DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, September 1

Kid's Catfish Fishing Derby

Kids 15 years old and under can enter any catfish they catch in Shawnee Lake from noon on Friday, Aug 30, 2019 thru 11 am on Monday, Sept 2, 2019 for a...

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.

Birding Walk

Join us for a short morning walk along the Mill Race Trail to look for birds and other wildlife as migrations begin. Cameras and binoculars are encouraged,...

Davis Run Hike

Meet the park naturalist at the South Parking Lot for a hike on Davis Run Trail.

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. ...

Yoga on the Beach

Join yoga instructor, Tawnia Converse, for a morning yoga session on Lake Jean Beach. No experince required and bring your own mat or towel. If raining,...

Wetlands & Wildlife Paddle - CANCELLED

Sunday, September 1, 2019 – Wetlands and Wildlife Paddle - CANCELLED 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Pleasant Valley Non-Motorized Launch (South Shore) - Moraine ...

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...

Bike Ride & Critter Search

Grab your bikes and come on down to the Environmental Learning Building to celebrate the Labor Day Weekend! We will take a short tour of the park with...

Case of the Car Trunk Capers

You have been chosen to speak for wildlife in this activity. We will become detectives and visit the "scene of the crime" to collect clues and analyze the...

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...

Geology of Frankfort Mineral Springs (2 Miles)

Take a stroll to the Frankfort Mineral Springs and learn how the geology played an important role in the development of the springs and waterfall. Hike...

Insect Safari

Calling all intepid explorers! Join the park naturalist as we set off in search of insects and spiders. All equipment provided. **ages 6 and up

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...

Pole Steeple Vista Hike (1.5-mile difficult hike)

Meet at the Pole Steeple Parking Lot at the backside of Laurel Lake. The trailhead is across the road in the Michaux State Forest. Bring sturdy hiking shoes...

Sunday Morning Stroll

Get out & explore the trails of Bald Eagle State Park with the Park Naturalist! Participants will be walking about 2 miles on the Skyline Trail, so come...

Under Dog Hike

We will be hiking the look out loop trail to the beautiful Pavia Outlook. Please, wear hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. This is an easy to moderate...

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...

Water Woes:  Oil Spill Challenge

Try different methods to clean up an “oil spill”. All materials will be provided. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

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 and get your feet wet to help us catch some macroinvertebrates! We will be catching and identifying the creatures that live in Little Buffalo creek and...

Wildlife Paddleboard or Kayak (Bring your own boat) Preregistration required

Come & join a quiet morning on the lake with Park Educator, Lisa Meadows to explore the wildlife on the lake. There's some awesome great egrets, blue...

From Grain to Bread

Visit the courtyard of the historic gristmill on Sunday anytime between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM to see cast iron cooking in action. Learn from a gristmill baker...

Spirit Trail Wildflower Walk

Join the park naturalist and Conservation volunteer, Pap Knauss on the “Spirit of Tuscarora Trail” at 11:00 am on Sunday, September 1, 2019 to search for ...

Tree Scavenger Hunt

Kids! Join us for a family-friendly scavenger hunt! Try to find some items related to TREES found here in the park and get a “tree-ific” prize!

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...

Veteran's Appreciation Day

This event is FREE to all active and non-active veterans, their friends and their families! Come join some of your fellow veterans for a 15 minute chat or...

Fire Tower/Seneca Point Historical Tour

Please bring your binoculars and meet at the Fire Tower Parking Lot for an historical interpretive tour of the Fire Tower and Seneca Point. Learn about...

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....

Lumberjack Skills Demonstrations with PA Professional Lumberjacks

Many specialized skills made woodhicks valuable in the forest. Their hard work and skills were put to the test each day as they faced one of the most...

Music In the Mountains

Our annual Music In the Mountains festival featuring music, crafts, food and interpretative programming is a fun time for all. So bring the whole family and...

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...

Skins and Skulls

This is a drop in program that will explore the wildlife at Nockamixon with diffrent skulls and furs from the animals. Can you guess the animal based on its...

2019 Woodhick Games

Register for free at the table in the grove above the Cabin Road (look for the banner) so that you can participate in the Woodhick Games. Then, test your...

Annual Woodhick Games

Register for free at the table in the grove above the Cabin Road (look for the banner) so that you can participate in the Woodhick Games. Then, test your...

Arrival of Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear will be in the park for a while to greet the competitors, their families, and other park visitors. Be sure to say hello.

