DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

December 4, 2020 - January 2, 2021

Friday, December 4

First Friday Walks

The Secretary of Health has issued an order requiring anyone who visits from another state to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 prior to entering the...

Friday at the Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series - 7th and 8th grades

Except for the parks and forests that have been announced as closed, state park and forest facilities remain open. Point State Park invites homeschool...

Monarch Biology and Tagging Efforts (Virtual Program)

We have been tagging Monarchs for several years at Presque Isle State Park. Their biology is fascinating! if you are curious, join a Park Naturalist via...

Woodland Holiday Decor

Canceled - Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, all indoor educational programming is currently suspended. Craft time is all grown up in this...

Saturday, December 5

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Cancelled-Science Day-Snow And Ice

Update: Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all indoor public programs have been canceled until further notice. Winter weather is on...

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...

Birds of a Feeder...

Canceled - Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs are canceled. Everyone enjoys putting out birdfeeders to draw in the...

Coffee with the Birds - Outdoors!

Bring your own coffee, tea, or cocoa and take a walk with the park educator to learn about the Project Feeder Watch bird count. We will discuss the ten most...

Family Science Outside - Silly Squirrels

Do you ever wonder what happens to squirrels in the winter? Why do they act so silly at times? Join Ms. Amy for a story book reading to get us thinking...

Holiday Traditions - Wreath Making

10:00 – 10:30 am We’re taking a different approach to our most popular program due to the twists of 2020! Join us to learn how to make a more...

Holiday Tree Ornaments

Paint a tree cookie to add cheer to your holiday decorations. Each participant will receive one tree cookie slice and the materials needed to paint. This...

Holiday Traditions - Wreath Making

11:00 – 11:30 am We’re taking a different approach to our most popular program due to the twists of 2020! Join us to learn how to make a more...

Holiday Tree Ornaments

Paint a tree cookie to add cheer to your holiday decorations. Each participant will receive one tree cookie slice and the materials needed to paint. This...

Holiday Traditions - Wreath Making

12:00 – 12:30 We’re taking a different approach to our most popular program due to the twists of 2020! Join us to learn how to make a more ‘eco-friendly’...

Bark in the Park

Hike the forest trails with your furry best friend. Nolde staff will highlight seasonal points of interest along the way. All dogs must be on a leash; one...

Cancelled-Science Day-Snow And Ice

Update: Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all indoor public programs have been canceled until further notice. Winter weather is on...

Holiday Traditions - Wreath Making

1:00 – 1:30 pm We’re taking a different approach to our most popular program due to the twists of 2020! Join us to learn how to make a more ‘eco-friendly’...

Holiday Tree Ornaments

Paint a tree cookie to add cheer to your holiday decorations. Each participant will receive one tree cookie slice and the materials needed to paint. This...

Little Naturalist Story Time - Virtual

Join us on Skype for story time on the wild side! Our story time introduces preschoolers to nature through books and art! We will read a story about beavers,...

Natural Ornaments - Grab and Go Kits

Many different natural materials that come from plants found in Pennsylvania backyards can be used for making unique homemade ornaments. Stop by the park...

Holiday Traditions - Wreath Making

2:00 – 2:30 pm We’re taking a different approach to our most popular program due to the twists of 2020! Join us to learn how to make a more ‘eco-friendly’...

Holiday Traditions - Wreath Making

3:00 – 3:30 pm We’re taking a different approach to our most popular program due to the twists of 2020! Join us to learn how to make a more ‘eco-friendly’...

CANCELLED Animals of the Presque Isle Lights

Learn some natural history tidbits about the wildlife before you drive around Presque Isle to enjoy the holiday lights! Join the Park Naturalist inside the...

Presque Isle Lights 2020

Presque Isle Lights welcomes vistiors to experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort...

Sunday, December 6

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Waterfowl Driving Tour

Canceled - Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs are canceled. Tag along for a trip around the park to see what kind of...

CANCELED:  Best of Raccoon Creek Hike

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all PA State Park in-person programs are canceled until further notice. Join us for a winter hike along...

