Upcoming Events

Many events have been postponed or rescheduled. Only current active events will remain on the calendar. Please contact the park for more information.


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Tree Identification Hike
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
“What tree is that?” Come and find out. A ranger will point out a variety of trees along the Big Ferry Trail. This hike will be one mile in length. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Make a Snake
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery friend $2 per snake $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Homeschool in the Park: Spooky Skeletons
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Skulls, scapula's, and ribs, Oh My! Learn all about skeletons of different creatures and see some real bones in this interactive lab! Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Limited space. $8 per student. Meet at pavilion below dam. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Homeschool at Panola: Mysterious Monadnocks
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Discover why Panola Mountain is such a fragile and unique ecosystem. We will examine several aspects of the mountain from the geological process that made it 300 million years ago through the erosion and weathering that brought Panola to the surface to the unique habitat that covers it today. Recommended Ages: 8-14 $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Hard Cider Tasting & Apple Lecture
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
This autumn, enjoy a hard cider tasting at the Chief Vann House, hosted in partnership with Reece’s Cider Co., followed by a guest lecture from UGA researchers on their work restoring heritage apples. Ages 21+, pre-registration required for this event. Spaces are limited for this intimate, outdoor event. 706-695-2598. $45. 706-695-2598.
Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for the night with some fun, games, and stories around a campfire with a ranger. Each week holds something new! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Bat Bingo
Fridays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Oct 7, 2022 until Oct 28, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about our flying nocturnal pals, bats. Meet at Boathouse. Preregistration required. $3 per person $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Campfire and S’mores
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come join our friendly rangers around a cozy campfire! We have all the best spooky stories and S’mores supplies to share. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Night Hike
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 6:45 PM to 8:20 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Have your flashlights and headlamps ready for this after dark hike. Meet at the Campground assembly shelter. $4 or $10 for families staying in campground $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Unboxing the Box Turtle
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come meet some of our cutest residents, the box turtles, and learn about their habits and amazing characteristics. Meet in the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Falling Leaves Sunset Paddle
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 6 PM to 7:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Most people think we don't get Fall colors here in the swamp but we do! Come see cypress needles turn from green to orange to brown before falling into the black water. We will follow the sunset westwards on Billy's Lake at a leisurely pace and return to the park during twilight. $25 for ages 13+ and $20 for ages 8-12 $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Campfire Treat Series
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
learn how to make different sweet treat on the campfire then eat them. $2 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Explore The Nature Hut
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us in the Nature Hut to check out some taxidermy animals you see in the area, as well as take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Accessible Event 
Free Range Park Ranger
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 5 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
A Ranger will be roaming the campground for any on the spot questions you might have about the park, or about nature. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and feeding all of the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center home $2 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Make a Snake
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery friend $2 per snake $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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All about Archery
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. $15 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Eye Spy scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bones Station
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Accessible Event 
Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 per person. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturdays 4 PM - 5:30 PM – Oct 8, 2022 until Oct 22, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. $15 per person. 15$ plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
His Majesties Armory
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Take a peek as we crack open the Forts armory. We will walk through the history and development of of over 10 different weapons. You will see among others the Matchlock Arquebus, American Long Rifle and the infamous Blunderbuss as well as bladed weapons such as the Scottish Claymore and the British Hanger. $3. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Full Moon Hike
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
A full moon hike to learn about the night sky and nocturnal species. Bring head lamps or flashlights and water. Event starts at the boat ramp in Campground 2. Parking located in the parking lot on the left. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Make A Pine Cone Bird Feeder
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Join us at Shelter 4 to make a pine cone bird feeder for your birds during the winter months. Supplies are included for you to make a pine cone feeder to take home to feed your birds. Peanut butter may be used as well as seeds. Cost is $3 per person plus parking fee. Registration deadline is 5 pm on October 4th. Limited to 12 participants. $3 per person plus parking fee $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Paddle and Hike to the Cemetery
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are you curious about the residents that lived here before Hard Labor Creek became a state park? Join us for a ranger-led cemetery paddle and hike on a secluded section of the park. Please bring closed toed shoes, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Limited to 12 participants. Pre-register by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Tri Not to Get Wet Triathlon
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 8 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
3 mile trail run, 12 mile road bike, 1-2 mile paddle The High Falls State Park Triathlon sponsored by Friends of High Falls State Park combines the challenges of a trail run, the limited traffic of paved county roads and ends with a beautiful paddle on historic High Falls Lake. Don't get left high and dry! Only 100 entries available. $50 plus $15 if a kayak is needed. Prices increase after August 1st. 770-441-1683.
