DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

September 18 - October 17, 2021

Saturday, September 18

Fall Bird Walk

Avid birder and wildlife photographer, Thomas Buehl Jr., will lead a bird walk on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 8:00 am. The walk will begin at Locust...

Hawk Watch

We will carpool to the Allegheny Front (55 miles each way) where we will observe the annual raptor migrations. We’ll join experts from the Allegheny Front...

4th Annual NJ Clean Communities Delaware River Cleanup

Delaware River Greenway Partnership has joined forces with NJ Clean Communities programs in Hunterdon and Mercer County, the NJ Park Service and PA DCNR to...

Confusing Fall Warblers

Join park naturalist and expert birder, Rob Bergstresser, for an avian field identification adventure where we will identify those notorious confusing fall...

Fall Migration Bird Walk

Take a walk with the park naturalist to search for songbirds as they begin their journey south for the winter. All ages and abilities welcome. Hike will be...

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Bring your own binoculars to look for birds and plan on hiking around the park and out on the bridge! It’s healthy too! Meet in front of the visitor center.

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

This free, low intensity walk welcomes all-comers! We will walk around Highland Park and the Reservoir, rain or shine with Natalie Gentile, MD of the Gentile...

Adopt A Beach at Presque Isle 

Adopt A Beach is back at Presque Isle, and we still need your help. Are you a local resident who enjoys visiting Presque Isle State Park? Are you proud that...

Free Museum Day in Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Juniata Counties

Be sure to stop by the Blacksmith Shop on Saturday, and learn about Greenwood Furnace. The shop will be open extended hours, from 9 am to 4 pm. Staff will...

Go Teach: Hiking 101 Educator Workshop

Hiking can open the door to many educational opportunities. Join us and explore the possibilities of using hiking to modernize your curriculum and remake...

Public Lands Day

Help beautify Black Moshannon State Park! Projects include trail maintenance, painting, pulling weeds, litter pickup, and more. Individuals, families, and...

Walk With A Doc Fort Hunter Greenbelt along the Susquehanna River

This wellness Wlak With a Doc program is designed to provide some general health information and a moderately-paced walk around the Greenbelt's Fort Hunter...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join University of Penn Dr. Caitin Azzo for this free, low intensity walk which will showcase some beautiful views of the Delaware River, Bird Sanctuary,...

Animal Tracks and Scat: Who Pooped In The Park?

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist to play detective and explore the world of wildlife tracking. While most of our native mammals live secretive nocturnal lives...

Invasive Species at Boyd

Stop by our naturalist's table at the pavilion at Boyd Big Tree Preserve to learn about some of the bad bugs and plants that threaten our parks and what we...

Kings Gap Trail Challenge!

Can you hike every trail at Kings Gap? With 25+ miles of trails throughout the property, Kings Gap has an extensive hiking system. This challenging monthly...

Tree ID Hike

Learn how to identify trees by their leaves and bark, and discover how trees communicate with one another. Hike is an easy one mile. Please wear sturdy...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

This free, low intensity walk with Dr. McMurtrie will showcase some beautiful views of the green, open space that make East Goshen Township special. The walk...

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Little Red Bat Storytime and Bat/Craft or Game

Curious about bats? Enjoy seeing them in the summer & fall? Join us for some bat fun time and games geared for families with kids, ages 4-10. We will be...

Art in the Park

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED - Art in the Park will be held between 11am - 1pm. Join a professional artist who will lead you, step-by-step, through the...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

This is a free walk at your local YMCA with Dr. Johanna Vidal-Phelan, MD, MBA, FAAP, Senior Medical Director in Quality and Pediatrics. We will meet under...

Wild about Teas Hike

Across the globe people have used local plants to make tea. Come along on a moderate 2-mile hike as we point out wild plants that can be turned into...

*Registration Full* Nature Kayak Tour

Exploring nature in a kayak is a healthy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. On this Eco Tour you will learn about the park history, birds, and other wildlife...

