DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

September 23 - October 22, 2018

Sunday, September 23

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

3-D Archery Shoot

Get ready for Bow Season and practice on our 3-D animal target course!

Farmer’s Market

Come join us at Keystone State Park Farmer’s Market. Every Sunday, weather permitting from June 3, 2018 until September 23, 2018 in the Beach parking lot. ...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Pole Steeple Hike

Enjoy the AT and a scenic overlook over Laurel Lake. This challenging hike is about 3.5 hours and 6.5 miles over uneven terrain. Bring sturdy shoes, water,...

Marshall Island Cleanup

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button. There are a limited number of boats available, so...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Fall Wildflower Hike

Often when we think of wildflowers we think of spring and summer, but there are many species of plants that have chosen fall as their time to shine. Come on...

Guided Hike

Hike the trails with a Nolde educator. Trekking poles will be available to loan. Medium difficulty – approx. 2 miles.

Yoga on the Terrace

Sponsored by the Friends of Kings Gap, join instructor Kristiana for Yoga on Sunday mornings. Class is appropriate for all levels, beginner to...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Mushroom Fair

The park will be hosting the Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club as the members display specimens, books and information, and crafts for kids. Talk to the members,...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Kayaking at Doubling Gap Lake

Sign-up at the Boat launch the day of the event. Limited to 11 spots available 5 single kayaks and three two person kayaks. If under 18 must be accompanied...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Family, Friends & Me  at Earth Center Pottery

Join Jan Wyatt for a fun kids clay hand building workshop. Adult family members welcome. Walking pots, Bird baths or feeders, Animal creations, Fairy &...

Make your own Bamboo Fishing Ple

Come out to Doubling Gap Lake and Make your own Bamboo Fishing Pole. Limited quantity of Bamboo poles available.

PA Trails Month - Greenbelt Bike Ride

CAGA (Capital Area Greenbelt Association) has scheduled a Greenbelt ride every Sunday in September (2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd, 30th) to celebrate Trails Month and...

Self Guided Tours: Mansion Open

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. The first floor will be...

Shoaff's Mill Tour

Visit the park naturalist at Shoaff's Mill from 1-3pm for demonstrations and history of the park and the Mill.

Wild Edibles

Join Debbie Naha, master naturalist, for a presentation on wild edibles. Indoor presentation on plant identification, poisonous look-alikes, plant...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Beavers

View an exciting presentation on the history and habits of the beaver and learn a little more about North America’s largest rodent and one of Pennsylvania’s...

Monarchs!

Come join the naturalist at the amphitheater for a look at the amazing Monarch butterfly. Find out why this butterfly is struggling for survival.

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Harvest Moon Hike

Join the park naturalist for a moonlight hike around the lake. Along the way learn about September’s full moon and myths about the moon as well as why the...

Evening with the Curator: The Evolution of McConkey Ferry Inn

Was General Washington really here the night of the crossing? Was McConkey Ferry Inn a ferry or a tavern? To find out, join Washington Crossing Historic Park...

Monday, September 24

Monday Morning Birds & Beans

Join educator Rick Wiltraut for “bird friendly” coffee and a bird walk at Jacobsburg, focusing on identification of fall warblers. Participants should dress...

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Harvest Moon Paddle (BYO-kayak/SUP)

Explore the park after dark and catch a glimpse of this seasonal wonder! Meet us at Haycock Boat Launch with your boat/board! *BYO-Kayak, SUP or Canoe* ...

Full Moon Paddle

***Registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: Giving Pond Recreation Area,...

Harvest Full Moon Paddle

Enjoy paddling a kayak as the moon is rising over the lake. Take a break at the campfire to make pizza mountain pies, smores, and enjoy a cold drink. A...

Moon Walk

The full moon this evening should provide the illumination for taking a short walk around the day use and cabin areas. Humans have created some pretty...

Tuesday, September 25

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

Take a Hike Tuesday

Hiking the Cherry Run Trail. This is a 5-mile advanced hike. Park and meet at the Visitor Center.

