DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 30

Spirit Trail Wildflower Hike

Join the park naturalist and Conservation volunteer, Pap Knauss on the “Spirit of Tuscarora Trail” at 10:30 am on Sunday, August 30, 2020 to search for ...

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,...

Early Morning Paddle at Goddard State Park

Join the park naturalist for a leisurely Sunday morning paddle at MK Goddard State Park. Bring your own kayak and gear. Please dress for the weather. Face...

I-Spy Walk

I-Spy with my little eye… a fun-filled walk! Enjoy a leisurely 1.5-mile hike with the park naturalist around the Butterfly & Woapalanne trails full of I-Spy...

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!...

Chestnut Workday

Join The American Chestnut Foundation for a morning working in the Chestnut Orchards at Codorus. We will be clearing brush and weeds from around the trees....

Hike: Deer Trail

Take a walk on the scenic Deer Trail loop. Enjoy a hike with our park naturalist as we walk and talk about the local wildlife. (Meet at Salmon Hole Picnic...

Insects

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...

Kids' Storytime and Nature Walk

Join the park educator for a book reading, simple craft, and outdoor activity based on the book, “Good Trick, Walking Stick!” by Sheri Mabry Bestor. ...

Lake Stroll

Take a stroll by the lakeside through the day use area to see what’s around. We’ll talk about what critters and plants live around a lake and why. Online...

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...

Salamander Search

Join us for a salamander search as we search for and discover some of the cold blooded creatures of Little Buffalo. We will be going into the forest to try...

Tree ID Walk at Poe Valley

Curious what that tree at your campsite is? Join the park naturalist as we walk the nature trail (about 1 mile), identifying common trees you can find around...

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...

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...

Stream Study

Do you know what critters live amongst the rocks and plants of a stream? Join a park naturalist to find out! We’ll take a short hike to explore a stream and...

End of Summer Park Clean Up

With the end of the summer season, we are ready for a park clean up. We’ll provide trash bags and maps. Volunteers are welcome to join us to pick up litter...

Monarch Hike with Samuel

Come along on a hike to learn about the monarch butterfly and their special relationship with milkweed. We will look to see if we can find some of the life...

Pelts at the Beach

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...

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 Pavilion #1, Warriors Path State Park)...

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....

CANCELED - Curator Tour: McConkey’s Ferry Inn

THIS EVENT IS CANCELED Peek into the Revolutionary War era on a free guided tour of McConkey’s Ferry Inn in the Historic Village on Sunday, August 30 at...

Antlers vs. Horns

The awe-inspiring antlers of elk never cease to amaze visitors. Elk antlers are one of the fastest growing bone tissues on Earth! Antlers are commonly...

Kid's Fishing

Anyone 16 or under can come on out and cast a rod. It does not matter if you never have been fishing before, our park naturalist will tell you all there is...

Raptors of Pennsylvania

Stop by Shoaff’s Mill after tours for a discussion of raptors in Pennsylvania. We will talk about some unique adaptations of our birds of prey, why they are...

Canoe Tour

Explore the history and management of the lake- all by canoe and in a relaxed family setting. Boats, paddles, and PFDs provided. PFDs must be worn at all...

Rattlesnake Trail Wildlife Walk

Discover the plants and animals of the Tuscarora State Forest on a enjoyable and educational nature walk.

Sunday, August 30