Intro to Birding Walk

Bring your own binoculars to look for birds and plan on taking a short hike around the main park area and out on the "Bridge"! It's healthy too! Meet in...

Waterfowl Driving Tour

Canceled - Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs are canceled. Tag along for a trip around the park to see what kind of...

Presque Isle Lights 2020

Presque Isle Lights welcomes vistiors to experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort...

VIRTUAL Lecture: Who Was Here in December 1776?

This event will be held virtually via Zoom in partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park; it will NOT be face-to-face in the park. Washington...

Monday, December 7

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Get Moving Mondays

DECEMBER SERIES Start your week off on the right foot - literally!! We're looking for a group of fun fellow morning walkers who are interested in joining...

Living with Snakes

Snakes are an animal people seem to love or hate, but regardless of which category folk’s fall into they are curious about them! Join us at the Elk Country...

Tuesday, December 8

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 4: Sun and the Seasons)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 4: Sun and the Seasons)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Little Learners

**All indoor programs, including Little Learners have been cancelled through January 15, 2021. ** In this program series, families with young children can...

Second Tuesday Storytime

Children ages 3-7 and their accompanying adult are invited to learn about nature. Join Ms Sarah as we read a story and then explore the forest and mansion...

*CANCELED*  Tuesday Shrike Hikes!

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Pennsylvania State Park employee staffed and DCNR volunteer/friends groups in-person programs are to...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 4: Sun and the Seasons)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 4: Sun and the Seasons)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Pennsylvania Furbearers

Pennsylvania has a long list of furbearers whose pelts made a large impact on the lives of trappers and settlers. Join our staff to learn all about these...

Wednesday, December 9

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 4: Sun and the Seasons)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 4: Sun and the Seasons)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 4: Sun and the Seasons)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 4: Sun and the Seasons)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Natural Ornaments - Grab and Go Kits

Many different natural materials that come from plants found in Pennsylvania backyards can be used for making unique homemade ornaments. Stop by the park...

Thursday, December 10

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 4: Sun and the Seasons)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 4: Sun and the Seasons)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 4: Sun and the Seasons)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 4: Sun and the Seasons)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! These weekly choose-your-own...

Animals of Presque Isle Lights (Virtual Program)

Join a Park Naturalist via Skype for Business for a great introduction to learn about the lighted nature displays you will see during the Presque Isle Lights...

Friday, December 11

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Morning Bird Walk

After a bit of feeder watching on the porch, we will take a short walk to the Marina to view bird life that calls the park home. The walk will take place on...

Homeschool Day: Natural Ornaments Hike

Many different natural materials that come from plants found in Pennsylvania woodlots and backyards can be used for making unique homemade ornaments. Take a...

Virtual: Geminid Meteor Shower

This program is virtual, and will NOT take place at the park. Find out how to best enjoy the Geminid Meteor Shower, peaking the night of December 13th (also...

Snow Science - Virtual

Join us for an online presentation about the science of the white stuff - snow! From how it forms, to the slew of shapes, to how our ecosystem depends on it,...

Virtual Presque Isle Park Tour (Virtual Program)

There's no reason not to explore this region's gem of a park during these trying times. It may not be quite the same, but at least you will be able to see...

Virtual: Geminids Meteor Shower

Join us via Zoom to prepare for the upcoming meteor shower by learning its science, stories, and how best to observe it during peak viewing. This...

Weekly Walkers

Staying active is important for both your physical & mental health so don’t let shorter days & colder weather keep you indoors! These casual slower paced...

CANCELLED Animals of the Presque Isle Lights

Learn some natural history tidbits about the wildlife before you drive around Presque Isle to enjoy the holiday lights! Join the Park Naturalist inside the...

Woodland Holiday Decor

Canceled - Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, all indoor educational programming is currently suspended. Craft time is all grown up in this...

Presque Isle Lights 2020

Presque Isle Lights welcomes vistiors to experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort...

Snow Science - Virtual

Join us for an online presentation about the science of the white stuff - snow! From how it forms, to the slew of shapes, to how our ecosystem depends on it,...