Hiking Series #6

Join a naturalist at 9 a.m. on select weekdays for hikes of varying length and difficulty. The series will visit trails on our public lands including state...

Hiking Series #6

Join a naturalist at 9 a.m. on select weekdays for hikes of varying length and difficulty. The series will visit trails on our public lands including state...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature activities for preschoolers ages 3-5. Each...

Plean Air Painting on the Trail

An enthusiastic group of plein air artists from the Philadelphia Watercolor Society invites interested artists to join in a celebration of Pennsylvania's...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature activities for preschoolers ages 3-5. Each...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Trekking Tuesdays Hiking Series:  Full Moon Hikes

Get outdoors and explore the trails with the park naturalist under the full moon light at Beltzville State Park. Each hike will have a different theme and...

Wednesday, September 26

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

GO Try Wednesdays- Kayak Float

Whether you are brand new to the sport, just getting back into the groove or wanting to enjoy the day with other paddlers, this day is for you. Kayaks,...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Family Science Night: Bird Migration

Bring the kids to investigate how and why birds migrate as well as the dangers they face along the way. Hands-on activities will provide families with a...

Friends of Prince Gallitzin Monthly Meeting

Monthly business meeting of the Friends of Prince Gallitzin. All are welcome! Meet in the park office conference room, which can be accessed at the rear of...

Thursday, September 27

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Tiny Tots: Butterflies and Symmetry (Thurs AM)

In each of these one-hour programs for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, and then we’ll...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Friends of Beltzville State Park - Walking Group

These free weekly walks will be 1 hour. Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water. An opportunity to enjoy nature in the company of...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Tiny Tots: Butterflies and Symmetry (Thurs PM)

In each of these one-hour programs for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, and then we’ll...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Free Concert in the Park

Join the Friends of Mount Pisgah State Park in celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Park System with this free concert on Thursday,...

Hawghead Tackle and Marine

Thursday Evening Bass Tournament - for additional information, please contact Bernie Williams or Logan Bloomfield at 717-432-4505.

Friday, September 28

2nd Annual Jakes Witch Project

The Jakes Witch Project is Northwestern PA's Premiere Mountain Bike Festival. Come out and enjoy 20 miles of multi-use trail systems, live music, food and...

Free Community Yoga

Meet us at the Hilltop Pavilion for a relaxing morning doing vinyasa yoga as the morning dew dissipates from the Susquehanna River.

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

Intro to Kayaking

Here’s your chance to try kayaking! Participants will learn kayak terminology and basic paddle skills before heading out on the water. Ages 12 and up. Wear...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Nature Tales

Come join our brand new story time program, "Nature Tales", featuring a nature themed book followed by a craft, short nature walk, and playtime in Beltzville...

Fall Paddle

Join us for a leisurely paddle on Lake Jean to observe the seasonal changes. Park and meet at the Western Boat Launch in Ricketts Glen State...

Home School Day: Monarchs and Migration

TOPIC CHANGE! Come learn about monarch butterflies and the migration of animals. This program is designed for homeschool children ages 7-17. This program...

Pine Grove Half Pints

Friday, September 21: Beautiful Birds Friday, September 28: Pond Paddlers Friday, October 5: Woodland Wildlife Children ages 2-6 will discover nature...

Tiny Tots: Butterflies and Symmetry (Fri AM)

In each of these one-hour programs for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, and then we’ll...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Fall Migration Watch From Flat Rock Vista

Hike up to Flat Rock Vista and view birds at the start of the fall migration. “More Difficult” uphill hike that is 6 miles long. Binoculars and Spotting...

Pine Grove Half Pints

Friday, September 21: Beautiful Birds Friday, September 28: Pond Paddlers Friday, October 5: Woodland Wildlife Children ages 2-6 will discover nature...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Tiny Tots: Butterflies and Symmetry (Fri PM)

In each of these one-hour programs for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, and then we’ll...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Birds in Pennsylvania and South America

Just in time for migration time! Join the park naturalist as we walk around the lake for bird watching and learn about which birds are shared between the...

