DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, August 1

DiscoverE Bird Bonanza

Come explore Oil Creek State Park in a new way with your family! Swing by the park office to pick up a self-guided DiscoverE activity book and sign out a...

Self-Guided Prairie Wildflower Walkabout

Explore the stunning and diverse blooms of Pennsylvania’s only managed and protected prairie during a special, limited-time only Self-Guided Prairie...

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

BYOB - Bring your own binoculars as we hike around the park looking for different birds that call Kinzua Bridge State Park home! Meet in front of the visitor...

Discover Ricketts Hike

*This program is FULL* Hiking the Old Beaver Dam Rd Trail to see Ganoga Falls. This is a 5-mile moderate hike. Park and meet at the Shale Pit along Route...

Happy Hound Hike Preregistration required

Come join us for an lovely hike on the North Shore of Yellow Creek with your pup and the park educator, Lisa Meadows. The hike is moderately hilly and about...

Birding 101

Join the park naturalist to learn all about the wonderful world of birding! We will be discussing some good tips for beginner birders and we will take a...

Canceled - 69th Annual Woodsmen Show

***This event has been canceled by the partnering organization.***The Woodsmen Show celebrates the rich lumber history of Potter County. Come see the top...

Coffee with a Ranger

Come wake up with us at the park office! You will get the chance to talk with some of our most well-known park employees. This will be an open discussion...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown (Week 4: Working Together in Bugtown)

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown is the next generation in summer “camp” experiences! These choose-your-own adventure style family programs...

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...

Hike Cook Forest Series: Deer Meadow Old Growth Area

Please meet at the entrance of Forest Drive for an interpretive hike into the seldom visited old growth forests off Deer Meadow Trail. Help us remeasure...

Nature Hike

Join the park naturalist, for an easy and flat 1 mile hike along the Beaver Haven Nature Trail. Wear footwear and clothing suitable for hiking. Please bring...

Yoga on the Beach

Join Mellisa Flynn, a Yogafit trained teacher, for up to an hour of free beginner's yoga classes on the swimming beach at Shawnee State Park. If you...

Stone Trail Guided Hike

Take short walk on Stone Trail towards the back of the Boulder Field. Stone Trail is easy, and we’ll take a more challenging trail to the back of the Boulder...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown (Week 4: Working Together in Bugtown)

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown is the next generation in summer “camp” experiences! These choose-your-own adventure style family programs...

Milkweeds, Monarchs, and More

Learn about the tiny creatures that inhabit the milkweed community. You might be familiar with the butterflies, but there are many other visitors to the...

Neature Hike!

Are you up for an exciting morning of nature!? Team up with the park naturalist for a morning hike full of unknowns! Natural history topics will be...

Survival Series: Map Skills

Whether you're driving somewhere new, hiking a new trail, or setting off into the woods, knowing how to look at a map and navigate by it is an incredibly...

McConnells Mill Summer Hours

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

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown (Week 4: Working Together in Bugtown)

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown is the next generation in summer “camp” experiences! These choose-your-own adventure style family programs...

Hemlock Hike

Discover the old growth trees of the Hemlock Natural Area. Join us to investigate the unique landscape of this ancient forest, and learn about conservation...

Meet Your Trees

Join the District Naturalist as we take a short walk to meet and learn about a variety of trees in the area, as well as learn how to use a tree key to...

Painting with plants

How do plants and trees get their color? What about food? Come on out to Britt’s pavilion (near park office) to learn about photosynthesis. Afterward, we’ll...

Bats for Kids

Ages 6-10 Young people will learn about the natural history of some of our PA bats. We'll play a bat game and make a simple bat craft. Space is...

Bring your own Kayak lake Tour

Join our environmental educator on a kayak tour of the wildlife, plant life, and history of Lake Nockamixon. This tour requires registration in order to...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown (Week 4: Working Together in Bugtown)

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Welcome to Bugtown is the next generation in summer “camp” experiences! These choose-your-own adventure style family programs...

Hike: Ledges Trail

Join the park naturalist to hike the beautiful Ledges Trail. Some steep climbs but beautiful vistas. Wear trail shoes and bring water. (Meet at Balanced...

Nature Walk

Join us for a 1-mile hike on the General Kane Trail! See nature: flora and fauna. This hike will have a limited number of participants and will practice...

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....

Story Time with the Park Naturalist

Join the park naturalist for an afternoon story time! We will be reading two stories. Participants MUST call 814-625-0145 to pre-register for the event as...

Caledonia & The Civil War

Caledonia Ironworks was burned by the Army of Northern Virginia as it marched eastward to a small unknown village called Gettysburg. Owned by Congressman...

DiscoverE Kids Program: Trees

This program is for children ages 9-12 and parents must remain with their children. DiscoverE Penn's Adventurers will learn how to identify trees and their...

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...