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

What if you didn’t bring your fishing gear? No problem—borrow ours! Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All...

Black Walnut Shells - Swatara State Park

Before synthetic dyes were widely available, people were coloring fiber and other materials with what was in their surrounding environment! Park staff will...

Monarch

Registration is FULL for the 1:00 pm Session. Help the Park Naturalist with a community science project to monitor the migrating generation of Monarch...

Leaf Printing

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an arts & crafts program on painting with leaves. Paint the leaves of your choosing to make something original! For more...

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Join local butterfly enthusiast Doug Burton as he captures and tags Monarch butterflies heading to Mexico for the winter. Butterfly nets will be on hand for...

Nature Hike

Join us for a hike on the beautiful General Kane Trail a 1.6 mile trail that’s rated easiest hiking.

Shoaff's Mill Tours

Shoaff's Mill is an 1840's era Grist Mill that operates from May to October on weekends from 1-3pm. See a 32 ft steel waterwheel turn just as it has for over...

Winter Birds

What birds are staying here over the winter months? And what can YOU do to help them out during these cold, winter months? Come find out about these birds...

Family Craft Time

Join us on the porch at the Visitor Center for a DCNR Conservation Volunteer-led craft for children. Each week we will have a different craft to create and...

A Visit with Mr. Cowan

Come join Mr. Cowan under the shade around the campfire ring as he tells you the story of how the Cowan family came to Cowans Gap. Bring a chair or blanket...

Elk Explanations

Elk are interesting animals! Do you have questions about these large mammals? Then bring your questions and join us at the ECVC as we explain all of elk’s...

Understanding Elk Behavior

This year when watching elk, do more than just count antler points, learn to read elk behavior by understanding herd dynamics, body language & vocalizations....

Virtual Green Cleaning

Have you ever wondered what hidden toxins can be found in the cleaning supplies around your house?  Join Park Naturalists for this virtual class on Green...

Monarch

Registration is FULL for the 1:00 pm Session. Help the Park Naturalist with a community science project to monitor the migrating generation of Monarch...

Art in the Park: Woodpecker Edition

Do woodpeckers get concussions? How long do they peck for? What types of critters do they eat? How many woodpecker species there are in PA? What are some of...

CANCELLED - Whitetail Deer

CANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances. CANCELLED - Join the park naturalist for a look at the natural history of one of the most sought after game...

Colonial Crafts: Candle Dipping

Join park staff to try your hand at making your very own dipped wax candle! Please meet at the Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center. If you need any...

Opossum Trivia!

What are baby opossums called? How fast can these little critters run? Come play some opossum trivia with the park naturalist to test your random knowledge...

Who's Been Here?

Learn wildlife tracks and signs as we investigate several miniscule crime scenes. All ages are welcome, but the crime scenes will be geared more towards...

CANCELLED - Snakes of PA

CANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances CANCELLED - Join the park naturalist to learn about the different snakes in Pennsylvania. Topics will include...

History of Mt. Pisgah

Join Matt Carl Manager/Curator of the Bradford County Historical Society for an enlightening program on the history of Mount Pisgah. Mr. Carl will share the...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a short film on Deer Management of PA. For more information contact the Park Office (814) 486-5605.

Night Fishing Fuller Lake

Come out and learn all about trout and other fish species at Fuller Lake. Fishing Gear will be available for the program. Fishing rods and power bait will be...

Owl Prowl

Join the park educator, for an easy and flat 1 mile hike along the Beaver Haven Nature Trail. Wear footwear and clothing suitable for hiking. Please bring...

Moonlight Walk around Shawnee Lake

Enjoy the sights, sounds smells and night skies of early fall. Pets permitted! Bring a flashlight. Beach entrance #2 parking lot.

Life and Times of James Buchanan

Join the park naturalist for a look at the life of James Buchanan, the fifteenth President of the United States. We will cover from his life as a boy on the...