Leaf Rubbing Art
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come on down and join Jack Hill State Park for a fun morning of leaf art and activities! We will be designing and creating our own art work with leaves from around the park. You may want to bring a water bottle and wear closed toe shoes. Hope to see you there! $2 per person $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
52nd Annual Kolomoki Festival
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join us for a full day of entertainment, antique tractor parade, pontoon boat rides and more. Local craft and food vendors will be available and primitive demonstrations are always a hit with all age groups. Mark your calendars to join us for the parks largest annual celebration. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Birds of Prey
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come to our Birds of Prey program to learn about the owls, hawks, eagles and other magnificent birds that we have in our own backyard! There will also be an optional owl pellet dissection after the talk. We will be meeting at the amphitheater next to the park office. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Archery
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Visitors can sign up for a one hour and a half session of archery. Must be 8 years or older to participate. Must wear closed toe shoes. Space is limited, call the office at 706-541-0321 to register! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Archery
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Visitors can sign up for a one hour and a half session of archery. Must be 8 years or older to participate. Must wear closed toe shoes. Space is limited, call the office at 706-541-0321 to register! $15 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Tree Identification Hike (Wildlife Trail & CCC Camp)
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Join MCC's ranger on a tree identiication walk just as the fall colors start to creep in. Enjoy strolling through the woods while learning key aspects of forest ecology, tree identification, and a bit of history about the forest that surrounds MCC's location in the southern Appalachians. $5 parking. 706-947-3194.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Intro to Fly Fishing in Appalachia - The Basics
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 1:30 PM to 3 PM
Moccasin Creek State Park - Clarkesville, GA
Join a park ranger and learn the basics of fly-fishing in southern Appalachia. Topics will include basic tackle, knots, trout behavior, and fly casting. Materials and rods for casting will be provided. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-947-3194.
Basic Archery
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 1 PM to 3:30 PM
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. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Lost But Found Safe and Sound
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Learn simple techniques for staying safe and keeping track of your family when venturing into the great outdoors. Search and Rescue Dog Team volunteer, Diane Stone, and her trusty K9 companion Maisey will be leading this interactive class (Unless a SAR emergency is occurring). Meet at the Nature Center. Must register in advance. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunset mountain hike. There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the top of Panola. 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.
What were FDR's Fears?
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 11 AM to 3 PM
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - Warm Springs, GA
In President Roosevelt's first inaugural speech he mentioned the word fear. FDR calmed the fears of millions of American during the great depression and World War II. . Visitors will have the opportunity to come and see our FDR reenactor James Fowler as he tells the audience of FDR's fears during his private life and political career $9-$14. 706-655-5870.
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Meet the Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9 AM to 9:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Terrapin Show and Tell
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 2 PM to 2:45 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Diamondback terrapins are turtles found in brackish waters along the coast of Georgia. Habitat degradation and harvesting have impacted their population. Guest speakers from the Skidaway Audubon Diamondback Terrapin Rescue project will be bringing hatchlings to show some of the results of their efforts to help the population recover. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Children's Reading Hour
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Young children will enjoy getting out for this hour of interactive reading. Listen to nature stories while lending your own creativity to enhance the story. Come share your love of the outdoors while in the outdoors reading about the wonderful wildlife that surrounds us all. Meet at the Interpretive Center. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Accessible Event 
Chunanee Falls Hike
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come on a beautiful fall hike, guided by one of our lovely Friends members on Chunanee Falls Trail. Learn about the incredible history of this trail, and where it gets its name. Enjoy the beautiful waterfall at the trail's end, and the stunning fall colors along the trail's ridge. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Sunset Cruise of the Okefenokee Swamp
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
This ranger-led cruise is all about ambiance as you relax and enjoy the sensory experience of the swamp's transition from day to night. As the sun inches towards the horizon, the mirror lake creates a reflection of the changing sky above. Birds fly back to roost and crickets, owls and frogs start to sing. We may even spot alligators. $25 for ages 12+; $20 for ages 5-12. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Sunrise Mill Tour
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 7 AM to 8:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This program is by preregistration only. Have an experience unlike any other with our sunrise will tour, Participants of this tour will be the first into the park and will get to experience the sunrise from inside the mill ruins. Please call to preregister. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Raptor Ramble
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Meet at the Shortline Trailhead Picnic Tables. A 1 1/2 mile hike to the Suspension Bridge rock wall and back. Along the way will be educational demonstrations of different Birds of Prey. Collect tickets at each stop. Hike ends at starting picnic tables for refreshments and a SURPRISE! Parking along Tallulah Beach Rd., Tennis Courts and Shortline. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 12 PM to 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our nature center for an informative program all about our native snakes at Tugaloo, win prizes from our snake trivia, and meet our beloved snakes that reside here at Tugaloo. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Fire-Making 101
