of light pollution in the Okefenokee Swamp. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Saturdays 6 PM - 10 PM – Nov 23, 2019 until Dec 21, 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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Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4:30 PM – Nov 23, 2019 until Nov 30, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! 770-254-7271.
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Thanksgiving Craft
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join our naturalist for turkey pinecones crafts to decorate for Thanksgiving with. All materials will be provided. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Low-Tide Paddle
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 11 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us on a three-hour kayak adventure through the salt marshes around Crooked River. Paddlers will watch for birds, dolphin and other wildlife while learning about the wonders of the marsh. We'll spend an hour exploring a sand bar before paddling the tide back in to our dock. Space is limited to 8. Minimum of 4 for trip to make. $35 single; $45 tandem; $25 if you bring your own kayak. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Holiday Craft - Pine Cone Turkey
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
It's almost Turkey Day, come out to the Nature Center and make a festive decoration to display in your home for Thanksgiving. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited to 8, minimum of 4 to make. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Hayride & Campfire Fun
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 5 PM to 6 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a hayride through the park followed by some campfire fun in our campground. For an added treat bring your own marshmallows and roasting sticks. Space limited to 18. Remember to wear bug spray and bring a flashlight if walking back to a campsite after the fire. $3 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Cabin Craft
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
You are invited to join us for Historic Native American Month at Elijah Clark's homestead. Participants will have fun while learning about Native Americans, and create wonderful crafts to take home! A different Historic Craft each Saturday for the whole month of November. $2 to $10 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Archery
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun afternoon of shooting compound bows! Beginners and experts alike welcome. No licence required. Suitable for all ages, although children under 6 may need adult assistance. Meet @ Pavilion by Archery Range. Please arrive on time so you are able to participate. Valid Park Pass required. $7 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Explore Our Nature Center
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have fun while learning about Native Animals, including petting a live Snake. Meet at the Hornet's Nest Amphitheater beside the 3 mile hiking trail. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Campfire Stories
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 8 PM to 10 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Join us for a fun evening of stories around the campfire, and learn the history of the Park! S'mores included. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Museum Tour
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Take a tour of our Museum with the Naturalist and learn about the artifacts. $4-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Puppet Show
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy a short puppet show featuring Native American stories, followed by making your own puppet. Puppet show is free but make your own puppets requires pre-registration and a $4 fee to help cover supplies. Call 770-387-3747 to register. $2-$6 entry fee $4 program fee. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turkey Archery Shoot
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary, target archery, shooting competition fun. We provide all the equipment. Scored target winners receive prizes. Youth ages 8-12. Adults over 12. Fee per entry. Can enter more than once. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Park at Fishing Dock in the campground and walk down to new archery field near parking area. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Kids Fishing
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Summertime is upon us, its time to get outdoors and have some fun. Bring your fishing pole and try your luck on our dock on red bird creek. Limited availability so reserve your spot early. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Beginner Archery
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Learn the basics of shooting a compound bow. We will be shooting at large target blocks on a secure range. This is a great way to get outdoors, learn something new! Good for ages 8 and up (depending on strength level). Reservations are required by calling the park office. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Intermediate Archery
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
All participants for intermediate archery must have taken beginners archery to participate. In this class you will be honing your accuracy at greater distances than our beginners course. $15 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Coffee with a Ranger
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Ask questions and swap stories with park rangers over a cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast treat. Samples of Dutch oven peach dump cake, coffee, and hot tea will be served while supplies last. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Autumn Crafts
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Create your very own pet turkey and fall leaf sun catchers just in time for Thanksgiving! Take home crafts same day. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Fall Color Hike
Saturday, Nov 23, 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. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Fall Color Wagon Rides
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Fall is a great time to tour the park in our rustic "Hay Wagon." Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps and the role they played in creating this park. Enjoy fall color and any wildlife we see along the way. Rides start every 30 min from Trading Post/Park Office. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Battle of Griswoldville Commemoration (Off-Site Program)
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Learn about the hastily planned attempt by Georgia Militia to halt Union General Sherman's March to the Sea in November 1864. See soldier life portrayals and encampments, take a tour of the battlefield, and stay for a memorial service at noon. This event will take place at Griswoldville Battlefield, 30 miles east of Jarrell Plantation. 478-986-5172.
