DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, October 3

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....

Basic Botany Walk

Take a walk through the campground in search of interesting plants—in just a few steps there’s so much to see! Learn about some edible plants as well as some...

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...

Full - Archery 101

Registration is now closed for this program. Come learn the basics of archery! How-to and safety will be discussed, followed by an opportunity for...

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...

Sauntering Skyline

Let’s take a 2-mile leisurely walk on the Skyline Trail! Come with the park naturalist on a fun explorative hike to enjoy fall's colors. Please dress for the...

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,...

Early Autumn Hike @ High Rocks

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program.*** ***Meeting location: Ralph Stover State Park 6011...

Early Autumn Hike @ High Rocks

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program.*** ***Meeting location: Ralph Stover State Park 6011...

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...

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...

Leaf Peeper Paddle

Take in the spectacular fall color of our mountain lake as we enjoy a scenic morning paddle on Laurel Hill Lake. Please provide your own boat, paddle, and...

Muddy Creek Oil Field Living History Exhibit

Come see a restored oil well in operation! The Muddy Creek Oil Well is an award-winning restoration site of an antique oil well. The Bessemer Gas Engine and...

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...

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...

Photography Workshop This workshop has been cancelled due to Covid -19

This program is cancelled due to Covid-19. Please contact the club at twintiercameraclub@outlook.com for more information.

Garden Harvest Day 2020

Garden Harvest Day is back with a new format to keep you safe in 2020! Pre-purchase tickets online Only ticket holders will be permitted to drive up the...

*FULL* 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...

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...

FULL - Little Naturalist Story Time

Registration is now closed for this event. Bring your children out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! We will hear a story about...

Fall Salamander Hunt Preregistration required

Spend a fall afternoon with us seeking out salmanders and any other amphibians and reptiles that we may encounter. Best suited for adults, teens, and school...

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....

Stream Stomp

Check out and see what critters call Fowlers Run home. Program note: Please wear a mask to all park programs and maintain a social distance of at least...

Fall Foliage Walk

Come on a walk to enjoy Fall's beauty! Join the park naturalist for a 1.75-mile hike along the Woapalanne trail as it hugs the lake edge. We should have a...

A Day in the Life of a Early European Settler

Come learn about the life of the early European settlers in western Pennsylvania. See how their lives differed from our life today. This program is limited...

Elk Explanations

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology, and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We...

Fall Foliage Driving Tour

Meet at the Tiadaghton Resource Management Center (10 Lower Pine Bottom Rd, Waterville) and follow along on a guided driving tour of the Tiadaghton State...

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...

Chestnut Walk

Take a walk in our chestnut orchards and learn how important the American Chestnut tree was to our forests and people. We will talk about why there are no...

Garden Harvest Day 2020

Garden Harvest Day is back with a new format to keep you safe in 2020! Pre-purchase tickets online Only ticket holders will be permitted to drive up 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...

Campfire Tales: Tales of Autumn

Come hear some ghostly tales of autumn from around the park. Nothing too scary, but be careful, you may just learn something new. Can you tell which ones...

Haunted Bog Walk

Ready to be scared?!? The Haunted Bog Trail will take place on October 2 and October 3 at Black Moshannon State Park. Enjoy a good scare and some...

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...

THIS EVENT IS FULL!!! 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...

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...

Haunted Bog Walk

Ready to be scared?!? The Haunted Bog Trail will take place on October 2 and October 3 at Black Moshannon State Park. Enjoy a good scare and some...

Haunted Bog Walk

Ready to be scared?!? The Haunted Bog Trail will take place on October 2 and October 3 at Black Moshannon State Park. Enjoy a good scare and some...

Saturday, October 3