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Hiking Events


Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Hitting the Trails - River Trail
Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023 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.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Birding Hike
Friday, Feb 3, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come see all the various bird species that inhabit the island alongside a ranger on a 2-mile hike on the Sandpiper and Avian Loops. Guests are encouraged to bring their own binoculars, but they are not necessary for a good birding trip! Meet at the Sandpiper trailhead. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Full Moon Night Hike
Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger for an easy to moderate, 3.4-mile full moon hike along Overlook Loop. Bring a flashlight and water. Geared towards ages 10 & up. Meet at Callaway Country Store Overlook Parking lot. Must pre-register. 706-663-4858.
First Saturday Hike
Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Explore the outdoors with us on the first Saturday of every month! This month we will be hiking a portion of the Multi-Use Trail. This a moderate trail and we will hike about 3-4 miles of it. Dress for the weather and the trail. Don't forget water and snacks! **Call the park office to register** 770-504-2277 $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Low Tide Marsh Hike
Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 2 PM to 3:15 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow a ranger for a guided hike along our coastal salt marshes, take in the sights and sounds of island scenery, and learn about this important habitat. The trails are close to the water and can be muddy in some spots, so please wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail behind the Visitor’s Center for this one-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Dawn Mill Tour
Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 7 AM to 8:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
We'll be embarking on this mill tour while its still dark outside and returning in the early morning. Have pride in being some of the first hikers on the trail. This event is by preregistration only. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
North rim hike
Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike the north rim with a ranger and learn interesting facts about the gorge. call and sign as space is limited. $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

NATURE HIKE — RIVERSIDE TRAIL TO THE TOWER
Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Enjoy a beautiful walk alongside the Chattahoochee river, an easy 2.2 mile hike (round trip). Join our naturalist and learn a little bit about the Chattahoochee river. All skill levels welcome! Meet at the Day-Use Area. $5 per person. 20 person limit. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
The Not-So-Snow Moon Hike
Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
This month’s full moon is one you will not want to miss! For this hike, join us at the Campground 2 Boat Ramp as participants will see the full moon while talking about the night sky and nocturnal species! You are welcome to bring head lamps, flashlights, water, and any Christmas/Holiday attire. Space is limited! $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
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Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Join us under the light of the Snow Moon to enjoy its beauty and chat about the night sky and nocturnal species. Feel free to bring head lamps or flashlights for your walk in the dark. **Call the park office to register and learn the meeting place** 770-504-2277 $5 parking. 770-507-2277.
Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Feb 5, 2023 6:15 PM to 7:45 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.

Friday, February 10, 2023

Take a Hike on Your Winter Break
Friday, Feb 10, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Meet us at the park while school is out and take a short hike with a ranger. Afterwards visit the renovated Mill House or play on the playground. Limit of 15, reserve your spot by Feb 6, 2023. $5 parking fee. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Wonderful Wetlands
Friday, Feb 10, 2023 2 PM to 4 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. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