Saturday, December 12

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Oriental Bittersweet Berries

Programs are subject to change at any time. Due to current COVID-regulations you must be a PA resident who has not been out of state for more than 24 hours...

Canceled - Holiday Open House

CANCELED - Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, the 2020 Holiday Open House event at Sinnemahoning has been canceled. For more information...

Plant ID Walk

Discover the many plants here at the park - trees, shrubs and flowers! This is a walk around the main park area and you must call to register at (814)...

Cancelled: Natural Ornaments

Update: Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all indoor public programs have been canceled until further notice. Join this program to...

Natural Ornaments - Grab and Go Kits

Many different natural materials that come from plants found in Pennsylvania backyards can be used for making unique homemade ornaments. Stop by the park...

The Beauty of Botany

Dr. Susan Munch will present seasonal botany topics for this monthly series. This is a hands-on plant identification walk through the woods. All experience...

Presque Isle Lights 2020

Presque Isle Lights welcomes vistiors to experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort...

Geminds Meteor Shower Watch

The Geminids are one of the most popular meteor showers of the year. Join us to observe and learn about this celestial event. Please dress warmly for the...

Sunday, December 13

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Nature Detectives: Winter Birds

Individual family groups and small “pods” are invited to become bird “nature detectives” at Jennings Environmental Education Center. Birds bring bright...

Nature Detectives: Winter Birds

Individual family groups and small “pods” are invited to become bird “nature detectives” at Jennings Environmental Education Center. Birds bring bright...

Nature Detectives: Winter Birds

Individual family groups and small “pods” are invited to become bird “nature detectives” at Jennings Environmental Education Center. Birds bring bright...

Friends & Family Sunday - Clay Play!

Create pottery as a family or bring friends for an afternoon of creativity with clay. Indicidual Sundays, $30 - Sunday afternoons - 1:00 pm to 3:00 PM No...

Nature Detectives: Winter Birds

Individual family groups and small “pods” are invited to become bird “nature detectives” at Jennings Environmental Education Center. Birds bring bright...

Nature Detectives: Winter Birds

Individual family groups and small “pods” are invited to become bird “nature detectives” at Jennings Environmental Education Center. Birds bring bright...

Cancelled: Black Moshannon Sunset Photo Tour

Cancelled: Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, all in-person educational programming is currently cancelled. Bring your camera to take pictures...

Family Owl Prowl

Explore the forest after dark and search for signs of our most mysterious feathered friends. Who who whooooo could it be? Bring a flashlight, layers for the...

Cancelled:  Geminids Meteor Shower Watch

Cancelled: Cancelled: Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, all in-person educational programming is currently cancelled. Watch the Geminids Meteor...

Presque Isle Lights 2020

Presque Isle Lights welcomes vistiors to experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort...

Monday, December 14

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Get Moving Mondays

DECEMBER SERIES Start your week off on the right foot - literally!! We're looking for a group of fun fellow morning walkers who are interested in joining...

Reading Geology

This is a virtual program held on Zoom. Details will be emailed to you when you register for the program. The ground below our feet can tell the history of...

Tuesday, December 15

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

*CANCELED*  Tuesday Shrike Hikes!

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Pennsylvania State Park employee staffed and DCNR volunteer/friends groups in-person programs are to...

Wednesday, December 16

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Little Naturalist Story Time - Virtual

Join us on Skype for story time on the wild side! Our story time introduces preschoolers to nature through books and art! We will read Who’s Been Here? A...

Little Naturalist Story Time - Virtual

Join us on Skype for story time on the wild side! Our story time introduces preschoolers to nature through books and art! We will read Who’s Been Here? A...

11am
Virtual Event

Thursday, December 17

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Animals of Presque Isle Lights (Virtual Program)

Join a Park Naturalist via Skype for Business for a great introduction to learn about the lighted nature displays you will see during the Presque Isle Lights...

Friday, December 18

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Morning Bird Walk

After a bit of feeder watching on the porch, we will take a short walk to the Marina to view bird life that calls the park home. The walk will take place on...

The Amazing Mantis (Virtual Program)

The Praying Mantis is a long, slender, curious looking fellow that startles the unsuspecting gardener. It's alien-looking features are a put-off to many, but...

