Things to do Outdoors in Georgia May 2015

Things to do outdoors in Georgia May 2015

Things to do Outdoors in Georgia May 2015

May is an exciting month with Mother’s Day, Kids To Parks Day, Memorial Day and warm weather! Remember that some of the events require registration through parks or other venues. The links will lead you to more info.

ALL MONTH LONG you can visit Chattahoochee Nature Center to learn about sea turtles and create your own turtle nest and explore animal migrations!

Stone Mountain Park’s Lasershow Spectacular plays every Saturday in May at 9:30pm! Click here for the schedule.

Things to do outdoors in Georgia
Tallulah Gorge
Credit: Lesli Peterson

May 1-7

Education! Discover the diversity of life in Georgia’s streams at Don Carter State Park. May 1

Date Night! Join guided kayak tours under the full moon at Hard Labor Creek, May 1

Date Night! Join guided kayak tours under the full moon at George L Smith State Park, May 1.

Explore! Hike 5 beautiful miles on Pine Mountain Trail at FDR State Park, May 2

Date Night! Join one of the three full moon hikes happening May 2nd at Sweetwater Creek, Panola Mountain, or Tallulah Gorge State Park

Date Night! Stargaze with astronomers at Stephen C Foster State Park May 2, 9, and 16.

Celebrate! the opening of Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gainesville Location! May 2 ūüôā

Explore! Paddle the Chattahoochee River with Chattahoochee Nature Center guides on a River Canoe Adventure, May 2

Date Night! Have fun hiking Tallulah Gorge under the full moon May 3rd

Things to do outdoors in Georgia this MayMay 8-14 Mother’s Day Goes Here!¬†

Kids! Fun-filled JAKES Day at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center with fishing, archery, animal shows, and more! May 9

Education! Celebrate Migratory Bird Month with a beginner birdwatching hike at Laura S Walker State Park, May 9

Kids! Junior Fishing Rodeo this saturday at Victoria Bryant State Park May 9

Volunteer! Clean up and restore native plants at Panola Mountain State Park May 9!

Volunteer! Mistletoe State Parks needs your help to clean up the picnic area for summer, May 9

Volunteer! Work on the mountain bike trail followed by a free trail ride at Hard Labor Creek State PArk, May 9

Volunteer! Join Friends of Don Carter State Park to work on volunteer projects.

Volunteer! Clean up around the boat ramps at Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area on May 9

Volunteer! Learn the history of New Echota and help clean up the cemetery at New Echota Historic Site, May 9

Explore! Enjoy a spring hike at Georgia’s newest Historic Site, Hardman Farm on May 9

Education! Learn about archaeology as experts identify artifacts at Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, May 9

Education! Learn about Georgia’s frogs on this night paddle at Fort Yargo State Park, May 9

Date Night! Stargaze with astronomers at Stephen C Foster State Park May 2, 9, and 16.

Explore! Join Chattahoochee Nature Center Canoe Guides and Atlanta Audubon Society to paddle along and learn see migrating birds.

Explore! Paddle the Chattahoochee River with Chattahoochee Nature Center guides on a River Canoe Adventure, May 9

Mother’s Day in the Park! Bring mom to FDR State Park for a picnic with fun games and prizes! May 10

Mother’s Day in the Park! Enjoy a peaceful sunset paddle with mom at Hard Labor Creek State Park on May 10

Free Admission for Moms at Chattahoochee Nature Center on Mothers Day, May 10! Enjoy wildlife walks, trails, gardens, and more.

Education! Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Last Homeschool Program of the season! Included with general admission. Ages 5 – Adult.

Things to do outdoors in georgiaMay 15-21 Kids To Parks Day, this week!

Date Night! Unwind from the week & kick off the weekend with an evening at Chattahoochee Nature Center, May 14

Kids! Kick off #KidsToParks Day with a New Moon paddle at Hard Labor Creek State Park on May 15

Experience! Race down 3 miles of the Little River at the annual Big Little River Paddle, Reed Bingham State Park, May 16

Volunteer! Bring your work gloves and help with some of the projects at Black Rock Mtn State Park, May 16

Kids! Come on down to General Coffee State Park to try new outdoor activities and have fun at the jr fishing derby! May 16

Experience! Trailrunners get in on this 30K through Chattahoochee Natl Forest on May 16. Starts at Sloppy Floyd State Park

Kids! Celebrate #KidsToParks Day with tons of fun at Cloudland Canyon State Park, May 16

Kids! Come hike and bike Tallulah Gorge State Park for #KidsToParks Day, May 16

Kids! It’s a #KidsToParks Game Day at Skidaway Island State Park! May 16

Kids! Bring a friend for a hike at FDR State Park for #KidsToParks Day! May 16

Kids! Celebrate #KidsToParks Day at Fort Mountain State Park with water balloons, face painting, 5/16

Kids! Learn Wildlife Tracking at High Falls State Park on #KidsToParks Day May 16

Experience! The darkest skies in Georgia for Astronomy night at Stephen Foster State Park May 16

Experience!¬†¬†Chattahoochee Nature Center’s inflatable planetarium STARLAB! May 1

Education! Homeschool Day at Hard Labor Creek State Park, May 20

Things to do outdoors in Georgia Kayaking
Kayaking Georgia State Parks


May 22-28 Memorial Day Weekend is here!

Date Night! Join us at twilight for a peaceful paddle at Sweetwater Creek State Park May 20

Date Night! Guided kayak paddle after the sun sets at Hard Labor Creek State Park May 22, 23, 24

Kids! Have a wild time at Little Ocmulgee State Park for Memorial Day Mayhem! Water ballons, night hikes, crafts

Experience Memorial Day Weekend at Florence Marina State Park’s celebration. May 23-25

Experience! Stenuous trek to the gorge floor at Tallulah Gorge State Park!! Swim at the falls. May 23, 24, 25. Must register

Explore! Learn about the geology of Sweetwater Creek State Park on a hike with a geologist. May 23,

Education! Observatory Open House at Hard Labor Creek State Park on May 23, ga.happytrailswildtales.com

Kids! Skidaway Island’s Junior Ranger Camp happens May 25-29, ga.happytrailswildtales.com

Experience! One hour guided horseback ride at FDR State Park, May 25 pre-register

Date Night! Unwind from the the week or kick off the weekend with an evening at Chattahoochee Nature Center, May 28

May 29-31

Date Night! Peaceful paddle as the sun sets at Sweetwater Creek State Park, May 29, register

Date Night! Guided lake paddle beneath the full moon at Hard Labor Creek State Park. May 29 & 30

Experience! Pre-register for this guided canoe paddle at Mistletoe State Park May 30

Date Night! Enjoy a full moon paddle around the lake at Tallulah Gorge May 30! Register.

Date Night! Enjoy a peaceful paddle under the big bright moon at Hard Labor Creek State Park May 29 & 30

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