Monsters and Meteors


October is a great time to explore your parks and historic sites.  Not only are the leaves changing colors but the skies are clear which makes for some great night sky viewing!  In addition, this is the time of year when monsters, ghosts, witches and ghouls all use their Friends memberships to visit the parks!


At Red Top Mountain State Parks, the Friends group transforms the Iron Hill Trail into the lost city of Ravenwood for a spooky, family-friendly hayride through the woods with story-telling, snacks and more.  For more information and to make reservations, visit 

On October 8, Mistletoe State Park hosts a Family Fall Festival with old-fashioned games, a pumpkin scavenger hunt and more.  Friends of Mistletoe will offer hayrides as well.  Click here for more details.

Friends of Reed Bingham will host a haunted house.  Hayrides, spooky tails and haunted parks are all over the state.  Check out the full events calander at  

For astronomy buffs, there is no better time to look up at the night sky.  A moonlight hike over the suspension bridge at Tallulah Gorge, a Twighlight Paddle at Sweetwater Creek and a boat tour during the Draconid meteor shower at Stephen C. Foster are just a few examples of the exciting opportunities to look up into the night sky.  For a complete listing of night time events, be sure to check out the events calendar and look for the Get Outdoors icon!