Fall Foliage and Migration Pontoon

Join us on the water for a tour of Lake Marburg while we search for our resident wildlife, fall migrants, and capture the beauty of the changing season! ...

Beaded Jewelry Workshop with Bonnie Pelberg

Learn how to design and create your very own beaded necklace and bracelet with Bonnie Pelberg! Bonnie Pelberg of Wired by Design, has been designing and...

Controlling Chronic Wasting Disease

Local Game Warden Brad Kreider will speak about what is being done to help control the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Pennsylvania and what you...

Plants of Georgia with local botanist Dr. Susan Munch

The Mengel Natural History Society hosts local botanist Dr. Susan Munch. She will present on the flowers of Georgia (the country not the state). Some...

Katydid Cadence

Ever hear a katydid sing? Or maybe you heard a katydidn't. Come over to Ole Bull State Park and learn about these fascinating insects and also why they are...

Saturday, September 29

2nd Annual Jakes Witch Project

The Jakes Witch Project is Northwestern PA's Premiere Mountain Bike Festival. Come out and enjoy 20 miles of multi-use trail systems, live music, food and...

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

Project WET Educator Workshop (6.5 ACT 48 hours)

Are you looking for fun new ways to engage your students in science and the natural world? If you are, check out this great hands-on workshop to learn about...

Ride for the River

A 16- or 40-mile (your choice) bike ride on the beautiful Schuylkill River Trail. The ride starts and finishes at our partner, Sly Fox Brewery. Enjoy a...

Help! Yellow Creek needs some love. Registration helpful

Our trails needs some love. Due to flooding and other issues, we need your help. Can you take some time to help us with trail maintenance for National Public...

National Public Lands Day

Jennings Environmental Education Center is looking for interested individuals willing to spend a fall day pitching in at the park to celebrate National...

National Public Lands Day Volunteering and Volunteer Appreciation

Volunteers around the nation pitch in on National Public Lands Day to show appreciation for the nation’s valuable and beautiful public lands. Join the...

National Public Lands Day- Trail Work Day

Join with other Park Volunteers to complete much needed trail work in the park. Please bring gloves and something to eat. Contact Barbara Wallace at...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Wilderness Survival: Primitive Fire Building & Meal Preparation

Dust off your ferrule rods and meet us at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom to learn various fire starting techniques. We will then prepare...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Beaver Walk

Take a short hike to see a beaver lodge, then make a beaver lodge to take home. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

Fall Foliage Paddle-Registration Required

Experienced kayakers can join the park naturalist in a morning paddle to admire the changing fall leaves. To sign up, contact Kathy at 570-696-9105 or by...

Felt Hat Workshop with Nelly Kouzmina

Explore the possibilities of felt-making with Nellie Louzmina and learn various techniques to create one of the oldest forms of textile using natural fibers...

Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group Work Day: National Public Lands Day

Come out to Forbes and lend a helping hand on our final trail work day of 2018. Please meet at the Laurel Mountain warming hut. Join the crew for a picnic...

McConnells Mill Heritage Festival

September 29 & 30, 2018 Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm History comes alive at the 26th Annual Heritage Festival at McConnells Mill...

Pinchot Sailing Club

Sailboat Race - boat mooring #2. For additional information, please call Rich Alioth at (717) 975-0879 or visit the group's website at www.pinchotsailing.com.

Ride the Rail Trail: Lehigh Gorge

Celebrate Bike Your Park Day! Sponsored by the Adventure Cycling Association, this initiative is open to all ages and skill levels and promotes folks getting...

Seasonal Fishing Trends

All fish species tend to follow patterns throughout the year. Join us for a discussion about these seasonal trends led by one of our park rangers. Learn...

Wolf Creek Falls/Reservoir

Join the park naturalist from Tuscarora State Park on Saturday, September 29, at 10:30 am for a spectacular hike to Wolf Creek Falls in Saint Clair. We will...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Junior Great Race

The Junior Great Race consists of 3 main events: the Family Fun Run (ages 5 through 12 and their parents), the 50 Yard Tot Trot (ages 4 and under) and the...

