STOCKBRIDGE — Panola Mountain State Park has been recognized for its community programming.

The park has been awarded the Best Year-Round Programming Award during the Georgia Department of Natural Resources annual conference.

Panola Mountain offers more than 30 ranger-led programs and hikes each month, including creative twists such as glow-in-the-dark archery. Their adult summer camp includes sleeping in a tree canopy, kayaking and canoeing, bouldering, fly fishing, archery and open-fire cooking – all packed into two days. One of metro-Atlanta’s most creative July 4th programs includes watching area fireworks from atop the park’s granite mountain.

Upcoming events at Panola Mountain:

Aug. 25

Indoor Basic Archer — fourth Sunday of every month until Nov. 24 from 1-2 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Aug. 31

South River Kayak Paddle — from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25 plus $5 for parking

Guided Mountain Hike — 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10, plus $5 for parking

Movies in the Park — 8-10 p.m. Consessions are available. Cost is $5 for parking

Sept. 2

Reptile Encounters — 11-11:30 a.m. Cost is $5 parking

Sept. 5

Homeschool Days — 2-4 p.m. Cost is $8 per child

Sept. 7

Guided Mountain Hike — 9 a.m. — noon. Cost is $10 plus $5 for parking

Sept. 11

Homeschool Days — 2-4 p.m. Cost is $8 per child

Sept. 13

Moonlight Mountain Hike — 7-9 p.m. Cost is $15 plus $5 for parking

Sept. 14

Lost but Found Safe and Sound — 3-4 p.m. Class is free with a short video and K-9 demonstration. Cost is $5 for parking.

For more information or to register for a class, call 770-389-7801 or visit www.gastateparks.org/panolamountain.