Moonlight Owl Prowl

Join us for an education talk about owls and check out what is in an owl pellet. Then go for a walk in the forest to see if we can attract owls with audio of...

Bugs

What do insects do at night? How do they see in the dark? Join the "Bug Man" Ryan Bridge for an evening exploring insects, their detailed anatomy and...

Moonlight Paddle

Enjoy Laurel Hill Lake by moonlight on this exclusive paddle excursion! Please provide your own boat, paddle, life jacket, and light or head lamp. ...

Sunday, September 19

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join Dr. Holly Hoffman, MD, local pediatrician as she walks and talks about COVID-19 and vaccine safety. The walk will be about 45 minutes in length along...

Birding Walk

Join the park naturalist for a morning bird walk along the Creek Trail to see what feather friends live and are passing through our park. Please bring your...

CCC Walk and Talk

State parks are an incredible resource for anyone willing to visit them, but where did they come from? How did they start? Join our park educator for a...

Middle Yough WIldlife Float

The middle Yough is an excellent place to view wildlife. We will float 9 miles of the Youghiogheny River in hopes of catching a glimpse of an otter or a...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Group size...

Trail Building Day

LHORBA is contructing a new trail to reroute a steep and rutted portion of Mountain View Trail to make it more user friendly, fun, and sustainable. ...

Art in the Park: Woodpecker Edition

Do woodpeckers get concussions? How long do they peck for? What types of critters do they eat? How many woodpecker species there are in PA? What are some of...

Guided Sunset Rocks 7-mile figure 8 hike (2 Part- 3.5 Mile Hike)

Part 1: Have you ever wondered where the original halfway point is on the Appalachian Trail? Register and join in for this guided hike where we will see Camp...

Art in the Park: Blue Jay edition

Feeling artsy? Or maybe you just want to know a little more about Blue Jays? Join in as we learn how to draw a Blue Jay and talk some common Blue Jay knowledge!

Friends of Kings Gap - Yoga on the Terrace

Update: **There will be no yoga on July 11** Maggie Stonecash leads a yoga class suitable for all levels on the terrace of the mansion every Sunday...

Natural History Walk

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a nature walk through an old growth forest. Learn about invasive tree species as well as blights that affect our native...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Group size...

Autumnal Equinox

Join park staff to learn about the autumnal equinox, what it is and why it occurs. We will also discuss what the equinox meant to people in the past. This...

Public Mushroom Foray: Hike and Discussion

Join the Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club for a public foray to learn about the array of edible, poisonous, and interesting fungi in Northeast Pennsylvania. Dave...

Sunday Paddle

Enjoy a little exercise and peace of mind while kayaking on the Doubling Gap Lake. Kayaking times begin at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm. Kayaks are...

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

What if you didn’t bring your fishing gear? No problem—borrow ours! Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All...

Kayak Instanter

Elk State Park was home to the old town of Instanter. After a safety talk, enjoy a nature paddle with the history of the town explored. The park has a...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Group size...

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...

Guided Sunset Rocks 7-mile figure 8 hike (2 Part- 3.5 Mile Hike)

Part 1: Have you ever wondered where the original halfway point is on the Appalachian Trail? Register and join in for this guided hike where we will see Camp...

Blue Ball Tavern Tours

Step back in time into an 1800s tavern in the basement of the Blue Ball Museum. Run by the Historical Society, this collection of artifacts is cared for by...

Fossils: Portraits of the Past

Beltzville State Park has 8 types of Devonian period fossils (brachiopods, clams, bryozoans, crinoids, coral (solitary & colonial), cephalopods, snails & ...

Migrating Monarchs

Sunday, September 19, 2021 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Learn about our wonderful migrating monarchs. Diet, life cycle, and their...

Shoaff's Mill Tours

Shoaff's Mill is an 1840's era Grist Mill that operates from May to October on weekends from 1-3pm. See a 32 ft steel waterwheel turn just as it has for over...

