DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

October 15 - November 13, 2021

Friday, October 15

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. ...

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...

Trail sign for the Muskrat Beach end of the Lakeshore Trail

Start your day out right and enjoy the crisp, fall morning air with a moderate, 3-mile loop hike in the park as we traverse the Plessinger and Lakeshore...

Fall Foliage Hike 2

Are you ready to get out and enjoy the autumn colors? Come to Wildcat Hollow, located just south of the Petroleum Centre Train Station on State Park Road,...

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...

Fall Foliage Walk: Ledges Trail

Come join the park naturalist as we walk the Ledges Trail. Take a walk on beautiful Ledges trail and take in the wonder of the leaves changing. We will stop...

*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...

Little Tadpole Series: Night Animals that Fly

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. ...

Virtual Monarch Tagging Update for 2021 

The tagging season looks promising for Monarchs in 2021. To find out how well we did, and to learn a little more about this amazing butterfly, join a Park...

Fall Foliage Cruise

As daylight shortens and temperatures begin to drop the long days of summer become just a distant memory and slowly give way to fall. In what seems in a...

Radical Reptiles at Boyd

Come learn about the cold-blooded creatures that inhabit Boyd! We will learn the basic differences between a reptile and amphibian, what reptiles are...

*FULL*Evening Paddle at Hopewell Lake

Join park staff for an evening fall paddle! We will enjoy the lake and its wildlife while enjoying the sunset on this leisurely fall paddle. Boats are...

Halloween Critter Paddle

Start the weekend with a relaxing paddle on Shawnee Lake. We will be learning about some of the evening animals that share the night with us and are icons of...

Big Brown Bat caught during a PA Game Commission's monitoring survey

Friday, October 15: What Good are Bats? 6:00 pm Meet outside at Wheaton House ~ Presentation afterwards indoors Do bats make you go batty? Or do you think...

Halloween Night Hike (Registration Required)

Join us as we venture along the dark and spooky trails as we listen and strain to see the creatures of the night. We'll also learn about the nightlife in the...

Halloween Night Hike (Registration Required)

Join us as we venture along the dark and spooky trails as we listen and strain to see the creatures of the night. We'll also learn about the nightlife in the...

Saturday, October 16

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. ...

Cook Forest Fall Workday

Have you been looking for a way to get involved with Cook Forest State Park? Please consider joining us for the day to help maintain the park through various...

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...

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.

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...

CANCELED/POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING:  PA Biodiversity Educator Workshop

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES. Find new ways to incorporate biodiversity into your classroom! The PA...

Ashes and Iron Educational Dig

Join archaeologists, Brian and Amanda Valko Fritz as we near the end of a decade and a half of combing through the area now confirmed to be a blacksmith shop...

Science & Stories (K-2nd grade Edition)

Join park staff for this scientific exploration of the forest told through an age appropriate story! In this session for learners in K-2nd graders and...

Women in the Mountains

Are you a female outdoor enthusiast? Join us for a free day of education and creativity in one of Bradford Counties scenic treasures. Activities include swag...

Apple Festival

Come out and visit us for our annual Apple Festival! See demonstrations of cider squeezing, apple butter boiling, and corn grinding at historic Shoaff’s Mill...

Autumn Market & Encampment

Travel back in time and experience life in a Revolutionary War camp during Washington Crossing Historic Park’s annual Autumn Encampment & Market on Saturday,...

Enjoy live music while relaxing at Crafts in the Meadow.

The Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show is a fine art and craft event showcasing excellence in craftsmanship alongside a festive weekend of...

Fall Punkin' Chunkin' Festival

Howard Volunteer Fire CompanyPUNKIN’ CHUNKIN’ Fall Festivalhas fun, food, & flying pumpkins! Come spend an autumn day at Bald Eagle State Park. There will be...

Fall Tree ID Walk Preregistration is required

Join Friends of the Parks for a guided hike at Yellow Creek State Park to see the beautiful colors of Indiana County. Pennsylvania is considered one of the...

Fire Tower Tour

Enjoy a short hike to climb the historic Kooser Mountain Fire Tower. Discover the history of the tower and take in the grand view filled with fall color. ...

Halloween Science

Have fun participating in science experiments that are based on Halloween! Make spider web silk, see a bubbling potion, make a pumpkin puke, and make dancing...

Harvest Day

Harvest Day is back!!! We are so excited to be able to host our Harvest Day celebration with free fall activities, children's crafts, horse-drawn hayrides,...

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...

Fall Foliage Hike

Fall is in the air! The temperature is dropping, days are getting shorter, and the leaves are starting to change. Come along on an easy hike on the...

Mobsters, Murderers, and Millionaires: The hidden history of Milford Mills

Al Capone? Joseph Smith? How are some of these famous historical figures linked to Marsh Creek? Learn about the hidden history of Milford Mills. We will take...

Parker Dam’s 15th Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Float

Come celebrate the traditions of autumn. The main festival runs all afternoon with opportunities to learn heritage skills, watch folks practice their...

