Tales of Scales Events

Hiking Events


Sunday, February 25, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic strata of the canyon from the bottom up in this advanced look at the rocks and minerals that make up the lower part of the canyon. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the lower Sitton Gulch Trailhead. This is a moderate 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
West Rim Hike
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join us for a moderately strenuous, 3 mile trek. This hike offers scenic views from the many rocky outcrops along the trail. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Winter Wonder Hike
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 10 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Join a Ranger on this 3 mile hike on our new beach trail. This moderate to strenuous nature trail, will take you near Lake Rutledge and through a Long Leaf Pine controlled burn area. Recommended for active participants over 10 years old. Bring a camera to record your journey, water, and a light lunch or snacks. Pre-registration required. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Take Flight Event 
Tree Identification Hike
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
“What tree is that?” Come and find out. Our naturalist 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.
Explore the Park After Dark
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what the park is like after dark? Here's your chance to find out! The only way to be in the park after dark is with our ranger led night hikes. We'll be exploring the ridgeline and the river corridor. Pre-registration required. Suitable for ages 18+ $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Tales of Scales Event 
Stewardship Sunday
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Join park staff in giving your favorite park a little TLC. The High Bluff Trail will be our focus, so meet at the Interpretive Center and be prepared to hike. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and work gloves. Hand tools will be available. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Dam History Hike
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 1:30 PM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike out and back to the dam, while learning some information about the construction and production of the Georgia Power dams, along the Tallulah River. Meet at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. Please call and reserve a spot in advance space is limited. $10 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Black Heritage Tour
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Historian KeyShawn as he takes you on a journey highlighting Wormsloe's history as a plantation. He invokes the memories of the enslaved Africans who lived, worked, and died here. The tour will last approximately one hour on a 1.5 mile hike. Please note to bring water, bug spray, and wear comfortable shoes for the guided hike. Admission: $2.50 - $11.25, Program fee: $2.00 912-353-3023.
Black Heritage Tour
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Historian KeyShawn as he takes you on a journey highlighting Wormsloe's history as a plantation. He invokes the memories of the enslaved Africans who lived, worked, and died here. The tour will last approximately one hour on a 1.5 mile hike. Please note to bring water, bug spray, and wear comfortable shoes for the guided hike. Admission: $2.50 - $11.25, Program fee: $2.00 912-353-3023.
Black Heritage Tour
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Join Historian KeyShawn as he takes you on a journey highlighting Wormsloe's history as a plantation. He invokes the memories of the enslaved Africans who lived, worked, and died here. The tour will last approximately one hour on a 1.5 mile hike. Please note to bring water, bug spray, and wear comfortable shoes for the guided hike. Admission: $2.50 - $11.25, Program fee: $2.00 912-353-3023.

Monday, February 26, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Monday, Feb 26, 2024 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic strata of the canyon from the bottom up in this advanced look at the rocks and minerals that make up the lower part of the canyon. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the lower Sitton Gulch Trailhead. This is a moderate 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Bear Creek Hike
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This short but strenuous guided hike will go from the Interpretive Center down to the ford at Bear Creek (approximately 3 miles roundtrip). $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Orienteering at Red Top
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us as we learn basic compass and navigation skills, then put them to the test. Take compass readings and plot your course to navigate your way through the Georgia Orienteering Club course here at Red Top. We will meet at the Tennis Courts by the Trading Post. Course maps are available for purchase at the Trading Post and Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Sunset on Iron Hill
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024 5 PM to 6 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a sunset hike on the iconic Iron Hill Trail. We will see beautiful views of the lake as the sun sets over the park. Meet at the Iron Hill Parking Lot, then hike a 1.5 mile section of Iron Hill. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Winter Bingo Hike at Red Top
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for the Winter Edition of Red Top Mountain Bingo. Hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO! First place will get a prize! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Let's Go Geocache!