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Gourd Decorating
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come enjoy the fall festivities at the park by painting and decorating your own gourd at the Nature Center. We provide all the supplies for this Family Friendly program. $5 per person $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Pioneer & Native American Living
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Immerse yourself in Native American and Pioneer lifestyles in this two hour hands-on program at the park. This includes three or four activities each week such as candle making, pioneer campfire cooking, corn husk dolls, Native American games, crafts, and more. Held rain or shine, sign up at the Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Ultraviolet Night Hike
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Ever wonder what it's like to see in ultraviolet light? Come experience our wooded trails via blacklight and learn all about night florescence from our Park Naturalist. Meet at the entrance to Beaver Trail, next to the canoes at the lake. Sign up at the Visitor Center before 5pm. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Indoor Basic Archery
4th Saturday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Nov 23, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
4th Saturday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM from Nov 23, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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A Pioneer Thanksgiving
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
On this day, our living history specialists will perform cooking demonstrations and then portray an 1853, Pioneer Thanksgiving at the cabin. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Silent Signing Stroll
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from Eventbrite or call to register. Learn and practice American Sign Language with a Ranger! We will meet at the Iron Hill Trail for a leisurely walk as we use ASL signs for the things we discover. This is a leisurely 1.5 mile walk. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. Event is FREE. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Junior Ranger: Art Outdoors
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. 10 to adult. Come join us for some cool fun! This month, Rangers will lead practice in 2D art skills! We will provide tools, paper, and images for inspiration. Teen Rangers may practice a range of skills in such media as: colored pencils, sharpie, pen, and charcoal. Call to register. Inclement weather may cancel event. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Movie Night in the Park
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Catch a family friendly movie under the stars! Meet a ranger at the stage and don't forget to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. Parking will be located in the ball field. In the case of inclement weather the event will be moved to the beach pavilion. $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
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Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Nov 23, 2019 until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Birding By Boat Paddle
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Bald Eagles, Blue Herons, Ospreys, and Egrets are some of the birds guests may see on this beginner-friendly kayak tour. We'll paddle approximately 2 miles, stopping along the way to see an active eagle's nest and observe wading birds in their natural habitat. $10 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Starlight Nature Serenade Hike
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Experience the beauty and serenity of a hike under the stars and listen to a symphony of sound provided by Mother Nature. This night time guided hike will travel 1 mile round-trip, stopping at our boardwalk to stargaze. Meet at the trail head parking lot across from cabin 1. Flashlight required. Open to ages 10 and up. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Beginning Archery
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Advance registration by phone is required. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Night Hike
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 7 PM to 8 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join us at 7:00 PM on a guided hike through the woods at night. Take in the night sky and the sounds of the nocturnal animals who are just waking up. Our Park Naturalist will be leading the hike down the Big Ferry Trail to the Observation Tower and back. The hike is about a mile in total. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Historic New Manchester Mill Hike
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Nov 23, 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.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 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
Saturday, Nov 23, 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.
Turkey Craft
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the campground pavilion to create the perfect craft just in time for thanksgiving. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
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Fantastic Fall Movies !
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
We will be showing a movie in the field behind the office, so bring your blankets or chairs and get ready for some fun. We will have popcorn and refreshments for sale. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Nov 24, 2019 until Dec 22, 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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Meet The Reptiles
Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Have you ever wondered how a Snake swallows its food? Join us to witness and learn about native reptiles firsthand. Pet a live Snake. Meet @ Park Office. Free Event. $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Nature and History Hike
Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 3 PM to 4 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
Adventure into the woods: Learn about native animals and the rich history of the park. 1 mile hike, mild difficulty. Bring water and hiking-friendly shoes. Meet at Park Office. Valid Park Pass Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Make and shoot your own Blow Darts
Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Make and shoot your own blow darts! Join us at 2:00 pm to learn about blow darts and how they were used in the Southeast, then make and shoot your own. Pre-Registration is required for this program, call 770-387-3747 to reserve your spot. Please make sure you arrive on time so you are able to participate. Suitable for ages 6 and older. $4-$6 plus $2 program fee. 770-387-3747.
Chat with a Chandler
Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Our rangers will be making hand-dipped candles in the style of an 18th century chandler. Come take a look at this interesting process and have a chat about history. $4.50 - $7.50 912-437-4770.
Magnolia Trail Hike
Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a 3+ mile hike which includes a one mile paved, easy paced walk on our causeway to Savage Island, a 1.3 mile Magnolia Trail loop and 1 mile back to our Visitors Center. Along the way, you will see beautiful scenery along our magical marshes and wooded trail. Don't forget to wear good walking shoes and bring water. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Bees and Butterflies Hike
Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Join us for a short hike to discover Georgia's many types of bees and butterflies. Maybe we will see some of the more elusive species such as the Question Mark, or Monarch butterfly. Learn what you can do to protect these species and others whose populations are in serious decline. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 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.
