DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, July 14

Lagoon by Pontoon

The lagoons at Presque Isle are full of natural surprises such as sun basking turtles, wading great blue herons, beavers slapping their tail on the water,...

Non-Denominational Church Service

Non-Denominational Church Service start 8:00 am at the Keystone State Park Amphitheatre. In case of rain service are held at the James Kell visitor Center.

Birds & Brews

Stop by the Kell Visitor Center between 9AM and 11AM to sample some bird friendly coffee. Start off Latino Conservation Week by learning how farming this...

Farmer's Market

Come join us at Keystone State Park Farmer’s Market. Every Sunday, weather permitting from May 19, 2019 until September 29, 2019in the Beach parking lot. ...

Hiking 101

Meet the Naturalist anytime between 9 - 10:15 AM for an informal discussion to learn about planning and preparing to hike the trails at Hickory Run. We'll...

Paddling Skills - Learn how to Kayak!

Come to this user-friendly class for ages 12+ that will teach basic paddling skills. For first timers only please! Call the park at 814-695-6807 to register...

Snakes of Pennsylvania

Join the park naturalist to learn about some Pennsylvania snakes, both venomous and non-venomous, and also learn to appreciate the role they have in nature. ...

Sunset Rocks Hike (3.25-mile loop)

Meet at end of Old Shippensburg road in the parking lot for a guided hike to Sunset Rocks Overlook. Bring sturdy hiking shoes and water for the trek. ...

9:30am
 
busy bees, busy blooms

Come on out to the campground playground to see what makes bees so busy after all? We’ll chat all about different pollinators and why they visit so many...

Archery

Throughout history humans have relied on the bow and arrow for protection and to gather food. This weapon is still widely used today. Join us for this...

Archery for Beginners-Girl Scouts only-Cancelled for lack of sign up

Registration required by clicking on the green register button on the right. **ages 12 and up. Girl Scouts who haven't tried archery before will learn some...

Chapel Service Non-Denominational

Join Pastor Dave, every Sunday, for a morning of fellowship surrounded by nature. In case of rain, the service will be held at Pavilion #4.

Friends of Kings Gap Yoga on the Terrace

Join Maggie Stonecash of Simply Well for Yoga on the Mansion Terrace. Class is appropriate for all levels, beginner to experienced. Modifications are offered...

Map and Compass

A great course for individuals new to navigating with a compass. Park staff and experts from LL Bean will introduce you to the techniques and tools for...

Meet the Butterflies

Join us any time during this hour at the butterfly garden as we highlight some of the beautiful butterflies that call Little Buffalo home and discuss the...

Non-Denominational Church Service

Non-Denominational Church service will be held every Sunday in the campground amphitheater (between areas E and F) from Memorial day to Labor Day. The...

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure. Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes...

Children's Story, Hike, and Craft

Get the kids outdoors for a morning of fun! This program features a wildlife story, a short nature walk, and related craft to follow. Please note this...

Historic Gristmill Summer Hours - Memorial Day through Labor Day

The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill at McConnells Mill State Park is open Memorial Day...

Pontoon Boat Tour

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...

Who's Been Here?

Join park staff in discovering traces left by some of our park's residents! Explore the tracks of a variety of animals and learn what the footprints can tell...

Wildflower Walk

Join the park naturalist and DCNR Conservation volunteer, “Pap” Knauss on the “Spirit of Tuscarora Trail” at 10:30 am on Sunday, July 14, 2019 to search for ...

Boulder Field Basics

Meet the Naturalist for a brief talk on the history and significance of this geologic wonder. Please allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route...

Musky Fishing Basics

Join­­­­ members of the Nittany Valley Musky Alliance for an in-depth presentation about the tools of the trade to catch trophy muskellunge. They'll go over...

Turtle Odyssey

Sea Turtles are some of Earth's most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 millions years, they have traversed the seas, surviving multiple mass...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Blacksmith Demonstration

Come see an actual blacksmith exhibiting a skill in which there is no app. The metal will get red-hot, and then sizzle when it touches the water bucket....

Pontoon Boat Tour

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...

Blue Ball Tavern Tours

Come and visit the Historic Blue Ball Tavern. Originally built in the late 1700's, the Blue Ball served as an important stopping post for soldiers during the...

Discover E: Wacky Wildlife Workout

Reconnect with your inner wild animal by participating in Wacky Wildlife Workout! Howl in your favorite Coyote pose and run like a bear through our course...

DiscoverE: Deer

This program is intended for children ages 6 - 12, but everyone is welcome. Follow the adventures of a Whitetailed deer fawn over the course of a day.

Girls Along the Trail-Girl Scouts only

Girls, let's walk the trail and look for interesting plants and animals along the way. If we have time, we'll do some dip netting to see what creatures are...

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

Travel to the 'inland seas' where some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth is also the world's largest concentration of freshwater. The Great Lakes are...

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...

Shoaff's Mill Tour

Shoaff's Mill is a 19th century operational grist mill that is open for tours every Saturday & Sunday from May through the Apple Festival in October, *staff...

Trail Maintenance Training for Volunteers

Conservation Volunteers for Pennsylvania State Parks are invited to learn the art and science of trail maintenance. Join volunteer Jim Fitch, as he reviews...

Tea Talk

Come on out to the Environmental Learning Center for a cup of tea from nature. We’ll chat about anything from animals to the garden outside. This program is...

Tour with the Curator: The Thompson-Neely House

Washington Crossing Historic Park’s 2019 Evening with the Curator series continues on Sunday, July 14 at 1:30 PM with a free guided tour of the...

Whitetails of Pennsylvania

Come and learn more about this popular animal and state animal of Pennsylvania. Topics will include adaptations, a brief history, and habits among other...

Coyotes of PA

Enjoy an introduction to the life and ecology of the eastern coyote. Learn what makes coyotes unique and allows them to thrive in our rural, suburban, and...

Critters in the Classrom

Bring the kids for a fun craft and learn about the little critters we call bugs and their importance to our world.

DiscoverE: Outdoor Explorers (ages 6 to 8)

In this 2 hour long program for children ages 6 though 8 and their parents/guardians, we will have some fun exploring the outdoors and nature. Each program...

Nature Table

Take a short break from swimming and catch up with the park naturalist. Each week will feature different topics to help you learn more and more about the...

Tree ID Walk (0.5 Mile)

Though flowers often steal the show at the Wildflower Reserve, the Wildflower Reserve is also home to many of PA’s tree species. Participants will learn how...

Turtle Odyssey

Sea Turtles are some of Earth's most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 millions years, they have traversed the seas, surviving multiple mass...

Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses- in our own backyards. Spanning...

Ironmasters Mansion Tour MOST SUNDAYS CALL TO CONFIRM

Ironmaster’s Mansion interior tours are conducted most Sundays at 3 PM. Tours last approximately one hour. Topics include the brick building’s history,...

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation is a tale of science, culture, and thrilling adventure. Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes...

Pontoon Boat Tour of Glendale Lake

Discover the park aboard the Lady Glendale! Enjoy a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Program is free,...

Hunting as a Wildlife Management Tool

While some anthropomorphic animal stories have negatively shaped the way that society views hunting, when managed in a biologically sound way hunting has had...

Of Lost Continents, Tectonic Upheavals & Geologic eras

A geologic journey into the distant past of Pennsylvania.

World of the Beaver

Learn of the history, biology, and management of this unique mammal through photos, skulls, hides, and demos.

Night Hike

Many animals travel through the night without flashlights. Tonight we’re going to give it a try. We will go on a one-mile hike through the woods and use our...

Sunday, July 14