Locust Stake
ForestWatch hikers head up the ATV trail on our Locust Stake Issue Hike



Our calendar is updated frequently, so check back often!

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2018 Outings

(To register for a hike, click on the “Learn More” link if one is provided)

  • Tuesday, June 26:  Summer Tree ID Hike at Lake Winfield Scott & Sosebee Cove – with Sue Harmon, Anne Hughes & Cliff Shaw (Hike is full, but please register for one of our other upcoming hikes)
  • Tuesday, July 3rd:  Medicinal Plants Hike – with Patricia Kyritsi Howell (Hike is full, but please sign up for one of our other upcoming hikes)
  • Saturday, July 14th:  Cooper Creek Valley of the Giants Hike – with Sue Harmon, Anne Hughes & Cliff Shaw (Hike is full, but please register for the Second Chance hike on Friday, July 20th)
  • Friday, July 20th: Second Chance: Cooper Creek Valley of the Giants Hikewith Sue Harmon, Melanie Vickers & Cliff Shaw Learn More
  • Saturday, July 21st: Swim with the Fishes!  Snorkeling on the Conasauga River – with the US Forest Service & ForestWatch Learn More
  • Saturday, August 4th:  Sassafras Mountain Wildflowers – with Jess Riddle & Georgia Botanical Society
  • Saturday, September 8th:  Nature Walk at Smithgall Woods – with Jess Riddle & Tom Hennigan
  • Saturday, October 20th – with Dr. JP Schmidt

Please note: ForestWatch outings are very popular and fill up fast, often within 24 hours! Registration information is sent out through our “ForestWatch E-Alerts” system.  Click here to register for our E-alerts system.

How to register for a  ForestWatch hike: Once an outing alert has been sent, you can register for that hike by: 1) clicking on the registration link in the alert;  2) clicking on the “Learn More” link after the hike information above; or 3) contacting the office (PH: 706-867-0051, or email:  Remember that Georgia ForestWatch members are given priority on our outings and will be sent hike alerts (with registration information) four days in advance of non-members.  Please consider becoming a member!

We will see you on the trails!

2018 Events:

  • October 6th: Annual Fall Retreat & Membership Meeting at Vogel State Park

2018 Board Meetings:

  • January 23rd
  • May 1st
  • July 24th
  • October 23rd

(Please note these dates are subject to change. Please email us at if you are a member and interested in attending.)