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
A Geocache is a hidden treasure that you've been given the map to. Did you know there are many Geocaches hidden throughout Red Top Mountain? Join us as we scour the woods in search of a few. We will meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center and hike a 1 mile section of Sweetgum Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Birding Basics
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a relaxing morning as we go on a birding adventure. This class will teach you the basics of birding as we hikeand explore around Crooked River $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Take Flight Event 

Friday, March 1, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Appalachian Trail Gateways
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 5 PM to 8 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join park staff, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club members, previous thru hikers, newbie hikers, and trail legends for our annual Appalachian Trail hiker season kickoff event. Click for more info. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Rim Hike
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join us for a moderately strenuous, 3 mile trek. This hike offers scenic views from the many rocky outcrops along the trail. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Bike Tour
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely bike ride with a ranger as we explore our park, and end our adventure with a beautiful sunset $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Hike
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 5:45 PM to 7 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come experience one of the best sunset locations in the state on a guided hike with a ranger. Bring comfortable hiking shoes and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 1, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Let's Go Geocache!
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
A Geocache is a hidden treasure that contains trinkets and a log book. You locate them using the map function with the “Geocaching” app, log your find and take/leave a prize. Bring the kids and some trinkets if you want to find some with us!! We will meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center and hike a 1 mile section of Sweetgum Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Snake Safety Stroll
Friday, Mar 1, 2024 3 PM to 4 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Exploring the Okefenokee can be a fun and enjoyable experience, however many fear the possibility of encountering potentially venomous species of snakes. Join us on our Trembling Earth Nature Trail and boardwalk, to learn some helpful tips for hiking in areas that have venomous and non-venomous species of snakes such as snake ID and other tips. $5 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tales of Scales Event 

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Appalachian Trail Gateways
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9 AM to 7 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join park staff, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club members, previous thru hikers, newbie hikers, and trail legends for our annual Appalachian Trail hiker season kickoff event. Click for more info. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn to ID some of our local feathered friends and help check our bluebird boxes on a leisurely stroll outside the park office. Meet your guide on the Park Office front porch. Not stroller accessible. Loaner binoculars and checklists available but limited. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Geocaching Coinapaloosa VII
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 11 AM to 3 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Geochachers, novice and pro, meet up for a unique geotracking event. Coinswap followed by social campout event. Social distancing and other safety measures will be taken per CDC guidelines. Times, registration, and costs info online at www.geocaching.com. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
CANCELLED- Oh The Places You’ll Go Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 1 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
HIKE CANCELLED- Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a hike to Cascade Falls (~4 miles total). Moderate difficulty; geared towards ages 8 and up. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead, TV tower parking lot. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Survival Skills (Compass Orienteering, Fire Building)
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 12 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Walk through the forest with a ranger, looking for materials to build a fire and learn how to orient yourself using a compass. Then, build a fire without matches. Supplies provided. Geared towards participants 8 years and older. Spaces are limited. For more info and to register, please click on this event's title. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 2, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the grounds of what was once the largest prison in the world! Admission to the History Center is included. Gather on the Camp Lawton History Center front porch. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunset mountain hike of Panola Mountain. There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10+. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Lake Trahlyta/CCC Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Mar 2, 2024 until Mar 30, 2024 
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us on the trail around Lake Trahlyta (an easy hike) and learn some of the history of Georgia's second oldest state park. Then explore the CCC museum and learn of the work involved in establishing the park. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Appalachian Trail Gateways
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9:30 AM to 3 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join park staff, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club members, previous thru hikers, newbie hikers, and trail legends for our annual Appalachian Trail hiker season kickoff event. Click for more info. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Ridge Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic strata of the canyon from the bottom up in this advanced look at the rocks and minerals that make up the lower part of the canyon. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the lower Sitton Gulch Trailhead. This is a moderate 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 3, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Geocaching Hike
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 2 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
If you've never heard of geocaching before, this high-tech treasure hunt is actually quite easy. Join our guided 3-mile hike on the Big Ferry Trail as we find the park's official geocache. All you need is a phone, and we will explain how to use the Geocaching app. Participants can bring a small item to trade with. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Monday, March 4, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Winter Greenery: Evergreens of Cloudland Canyon
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This guided, mostly flat, 1.5 mile walk along the Overlook Trail introduces you to some of the trees and plants that stay green all year long. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 4, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Winter Bingo Hike at Red Top
Monday, Mar 4, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Many animals hibernate to conserve energy throughout the cold winter, but your kids shouldn't be some of them. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center, then hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO. First place will get a prize. Register in advance. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 5, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 6, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Thursday, Mar 7, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 7, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.

