Upcoming 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.

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.
National Trails Day: Nature Journaling Walk
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join one of our rangers on a walk around our grounds while creating or enhancing your own nature journal. Pre-registration is required for this event and space is limited, as social distancing guidelines will be honored throughout the walk. Please call to register! 912-437-4770.
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National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Participate in this nationwide effort to take care of our trails. Join a Ranger and hike around the park. We will meet by the Visitor Center. Bags, gloves and trash pickers will be provided. Hikers will collect trash as they hike around the Gahuti Trail. There is no charge for this hike. Please bring water. Please bring a snack and water. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
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: Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a 2 mile out and back guided hike along the Helen to Hardman Heritage Trail. This hike will lead you through several layers of history in White County, as well as the natural history of the Chattahoochee River. Meet at the Visitor's Center. $5-$12. 706-878-1077.
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Plantation History Trail: National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 1 PM to 5 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a walk back in time on our half-mile history trail and explore the cotton plantation's 25 original buildings and 125 year history. This is part of American Hiking Society's National Trails Day. - This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Trillium Trail Hike: National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Meet at Lake Yohola parking lot to explore the 1.25 mile Trillium Trail. We will discuss the flora and fauna found along the trail on this ranger led hike. Please wear closed toe shoes and bring bottle water. Pre-registration is required for this event and space is limited, as social distancing guidelines will be honored throughout the walk. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Wonders of Wildlife at Magnolia Springs
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 3 PM to 3:45 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Pre-registration required, space is limited and social distancing is required. Learn all about native wildlife and their adaptations. Meet live animals, see real furs, skulls and more in this educational presentation that gets you up close and personal to the wonderful world of wildlife. $2 per person $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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National Trail Day Hike to Hemlock Falls
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 8 AM to 10 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
The hike is a little over 2 miles and follows a scenic mountain stream and several small waterfalls. Meet and park at Hemlock Falls Trail head, all ages welcome. Pre-registration required. 706-947-3194.
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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.
White Blaze Trail Hike-National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Providence Canyon State Park - Lumpkin, GA
Come celebrate the national trail system here at Providence Canyon! Join us on a 3-mile ranger led hike into and around the canyons, while learning about the history, ecosystem, and geology of the canyons. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-838-4706.
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.
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.

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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp 2020
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for our 3 day Junior Ranger Camp here at the Bend! Kids will learn wilderness survival skills, take educational hikes, and participate in several fun activities such as archery and campfire building. They will earn their Junior Ranger badges at the end of the camp. Ages 7 and up. Registration is required. $80 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp 2020
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for our 3 day Junior Ranger Camp here at the Bend! Kids will learn wilderness survival skills, take educational hikes, and participate in several fun activities such as archery and campfire building. They will earn their Junior Ranger badges at the end of the camp. Ages 7 and up. Registration is required. $80 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp 2020
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for our 3 day Junior Ranger Camp here at the Bend! Kids will learn wilderness survival skills, take educational hikes, and participate in several fun activities such as archery and campfire building. They will earn their Junior Ranger badges at the end of the camp. Ages 7 and up. Registration is required. $80 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Twilight Paddle - Get Outdoors Month
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge on this Ranger-Guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife; and watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. Meet at the kayak rack near the beach area. $10 if you use your boat or $15 if you use ours. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Star Gazing by Kayak - Get Outdoors Month
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 9 PM to 10:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Park Ranger on this guided paddle around the lake after dark. If skies are cloudy, we will discuss history and/or night sounds. Bring water, flashlight, and bug repellent. Meet at the beach area. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants and social distancing will be required. $15 if you bring your own $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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South River Kayak Paddle
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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Movies in the Park
Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 9 PM to 11 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a family-fun evening in the park. We will be playing a family feature on our jumbo screen while your family relaxes in the park. Just bring your blanket or chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Friends of Panola chapter. $5 Parking fee is required per vehicle. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Alexander Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

