Hiking Events

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


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Native Plant Hike
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 3 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow a ranger on a 1-mile hike to see and learn about the native plants that grow in our park and the surrounding area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Hitting the Trails - River Trail
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on a fun and education-filled adventure with our ranger, through some of the trails that make up Crooked River. See and learn about all the different plants and animals that call Crooked River home. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Marsh March
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
1.5 Mile round trip hike to the marshy wetland that is home to a native pitcher plant species. Guided paved hike until we reach the marsh where a good pair of waterproof boots is recommended as the area we will be exploring stays wet. Water, sunscreen and bug spray also recommended. $2 per person $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Guided Nature Trail Tour
Friday, Sep 30, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Reed Bingham State Park - Adel, GA
Join a ranger for a guided hike on one of our beautiful nature trails. Bring your binoculars as we'll be on the lookout for wildlife. Meet at the Coastal Plain Nature Trails trailhead. Be sure to bring a bug spray and wear comfortable shoes. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-896-3551.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Huckleberry Loop Hike - Turning Over a New Leaf
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 11 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Join our naturalist for a hike around Huckleberry Point Loop. This easy walk takes you to a wooded area which hugs the shoreline of the lake. Along the way we will focus on tree identification. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring water. Meet at boat ramp parking. $5 parking. 678-450-7726.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Evening Overlook Loop Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 4 PM to 7 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike along Overlook Loop trail (~3.4 miles). Meet at parking lot across from Callaway’s Country Store. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. Cancelled in the event of storms. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Invasive Species ID Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our park naturalist on a .5 mile hike to identify and discuss the invasive species that you can find in our park. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Dog Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 10:30 AM to 11:30 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 four foot leash. Please bring water and wear tennis shoes or hiking boots. $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
Fall Color Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us the first Saturday in October for a fall color hike! Mistletoe is covered with a wide range of hardwoods and this is a perfect time of year to see all the amazing color they have to offer! We will be hiking the Cliatt Creek trail. Meet us at the office parking lot. $4 or $10 for a families staying in the campground $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Guided Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Birding Hike
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Come see all the various bird species that inhabit the island alongside a naturalist 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.
Morning Mill Tour
Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy this guided history hike down to the mill ruins, and explore the inside. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Champion Trees of the Semper Virens
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Take a fun and educational walk on our Semper Virens trail and learn where the trail gets it to name from. Explore the coastal shell midden forest and explore the champion trees that call it home $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Tree Identification Hike
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
“What tree is that?” Come and find out. A ranger will point out a variety of trees along the Big Ferry Trail. This hike will be one mile in length. Meet at the Big Ferry Trail. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Homeschool at Panola: Mysterious Monadnocks
Thursday, Oct 6, 2022 9 AM to 3 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Discover why Panola Mountain is such a fragile and unique ecosystem. We will examine several aspects of the mountain from the geological process that made it 300 million years ago through the erosion and weathering that brought Panola to the surface to the unique habitat that covers it today. Recommended Ages: 8-14 $8 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Night Hike and Scorpion Hunt
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
We're heading into the night to learn about the things that we can't normally see. We'll look for scorpions, millipedes and centipedes by using provided UV lights. Meet at the park office to walk along an easy/moderate 1 mile trail. Kids ages 6 and older. Bring a flashlight, bug repellent, and wear sturdy shoes. Pre-registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Night Hike
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 6:45 PM to 8:20 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Have your flashlights and headlamps ready for this after dark hike. Meet at the Campground assembly shelter. $4 or $10 for families staying in campground $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Friday, Oct 7, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Full Moon Hike
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
A full moon hike to learn about the night sky and nocturnal species. Bring head lamps or flashlights and water. Event starts at the boat ramp in Campground 2. Parking located in the parking lot on the left. $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Paddle and Hike to the Cemetery
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Are you curious about the residents that lived here before Hard Labor Creek became a state park? Join us for a ranger-led cemetery paddle and hike on a secluded section of the park. Please bring closed toed shoes, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Limited to 12 participants. Pre-register by calling the park office. $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunset mountain hike. There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Chunanee Falls Hike
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come on a beautiful fall hike, guided by one of our lovely Friends members on Chunanee Falls Trail. Learn about the incredible history of this trail, and where it gets its name. Enjoy the beautiful waterfall at the trail's end, and the stunning fall colors along the trail's ridge. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Sunrise Mill Tour
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 7 AM to 8:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This program is by preregistration only. Have an experience unlike any other with our sunrise will tour, Participants of this tour will be the first into the park and will get to experience the sunrise from inside the mill ruins. Please call to preregister. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Raptor Ramble
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Meet at the Shortline Trailhead Picnic Tables. A 1 1/2 mile hike to the Suspension Bridge rock wall and back. Along the way will be educational demonstrations of different Birds of Prey. Collect tickets at each stop. Hike ends at starting picnic tables for refreshments and a SURPRISE! Parking along Tallulah Beach Rd., Tennis Courts and Shortline. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Hike to Old Ferny