Friday, March 8, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 8, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Women's Day Hike
Friday, Mar 8, 2024 6 PM to 7 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Celebrate International Women's Day by joining us on the Inspiration Loop Hike. Share in conversation about women who inspire you and learn about women who have prominent place in the history of this park. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic strata of the canyon from the bottom up in this advanced look at the rocks and minerals that make up the lower part of the canyon. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the lower Sitton Gulch Trailhead. This is a moderate 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Birding Basics
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a relaxing morning as we go on a birding adventure. This class will teach you the basics of birding as we hikeand explore around Crooked River $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Take Flight Event 
Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn to ID some of our local feathered friends and help check our bluebird boxes on a leisurely stroll outside the park office. Meet your guide on the Park Office front porch. Not stroller accessible. Loaner binoculars and checklists available but limited. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fire Tower Trek
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for an educational guided hike up to the west overlook, and a tour of the CCC stone fire tower. Registration is required. Please visit or contact the park office to register. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 9, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Spring Clean-Up
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Grab some gloves and come help us spruce up some areas in the park. The weather is getting nice and the park is filling up with visitors. Help us with various task from pruning limbs on the trails, putting up new trail blazes, replacing boards on bridges etc. Meet at the visitor center. Water and tools will be supplied. Closed toe shoes required. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
Diamorpha Days: Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March and makes for some beautiful photo opportunities. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance by calling the park office. Click event for details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Red Top Scavengers
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 11 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scavenging for something fun and healthy for the kids to get out and do?? Come out to Red Top for our Winter Scavenger Hunt. All items can be found around the park this time of year. First place gets a prize!! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Red Top Survival Series
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 3 PM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us in our most comprehensive survival program this year as we Orienteer ourselves to a specific pre-determined location. Once there, we will then Build a Fire without the use of a matches, and then construct a viable Survival Shelter. This is a 2 hour program. Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Mushroom Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a naturalist as we scour the forest floor and trees to see all the variety of forms and colors of mushrooms found here in the park. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Wetland Loop Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join Smithgall’s Naturalist on a guided hike of our Wetland Loop Trail. Learn about the unique aspects of a wetland’s ecosystem and what animals depend on it. This trail is an easy 0.3 miles. No dogs allowed on this hike. Please remember to dress for the weather and bring your water! $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Tales of Scales Event 
Old Jail Hike
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Located at the Old Jail on Old 441, just across the highway from Jane Hurt Yarn Drive. Meet at the old jail and hike the Terrora Lake Trail. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Lake Trahlyta/CCC Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Mar 9, 2024 until Mar 30, 2024 
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us on the trail around Lake Trahlyta (an easy hike) and learn some of the history of Georgia's second oldest state park. Then explore the CCC museum and learn of the work involved in establishing the park. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
I'm lost; What do I do Now
Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 3 PM to 3:45 PM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
This is a short course on hiking safety. Learn what you need to know to be safe on the trail. Learn what to do - and not do - if you wander off the trail and get lost. Meet at the Group Shelter. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Accessible Event 

Sunday, March 10, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Night Hike: Spring Equinox
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 7 PM to 9 PM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Celebrate the spring equinox with us! Join a park naturalist at the lodge for a hands-on discussion explaining the equinox and Earth's movements. Next, we begin our 1.5 hour loop hike as the sun sets and return to the lodge after dark. The hike is mostly moderate with some strenuous portions. $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Reptiles in Spring Hike
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Spring is almost here and that means reptiles will soon be emerging from their slumber! Join us on this 3.2 mile ranger-led hike along Mountain Creek Loop as we look for evidence of reptiles. Meet at Noname parking lot. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 10, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
High Tide Hike
Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Coastal Georgia experiences relatively large, regular high and low tides. Join us for a short walk and talk on the tides and hear about the forces that cause this phenomenon and its ecological benefit to our coast. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. Please wear shoes that you do not mind getting wet or muddy as the trails can flood slightly at high tide. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Monday, March 11, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Monday, Mar 11, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 11, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
West Rim Hike
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join us for a moderately strenuous, 3 mile trek. This hike offers scenic views from the many rocky outcrops along the trail. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Winter Greenery: Evergreens of Cloudland Canyon
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024 1 PM to 2 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This guided, mostly flat, 1.5 mile walk along the Overlook Trail introduces you to some of the trees and plants that stay green all year long. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 12, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 13, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Winter Bingo Hike at Red Top
Wednesday, Mar 13, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Many animals hibernate to conserve energy throughout the cold winter... But your kids shouldn't be some of them!! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center, then hike around in search of your items and compete to be the first to get BINGO! First place will get a prize! $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Thursday, March 14, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Going Deep: Geology of the Canyon Bottom
Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic strata of the canyon from the bottom up in this advanced look at the rocks and minerals that make up the lower part of the canyon. Meet at the Interpretive Center, then we'll drive to the lower Sitton Gulch Trailhead. This is a moderate 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Birding Basics
Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a relaxing morning as we go on a birding adventure. This class will teach you the basics of birding as we hikeand explore around Crooked River $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Take Flight Event 
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 14, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.

Friday, March 15, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Friday, Mar 15, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Sunset Bike Tour
Friday, Mar 15, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely bike ride with a ranger as we explore our park, and end our adventure with a beautiful sunset $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Sunset Hike
Friday, Mar 15, 2024 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Come experience one of the best sunset locations in the state on a guided hike with a ranger. Bring comfortable hiking shoes and a flashlight. $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 15, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Red Top Scavengers
Friday, Mar 15, 2024 12 PM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scavenging for something fun and healthy for the kids to get out and do?? Come out to Red Top for our Winter Scavenger Hunt. All items can be found around the park this time of year. First place gets a prize!! Meet at the Picnic Tables behind the Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Watching the Water- Spring Break
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
The whole family is welcome on this stroll around the Black Rock Lake, during which you’ll learn about the plants and animals that call our lake home and keep an eye out for turtles and other critters in and around the water. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.
Tales of Scales Event 
Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn to ID some of our local feathered friends and help check our bluebird boxes on a leisurely stroll outside the park office. Meet your guide on the Park Office front porch. Not stroller accessible. Loaner binoculars and checklists available but limited. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Fire Tower Trek
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA
Join us for an educational guided hike up to the west overlook, and a tour of the CCC stone fire tower. Registration is required. Please visit or contact the park office to register. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-422-1932.
Survival Skills (Compass Orienteering, Fire Building)
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 12 PM to 2 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Walk through the forest with a ranger, looking for materials to build a fire and learn how to orient yourself using a compass. Then, build a fire without matches. Supplies provided. Geared towards participants 8 years and older. Spaces are limited. For more info and to register, please click on this event's title. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 16, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Camp Lawton Guided Tour
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Explore the grounds of what was once the largest prison in the world! Admission to the History Center is included. Gather on the Camp Lawton History Center front porch. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
Diamorpha Days: Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March and makes for some beautiful photo opportunities. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance by calling the park office. Click event for details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Orienteering at Red Top
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 11 AM to 1 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us as we learn basic compass and navigation skills, then put them to the test. Take compass readings and plot your course to navigate your way through the Georgia Orienteering Club course here at Red Top. We will meet at the Tennis Courts by the Trading Post. Course maps are available for purchase at the Trading Post and Visitors Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-975-4226.