Treaty of Fort Pitt: 240th Anniversary Celebration

Come to the Fort Pitt Museum inside Point State Park to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Fort Pitt with living historians that...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Archery

Come learn the basics of archery! How-to and safety instruction will be given every half hour, followed by an opportunity for participants to try it for...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Connecting with Nature through Citizen Science

Learn about the fun and unique ways that you and your family can connect with nature while contributing to ongiong scientific research! By observing birds in...

Fire Tower Historical Tour

Please bring your binoculars to the Fire Tower for an historical tour of Fire Tower #9 conducted by park volunteers, Kelley & Al Bilotto. Take a breathtaking...

Shoaff's Mill Tour

Visit the park naturalist at Shoaff's Mill from 1-3pm for demonstrations and history of the park and the Mill.

Tree ID and Leaf Colors

Find out why the leaves are turning colors and how to identify the trees. Get a tree id guide and make a leaf print to take home. Meet at the Environmental...

Van Wagner Celebrates 125 years of Pennsylvania State Parks!

Join Van Wagner for a special, one-hour performance of storytelling and music that commemorates the 125th anniversary of state parks. Trace our heritage of...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Animal Track Identification

Learn about various animals in Pennsylvania and the tracks that they leave behind. Afterwards join us for a hike around the center to find some animal signs.

LIVE OWL SHOW!

Come join special guest speaker from Carbon County Environmental Education Center for a lively program featuring a live owl! Limited seating available so...

Bog Treasures

Enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. Meet at Boat Launch #3 on West Side Road

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Life of the Early Settlers

Stop by the nature center for a look at the life of the early Settlers of western Pennsylvania.

Elk of Pennsylvania

Come and learn about an animal that was once wiped out of PA, but reintroduced: the elk. Some of the topics at this program will include their diets, mating...

We're Talking Trees!

Join us at the Mill for a lesson on tree identification and their importance to wildlife as well as managing trees on your property. Afterwards, we will go...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Oh, Deer!

Let's explore the biology of Pike County's largest herbivore. After a short lecture, we'll go on a hike in search of deer and their signs. Binoculars...

Campfire Tales: Tales from the Mountains

Come to the campfire ring and hear some mild haunting tales from the mountains. Bring a chair or blanket. There will be marshmallows for roasting.

Night Sky Tour

Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Listen...

Katydid Cadence

Ever hear a katydid sing? Or maybe you heard a katydidn't. Come on over to Kettle Creek State Park and learn about these fascinating insects and also why...

Sunday, September 30

Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

Runners – and walkers – will take to the streets of Pittsburgh on Sunday, September 30, for the annual running of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh...

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

Fall Foliage and Migration Kayak

Enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided kayak program through the coves of Lake Marburg and quietly observe wildlife on the water’s edges. Turtles, eagles and osprey,...

Animal Tracks Hike

Trek over mostly level terrain for a 4.5 mile easy hike to look for animal tracks and traces. Bring sturdy shoes, water, and dress for the weather. Meet at...

Hiking at the Erie Bluffs

Elk Creek Access is part of the Erie Bluffs State Park. Elk Creek the largest and one of the most popular creeks in Erie County is stocked with steelhead and...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

River Otter Field Day

Are there otters in Ohiopyle? What do they eat? How do we know? Join the naturalists as we bike up the bike trail to collect samples and use microscopes in...

Birding Walk

We will be meeting at the park office to walk the exercise trail in search of songbirds. This walk is a part of our bluebird trail, and we will be discussing...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Fall Migration Watch From Flat Rock Vista

Hike up to Flat Rock Vista and view birds at the start of the fall migration. “More Difficult” uphill hike that is 6 miles long. Binoculars and Spotting...

Fishing 101

Ages 10 and up, only. If you’ve always wanted to try out fishing but weren't sure where to start, come out to this free program to learn the basics. All...

