DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, October 31

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....

Creatures of the Night Table

What may be lurking in your campsite? Learn about the night time creatures that live at French Creek! Stop in to the visitor center anytime during the time...

Fall Foliage Flannel Hike

*Adults-only program* Hike the trails and enjoy the colorful shades of fall in the forest! Medium difficulty – 3-4 miles. Meet at McConnell Hall to...

Go Batty with National Bat Week

Join your DCNR park naturalist to celebrate our world's only true flying mammals during National Bat Week by visiting a trailside interactive exhibit table...

Hickory Run History Hike

Join us for this guided hike to discover the history of Hickory Run State Park by walking along one of our most popular trails within the park. Wear sturdy...

Scary Skulls

Here at Raccoon Creek, we've got quite a few skeletons in our closet... literally! This Halloween, we'll be talking about the skulls of some of our park...

Getting “A-head” on Your Animal Skull ID

Have you ever discovered an animal skull during a woods-wandering and wondered what species it was from? Here’s your chance to get “a-head” on your wildlife...

Rocks that Rolled: A Talk and Tour of Local Geology

Join DCNR Professional Geologist, Simeon Suter, from the Pennsylvania Geological Survey on an exhilarating talk and walk about the local geology of Hickory...

SOLD OUT-Mad Scientist Saturday

Youth ages 6-13 are invited to join the mad scientist and participate in some science experiment fun! We will be outside so dress for the...

Family Fall Foliage Program & Walk

*Family Program - all ages welcome!* Join us for a fall foliage program and walk for families! Learn about the changing seasons and explore the forest as...

Animals on Parade!

"Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz will have plenty to fear if they come around here on Halloween.... Children and their...

Death of a Jack-O-Lantern

Come learn about the process of decay in a Jack-O-Lantern. You will also learn about why the decaying process is important to the health of the forest. ...

Halloween in the Park

Saturday October 31, 2020 2 to 4 pm at Friends Pavilion 4 It’s Halloween in the park! Come and enjoy some Halloween-themed crafts and activities....

PA Bats

What is the mythical furry flying mammal often associated with Halloween? BATS! Did you know there are 9 bat species in PA! Learn about the different...

Goin' Batty at Poe Paddy!

Happy Halloween! Come out and celebrate this spooky season with a walk through the Poe Paddy tunnel to discuss PA’s most unique mammal: the bat! We'll talk...

Spiders

Make a spider to take home, then find out interesting facts about these animals that are always associated with Halloween. COVID-19 Information A mask...

Bat Wing Craft

Children and their families are invited to make their very own set of bat wings! It may be a surprise to learn the similarities between humans and bats...

Spooky Skeletons

It's Halloween and skeletons are everywhere! They're decorating our homes, some adorn our costumes, and we carry them everywhere we go! Join park staff to...

*SOLD OUT* Halloween Night Hike

Test your senses as we adjust to walking in the dark. Learn about creatures of the night as well as M.K. Goddard Myths and Legends. For more information or...

Blue Full Moon Watch

Watch the Blue Full Moon rise over Black Moshannon Lake! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Discover interesting facts about the moon and why it is...

Halloween Hike & Campfire

Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Intended for adults, come in costume for this evening hike! Test your senses as we adjust to the dark,...

Blue Moon Hike

Come join the park naturalist for a hike around the lake with a rest to watch the moonrise. Along the way, we will learn why this full moon is called Blue...

Cathedral by Candlelight

Experience something different for Halloween! Take a walk back in time to meet a lumberman from the 1800’s who will lead us on a candlelit tour through the...

Halloween Night Hike

Come along as we venture into Tiadaghton State Forest for this easy, 2-mile, family-friendly hike after dark to discover the sights and sounds of the forest...

Owls - Silent but Deadly

Owls are the original stealth flying machines. After a short lecture on owls, we'll go in search of these fascinating birds of prey. Transport to viewing...

All Hallows Night Hike

With autumn upon us, the days are growing shorter as the nights are getting longer. The leaves are changing, the weather is becoming colder, and the animals...

Saturday, October 31