National Scouts Day Hike
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 1 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join a ranger on a 3.4-mile, easy-moderate hike along our East End Loop. Learn a bit about nature and park history. Dress for the weather. Bring water, a snack, and potentially your brand new bamboo walking stick. Geared towards ages 8 and up. Meet at TV tower parking lot (Roadside Park) off Alt-27. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Scouts BSA at Fort Yargo
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 3 PM to 6 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
Its National Scouts BSA week and we are celebrating by offering a Merit Badge class on Ecology and Conservation. Join us at the Interpretive Center as we will be learning and going over requirements for the Forestry and Plant Science merit badges. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Volunteer Workday at HLC
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The second Saturday of every month, meet Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work and company in the outdoors. Please click on the title to see a list of the monthly activities. If you can join us please email: friendsofhardlaborcreek@gmail.com. Help us make a positive difference. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Valentines Day Couples' Sunset Hike
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 5 PM to 7 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take your relationship to new heights! Join a Park Ranger to watch the sunset over Metro Atlanta from the top of Panola Mountain! This hike is limited to couples only and is an 18+ event. Expect photo opportunities, a campfire, and s'mores! $30.00 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Hike on Martin's Mine Trail
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join our Naturalist on a guided hike of Martin's Mine Trail. This moderate 1.4 mile in and out trail ends at a beautiful small waterfall. Learn about the mining history of Smithgall Woods and see the remnants of these mining efforts. $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
Sweetheart Hike at Dawn
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 7 AM to 8:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Start Valentines weekend off with a scenic nature hike. You'll be some of the first visitors in the park. This event is by preregistration only, call 770-732-5871 $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetheart Hike
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy this scenic nature hike through the park with someone who your glad to have in your life. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetheart Hike
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 to Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy this scenic nature hike through the park with someone who your glad to have in your life. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Sweetheart Night Hike
Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This is the final sweetheart hike of the day. You'll enjoy a ranger led hike through the park after dark. Don't forget to bring your flashlights. 18+ This event is by preregistration only. 18+ $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Swamp Hike
Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 11 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Meet at the West/East River Swamp trailhead by picnic shelters #5 and #6 for a trek through the Seventeen Mile River Swamp. Learn about the ecology and human history of the area from your knowledgeable guide. Great opportunity for viewing wildlife! $3 plus $5 parking. 912-384-7082.
Singles Hike
Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 3 PM to 4 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
Single this Valentine's Day? Join us for a 3/4 mile hike to discover why solitude is pretty great! Meet at the Overland Nature Trail. $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Sweetheart Hike
Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 3 PM to 4 PM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
Come join us as we hike down our Lake Trail and through our Love Tunnel. This hike is about a 1 mile round trip. Bring your camera for pictures. Our Naturalist will be happy to take photos of you and your Sweetheart. Pre-register at the Visitor Center by 7:00 pm Saturday Feb. 11, 2023. Meet at the Interpretive Center on the day of the hike. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Dawn Mill Tour
Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 7 AM to 8:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
We'll be embarking on this mill tour while its still dark outside and returning in the early morning. Have pride in being some of the first hikers on the trail. This event is by preregistration only. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike & Mill Tour
Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what happened to the New Manchester Mill and it workers? Find out just what happened and tour the inside of the mill. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike & Mill Tour
Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what happened to the New Manchester Mill and it workers? Find out just what happened and tour the inside of the mill. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Galentines Hike and craft
Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 2 PM to 4 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hey ladies! Bring yourself (and a fellow gal pal) for a special afternoon. Join us for a ladies only hike to inspiration point. Following the hike we will make galentines day cards and enjoy some snacks. Call to register or for questions. $10 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Hitting the Trails - Sempervirens Trail
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023 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.

Friday, February 17, 2023

Solar System Walk
Friday, Feb 17, 2023 7 PM to 8 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Enjoy a cool night walk as we uncover our place in this vast universe $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Arbor Day Adventure Walk
Friday, Feb 17, 2023 4 PM to 5:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 1-mile evening woodland ramble to learn fascinating facts about trees and everything else along the trail. Bring a flashlight just in case. Free. Meet at Carl’s Cove parking lot. Stroller-accessible. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

GLOW BRACELETS GLOW NECKLACES & A NIGHT HIKE
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Meet the park naturalist at the Day Use Area to make glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces and go on a night hike along the river trail. How do the sounds change in the night? Pre-register and pay in advance. $3 per person. 20 person limit. $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Birding Basics
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 9 AM to 10 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.
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Georgia’s Arbor Day Celebration Tree Hike
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a 5 mile hike through the forest to one of our largest trees on the park, Old Ferny. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Sunset Stroll
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 6 PM to 7 PM
Indian Springs State Park - Flovilla, GA
We’ll be walking up along the dam to watch the sun set over the lake. Come enjoy the beauty of the evening with us. Don't forget your flashlight! **Preregistration required.** Call 770-504-2277 $5 parking. 770-504-2277.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 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 5-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 to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Great Backyard Bird Count: Billy's Island
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We invite you to join us for the annual Cornell eBird / Audobon Society Great Backyard Bird Count. Our goal is to quietly observe and record all of the birds we see on Billy's Island. Afterwards, visitors can individually report their count online or contribute to the group count (recorded by the park ranger). $22.50 per person (same as regular boat tour) $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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History Hike & Mill Tour
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what happened to the New Manchester Mill and it workers? Find out just what happened and tour the inside of the mill. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike & Mill Tour
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what happened to the New Manchester Mill and it workers? Find out just what happened and tour the inside of the mill. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Wagging Tails Hit the Trails
Saturday, Feb 18, 2023 4 PM to 5 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us on the Muscadine Trail for a Ranger led hike with your furry four legged friend! (Dogs and Cats only) Please bring water and pet waste bags. We will meet in the parking lot in front of the trail head. $5 parking. 706-356-4362.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Sunrise Walk with a Ranger
Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 6:50 AM to 7:50 AM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Chat with a ranger and walk ½ mile in (1 mile total) to Buzzard’s Roost. Watch the sun rise (7:12am) and learn more about park. Coffee provided at the end. Stone amphitheater next to Park Office. Must pre-register. 6:45 AM check-in, 6:50-7:50 AM hike $3 plus $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Great Backyard Bird Count: Boardwalk Trail
Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 8 AM to 8:45 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
We invite you to join us for the annual Cornell eBird / Audobon Society Great Backyard Bird Count. Our goal is to quietly observe and record all of the birds we see along the boardwalk trail for 30 minutes. At the end, visitors can individually report their count online or contribute to the group count (recorded by the park ranger). $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Monday, February 20, 2023