Colors of Fall Hike

Enjoy the vibrant colors of our autumn landscape on an afternoon hike with the Park Naturalist. We will walk Turkey Hill Trail, a 1.5 mile loop and see the...

Halloween Science

Have fun participating in science experiments that are based on Halloween! Make spider web silk, see a bubbling potion, make a pumpkin puke, and make dancing...

Mad About Fall Mushrooms

Is there some fall fungus among us? You Bet! Join local mushroom expert Bill Russell as he takes us on a hike to look for fall mushrooms. Following the hike,...

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...

Pinchotween

Join us for the 16th Annual Pinchotween! We are still working out the details to make our annual Halloween event as special and safe as it has been in the...

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 Beauty of Botany

Join Dr. Susan Munch on a scientific plant-identification walk though the Nolde Forest. This is a hands-on botany walk through the woods, so please dress for...

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...

Expand Your Pollinator Habitat!

Looking for a way to add more native plants into your garden? Join us and collect seeds from a variety of native flowers and grasses found in the park! Learn...

Vernal Ponds

What causes a vernal pond to appear during spring, yet vanish by summer? What creatures might you meet in a vernal pond? Join us to learn about these small...

History Hike

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

Art in the Park: Squirrels!

You see them scurrying through the trees and across the ground, gathering and storing away nuts for the winter time, and yelling at you if you get too close....

Goin' Nutty!

As the weather cools and leaves start to change color, fall fruits begin to ripen and you start to hear the constant “thunk” of nuts falling from the trees...

International Observe the Moon Night

Join park staff on International Observe the Moon Night to learn more about our planet's moon. We will learn about NASA's Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter and see...

Oh, Deer!

White-tailed Deer are Pennsylvania's State Mammal. After a short lecture, we'll go in search of deer. Hand-outs on deer resistant plants will be available....

Bats 'Nat

Join us to explore the amazing adaptations of these interesting flying mammals. Uncover myths about bats and discuss conservation efforts to protect this...

Autumn Campfire

Celebrate the cool autumn evenings while relaxing around a toasty campfire! We'll have a nice campfire prepared and may even lead a few sing-along songs....

Halloween Night Hike

Join us as we venture along the dark and spooky trails as we listen and strain to see the creatures of the night. We'll also learn about the nightlife in the...

Sunday, October 17

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. ...

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...

Waterfowl Watch

Get familiar with the waterfowl migrating through north-central Pennsylvania by looking for ducks, geese, and other water birds on the reservoir. Dress for...

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....

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...

Apple Festival

Come out and visit us for our annual Apple Festival! See demonstrations of cider squeezing, apple butter boiling, and corn grinding at historic Shoaff’s Mill...

Enjoy live music while relaxing at Crafts in the Meadow.

The Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show is a fine art and craft event showcasing excellence in craftsmanship alongside a festive weekend of...

Falcons in Flight

Join Falconers Will and Molly as they do a flight demonstration with their birds of prey and talk about the sport of falconry. This event will take place in...

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...

Rattlesnakes on Stage

Slither by the stage in the East Day Use area to talk about snakes with Ranger Shaffer from Tuscarora State Forest and meet some of his scaled friends. Don't...

*FULL* Fall Foliage Paddle with L.L.Bean

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

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...

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...

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...

Clever Crows Lecture

Members of the crow family appear to have powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity that put them on par with Earth’s smartest animals. Learn more about...

Painting in the Outdoors: Fall Foliage

Program is full. Registration is closed. Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park has partnered with Artist Lora Russell to bring you "Painting in the Outdoors"...

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...

Tree ID and Craft

Learn how to identify some of the trees found at Black Moshannon State Park, then make a leaf lantern to take home. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and a guest pediatrician for a fun, family-friendly walk in Allegheny Commons Park! Following the walk, stay for activities...

Lecture with Dr. Matthew Costello: The Property of the Nation

In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park Dr. Matthew Costello, senior historian of the White House Historical Association, will give a...

Kids' Story Time and Nature Walk

Join the Sinnemahoning State Park naturalist for a book reading, simple craft, and outdoor activity based on the book, The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle....

Kid’s Leaf Collecting Walk

Come and enjoy a leisurely walk through the park to collect fall leaves. Greenwood Furnace once had a Bureau of Forestry Tree Nursery on the site, and many...

PA Owls

Ever wonder WHOOO is living in your backyard? Why do we only hear owls at night? What makes owls so unique? Come join our program as we explore some of the...

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 18

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. ...

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...

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....

Pedals, Pontoons and Ponds

Do you enjoy being on a boat? Do you enjoy bicycling? Have you ever done both while enjoying the sights of Presque Isle State Park? Be among the first to...

VIRTUAL October 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 October meeting of the...

Long-tailed Duck

East Branch Lake provides critical stop over habitat for migrating water birds making Elk State Park an excellent place to observe a diversity of species....

Tuesday, October 19

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. ...

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...

