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Candle Lantern Tour & Bat Hikes @ Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Candle Lantern Tour Fort McAllister Georgia State Parks Savannah Richmond Hill Fort McAllister State Historic Park in Richmond Hill will host these October 2017 kid-friendly events:

Weekend Hikes
Every Sunday of October
10AM & 1PM
Choose from the edible plant, weekend waterway, or the marsh flora hike and enjoy an educational hike with the park naturalist and rangers. Edible plant and marsh flora hike are about 3 miles. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 per person.

Candle Lantern Tour
Sat. Oct. 14, 2017
7-9PM
Join us for our annual candlelight guided tours! Come see soldiers go about their evening duties and experience what life was like for those living on the Georgia coast during the Civil War. You’ll get to stop by our lovely barracks house for some sweet treats before being treated to an exclusive night-time firing of our cannon! Tours every half hour. $5-9 per person.

Astronomy
Fri. Oct. 20, 2017
7-8PM
Let our rangers be your guides to the galaxy as we spend the evening gazing at the lunar landscape. We’ll be peering through our telescopes while learning about the real majesty of our galaxy. Involves a short half-mile hike. Visitors will meet our rangers at the front office before taking a trip to one of our many scenic spots. $2 per person.

Sunset Bat Hikes
Fri. Oct. 13 and 27, 2017
6:45 – 7:45PM
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 per person.

Blacksmithing & Civil War Medicine
Sat. Oct. 21, 2017
10AM- 3PM
It’s time to get fired up! Join our rangers as we show off both the fun and the challenges of blacksmithing! Then learn about some of the many tonics and remedies that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal ailments and injuries during the Civil War. Fort admission required.

Halloween at Savage Island
Sat. Oct. 29, 2017
7-9PM
Get ready to get spooky as campers decorate their campsites to compete for the many prizes such as scariest site, best costume, and more! Satisfy your sweet tooth with some candy courtesy of our rangers! Campers only.

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Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
912.727.2339
email FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

(Halloween 2017 events) Campground Trick-or-Treating @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Halloween events Savannah trunk treat costume contestYou are invited to bring your costumed kids to Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah for the annual Campground Trick-or-Treating, Sat. Oct. 28 2017, 2PM.

Bring your ghost, ghoul, princess or costumed little one out for an afternoon of trick-or-treating through the park campground. Arrive at 1:30PM to enjoy games, crafts and fun before everyone heads into the campground.

Cost: $5 parking.Bring cash for faster entry.

For info call: 912-598-2300.
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More Fall 2017 Skidaway Is. State Park Events

Evening Bat Lecture and Hike
Sat. Oct 28, 2017, 7 PM
Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah
Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem. Come learn more about these amazing animals and take a short hike to see them glide through the sky in their natural habitat.
Cost $5 parking. Bring cash for faster entry.
912-598-2300.

Calls of the Wild- Dusk Hike
Sat. Oct 21, 2017, 7 PM
Skidaway Island State Park , Savannah
Hit the trails right before dark to hear all the animals that call right before the darkness of night sets in. The guided hike will be about a mile hike and typically last an hour.
Cost: $5 parking. Bring cash for faster entry.
912-598-2300.

Pups ‘n’ Trucks Food Truck Carnival
Sun. Nov. 12, 11AM-3 PM
Join your favorite food trucks, pet boutiques and animal shelters for this fun event made for dogs and their owners. Plenty of trails, picnic tables and fresh air for the whole family.
Cost: $5 Parking Pass – Bring cash for faster entry.
Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Location:
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Georgia 31411

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2017. 

(Savannah Daytrips) Family Beach Days & Bike Trips @ Sapelo Island

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Sapelo Island Savannah daytrips

Family Beach Days @ Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island near Darien, Ga.  (about a 1 hour drive from Savannah on I-95 South)

Wed. June 7, 2017 9AM to 12:30PM
Wed. June 21, 2017 9AM to 12:30PM
Wed. July 5, 2017 9AM to 12:30 PM

Come explore the wonders of Sapelo Island beaches. A Naturalist will take you on a beach walk and teach about animals that call the intertidal zone their home. The program will conclude with the chance use a fish seine to catch a sample of some coastal creatures. Learn more here. 

Cost: $10 with a separate charge of $15 for the 30-minute ferry ride.

Reservations required. Contact: 912-485-2299.

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Bike Sapelo near Darien, Ga. (about a 1 hour drive from Savannah on I-95 South)

Sat. Jun 10, 2017 9AM to 12:30PM

Day visitors may enjoy biking Sapelo Island with Sapelo’s naturalist. They’ll meet you at the ferry with a bike (bring your own helmet; required for 15 and younger) and lead you on Sapelo’s prettiest roads. Visit the Gator Pond, Lighthouse and Nanny Goat beach. This will be a leisurely ride on flat roads with minimum traffic. Click here for ferry information. $25 each with a separate charge of $15 for the 30-minute ferry ride.  Learn more here. 

Reservations required. Contact: 912-485-2299.