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Meet at the Amphitheater to learn how to build a campfire, using a variety of different methods. Try your hand at creating your fire after learning the basics. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Story Time with a Ranger
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 to Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 4 PM to 5 AM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us at the Nature Hut for a relaxing book reading session with a Ranger. Call the front office to inquire about the book for that week, or to leave suggestions for what books you'd like to see next. You may bring pillows and blankets for comfortable seating. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Junior Ranger- Leaf Rubbings
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Junior Rangers, come join-up with a park ranger to collect some fallen leaves to make leaf rubbings. Learn what tree the leaf may have came from and use the rubbing as a decoration. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Hike to Old Ferny
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to one of the oldest and largest trees on the park, Old Ferny. Along the way we will see and discuss other species of trees, and see Cascade Falls and Wolf Den cave. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead at Roadside Park off Alt. 27. ~5 miles total. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Hike to Old Ferny
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to one of the oldest and largest trees on the park, Old Ferny. Along the way see Cascade Falls and Wolf Den. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead at Roadside Park. ~5miles total. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Full Moon Ranger Paddle
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger on a relaxing evening paddle enjoying nature, the night sky, and possibly seeing some wildlife. We provide life jackets, paddles, 2-person canoes, kayaks, paddleboats or john boats. Boater check-in 7:45 PM at boathouse. Pre-register & prepay at the park office. Limited space for boaters. $28:$15 $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Full Moon Paddle
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Enjoy a ranger led paddle at night along the beautiful Lake Rutledge under the light of a full Moon. Experience the wonders of nature that are unique to nighttime. Kids must be 8 or older. Bring your own kayak/canoe or rent here. Bring a flash light, bug repellent, a towel/change of clothes and water. Call to register and pay in advance. $20 with a rental craft, $15 with your own $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Basic Archery
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 1 PM to 3:30 PM
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. All equipment is provided, no experience necessary. Ages 8 and older. Contact Park Office to register in advance. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 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.
Creature Feature
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center! You will be able to learn more about the animals native to Georgia and the animals that call Panola Mountain home. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Meet the Reptiles
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Get up-close encounters with some of the snakes and turtles you may encounter on your visit to the park. See them in action and learn how they are not to be feared but appreciated for the role they play in our ecosystem! $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Hunter's Moon Hike
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a thrilling night hike to see a full moon from our observation tower. Meet at the Big Ferry trailhead for this 1-mile hike and bring shoes that you are prepared to get dirty. Please call the Visitor Center to sign up. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Native American Museum Tour & HIke
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike starts with a museum tour, putting artifacts in their proper cultural context. The hike will be an easy mile long, $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Native American Museum Tour & HIke
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 to Monday, Oct 10, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike starts with a museum tour, putting artifacts in their proper cultural context. The hike will be an easy mile long, $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise above the gorge. Must register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Kids Old-Fashioned Cooking Experience
Monday, Oct 10, 2022 11 AM to 1 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Learn how people cooked about 100 years ago using a historic wood stove. Lunch will be provided in part from your own cooking efforts. This program is for children ages 7-12. One adult must stay with their children. Advance Reservations are required. Limit of 20 participants. $6. 706-878-1077.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Monday, Oct 10, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Monday, Oct 10, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Jr. Ranger Camp
Monday, Oct 10, 2022 7:45 AM to 3:15 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Children between the ages of 6-12 can participate in a day camp session where they will be earning the first badge in the Jr. Ranger book. Please call to reserve your spot. $20 -$25. 229-896-3551.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Morning on the Water: High Tide Paddle
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Get your feet wet with a morning on the water with the rangers, we’ll be setting sail in our kayaks for a high tide paddle on the crooked river Fee is $45 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Kids Fall Fun Celebration
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 1 PM to 3 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us at Mistletoe State Park for a program filled with Fall fun. There will be marshmallows, crafts, apple bobbing, hiking, games, and a hayride! Spots are limited so make sure to register! $10 per child $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Backyard Birding
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist in our bird watching area at the Interpretive Center. We will identify and talk about the native bird species that visit our park and might also visit your own backyard. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Nature's Secret Pollinators