Discover Ricketts Hike

Hiking the Cherry Run Trail. This is a 5-mile moderate hike. Good boots are recommended for walking. Bring water and wear fluorescent orange. Park 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....

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...

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 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...

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 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...

Full Moon Hike

Come explore the park by the light of a full moon. Bring a snack to share around a campfire afterwards and a flashlight. Fee: $5; families, $15; members, free.

Wednesday, October 20

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. ...

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...

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....

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...

VIRTUAL Fall Wildflowers Talk

This program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams; it will NOT take place face-to-face in the park. Dr. George Chamuris, Professor Emeritus of Biology...

Virtual: Canyon Fall Foliage Update

Planning a visit to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon this fall? Not sure when the best fall colors may occur? Join Leonard Harrison State Park Naturalist Bob...

Home School Day: Fall Colors

Come join the park naturalist for a look at our fall colors. We will explore the process and learn why it is important to forest health. Pre-registration is...

Beaver at Long Pond Storytime and Hike

Come join us for Story Time with "Beaver at Long Pond!" and Beaver Hike. Join us for a fun talk and walk to see how beaver change their environment. We will...

Hump Day Hike

Come hike away the stresses of the week and get ready for the weekend on a moderate, 1.2-mile guided hike on the Turkey Ridge Trail. Family-friendly program...

Wednesday Evening Healthy Hike

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly paced 2.5 mile hike along the trails of...

Full Moon Towpath Trek

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program. Spaces are limited. *** ***Meeting location: Delaware...

Lights Out at the Lighthouse 

Join the Park Naturalists team as well as the lighthouse staff for a family-fun night full of spooky stories and crafts on Wednesday October 20th or Friday...

Full Moon Night Hike

Come enjoy the Full Hunters’ Moon on a walk with the park naturalist. We’ll travel approximately ½ mile over relatively flat ground as we learn about...

Hunter's Full Moon Watch

Enjoy watching the Hunter’s Full Moon rise over Black Moshannon Lake. Discover interesting facts about the moon and watch for meteors from the Orionids...

Moonlight Hike

Enjoy a short hike to discover the natural light of a full moon autumn night. Take in the unique open sky view from the mountain top. Please be sure to bring...

Spooky Full Moon Hike

Join us for an eerie night in the park as we hike under October's full moon. We'll be taking a 2-mile hike to learn about the moon as well as some creatures...

Thursday, October 21

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Waterfowl Watch

We are going on the lookout for some waterfowl! Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching and become acquainted with waterfowl that migrate...

National Reptile Awareness Day

While ancient dinosaurs have been extinct for over 60 million years, many modern reptiles including turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians and tuataras are...

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 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...

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...

October Owl Prowl

Join park staff to learn about owls. We'll talk about what adaptations owls have, where they like to live, and what they like to eat. If we're lucky, 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...

Owl Prowl

Owl Prowl – Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:00PM – 8:30PM – Pleasant Valley Non-motorized Launch Area (South Shore) - Moraine Join the park naturalist to...

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...

Friday, October 22

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. ...

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...

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....

Friday Morning Fall Bird Walk

Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. Join the park naturalist for a guided walk along the...

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...

Furs & Skulls!

Meet at the Environmental Learning Center to test your knowledge on furs and skulls! Other animal “signs” will be available for viewing, as well. All ages...

Art in the Park: Squirrels!

You see them scurrying through the trees and across the ground, gathering and storing away nuts for the winter time, and yelling at you if you get too close....

October Owl Prowl

Join park staff to learn about owls. We'll talk about what adaptations owls have, where they like to live, and what they like to eat. If we're lucky, we...

Lights Out at the Lighthouse 

Join the Park Naturalists team as well as the lighthouse staff for a family-fun night full of spooky stories and crafts on Wednesday October 20th or Friday...

Park after Dark - A Full Moon Night Hike

Come along on a 2.2-mile hike under the light of the full moon on the Campground Trail as we explore the sights and sounds of the night. Family-friendly...

Public Sky Watch

Get a glimpse of the night sky with your own telescope or use the telescopes of the Starlight Astronomy Club as they scan the heavens. For more information,...

Family Night - Owl Prowl

Join educator Lauren Forster for this walk through the woods of Jacobsburg in search of local species of owls such as the Eastern-Screech Owl and the Great...

Snakes of Pennsylvania: Amphitheater

Learn about the different species of snakes found in Pennsylvania. Which ones are venomous and how to tell the difference? Learn why some are protected.

VIRTUAL- WILD ABOUT TURKEYS

Want to learn more about the Eastern Wild Turkey? Join Mt. Pisgah State Park Environmental Education Specialist for a virtual program on October 22nd, 2021....

Animal Charades & Campfire Stories

Ready for some laughs? Join us at the Campground Amphitheater for an evening of charades and stories around the campfire. All ages are welcome. If not...

Campfire Tales: Tales of Autumn

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

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. ...

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...

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...

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.

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. ...

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...

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...

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...