Events

Saturday, April 29

Navigation by Compass

In a world where technology is always at our grasps, sometimes it is nice to take a step back. Orienteering is a highly valuable skill that isn’t practiced...

Civil War Re-Enactment

Activities are open to public Saturday 4/29/17 and Sunday 4/30/17. In addition to the daily Battles Neshaminy State Park is sponsoring a Civil War living...

Presque Isle's 61st Spring Clean-up

Join hundreds of volunteers, the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie, P.I. Partnership, The Great Pennsylvania Clean-up, and DCNR staff for its 61st Annual Spring...

Rowing Regatta

MARC Regatta is a collegiate rowing regatta hosted by the Susquehanna Rowing Association (SRA) on Pinchot Lake in the Quaker Race Day Use area.

Saturday Morning Birding Series

Saturday Morning Birding Walks at Hills Creek Saturdays in April and May All 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Hills Creek State Park Office prior to 8am...

ATV Safety Class

Pennsylvania DCNR Safety Classes for ages 8-15 and the ATV Safety Institute Classes for ages 6 and up are now being scheduled. Contact the instructor,...

Bald Eagle Eco-Tour

Join our guided tour of Chapman and surrounding area to see eagles, eagle’s nests, and many other birds! When: April 29, 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Where:...

Bat Mine Hike

Take a walk on the Hartman trail to the old bat mine. We’ll take a few stops along the steep trail to talk about the bats and White Nose Syndrome before we...

Spring Into Action

Volunteers are needed for our annual spring clean-up event. Projects may include weeding/landscaping, litter pick-up, and trail work. Please register so we...

Spring Volunteer Day

We are holding a Spring Volunteer Day on Saturday, April 29th from 9am until noon at Little Buffalo State Park. All participants must register and should be...

Spring into History @ Buchanans Birthplace State Park

The park naturalist will be on hand to answer questions at Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park for the Spring into History Tour of Franklin County. Stop by to...

DiscoverE:  Hide n' Seekers Summer Series

Come join the park educator for this pre-school aged (3-5 year olds) 1 hour long program exploring nature themed stories, crafts, and outdoor sensory...

Eagles - Masters of the Sky

Observe our resident Bald Eagles through our spotting scope! After a short lecture about eagles, we'll turn a youngster into one before your eyes. ...

Hike for the Trees

CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY! Spend the day in the forests of the Laurel Highlands with guides from Forbes State Forest and Laurel Hill State Park Complex. We will...

Natural Impressions 6th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Show  "All Things that Flower"

Enjoy 8x10” photography, mixed media paper and canvas, clay and tabletop sculptures submitted by students grades 1 through college, with award ribbons and...

Purple Martin Program

Join us for this very informative program on how to attract and housing requirements for this interesting bird. Bill Wenger will be our guest speaker.

Tree ID Walk

Learn about the trees that make up our hardwood forest and how to identify them as we walk on the General Kane Trail.

Tree Pests and Diseases

A display of pests and diseases that affect the trees of Pennsylvania will be in the classroom.

Wildflower Sale

The Friends of Pinchot State Park will be holding a wildflower sale on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Sunnyside Pavilion #2 in the Conewago Day Use Area....

Know Your Native Trees!

Join our park naturalist on Arbor Day in front of the Fort Pitt Block House to learn how to identify the native trees here in Point State Park. The program...

Herp Hoedown!

A fun and educational day dedicated to herps. Unique and often misunderstood, reptiles and amphibians have roamed the planet for millions of years. Join...

Reptile & Amphibian Merit Badge Class

Scouts, here is a chance to work on merit badge requirements while learning about the reptiles and amphibians of Sinnemahoning State Park. Limited to youth...

Arbor Day Hike

Come celebrate Arbor Day with a hike amongst the trees! This 1.5 hour hike is about 1-2 miles on uneven terrain. Learn some tree ID, tree benefits, and...

Extreme Weather Movie on the Big Green Screen

Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone to view one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet. Witness the effects...

Nature Center Host Open House

Stop by the Brightbill Interpretive Center (“the Nature Center”) to discover how you can help out! We are in need of hosts/attendants for the center. If...

Navigation by Compass

In a world where technology is always at our grasps, sometimes it is nice to take a step back. Orienteering is a highly valuable skill that isn’t practiced...

Vernal Pool Hike

Discover a large vernal pool on a moderately difficult 1.5 mile hike. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

DiscoverE - Animal Evidence

Kids ages 4-8 are invited to join us for an interactive nature program. DiscoverE combines games, crafts, and lots of exploration to teach kids about nature...

Wildflower Wander

Spring wildflowers are here – take a stroll to see these gems of spring in all their diversity. Learn how they are pollinated and how they spread their...

Extreme Weather Movie on the Big Green Screen

Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone to view one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet. Witness the effects...

Know Your Native Trees!

Join our park naturalist on Arbor Day in front of the Fort Pitt Block House to learn how to identify the native trees here in Point State Park. The program...

Walking With Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet Movie on the Big Green Screen

On a thrilling ride, we spin back in time to an extraordinary prehistoric world: Alaska in the Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago – the last great...

Reptile & Amphibian Merit Badge Class

Scouts, here is a chance to work on merit badge requirements while learning about the reptiles and amphibians of Sinnemahoning State Park. Limited to youth...

Amphibian Night Hike

The night forest is full of life. Take a night hike on the mile-long Koppenhaver Trail to search for amphibian night life. Please wear sturdy shoes and...

Spring Astronomy Day at Marsh Creek

Join your neighbors at the lower parking lot at Marsh Creek State Park for an exciting evening exploring the wonders of the heavens. Watch a sunset become a...

Star Parties - Chesmont Astronomical Society

A series of hands-on community events to explore the wonders of the evening skies and the mysteries within and beyond our solar system. Join your neighbors...

Nightscapes Photography Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

Woodcock Walk

TIME CHANGE Spring is the time for many animals to find mates. The American Woodcock is no different. Join us for a short hike to find the timberdoodle...

Saturday, April 29