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Learn about Georgia’s secret pollinators in a fun and interactive presentation given by one of our rangers! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Homeschool at Panola: Archaeology 101
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Archaeology is a ton of dirt digging, story-telling, and mystery solving! We will learn about what an archaeologist is, archaeology projects at Panola Mountain, look at artifacts, and complete an activity to learn how archaeologists understand the past. Recommended Ages: 6-12 $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Wonderful Wetlands
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a ranger on a 2-mile hike through the marsh along the Sandpiper and Avian Loop trails to discover how wetlands play a role in protecting our environment. Meet at the trailhead for the Sandpiper Trail. Because the trails can be muddy or wet during high tides, please wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Batty Buddy
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 11 AM to 11:45 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us as we make a take-home bat buddy Fee is $2 per craft $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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All about Archery
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. $15 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Falling Leaves Hike
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
With the changing of seasons, leaves everywhere are starting to fall. This 1-2 Mile guided hike will wind through a beautiful understory of trees full of different colors. Learn about some native trees and get a closer look at nature as it changes. *Fee Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Mushroom Discovery Hike
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Mushrooms are abundant in autumn, so join a naturalist to see how many we can find! Bring your phone or a camera to take a picture of each type of new mushroom we find, so we can see all the variety of forms and colors of mushrooms found here at the park. We will meet at the Big Ferry trailhead for this 3-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Bat Night Hike
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
End the week off right with a night hike on the pond as we keep an eye out for our batty friends $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Bat Bingo
Fridays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Oct 14, 2022 until Oct 28, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about our flying nocturnal pals, bats. Meet at Boathouse. Preregistration required. $3 per person $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Afternoon Tours of Georgia's First Fort
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Follow in the footsteps of a Redcoat Soldier. From discovery to defense, muskets and mutiny! Learn about the history of Georgia's first fort. Tours at 2pm & 3pm. $6.50-$9.50 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
BOW: Becoming an Outdoor Woman - Wilderness Survival
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
This hands-on interactive workshop will focus on the first 72 hours of emergency survival. Together we will learn essential skills, including building a survival shelter, fire-making techniques, basic navigation skills, basket weaving for hunting and gathering, and ash soap making. Please pre-register by calling (912) 727-2339 $25 plus $5 parking. 912-727-2339.
Haunted Hollow Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our spooky miniature golf course, once again, in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. $5 cash only $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s last surviving rice plantation. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a tour of the plantation house. $20. 912-264-7333.
Voices of the Past - Lantern Light Tour
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a lantern-lit tour under moonlight for stories of history and mystery. You'll hear voices of the past tell their own stories as you walk through the historic buildings lit with candlelight. Reservations required, beginning September 16. Ticket information is available at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voices-of-the-past-lantern-tour-tickets-421842049927 478-986-5172.
Campfire and S’mores
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Come join our friendly rangers around a cozy campfire! We have all the best spooky stories and S’mores supplies to share. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Night Hike
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 6:40 PM to 8:20 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Have your flashlights and headlamps ready for this after dark hike. Meet at the Campground assembly shelter. $4 or $10 for families staying in campground $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend at Cabretta Campground
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 3 PM
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island - Darien, GA
Sapelo Island Adventure Weekend at Cabretta Campground This island adventure includes two nights of camping, crabbing, seine netting, fishing, a bicycle tour, climbing a 200-year-old lighthouse, historic Reynolds Mansion tour, beach combing, birding, welcome campfire with s’mores, and low-country boil. Limited to just 25 guests. Click for details. $149 + $15 round trip ferry ticket. 912-485-2299.
Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Campfire Treat Series
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
learn how to make different sweet treat on the campfire then eat them. $2 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Explore The Nature Hut
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Come join us in the Nature Hut to check out some taxidermy animals you see in the area, as well as take the opportunity to meet one of our live snakes! $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Free Range Park Ranger
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 5 PM to 7 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
A Ranger will be roaming the campground for any on the spot questions you might have about the park, or about nature. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Apple Archery at A.H. Stephens
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Kick off apple season by trying to shoot the apple. Come try your hand at this beginners archery lesson, and put your new found skills to the test. You will try to hit different sized apples at different distances. This is for ages 10 & up. You must call the park office to pre-register in advance. The program will be held at our historic site. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-456-2602.