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to one of the oldest and largest trees on the park, Old Ferny. Along the way we will see and discuss other species of trees, and see Cascade Falls and Wolf Den cave. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead at Roadside Park off Alt. 27. ~5 miles total. Free. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Hike to Old Ferny
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us for a ranger-led hike to one of the oldest and largest trees on the park, Old Ferny. Along the way see Cascade Falls and Wolf Den. Meet at Cascade Falls trailhead at Roadside Park. ~5miles total. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Guided Mountain Hike
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 1 PM to 4 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Hunter's Moon Hike
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7:45 PM to 9 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a thrilling night hike to see a full moon from our observation tower. Meet at the Big Ferry trailhead for this 1-mile hike and bring shoes that you are prepared to get dirty. Please call the Visitor Center to sign up. $10 plus $5 parking. 912-598-2300.
Native American Museum Tour & HIke
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike starts with a museum tour, putting artifacts in their proper cultural context. The hike will be an easy mile long, $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Native American Museum Tour & HIke
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 to Monday, Oct 10, 2022 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This history hike starts with a museum tour, putting artifacts in their proper cultural context. The hike will be an easy mile long, $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Full Moon Hike
Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to the suspension bridge and watch the moon rise above the gorge. Must register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Wonderful Wetlands
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Join a ranger on a 2-mile hike through the marsh along the Sandpiper and Avian Loop trails to discover how wetlands play a role in protecting our environment. Meet at the trailhead for the Sandpiper Trail. Because the trails can be muddy or wet during high tides, please wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Falling Leaves Hike
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 2 PM to 4 PM
Fort Yargo State Park - Winder, GA
With the changing of seasons, leaves everywhere are starting to fall. This 1-2 Mile guided hike will wind through a beautiful understory of trees full of different colors. Learn about some native trees and get a closer look at nature as it changes. *Fee Required. $3 plus $5 parking. 770-867-3489.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Mushroom Discovery Hike
Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Mushrooms are abundant in autumn, so join a naturalist to see how many we can find! Bring your phone or a camera to take a picture of each type of new mushroom we find, so we can see all the variety of forms and colors of mushrooms found here at the park. We will meet at the Big Ferry trailhead for this 3-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s last surviving rice plantation. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a tour of the plantation house. $20. 912-264-7333.
Voices of the Past - Lantern Light Tour
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a lantern-lit tour under moonlight for stories of history and mystery. You'll hear voices of the past tell their own stories as you walk through the historic buildings lit with candlelight. Reservations required, beginning September 16. Call for Event Fee Information. 478-986-5172.
Night Hike
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 6:40 PM to 8:20 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Have your flashlights and headlamps ready for this after dark hike. Meet at the Campground assembly shelter. $4 or $10 for families staying in campground $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Tracks, Snacks, and Scat
Friday, Oct 14, 2022 10 AM to 12 PM
Skidaway Island State Park - Savannah, GA
Follow the trails with a naturalist and learn to identify animal tracks, food sources, resting places, and hideaways. Learn to identify the scat they leave behind and what they might have eaten available in the area. Meet at the Sandpiper Trail for this 2-mile hike. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Hike and Paddle
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 8 AM to 2 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Join the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend for a fun-filled day of hiking and paddling. Hike the 5.5 mile river trail to the north end of the park, where you will stop for a quick break and then paddle down the river to the Day Use area boat ramp. Bring your own kayak or rent one at the park. Meet at the Visitor Center to sign waivers by 8:00 am. $20-$40 $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
Ophelia's Classic Car Challenge
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 9 AM to 2 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Classic cars from all over southeast Georgia will be on display vying for the championship in Hofwyl-Broadfield’s annual car show. Come and view the cars, vote for your favorite and then tour a historic rice plantation. Presented by Friends of Hofwyl and Classic Coastal Cruisers automobile club. $5-$8. 912-264-7333.
Voices of the Past - Lantern Light Tour
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a lantern-lit tour under moonlight for stories of history and mystery. You'll hear voices of the past tell their own stories as you walk through the historic buildings lit with candlelight. Reservations required, beginning September 16. Call for Event Fee Information. 478-986-5172.
Rock Dam Trail Extended Hike
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 10 AM to 2 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Celebrate National Trails Day with the naturalists for an extended hike of the Rock Dam Trail. This is a moderate to strenuous hike approximately 7.5 miles with creek water crossings. Get a closer look at some of the back-country at Mistletoe. Space is limited, registration required. $5 plus $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Morning Mill Tour
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy this guided history hike down to the mill ruins, and explore the inside. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
A Hike in the Night
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 8 PM to 9 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join the Park Naturalist to hike a portion of the Sassafrass Loop Trail and see what kind of creatures may be active at night. Don't forget to bring a flashlight and water. Meet behind the office. $5 park pass required. $2 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Tree ID Hike
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our park naturalist on a 1 mile hike as we learn about some of the different trees that make up the forest here at high falls! Meet at park office. *Pre-registration is required* *To pre-register please call or visit our park office* $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Fall Nature Hike
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
What changes in Autumn ? What trees loose their leaves first? What trees loose their leaves last.? How is climate change affecting the colors of fall foliage? $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Fall Nature Hike
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
What changes in Autumn ? What trees loose their leaves first? What trees loose their leaves last.? How is climate change affecting the colors of fall foliage? $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Hitting the Trails - River Trail
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on a fun and education-filled adventure with our ranger, through some of the trails that make up Crooked River. See and learn about all the different plants and animals that call Crooked River home. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Friday, October 21, 2022