Indoor Basic Archery
4th Sunday of Month 1 PM - 2 PM from Nov 24, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Indoor Basic Archery
4th Sunday of Month 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM from Nov 24, 2019 
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills, no matter the weather. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 & up. Class meets at the Nature Center, not at the archery range. Call Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Sunday Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Sundays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Nov 24, 2019 until Jan 5, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20 per person. 706-655-5870.
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Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 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.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Fall Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Monday, Nov 25, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure and learning on this Thanksgiving break? This 3-day camp is geared toward ages 7 - 12 and runs from Nov 25 - Nov 27 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Call the park office to register. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Swamp Smarts Trivia
Monday, Nov 25, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Bring your knowledge of the Okefenokee and the state of Georgia to this fun trivia challenge. Play as a group or an individual and test your swamp smarts. Topics will range from wildlife and nature to history and maybe a few surprise topics. Study up! $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Fall Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure and learning on this Thanksgiving break? This 3-day camp is geared toward ages 7 - 12 and runs from Nov 25 - Nov 27 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Call the park office to register. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Sunset Boat Tour of the Swamp
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Sit back and relax while one of our rangers takes you on Billy's Lake for a beautiful Okefenokee sunset. Enjoy the wildlife and changing colors of the sky as the sun drops beneath the horizon. Listen for the sounds of frogs and barred owls echoing across the swamp and keep an eye out for alligators along the waters edge. $15 - $20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Make Your Own Gorget
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Enjoy designing and crafting your very own gorget! $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
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Fall Jr. Ranger Day Camp
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are your kids looking for a little adventure and learning on this Thanksgiving break? This 3-day camp is geared toward ages 7 - 12 and runs from Nov 25 - Nov 27 (9 am-1 pm). It includes tons of outdoor recreational and educational opportunities such as: hiking, fishing, canoeing, nature art, and more. Call the park office to register. $60 for one child $50 per child for two or more $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Home School At Hard Labor
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Learn helpful skills like building a minimalistic shelter and ways to build your campfire. Celebratory marshmallows will be roasted after the demonstrations. Meet at Picnic Shelter 5. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Gourd Decorating
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come enjoy the fall festivities at the park by painting and decorating your own gourd at the Nature Center. We provide all the supplies for this Family Friendly program. $5 per person $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Thanksgiving Archery
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Turkeys and Pumpkins have taken over the Park. Join the Park Ranger as we have fun learning how to shoot a bow and practice target shooting at these holiday treasures. All equipment provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitors center at least one hour before the program or call the office to pre-register. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 3 PM – Nov 27, 2019 until Dec 18, 2019 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Homeschoolers will be offered an educational opportunity to learn about President Roosevelt, Warm Springs, The Great Depression, WWII and more, through a presentation in the Theater. Programs run approx. 1 hour. Class times are 10 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Pre Registration is required and select from subjects below. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Introduction to Birdwatching Hike
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 9 AM to 11 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This hike is designed for anyone 12 years or older who is interested in learning more about birds, the important habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society which are dedicated to bird conservation. No pets please. Meet at the park's Visitor's Center. No fee but registration is required at 770-732-5871. $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Fridays 6 PM - 10 PM – Nov 29, 2019 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
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.
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.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Saturdays 6 PM - 10 PM – Nov 30, 2019 until Dec 21, 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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Eye-Spy Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4:30 PM – Nov 30, 2019 
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Bring your camera and take a look around our park for the items on our scavenger hunt list. Take a picture with each item on our list and bring your completed list and pictures to the office to claim your prize. Remember, this is not a race, have fun! 770-254-7271.
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Create your own Hiking Stick
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 12 PM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Pick your own bamboo stick and paracord to wrap your stick and decorate it however you want! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Snowy Owl Craft
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Come learn all about owls in Georgia and participate in a snowy owl pine cone craft. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Wildlife of Our World
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Meet and greet the animals who make coastal Georgia their home in this exciting and informative live animal presentation. Learn about their behaviors, why they look and live the way they do and gain a better understanding of why they are so important to our world. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Holiday Craft - Ornaments
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Participants will have the option to choose from several different styles of ornaments with varying levels of difficulty to try their hand at making themselves to take home. Examples include paper snowflakes, pipe cleaner candy canes and snowflakes, painted wood ornaments and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Boat Cruise
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise along Crooked River while watching the sunset, taking breathtaking photographs, and viewing various coastal birds and marine life. Binoculars provided. Space limited to 8, minimum of 4 to make. Ages 6 and older. Preregistration required by 4:30 PM the day before cruise. $30 plus $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Cabin Craft
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 11 AM to 1 PM
Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, GA
You are invited to join us for Historic Native American Month at Elijah Clark's homestead. Participants will have fun while learning about Native Americans, and create wonderful crafts to take home! A different Historic Craft each Saturday for the whole month of November. $2 to $10 $5 parking. 706-359-3458.