Surviving The Winter- Junior Ranger Program
Monday, Feb 20, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
How does wildlife survive the winter months? Learn this and more in "Surviving the Winter." Participants will get a closer look at how wildlife survive the winter. They will learn about wildlife, wildlife adaptions, use binoculars, create habitat to assist wildlife during these colder months, make a wildlife craft and more. $20 per person $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Hitting the Trails - Nature Center Trail
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 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.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Geocaching Hike
Friday, Feb 24, 2023 2 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Geocaching enthusiasts are invited to join our guided 3-mile hike running from the Big Ferry Trail to the Connector Trail, Avian Loop, and Sandpiper Trail to find geocaches hidden in the park. Participants can bring small items to trade with. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike to learn about the unique ecology and history of Panola Mountain State Park. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Trail Work Volunteer Day #1
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come out and volunteer to help keep our trails great! Tasks will vary and assignments compatible with participant ability. Please bring gloves. Preregistration preferred. Admission fees waived for volunteer participation. 770-443-7850.
Birding Hike
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come see all the various bird species that inhabit the island alongside a ranger on a 2-mile hike on the Sandpiper and Avian Loops. Guests are encouraged to bring their own binoculars, but they are not necessary for a good birding trip! Meet at the Sandpiper trailhead. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
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History Hike & Mill Tour
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what happened to the New Manchester Mill and it workers? Find out just what happened and tour the inside of the mill. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
History Hike & Mill Tour
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 to Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Ever wonder what happened to the New Manchester Mill and it workers? Find out just what happened and tour the inside of the mill. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Devils Pulpit hike
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to look at the rock formation called the Devil's pulpit it is a mile and a half hike with 640 stairs. Please call in advance to register $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Birding with Buddies Hike
Saturday, Feb 25, 2023 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join a Park Ranger at the Muscadine Interpretive trail for a fun birding experience. Learn the basics of birding, such as identifying bird calls and species of birds. Then take a short .7 mile hike to test our new knowledge. Binoculars are not required but highly encouraged. Please bring water and closed toe shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
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Sunday, February 26, 2023