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 21, 2022 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s last surviving rice plantation. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a tour of the plantation house. $20. 912-264-7333.
Voices of the Past - Lantern Light Tour
Friday, Oct 21, 2022 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a lantern-lit tour under moonlight for stories of history and mystery. You'll hear voices of the past tell their own stories as you walk through the historic buildings lit with candlelight. Reservations required, beginning September 16. Call for Event Fee Information. 478-986-5172.
Sunset Mountain Hike
Friday, Oct 21, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Take time out of your hectic schedule to join us for a relaxing sunset mountain hike. There's nothing quite like watching the sun set from the top of Panola. Bring flashlights, bug spray, hiking boots and water. Ages 10 and up. Space is limited. Call the Nature Center to register. $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Charcoal Craft
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Sit down for a fun afternoon of creativity as we make works of art using something that we all have while camping, charcoal! Fee is $2 per craft $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Voices of the Past - Lantern Light Tour
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Take a lantern-lit tour under moonlight for stories of history and mystery. You'll hear voices of the past tell their own stories as you walk through the historic buildings lit with candlelight. Reservations required, beginning September 16. Call for Event Fee Information. 478-986-5172.
Morning Mill Tour
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy this guided history hike down to the mill ruins, and explore the inside. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Fall Colors Hike
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 2 PM to 3 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
Join us for a relaxing hike on our Muscadine Trail to experience the beautiful colors of the fall leaves, and wonderful cool weather. This trail is 7/10 of a mile and is accessible for beginner hikers. Please remember to bring adequate water and proper shoes. $1 plus $5 parking. 706-356-4362.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Turn Over a New Leaf in Vogel State Park
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA
Let's walk Byron Herbert Reece Nature Trail and ID Trees during the fall colors. See the beautiful colors of Oaks, Maples, Tulip Poplars, and Sourwood trees. This is a guided hike. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