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.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Sunset Paddle Trip
Friday, Jun 19, 2020 8 PM to 9 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy the views and sounds of nature with a sunset paddle. Enjoy a peaceful paddle as we watch the sunset and listen to nature come alive. Sign up at the Visitors Center before 3 pm or call the office to register $5-15 $5 and $15 per boat $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Cosmic Archery
Friday, Jun 19, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Bark Basket Crafting
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Containers played an important role in the lives of traditional cultures around the globe. Join artist Andrew Lee to acquire the skills and materials necessary to create and take home your own folded bark basket with natural vine handle. Love basket weaving? Try this basket folding class. Age 18+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.
Fire & Shine Dinner
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 5 PM to 8 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Enjoy a Hardman Farm signature dining experience complete with black powder and moonshine demonstrations. Featured dishes by Cowboys & Angels will include southern favorites like chuck wagon beef tips, collards and peach cobbler. $295/table of 6. 706-878-1077.
Fishing Rodeo - Fun, Food and T-Shirt
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 8 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Kids ages 2-12 are invited to join the park and our friend's group for a fantastic event. There will be prizes for many categories. We will be meeting by the gazebo in the park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 to Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
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.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
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.
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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

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 to Monday, Jun 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
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.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jun 21, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
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.
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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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Homeschool Day: Archaeology Day!
Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Learn about historic artifacts and the archaeologists who study them. We’ll show you the tools and steps archaeologists use to uncover the past. Rangers will host activities on reading soil stratigraphy, how to “bag-and-tag” artifacts, and how to read an archaeological site map and even grid a historic building for yourself. $5.50 706-695-2598.
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Friday, June 26, 2020

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

U-Pick Harvest Day
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Governor Hardman grew several acres of corn to feed his livestock. The UGA White County Extension and Hardman Farm have grown an acre of pesticide free corn, sunflowers and sorghum. This year will look a little different, we will not be hosting our usual festival, however, corn will be available to pick until sold out. $6. Children 5 and under: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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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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.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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Alexander Lake Paddle
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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SOLD OUT: June 27 Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona, great for beginners or experienced paddlers! $30 per participant. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. $20 - $30 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Archery 101
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Join us at shelter #1 for a beginners archery lesson. Please pay at the office before coming to the lesson. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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British Occupation
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Savannah is under British occupation after the Battle of Savannah. Georgia's patriots have fled to the back country, leaving the city in the hands of the redcoats. Come and celebrate the Revolution! Cower before British Artillery! Take the loyalty oath to King George! Disregard rumors of Continental militia sign-ups! $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Basic Archery
Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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Basic Archery
Sunday, Jun 28, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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Monday, June 29, 2020