Herpetology Hike
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Come join us for a fun and educational walk on the Upland Pine Trail in search of some of the Swamp's scaly residents. We will learn about the Swamp's reptiles and amphibians that call this wonderful place home and dispel any myths surrounding them. We will discuss their ecological importance and threats that they face today. Don't miss out! $10 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Tales of Scales Event 
Trillium Hike
Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Venture with us up the South Rim Stairs to view the endemic Persistent Trillium flowers in bloom! These flowers are native to Tallulah Gorge only, witness their rare and subtle beauty with your own eyes. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Lake Trahlyta/CCC Museum
Saturdays 1 PM - 2 PM – Mar 16, 2024 until Mar 30, 2024 
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Join us on the trail around Lake Trahlyta (an easy hike) and learn some of the history of Georgia's second oldest state park. Then explore the CCC museum and learn of the work involved in establishing the park. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Sunday, March 17, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Sunday, Mar 17, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 17, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Diamorpha Days: Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Mar 17, 2024 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March and makes for some beautiful photo opportunities. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance by calling the park office. Click event for details. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Marsh Hike
Sunday, Mar 17, 2024 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Take in the sights and sounds of island scenery as you follow a naturalist on a guided hike to learn about our coastal salt marshes and what makes this habitat important. This hike will be one mile total. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Folklore Hike
Sunday, Mar 17, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come on this guided hike and learn about the folklore and historic tales of Native Americans and early settlers. The guided portion of the hike will be a mile and a half on flat ground, from the North Rim to the South Rim. The hike will end on the South Rim and you can choose to return the same way or via the stairs and suspension bridge. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Monday, March 18, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Monday, Mar 18, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Let's ROCK: Geology Hike
Monday, Mar 18, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Explore the geologic forces that formed the canyon and the surrounding area. This moderately strenuous hike (just under 2 miles) begins at the Main Overlook and proceeds down to Cherokee Falls. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 18, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Bear Creek Hike
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This short but strenuous guided hike will go from the Interpretive Center down to the ford at Bear Creek (approximately 3 miles roundtrip). $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 19, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 20, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Homeschool at Panola: Panola Mountain's Ecology (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2024 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Explore Panola Mountain on a 2-mi. hike to discuss the rare ecosystem, how it is actively conserved, and what threats currently face granite outcrops. Closed toed shoes with good tread are required. Hike is considered moderately strenuous. Meet at the Nature Center. Register by calling the Park Office as space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Homeschool at Panola: Panola Mountain's Ecology (Grades 6-12)
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Explore Panola Mountain on a 2-mi. hike to discuss the rare ecosystem, how it is actively conserved, and what threats currently face granite outcrops. Closed toed shoes with good tread are required. Hike is considered moderately strenuous. Meet at the Nature Center. Register by calling the Park Office as space is limited. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Thursday, Mar 21, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Bear Creek Hike
Thursday, Mar 21, 2024 1 PM to 3 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
This short but strenuous guided hike will go from the Interpretive Center down to the ford at Bear Creek (approximately 3 miles roundtrip). $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Birding Basics
Thursday, Mar 21, 2024 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a relaxing morning as we go on a birding adventure. This class will teach you the basics of birding as we hikeand explore around Crooked River $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Take Flight Event 
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 21, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Introduction to Leave No Trace Skills & Ethics Workshop
Thursday, Mar 21, 2024 10 AM to 12 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
The Subaru/Leave No Trace Teams provide proven, research-based skills and education for getting outside in an environmentally sustainable way. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Friday, March 22, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Friday, Mar 22, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
West Rim Hike
Friday, Mar 22, 2024 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Cloudland Canyon State Park - Rising Fawn, GA
Join us for a moderately strenuous, 3 mile trek. This hike offers scenic views from the many rocky outcrops along the trail. $5 parking. 706-657-4050.
