DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

October 23 - November 21, 2021

Saturday, October 23

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Otter Habitat Walk

Explore otter habitat with the park educator and learn how to identify otter tracks, scat, and other sign. Walk will be about 1-2 miles over rough and...

2021 Fall Pick up Pennsylvania at Ricketts Glen

Volunteers needed for Pick Up PA 2021 fall event in support of The International Coastal Cleanup. This is a come on your own, when you can cleanup....

Archery Basics

Have you ever shot a bow and arrow? Whether you are a seasoned pro that wants a little extra practice, or a beginner that wants to learn how to shoot a bow,...

Archery for Beginners

We offer a beginner’s program based on the National Archery in Schools Program. We provide the equipment, and you bring your focus and maybe someone else for...

Art in the Park: Chipmunks!

Do you know how long a chipmunk sleeps in a day? Or how many acorns one can gather? How about where they like to live? Come and find out the answers to all...

Beginner Archery for Kids

Registration required by Thursday, October 21st. To sign up, email Kathy at kkelchner@pa.gov. ***ages 10-15. Young people who've never tried the sport of...

Fall Foliage Hike

Red, yellow, orange, brown, violet... There are many striking colors that paint the trees at the Wildflower Reserve in autumn. Join us for a 2-mile hike...

Happy Hound & People Fall Colors Hike

Join us for a dog friendly hike on the North Shore to enjoy the fall colors and wildlife. This lovely trail offers scenic views of the park, as well as...

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 Walk at Boyd

You know our trees are “Big” based on the park’s name, but do you know what kind of “Big” trees they are? Come out to learn tips and tricks for ID'ing some...

Apple Cidering

The park has lots of leftover apples from the Fall Festival, and rather than have them go to waste - let's make cider. Bring empty jugs, bottles, and such...

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...

Basic Archery

Learn how to use a recurve bow, longbow, and compound bow in this basic archery class. Program for ages 8 and up. Registration required for this program,...

From Grain to Bread

Explore delicious breads that are tied to local trailblazer history! Look for the Gristmill Baker, Stan Malecki, and his crew, and join them for recipes and...

Pole Steeple Picnic

Meet at the Pole Steeple Parking Lot at the backside of Laurel Lake. The trailhead is across the road in the Michaux State Forest. Bring sturdy hiking shoes,...

Snakes Craft and Reptile Activity Books: Campground Amphitheater

Learn about the different species of snakes found in Pennsylvania. Which ones are venomous and how to tell the difference? Complete a craft and activity book.

Atlatyl Action

***not suitable for anyone under age 12. Learn about this ancient weapon, then try your hand at throwing for distance and accuracy.

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Don’t Leaf Me Hanging! - A Fall Family Adventure

​​​​​​​As the weather starts to get cooler, trees begin to look different. Their leaves become new colors, fall to the ground, and they begin to conserve...

Family Craft Day: Upcycled Bird Feeders

Join the park naturalist for a fun afternoon of crafting bird feeders from upcycled plastic jugs! All supplies will be provided. Each family group/individual...

Poe Paddy Hike to Ingleby View!

Looking for an invigorating fall hike? Want to really experience those changing colors and falling leaves? Join the park naturalist on a 4 mile hike up Poe...

Volunteer Work Day at Wildflower Reserve

Raccoon Creek State Park needs volunteers to help with park improvement projects at the Wildflower Reserve. Join us as we help in the upkeep of this...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Fall Colors Hike

Join the park naturalist and learn about the fall colors and what gives us the variety of colors while we hike along the Lakeside Trail.

Intro to Map and Compass

Orienteering is the skill of finding your way on a course using a map and compass. Come and learn the basics of how to use a compass and how to read a...