Making Muddy Memories: International Mud Day
Monday, Jun 29, 2020 11 AM to 1 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Come and celebrate International Mud Day here at Chattahoochee Bend! Be prepared to get dirty as we play and learn about mud from the Chattahoochee River. Meet at the Day Use area boat ramp. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Jul 1, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
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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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10:30 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Events will begin with our 10:30 a.m. bicycle parade around our RV campground. Old-time games will start in the field behind the office, at 11 a.m. include sack races, three-legged races, water relay, water balloon toss, and more. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Etowah Games Day 2020
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come enjoy learning about sports and simple games that were played in the past. try your skills at simple games. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Celebrate Independence Day like it's 1864. Join us for old fashioned fun for all. Living history demonstrations, cannon firings, and musket demonstrations. $9. 912-727-2339.
Independence Day Colonial Faire
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site - Midway, GA
Celebrate Independence Day with colonial games, contests of skill, colonial music, musket firings, cannon firings and other activities. $5.00 912-884-5999.
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Fourth of July
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 6 PM to 9 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
The Fourth of July is a great time to visit Fort Mountain. With our beach, boat rentals, mini-golf, hiking, biking and horse trails there is something for everyone. Paid activities require registration* 6pm Cornhole Tournament 7pm Craft $3 8pm Tower Tour and Sunset at the West Overlook $3 $0-$3 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Ol' Time Fourth
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Celebrate Independence Day at Jarrell Plantation with farm skill demonstrations like blacksmithing, spinning, and wood stove cooking, patriotic and bluegrass music, an old time carnival, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon followed by a watermelon cutting and old fashioned games, relays, and races. $4-$6.50 478-986-5172.
Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Families can participate in old-fashioned games. Free watermelon, hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be available afterward while supplies last. This event will be at Group Shelter #2. This is sponsored by the Friends of Laura S. Walker State Park. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Tales from Camp Lawton
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 6 PM to 7 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Come listen to harrowing tales of thievery, attempted prison escapes, mad hatters, assassinations, and more in this half-hour historically accurate program. Tour the museum and then sit down and enjoy the enthralling stories from a Civil War soldier or soldier's wife. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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4th of July Fireworks Hike
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 8 PM to 10 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Slow down this July 4th and join a ranger for a leisurely stroll to the top of Panola Mountain. As the sun sets we will enjoy a panoramic view of Stone Mountain and Atlanta's Independence Day Celebrations from a distance. Bring water, bug spray, and a flashlight for the walk back down the mountain to a waiting campfire and s'mores. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Red, White, and Bluegrass
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top welcomes back summer bluegrass this Independence Day! Bring a chair to listen to New Grass Express play their awesome music. Performances will be on the porch of our historic Vaughan Log Cabin. This event ends at 9, which leaves you time to watch fireworks after words. Fireworks are visible at Websters Ferry boat dock. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
July 4th Celebration
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 8 AM to 5 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Celebrate July 4th at one of the nation’s oldest state parks. We will start the day with a flag raising ceremony at 8am at the Visitors Center, followed by a day of games for the whole family. There will be a bicycle parade, pedal boat races, sandcastle competition, watermelon eating contest, sack races, egg toss and greased pole climbing. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
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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.
Alexander Lake Paddle
Sunday, Jul 5, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Jul 5, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Homeschool Day: Birding, hiking, and dendrochronology
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Local birder Josh Spence and Ga Forestry Ranger Blake Lovell will be hosting the hikes, including an activity about dendrochronology, or the science of gauging the age of a tree by counting its internal rings. Call to pre-register for this ridiculously cool event. Bring your own binoculars for the optimal birding experience! $5.50 706-695-2598.
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Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Jul 8, 2020 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.
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Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Jul 8, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
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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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Prescribed Fires
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 10 AM to 11 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come learn all about prescribed fires and why they are a necessity for the land! We will be demonstrating how to use a drip torch and some of the tools commonly used on the fire line. We will be meeting at the beach area. The cost is $3 per person to attend this event. Ages 3 and under are free. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
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Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp 2020
Tuesday, Jul 14, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for our 3 day Junior Ranger Camp here at the Bend! Kids will learn wilderness survival skills, take educational hikes, and participate in several fun activities such as archery and campfire building. They will earn their Junior Ranger badges at the end of the camp. Ages 7 and up. Registration is required. $80 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp 2020
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for our 3 day Junior Ranger Camp here at the Bend! Kids will learn wilderness survival skills, take educational hikes, and participate in several fun activities such as archery and campfire building. They will earn their Junior Ranger badges at the end of the camp. Ages 7 and up. Registration is required. $80 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Jul 15, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
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, July 16, 2020