Waynesboro Walk with a Doc

This free, low intensity walk being led by Dr. Ludwick will take you around Waynesboro's Memorial Park and if up for it, the longer walk will take you to the...

Learning at the Beach

Come join the park naturalist at the nature table at the beach to see what he brought today. You never know what you might learn.

Kids Story Time and Nature Walk

Join the Sinnemahoning State Park educator for a book reading, simple craft, and outdoor activity based on the book, Chipmunk Song by Joanne Ryder. Program...

PSU Intern Wildlife Rehab

Do you ever wonder what happens to sick, injured or orphaned wild animals? If so, join us to learn about wildlife rehabilitation, and what to do if you find...

Autumnal Equinox

Join park staff to learn about the autumnal equinox, what it is and why it occurs. We will also discuss what the equinox meant to people in the past. This...

Harvest Moon Hike

Come join the park naturalist for a walk around the lake to learn about this month’s full moon and why the harvest moon is so special. Learn some of the...

Journey Back in Time

A geologic adventure of the changing earth and animals over the past 540 million yeatrs.

Monday, September 20

Story Walk: Bear Came Along

Self-Guided August-September on the Oh! Susanna Trail. Walk a portion of the Oh! Susannah Trail and enjoy reading a cheerful and action-packed adventure...

Savannah Sparrow

The diverse habitat around Archbald Pothole State Park means a diverse population of birds. Join the park naturalist for a morning of birding to see and hear...

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

What if you didn’t bring your fishing gear? No problem—borrow ours! Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All...

VIRTUAL September Book Club

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT AND WILL NOT BE HELD IN-PERSON IN THE PARK. In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park the September meeting of the...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join up with doctors from Altoona Family Physicians while you walk the level paved path around Greenwood Park. Meet at the pavilion next to the soccer...

Full Moon Paddle

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

Moonlight Paddle

Adults only! Join us for a night kayak on Holman Lake. Registration is REQUIRED. Must bring your own kayak, paddleboard, or canoe. Kayaks must have a DCNR or...

Tuesday, September 21

Story Walk: Bear Came Along

Self-Guided August-September on the Oh! Susanna Trail. Walk a portion of the Oh! Susannah Trail and enjoy reading a cheerful and action-packed adventure...

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...

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

What if you didn’t bring your fishing gear? No problem—borrow ours! Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All...

September Fly Fishing Meet-Ups

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED by clicking on the links below. Limited Spots. NO fishing license needed for duration of program. The PA Fish and Boat Commission...

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...

Seeds for Peace

Join park naturalist Jean H. Keene and Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Mary Jane Busch at Keystone State Park to celebrate International Day of Peace and see...

Discover Porters Cove Paddle

Join park staff on a guided ecotour of Porters Cove. Learn about the history behind the cove’s name, what existed in this cove before the park, the...

Harvest Full Moon Paddle

Enjoy watching the full moon rise over Black Moshannon Lake! Ten kayaks are available to borrow or bring your own. Age limit-9 years and older. PFD's...

Full Moon Hike

A walk beneath a full moon is a fantastic way to enjoy the park! This path is a 1-mile loop that wraps around Headache Hill. Proper footwear, drinking water,...

Wednesday, September 22

Story Walk: Bear Came Along

Self-Guided August-September on the Oh! Susanna Trail. Walk a portion of the Oh! Susannah Trail and enjoy reading a cheerful and action-packed adventure...

Slippery Rock Gorge Trail Hike

Slippery Rock Gorge Trail Hike – Wednesday, September 22, 2021 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Hells Hollow Parking Lot – McConnells Mills Join Park Staff and...

First Day of Fall Hike

As summer fades and the cool, crisp air of autumn wafts ever closer, come along on an easy hike as we celebrate the first day of the fall season and look for...

September Story Time

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program.*** ***Meeting location: Buckstone Farm, 1200...