WEBB LAUNCH EVENT- JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE

The Library System of Bradford County in partnership with Mt. Pisgah State Park, Kopernik Observatory & Science Museum, Girl Scouts of NY Penn Pathways, and...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Lots of Leaves! - Walk and Craft

Where did that leaf come from? Take a walk with the park naturalist to learn to identify trees by their leaves and make leaf rubbings to take home. Wear...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Caves and Karst:  The Formations Beneath Our Feet

2021 is the International Year of Caves and Karst. Attend this program to learn more about local karst topography and how to conserve the formations that...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Mountain Movie Night

Join us for an evening full of family fun! Kick off Mountain Movie Night at 5pm with pumpkin carving and a Story Walk. At 7:30pm, the feature film...

Sunset Tour of Point State Park

Join park staff for a tour of the park that will end right before the sun begins to set. We will talk about some of the lesser-known history of the land at...

Virtual: Bats are Blind?

Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature from October 24 – 31, 2021. Celebrate Bat week a day early by joining us on...

Who Goes There?

Join the park naturalist on a hike to learn about owls. You may even get to hear some during the hike.

Skies of Sinnemahoning - Stargazing

Experience the wonder of the park at night! Learn October constellations through a laser-guided tour of the night sky. If weather conditions permit,...

Sunday, October 24

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

Sunday Sunrise Hike

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

Sunday Sunrise Hike

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Sunday Morning Bird Walk

Join park naturalist and expert birder, Rob Bergstresser, on a leisurely bird identification walk around our Day Use Area, in search of migrating birds....

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! During Week 1, "Winds of...

Fall Color Hike

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Program location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

Fall Color Hike

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Program location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

Fall Foliage Hike

Registration is closed. Program is full. Join us as we discover the fall foliage and great outdoors along the park's trails. As we explore, learn the how...

Friends of Kings Gap - Yoga on the Terrace

Update: **Yoga is cancelled for September 26** Maggie Stonecash leads a yoga class suitable for all levels on the terrace of the mansion every...

Leaf Prints

Learn how to make a leaf print, then make one to take home. We will be using hammers. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

Tree ID Walk

Trees are all around us - in fact, there are over 100 species found regularly in PA. But can you tell a spruce from a fir? How about a Norway Maple from a...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join us with Dr. Daniel Goldman for this free, low intensity walk will showcase the scenic Heritage Rail Trail in York County, PA. Pre-registration is not...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! During Week 1, "Winds of...

Owl Pellets

Swing by the Environmental Learning Center to dissect an owl pellet! Learn how they are formed, why, and more! Due to small pieces, adult supervision is...

Walk with a Doc

Did you know that walking is one of the easiest ways to help promote good health? Take in the fall colors alongside Dr. Elizabeth Horchos from Northeastern...

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...

Elk Tracks and Traces

Take a walk to look for signs of the park’s largest herbivore and learn about their behavior. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Walk will...

Escape Room: Natural Resources Past, Present & Future

Our relationship with natural resources have changed a lot since Europeans first colonized Pennsylvania. Test your problem solving skills to navigate our...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 1: Winds of Change and Signs of Storms)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! During Week 1, "Winds of...

Fireside Chat – Owls

Why are owls a spooky symbol of the season? Find out at a family-friendly Fireside Chat on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 1:00-2:30pm indoors at the Rotary...

Colonial Candle-Dipping

Learn how candles were made a long time ago, then make one to take home. This program will be cancelled if it is raining. Meet in the parking lot by the...

Elk Walk and Talk

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

Fall Hike to the Overlook

Join the park naturalist for a guided hike to the overlook to enjoy the fall colors. The moderate to difficult hike is 2 ½ miles the first part of...

Owl Outlaws

Learn HOO done it as we solve a crime and try to clear the names of some of our local Owl Outlaws! We will also learn what makes owls such adaptable hunters....

Sunset Tour of Point State Park

Join park staff for a tour of the park that will end right before the sun begins to set. We will talk about some of the lesser-known history of the land at...