Junior Ranger Camp 2020
Thursday, Jul 16, 2020 9 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us for our 3 day Junior Ranger Camp here at the Bend! Kids will learn wilderness survival skills, take educational hikes, and participate in several fun activities such as archery and campfire building. They will earn their Junior Ranger badges at the end of the camp. Ages 7 and up. Registration is required. $80 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Hollywood at Hardman
Thursday, Jul 16, 2020 8 PM to 10 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This is a special event celebrating our 150th Anniversary at Hardman Farm! View props from the 1950’s movie I’d Climb the Highest Mountain that was filmed right here in the Sautee-Nacoochee Valley and meet residents who participated in the filming project. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase. 706-878-1077.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Cosmic Archery
Friday, Jul 17, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 to Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
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.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
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.
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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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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 to Monday, Jul 20, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
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.
DIRT Event 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Jul 19, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
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.
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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.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Jul 22, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
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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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Vann House Days - 19th Century Cherokee History
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Dive into the daily life of an 18th-19th century family. For the 42nd year, Friends of the Vann House Volunteers will demonstrate a variety of skills such as blacksmithing, herbology, churning butter, quilting, weaving, blow guns, pottery and more. The historic Cherokee house and grounds will be open for tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Pick up the clues in the Visitor Center. Find the treasure chests and use the letters found in each chest to solve the riddle. Bring the answer back to the Visitor Center for a prize. No registration required. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Hardman Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 5 PM to 8:30 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Bernie’s Nacoochee Guest House in Sautee will serve dinner on the lawn at the mansion. The affair begins at 5PM with wine and hors d'oeuvres while guest browse and enjoy fiddle music. All ingredients are Georgia Grown, mostly here in White County. The wine you will be served comes from the Habersham vineyards you pass entering the Farm! $75. 706-878-1077.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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Basic Archery
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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Movies in the Park
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 9 PM to 11 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a family-fun evening in the park. We will be playing a family feature on our jumbo screen while your family relaxes in the park. Just bring your blanket or chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Friends of Panola chapter. $5 Parking fee is required per vehicle. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Vann House Days - 19th Century Cherokee History
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Dive into the daily life of an 18th-19th century family. For the 42nd year, Friends of the Vann House Volunteers will demonstrate a variety of skills such as blacksmithing, herbology, churning butter, quilting, weaving, blow guns, pottery and more. The historic Cherokee house and grounds will be open for tours. $5.50 - $6.50 706-695-2598.
Your State Parks Day
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us by lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be working on our flower garden, trails, and cleaning around the pond to make General Coffee State Park beautiful and pristine! 912-384-7082.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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South River Kayak Paddle
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger on a guided kayak paddle down the South River. We will travel roughly 4 miles down the South River as we discuss the area's rich history and look for local wildlife. The kayak trip will take roughly 2.5 hours. All kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are included with the program fee. $35 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Jul 29, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
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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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Alexander Lake Paddle
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 2 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Interpretive Ranger for a guided paddle on Alexander Lake. This paddle is designed as a basic level paddle to teach beginners how to kayak, read the water, and general boating safety. All equipment is provided. This class is a prerequisite for the South River paddles. Call 770-389-7801 to register. $20 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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.
SOLD OUT-Aug. 1 Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
First-Visit Tour
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Learn more about Smithgall Woods on a tour of the Visitor Center and a van tour of the park. See the covered bridge, the famous Dukes Creek, and our renowned cottages. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are welcomed. Donations appreciated. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
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Kayaking 101
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 9 AM to 11 AM
Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, GA
Meet at the park office for a beginners lesson in kayaking. Be sure to wear sun screen, closed toe shoes. $15 plus $5 parking. 706-783-5349.
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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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Parks After Dark: Full Moon Hike
Monday, Aug 3, 2020 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Are you looking for a unique Savannah experience? Put on your hiking shoes, bring a flashlight, and join us for a full moon hike in the Wormsloe maritime forest. Get a rare view of a sunset over the Moon River and moon rise over our inter-coastal wetlands. The hike will start at the Visitors Center and be approximately 2 hours on a 3 mile trail. $5 - $13. 912-353-3023.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Friends of Smithgall Woods Meeting
Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020 2 PM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This informative monthly meeting will give you the ins and outs of Smithgall Woods. Learn more about this special conservation area and what volunteer opportunities are available. Make some new friends and find a way to give back! 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Aug 5, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
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, August 6, 2020