Explore the Park After Dark
Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Come explore the park on this ranger led hike. Have a chance to see the stars during unique opportunity to be in the park after sunset. Don't forget to bring your flashlights. This event is by preregistration only call 770-732-5871. 18+ $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase! After finding the phrase, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages and is included with standard site admission. This event is going on Tuesdays thru Sundays, 9am - 4pm, from March 1 to April 9. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Homeschool at Panola: Panola Mountain's Rare Ecology Hike
Thursday, Mar 2, 2023 9 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
The Diamorpha smallii will be in bloom! Join Panola Mountain State Park's rangers to learn about how Panola Mountain was formed, and about the rare ecology and plants that grow on the mountain. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Homeschool at Panola: Panola Mountain's Rare Ecology Hike
Thursday, Mar 2, 2023 1 PM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
The Diamorpha smallii will be in bloom! Join Panola Mountain State Park's rangers to learn about how Panola Mountain was formed, and about the rare ecology and plants that grow on the mountain. $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Diamorpha Days: Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 4, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast US, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March and makes for some beautiful photo opportunities! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase! After finding the phrase, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages and is included with standard site admission. This event is going on Tuesdays thru Sundays, 9am - 4pm, from March 1 to April 9. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.
Full Moon Hike
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2023 7:15 PM to 8:45 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.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Trails & Tales: We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Thursday, Mar 9, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Be on the lookout for that bear! Join us at the visitor center as we read a book, make binoculars, and go on a bear hunt. Smokey Bear is lost in our woods and we need to find him. Family Connection and Georgia Forestry Commission has teamed up with the park. Be on the lookout for the next adventure every second Thursday of the month. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Diamorpha Days: Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast US, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March and makes for some beautiful photo opportunities! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Hike on Martin's Mine Trail
Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join our Naturalist on a guided hike of Martin's Mine Trail. This moderate 1.4 mile in and out trail ends at a beautiful small waterfall. Learn about the mining history of Smithgall Woods and see the remnants of these mining efforts. $5 parking. 706-878-4707.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Outdoor Camping Survival
Monday, Mar 13, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Camping is fun if you are prepared for the adventure. "Outdoor Camping Survival" will focus on the basics of camping and surviving in nature. Participants will learn how to put up a tent, build a shelter, start a fire without a match, build a campfire, camp cooking skills, prepare their lunch over a campfire and hiking in the woods. $25 per participant $5 parking. 706-541-0321.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase! After finding the phrase, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages and is included with standard site admission. This event is going on Tuesdays thru Sundays, 9am - 4pm, from March 1 to April 9. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Diamorpha Days: Sunset Hike
Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast US, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March. Expect beautiful photo opportunities and end with a campfire and s'mores! 15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase! After finding the phrase, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages and is included with standard site admission. This event is going on Tuesdays thru Sundays, 9am - 4pm, from March 1 to April 9. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Diamorpha Days: Guided Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Diamorpha smallii is in bloom! Endemic to the Southeast US, this gorgeous red succulent fills Panola Mountain's solution pits during the month of March and makes for some beautiful photo opportunities! $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Owl Prowl Night Hike
Friday, Mar 24, 2023 7 PM to 8 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Join us on a special guided hike where we will be trying to hear and see the different owls that call Magnolia Springs home! The program will meet at the park office. The cost is $5 per person. $5 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.
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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Hike on the 1st Saturday of Spring
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
George L. Smith State Park - Twin City, GA
Come out to the park for a hike on the 1st Saturday of Spring. $5 parking fee. $5 parking. 478-763-2759.
Friends of Panola Mountain Extended Hike
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 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 5-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 to 20 hikers. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Birding the Day Away
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for an introductory hike to the local birds of Georgia. Birds can be found around the fields, woods and creeks of Pickett’s Mill. Enjoy the sights and sounds of our native birds. Admission fee required. Bring binoculars or the park has a few to lend. Call 770-443-7850 for registration. $4-$6. 770-443-7850.
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National Puppy Day Hike
Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
In honor of National Puppy Day, we will be hosting a pet friendly hike along Victoria's Path. In addition to the hike, our local animal will be onsite with pups that are ready to be adopted out. Come out and see the pups and enjoy a relaxing hike along the creek. Please wear closed toed shoes and a water bottle. We will meet at shelter #4. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase! After finding the phrase, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages and is included with standard site admission. This event is going on Tuesdays thru Sundays, 9am - 4pm, from March 1 to April 9. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Take Flight Hike
Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Ready to let your dreams of outdoor adventures take flight? Join New Echota State Historic Site at 10 AM on the 1st Saturday of the month from April-October for a series of Interpretive hikes focusing on the ecology of birds, bats, and pollinators. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
Take Flight Event 

