DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 4

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.

68th Annual Woodsmen Show

The Woodsmen Show celebrates the rich lumber history of Potter County. Come see the top lumberjacks in the country come to Cherry Springs State Park to...

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. ...

Pole Steeple Hike (1-mile Moderate Hike)

Pole Steeple Hike (1-mile Moderate Hike) Meet at the Pole Steeple parking lot on Old Railroad Bed road for a guided hike to Pole Steeple overlook. Bring...

Volleyball Tournament

There will be Volleyball Tournaments at the Beach 6 courts from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM.

Women In The Wilds

Women ages 14 and up, are invited to participate in the annual Women in the Wilds event. This is your opportunity to try new and exciting outdoor activities...

Nature Craft & Story: Bats

Campground kiddos, come out to the campground playground to learn about these nocturnal navigators. After our story “Zipping, Zapping, Zooming”, we will make...

Archery

Throughout history humans have relied on the bow and arrow for protection and to gather food. This weapon is still widely used today. Join us for this...

Beaver Pond Stroll

Take a walk through the scenic beaver ponds to learn about this habitat and what lives there. We’ll talk about the seasonal changes and how the trail’s...

Birdie, Birdie

Come learn about all the amazing birds of our area and their unique adaptations through viewing beautiful mounted birds and participating in an activity. You...

CCC Legacy Day

Join local historians and park staff for a day-long program about the Civilian Conservation Corps and learn about life in a CCC camp. Start your day with a...

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...

Geocaching Hike

Join our staff for a short guided hike on the Nature Trail with a bonus—we’ll veer off and find a hidden geocache, “Mancation.” Park GPS units will be...

Moraine State Park Regatta

The premiere, all ages, eco-recreational event in Southwestern PA. Enjoy 2 days of family fun along the shore of Lake Arthur. Attractions include boating,...

Moraine State Park Regatta

The premiere, all ages, eco-recreational event in Southwestern PA. Enjoy 2 days of family fun along the shore of Lake Arthur. Attractions include boating,...

National Owl Appreciation Day

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a special hands on exhibit along the Multi-Use Trail about owls. Learn about how owls are well adapted as important...

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...

Paddling the Canal (AM/PM Sessions)

***Pre-registration required: Please contact the Friends of the Delaware Canal to register for this program by calling 215-862-2021 OR e-mailing...

Tails on the Trails

Are you up for a trail adventure with your dog? Come join the Park Naturalist for a 3-mile hike through forested areas and field habitats with your...

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...

Woodhick Grove - Woodsmen Show

Step into an 1890's logging camp! Watch blacksmithing, log hewing, and fence-building demonstrations or learn about period logging tools. Sit back on one of...

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...

Living History at Fort Pitt: Artillery and Artificers

Witness how soldiers at Fort Pitt prepared for cannon firings to defend the fort. The Fort Pitt Museum cannon crew will fire the museum's replica British...

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....

PIttsburgh Three Rivers Regatta - Cancelled for 2019

The Three Rivers Regatta has been cancelled for 2019. For more information and to read the press release, go online to http://yougottaregatta.org/ or...

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...

Animal Signatures

Similar to how we learn to identify the handwriting of others, we can learn to read signatures left by wildlife. This program will highlight basic animal...

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...

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.

DiscoverE: Dragonflies

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...

Nolde Mansion Open House

Now serving as the first Environmental Education Center in the state, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. Join us on the...

Paddling the Canal (AM/PM Sessions)

***Pre-registration required: Please contact the Friends of the Delaware Canal to register for this program by calling 215-862-2021 OR e-mailing...

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...

Tie-Dye Naturally

Take a short walk to discover which wild plants can be used to make dyes; then tie-dye cloth with natural materials. Bring your own bandanas or t-shirts for...

Citizen Science in the Angelica Creek Watershed

Join local PSU Master Watershed Stewards to learn about the data collection in both Punches Run and Angelica Creek. Learn about the process of testing our...

Elk Walk and Talk

Join KECA Staff here at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we stroll the trails and along the way discuss different elk habits, behaviors and ecology. See elk...

Life Below the Prairie!

Ever wonder what happens below your feet, down in the earth where you can’t see? Join Jennings' staff Sunday, August 4th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM for a guided...

Nature Myths

Join Ranger Louie for a fun program on nature myths. People enjoy sharing interesting facts about nature, but how do you know which ones are true? Come test...

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...

Painting in the Outdoors

Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park has partnered with Artist Lora Russell to bring you " Painting in the Outdoors" at the park. We invite anyone from...

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:  Pond Life

Join us at the Beaver Ponds as we investigate what lives there. Get ready to get slimy and learn about the hidden life of a pond! Beaver Pond trail head

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,...

Music on the Mountain

June, July, August, and September are first-Sunday lawn concerts. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to the top of the mountain and settle in for an...

Meet the Butterflies

Stop in at the butterfly garden in the East Area to see some of the beautiful bees and butterflies that visit the park & we will discuss the importance of...

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 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...

America before Columbus

Much of what we thought of the America's before 1492 has changed. You will be amazed!

The Bear Out There

Join volunteer John Hechler as he shares his vast knowledge of the Black Bear.

Night Hike

Many animals travel through the night without flashlights. Tonight we’re going to give it a try. We will go on a one-mile hike through the woods and use our...

Critter Call

This night time program offers a chance to see nocturnal wildlife in a unique way. After a brief orientation, we will travel to spots in and around the park...

Sunday, August 4