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Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend for a fun-filled day of hiking and paddling. Hike the 5.5 mile river trail to the north end of the park, where you will stop for a quick break and then paddle down the river to the Day Use area boat ramp. Bring your own kayak or rent one at the park. Meet at the Visitor Center to sign waivers by 8:00 am. $20-$40 $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Ravenous Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Assist our Interpretive ranger with caring for and feeding all of the reptiles and amphibians that call our nature center home $2 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Make a Snake
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
After learning about scaley friends, let your imagination run wild as you create your own slithery friend $2 per snake $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Leaf Art
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site - Dahlonega, GA
Come to the Gold Museum to make some beautiful leaf art! A ranger will provide instructions and plenty of stories about Dahlonega's past, including how trees were used to process gold in the early days of the Gold Rush. Museum admission is required. Call 706-864-2257 for details or questions. 706-864-2257.
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Archery for Beginners
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Learn the basics of archery and see if this hobby is right for you. We will provide the equipment. Space will be limited to 4 students per session. Cost is $5 for a 30-minute class. Pre-registration required. Students must be 9 or older to participate and have the ability to draw the bow. The program may be canceled or postponed due to bad weather. $2-$6. 770-387-3747.
Eye Spy scavenger Hunt
Saturdays 8 AM - 4 PM – Oct 15, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Start anytime. Team up for our on-site scavenger hunt. Pick up checklist/rules at the park office. Pictures must be brought to office with checklist by 4PM. Names of completed sheets will be entered into a drawing. Winners notified by phone to pick up prize. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pinecone Nature Craft
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 15, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Create your very own pinecone bunny rabbit or other woodland critter out of things found in nature under the guidance of a ranger! Or create something entirely new; let your imagination run wild! Meet at boathouse. Cancelled if rain. $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Bones Station
Saturdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Oct 15, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Drop by our tables with skulls, bones and skeletal info. Test your skull IQ. Walkups welcome anytime. Meet at boathouse next to Lake Deleanor in the campground. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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Zombie Survival: Navigation
Saturdays 2 PM - 3 PM – Oct 15, 2022 until Oct 29, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn how to avoid the zombie horde and navigate to your safe zone using a compass. Geared towards ages 8 to adult. Preregistration recommended. Meet outside park office. $4 per person. $4 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Pumpkin Archery
Saturdays 4 PM - 5:30 PM – Oct 15, 2022 until Oct 22, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Archery target shooting adventure for ages 10 to adult. We provide basic instruction, equipment, and prizes. Beginners welcome. Limited attendance of 12 per time slot. Groups can contact us for a special time. Preregistration required. Meet at archery field below dam. $15 per person. 15$ plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Friday Fall Campfires
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join a ranger every third Friday this fall at the campground fire pit for interactive campfire stories. Guest are welcome to bring smores ingredients to make during the campfire. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Night Hike
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Hamburg State Park - Mitchell, GA
Meet at Hamburg Boat Ramp at 8:00 p.m. to walk the Yellow Trail. Listen for night sounds, discuss the Fall Line, and the history of Hamburg State Park. Please dress for the weather. $2 plus $5 parking. 478-552-2393.
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Twilight Kayak Tour
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the CCC made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional). Pre-register in advance by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Haunted Hollow Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 7 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Come and enjoy our spooky miniature golf course, once again, in a different light — meaning at night. The park will be keeping the mini-golf course open late and provide glow-in-the-dark accessories; the course itself will have markers to assist players in navigating each hole. $5 cash only $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Astronomy in the Park
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 7:30 PM to 9 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. Please do not wear make-up, bug spray, sunscreen, or lotion on your face while observing. Meet in the pool parking lot. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on display vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. $5-$8. 912-264-7333.
Trick-or-Treat Trail
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Children 12 and under are invited to this year's Trick-or-Treat Trail! Make a holiday craft, play games, and take a hike on our not-so-haunted trail to collect candy. Costumes are strongly encouraged. You may even find your picture on the Indian Springs State Park Facebook page! Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Voices of the Past - Lantern Light Tour
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a lantern-lit tour under moonlight for stories of history and mystery. You'll hear voices of the past tell their own stories as you walk through the historic buildings lit with candlelight. Reservations required, beginning September 16. Ticket information is available at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voices-of-the-past-lantern-tour-tickets-421842049927 478-986-5172.