Roving Naturalist
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Our Naturalist will be roving the park with interesting pieces of history and nature to share with the guests. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy 20 Camera Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 8 AM to 4 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up (2-6 people) and compete in our on-site scavenger hunt with your camera or phone. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4:00 PM Saturday. Winner announced at 4:00 PM. Prizes awarded. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turkey Archery Shoot
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Stationary, target archery, shooting competition fun. We provide all the equipment. Scored target winners receive prizes. Youth ages 8-12. Adults over 12. Fee per entry. Can enter more than once. Pay and pre-register at Park Office. Park at Fishing Dock in the campground and walk down to new archery field near parking area. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Archery Tournament
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Fall is here, that means its time for the fall tournament. Test your skills with a bow and win awesome prizes. Prior intermediate archery session is recommended. Pre-registration is required by calling the park office before Friday the 29th. $20 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Intro to Orienteering
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 4 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Using the skills we teach you and compass that we provide, find CCC and learn about the historic buildings at the park. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and insect repellent. Meet at the visitor center. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Visit with Santa
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 5 PM to 8 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Santa Claus is coming to Idlewilde Event Center! Children will enjoy a visit with Santa, games, crafts, cookies, and hot chocolate. Remember the evening with a picture with Santa! This is a ticketed event. Please visit indiansprings.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 9 AM to 3 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Stop by the park office between 9 am and 4 pm to pick up your self-guided scavenger hunt. Participants can choose from 3 different hunts or complete them all. When finished, turn in the completed scavenger hunt sheet at the park office and win a prize. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Thanksgiving Archery
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Turkeys and Pumpkins have taken over the Park. Join the Park Ranger as we have fun learning how to shoot a bow and practice target shooting at these holiday treasures. All equipment provided, ages 7 and up. Sign up at the Visitors center at least one hour before the program or call the office to pre-register. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Pioneer & Native American Living
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Immerse yourself in Native American and Pioneer lifestyles in this two hour hands-on program at the park. This includes three or four activities each week such as candle making, pioneer campfire cooking, corn husk dolls, Native American games, crafts, and more. Held rain or shine, sign up at the Visitor Center. $10 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Archery
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Visitors can sign up for a one hour session of archery. $10 per person! Must be 7 years or older to participate. Must wear closed toe shoes. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Crafting with Claus
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
It is time to get crafty for Christmas. Enjoy hot chocolate and light refreshments and decorate ornaments with Santa Claus. $2. 706-213-2045.
Guided Tour of Roosevelt's Little White House
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 11 AM – Nov 30, 2019 until Jan 4, 2020 
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Join the staff historian for a 90-minute guided tour of the Memorial Museum, Grounds and Historic Site at 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Call 706-655-5870 to make your reservations $20. 706-655-5870.
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Turkey Trot
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 11 AM to 1:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come work off your Thanksgiving turkey 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 Dukes Creeks Falls trailhead. Once at the trailhead, we will walk a 2-mile trail to Dukes Creek Falls. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Paddle Under the Stars
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger-guided paddle in a canoe or kayak while the sun sets over the Okefenokee. Watch the last light of day fade into the night, leaving only the stars and the moon to guide the way. Look for gator eyes glowing from your flashlight, enjoy a full moon or the milky way and enjoy a leisurely paddle in the swamp. Register in advance. $15-$20 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Bark in the Park Dog Hike
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 10 AM to 11:30 AM
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.
Capturing the Beauty of Sweetwater
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 11 AM to 12:30 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.
Historic New Manchester Mill Hike
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 1 PM to 2:30 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.
"Off the Beaten Path" Hike
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 2 PM to 4 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Join us for a ranger-led, two hour moderate hike to an interesting, seldom-visited area of the park. Eight years old minimum. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes (boots preferred) are required. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $6 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Hayride !
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 4 PM to 5 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Meet at the park office and enjoy a relaxing ride around the park. Afterwards enjoy the free movie behind the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.
Fantastic Fall Movies !
Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 6 PM to 8 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
We will be showing a movie in the field behind the office, so bring your blankets or chairs and get ready for some fun. We will have popcorn and refreshments for sale. $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens
Sundays 6 PM - 10 PM – Dec 1, 2019 until Dec 22, 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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