DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, October 3

Archery 101

Come learn the basics of archery! How-to and safety will be discussed, followed by an opportunity for participants to try it for themselves. This activity is...

Friends Trail Day

Join the Friends of Ridley Creek State Park trail crew on their monthly trail maintenance excursions where they care for park trails, remove invasive plants...

Volunteer Work Day

Kings Gap needs volunteers to help with park projects. Projects may include: leaf clean-up, fence work, painting, gardening, stair work, invasive removal,...

Amphibian Adventure

Do you go nuts over newts? Are you a fiend for frogs? Do you think salamanders are sensational? Then come on down to Raccoon Creek, where we'll be searching...

An Autumn Amble

Join the park naturalist for the last guided walk of the 2020 season. We'll wander around park of Lakeshore Trail looking for interesting plants, animals,...

Fun Fall Hike

We will be hiking Chappell’s Field trail to a beautiful outlook vista. Please, wear hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. This is an easy to moderate...

Polymer Clay Inlay with Eileen Cressman-Reader

Polymer clay is a new medium in the art world. Its possibilities are only limited by your imagination! PC Basics: Saturday, May 16, 2020 and PC Inlay:...

Reptiles and Amphibians

Join us as we explore some of the cold-blooded creatures that call Pennsylvania home! We will discuss the differences between reptiles and amphibians, talk...

Seasonal Signs

We’ll take a walk to check out the signs of the changing seasons. We’ll talk about the science behind the seasons and how it affects the survival of the...

Photography Workshop

Guest speakers and Camera Club members will give instruction and demonstrations on taking photos throughout the day from 11 am to 6 pm. The members of the...

Eastern Elk: Historical and Anecdotal Records

Once found throughout Pennsylvania, the now extinct Eastern Elk were one of the biggest game species in the east. Although very little biological or...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Bring your children out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! We will hear a story about birds and the nests they make, and we will make...

Nature Kayak Tour

Exploring nature in a kayak is a healthy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. On this Eco Tour you will learn about the park history, birds, and other wildlife...

Poe Paddy Hike to Ingleby View!

Looking for an invigorating early Fall hike? Join the park naturalist on a 4 mile hike up Poe Paddy Drive to two of the beautiful views Bald Eagle Forest has...

Shoaff's Mill Tours

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....

Nuts About Nolde Forest

Seek and find the wonderful trees that provide life and sustenance for countless forest creatures. After a ‘nutty’ introduction, we will hike while...

Seasons of the Marsh

Get off the sofa and stretch your legs to explore the seasonal changes of the Marsh Trail. We’ll discuss what happens to the residents of the marsh as the...

PA Furbearers

Come to the campground to learn about Pennsylvania’s many furbearing species, from foxes to fishers to bears! We will have a table set up near the Bath House...

Sunset Paddle

Bring your paddle boat for a guided tour of Lake Jean while watching the sunset. You will need to bring your own boat, US Coast Guard Life Jacket, & have a...

Harvest Moon Night Hike

Join Park Naturalist Rob Bergstresser for a night hike in our Day Use Area, under the light of the October Full Harvest Moon! Along the way, we’ll learn why...

Haunted Lake Loop Trail -CANCELLED

Ready to be scared?!? The Haunted Lake Loop Hike will take place on October 3 at Black Moshannon State Park. Enjoy a good scare and some laughs. Candy will...

Harvest Moon Night Hike

Join the park naturalist on a short hike around the Blood Farm Interpretive Trail and Day Use Area as the park is bathed in the light of this year’s harvest...

Saturday, October 3