DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, August 24

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,...

Saturday Morning Birdwatching

Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pairfrom the park, and hike around the park identifying a variety of bird species. Dress for the weather and meet at...

Birding Excursion with Mark Johnson

Join local birding expert Mark Johnson as he takes our group on another birding adventure. Meet at the Elk Country Visitor Center at 8:30am, from there...

75th Anniversary Program: Geology of the Falls

Simeon Suter, Geologist for the Pennsylvania Geological Survey will give a presentation on the “Geology of Waterfalls” at the Visitor Center. Then we will go...

Archery 101

FILLED. Wait List Only. Are you interested in learning a new skill? Now is your chance! All necessary equipment will be provided. Join Nolde staff and...

Hike for Health

Set out for a morning hike to stay healthy. We’ll search for signs of local wildlife as we weave & wind around the foothills of the Allegheny Plateau during...

Rulers of the Sky: Eagles  & Ospreys

It's not unusual to find a bald eagle or osprey flying over Yellow Creek Lake looking for fish. It wasn't very long ago that we almost lost these amazing...

Wilderness Survival: Primitive Fire Building & Meal Preparation

Dust off your ferrule rods and meet us at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom to learn various fire starting techniques. We will then prepare...

Yoga on the Beach

Come join Bloom Yoga & Wellness for a gentle all abilities class at the swimming area. New to yoga? Great! If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Got kids?...

Family Geocaching

Come discover a new favorite family activity—geocaching! Join guest instructors Lynn & Rosemary Haselhoff as they show you how to use a handheld GPS unit to...

Finger Paint and Wildflowers

Join the park naturalist to learn about native plants and wildflowers at Raccoon Creek . After the program, children will pick their nature paint brush of...

Insect Safari

Insects are among the most numerous and widespread life on earth. See how many you can find on our insect safari. Bug viewers and catchers will be supplied.

Monarchs

During this program we will explore our most well-known butterfly. We will learn about it’s amazing migratory lifestyle and all of the hardships it endures...

Paddling the Canal (AM/PM Sessions)

***Registration for this event is required through the FODC website or phone. Space is limited. *** 215-862-2021 or www.fodc.org A $10 donation is...

Sugarloaf Stroll

Take a walk along the beautiful Sugarloaf Trail. This hour long walk climbs to a view over Turkey Valley then drops above the dam and winds along the lake. ...

Archery 101

FILLED. Wait List Only. Are you interested in learning a new skill? Now is your chance! All necessary equipment will be provided. Join Nolde staff and...

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...

Archery 101

Learn the basics of archery during this beginner-friendly program. Participants must be 8+ years of age or older. Equipment is available to borrow....

Survival Series: Beginner Backpacking

Proper preparation before heading into the woods can make a huge difference in how enjoyable your trip is! Whether you've never gone backpacking before or...

Mammal Mystery

A mystery mammal has appeared at the Wildflower Reserve! Join the park naturalist to explore and identify this common critter of Raccoon Creek. Participate...

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...

Hike Rhododendron Trail

Take a walk on the beautiful Rhododendron trail along the river. Make sure to bring water and wear trail shoes. Balanced Rock trail head

Insect Safari

Discover the tiny critters that live all around us! We’ll explore the fields and look for examples of the huge diversity of insects that call this park home....

Paddling the Canal (AM/PM Sessions)

***Registration for this event is required through the FODC website or phone. Space is limited. *** 215-862-2021 or www.fodc.org A $10 donation is...

Women Only Archery for Beginners and Novices

***no experienced archers Ladies age 12 and up are invited to learn some archery basics, and then try shooting at a target. If you've attended a beginners...

Hawks, Eagles, Owls, Oh my!

Do you love birds of prey? Check out this great talk on PA's fascinating raptors. We will check out our native hawks, falcons, ospreys, and eagles. You will...

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...

Skull Stand

Stop by the Beach House and see if you can correctly identify the different animal skulls. Fun for all ages! Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or...

Summer Blooms Walk

Join our park naturalist for a leisurely 1 mile walk around the park. Our naturalist will identify some of the native plants in the park, as well as their...

Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop

This building witnessed the Underground Railroad, the Army of Northern Virginia marching to Gettysburg, and the roaring 1920s. Come learn about charcoal,...

History Hike

Take a short walk back into history to learn the connection between geology, industry, railroad and daily life. We’ll start at the education center to get a...

Fly Fishing for Beginners

Taught by volunteers from God's Country Trout Unlimited. Tackle provided. No licenses necessary. Pre-registration required by Thursday, Aug. 22. Group size...

Nature Craft- Bird Feeders

Join us at the Environmental Education Building as we learn more about the high flying critters in our area. We’ll learn bird songs and play an interactive...

Nature Table at the Pool

.The park naturalist will have a table set up outside the pool area with interesting natural items on display. Stop in to see skulls, plants, birds, mammals,...