1st Day of Autumn Hike

We will be hiking the Trail of New Giants, including the vista spur, to celebrate the first day of Autumn. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

Autumnal Equinox Walk

It’s finally fall! Meet us at McCrea Farm (Cross Country Ski Area) to take a celebratory hike out to one of the park’s scenic overlooks. This hike is...

Fall Forest Shower

Celebrate the first day of Fall by joining ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide Suzann Schiemer on a nature-based health walk. Forest showering is a...

World Rhino Day: Get To Know The Odd Toe

Celebrate World Rhinoceros Day by joining your DCNR Park Naturalist for a special endangered species exhibit along the Multi-Use Trail about odd-toed...

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Come out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! Designed for children ages 3-6, we will read nature-inspired children's literature and tie...

Wellness Wednesday Walk: Cemetery Trail

Join the park naturalist as we hike the cemetery trail. We will enjoy the sights and sounds and learn a little about the parks history along the way.

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

What if you didn’t bring your fishing gear? No problem—borrow ours! Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All...

Home School Day: Animal Migrations

Come join the park naturalist for a look at animal migration and its importance for the wildlife that moves. After the lesson, we will go out to the Tower...

Kayak Lake Jean

Join us for a leisurely paddle on Lake Jean to observe the first day of fall. You will need to bring your own boat, US Coast Guard Life Jacket, & have a...

Autumnal Equinox

Join park staff to learn about the autumnal equinox, what it is and why it occurs. We will also discuss what the equinox meant to people in the past. This...

First Day of Fall Hike

The beginning of fall may not have a fiery display of foliage, but there are still many parts to enjoy about this transitionary time of year. Come enjoy the...

Art on the Lake (For Adults)

Medium: Chalk, Colored Pencil Meet at the Observation Deck on our Bog Trail for an evening of artistic expression! (Park at Boat Launch 3 on West Side Rd)....

Thursday, September 23

Story Walk: Bear Came Along

Self-Guided August-September on the Oh! Susanna Trail. Walk a portion of the Oh! Susannah Trail and enjoy reading a cheerful and action-packed adventure...

 Feathered Friends - Monthly Bird Walk!

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program.*** ***Meeting location: Meet at the Giving Pond...

Discover Ricketts Hike

Hiking the Old Bulldozer Road Trail to see Valley View. This is a 5-mile advanced hike. Good boots are recommended for hiking. Bring bug spray and...

Weekly Weeders

Interested in learning more about gardening with native plants? Volunteer to work alongside our education staff as they mulch, pull weeds, divide plants, and...

Hiking Series #9

Join a naturalist at 9 a.m. on select weekdays for hikes of varying length and difficulty. This year’s series visits trails on our public lands including...

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

What if you didn’t bring your fishing gear? No problem—borrow ours! Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All...

Know Your Tree

Learn to ID common species of trees by their leaves, bark, or other characteristics. Discussion will include what various trees are ‘good’ for. We’ll also...

SUNSET TEA CRUISE

Would you like a spot of tea? Come join the Park Naturalists from Moraine State Park to enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Arthur onboard the Nautical Nature...

Fall Evening Paddle

Join the park naturalist for a special guided evening paddle on the lake as we learn about the changes that our park will go through as autumn turns to...

                             Summer Book Club for Adults

First Wednesday of the Month June 2, July 7, August 4, *Sept 23 7:00 PM – 8:00...

Friday, September 24

Story Walk: Bear Came Along

Self-Guided August-September on the Oh! Susanna Trail. Walk a portion of the Oh! Susannah Trail and enjoy reading a cheerful and action-packed adventure...

Flying WILD!:  Educator Workshop

Flying WILD! A cross-curricular, standard-based program designed to introduce school students to bird conservation through classroom activities and bird...

Marsh Creek Dam walk

Join park staff for a leisurely walk along the Marsh Creek Dam. Along this relaxing walk participants will learn about park history and ecology while...