Monday, October 25

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Common Yellowthroat

Fall migration is a great time to look for birds, so spend the morning with the Park Naturalist to look for departing warblers and arriving sparrows in a...

Tuesday, October 26

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Programs for 2-4 year-olds

Jennings Environmental Education Center invites 2-4 year-olds to experience the fun of fall as we use exciting games, creative crafts, hands on experiences...

Silver Creek Fire Tower Hike

Join us on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 10:30 am as we explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower and Reservoir. ...

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...

Wee Wonders: Forest of Change PM

Jennings Environmental Education Center invites 2-4 year-olds to experience the fun of fall as we use exciting games, creative crafts, hands on experiences...

Wednesday, October 27

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

Fall/Winter Redd Up Volunteer Work Day

Help our staff "redd up" the park for winter! You will work with park staff and the Garden Club of Allegheny County to plant native plants in some of the...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Fall Homeschool Day

Save the date & come out to Bald Eagle State Park for a day of outdoor fun & environmental education! Homeschool Day is planned by Penn State Recreation,...

Story Time at Cowans Gap

Registration required. Join the Fulton County Library and Cowans Gap State Park for Story Time. Register by calling the library at 717-485-5327 or emailing...

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...

Homeschool Day

Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Join us for a free...

Nature of the Night GLOW Exploration!

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

Bats!

Bats get a bad reputation, especially this time of year. Join us for a walk through the East Area to look for and learn about the bats of PA, why you don’t...

Thursday, October 28

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

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...

Fall Morning Nature Hike

Start your day out right and enjoy the crisp, fall morning air with a moderate, 1.5-mile round-trip hike to Bosar Point on the McDermont Trail to try and...

Little Leaves

Little Leaves is an outdoor, play based program for toddlers and their adult guardians. Each nature exploration session includes a story, short hike, and...

Snakes Craft and Reptile Activity Books: Campground Amphitheater

Learn about the different species of snakes found in Pennsylvania. Which ones are venomous and how to tell the difference? Complete a craft and activity book.

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...

Family Science Night: Bats

Did you know these cool nocturnal creatures have special adaptations that help them "see" in the dark? Let's learn all about the science of sound from this...

Friday, October 29

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Home School Nature Adventures

Discover nature with other elementary age homeschoolers (K-5) who meet up every other Friday with DCNR park naturalist to explore the outdoors through a wide...

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...

*Registration Is FULL*  Fall Foliage Floats

Team up with the Park Naturalist for a fun float in a kayak down the Delaware River! After an on land strategy and safety session, participants will launch...

Halloween Haunt

This event is presented to you by Greenwood Furnace State Park in celebration of the upcoming Halloween. The event will take place on October 29th from...

Little Tadpole Series: Night Animals that Crawl

Welcome to our Little Tadpole Series! This series will encourage younger children (ages 3 – 5 years old) to notice nature and the world around them. ...

Halloween Night Hike

Test your senses as we adjust to walking in the dark. Learn about creatures of the night as well as Pymatuning Myths and Legends. For more information or...

S’mores and a Fire

Join staff from French Creek and Hopewell Furnace for a relaxing campfire. There will be 2 educational tables during the event, so you can learn more about...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Back in a time before television, internet, video games, and graphic novels there was the splendor and drama of the night sky. Gods followed their whims,...

Campfire Tales: Ghosts in the Park

Join the park naturalist for some mild haunting tales from around the park. Be careful, you may just learn something new. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks...

Tales from the Trail

Explore the forest at night on an easy, family-friendly hike. Learn about the spooky history of the area, as well as listening for some of the forest’s...

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Come learn about PA’s smallest owl, the Northern Saw-whet, and how Lackawanna State Park is part of ongoing research into these secretive birds of the night....

UV Night Hike

Take a hike on the bog trail to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. On the walk back, use the ultraviolet flashlight to see which...