Yoga on the Terrace

Sponsored by the Friends of Kings Gap, join instructor Kristiana for Yoga on Sunday mornings. Class is appropriate for all levels, beginner to...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

McConnells Mill Heritage Festival

History comes alive at the 26th Annual Heritage Festival at McConnells Mill State Park. The Festival, sponsored by the Portersville-Prospect Rotary,...

Pontoon Boat Rides

Last Boat Rides Of The Season! Enjoy a ride on the pontoon boat. PFD's must be worn and will be provided. This is a first come, first serve program due to...

Raptor Migration

Join us for a lesson on the raptor migration and why the Allegheny ridges are an import path along their route. We will then watch to see if we can spot any...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Water is Life - Earth School

Sunday, Sept 30 (12-3pm): Adults Session (18+) Columbus Day, Monday, Oct 8 (9a-3pm): Kids' Session (8-12) This event is part of the local Earth School...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Family, Friends & Me  at Earth Center Pottery

Join Jan Wyatt for a fun kids clay hand building workshop. Adult family members welcome. Walking pots, Bird baths or feeders, Animal creations, Fairy &...

History of Whipple Dam

Come and join us at Pavilion 3 (across from the beach) at Whipple Dam State Park for a pictorial look at the history of Whipple Dam, from the logging...

K-9s at Kings Gap

Bring your furry family member to Kings Gap for a day dedicated to dogs. Enjoy obedience, agility, and personal protection demos from South Paws Dog...

PA Trails Month - Greenbelt Bike Ride

CAGA (Capital Area Greenbelt Association) has scheduled a Greenbelt ride every Sunday in September (2nd, 9th,16th, 23rd, 30th) to celebrate Trails Month and...

Self Guided Tours: Mansion Open

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. The first floor will be...

Shoaff's Mill Tour

Visit the park naturalist at Shoaff's Mill from 1-3pm for demonstrations and history of the park and the Mill.

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Archery 101 with LL Bean

Ages 10 and up only. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at using a bow and arrow? Join park staff and outdoor experts from LL Bean for this class on the...

Elk Walk and Talk

Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often...

Monarchs Tag and Release

Join us as we learn about the Monarch butterfly, then help us tag and release them.

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Monday, October 1

Eastern PA Greenways and Trails Summit

Join the regional trails community for two days of inspiring speakers, breakout sessions, and mobile workshops on the hottest topics in greenway and trail...

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Books and Boots

Exercise for the mind and body--book discussion followed by a walk in Nolde Forest. Call or email the Center for monthly book list. Meet in the mansion...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee Meeting

3rd Floor Patio Artsquest Center at SteelStacks 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015 *If raining, meeting will be in Glass Furnace Room on the 2nd Floor

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Yoga on the beach

Yoga @ Keystone State Park and Tai Chi @ Keystone State Park Where: Grass in Front of the Sand Beach and On the Sand Beach for Yoga. On Just the Grass in...

Friends of Beltzville General Meeting

Monthly meeting for our volunteer group "Friends of Beltzville State Park" All are welcome, come and check out what this group is about. Our meetings are...

Tuesday, October 2

Eastern PA Greenways and Trails Summit

Join the regional trails community for two days of inspiring speakers, breakout sessions, and mobile workshops on the hottest topics in greenway and trail...

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

Take a Hike Tuesday

Hiking the Mountain Springs Trail. This is a 4-mile advanced hike. Wear fluorescent orange. Park and meet at the Visitor Center. Contact Rhiannon Summers at...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Trekking Tuesdays Hiking Series:  Morning Hikes

SEPT. 18TH HIKE CANCELLED Get outdoors and explore the trails at Beltzville State Park on Tuesday mornings with the park naturalist. This hiking series will...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature activities for preschoolers ages 3-5. Each...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature activities for preschoolers ages 3-5. Each...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

NEPA's Common Invasive Species and Their Recommended Controls

Service Forester, Tim Latz from Pinchot State Forest District, is offering this presentation about invasive species at Lackawanna State Park, Tuesday,...

