DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, October 17

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...

Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Bring your own binoculars to look for birds and plan on hiking around the park and out on the bridge! It’s healthy too! Meet in front of the visitor center....

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...

Fall Clean-Up Day

Join the Friends of Codorus State Park as they help get the park ready for winter! Grab a friend and meet at Pavilion # 1. Masks are required. Please...

Fall Foliage Hike

Hike the trails and enjoy the colorful shades of fall in the forest! Medium difficulty – 3-4 miles. Meet at McConnell Hall to start. Hikes are rain or...

Guided Hike Through History

Registration is required for this short guided hike to discover the history of Lehigh Gorge State Park. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water for this easy...

Primitive Fire Building Techniques: Flint N' Steel & Hoof Fungus

Ever wonder how to start a fire with Flint N’ Steel, or how to find and prepare hoof fungus for use? Please remember to bring your sturdy survival...

Science Saturday-Halloween

Update: This program is full. Have fun participating in science experiments that are based on Halloween! Make spider web silk, see a bubbling potion,...

Jewelry Design with Monique Perry

Designing and Creating Jewelry with Precious Metal Clay (9:30am – 4:30pm) Saturday, October 17, 2020 Come explore the wonders of precious metal clay in...

CANCELED - Autumn Market & Encampment

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Travel back in time and experience the life of the Founding Fathers during Washington Crossing Historic Park’s annual Autumn...

Fall Foliage Hike

It’s that time of year again! Come enjoy the sights and smells of autumn on our first Fall Foliage Hike of the season. We’ll be walking out and back on one...

Fall Foliage Hike

Lace up your boots and discover the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. Enjoy a scenic vista filled with fall color on this 5 mile hike on moderate terrain. Be...

Fall Tree ID Walk Preregistration is required

Join IUP Professor Mike Tyree for a Fall Tree Indentification focusing on species common to Indiana, PA. Come enjoy the colors that make Pennsylvania one...

Lakeside Stroll

Come see the beauty of nature as we take a ramble through the day use area along the lake shore. Come enjoy autumn at its best! Online registration required...

Morning 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...

Story time-Countdown to Fall

ages 3-5. Little ones will listen to a story,take a short walk, and make a simple craft. **Registration is required. Please email Kathy at kkelchner@pa.gov...

TREC's Backyard Flora

Join a Naturalist on October 17th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM for a leisurely stroll around the TREC grounds to learn about some of the interesting plants and...

TREC's Backyard Flora

Join our Park Narualist for a leisurely walk around the TREC building to learn about some of the interesting plants and trees that border that area. Masks...

Volunteer Work Day

If you enjoy the beauty and wildlife of Pymatuning State Park, consider spending some time giving back. We will be working on various projects throughout...

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...

Basic Archery

Learn how to use a recurve bow, long bow and a compound bow in this beginners class. Ages 8 and up (younger children do not have the upper body strength to...

Lynn Island Clean-up

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** Come join Delaware Canal State Park staff on a...

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...

Tomahawk Toss at Fort Pitt

Join Fort Pitt Museum staff members for a crash course in tomahawk-throwing history, followed by important safety procedures and throwing techniques. Stop...

Parker Dam’s 15th Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Float

CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19. Come celebrate the traditions of autumn. The main festival runs all afternoon with opportunities to learn heritage skills, watch...

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...

Growing Up WILD: Training for At-Home Teaching

Have recent events added "school teacher" to your résumé? Maybe you decided to homeschool for this school year... or maybe the school district decided for...

Halloween Critters

Join Jessie Kohan, Park Naturalist and Emily Irvin, Park Ranger, for a Halloween Critters Jeopardy game. Don’t miss your chance to learn about owls, bats,...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Bring your children out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! We will read the book Bats at the Library, and make a little bat to bring...

Orienteering for Beginners

Saturday, October 17 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Orienteering is the skill of navigating a course using a map and compass. Join us to discover more about the sport...

Science Saturday-Halloween

Update: This program is full. Have fun participating in science experiments that are based on Halloween! Make spider web silk, see a bubbling potion,...

Scoring and Measuring Antlers

Discover how deer and elk antlers grow, what conditions make the biggest antlers, and how to measure them. Program includes hands-on practice scoring elk...

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...

Tomahawk Tutorial

**not suitable for anyone under age 12. Calling all wannabe woodsmen and women! Step away from your screens to try an activity from long ago that's actually...

Volunteer Work Day

If you enjoy the beauty and wildlife of Pymatuning State Park, consider spending some time giving back. We will be working on various projects throughout...

Nature Center Dress-up Day

Come visit the Brightbill Interpretive Center (Nature Center) and see what we have. Any children that come dressed in a costume will get a special treat...

Fall Backpacking Trip

Description: Join us for a afternoon hike and campout in the park. We'll hike around 3-4 miles on Saturday, set up camp and return on Sunday morning. ...

Fall Foliage Hikes

Join the naturalist on one of several fall foliage hikes. See the vistas and other great locations to view the changing leaves. Mask are required to attend...

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...

Fun Trails Day

Come to the Nature Center to get directions for some fun educational trails with a Halloween theme. Trails include name the animal costume, Creepy Critters,...

Local Attractions

Are you a hiker, cyclist, hunter, or outdoor enthusiast? Curious about the trails and attractions in Elk Country and the PA Wilds? You’ve come to the right...

Reeds Gap Fall Hike

Join the park naturalist on an easy 1.5-mile hike around Honey Creek, enjoying what Reeds Gap has to offer in autumn. We'll examine the final leaves changing...

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...

History Hike

Take a walk back in time to the limekilns of a bygone era. Learn the process of making quicklime and what it was used for. See the area through the eyes of...

Sunset Tour of Point State Park

Join park staff for a tour of the park that will end right before the sun begins to set. We will talk about some of the lesser-known history of the land at...

 Nightscape Photo Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

Creepy Critters

Come join the park naturalist as he teaches you about some of the creepy critters and why they are not really creepy. Bring a chair or blanket and a snack...

Pinchotween

Pinchotween 2020 will continue a celebrated park tradition, in a way our visitors, volunteers, and staff can participate safely. We look forward to honoring...

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....

Saturday, October 17