Science in the Park:  Snakes

We share the park with a variety of snakes. Come separate fact from fiction about our park's slithery residents! Picnic area by pavilion #5

Wild Tea and Thee

Teatime at Worlds End means iced teas made from wild plants and trees. Join the naturalist in the garden for a sip!

CCC Camp S-122 (Two Mile Run)

This program will involve examining structures at Kettle Creek State Park that the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed. Some of the topics will include...

Free Yoga Series

Join certified yoga instructor Michele Miklos and park staff for this year’s free yoga series at Moraine State Park. Learn the basics of yoga, soak in some...

Log Cabins of Chestnut

In the 1920s cabins were built to escape urban ills. Wear sturdy shoes for this three mile hike.

Honeybees

Local naturalist, Bobby Reed, will present a honeybee program at the Locust Lake State Park amphitheater on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 5 pm. Bobby uses a...

Honeybees

Local naturalist, Bobby Reed, will present a honeybee program at the Locust Lake State Park amphitheater on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 5 pm. Bobby uses a...

Nocturnal Animals

You hear them out and about as you sit around the campfire. Join our park naturalist as we discuss the critters that go bump in the night! Campground...

International Bat Night

Join the Friends of Nockamixon State Park to learn about bats and their habitat and appreciate this delicate species. The evening will include children's...

Just for Kids: Forest Animals

Come and learn about some of the animals that live in the forests at Hickory Run! A short story and craft will feature a variety of woodland creatures.

Wildlife Watchers on the Water - Pontoon

Enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided pontoon boat cruise. Leisurely explore the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife along the water’s edges. Turtles,...

Backyard Birds

We will be looking at some of the interesting birds that visit our backyards and forests. Learn some of the ways that you can help the birds that you love...

Bats

Join us for one of our most popular programs. Learn about these misunderstood creatures of the night. Enjoy a “batlike” activity and then watch a video on...

Campfire Sing Along

Kim Allen is back with her guitar and a lot of old-timey songs! Don't worry if you don't know the words, we have song sheets. Add some s'mores and you have...

Music in the Woods

Local songwriter/musician Don Shappelle will entertain us with songs of the sea, the Earth, the railroad and more! Plan to tap your toes and sing along.

Pennsylvania Black Bears

At this time of year, black bears are actively feeding, ingesting up to 20,000 calories a day to fatten up for the coming winter. Join our local State Game...

Austin Dam Disaster

Brief campground talk followed by 1-hour movie, "The Austin Disaster, 1911" narrated by Willie Nelson.

Carrie Furnaces: The Next Generation

Greenwood Furnace represents the iron furnace technology of the mid to late-19th century. By the 1870s, newer design furnaces that were much larger soon...

FULL Star Party

This program is FULL with a significant wait list. Please click the "star gazing" filter under Outdoor Activities below to discover what other parks in the...

Film in the Forest: Beavers

Beavers have literally changed the landscape of Earth as we know it! Join us at the campground amphitheater to explore the world of busy beavers and learn...

Mammals of Raccoon Creek State Park

Come and discover the interesting mammals that live in Raccoon Creek State Park. During this interactive educational program, you learning about these...

Owl Prowl

Saturday, August 24, 2019 – OWL PROWL 7:30PM – 9:30PM – Meet beside Bear Run Launch (South Shore) - Moraine Join the park naturalist to learn about the...

Park Welcome & Walking Tour

Coming to a Night Sky Program, but arriving early? Join park staff on a short, guided walk of park facilities, learning about their past, present and...

An Original DUCKumentary

Ducks are true originals. They waddle, glide, dive, and dabble. Their feathers shimmer with dazzling hues, brilliant iridescence, and come in every color...

Astronomy for Beginners

Join us to observe and learn about our night sky! Discover constellations, planets, stars and perhaps a few man-made structures in our study of the skies. A...

Frogs of Pennsylvania

Come out and learn more about some of the frogs that call Kettle Creek State Park home. Topics will also include their diet, adaptations, and life cycles. ...

Frontier House: Wedding

Three modern families are sent to Montana with the tools of 1883. While they adapt to their life, one of the couples gets married, and builds a log cabin...

Movie Night " Missing Link"

NEW MOVIE NIGHT: Grab the blankets, snacks and especially the family; come to Keystone State Park for the Saturday night walk in movie. The park will be...

Bats!

Join us in the East Area to look for bats! We will start with a brief presentation on bat biology and conservation, then as it gets dark we will take our bat...

Bats!

Join us in the East Area to look for bats! We will start with a brief presentation on bat biology and conservation, then as it gets dark we will take our bat...

Eastern Elk

Learn about the recovery of the most Eastern Elk herd in the United States. We will examine the life history and challenges of managing our largest...

Night Sky Tour

Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Listen...

Star Party

Join the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh for a spectacular view of the night sky! Please Meet at the Scenic View Overlook.

Star Party

Join the Lackawanna Astonomy Society for a fun evening of star gazing!

Saturday, August 24