DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 23

Sunrise by the Lake

Bring a camera, your breakfast, and a comfortable chair to enjoy the sunrise over Black Moshannon Lake. To see the morning wildlife in more detail, bring a...

Morning Paddle

Join us on the water for a morning paddle around Raccoon Lake. You will need to bring your own kayak or canoe with a PA Boat Launch permit. Permits can be...

Basic Tree ID

Come give tree identification a try! After a basic introduction by the park naturalist where you'll learn how to use a dichotomous key, you'll be challenged...

Morning Hike

Join our park educator for a morning hike around our park. We will explore one of the park's easier trails, chatting about whatever we find on the hike!...

Reading and Interpreting Game Sign

Come and discover what might be a new to you way of looking at the forest and what lives there. Learn what different types of sign left by game species in...

Art in the Park: Blue Jays

Are blue jays actually blue? What do they sound like? What do they eat? Join the park educator at the campground amphitheater, as we learn about and draw...

Amazing Ants!

Explore the world of ants! Find out interesting facts about ants, learn how to identify some of the common (and uncommon) species that live here, then...

Fossil Hunt

Join us for a fossil hunt at the campground. We will be learning what types of fossils you can find in PA and how old they can be. We will meet at the...

Hike: Broad Top Trail Loop

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

Lake Look

This program, geared for young children and their families, will focus on checking out what lives in and along the edges of Lake Frances! We’ll leisurely...

Nature Walk at Poe Valley

Join the park naturalist on a short 1-mile walk on the nature trail to see what resides in Poe Valley! *Please wear comfotable footwear.* Registration...

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...

Owls

Join us to learn about the amazing owls of our area. From hooting sounds to heads that spin, come learn why owls are such fascinating birds. In addition,...

Wildflower Wander

Take a walk to find end of summer wildflowers. Learn some of the folklore and science attributed to these plants and how they survive. Online registration...

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...

The Birds and the Bees Nature Hike

Begin your Sunday morning with a energetic walk around the Rattlesnake Trail. We will look for birds, insects, wildflowers or anything else of interest. We...

Creatures of the Sand

CANCELED - - Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, this program series is canceled. Join at the beaches to make your own work of art. After...

Hike to Hopewell

Do you want to visit Hopewell Furnace? Not sure how to gte there. Join the Naturalist for a walk along the historic colliers trail that leads to Hopewell...

Self Guided Hike: Keystone Tree Trek

Take a self guided Tree Trek along the 2.2 mile Lakeside Trail at Keystone State Park. Along the way, signs will be in place to help with tree identification...

Edible Plant Hike

Take a 1 mile hike on the Lake Loop Trail to see some of the edible plants found at Black Moshannon State Park. The trail is mostly level, but does have...

Jelly Tasting

Come on over to the park office (outside) to sample some jellies made from nature. We’ll chat about anything from trees to black bears. This program is come...

Park Scavenger Hunt

Meet up with our park naturalist to get your list then explore the park looking for all sorts of items! Once your list is complete or you've run out of time,...

Program Series: The Five Elements

According to Chinese philosophy, the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water are believed to be the fundamental elements of everything in 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 Pavilion #1, Warriors...

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....

Wild Side of Weather Hike

Join the park naturalists for a hike as we learn about natural weather forecasters and how you can predict the weather yourself from nature. This program is...

Sunset Rocks Vista Hike

Sunset Rocks Vista 2.5 mile diffificult loop hike. Meet at Furnace Stack Pavilion Parking lot. We will then drive up to Camp Michaux is 0.7 miles back...

Archery Basics

Have you ever tried your hand at shooting a bow and arrow? Whether you’re a beginner or expert, we welcome you to stop by and take a few shots with our...

Creatures of the Sand

CANCELED - - Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, this program series is canceled. Join at the beaches to make your own work of art. After...

Science in the Park:  Have Seeds, Will Travel

Come learn the science behind seeds! Check out the diversity of seeds produced by the woody and herbaceous plants. How do they travel? We’ll investigate...

Attracting Pollinators

Come out to the butterfly garden to learn the basics of creating a butterfly garden as well as the benefits of choosing native plants. We will be discussing...

Star Party at Yellow Creek Preregistration required

Join IUP Professor, Kenneth Cole, to learn about the night sky around Yellow Creek. We explore the stars and planets showing in our night time sky this time...

Sunday, August 23