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Pick up a scavenger hunt map, follow the clues, and find the secret phrase! After finding the phrase, turn in your map and receive an Easter goodie bag. This event is for all ages and is included with standard site admission. This event is going on Tuesdays thru Sundays, 9am - 4pm, from March 1 to April 9. $5 - $8. 912-264-7333.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, Apr 5, 2023 8 PM to 9:30 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.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Volunteer Workday at HLC
Saturday, Apr 8, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The second Saturday of every month, meet Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work and company in the outdoors. Please click on the title to see a list of the monthly activities. If you can join us please email: friendsofhardlaborcreek@gmail.com. Help us make a positive difference. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Laurel Ridge Hike
Saturday, Apr 8, 2023 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy a guided hike along our beautiful Laurel Ridge Trail. This trail is 1.6 miles long with a moderate incline and a beautiful view of Yonah from the ridgeline. Lean about the the plants and animals that call this ridgeline home. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Trails & Tales: Chester Colorful Easter Eggs
Thursday, Apr 13, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Join Family Connection at the campground boat ramp. Read a story with us then go on an egg hunt through the woods to find the eggs for Chester. Join us on the second Thursday of each month for a new adventure! $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Edible, medicinal and utilitarian plants of the Native Americans
Saturday, Apr 15, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Hike with Ben Kirkland along the white oak trail. This 1.25 mile trail meanders through the woods and brings us out to the plaza. Ben will discuss the local flora and fauna and how valuable it was to the everyday life of the American Indians. $5 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Dog Hike
Sunday, Apr 16, 2023 11 AM to 11:45 AM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Come join Jack Hill State Park on a hike, and bring your dog along. Approximately 1 mile hike along our nature trail Dog must always be on a six foot leash. Please bring water and wear tennis shoes or hiking boots. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Bats along the Etowah-International Bat Appreciation Day
Monday, Apr 17, 2023 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Entry for this event is limited to 80 people and entry ends when the museum closes at 5:00 PM, so gather here before 4:30pm to sign-in for a special evening with the curator. We will start with a short program about bats and then set off for the mounds and a bat watching adventure. Click on the event title for more details. $2 -$6 plus $5 parking. 770-387-3747.
Take Flight Event 

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Tree I.D. Hike
Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join us on a hike down the River Trail (1.8 miles) and learn to identify trees that grow along the river, trees that are native to the area and invasive species. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Meet at the Visitor Center. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Earth Day Hike/Trash Pickup
Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Jack Hill State Park is celebrating Earth Day by picking up trash and cleaning up around the park on April 22nd, 2023. We are encouraging everyone to come out and help us keep our planet clean! We will provide gloves, buckets, and trash bags! If you have a trash grabber/trash picker feel free to bring it! We hope to see you there! $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Birding the Day Away
Saturday, Apr 22, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for an introductory hike to the local birds of Georgia. Birds can be found around the fields, woods and creeks of Pickett’s Mill. Enjoy the sights and sounds of our native birds. Admission fee required. Bring binoculars or the park has a few to lend. Call 770-443-7850 for registration. $4-$6. 770-443-7850.
Take Flight Event 

Friday, May 5, 2023

Full Moon Hike
Friday, May 5, 2023 7:50 PM to 9:20 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.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Take Flight Hike
Saturday, May 6, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Ready to let your dreams of outdoor adventures take flight? Join New Echota State Historic Site at 10 AM on the 1st Saturday of the month from April-October for a series of Interpretive hikes focusing on the ecology of birds, bats, and pollinators. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
Take Flight Event 

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Volunteer Workday at HLC
Saturday, May 13, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The second Saturday of every month, meet Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work and company in the outdoors. Please click on the title to see a list of the monthly activities. If you can join us please email: friendsofhardlaborcreek@gmail.com. Help us make a positive difference. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Falls to Farm Hike
Saturday, May 13, 2023 7:30 AM to 4 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Falls to Farm Hike This hike is an 11-mile, one-way hike that celebrates more than 150 years of shared history between Hardman Farm and Anna Ruby Falls! 706-878-1077.
What's Blooming on the Ridge
Saturday, May 13, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join our Naturalist on a guided hike along Laurel Ridge Trail. Along the way we will stop to discuss native plants, any potential uses they may have, and how the ridge affects where they grow. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
World Migratory Bird Day Hike
Saturday, May 13, 2023 8 AM to 9 AM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join us for a birding hike this Saturday on World Migratory Bird Day! We will meet at the trading post at 8am and walk along the boardwalk trail. Learn about how the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge plays an important role in conservation by providing countless birds habitat. This hike is open to all ages. We encourage students to participate! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Take Flight Event 

Saturday, May 20, 2023

The Etowah and Georgia Archaeology Month
Saturday, May 20, 2023 10 AM to 4 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come enjoy a day dedicated to Archaeology based activities, and tours to the mounds. Click on the event for more details. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Birding the Day Away
Saturday, May 20, 2023 10 AM to 11 AM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Join us for an introductory hike to the local birds of Georgia. Birds can be found around the fields, woods and creeks of Pickett’s Mill. Enjoy the sights and sounds of our native birds. Admission fee required. Bring binoculars or the park has a few to lend. Call 770-443-7850 for registration. $4-$6. 770-443-7850.
Take Flight Event 

