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Hike and paddle your way through Tallulah Falls
Tallulah Gorge State Park offers various activities in July
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Hiking through the mountains, paddling on the rivers or lakes and swinging through the trees are all activities available to visitors to Georgia’s State Parks.

During the month of July, the activities run the gamut in Northeast Georgia’s areas starting on July 2 and running until July 25.

Launching the events will be the Gorge Floor Hike at Tallulah Falls. Visitors may explore the gorge with a ranger-led hike by traveling down 535 steps to a river crossing, then climbing boulders and logs to get to Sliding Rock.

Participants are advised to wear a swimsuit if they want to cool off in the natural slide. They also should bring water, lunch and snacks.

Pets are prohibited, and children must be 10 or older to participate.

The hike will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2; Sunday, July 3; and Monday, July 4. The hike will begin at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

The park requires advanced registration for $10 pule $5 for park. For more information, call 706-754-7981.

All of the following July events are at Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive, Tallulah Falls.

For more information, call 706-754-7981.

Slackline 101

What: Learn the basics of walking on a slackline; bring comfortable shoes; for ages 12 and older.

When: 5-7 p.m. July 6 and 5-7 p.m. July 20

Cost: $5 plus $5 parking; reservations recommended


Family Paddle

What: Paddle around Tallulah Lake as a family with children age 2 and older; Children must be accompanied by an adult

When: 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13

Cost: $15 plus $5 parking; reservation recommended


Witch’s Head Hike

What: Guided hike to view the witch’s head rock and eat lunch; Bring water, lunch and proper foot wear. Children must be 8 or older. No pets.

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23

Cost: $5 plus $5 parking; Register in advance

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