Games of the Native Americans

Join the park naturalist and learn about some of the games that the Native American children would play. Afterwards you will get a chance to try them out...

Guided Hike - Loyalsock Trail's "Split Rock"

Explore an interesting rock formation found along the Loyalsock Trail on this easy 2 mile hike.

Animal Trivia

Join in this fun program to test your knowledge of Pennsylvania critters. How many trivia questions do you know? Take home some weird facts about...

Birding at Hyner Run

Join the staff for some birding at Hyner Run State Park. Topics will include the different birds that live at Hyner Run and also how to identify them. ...

Float and Learn on the First Fork: Watersheds

Relax on an inner tube while learning about water quality and watersheds. Inner tubes provided. Ages 4 and over. Pre-registration required. Limited to 10...

Forest Habitat Hunt

Join us for a self-guided, family-friendly scavenger hunt, exploring the forest for signs of the critters that call our park home. **COVID-19...

Ravens Vs Crows

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word raven or crow ? Is it Spooky or Noisy? Do you know the differences between crows and ravens? Come...

Bog Slog

Here's your chance to visit this interesting wetlands in case you missed International Bog Day on July 26th. We will see some carnivorous plants, explore...

Scavenger Hunt

Folks of all ages will enjoy this family-friendly activity! Several lists will be available to choose from including a photo scavenger hunt (bring your own...

Timber Rattlesnakes

Some folks never want to see them. Others see them as symbols of wilderness. Come see versions of Timber rattlesnakes that can’t hurt us and learn why some...

Honeybees

Local naturalist, Bobby Reed, will present a honeybee program at the Locust Lake State Park amphitheater on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 5 pm. Bobby educates...

Poe Paddy Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Grab the family and a camera or phone for this modern day scavenger hunt around Poe Paddy State Park! Find the items listed, take a picture, and return to...

Science in the Park: Invasive Species

Invaders at the gates! Come join our park naturalist as we discuss invasive species and what is being done to protect our ecosystem from them. (Meet at...

Backyard Bass Fishing

Learn to fish without getting hooked! Children ages 5-10 are welcome to join us to learn this fun sport! Pre-registration is required -please see link on...

Birding at Hyner Run

Join the staff for some birding at Hyner Run State Park. Topics will include the different birds that live at Hyner Run and also how to identify them. ...

Salamander Sweep

Come along to learn about a fascinating group of amphibians: Salamanders! After a short walk, we will comb over a forest stream in search of these elusive...

ART IN THE PARK: RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS

Flutter on out to the upper campground to learn about these beloved birds. They are the tiniest birds in the world, yet they qualify as some of the toughest...

Fireline Vista Hike

Take a leisurely guided 1.5 mile walk with the park naturalist to the scenic overlook of the Lehigh River. We will start from the Fireline Trailhead Parking...

Insect Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a scavenger hunt looking for summer bugs. If attending the program and not camping with us, please park in the overflow parking lot at the...

Tree Scavenger Hunt

Join us to learn our local trees through a fun and knowledgeable scavenger hunt. We will also be making a tree leaf booklet containing some of the common...

Wildlife Challenge!

Let's find out how much you know about PA's wild animals! Is it as much as you think you know? Find out during this entertaining presentation with Deputy...

Canceled-Goin on a Bird Hunt

Registration is required by Friday, July 31, 2020. Contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov to register. Attendance is limited to 25 for all...

Native Americans of the Gap

Come hear about the Native American tribes that called the area around Cowans Gap home at one point. Learn a little about their histories and their fates....

Art in the Park: Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

Flutter on out to the nature center to learn about these beloved birds. They are the tiniest birds in the world, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and...

Snakes: Myths and Facts

Debunk common myths and learn interesting facts about our native PA snakes. Interactive campground talk followed by 21-minute video “A Snake’s Tale.” Good...

Animal Olympics

Learn about the amazing things wildlife does to survive. From the fastest swimmers to the highest jumpers and from the longest distance fliers to the...

Full Moon Walk

The Sturgeon Moon wil shine a light on a relaxing nature walk. Who knows what wildlife we will see? Program Note: Please bring a mask to all park programs....

Pennsylvania Conservation Hero: Gifford Pinchot

Learn about Gifford Pinchot, Pennsylvania governor and America’s first trained forester. He used his wealth and power to protect natural resources for “the...

Raccoons

Trash cans are making raccoons smarter. Their problem solving skills proves their intelligence. Please maintain a six foot social distance from people who...

Discovery Hike Series

Join a park naturalist for a series of hikes to learn about the great outdoors! As we go along, we will discuss all we discover! Trails vary in terrain,...

Moonstruck

Take a guided tour of the moon with our spotting scope. Please bring a flashlight -THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Movie in the Park: Butterflies & Moths

The beautiful butterflies and moths that decorate our gardens, meadows and forests are one of Pennsylvania's prize resources. They're not just beautiful;...

Saturday, August 1