PA's WILD Diversity Educator Workshop

Join the staff of Brandywine Conservancy’s Penguin Court and DCNR's Keystone State Park for a Pennsylvania WILD workshop like no other! This hands-on...

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

What if you didn’t bring your fishing gear? No problem—borrow ours! Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All...

Virtual History of Presque Isle

There are so many things to talk about when it comes to Presque Isle! From the French, to the Native Americans, to the building of Perry’s famous fleet, Joe...

Monarch Madness in the ELC

Take part in a crash-course all about Monarch butterflies with the park naturalist at the Environmental Learning Center! Not only will you learn about the...

Lumbering of Hyner Run

Step back into time and experience the culture of the lumbermen in the late 1800’s. Topics will include the local history and prehistory of the area, the...

Art in the Park: Blue Jay Edition

Are blue jays actually blue? What do they sound like? What do they eat? Join the park educator at the nature center, as we learn about and draw this ...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

The opportunity to walk with physicians from Lehigh Valley Hospital Health and Wellness Center - Hazleton who will describe the health benefits of a healthy...

Birding at Hyner Run

Join the naturalist for some birding at Hyner Run State Park. Topics will include the different birds that live at Hyner Run and also how to identify them. ...

Mammal Mania

A potpourri of many unique adaptations and trivia of Pennsylvania mammals.

Owl Prowl at North Shore

What goes hoot in the night? Do you know which owl was mistaken for a ghost back in colonial times? Join Park Educator, Lisa Meadows, to learn all about owls...

Campfire Tales: Tales of Autumn

Join the park naturalist for some mild ghostly tales of autumn. Can you tell which ones are real and which ones are made up. But be careful, you may just...

Family Fun Night: OWLS!

Join the park naturalist for an evening hoot! We will see if we can hear any owls that might be in the park on a short walk and then learn even more about...

Night Hike

What goes “bump” in the night at the Blood Farm? Come find out on this ½ mile, easy hike around the Blood Farm Interpretive Trail at the Blood Farm...

Thru-Hiking from Georgia to Maine

People from all over the world come to hike this global treasure. Most do a few or many miles in section hikes. Like climbing Mt. Everest, only a few manage...

Saturday, September 25

 2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

Fall Migration Round-Up 2021

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

Fall Migration Round-Up 2021

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

Fall Migration Round-Up

Fall Migration Round-Up! Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to...

Fall Migration Round-Up

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to go birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to...

Fall Migration Round-Up

September 25 to October 3 Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to go birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to...

Fall Migration Round-Up!

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

Story Walk: Bear Came Along

Self-Guided August-September on the Oh! Susanna Trail. Walk a portion of the Oh! Susannah Trail and enjoy reading a cheerful and action-packed adventure...

 2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

Bird Walk - Fall Migration Round-Up

Join Conservation Volunteer Dave Kruel for a fall birdwalk to help tally species for the 2021 Fall Migration Round-up park competition. This walk is geared...

Fall Migration Round Up Kick Off Birding Program

Yellow Creek State Park is an important rest stop on the Atlantic Flyway for birds migrating south. Come join us for a morning of bird watching with a few...

Fall Migration Round Up State Park Kick Off Birding Program

Join us for the start of our Fall Migration Competition! Yellow Creek State Park is an important rest on the Atlantic Flyway for birds migrating south. ...

 High Rocks Trail Day 2021 - Volunteer Event

***Program location: High Rocks Overlook Parking Area, 150 Tory Road, Pipersville PA*** ***Registration is required: to register, please use the online form...

Bike with Friends

Bring your bicycle and join the Friends of Cook Forest for a guided ride up the Tom’s Run Valley. We’ll start at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning...

Guided Nature Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park. We will explore birds, trees, wildflowers and park history along the...

High Rocks Trail Day 2021 - Volunteer Event

***Program location: High Rocks Overlook Parking Area, 150 Tory Road, Pipersville PA*** ***Registration is required: to register, please use the online form...