War of Jenkins Ear @ Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Wormsloe Historic Site Memorial Day Weekend events Savannah Family Kids Wormsloe Historic Site in Savannah will commemorate Georgia’s role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain over Memorial Day Weekend 2017.

A brief presentation at the Visitor Center at 10AM will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills and black powder weapons demonstrations.

War of Jenkins’ Ear
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Monday, May 29, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM

Cost: $2 – $10. 912-353-3023.

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406
Chatham County

Learn more here.

Savannah Spring Festivals 2017: Family Food Truck Fun Festival & Spring Market, Skidaway Is. State Park

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Family Food Truck Festival Spring Market Skidaway Is. State Park Savannah Join your favorite food trucks AND local crafters, artists and yard salers for this incredible Spring market @ Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah in Savannah, Sat. April 22, 9AM-3PM.

Nosh on great food while you shop vendors, walk the trails or enjoy a ready made picnic in the park.

Want to be a vendor? Skidaway is providing 8 foot tables with 2 chairs for a $25 concession fee. Email anne.robinson@dnr.ga.gov for more information.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah 31411
912-598-2300

 

Free kids’ nature programs @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Skidaway Island State Park Savannah free events

Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah regularly offers free events. There is a $5 parking fee which is waived if you have an annual state park pass. Details on state park passes here.

See the free April 2017 events here

 

Things to do with kids: Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt 2017 @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Skidaway Island State Park Valentine's Weekend Scavenger Hunt Savannah 2017 Do something special and fun this Valentines Day Weekend 2017 @ Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah.

Win the HEART OF THE PARK TROPHY by competing in Skidaway Island State Park’s Second Annual Valentines Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt right here in the park.

Cost: $5 for parking and $15 per couple/family team.

Sun. Feb. 12, 1:30-3PM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, Georgia 31411

MAY THE BEST COUPLE/TEAM WIN!

Learn more here.

First Day Hike, Round 2 & FREE Colonial Faire & Muster @ Wormsloe Historic SIte

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Hike Wormsloe Colonial Faire & Muster 2016

First Day Hike, Round 2, Jan. 7, @ Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah 

For everyone not able to join on New Year’s Day, come on out to join for a second offering of the First Day Hike @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah.

This is the Savannah everyone wants to see. Come enjoy a beautiful hike along our scenic marsh and Moon River, to Battery Wimberly, a Civil War earthen fort. Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, no open toe shoes.

Hike to the Civil War earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Guided hike with site history.

Saturday, Jan. 7 10:30AM-Noon
Wormsloe State Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Admissions – $4.50-$10

For more information, call 912-353-3023.

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Colonial Faire & Muster @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah 

Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, Sutler’s Row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available for purchase.

Feb.3-Feb. 5
Fri. Feb 3, 2017 9AM-4 PM Cost: $4.50 – $10.
Sat. Feb 4, 2017 9AM-4 PM FREE
Sun. Feb 5, 2017 9 AM-4 PM FREE

For more information, call 912-353-3023.

Savannah Holidays 2016: Luminary Fun Night with Mrs. Claus

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Mrs. Claus Holiday Family Fun Skidaway Island State Park Savannah Luminary Fun Night with Mrs. Claus on Sat. Dec 10, 2016 6-8PM @ Skidaway Island State Park.

Bring your children and pets and join Mrs. Claus for a very special Luminary Night.

Enjoy a walk along the enchanted luminary trail and take a hayride around the park. Sip on hot chocolate while decorating cookies and making holiday crafts. Cookies, cookies and more cookies will be served.

All activities $2 per person. $5 parking.

Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Ga 31411

Skidaway Island State Park, 912-598-2300, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411

Fall Food Truck Festival 2016 @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Nov. 20

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Savannah Family food truck Festival Skidaway Island State Park

Celebrate the reopening of Skidaway Island State Park with a festival the week after the park reopens.

Skidaway State Park closed for weeks due to Hurricane Matthew recovery but plans to reopen in Nov. 8 2016. Celebrate with food trucks, music, crafts, huge The Great Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt (which starts @ 2PM)

$5 Parking.

Bring cash for fast and efficient entry.

Food Truck Line-Up in for Fall Family Food Truck Fun Festival

10 Food Trucks participating and new picnic tables. Food truck line-up includes:

Avila – Venezuelan Cuisine
Downtown Curbside Kitchen
Chazitos
The Naked Dog
Low Country Lobster
Crave Cupcakes
Leopold’s Ice Cream
Rolling Smoke Barbecue
Dark Shark Taco Attack!
Psycho Circus

Sun. Nov. 20, 11AM-4PM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Ga 31411

Savannah Halloween: Colonial Haunted Trail Tour @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Wormsloe Colonial Haunted Trail Tour Halloween Savannah Wormsloe State Historic Site Colonial Haunted Trail Tour
Sat. Oct 29, 2016, 7-9 PM

A ranger will guide you into the past to site of colonist Nobel Jones. Keep close together as you explore the trail and hopefully you will be safe from the zombies, ghosts and ghouls drifting under the looming oak tree and Spanish moss. Who knows what ghouls have been disturbed after such a vicious storm this month!