Saturday, May 27, 2023

159th Anniversary, Battle of Pickett's Mill
Saturday, May 27, 2023 10 AM to 4 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Observe Federal and Confederate infantry drills displayed around separate field encampments. Experience periodic cannon firings taking place throughout the day. Explore civilian lifeways at our 1850's cabin. Enjoy the feature demonstration of the William Oliphant Story held in the "Ravine" between both Federal and Confederate Troops. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Be Safe Out There
Saturday, May 27, 2023 to Sunday, May 28, 2023 10 AM to 3 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Do you want to get into hiking and other outdoor activities, but want to make sure you stay safe and are prepared? Come to Smithgall to learn all things hiking safety. By the time you leave you’ll know what to pack, and how to be prepared for even the most unpredictable of events. Learn how to enjoy the great outdoors safely and confidently. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - Ages 5-7
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 to Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's time for Camp! Kids ages 5-7 can come out and explore the great outdoors at Junior Ranger Camp. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. Please bring a packed lunch. Some of the activities include, Crafts, creek fun, water fun, Hiking, and more. We will need at least 5 participants signed up for us to hold camp. Pre-registration must be made in advance. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - Ages 5-7
Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 to Friday, Jun 2, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's time for Camp! Kids ages 5-7 can come out and explore the great outdoors at Junior Ranger Camp. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. Please bring a packed lunch. Some of the activities include, Crafts, creek fun, water fun, Hiking, and more. We will need at least 5 participants signed up for us to hold camp. Pre-registration must be made in advance. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Full Moon Hike
Friday, Jun 2, 2023 7:45 PM to 9:15 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.
Jr Ranger Camp - Ages 5-7
Friday, Jun 2, 2023 to Saturday, Jun 3, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's time for Camp! Kids ages 5-7 can come out and explore the great outdoors at Junior Ranger Camp. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. Please bring a packed lunch. Some of the activities include, Crafts, creek fun, water fun, Hiking, and more. We will need at least 5 participants signed up for us to hold camp. Pre-registration must be made in advance. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Volunteer Workday at HLC
Saturday, Jun 3, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The second Saturday of every month, meet Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work and company in the outdoors. Please click on the title to see a list of the monthly activities. If you can join us please email: friendsofhardlaborcreek@gmail.com. Help us make a positive difference. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
National Trails Day Hike
Saturday, Jun 3, 2023 10 AM to 12 PM
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site - Dallas, GA
Come out and help us observe National Trails Day. There will be a ranger-led hike that will cover a mix of topics related to both nature and history found along the Pickett's Mill Battlefield trails. The hike will begin at 10 a.m. and will last about two hours. $3 - $6. 770-443-7850.
Take Flight Event 
National Trails Day - Full Moon hike at Victoria Bryant
Saturday, Jun 3, 2023 9:30 PM to 11 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Come out and celebrate National Trails Day by enjoying a full moon hike by the creek. Along the hike we will see the full moon rise and enjoy the sights and sounds of the night. We will meet at picnic shelter #4. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Monday, June 5, 2023

Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 5, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
Take Flight Event 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - June
Tuesday, Jun 6, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $100 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - June
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $100 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - June
Thursday, Jun 8, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $100 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Friday, June 9, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - June
Friday, Jun 9, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $100 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Dragonflies along the Etowah- National Dragonfly Day
Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 10 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Come learn about dragonflies, Damselflies, Snake Doctors and the wetland habitat of the Etowah. Click on the event title for more details. $2 - $6. 770-387-3747.
Take Flight Event 
Hike on Ash Creek Trail
Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come on a guided hike on Ash Creek Trail. This is a slightly more challenging trail that is perfect for the summer months! this hike will be around 3.5 miles with some moderately challenging terrain, and two creeks that will be forded (no bridges). This trail is a wonderful opportunity to experience everything that Smithgall Woods has to offer. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Junior Ranger Camp: History Edition
Saturday, Jun 10, 2023 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Over the weekend, kids ages 8 to 12 can join the Wormsloe Rangers in crafting, games, and hikes that highlight Georgia’s nature and history in the 1700s. Campers will earn their official Wormsloe Junior Ranger badge. The fun lasts Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Space is limited. Call our office to register. $80. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Junior Ranger Camp: History Edition
Sunday, Jun 11, 2023 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Over the weekend, kids ages 8 to 12 can join the Wormsloe Rangers in crafting, games, and hikes that highlight Georgia’s nature and history in the 1700s. Campers will earn their official Wormsloe Junior Ranger badge. The fun lasts Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Space is limited. Call our office to register. $80. 912-353-3023.