Wednesday, October 3

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

Fall Morning Bird Walks

Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted with birds that migrate through or inhabit central Pennsylvania. These programs will...

GO Try Wednesdays - Archery

Whether new to the sport or getting back into the groove, or wanting to spend the day with other archers, this morning is for you! After warming up with a...

Green Schools Sustainability Workshop

Green Your School, Save Energy, and Earn ACT 48 Credits! Teachers, Administrators, and Facilities Personnel are invited to participate in this workshop...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Silver Creek Hike

Join us on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:30 am as we explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower and Reservoir. ...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Ladies on the Lake

Ladies, bring your kayak, canoe, or paddleboard to the canoe/kayak launch on the left hand side of the beach and we'll head out for a relaxing girls' day on...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Thursday, October 4

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Hide N' Seekers

Join us for a program to get preschoolers ages 3-5 out and learning about our natural world through stories, activites, and crafts. Weather permitting,...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Friends of Beltzville State Park - Walking Group

These free weekly walks will be 1 hour. Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water. An opportunity to enjoy nature in the company of...

Nature Tales: Storytime and Craft!

October 4: Falling for Fall October 11: Colors of the Wild October 18: Batty about Bats All Nature Tales include stories and crafts. They are FREE for...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Trail Work Day

Join Nolde Forest staff and volunteers for a fun evening of trail work at 5pm on the First and Third Thursdays. Wear sturdy shoes/boots/work gloves, and...

Yoga at Nolde with Nicole

Take some time out of your busy schedule to relax and refresh your inner peace at Nolde Forest. Practice will take place in McConnell Hall or on the outside...

Friends of Nockamixon State Park Monthly Meeting

Come join the Friends for their monthly meeting at the Environmental Education Center. Learn about projects the Friends are working on and how you can...

Land and Lives of Nockamixon - A History

Back by popular demand…Photos, Stories, History After two years of standing room only crowds, guest speakers Pam Varkony and Marjorie Fulp, co-authors of...

Night Hike

Let's get comfortable hiking at night! We'll play a few night games, search for glow worms and call out some owls. Hike is an easy one mile. Please wear...

Friday, October 5

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Nature Tales

Come join our brand new story time program, "Nature Tales", featuring a nature themed book followed by a craft, short nature walk, and playtime in Beltzville...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Pine Grove Half Pints

Friday, September 21: Beautiful Birds Friday, September 28: Pond Paddlers Friday, October 5: Woodland Wildlife Children ages 2-6 will discover nature...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Pine Grove Half Pints

Friday, September 21: Beautiful Birds Friday, September 28: Pond Paddlers Friday, October 5: Woodland Wildlife Children ages 2-6 will discover nature...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Fall Paddle

Join us for a leisurely paddle on Lake Jean to observe the seasonal changes. Park and meet at the Western Boat Launch in Ricketts Glen State...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Annual Pymatuning Spooktackular Event

Annual event run by park volunteers to raise money for playground equipment for Pymatuning State Park. Event is free but there are small fees for some of the...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Nature Inn Elk Country Auto Tour Weekend Package

Join the park naturalist for an all-inclusive weekend stay at the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle combined with an auto tour of the PA Wilds and elk viewing at the...

Fall Foliage and Migration Pontoon

Join us on the water for a tour of Lake Marburg while we search for our resident wildlife, fall migrants, and capture the beauty of the changing season!...

Sunset Paddle

Start the weekend with a relaxing paddle on Shawnee Lake. We will be learning about some of the evening animals that share the night with us. Don’t miss...

"Life Without Plastic" An Evening Presentation & Book-Signing Event with Jay Sinha

The public exhibit "The Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change" at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center will be closing at the end of October, but before...

Night Hike

Let's get comfortable hiking at night! We'll play some night games and call out some owls. Hike is an easy one mile. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a...

Star Party at Hillman State Park

As the sky begins to darken and the stars come out, join the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) to learn about and see some of the amazing...

New Moon Astronomy

Discover the night sky with our telescope as we observe the stars and planets. Park and meet at the Visitor Center. Registration required by emailing...