Homeschool Days
Thursday, Aug 6, 2020 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.
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Friday, August 7, 2020

Aug. 7 Twilight Pour
Friday, Aug 7, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
Purple Heart Day Military Order of the Purple Heart
Friday, Aug 7, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7 each year. It is a time to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Columbus, GA Chapter will be on hand to meet and greet. $9-$14. 706-655-5870.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Friends of Hardman Farm: Volunteer Recruitment Day
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
We are gearing up for a special year, our 150th anniversary! Join us for a volunteer open house and hear about all the great opportunities and benefits of becoming a volunteer at Hardman Farm. Morning biscuits will be provided, and all prospective volunteers will enjoy a tour of the farm. 706-878-1077.
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.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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Movies in the Park
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 8:45 PM to 10:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a family-fun evening in the park. We will be playing a family feature on our jumbo screen while your family relaxes in the park. Just bring your blanket or chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase from the Friends of Panola chapter. $5 Parking fee is required per vehicle. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
SOLD OUT: Aug. 8 Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona, great for beginners or experienced paddlers! $30 per participant. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. $20-$30 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
DIRT Event 
Georgia's First Fouth
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Did you know that the Declaration of Independence did not make its way to Savannah until August? Hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence as it was read in 1776. Participate in the debate to declare independence or to remain loyal to the king. See musket firings and more. $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.
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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Don Carter "Rocks"
Sunday, Aug 9, 2020 2 PM to 5 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
What is Don Carter State Park’s Geology? Come join us at 2pm to find out. Author and Geologist Dr. William Witherspoon will be here to talk about the geology of the area and Lake Lanier. He is co-author of the Roadside Geology of Georgia. At 2pm he will be giving a presentation about the area’s geology. $5 plus $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Homeschool Days
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 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.
DIRT Event 
Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Aug 12, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
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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Friday, August 14, 2020

Cosmic Archery
Friday, Aug 14, 2020 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Archery Instructor for this spectacular program! During our Cosmic Archery program you will get to fine tune your archery skills in the dark with the assistance of black lights, glow in the dark targets, and glow sticks. Cost is $25/person (ages 18+). Call 770-389-7801 to register. Space is limited. $25 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Primitive Arts DIY Class: Atl Alt and Dart Crafting
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
The atl atl is a highly effective piece of hunting technology that has been used by many cultures across the globe, including the American Indian. Gather the tools and knowledge needed to construct your own and the supplies to continue crafting at home. You'll even learn to throw the dart. Ages 13+. Limited spots available. Call to pre-register. $50. 706-695-2598.
Farm Animal Fun Days 2020
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Over the years, Hardman Farm has been home to several species of livestock. Come visit and learn about livestock that was kept here on the Farm as we continue our journey of "bringing the farm back to life" and keep the American agricultural experience alive. Grounds Admission $6. Children under 6: Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
Emory Jones Book Signing
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Emory Jones, author of "Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound," will read excerpts from his new book "The Valley Where They Danced." This post-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Mr. Jones afterward. Adults: $12, Seniors (62+): $10, Youth (6-17): $7, Children (5 and under): Free. Plus tax. 706-878-1077.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 to Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
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.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
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.
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Aug. 15 Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 to Monday, Aug 17, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
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.
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Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Aug 16, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
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.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Helen Business Appreciation Day
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2020 11 AM to 2 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
This event is exclusively for local Helen businesses. Hardman Farm invites local business owners and staff for a hot dog lunch and tour of Hardman Farm. Throughout the year we work together to provide guests to our region with memorable experiences. 706-878-1077.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Home School Wednesday
Wednesdays 10 AM - 10:30 AM – Aug 19, 2020 until Nov 25, 2020 
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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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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Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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Basic Archery
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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SOLD OUT: Aug. 22 Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Basic Archery
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 1 PM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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Basic Archery
Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Per CDC safety recommendations, this program has been moved outdoors. Have you ever wanted to release your inner archer? Maybe you're just looking for a place to hone your skills. 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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