Monday, June 12, 2023

Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 12, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
Take Flight Event 

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 8-11
Wednesday, Jun 14, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's time for Camp! Kids ages 8-11 can come out and explore the great outdoors at our Junior Ranger Camp. 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM daily. Please bring a packed lunch. Some of the fun activities include, Archery, Crafts, creek fun, Hiking, and more. We will need at least 5 participants signed up for us to hold camp. Pre-registration must be made in advance. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 8-11
Thursday, Jun 15, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's time for Camp! Kids ages 8-11 can come out and explore the great outdoors at our Junior Ranger Camp. 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM daily. Please bring a packed lunch. Some of the fun activities include, Archery, Crafts, creek fun, Hiking, and more. We will need at least 5 participants signed up for us to hold camp. Pre-registration must be made in advance. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Junior Ranger Camp - Ages 8-11
Friday, Jun 16, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's time for Camp! Kids ages 8-11 can come out and explore the great outdoors at our Junior Ranger Camp. 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM daily. Please bring a packed lunch. Some of the fun activities include, Archery, Crafts, creek fun, Hiking, and more. We will need at least 5 participants signed up for us to hold camp. Pre-registration must be made in advance. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Bays Bridge Hayride
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 3 PM from Jun 17, 2023 until Oct 21, 2023 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come enjoy a guided hayride to the famous Bay's Bridge. Hayrides will run continuously from 10 am to 3 pm. This is a perfect time for pictures and a great outing for the whole family! You will want to wear clothing which is appropriate for a hayride. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Monday, June 19, 2023

Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 19, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
Take Flight Event 

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - June
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $100 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - June
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $100 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - June
Thursday, Jun 22, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $100 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Friday, June 23, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - June
Friday, Jun 23, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $100 per Jr Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Outdoor Adventure Camp - June 26-30
Monday, Jun 26, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Tired of the same old summer camp? Looking for some adventure this summer? We have the solution! If you’re interested in archery, tree climbing, outdoor living skills, and more, this is the camp for you. Ages 10-14. Registration will open in March. $250. 770-389-7801.
Master Naturalist
Monday, Jun 26, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
Take Flight Event 

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Jr. Ranger Camp - Ages 12-15
Wednesday, Jun 28, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's time for Camp! Kids ages 12-15 can come out and explore the great outdoors at Junior Ranger Camp. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. Please bring a packed lunch. Some of the fun activities include, Archery, Crafts, creek fun, Hiking, and more. We will need at least 5 participants signed up for us to hold camp. Pre-registration must be made in advance. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Jr. Ranger Camp - Ages 12-15
Thursday, Jun 29, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's time for Camp! Kids ages 12-15 can come out and explore the great outdoors at Junior Ranger Camp. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. Please bring a packed lunch. Some of the fun activities include, Archery, Crafts, creek fun, Hiking, and more. We will need at least 5 participants signed up for us to hold camp. Pre-registration must be made in advance. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Friday, June 30, 2023

Jr. Ranger Camp - Ages 12-15
Friday, Jun 30, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
It's time for Camp! Kids ages 12-15 can come out and explore the great outdoors at Junior Ranger Camp. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. Please bring a packed lunch. Some of the fun activities include, Archery, Crafts, creek fun, Hiking, and more. We will need at least 5 participants signed up for us to hold camp. Pre-registration must be made in advance. $115 plus $5 parking. 706-245-6270.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Take Flight Hike
Saturday, Jul 1, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Ready to let your dreams of outdoor adventures take flight? Join New Echota State Historic Site at 10 AM on the 1st Saturday of the month from April-October for a series of Interpretive hikes focusing on the ecology of birds, bats, and pollinators. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
Take Flight Event 
Full Moon Hike
Saturday, Jul 1, 2023 7:45 PM to 9:15 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, July 3, 2023

Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 3, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
Take Flight Event 

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Volunteer Workday at HLC
Saturday, Jul 8, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The second Saturday of every month, meet Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work and company in the outdoors. Please click on the title to see a list of the monthly activities. If you can join us please email: friendsofhardlaborcreek@gmail.com. Help us make a positive difference. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.