Weekly Walkers

Staying active is important for both your physical & mental health so don’t let shorter days & colder weather keep you indoors! These casual slower paced...

Presque Isle Lights 2020

Presque Isle Lights welcomes vistiors to experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort...

 Friends Night Out at Earth Center Pottery

Your life is a piece of clay, don’t let anyone else mold it for you. Bring friends and make new ones as we create with clay and enjoy good company and light...

Saturday, December 19

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Cancelled: Natural Ornaments

Update: Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all indoor public programs have been canceled until further notice. Join this program to...

Birds of a Feeder...

Canceled - Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs are canceled. Everyone enjoys putting out birdfeeders to draw in the...

CANCELED:  Decide To Be Outside

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all PA State Park in-person programs are canceled until further notice. Reconnect to the outdoors this...

Coffee with the Birds - Outdoors!

Bring your own coffee, tea or cocoa and take a walk with the park educator to learn about Project Feeder Watch. We will discuss the park's most recent...

Holiday Little Tyke Hike

*Family Program - geared toward ages 4-7, but all are welcome!* Join us as we celebrate the winter solstice and up-coming holiday season! This program...

Winter Watershed Walk

Come hike around the beautiful ponds and streams of Nolde Forest State Park. This moderate to difficult hike is geared toward adults and older children that...

CANCELLED Natural Ornaments

Join a Park Naturalist at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center Room 112 for an opportunity to use natural items found in nature to create holiday themed...

Tri-State Geocachers holiday hike

This event is an informal gathering of geocachers to be held at Stairway Lake at 11:30am - 12noon on Saturday, December 19 (Rain date Sunday December 20)....

Animal Traces Walk

What animals live here? How can we tell? Join us for a walk around the main park area to look for signs that animals are around! There is a limit of 5...

CANCELLED Natural Ornaments

Join a Park Naturalist at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center Room 112 for an opportunity to use natural items found in nature to create holiday themed...

Cancelled: Natural Ornaments

Update: Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all indoor public programs have been canceled until further notice. Join this program to...

Little Naturalist Story Time - Virtual

Join us on Skype for story time on the wild side! Our story time introduces preschoolers to nature through books and art! We will read Who’s Been Here? A...

Little Naturalist Story Time - Virtual

Join us on Skype for story time on the wild side! Our story time introduces preschoolers to nature through books and art! We will read Who’s Been Here? A...

1pm
Virtual Event
Nurturing Through Nature - Fire & Light

Fire & Light A solstice reflection Saturday, Dec 19th 1-3pm As the winter solstice approaches, the days grow shorter and colder. On Dec 21st we...

Winter Stream-life Search

Does anything live in the stream or pond in the winter? Come explore the various aquatic areas in Nolde Forest and see what animals can brave the chill of...

CANCELLED Animals of the Presque Isle Lights

Learn some natural history tidbits about the wildlife before you drive around Presque Isle to enjoy the holiday lights! Join the Park Naturalist inside the...

Presque Isle Lights 2020

Presque Isle Lights welcomes vistiors to experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort...

Sunday, December 20

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Waterfowl Driving Tour

Canceled - Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs are canceled. Tag along for a trip around the park to see what kind of...

Cancelled: Bog Treasures

Cancelled: Cancelled: Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, all in-person educational programming is currently cancelled. Enjoy a stroll on the...

Cancelled: Lake Loop Trail Hike

Cancelled: Cancelled: Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, all in-person educational programming is currently cancelled.Take a one-mile hike on...

Welcome Winter Hike

Winter officially begins on December 21. Come welcome winter a day early on the trails with this free 1-2 mile hike. In case of snow, snowshoes will be...

Winter Solstice Hike

Canceled - Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs are canceled. Yes, it’s a day early, but come out and enjoy the...

 Winter Solstice Eve Hike

It’s almost the shortest day of the year, and why not celebrate by going for a walk in the forest? Enjoy winter’s peace and solitude by admiring the green...

Presque Isle Lights 2020

Presque Isle Lights welcomes vistiors to experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort...

