DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, July 28

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.

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. ...

PA State Symbols

Come and learn some of Pennsylvania's state symbols, like their tree, fish, and bird in a fun way. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at...

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
 
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.

Discover Presque Isle

Discover Presque Isle (DPI) is an annual three day celebration of Presque Isle State Park hosted by the Presque Isle Partnership (PIP). The Presque Isle...

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...

International Tiger Day: Endangered Species Exhibit

Celebrate "the wonderful thing about tiggers" on International Tiger Day by joining your DCNR Park Naturalist for a special hands on endangered species...

Jonathan Run Hike

The Jonathan Run Trail follows along the creek and ends up at the river on the Bike Trail. Along the way we will go through thickets of rhododendron. Now...

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...

Water Coloring Wildlife

Come learn about some of our areas wildlife and their habitats and then get the opportunity to watercolor a masterpiece to take home with you.

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...

Long Loop Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow, Lake View and Spirit Trails on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 10:30 am. The hike is 9 miles in length and moderate in...

Pontoon Boat Tour

Cancelled. Pontoon tours for Sunday July 28 have been cancelled. Future dates for interpretive pontoon tour dates for 2019 are August 4, 11, 18, 25, and...

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 534.

Creek Critters

Calling kids ages 8-15 and their parents, come and discover the many interesting creatures that live in Raccoon Creek. During this interactive educational...

Mill Docent Orientation

Interested in becoming a part of our history education team? Come out and learn about the history of the Little Buffalo Valley and how you can help us teach...

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. Age limit-4 years and older. Meet at...

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

Cancelled. Pontoon tours for Sunday July 28 have been cancelled. Future dates for interpretive pontoon tour dates for 2019 are August 4, 11, 18, 25, and...

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...

DiscoverE: Beavers

This program is intended for children ages six and up. We will read a story about beavers, and talk more about them.

Dragonfly Craft

Dragonflies are beautiful and intriguing, but flat-out terrifying to gnats and mosquitos. Learn more about this fascinating insect order; then make...

FAMILY POTTERY AT EARTH CENTER POTTERY

Earth Center Pottery at Tyler Park Center for the Arts presents a special Family Summer 3-session Clay Workshop. No experience is needed for this guided clay...

Hellbenders

Recently, the Hellbender has been named the “State Amphibian.” A few have been spotted in the Yough River so we have partnered with the PA Conservancy to do...

Lakeside Nature Table

Take a break from swimming to see what exciting nature topic the naturalist has to share. In the event of rain or a thunderstorm, this program will be...

Mad About Mushrooms

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

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...

PA State Symbols

Come and learn some of Pennsylvania's state symbols, like their tree, fish, and bird in a fun way. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at...

Canceled - Forest Bathing & Mindfulness in Nature

Due to low registration this program has been canceled. The same program is scheduled for Thursday August 1st at 2pm and will run as scheduled. If you are...

Creek Critters

Calling kids ages 8-15 and their parents, come and discover the many interesting creatures that live in Raccoon Creek. During this interactive educational...

Critters in the Classrom

Bugs play an important role in nature. Bring the kids for fun bug arts and crafts and learn something cool about these critterrs!

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...

Learning at the Beach: Snakes

Stop by the table at the beach and see what the park naturalist has today. Today's topic is snakes.

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...

Skull-lock Holmes

Ever encounter a skull you couldn’t identify? Come enjoy this program about how to identify animal skulls. By the end of the program you will have an...

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,...

Monarchs at the Mill

Stick around after Mill tours today for a brief discussion about the monarch butterfly and what you can do to help this declining species! We will have a...

Conservation Heroes: Gifford Pinchot

Come to the Brightbill Interpretive Center to learn about this month’s conservation hero, Gifford Pinchot and his legacy.

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,...

Spiders; Mystery, Facts and Fantasy

When you see a spider are you frightened? This program may give you a new perspective as we look at identification and life styles of these unique creatures.

Whitewater!

Ohiopyle State Park has long been known for its great white water boating opportunities. Join us to talk about what whitewater activities are available and...

 Concert Under the Stars - Endless Mountain Music Festival

The Endless Mountain Music Festival's concert returns to Cherry Springs for the 5th summer! The brass quintet and percussionist will perform a series of ...

Sunset Herp Hike

The time has come again! Please join us to venture out into the creek at sunset to search for our favorite creatures – salamanders, frogs, snakes and...

Astronomy Tour

Join park staff to explore the night skies! This tour will walk you through a bit of historic astronomy, highlight one or two prominent features visible...

Eagles in Tioga County

Guest speaker Matt West is an employee at the Welcome Center located on Route 15. Because of his place of work, he is able to view Eagles along the lakes and...

Sunday, July 28