Monday, July 10, 2023

Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 10, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
Take Flight Event 

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - July
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - July
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - July
Thursday, Jul 13, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Jr Ranger Camp - July
Friday, Jul 14, 2023 9 AM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Join us for fun and adventure this Summer with our Jr Ranger Summer Camps! We'll be learning about nature and the world around us through a variety of activities such as; fishing, hiking, archery, and much more! Preregistration is required, call the park office for more information $100 per Junior Ranger $5 parking. 912-882-5256.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Bays Bridge Hayride
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 3 PM from Jul 15, 2023 until Oct 21, 2023 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come enjoy a guided hayride to the famous Bay's Bridge. Hayrides will run continuously from 10 am to 3 pm. This is a perfect time for pictures and a great outing for the whole family! You will want to wear clothing which is appropriate for a hayride. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Junior Ranger Camp: History Edition
Saturday, Jul 15, 2023 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Over the weekend, kids ages 8 to 12 can join the Wormsloe Rangers in crafting, games, and hikes that highlight Georgia’s nature and history in the 1700s. Campers will earn their official Wormsloe Junior Ranger badge. The fun lasts Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Space is limited. Call our office to register. $80. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Junior Ranger Camp: History Edition
Sunday, Jul 16, 2023 10 AM to 4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Over the weekend, kids ages 8 to 12 can join the Wormsloe Rangers in crafting, games, and hikes that highlight Georgia’s nature and history in the 1700s. Campers will earn their official Wormsloe Junior Ranger badge. The fun lasts Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Space is limited. Call our office to register. $80. 912-353-3023.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 17, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Monday, July 24, 2023

Master Naturalist
Monday, Jul 24, 2023 9 AM to 4 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
This is an adult environmental educational program in cooperation with the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry. This course is 8 weeks long and involves both classroom lectures as well as hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of 48 hours of instruction taught by state and local experts in the natural and environmental sciences. $285 plus $5 parking. 706-878-4707.
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Monday, July 31, 2023

Full Moon Hike
Monday, Jul 31, 2023 8:30 PM to 10 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.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Volunteer Workday at HLC
Saturday, Aug 5, 2023 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
The second Saturday of every month, meet Friends of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work and company in the outdoors. Please click on the title to see a list of the monthly activities. If you can join us please email: friendsofhardlaborcreek@gmail.com. Help us make a positive difference. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
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Saturday, Aug 5, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Ready to let your dreams of outdoor adventures take flight? Join New Echota State Historic Site at 10 AM on the 1st Saturday of the month from April-October for a series of Interpretive hikes focusing on the ecology of birds, bats, and pollinators. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
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Friday, August 11, 2023

Go Tell It On Black Rock Mountain State Park-Storytelling Festival
7 PM - 8 PM from Aug 11, 2023 until Aug 12, 2023 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Spend the weekend hearing storytellers and live music. Participants can learn the craft of storytelling during lectures throughout the weekend. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Go Tell It On Black Rock Mountain State Park-Storytelling Festival
7 PM - 8 PM from Aug 12, 2023 
Black Rock Mountain State Park - Mountain City, GA
Spend the weekend hearing storytellers and live music. Participants can learn the craft of storytelling during lectures throughout the weekend. $5 parking. 706-746-2141.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Bays Bridge Hayride
3rd Saturday of Month 10 AM - 3 PM from Aug 19, 2023 until Oct 21, 2023 
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come enjoy a guided hayride to the famous Bay's Bridge. Hayrides will run continuously from 10 am to 3 pm. This is a perfect time for pictures and a great outing for the whole family! You will want to wear clothing which is appropriate for a hayride. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-878-3087.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2023 8:30 PM to 10 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.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Take Flight Hike
Saturday, Sep 2, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
Ready to let your dreams of outdoor adventures take flight? Join New Echota State Historic Site at 10 AM on the 1st Saturday of the month from April-October for a series of Interpretive hikes focusing on the ecology of birds, bats, and pollinators. $5-$7. 706-624-1321.
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