Rock Dam Trail Extended Hike
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with the naturalists for an extended hike of the Rock Dam Trail. This is a moderate to strenuous hike approximately 7.5 miles with creek water crossings. Get a closer look at some of the back-country at Mistletoe. Space is limited, registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Intro to Tree Climbing
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 1 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, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Autumn at the Cabin
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Ah! The Fall arrives with changing leaves and October harvest. Come enjoy life in a less complex lifestyle with excitement filling the air. We will be demonstrating period tasks, games, and preparation for the coming of Winter. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
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Soldier's Life at Pickett's Mill Battlefield
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 10 AM to 3 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come experience the sights and sounds of a cannon being fired. Volunteers will be demonstrating cannon drills as Key's Confederate battery behind the museum. . 770-443-7850. $3-$6 plus $5 parking. 770-443-7850.
Morning Mill Tour
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy this guided history hike down to the mill ruins, and explore the inside. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Radical Reptiles
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 12 PM to 1 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our nature center for an informative program all about our native snakes at Tugaloo, win prizes from our snake trivia, and meet our beloved snakes that reside here at Tugaloo. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Creature Crafts: Making Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us at our Nature Hut to create environmentally friendly pine cone bird feeders, and learn how you can be a friend to your backyard birds. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
A Hike in the Night
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the Park Naturalist to hike a portion of the Sassafrass Loop Trail and see what kind of creatures may be active at night. Don't forget to bring a flashlight and water. Meet behind the office. $5 park pass required. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Private Escape Rooms
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Private Escape Rooms
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Bring your family to Fort King George for a Private Escape Room experience! Each session is exclusive to one household (no need to play with strangers). These rooms are designed for groups of 4 to 8 people. Pre-registration is required. This year, you can choose your experience: Blockhouse Breakout, Mutiny Madness, or Phantoms of the Museum. $25. 912-437-4770.
Tree ID Hike
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our park naturalist on a 1 mile hike as we learn about some of the different trees that make up the forest here at high falls! Meet at park office. *Pre-registration is required* *To pre-register please call or visit our park office* $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Intro to Tree Climbing
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 1 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, space is limited to 12 climbers. Ages 8 and up. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Creature Feature
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join our Park Rangers as they discuss the animals that can be found within Panola Mountain State Park Nature Center! You will be able to learn more about the animals native to Georgia and the animals that call Panola Mountain home. Join us every Sunday for a different animal! $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Fall Nature Hike
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
What changes in Autumn ? What trees loose their leaves first? What trees loose their leaves last.? How is climate change affecting the colors of fall foliage? $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Fall Nature Hike
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
What changes in Autumn ? What trees loose their leaves first? What trees loose their leaves last.? How is climate change affecting the colors of fall foliage? $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Hitting the Trails - River Trail
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on a fun and education-filled adventure with our ranger, through some of the trails that make up Crooked River. See and learn about all the different plants and animals that call Crooked River home. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Sharks: Are they Dangerous?
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Start off shark week with a presentation on some fun shark facts and learn why they aren’t the monsters most people would lead you to believe. Leave with a newfound appreciation for these misunderstood animals $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Morning on the Water: Low Tide Paddle
Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Set your sights on the water as we embark on Crooked River in our kayaks, who knows what we'll find? Fee is $45 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
All about Archery
Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Want to learn archery? Join us on the range to learn how to use a bow. Get the chance to show off your skills, and maybe find your next hobby. $15 per person $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Cozy by the Campfire
Friday, Oct 21, 2022 8 PM to 9:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Settle in for the night with some fun, games, and stories around a campfire with a ranger. Each week holds something new! $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Homeschool at the Farm: Pumpkins
Friday, Oct 21, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geared towards families who homeschool. Learn all about the pumpkin! What is it? Where does it come from? Why is it tied to Halloween? Discover the answers with fun games and activities. Cost $8 per student. Must pre-register. Held at offsite location, Painted Pony Farm. $8 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Bat Bingo
Fridays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM – Oct 21, 2022 until Oct 28, 2022 
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Play our original outdoor adult and family-friendly bingo to win great prizes and learn about our flying nocturnal pals, bats. Meet at Boathouse. Preregistration required. $3 per person $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
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