History Hike & Mill Tour
Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
Enjoy this Ranger led history hike down to the mill ruins, and explore the inside. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Guided Mountain Hike
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022 9 AM to 12 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Wonder why Panola Mountain is a restricted area? Come on a guided hike for a close look at our unique ecology and see how outcrop plants scrape out a living in this harsh environment. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water. Register in advance. $10 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Ghosts and Legends of Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation
Friday, Oct 28, 2022 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site - Brunswick, GA
Take an eerie journey back in time at Coastal Georgia’s last surviving rice plantation. We will walk beneath centuries old Live Oak trees, explore the plantation out-buildings and finish with a tour of the plantation house. $20. 912-264-7333.
Night Hike
Friday, Oct 28, 2022 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Have your flashlights and headlamps ready for this after dark hike. Meet at the Campground assembly shelter. $4 or $10 for families staying in campground $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
Autumn Inspiration Hike
Friday, Oct 28, 2022 1 PM to 2 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike to Inspiration point enjoying the color around you. Meet at the Interpretive Center $5 per a person $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Monster Hunt Hike
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 4 PM to 5 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join us on a 0.8 mile hike along Delano Trial Loop while spotting all sorts of ghastly ghouls and other mysterious monsters. Meet at Trading Post. Free $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Halloween Spooktacular Sunset Hike
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 5:30 PM to 8 PM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Join us for a spooky twist of our sunset mountain hike at Panola Mountain. We'll hike Panola Mountain and learn about native spiders and bats of Georgia along the way. Costumes encouraged! Closed toed shoes are required. Don't forget water and your flashlight! Stay after the hike for s'mores by the campfire and a family friendly ghost story or two! $15 plus $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
Trick or Trot
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 7:30 PM to 9 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Come to Smithgall for some spooky fun! Join our Naturalist for a nighttime hike around Wetland Loop and learn about the folklore and legends of the Appalachian mountains, and where they likely stem from. Who knows, you might just see something that can't be explained! $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Herpetology Hike
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 8 PM to 9 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! $5 plus $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
Explore the Park After Dark
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This event is by preregistration only. Come brave the trails after dark on this ranger led hike as we look for the creepy crawlies that call our park home. Ages 18+ $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 
Where's Noble Bones? A Bone Chiling Scavenger Hunt!
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come help us find Noble Jones, he has lost all of his Noble Bones! Every Saturday in October Wormsloe State Historic Site will be holding a spooky scavenger hunt. It gives families a perfect way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful natural and cultural resources here at Wormsloe while having some fun! $2.50 - $10 912-353-3023.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Tree Identification Hike
Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
Panola Mountain State Park - Stockbridge, GA
Panola Mountain is home to a unique ecosystem in the Georgia Piedmont which can be seen through its trees and plants. Join us for a guided hike of the Rock Outcrop Trail (0.75 mi.) to learn about native trees and plants and what makes Panola Mountain special. $5 parking. 770-389-7801.
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Saturday, November 5, 2022

Tree ID Hike
Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 9 AM to 11 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our park naturalist on a 1 mile hike as we learn about some of the different trees that make up the forest here at high falls! Meet at park office. *Pre-registration is required* *To pre-register please call or visit our park office* $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Guided Hike
Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Mistletoe State Park - Appling, GA
Join us for a hike on the Cliatt-Creek Nature Trail. We will be meeting at the park office for this hike. Register for this hike by calling the park office at (706) 541-0321. $4 per person or $10 for a family of 4 staying in the campground. Parking pass is required. $4 or $10 per families staying in the campground $5 parking. 706-541-0321.
White Water Watch Hike
Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 12 PM to 3 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down a strenuous quarter mile hike to Bridal Vail Falls to watch the kayakers paddle the drop. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

White Water Watch Hike
Sunday, Nov 6, 2022 10 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down a strenuous quarter mile hike to Bridal Vail Falls to watch the kayakers paddle the drop. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Full Moon Hike
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 6 PM to 7:30 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.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Champion Trees of the Semper Virens
Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Take a fun and educational walk on our Semper Virens trail and learn where the trail gets it to name from. Explore the coastal shell midden forest and explore the champion trees that call it home $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Volunteer Workday at HLC
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 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.
Invasive Species ID Hike
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our park naturalist on a .5 mile hike to identify and discuss the invasive species that you can find in our park. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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3rd Annual Native American History Day
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 11 AM to 4 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
November is Native American History month so to celebrate we will be teaching primitive skills throughout the day and have a guided hike along the Trillium Trail to discuss the everyday uses of the local flora and fauna. $3 plus $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
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Laurel Ridge Hike
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Enjoy a guided hike on Laurel Ridge Trail. Learn about the unique flora that thrives on different regions of this ridge, and enjoy the beautiful view of Yonah mountain at the top. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
White Water Watch Hike
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 10 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down a strenuous quarter mile hike to Bridal Vail Falls to watch the kayakers paddle the drop. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

