DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 25

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. ...

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.

Kayak Glendale Lake - Killbuck Cove

Explore Killbuck Cove from the seat of a kayak! Basic paddling skills will be reviewed before setting out. We will go around the cove, discussing the park...

Morning Hike

Join our park educator for a morning hike around our park. We will explore one of the park's easier trails, chatting about whatever we find on the hike!...

Native Plant Garden Volunteer Day

Join the Nolde Forest Friends Group to help beautify the gardens around the mansion. Help is needed to weed out invasives and plant native plants. Not sure...

Shannon Run Paddle

Sunday, August 25, 2019 – Shannon Run Paddle 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Meet at Mount Zion Church – Moraine Join Moraine Park staff and explore the Shannon...

Animal Charades

Come on over to the campground playground for a playful game of charades, animal edition. Bring lots of energy, creativity, & a positive attitude for a fun...

Lake Clean Up by Kayak

Join us as we kayak the lake edges and remove any debris and litter we find. You’ll get wet and dirty and feel great doing a service for the environment!...

Animal Traces

Come be a detective and discover all the amazing traces that our Pennsylvania animals leave behind. You will be surprised how many clues that you never knew...

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.

Children's Story, Hike, & Craft

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

Delaware River Paddle: Riegelsville, NJ to Giving Pond

***Pre-registration required: Please click the green registration button to sign up for this program.*** ***Program Location: Giving Pond Recreation Area,...

Dog Days of Summer

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a special hands on National Dog Day exhibit along the Multi-Use Trail to learn about the wild cousins of our best friends....

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...

Meadow Run Hike

The Meadow Run Trail has many geological features that create the back drop for its beauty. From large rock formations to water falls to majestic hemlocks,...

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...

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...

Stream Study

Come out and help us catch some macroinvertebrates in the stream and learn what they can tell us about water quality. We will identify the creatures that we...

Swatara Wildflower Walk

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a wildflower walk at Swatara State Park on Sunday, August 25, 2019. The trail is 8 miles in...

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.

Children's Story, Hike, & Craft

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

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...

Archery

Curious about archery, join KECA staff as we utilize National Archery in the Schools Program(NASP) Equipment, donated to us by the Pennsylvania Game...

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...

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 and picnicking to see what exciting nature topic the naturalist has to share.

London Tract Meeting House Visitor Hours

The London Tract Meeting House will be open to the public and staffed by Friends of White Clay Creek Preserve. Come enjoy this historic structure while...

Pennsylvania folk musician Van Wagner

Join Pennsylvania storyteller and singer, Van Wagner, for a performance at the Furnace Stack Pavilion on Sunday, August 25, at 1:00pm. Van Wagoner’s music...

Sandcastle Contest

Impress our volunteers with your sand sculptures while learning about where sand comes from. Win a lolly!

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...

Backyard Conservation

Would you like to help make a difference for wildlife in your backyard or just simply live a greener lifestyle? This program will highlight ideas to improve...

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...

Nature’s Wetland Engineers: Beavers!

A cousin of mice, rats and squirrels, the beaver is amazingly well-adapted to life in the water, and remarkably capable of modifying its environment to...

Sunday Afternoon Paddle

Finish the weekend with a relaxing paddle on Shawnee Lake! Learn about the park and the wildlife we see while learning to kayak. All equipment is provided....

Science in the Park:  Animal Homes

Take a walk to find a variety of animal homes. Whether it’s a burrow, a nest or a pile of rocks, animals use shelter to survive. We’ll identify multiple...

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,...

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...

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...

Conservation Video: Mira Lloyd Dock

Mira Lloyd Dock was the first woman appointed to a Pennsylvania state government position. She spent 13 years traveling around the state inspecting lands and...

Sunday, August 25