Birds for Kids (Nature Camp Repeat)

**ages 6-10 Young people and their grownups will learn about birds through hands on activities and taxidermy mounts. You can even make your own bird call to...

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...

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...

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...

Monarch Watch Butterfly Tagging

Monarch butterfly migration presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies. Arial nets provided. Be prepared to walk...

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...

Nature Hike

Experience a nature on our 1.5-mile loop, the General Kane Trail. We will explore the different flora and fauna along our hike.

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...

Poe Valley Bonfire on the Beach

Annual Poe Valley Bonfire on the Beach. Games & Activities start at 1pm, Music from Brush Mountain Band 6-9, Bonfire lighting at dusk.

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...

Wildlife of the Park

Come discover what wildlife lives in the park! The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) will be open to tour with displays of mammal pelts, skulls, mounts,...

Woodhick Camp Demonstrations

Watch the blacksmith as he shows off his skills with iron. Other woodhicks will be demonstrating the skills used in the woods and along the waters. Look...

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.

Compass Course

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

Mud Madness

Build mud creatures and be creative with mud. Toys and mud will be supplied. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Meet at the beach.

Solar Viewing

View the sun through the solar telescope. Find out interesting facts about the sun. Meet at the beach.

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...

Wild Edibles walk

Join wild foods expert Debbie Naha on this edibles program in Nolde Forest. After an indoor presentation on wild plants in McConnell Hall, join Debbie on a...

Art in the Park: Star-Nosed Mole Edition

Have you ever seen a star–nosed mole? Where are they found? What do they eat? Take a break from the pool to learn about this alien looking critter as we...

Science in the Park:  Goldenrod Safari

Wear your bug spray and long pants to step into the field among the goldenrod. We’ll check out what makes this habitat so attractive to insects and see the...

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...

Find Your Pace

Add a new talent to your hiking skillset! We’ll make pace/ranger beads and learn how to use them as a manual counting tool for measuring distance travelled....

Wildflowers of Ole Bull

Join the park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trail to see what wildflowers are coming up. In the event of severe weather, there will be an alternative...

Frog Races

Make an origami frog to race, while discovering facts about frogs and toads. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

Lumberjack Skills Demonstrations with PA Professional Lumberjacks

Many specialized skills made woodhicks valuable in the forest. Their hard work and skills were put to the test each day as they faced one of the most...

Plains Indians(CANCELLED)

Conservation volunteer, Dave McSurdy, will present a program on Sunday, September 1, 2019 in the Locust Lake program shelter located near the camp store at...

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...

Log Birling Demonstration

When driving logs downriver, balance was a skill you must possess, or face deadly consequences. The stakes aren’t as high, but bragging rights are on the...

2019 Woodhick Awards

The competitors have given it their all, now it’s time to reward them. The winners of each event will be awarded their prizes; however, winners must be...

Smokey's Birthday Celebration!

Join Chapman State Park, Cornplanter State Forest District, and Clarendon Fire Department to celebrate Smokey's Birthday! Smokey Night will begin with a...

Early Indian Civilizations along the Juniata River

The historic Indian Tribes of Pennsylvania, plus the prehistoric, Stone Age Indians as well.

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...

Mammal Mix-Up

Join us at the temporary amphitheater to learn about some of the common mammals found throughout the Poconos. Bring a sense of adventure to this interactive...

Science Experiment Exploration

Join the park naturalist and learn about science! Participate in 5 mini science experiments and learn about many more. Discover how to become a citizen...

Dutch Oven Cooking

Guest speakers Jan and John Halter from Lyman Run State Park's Friends Group will give an introduction into Dutch Oven cooking. The topics will include...

Frontier House: Reckoning

Three modern families are sent to Montana with the tools of 1883. After six months the historian judges come. Did they grow enough food, and chop enough...

UV-BOB's "The Hidden Colors of Fluorescent Rocks and Minerals"

Experience the excitement as UV-BOB reveals the hidden colors of what appear to be 'ugly' rocks under his short and long wave lights.

Gods in the Sky

Join the North Star Outdoor Guides for a discussion of dark skies, a Native American Night Sky story, a laser guided tour of various constellations, and...

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...

Wildlife Management Tools

We share our habitat with all kinds of wildlife. Learn about how to peacefully coexist and see tools of nuisance wildlife control. Amusing tales of wildlife...

Sunday, September 1