DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, October 16

Self-Guided Fall Foliage and Autumn Wonders Walkabout

Experience the extraordinary transformations occurring in the fall forest community on this special, limited-time only Self-Guided Fall Foliage and Autumn...

Feather Fridays

Early birds get the worm! Join a Nolde Forest educator for an early morning bird walk on one of our new “Feather Fridays”. Together, we’ll explore different...

Morning Bird Walk

With fall migration occurring, spend the morning looking and listening for the various birds that can be found in the park. This will be open to all...

Bring your own Kayak: Autumn Paddle on Hopewell Lake

Bring your own kayak as we enjoy the changing leaves on this relaxing paddle on Hopewell Lake. We will meet at the Hopewell Boat Launch area and take a look...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature activities for preschoolers ages 3-5. Each...

Family Science Outside: Life Under the Leaves

What role do leaves play in the ecosystem? We will take a walk and seek out the different types of life under the leaves of Nolde Forest. Join our educator-...

Outdoor School for Elementary School Students

Elementary School students (grades K-4) now learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on Fridays during the fall. The elementary sessions are...

photo by Tom Johnson

The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from...

Shoaff's Mill Demo Days

Join us for a weekend of Mill Demonstrations, including the grinding of cornmeal and the pressing of Apple Cider! This weekend is in place of our normal...

Outdoor School for Middle School Students

Middle School students (grades 5 - 8) now learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on Fridays during the fall. The middle school sessions are...

For Kids: Outdoor Survival

Kids ages 8 & up are invited to join us for some outdoor learning! What do you do if you suddenly find yourself lost in the woods? Join us for an...

Shoaff's Mill Demo Days

Join us for a weekend of Mill Demonstrations, including the grinding of cornmeal and the pressing of Apple Cider! This weekend is in place of our normal...

Fall Foliage Vista Driving Tour

Follow along on this guided driving tour as we view the beautiful, fiery colors of Fall from 6 stunning vistas overlooking the Pine Creek Valley in...

Shoaff's Mill Demo Days

Join us for a weekend of Mill Demonstrations, including the grinding of cornmeal and the pressing of Apple Cider! This weekend is in place of our normal...

Evening Fall Foliage Walk

As cool fall breezes approach, deciduous trees begin their annual transformation into brilliant colors of reds, yellows, and browns. Join us for a 1.5 mile...

Night-time Photo Shoot

Join the Twin Tiers Camera Club’s Bart Barton for a photo shoot out on the Bridge! This program includes a brief overview of night-time camera basics. This...

Nocturnal Nature: Owls

Owls have long been regarded as some of the best hunters of the animal kingdom and have inspired a sense of awe for hundreds of years. Join park staff in...

Star Party at Hillman State Park

Program will be reschedule for 2021. As the sky begins to darken and the stars come out, join the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) to...

Campfire Tales: Tales of the Harvest

Come hear some ghostly tales of harvest time from the area of the park. Nothing too scary, but be careful, you may just learn something new. Can you tell...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky Join us at Cherry Spring State Park to take in the splendor of a gold-rated International Dark Skies Park....

Astronomy Tour

Join park staff to explore the night skies! This tour will walk you through a bit of historic astronomy, highlight one or two prominent features visible at...

Friday, October 16