DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, August 29

POSTPONED Sunrise Hike at High Rocks

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

POSTPONED Sunrise Hike at High Rocks

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

Late Summer Bird Walk

Conservation volunteer and avid birder, David Kruel, will lead a bird walk on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 7:30 am. The walk will begin at Locust Lake State...

Morning Bird Walk

With fall migration about to begin, spend the morning looking and listening for the various birds that can be found in the park. This will be open to all...

Stream Clean-up Weekend! Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Stream Clean-up Weekend! Pine Grove Furnace State Park is partnering with Mountain Creek Trout Club to assist in cleaning Mountain Creek. Be prepared and...

Ashes and Iron

Discover Clear Creek State Park's lumbering history through hands on archaeology. Using trowels, snips, brushes, and screens, help piece together the...

Basic Botany Walk

Take a walk through the campground in search of interesting plants—in just a few steps there’s so much to see! Learn about some edible plants as well as some...

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,...

Searching for the Giants: Breezemont-Camp Trail

Search for and document big, old, and tall trees in the Ridge Camp Old Growth Forest Area. Although this difficult hike is almost all off trail through...

Wood Duck Volunteer Day

Wood Duck Volunteer Day – Saturday, August 29, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Meet at 528 Bridge Boat Launch Area (528 Prospect Exit of 422) There are over...

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...

Kayaking Basics

New to watersports? Want to learn more? Meet the Park Educator for a casual morning of paddling basics! Equipment, paddling skills, and safe practices will...

Marsh Trail Wander

Take a stroll down the Marsh Trail boardwalk to look for wildlife. We’ll enjoy the scenery and talk about the frogs, turtles, snakes and birds that are...

Monarch Watch Butterfly Tagging

Monarch butterfly migration presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies. Arial nets provided. Be prepared to walk...

Swamp Stomp

Join our naturalist educator on a walk around a beautiful Hemlock wetlands, identifying plants and animals we find along the way. Please wear sturdy shoes...

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...

Family Nature Scavenger Hunt

Explore the park and search for items in nature to complete your list. Pick up your scavenger hunt list at the nature/education center, and after you...

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...

Archery for Novices: Women Only (no experienced archers, no newbies)

Ladies age 12 and up who've had limited archery experience are invited to come and shoot during one of these 1/2 hour sessions. Times are 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and...

Campfire Potholders - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Learn about fire safety and make a potholder to use while camping.

Dragons and Damsels

Come discover more about the amazing lives of dragonflies & damselflies! Lifecycles, habits, & identification will be discussed. This will be an on-going,...

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 Ledges...

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....

A Day in the Life of the Early Pioneers

Come learn about the life of the early European pioneers in western Pennsylvania. See how their lives differed from our life today. This program is limited...

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...

Elk Country Rocks

Rock painting is a viral trend where people paint rocks and leave them for others to find. Paint your very own with our Conservation Education team!

PA State Symbols

Join the park naturalist to learn some of Pennsylvania's state symbols, like the tree, fish, and bird in a fun way. All children must be accompanied by an...

Virtual: Black Bears in Pennsylvania

This program will be held virtually via Skype; it will NOT take place face-to-face in the park. Bears are active in our area. Learn about their life cycle,...

Birdfeeding 101

Fall is coming – are you ready to feed the birds? We’ll learn why we feed birds and how to do it safely. We’ll also investigate how to invite birds to your...

Bark Craft

Learn the history of bark peeling in the northcentral PA region while picking up a new craft skill by creating your very own take-home project using birch...

Nature Journaling

Now may be the perfect time to take up this rewarding pursuit. Nature journaling is a creative way to reflect on our time outdoors and focus our thoughts on...

Stream Stomp

Though you may not see them, Pennsylvania's streams are loaded with all kinds of interesting animals. Let's jump into the creek and see what we can...

PA State Symbols

Join the park naturalist to learn some of Pennsylvania's state symbols, like the tree, fish, and bird in a fun way. All children must be accompanied by an...