Monday, December 21

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Get Moving Mondays

DECEMBER SERIES Start your week off on the right foot - literally!! We're looking for a group of fun fellow morning walkers who are interested in joining...

CANCELED:  Sky Watching

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all PA State Park in-person programs are canceled until further notice. Join the current and retired park...

December Book Club

Museum curator Kimberly McCarty will lead a discussion of The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson....

Presque Isle After Dark

Join the Park Naturalist for an evening walk at Presque Isle State Park. We will be meeting at Thompson Circle parking lot for approximately 1.5 mile hike on...

Tuesday, December 22

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Holiday Little Tyke Hike

*Family Program - geared toward ages 4-7, but all are welcome!* Join us as we celebrate the winter solstice and up-coming holiday season! This program...

Little Learners

**All indoor programs, including Little Learners have been cancelled through January 15, 2021. ** In this program series, families with young children can...

*CANCELED*  Tuesday Shrike Hikes!

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Pennsylvania State Park employee staffed and DCNR volunteer/friends groups in-person programs are to...

Wednesday, December 23

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Ugly Sweater Holiday Hike

Join us for a festive forest frolic! Wear your ugly sweaters and/or any other festive gear you own to make this holiday hike merry and bright!! Please...

Thursday, December 24

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Holiday Healthy Hike

Winter & the holidays are here! Join the park naturalist & hit the trails for a hike to kick of the holiday season. Participants will be hiking at least 2.5...

Friday, December 25

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Presque Isle Lights 2020

Presque Isle Lights welcomes vistiors to experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort...

Saturday, December 26

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Worry-free Walk

Try something new the day after Christmas by joining us for a stress-free walk around the main park area! Relax, look and listen to nature! Wear appropriate...

Presque Isle Lights 2020

Presque Isle Lights welcomes vistiors to experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort...

Sunday, December 27

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Presque Isle Lights 2020

Presque Isle Lights welcomes vistiors to experience a self-guided evening driving tour of seasonal lights throughout Presque Isle State Park from the comfort...

Monday, December 28

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Get Moving Mondays

DECEMBER SERIES Start your week off on the right foot - literally!! We're looking for a group of fun fellow morning walkers who are interested in joining...

Cancelled: Winter Wildlife Signs Hike and Nature Journals

Cancelled: Cancelled: Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, all in-person educational programming is currently cancelled. Take a short hike on...

Tuesday, December 29

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

*CANCELED*  Tuesday Shrike Hikes!

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Pennsylvania State Park employee staffed and DCNR volunteer/friends groups in-person programs are to...

Cold Full Moon Watch

Watch the full moon rising over Black Moshannon Lake. Discover interesting facts about the moon. This program will be outdoors. Pre-registration is required....

Photo by Katie Martens

Programs are subject to change at any time. Due to current COVID-regulations you must be a PA resident who has not been out of state for more than 24 hours...

Wednesday, December 30

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Cancelled: Winter Wildlife Signs Hike and Nature Journals

Cancelled: Cancelled: Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, all in-person educational programming is currently cancelled. Take a short hike on...

Thursday, December 31

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

Holiday Healthy Hike

Winter & the holidays are here! Join the park naturalist & hit the trails for a hike to kick of the holiday season. Participants will be hiking at least 2.5...

Last Day Hike

Come celebrate the last day of 2020 with a nice stroll through Nolde Forest. Enjoy the stillness of winter and the beauty of plants that stay green all year...

*CANCELED*    Last Night Hike!

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Pennsylvania State Park employee staffed and DCNR volunteer/friends groups in-person programs are to...

Last Night Hike of 2020

Come celebrate the last night of 2020 with an evening jaunt through Nolde Forest. We will be hiking the entirety of Boulevard Trail so we can see views of...

Friday, January 1

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Self-guiding program - Here is a chance to have some fun in the park in the month of December. There are 15 natural material wreaths scattered through the...

First Day Hike - McDermott Trail

Canceled - Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs are canceled. Welcome in 2021 by enjoying a leisurely hike with state...