Owls of Pennsylvania

In this free program for ages 6+, join us to learn about owls found in PA. Saw-Whet Owls will be featured. Licensed banders will monitor capture nets as...

Saturday, October 30

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

Spooktacular Halloween Fun Day

Join us for a fun-filled day in nature celebrating all things Halloween! From crafts, to nature walks, to spooky science, this day is sure to be a hoot. ...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

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.

Historical Driving Tour

Join the Environmental Educators for a historical tour of Pymatuning State Park. We will be stopping to talk about the Spillway, the Gatehouse, Westinghouse...

Big Dam Ridge Hike

Take a moderately difficult 3 mile hike and explore the forest. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Haunted Fall Foliage Tour

The Penn State Master Gardeners will be leading a tour of the woodland gardens at the Point. Join us as we talk about the history, the challenges and...

Hike Kooser

Discover the unique story of Kooser State Park as we enjoy time on every trail Kooser has to offer. Learn how the park has changed over time to become the...

Howl-O-Ween Day Hike

Bring your best furry friend to kick off the Halloween weekend with a moderate, 2.5-3 mile hike in the Roaring Run tract of Forbes. Feel free to dress up (or...

Lakeside Nature Stroll

Get off the sofa and stretch your legs on a lovely lakeside stroll. We’ll stroll from the education center to the lake, then to the spillway and back along...

forest along Cabin Rd.

We need your help! Raccoon Creek State Park has two native plant gardens that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us and help us tidy up the Native...

Project WILD Educator Workshop

Project WILD is a conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. Project WILD activities can help teachers to address the PA...

Skulls, Bones, Horns and Antlers

'Twas the night before Halloween, so here on the trails, join your DCNR Park Naturalist with skulls, bones and antler tales. We will explore the osteological...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join the Discovery Center and pediatrician Alexis Lieberman as we walk around our beautiful Strawberry Mansion reservoir. The Strawberry Mansion reservoir is...

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 Mo's Halloween Hooo-tenanny!

Join us throughout the day for various Halloween and nature related activities! 11:00 am to 12:00 pm- Halloween Games Play nature and science-related...

Please make sure your pup is leashed and ready for a fun exploration!

Looking to get up and active this spooky weekend but you don’t want to leave your hiking buddy at home? Grab the leash and your pup and join along on this...

Mad Scientist Saturday for Home School/Cyber School students

**grades 3-6 Registration Required by Monday, October 25th. To sign up, email Kathy at kkelchner@pa.gov. Young people are invited to join the mad scientist...

Bat Bingo!

What could be more spooky than BATS this Halloween weekend?! What kind of animal is a bat? How many species are there in Pennsylvania and what are they? Come...

Bats

"Afraid of the dark?” Bats aren't, and they have some incredible adaptations for it! Come join us to learn how these nocturnal navigators aren't so scary...

Fall Photography Tips Hike

Come learn some fall photography tips from the park naturalist and then enjoy a walk along the Lakeside Trail to practice what you have learned.

Evening Hike Legends of Presque Isle  

Hear the spooky legends of Presque Isle State Park on this 2-mile guided trail hike along Graveyard Pond Trail and Misery Bay. Hike is Saturday, October 30,...

Halloween Fest

Our popular fall family event is back, with lots of pumpkins, activities, and food. We begin at 4 pm with pumpkin carving, games and treats. From 6 to 6:30...

Sunset Tour of Point State Park

Join park staff for a tour of the park that will end right before the sun begins to set. We will talk about some of the lesser-known history of the land at...

Halloween Hike & Campfire

Saturday, October 30, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Intended for adults, come in costume for this evening hike! Test your...

Halloween Night Hike

Join us under the stars for this easy, family-friendly hike after dark to discover the sights and sounds of the park at night. Dress for the weather and wear...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Back in a time before television, internet, video games, and graphic novels there was the splendor and drama of the night sky. Gods followed their whims,...

Campfire (Share Your Story!)

