DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, August 22

BYOKayak Glendale Lake

Join a naturalist for a guided paddle onto the lake. A variety of areas and topics will be explored throughout the month. All participants need to supply...

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...

Trail Work Saturday

Laurel Mountain Volunteers can preregister to do brush work along several different trails in the Laurel Mountain Division of Forbes. How does this work?...

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...

Avian Adventures for Scouts

Have you ever wanted to learn more about birds? There's no time like the present! Join us to learn about what equipment you'll need, get tips on identifying...

Birds & Backwaters

Join the Park Educator for a morning float! We will explore the backwaters of F.J. Sayers Lake in search of birds & other wildlife. The park will NOT be...

Beginner Archery

This program requires pre-registration to attend. Register online by clicking here. Join park staff to learn the basics of archery, including safety,...

Dragon and Damsel Photo Tour

Take a tour of the bog in Black Moshannon State Park to photograph dragonflies and damselflies. Find out some tips and tricks to photographing these quick...

Fishy Art & Science

Investigate the science of fish adaptations as we learn about these underwater residents of the park. We’ll then make fish prints that you can take home...

Hound Hiking Series: Mountain Creek Trail

Meet at Pole Steeple parking lot across from Laurel Lake for a 3 mile hike along Mountain Creek and returning on Old Railroad Bed road. Registration required...

Invasive Species Hike

Join our environmental educator on a hike to learn all about invasive species found at Nockamixon State park! This hike will point out non-native species of...

Mammals of PA Exhibit

Stop by to view the taxidermy mounts of some of our local wildlife. The park naturalist will be on hand to share some natural history and answer...

Nature Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring a camera, phone, or tablet to the beautiful Sawmill Trail section of Beltzville State Park, and take part in a family-fun nature photo scavenger hunt!...

Turtle Talk

Stop by the stage in the East Area of the park to learn about Pennsylvania's turtles, including common turtles at the park and how to safely move large...

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...

Fern Walk

Though often overlooked by many, ferns are an interesting ancient plant that can be found in a variety of different environments across the world. Join the...

Natural Tie-dye!

There are plants in your back yard that can tie-dye clothing! Join up with the Park Naturalist and learn about natural dyes! Impress all your friends! Bring...

Butterfly Blitz

We are conducting a buttefly count all summer long through iNaturalist and we invite everyone to take part! We are holding group surveys to document what...

Butterfly Blitz

We are conducting a butterfly count all summer long through iNaturalist and we invite everyone to take part! Join us on group surveys to document what kinds...

Dragon and Damsel Photo Tour

Take a tour of the bog in Black Moshannon State Park to photograph dragonflies and damselflies. Find out some tips and tricks to photographing these quick...

Family Summer Series

Every other Saturday, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Join us as a family for this free program series. There will be two topics for each session with a short break in...

Hike: Raven Rock

Take a scenic walk past Rainbow Falls to Balanced Rock and then on to Raven Rocks and find out a little of the history of the park along the way. (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....

Wilderness Survival: Emergency Shelters

Come out and discuss the importance of planning and preparing before heading out into woods. We will talk about different ways to build shelters with limited...

Botanical Treasures of Jacobsburg

Join us as we explore the park and search for both common and unusual late summer flowers. We'll discuss the ecology of various flowers as well as any...

Scavenger Hunt

Join the fun as you're sent off to search for natural items around the campground. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. You must...

Antler Shed Hunting

Are you curious about how to find shed whitetail and elk antlers? Everyone has their own method when scouting the woods for sheds; join us here at the Elk...

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: Amphibians vs Reptiles

This program is for children ages 6-9 and parents must remain with their children. DiscoverE Outdoor Explorers will learn how to distinguish amphibians from...

Ironmaster’s Mansion Outside Tour, 2 PM Sunday August 22

Ironmaster’s Mansion Outside Tour, 2 PM Sunday August 22 Join Andre from the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace for an exterior-only presentation on the...

History Hike

Take a short walk back into history to learn the connection between geology, industry, railroad and daily life. We’ll start at the education center to get a...

Discover Ricketts Hike

Hiking the Evergreen Trail to see Adams Falls. This is a 1-mile easy hike. Park and meet at the Evergreen Parking Lot along Route 118 at the bottom of the...

Science in the Park: Bears

Hide your picnic basket. Join our park naturalist and learn some interesting information about the often misunderstood bear. (Meet at Campground...

Butterflies

Dr. Merilee Anderson will be introducing us to some of the butterflies in our area. We will also be taking a very short hike to investigate a butterfly...

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...

Bats!

Join us near the stage for a short discussion on bats followed by a walk through our East Area to look for this unique flying mammal. We will learn about the...

Saturday, August 22