White Water Watch Hike
Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 10 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down a strenuous quarter mile hike to Bridal Vail Falls to watch the kayakers paddle the drop. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Hitting the Trails - River Trail
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on a fun and education-filled adventure with our ranger, through some of the trails that make up Crooked River. See and learn about all the different plants and animals that call Crooked River home. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Long Leaf Pine Hike
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Chattahoochee Bend State Park - Newnan, GA
Take a guided hike along the Wild Turkey Trail (2.2 miles) and learn about the Long Leaf Pine Trees and pine beetles. You will also learn how prescribed fire rejuvenates the forest for the plants, animals and insects. Meet at the Visitor Center. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. $5 plus $5 parking. 770-254-7271.
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Trash Pickup Walk
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Jack Hill State Park - Reidsville, GA
Do you need volunteer or community service hours? Do you like to clean up nature right where you live? Come on and join Jack Hill State Park in cleaning up the park! $5 parking. 912-557-7744.
White Water Watch Hike
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 10 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down a strenuous quarter mile hike to Bridal Vail Falls to watch the kayakers paddle the drop. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

White Water Watch Hike
Sunday, Nov 20, 2022 10 AM to 1 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Hike down a strenuous quarter mile hike to Bridal Vail Falls to watch the kayakers paddle the drop. $10 plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Tree Meet and Greet
Thursday, Nov 24, 2022 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Stephen C. Foster State Park - Fargo, GA
Join a ranger for an easy and relaxing hike along our boardwalk to enjoy swamp scenery and sounds, and to build an appetite for Thanksgiving turkey. Learn about various tree and plant species that inhabit the famed Okefenokee Swamp and their benefits to the ecosystem. $5 parking. 912-637-5274.
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Friday, November 25, 2022

Wormsloe Turkey Trot Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Nov 25, 2022 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site - Savannah, GA
Come out on Black Friday for our Turkey Trot Scavenger Hunt! At your own pace, come tackle the 3-mile Battery Trail. Check in at the Visitor Center for a trail map and clues to what you’ll be looking for along the way. Return to the museum after completing the hike for a prize (while supplies last). $2 - $10. 912-353-3023.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Explore the Park After Dark
Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 7 PM to 8 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This event is by preregistration only. Come brave the trails after dark on this ranger led hike as we look for the creepy crawlies that call our park home. Ages 18+ $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Hitting the Trails - River Trail
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA
Embark on a fun and education-filled adventure with our ranger, through some of the trails that make up Crooked River. See and learn about all the different plants and animals that call Crooked River home. $5 parking. 912-882-5256.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 5:15 PM to 6:45 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.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Invasive Species ID Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 9 AM to 10 AM
High Falls State Park - Jackson, GA
Join our park naturalist on a .5 mile hike to identify and discuss the invasive species that you can find in our park. Meet at the park office. $5 parking. 478-993-3053.
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Festive Hike
Saturday, Dec 10, 2022 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Smithgall Woods State Park - Helen, GA
Join our Naturalist on a Festive Hike up Laurel Ridge Trail and learn about what flora and fauna is still thriving during our frigid months, and why certain plants and animals are so heavily associated with the holiday season. Bring your water, and dress for the weather. $5 parking. 706-878-3087.
Turn Over a New Leaf Event 

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Explore the Park After Dark
Sunday, Dec 18, 2022 6 PM to 7 PM
Sweetwater Creek State Park - Lithia Springs, GA
This event is by preregistration only. Come brave the trails after dark on this ranger led hike as we look for the creepy crawlies that call our park home. Ages 18+ $10.00 plus $5 parking. 770-732-5871.
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Sunday, January 1, 2023

First Day Hike
Sunday, Jan 1, 2023 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Start off the year with a leisure 3 mile hike on the short line trail. Meet at the Old Jail House. $5 parking. 706-754-7981.

Friday, January 6, 2023

Full Moon Hike
Friday, Jan 6, 2023 5:30 PM to 7 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.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

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.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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.

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 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.
Turn Over a New Leaf 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.

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.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

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 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.

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.

Friday, September 29, 2023

Full Moon Hike
Friday, Sep 29, 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.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Full Moon Hike
Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 6:45 PM to 8:15 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, November 27, 2023

Full Moon Hike
Monday, Nov 27, 2023 5:45 PM to 7:15 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.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Full Moon Hike
Thursday, Jan 25, 2024 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.

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Full Moon Hike
Saturday, Feb 24, 2024 7 PM to 8:30 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.