Gather around the campfire in our Campground Amphitheater to share stories, past and present! Discussions will include experiences at Black Moshannon, best...

Cathedral by Candlelight

Want to experience something different this year for Halloween instead of the standard “trick-or-treaters”? Walk back in time with us into the depths of...

Finding the Constellations

Join the park naturalist at the amphitheater for a program on finding the constellations. Afterwards, we will move to the beach for a stargazing session....

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Come learn about PA’s smallest owl, the Northern Saw-whet, and how Lackawanna State Park is part of ongoing research into these secretive birds of the night....

Sunday, October 31

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Fall Trek

Join us at Boat Launch #4 for a morning hike! It will be a 2.1 mile loop on relatively flat terrain, with areas of mud and slippery spots throughout. Bring...

Going To Bat For Bats

Join your DCNR park naturalist to celebrate our world's only true flying mammals by visiting a trailside interactive exhibit table featuring our furry winged...

Halloween Hike

Registration is closed. Program is full. Join us as we discover the great outdoors and learn about some of the halloween related creatures of the park....

Virtual Day of the Dead Presentation

Discover the nature connections that align with this season’s holidays, including Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day.This virtual presentation will...

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...

Halloween Elkstravaganza

Join us for a fun-filled day of spooktaculiar crafts, games, and treats! Feel free to come in your costume if you’d like as well! We will have a costume...

Monster Float! (Bring Your Own Boat)

“Excuse me, operator, there are monsters on the lake!” Join us (in costume!) for a fun paddle around Black Moshannon Lake! Learn about some of the spooky...

The Death of Jack

Come learn about the death of Jack O. Lantern. We will try to answer the question of who cut him up what happened to the body?

13 Creepy Critters with Horrible Halloween Cred –  That Haunt Your Scariest Nightmares!

Just when you thought it was safe to go out at night, here comes 13 creepy critters that cause the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up. Come and join...

Cathedral by Candlelight

Want to experience something different this year for Halloween instead of the standard “trick-or-treaters”? Walk back in time with us into the depths of...

Monday, November 1

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Tuesday, November 2

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Wednesday, November 3

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Long Loop Hike

Long Loop Hike at Tuscarora State Park Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow, Lake View and Spirit Trails on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:00 am. ...

Virtual: Wildlife Wednesdays

On Wednesday, November 3rd, from 10:00am-11:00am, join the Presque Isle Environmental Educators for a virtual program on the wildlife activity at Presque...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Originally scheduled for October 27, it will now be held on November 3. Come out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! Designed for...

Intro to Kayaking

Beginners only! Are you new to kayaking and don't know where to begin? If you are thinking about getting into kayaking, join us for a crash course in the...

Thursday, November 4

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

2021 Grant Workshop Flyer

This virtual workshop is designed to help applicants develop project ideas in preparation of submitting a grant application to the Community Conservation...

Thursday Morning Birds & Coffee

Join park naturalist and expert birder, Rob Bergstresser for some morning coffee and birding! We'll enjoy some bird-friendly, certified organic, shade-grown...

FULL! Growing Up WILD (GUW) with a MWEE Flair Virtual Educator Workshop

This workshop is now FULL. Join the waitlist. Growing Up WILD (GUW) with a MWEE Flair Virtual Educator Workshop Thursday, November 4, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on...

Friends of Nockamixon Monthly Meeting

Join the volunteer group that helps keep the park beautiful! Friends formed as a chapter of the PA Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF). PPFF is a private,...

Friday, November 5

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop

Are you a college student, pre-service teacher, classroom teacher, environmental educator, or homeschool provider seeking lessons and skill-building to...

Friday Fall Bird-walk Series

Friday, November 5, 12, and 19 10am - 11:30am Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. Join the...

Little Tadpole Series: Game Animals

Welcome to our Little Tadpole Series! This series will encourage younger children (ages 3 – 5 years old) to notice nature and the world around them. ...