DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 2

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...

Ski Slope Trek

Join us for a more challenging hike on the steepest trail in the park: Ski Slope Trail (approximately 3 miles). Discussions regarding the history of the ski...

BYOK: Good Morning Hopewell Lake!

Mornings are the best time for looking for critters on the lake. Join the park naturalist as we have a leisurely Sunday morning paddle on Hopewell lake. We...

Early Morning Wildlife Float

Join us for a 9 mile float down the middle Youghiogheny. We will meet at Ramcat put-in at 8:30am. The early bird catches the best wildlife!Participants...

Sunday Hike

Sunday is a fun day for Bald Eagle! Come with the park naturalist on a 1.5-mile guided walk along the butterfly trail for a fresh start to the week. Please...

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...

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...

Great Blue Heron Hike

Take a short hike on the bog trail to look for Great Blue Herons on Black Moshannon Lake. Find out interesting facts about these large, migratory birds. ...

Introduction to Orienteering

Don’t get lost in the woods! When your phone batteries die, you lose signal completely, or you find yourself off the trail, you had better be prepared!...

Let's Talk Butterflies Hike!

Take a leisurely guided 2 mile walk with the park naturalist to explore one of our best trails to view butterflies. We will start from the 534 Parking Lot...

Nature Walk: Rattlesnake Habitat

Take a walk with the park’s newest naturalist to discover the habitat needs of Timber Rattlesnakes, and hopefully catch a glimpse of one along the way. ...

Art in the Park: Monarch Butterfly Edition

It’s that time of year! Black and orange are starting to appear, fluttering around. Join the park educator at the campground amphitheater to learn about this...

Oak/Hemlock Wildflower Walk

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Oak/Hemlock Trail at Locust Lake on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 9:30 am. The trail is 4 miles in length and difficult. ...

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: Warriors Trail

Take a walk on the scenic Warrior’s Trail. Enjoy a hike with our park naturalist as we walk and talk about the local wildlife. (Meet at Pavilion #1, Warriors...

Information and Interpretive Booth - JERSEY SHORE

Stop by the Jersey Shore Recreational Parking Area anytime between 10AM and 3PM to grab some information and maps on the area, ask questions, get...

Mary Ann's Creek Walk

Take a walk along Mary Ann’s Creek to learn about stream ecology and how the whole stream corridor affects stream health. We’ll learn about the impact of...

National Owl Appreciation Day

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a special exhibit along the Multi-Use Trail about owls. Learn about how owls are well adapted as important nocturnal...

Non-Denominational Church Service

Non-Denominational Church service will be held every Sunday in the campground amphitheater (between areas E and F) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The...

Water Coloring Wildlife

Come learn about some of our areas wildlife and their habitats and then get the opportunity to watercolor a masterpiece to take home with you.

Photo by Maggie Stonecash

Join Maggie Stonecash for Yoga on the Mountain. Class is appropriate for all levels. Modifications are offered for poses based on ability. Bring your yoga...

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...

Pelts, and Skulls, and Scat--Oh My!

Stop by the beach anytime to learn all about PA’s wildlife by observing different pelts, skulls, and animal signatures. The park naturalist will be present...

Nature Craft: Beavers

Did you know that beavers can hold there breath for up to 15 minutes? Or that a beavers home is called a lodge? Join us at the Britt’s pavillion to learn...

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 & Family Sunday - Clay Play! Summer Series

Create pottery as a family or bring friends for an afternoon of creativity with clay. Summer Series, $75 - 3 Sunday afternoons - 1:00 pm to 3:00 PM No...

Nolde Mansion Open House

Now serving as the first Environmental Education Center in the state, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. The mansion now...

Sandcastle Contest

Find out where sand comes from, then earn a lolly by creating an amazing sand sculpture for our volunteers!

Sandcastle Contest -THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Find out where sand comes from, then win a lolly by creating a sand sculpture to impress our volunteers!

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...

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 Exploration

Look for aquatic insects and crayfish in Black Moshannon Creek. Find out how to identify some of the aquatic insects that live here. Wear shoes that can...

Wildflowers in Elk Country

Come join our staff and learn about some of the wildflowers you may see visiting elk country.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Join us at the beach as we search for objects associated with nature! Participants who complete their list will receive a prize!

Science in the Park:  Animals You Can't See

What does it mean to be camouflaged? Come join us for a fun exploration of what you can’t see as we talk about how animals hide in plain sight. Online...

Kid's Fishing Program

Bring the kids out to do a little fish. Don't have a rod? No worry! We have fishing rods and bait. Program Note: Please bring a mask to all park programs....

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...

Tea and Talk

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk is whatever interests you about the environment. The...

Full Moon Towpath Trek

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program. Spaces are limited. *** COVID-19 guidelines must be...

Sturgeon 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 the August moon is called the...

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,...

Full Moon Hike

Come enjoy the Sturgeon Moon of August. What does that mean? How was the moon created? Why does it look like that? Learn the answers to these questions...

Sunday, August 2