National Public Lands Day

Every day America's public lands provide treasured moments to millions. HELP PROTECT AND RESTORE THEM ON NATIONAL...

National Public Lands Day

Volunteers needed! Help us trim some trails, plant some trees, and clean up our park before our fall festivals! Please register so we know how many tools are...

National Public Lands Day

Join Park Staff for a national volunteer day event. Volunteer’s projects will be announced closer to the event date. Preregister to attend the event. Meet at...

National Public Lands Day

Join us in celebration of National Public Lands Day and in cooperation with Northeast PA Geocachers (NEPAG) to clean up the park! Volunteers of all ages and...

Three people with hand tools work on a trail

Jennings Environmental Education Center is looking for volunteers to pitch in at the park in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join us with Dr. Daniel Hodge, Fourth Tree Health for this free, low intensity walk will give you a small glimpse of beautiful Hampden Township....

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join us and Dr. Loretta Ann Opila, an Internal Medicine Specialist with Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for this free, low intensity walk will traverse...

Fire Building for Scouts

Campfires are lots of fun! They are great places to relax, share stories, sing songs, and cook delicious snacks. Join us to learn how to choose a site,...

Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group Work Day

Join Forbes State Forest’s Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group for its final group work day of 2021. Projects will vary but will include brushwork, rearmoring...

Bristol Marsh

*** Registration required: Please pre-register by filling out the Google form:...

Beginner Archery

This program requires pre-registration to attend. Register online by clicking here. Join park staff to learn the basics of archery, including safety,...

Explore the Shore: Natural Areas of Pymatuning

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on the water! Join the park naturalist for a paddle to explore a section of Pymatuning’s lakeshore and two unique...

Fall Foliage Paddle

The autumn colors are starting to pop, join us on a paddle to enjoy them. Registration required for this program, please contact our EES at atews@pa.gov to...

Greenwood Park Walk With a Doc

Join up with doctors from Altoona Family Physicians while you walk the level paved path around Greenwood Park. Meet at the pavilion next to the soccer...

Invasion! Whats the big deal about invasive species?

What IS the big deal about invasive species? Are these organisms just another bug, a pretty flower, a nice shade tree or ecosystem disrupting, crop eating...

McConnells Mill Heritage Festival

History comes alive at the 29th Annual McConnells Mill Heritage Festival, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Portersville-Prospect. Come celebrate the historic...

National Public Lands Day Park Clean Up

Join Goddard State Park Staff as well as the Friends of Goddard for a Park Cleanup for National Public Lands Day. Meet at the Launch 3 Parking Lot. For more...

Paddle for Pollution

Join DARCee's Friends of Keystone State Park for the annual Paddle for Pollution clean up of Keystone Lake. Your choice to pick up litter while paddling or...

Painting in the Outdoors: Water

Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park has partnered with Artist Lora Russell to bring you "Painting in the Outdoors" at the park. We invite anyone from...

Public Lands Day: Volunteer Work Day

Help us celebrate National Public Lands Day. Join us for our last scheduled Volunteer Work Day of the year. Projects include: Streamside Study Station...

Science Saturday-Water

Let's try some science experiments with water! Try to make a boat made of recycled materials move across the water, watch a rainstorm in a jar, make huge...

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Sinnemahoning State Park

Monarch butterfly migration presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies. Arial nets provided. Wear closed-toe shoes...

Nature Up Close

In this program for younger children (ages 4 to 8) and their parents/guardians/care-givers, we will explore nature up close with hand lenses on this easy...

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

What if you didn’t bring your fishing gear? No problem—borrow ours! Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All...

Intro to Archery

Practice your archery skills in a safe and fun environment! We will cover the necessary safety procedures of shooting a bow, as well as the technical skills...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join Dr. Robert Cores on this 1.9 mile round trip walk starting at the Swiftwater Lane parking area on ACE Blue Marsh Lake property, will take you along the...