Tours will depart from the Visitors Center every 15 minutes beginning at 7:30pm. Last tour ticket will be sold at 9 pm. If tours sell out prior to 9 pm the entrance gates will be closed. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Admission: $4.50-$10
Contact: 912-353-3023

Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31406

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FOR MORE FAMILY HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, VISIT OUR FALL FUN GUIDE HERE. 

New outdoor gym @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Skidaway Island State Park Savannah outdoor gym

Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah now has an outdoor gym – for all – complete with elliptical, rowing machine & weight lifting equipment.

The new innovative outdoor gym & the six miles of trails make this Georgia state park the ideal spot to workout this fall.

Park Hours: 7AM–10PM

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Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, GA 31411, 912-598-2300, gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

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FOR MORE FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2016 HERE. 

Halloween 2016: Haunted Trail & Falloween Family Fun Day @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Pumpkin Patches, Farms, hayrides Savannah Halloween kids events Pooler Hilton HeadFalloween Family Fun Day @ Skidaway Is. State Park
Sat. Oct 22, 2016 1-4PM
Celebrate fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Hop on a hayride and tour the park. There will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Bring a bag to trick-or-treat through the campground.
Trick-or-treating will begin at 3PM.
$3 plus $5 parking.
912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible

Misery Woods Haunted Forest @ Skidaway Is. State Park
7-9:30PM Fri. Oct 28 & Sat. Oct 29, 2016
Join Skidaway Island Rangers as they navigate you through a trail of terror filled with maniacs, monsters and mayhem. Misery Woods will shatter your senses and leave you screaming for your own sanity.
Cost: $5 plus $5 parking.
912-598-2300.

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Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, GA 31411, 912-598-2300, http://gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

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Pokémon Go! Hikes @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Wormsloe Pokemon Go Hikes Savannah Pokémon Go! Hikes are coming to Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah in Savannah.

Starting Aug. 20 2016, Wormsloe State Historic Site will hold their first Pokémon Go! Hike.

At 2PM and 5PM, come out and ask for the Pokemon Safari tour.

Wormsloe is home to a large variety of Pokémon and with four gyms and nine Pokéstops. It’s the perfect place for a night adventure. They will also be holding a gym competition after the hike with badges up for grabs.

These Pokémon Go! Hikes will continue to be held twice a month @ Wormsloe at the following dates & times:

Pokémon Go! Hike
Sat. Aug 20, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Aug 27, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Sep 10, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Sep 24, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Oct 15, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Oct 29, 2016 2 PM & 65PM

Cost: $4.50-$10. Call 912-353-3023.

Pokemon Go discount

During the month of August, receive 10% off of retail in the Wormsloe gift shop by showing staff there a picture of a Pokemon you caught at Wormsloe (Offer not valid for books or snacks)

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More events @ Wormsloe

Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Sat. Sept. 3-Mon. Sep 5, 2016 10AM-4PM
Craft demonstrations from the 18th century include woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, colonial games and more.

Cost: $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.

Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd Savannah, 31406,http://gastateparks.org/Wormsloe  

Civil War Candle Lantern Tour @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill Civil War Candle Lantern Tour @ Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill.
Sat. Oct 8, 2016 7-10 PM

See Civil War soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for hot cider and cookies, then prepare yourself for a blast with a cannon firing over the Ogeechee River. Tours will be held every half hour, with the last at 9:30PM.

Cost: $5-$8.

Info: 912-727-2339.

Location:
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, 31324

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September 2016 Events @ Fort McAllister State Park

Little Brown Bat Hike
Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:30 – 9 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Astronomy
Saturday, September 17, 2016
9 – 10 p.m.
$3 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, September 18, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Off Trail Slough Exploration
Sunday, September 18, 2016
4 – 6 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Magnolia Trail Bike Ride
Thursday, September 22, 2016
12 -2 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required
Rental bikes are limited (first come first serve). You are encouraged to bring your own bikes.

Fort McAllister Cleanup – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, September 24, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lunch provided for volunteers.

Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, September 25, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Flora, Fauna and Fungi
Sunday, September 25, 2016
4 – 6 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Monday, September 26, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

MORE INFORMATION: For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email questions to FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

Free Pokemon Lures & Family Food Truck Festival, Savannah

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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Family Fun Food Truck Festival @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Join your favorite food trucks at Skidaway Island State Park for their first ever Family Food Truck Fun Fest, noon-4PM Sept.4 2016.

Pokemon lures, Giant Ground Sloth, Cornhole, Ranger-Led Games and Reptile Show are all part of the fun.

$5 parking.

Sun. Sept. 4, Noon-4PM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, Georgia 31411

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

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Other State Park Labor Day Events 

Labor Day at Fort King George
Monday, September 5, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site – Darien, GA
Historians and volunteers will demonstrate colonial-period “labor,” including pinning, wood-working, and blacksmithing. Celebratory musket and cannon firings will take place on the hour. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Labor Day at Fort Morris
Monday, September 5, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site – Midway, GA
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.