DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Wednesday, July 3

Hike for Hounds

You may bring your own dog or choose to walk with a dog residing at the Humane Society of Somerset County. Please meet at the Kooser Park Office

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,...

EcoInvestigators Summer Camp

EcoInvestigators (Ages 12-17) EcoInvestigators camp is an opportunity for students to take the reins and explore the park in ways that are significant...

Mid Week Adventures: Geologic History Stroll

Mid Week Adventures is a series of programs in the middle of the week to accommodate the schedules of those with atypical work or other schedules. Meet the...

Outdoor Adventure Day-THIS CAMP IS FULL!

**ages 12-15. Registration Required. Young people will participate in activities such as kayaking, archery, tomahawk throwing, flint and steel fire starting,...

Weekly Weeders!

We are looking for volunteers to pull weeds in our native plant garden on Wednesday mornings while learning about native plants from one of our educators. We...

Animal Tracks

Come to the Amphitheater and learn how to identify common animal tracks you may find in the park. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at...

Nature Arts and Crafts

Join our talented volunteers as they help you to create functional works of art from recycled products. Donations appreciated.

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...

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...

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...

1700s Pioneer Camp

Step back in time by visiting the 1700s historical frontier camp open daily from 1-5 pm Monday July 1st through Saturday, July 6th, at Hills Creek State...

Compasses, Maps, and You!

Learn how to use compasses and maps. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more...

Heron and Kingfisher Paddle

Scan any shoreline of Lake Arthur and you are likely to spot a Great Blue Heron fishing in the shallows. Paddle into a cove and you are likely to hear the...

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...

Otter madness

Let's take an easy one mile hike searching for River Otters and their signs. Binoculars and spotting scope provided.

Compass Course

Put your compass skills to the test by navigating our compass course. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers 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...

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...

Centred Outdoors Park Hike

Four hikes to choose from! Meet at the Observation Deck Kids and Pet Friendly Go on an adventure in one of Central Pennsylvania's hidden gems, Whipple...

Friends of Nolde Forest Meeting (1st Wednesdays)

The Friends of Nolde Forest meet once a month to discuss business and plan events and fundraising activities. Interested in joining the Friends of Nolde...

Photography Walk

All experiences and cameras are welcome to join us on a photography walk. We will be walking along the Creek Trail in the western end of the park to look for...

Volleyball Tournament

There will be a volleyball tournament at the Beach 6 courts from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Wildlife Watchers on the Water - Kayaking

Enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided kayak program. The trip is a leisurely paddle through the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife on the water’s edges....

Centred Outdoors Park Hike

Four hikes to choose from! Meet at the Observation Deck Kids and Pet Friendly Go on an adventure in one of Central Pennsylvania's hidden gems, Whipple...

1861 - The Confederacy Begins

Friction between the North and South had been escalating since the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry ignites the Civil War,...

Night Sky

Before there were man-made fireworks, nature provided her own night sky display. Come and learn about the stars, planets, and constellations.

Wednesday, July 3