Sunset Bike Tour
Friday, Mar 22, 2024 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a leisurely bike ride with a ranger as we explore our park, and end our adventure with a beautiful sunset $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 22, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

West Ridge Hike
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 9:30 AM
Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge - Dawsonville, GA
Join a park naturalist on an 0.6 mi round-trip hike to the waterfall on our paved West Ridge trail. Along the way you will learn local human history and natural history, discover flora and fauna, and come face-to-face with thundering Amicalola Falls. Register in Advance. $12 plus $5 parking. 706-344-1515.
Spring Bird Walk
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 9 AM to 10 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Learn to ID some of our local feathered friends and help check our bluebird boxes on a leisurely stroll outside the park office. Meet your guide on the Park Office front porch. Not stroller accessible. Loaner binoculars and checklists available but limited. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Spring Has Sprung Hike
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 2 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Spring has arrived! Celebrate the first days of spring with a 3.4 mile ranger-led jaunt along the East End Loop trail. Look for any emerging foliage in the pine forest, gaze across the valley at Odie Overlook, and learn a bit about spring flora and fauna. Not stroller accessible. Meet at TV Tower parking lot (Roadside Park). $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Trails & Scales: A Hike for Herps
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join a Ranger on the trail for scaly tails! Are you sharp-eyed enough to spy all the amazing snakes, lizards, and even alligators? This hike is perfect for all ages and enthusiasts of reptiles. $4.75-$8.25 912-437-4770.
Tales of Scales Event 
Trails & Scales: A Hike for Herps
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 2 PM to 3 PM
Fort King George Historic Site - Darien, GA
Join a Ranger on the trail for scaly tails! Are you sharp-eyed enough to spy all the amazing snakes, lizards, and even alligators? This hike is perfect for all ages and enthusiasts of reptiles. $4.75-$8.25 912-437-4770.
Tales of Scales Event 
Self-Guided Easter Trail Hunt
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 10 AM to 4 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Exercise your brain and body on this ecology hike. Stop by the park office (trading post), pick up a trek card and set off on a self-guided hike on the nature trail. After completing the trek, return to the park office to pick up your EGG-citing award from the Easter Bunny! Bring water, bug repellent and wear closed-toe shoes. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
9 AM - 4 PM from Mar 23, 2024 until Apr 7, 2024 
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase. Then, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages, Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 am - 4 pm, from March 1 to April 7. Win an extra prize for sending us a selfie while on your hunt. $5.50 to $8.75 912-264-7333.
Marble Mine Guided Hike
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 10 AM to 11:30 AM
James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park - Summerville, GA
Join Park Rangers on Hike to the Mine. Learn about local wildlife and history of the park. Bring plenty of water and wear proper shoes. Meet at Park Office. $5 Park Pass Required. Call the Park Office for any questions 706-857-0826. $5 parking. 706-857-0826.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 9 AM to 2 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take a guided hike with a trained "Friends of Panola" volunteer, through the restricted Conservation Area and up to the summit of Panola Mountain. This is a 6-mile, semi-off trail, strenuous hike that offers a variety of beautiful views and unique perspectives on the park. Must call to register in advance, space is limited. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Georgia's Venomous Snakes
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 10 AM to 11 AM
Seminole State Park - Donalsonville, GA
Come slither with us! Hike the Gopher Tortoise Trail with a ranger and discuss Georgia's venomous snakes. The trail is 2 miles. $5 parking. 229-861-3137.
Tales of Scales Event 
Spring Morning Walk
Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Take advantage of the first weekend of spring with a guided morning walk on the Big Ferry Trail. This 3-mile hike will explore local flora, fauna, and history of Skidaway Island. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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