Saturday, October 6

Guest Presenter Chris Haas: Historical Interpretation (Running 1-1:30 PM)

Join Chris, as he takes a trip up the Susquehanna & Sinnamahoning rivers circa 1780. This will be a dramatic presentation and involve a little bit of ‘show...

Guest Presenter Chris Haas: Material Culture Program(12-12:30 PM & 2-2:30 PM)

This program is more focused on the material culture of the era with quite a few items that will provide an opportunity for audience participation. Come hear...

Annual Pymatuning Spooktackular Event

Annual event run by park volunteers to raise money for playground equipment for Pymatuning State Park. Event is free but there are small fees for some of the...

Valley Forge National Historical Park '78 Mile Challenge

This summer, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite you to join the '78 Mile Challenge. Participants can run, walk, hike,...

Fly Fishing 101

Meet instructors Mark Signorino and Bob Anderson at the park office to learn: terminology of weights, rods, leaders, tippets, knots, casting and there will...

Fall Birds with Bartramian Audubon

As winter approaches, residents and migrating birds from the north visit our area to rest and feast on fall seeds and berries. Join Jennings Environmental...

Friends Trail Day

Join the Friends of Ridley Creek State Park trail crew on their monthly trail maintenance excursions where they care for park trails, remove invasive plants...

Plastic Pollution Solution: One Small Change

Plastic pollution in our waters has many effects on humans, wildlife and the environment. An exhibit will be installed on the second floor of the TREC...

Volunteer Trail Work Day

Calling all volunteers to come out and help with trail maintenance along Gould Trail at Hickory Run State Park. We will do some brush cutting along the...

Volunteer Work Day

Kings Gap needs volunteers to help with park projects. Projects may include: leaf clean-up, fence work, painting, gardening, stair work, invasive removal,...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Chester Springs Model Yacht Club

Model yacht club sailing on the lake, must be a member to participate

Intermediate Backpacking Trip: Exploring the Laurel Ridge

Join forest and state park staff for a primitive backpacking experience on the Laurel Ridge. This program includes two days of hiking (6-8 miles/day) and...

Kinzua Photography Workshop

Guest speakers and Camera Club members will give instruction and demonstrations on taking photos throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The members of...

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

Annual Autumn Festival

Come join us for the 28th Annual Autumn Festival at Sizerville State Park. This historic festival celebrates pioneer crafts, skills and foods. Local artisans...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Forest Explorers

This program is for ages 6 - 12. Play a fast paced game to gather materials for a tree book that you will make to take home. Parents may drop off their...

The Little Buffalo Festival

The Little Buffalo Festival near Newport celebrates 35 years of good times this fall. On Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon to dusk, Little Buffalo State Park will...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

History of Penn-Roosevelt

Come and join us at the picnic area by the Fireplace at Penn-Roosevelt State Park for a pictorial look at the history of Penn-Roosevelt, from the logging...

Shoaff's Mill Tour

Visit the park naturalist at Shoaff's Mill from 1-3pm for demonstrations and history of the park and the Mill.

Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Walter Bates, who risks his life for science in the 1850's as a young man during a fascinating...

History Hike

Take a walk back in time to the limekilns of a bygone era. Learn the process of making quicklime and what it was used for. See the area through the eyes of...

Signs of Autumn Hike

The tell-tale signs of autumn are all around as the summer winds down. Join us as we search for wildflowers, changing leaves, migrating birds and other signs...

Earthflight

Earthflight is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Fall Foliage Hike

Saturday, October 6, 2018 – Fall Foliage Hike 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Meet beside the Kildoo Pavilion As daylight shortens and temperatures begin to drop...

Sunset Foliage Paddle

Enjoy the fall colors on this last paddle of the season! Program for ages 8 and up. Please wear waterproof clothing, water shoes, a fleece, and bring water...

Hawghead Tackle and Marine

Thursday Evening Bass Tournament - for additional information, please contact Bernie Williams or Logan Bloomfield at 717-432-4505.