DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 11

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 12pm for shade grown, bird habitat friendly coffee and learn how responsible agricultural practices on coffee...

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. ...

Sunset Rocks Hike (1 Mile Difficult hike)

Sunset Rocks Hike (1 Mile Difficult hike) Meet at end of Old Shippensburg road in the parking lot for a guided hike to Sunset Rocks Overlook. Bring sturdy...

Warbler Walk

Come take a morning leisurely hike to see & hear the many birds that call the park home. We’ll follow the Skyline Trail where resident & migrating warblers...

Crazy About Clovers

Have you ever tried finding a four leaf? Any luck? Why are they so lucky anyway? Well, We’ll go over the history, symbolism, land benefits, chances of...

Logging Legacy of Kettle Creek

Step back into time and experience the culture of the lumbermen in the late 1800’s. Topics will include the local history and prehistory of the area, the...

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.

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...

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...

Reptiles & Amphibians on Stage

Stop by the stage anytime between 10am and 11am to learn about some of the cold-blooded creatures that call Little Buffalo home. The stage is located in the...

Seasons in the Park

Take a stroll through the changing fields and woods for a nature walk. We’ll look for the signs of the changing seasons and review nature’s calendar and...

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...

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...

Busy Beaver Hike

Join the park naturalist on an investigation hike where we will learn about the history of beavers in the area and search for signs that they have left...

Landingville Marsh Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a hike at the Landingville Marsh on Sunday, August 11, 2019. The trail is 3 miles in length and...

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...

Bike Trails of Pine Grove

Bike Trails of Pine Grove Take a 3-mile round trip ride with the park naturalist through the park on Old Railroad bed road. Trail is flat with a slight...

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...

Campground Critters: Butterflies and Moths

Join park staff to discover more about these wonderful park residents! Learn some of the differences between the two, as well as some of their incredible...

DiscoverE: Planispheres

DiscoverE is a state-wide program offered by the Bureau of State Parks for children ages 4 – 17. Hide-‘n- Seekers is for children ages 4 – 5, Outdoor...

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...

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...

Logging Legacy at Ole Bull

Step back into time and experience the culture of the lumbermen in the late 1800’s. Topics will include the local history and prehistory of the area, the...

Tour with the Curator: McConkey’s Ferry Inn

Washington Crossing Historic Park’s 2019 Evening with the Curator series continues on Sunday, August 11 at 1:30 PM with a free guided tour of McConkey’s...

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...

Living with Snakes

Many people are frightened or fascinated by snakes but regardless of how you feel they are a very unique animal which has adapted too many locations. Join...

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...

Sand Castle Building

Come celebrate Play in the Sand Day with us. Join us for building sand castles on the volleyball court by the nature center. We will have a limited amount...

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...

Science in the Park:  Fish Adaptations

Come meet ‘Gill’ and learn how fish are adapted to live in the water. How do fish get around? Navigate? How do they protect themselves? We’ll find out in...

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,...

Tree ID

Learn to identify the trees growing in your own back yard using dichotomous keys.

History Hike with Samuel

Join us for a hike to learn about the park's history led by Samuel Cowan. Learn about the different events that all had an impact on the area that is now...

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...

Damsels & Dragons Hunt

Stop by the pond to catch a few of these aerial masters!

Pontoon 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. Donations will...

Beaver Hike

Take a .75- mile hike along the Mid-State Trail to see an active beaver lodge! Learn about their history, management, and role in our park. Great hike for...

Finding Diresctions and Navigating before GPS

More than just the compass and the North Star, this program takes you on a chronological journey of mankind's many ways and devices used in finding directions.

Launch Into Space

Launch into space by joining us for astronomy themed educational games. These games will provide an introduction into astronomy and the Night Sky Tour...

Tea and Talk

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk is whatever interests you about the environment. The Sunday...

Black Dogs and Rainbow Ducks

Hear the story of waterfowl conservation through the eyes of an old hunter, young boy, and a Labrador Retriever. A timeless conservation classic.

Meteor Shower Paddle

Enjoy the Perseid meteor shower from the middle of the lake! Pre-registration is required - follow the link below to register. Participants must be 12...

The Moon

Humans have been fascinated by our closest extraterrestrial neighbor, throughout our history. During this program, we will take a closer look at this...

Shamans & Saints

Enjoy learning about historical beliefs explaining the mystical falling stars and our current understanding of meteor showers. The program includes a...

Moon & Meteor Watch

Join park staff for a Moon & Meteor Watch! The Perseid Meteor Shower will be peaking this weekend, however the 1st quarter moon will negatively impact...

Perseid Meteor Shower

Coming from the constellation Perseus, a show of falling stars should be visible in the night sky. Join us Sunday evening as the meteor shower lights up the...

Perseids Meteor Shower Watch

Meet at Boat Launch #2 on West Side Road to watch the Perseids Meteor Shower. A sky scout will be available to identify the stars. This program will be...

Sunday, August 11