Little Lost Bat Storytime & Talk Preregistration required

Join us for Storytime with "Little Lost Bat" by Sandra Markle and a talk about the bats of Western PA. This program is geared for ages 5 - 9. Parents or...

Meet The Mammals Walk

Join the Naturalist to learn about some of the mammals that make their home at Hickory Run! With 16,000 acres, there is sufficient habitat to meet the needs...

Simple Gifts Music Workshop: Learn to Play Spoons

Simple Gifts teaches participants of all ages to play spoons, following in the Appalachian tradition where two teaspoons are held in one hand and played as a...

*FULL* Simple Gifts Concert

*REGISTRATION IS FULL* The Simple Gifts Concert will take place at the Amphitheater. Please bring your own chairs. Space is limited so please register by...

Goin Batty at Poe Paddy!

Get ready for a walk through the Poe Paddy tunnel to discuss PA’s most unique mammal: the bat! Be prepared to walk to the tunnel and back from Poe Paddy...

Science in the Park: Endangered Species

Our ecosystem is a delicate place. Come discuss local endangered species and what we can do to protect them. (Meet at Campground Amphitheater, Trough Creek...

Smokey Bear and Campfire Safety

Smokey Bear will be at the Locust Lake State Park amphitheater on Saturday, August 29, 2020. The program starts at 5:00 pm. Dave Duffy will give a fire...

Trout of Pennsylvania

During the program, participants will take a look into the different types of trout in the Hyner Run Valley. Topics will include their habitat, diet, and...

Canceled: Sunset Hike

Enjoy the beautiful sunset on this free evening hike. This hike is about 2 miles on uneven terrain. Bring sturdy shoes, water, and dress for the weather....

Beginner Kayak

**This is a bring your own boat program ** Have you recently purchased a Kayak or Canoe? Come out for some fun on the lake and learn all the tricks to a safe...

Bats

Bats are very beneficial to humans, but sometimes they still get a bad reputation. Do not miss the chance to learn more about their habits, and how to...

Deer and Elk of Pennsylvania

Come to the campground and learn about white-tailed deer and elk in Pennsylvania. We will be discussing deer biology, aging, scoring antlers, and past and...

Live Raptor Show! -THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Join the Delaware Valley Raptor Center and meet a wide variety of live birds of prey.

Bat Excursion

Short night hikes are best when bats swoop overhead! Learn about the disappearance of many of our bats, and why they are so important to our ecosystem along...

Bats: Creatures of the Night This program is full.

Check out the winged creatures of the night - bats! Bats have a double- sided reputation. They are excellent for ridding humans of night time pests, but are...

Owls of Pennsylvania

Ever wonder what species of owl it was you heard? Here is your chance to learn which owl made that call, and how to ID them from the calls they make, what...

Bats of Cowans Gap

Come learn about the bat populations here at Cowans Gap including the results from the 2019 Acoustic Bat Survey. Followed by the end of season bat count...

Eyes in the Dark

Animal eyes come in all shapes and sizes. One of the characteristics of animal eyes is the ability to reflect light and cause what we call "eye shine". Learn...

Moth Mayhem

Registration is required by Thursday, August 27, 2020. Contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov to register. Limited to 25. Participants are...

Mountains

Our planet is covered with mountains of various ages and sizes. Each range has its own unique species. Please maintain a six foot social distance from...

Bats! at Boyd

Fly over to the Pavilion at Boyd to learn about bats! We will have a short discussion about bat biology, conservation, and bats of the world and then go for...

Movie In The Park: Season Of The Bat

Join us at the amphitheater for a 30-minute video on these misunderstood mammals. Explore the unseen world of Pennsylvania's bats and get a new presepcitive...

Moon-lit Night Hike

Grab a flashlight and join us as we venture into the Tiadaghton State Forest to learn and explore the sounds of the night on this moderate 2-mile,...

Moonlight Paddle

Join us in exploring Laurel Hill Lake by moonlight! Enjoy an exclusive excursion on our peaceful mountain lake on this moonlight paddle. Please provide...

Saturday, August 29