CANCELED:  First Day Hike

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all PA State Park in-person programs are canceled until further notice. Welcome to the new year! Join the...

Cancelled: First Day Hike-Bog Treasures

Cancelled: Cancelled: Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, all in-person educational programming is currently cancelled. Celebrate the first day...

First Day Family Hike

Registration required. Registration for this event will open at 12:00am on Friday December 18. Join park educators on Jan 1 for this Family Hike in the...

First Day Hike

Start the new year with a hike at Bald Eagle State Park! Join the park naturalist for a leisurely 2.5-mile hike that will take us through the fields &...

First Day Hike #1: Park Office to Uhlerstown

Programs are subject to change at any time. Due to current COVID-regulations you must be a PA resident who has not travelled out of state OR need a negative...

First Day Hike - White Trail

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program. Spaces are limited. Registration will be available 1...

First Day Hikes

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all PA State Park in-person programs are canceled until further notice. Get out and get hiking on the...

First Day Hike - Deer & Footprint Trails

Canceled - Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs are canceled. Welcome in 2021 by enjoying a leisurely hike with state...

First Day Hike - Turkey Ridge Trail

Canceled - Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs are canceled. Welcome in 2021 by enjoying a leisurely hike with state...

* CANCELLED*First Day Lake Hike

Due to the curent state of COVID-19 all in person programs are cancelled until futher notice. Join Park Staff on a nature walk to celebrate the...

Canceled First Day Hike North

Canceled due to covid 19. Say hello to 2021 -and good-bye 2020- with a hike at Moraine State Park. Three trail options and limited attendance makes it easy...

Canceled First Day Hike South

Canceled due to covid 19 Say hello to 2021 -and good-bye 2020- with a hike at Moraine State Park. Various trail options and limited attendance makes it easy...

Canceled First Day Hike Spillway

Canceled due to covid 19 Say hello to 2021 -and good-bye 2020- with a hike at Moraine State Park. Three trail options and limited attendance makes it easy...

Cancelled:  First Day Hike-Star Mill Trail

Cancelled: Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, all in-person educational programming is currently cancelled. Celebrate the first day of the...

First Day Hike

Planning on making some New Year’s resolutions? Consider starting your "New Year" off with a healthy walk along the General Kane Hiking Trail on January 1,...

First Day Hike #2: Park Office to Homestead General Store

Programs are subject to change at any time. Due to current COVID-regulations you must be a PA resident who has not travelled out of state OR need a negative...

First Day Hike #3: Black Rock Rd to Yardley

Programs are subject to change at any time. Due to current COVID-regulations you must be a PA resident who has not travelled out of state OR need a negative...

First Day Hike - Gates Trail

Canceled - Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs are canceled. Welcome in 2021 by enjoying a leisurely hike with state...

First Day Hike - Westrick & Reed Trails

Canceled - Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs are canceled. Welcome in 2021 by enjoying a leisurely hike with state...

First Day Hike- GUIDED PORTIONS CANCELLED- SELF GUIDED OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CANCELLATION & UPDATE 12/04/20: Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs have been cancelled until further notice. Self...

First Day Hikes

Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, all PA State Park in-person programs are canceled until further notice. Get out and get hiking on the...

CANCELLED- First Day Hike: Knobsville Road Trail

CANCELLATION & UPDATE 12/04/20: Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs have been cancelled until further notice. Self...

CANCELLED: First Day Hike: Lakeside Trail

CANCELLATION & UPDATE 12/04/20: Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs have been cancelled until further notice. Self...

CANCELLED: First Day Hike: Lakeside Trail

CANCELLATION & UPDATE 12/04/20: Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, all public programs have been cancelled until further notice. Self...

Canceled:  First Day Hike - Point State Park

*Update: Due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person programs have been cancelled until further notice.* Welcome in the New Year by...

First Day Hike

Start the new year with a hike at Bald Eagle State Park! Join the park naturalist for a leisurely 2.5-mile hike that will take us through the fields &...

First Day Hike at Kings Gap

Resolve to start the New Year on the right foot with a hike. Hike options include a trek on more level trails, or more difficult options. Leashed dogs are...