Painting in the Outdoors: Water

Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park has partnered with Artist Lora Russell to bring you "Painting in the Outdoors" at the park. We invite anyone from...

Poe Paddy Fall Migration Hike

Join the park naturalist on a moderate 3 mile hike from Poe Paddy through the tunnel and back. Part nature walk, part bird watching! We'll be sure to stop...

Science Saturday-Water

Let's try some science experiments with water! Try to make a boat made of recycled materials move across the water, watch a rainstorm in a jar, make huge...

Shoaff's Mill Tours

Shoaff's Mill is an 1840's era Grist Mill that operates from May to October on weekends from 1-3pm. See a 32 ft steel waterwheel turn just as it has for over...

Signs of Autumn Hike

The tell-tale signs of autumn are all around as the new season begins. Join us as we search for wildflowers, colorful leaves, migrating birds and other signs...

Family Craft Time

Join us on the porch at the Visitor Center for a DCNR Conservation Volunteer-led craft for children. Each week we will have a different craft to create and...

Monarch Tagging Preregistration required.

Learn all about the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. In addition, we will learn about monarch tagging to track their movements through migration, as...

Nature Up Close

In this program for younger children (ages 4 to 8) and their parents/guardians/care-givers, we will explore nature up close with hand lenses on this easy...

Pontoon Boat Tours of Glendale Lake - Registration Required

Take a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Donations will be accepted for the Friends of PGSP. All...

Elk Talk

Join us in learning about the variety of ways elk communicate. You will learn how to accurately distinguish vocal calls of elk and recognize non-vocal...

Measuring and Scoring Antlers

Discover how deer and elk antlers grow, what conditions make for the largest antlers, and how to measure elk and deer antlers. Program includes hands-on...

Park Scavenger Hunt

Meet up with our park naturalist to get your list then explore the park looking for all sorts of items! Once your list is complete or you've run out of time,...

Virtual Introduction to Composting

Learn how easy it is to turn table scraps and yard trimmings in to “black gold” otherwise known as compost! Join a Park Naturalist from 2PM to 3PM on...

The Reservoir, the Dam, and Little Pine

Join the naturalist to take a stroll on the dam and learn the significance of it to the Little Pine Creek Valley, and also to the Susquehanna River. All...

Compasses, Maps, and You!

Learn how to use compasses and maps. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more...

Tales of the Eastern Woodlands

The program will feature traditional Iroquoian and Algonquian tales from the eastern woodlands, presented by storytellers Grandpa Dave Wargo, Alex Watkins,...

Cuentos en Español para Niños

Únase a sus amigos de la Biblioteca Comunitaria de Mifflin en Nolde Forest para disfrutar de un cuento familiar en español. Escuche la historia y luego...

Compass Course

Put your compass skills to the test by navigating our compass course. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at...

Birding on Lake Shore Trail

Join the naturalist for some birding on the Lake Shore Trail. Topics will include the different birds that live at Little Pine and also how to identify...

Bones in the Stones

Information on dinosaurs and fossilization plus identifying the top 10 fossils of Bedford County.

Sunset Paddle

Bring your paddle boat for a guided tour of Lake Jean while watching the sunset. This is the last sunset paddle of the year. You will need to bring your...

Birdsong Bingo

Do you know the difference between a bird song vs a bird call? Come on out to the campground amphitheater to learn about these differences. Along the way,...

Owl Prowl!

Join park naturalist and expert birder, Rob Bergstresser, for a short presentation on owl species native to Pennsylvania. We will cover owl identification...

Pennsylvania Elk: Reclaiming the Alleghenies

The original PGC Elk video in its entirety – 85 minutes. Learn about our Pennsylvania elk in this thorough documentary of the history, reintroduction, and...

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...

Sunday, September 26

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

Fall Migration Round-Up 2021

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

Fall Migration Round-Up 2021

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...