DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

September 22 - October 21, 2021

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...

*RESCHEDULED* 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...

Science & Stories (Preschool-Kindergarten Edition)

Join park staff for this scientific exploration of the forest told through an age appropriate story! In this session for learners in Preschool-Kindergarten...

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...

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...

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 - Lakeshore Clean-up

Volunteers make a difference! Join us on National Public Lands Day to assist in one of the following projects: Lakeshore Clean-up by Boat: Bring your...

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...

The Pawpaw: Pennsylvania's Secret Fruit

Join Forest Ranger Ryan Thrush for a presentation and guided walk related to Pennsylvania's favorite native fruit tree - the Pawpaw. Learn some interesting...

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

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...

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...

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!

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...

3-D Archery Shoot

Join Friends of Mt. Pisgah and DCNR Staff for a 3-D Archery Shoot. A total of 25, 3-D targets will be arranged on a course for archers to challenge their...

Morning Hike

Join our park educator for a morning hike around our park. We will explore one of the park's easier trails, chatting about whatever we find on the hike!...

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...

Walk with a Doc - Nescopeck State Park

Walking is one of the easiest ways to help promote good health. Let's take a nice easy walk along Nescopeck Trail with Dr. Ryan Moore, a Psychiatric...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Did you know that walking is one of the best things you can do for your health? Numerous studies point to the health benefits of spending time in nature, and...

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 campground amphitheater, as we learn about and draw...

Migratory Raptor Watch on Flat Rock

Late September is a great time to see migratory raptors! Hike up the Flat Rock Trail and meet the naturalist at the overlook. There he will have binoculars...

Woodpecker Walk in the Valley

Join the park naturalist on an easy 1-mile walk on the Nature Trail as we talk about woodpeckers in our area, look for signs of them, and listen close for...

World Rivers Day: Exploring Creek Critters

Celebrate World Rivers Day with your DCNR Park Naturalist by taking a closeup and personal look at life below the surface of our streams. We will learn about...

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...

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...

Pontoon Boat Rides

Enjoy a ride on the pontoon boat. PFD’s will be provided. This is a first come first serve program due to limited seats. We will be able to take up to 17...

REGISTRATION FULL - Mushrooms of NEPA Hike

Registration is full for both hikes. Learn all things fungal with members of the Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club! Tag along on a 1.5 mile hike to learn about...

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...

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...

Beekeeping  with Hobby Hives

Local beekeeper Craig Schloder will display a live honey bee colony that visitors can observe and enjoy. He will be available to answer questions about this...

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...

DiscoverE Salamanders 

Explore the world of Salamanders with a Park Naturalist on Sunday September 26th 2021! Children ages 3-5 with an accompanying parent or adult are invited. We...

REGISTRATION FULL - Mushrooms of NEPA Hike

Registration is full for both hikes. Learn all things fungal with members of the Wyoming Valley Mushroom Club! Tag along on a 1.5 mile hike to learn about...

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...

The Story of Johnny Appleseed

Come hear the real story of Johnny Appleseed and how he spread apples throughout western Pennsylvania and into the midwest.

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...

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...

Finding Bonacci's Gold at Shawnee

The number 1.618 will lead you to discoveries that are golden!

Monday, September 27

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...

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...

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

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!

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...

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 - What's a hellbender? And why should we care?

Did you know that the eastern hellbender is the official state amphibian of Pennsylvania? Tune in for a virtual lunchtime session where we'll talk all about...

Tuesday, September 28

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...

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!

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...

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...

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...

Family Field Trips

Families of Elementary students currently learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on alternating Tuesdays during the fall. Come out to learn...

Wednesday, September 29

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...

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

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!

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...

Monitoring the Migration

Migration season is upon us! Accompany the park naturalist in a short walk to look for migrating waterfowl and songbirds. Please dress for the weather & wear...

Birds for Breakfast

Join us for a relaxing morning of birding! Bring your breakfast, coffee, a chair, and binoculars. This program will be held three mornings in a row,...

Women's Health and Fitness Day Hike

This year we’re celebrating National Women’s Health and Fitness Day with a hike on the Petroleum Centre Loop trail. This is a difficult hike that spans...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

This free event is to encourage people to enjoy the benefits of walking. The flat, circular loop around the historic Lackawanna County Courthouse allows...

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...

Wellness Wednesday Walk: Ledges Trail

Let's get out and get moving! Join the park naturalist as we hike the Ledges trail. We will enjoy the sights and sounds as well as an astounding...

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...

Thursday, September 30

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!

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...

Birds for Breakfast

Join us for a relaxing morning of birding! Bring your breakfast, coffee, a chair, and binoculars. This program will be held three mornings in a row,...