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Outdoors events
For the week of June 11-17
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This week

Bike ride, Dahlonega. More than 35 hilly miles. 9 a.m. Saturday, Greenbrier Shopping Center, 406 E. Main St., Dahlonega. 770-534-7075 or

Float-Fly, Gainesville. Georgia Mountain R/C. Float boats and fly radio-controlled air craft off Lake Lanier. Bring chairs, food and drinks. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sardis Cove, Sardis Sports Complex, 2811 Sardis Road, Gainesville. 770-536-0471. 

Vogel's Kids Fishing Rodeo, Blairsville. Kids age 12 and younger can fish in Wolf Creek. Limited supply of bait and poles; bring your own if possible. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Vogel State Park, 7485 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville. $5 parking. 706-745-2628.

Daylily Show, Gainesville. The North Georgia Daylily Society. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Lakeshore Mall, 150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville. Free.

In Our Own Back Yards garden walk, Hall County. Hall County Master Gardeners. See five private gardens and one public garden. Rain or shine. Live music, free plants, and educational information at various gardens. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $10 in advance; $15 day of walk. 770-532-8293.

Paddle and Cast, Helen. Canoes, paddles and life jackets provided. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Buck Shoals State Park, Smithgall Woods Conservation Area and Lodge, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. Bring fishing gear; no live bait allowed. Preregister. 706-878-3087.


Hiking in Helen, Helen, Three-mile guided hikes; bring lunch. 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays through June 27, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $5 parking. 800-573-9659, ext 305.

Come Try It, Gainesville. Try canoes and kayaks on Lake Lanier. Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club. 1-6 p.m. Sundays through September, Lake Lanier Olympic Center, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. $15. 770-287-7888.

Hall County Farmers Market, Gainesville. 6 a.m. Tuesdays and 7 a.m. Saturdays, corner of East Crescent Drive and Jesse Jewell Parkway, near Interstate 985 Exit 24, Gainesville. $10 to join market, $5 per day to sell; $100 to reserve space for entire selling season. 770-531-6988

Hoschton Farmers Market, Hoschton. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Towne Center Shopping Center, Hoschton. Dan Graves, 770-861-7232

Dahlonega Farmers Market, Dahlonega. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through Nov. 7, Hancock Park off the downtown Dahlonega square. 706-864-6133.

Suwanee Farmers Market, Suwanee. Farmers must grow their own produce and be licensed and certified by the Georgia Department of Agriculture; vendors register in advance. . 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 17, Town Center Park, 310 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. 770-945-8996 or

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