DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, September 12

Self-Guided Tree ID Tour

Learning trees sure can be tricky but there are many tips that can help you move beyond a tree ID novice skill-level. Stop by the Forbes State Forest...

Step Outdoors TRYathlon & 5K Run/Walk

Join us for the annual Step Outdoors TRYathlon! This shorter triathlon (trail running, kayaking/canoeing, and biking) is well-suited for both the serious...

Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Bring your own binoculars to look for birds and plan on hiking around the park and out on the bridge! It’s healthy too! Meet in front of the visitor center....

Great Egret

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

The Wonders of Wetlands (Wow) Educator Workshop

The Wonders of Wetlands (Wow) Educator Workshop - Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM - State Parks Region 2 Office (Conference Room) – Moraine...

For Girl Scouts*: Guided Hike Through History

*This program is specifically for Girl Scouts celebrating "Girl Scouts Love State Parks" weekend.* Girl scouts can join park staff for a short guided hike...

Girl Scouts Love Birding!

Join the park naturalist for a birding course just for Girl Scouts! Scouts will learn the basics of birding, basic binocular use, including identification...

Moon Lake

Join the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society as they explore the Moon Lake Recreation Area. How many species of goldenrod can you identify? NO,...

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Join the park naturalist on an explorative walk to look for animal signs—evidence like tracks, scat, and fur can help us learn who has walked the trail...

Campground Critters: Raccoons, Porcupines, and Possums

These nocturnal critters are just a few of our park's year-round inhabitants! Join park staff in exploring the lives of these fantastic animals. Please meet...

Forest Bathing

Immerse yourself in the forest! Join Steve Ruelke has he guides you through the newest meditation technique; forest bathing. Please bring a yoga mat or...

Girl Scouts Hike - Hike to Boulder Point

What are the park critters doing to get ready for fall? Join us on an approximately 1.5 mile walk to Boulder Point, where we will observe the changes in our...

Girl Scouts Love Building Safe Campfires

Registration for this program is full. Campfires are lots of fun! They are great places to relax, share stories, sing songs, and cook delicious snacks. Join...

Girl Scouts Love Owls

Join the park naturalist at Keystone State Park to learn all about owls as part of Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend. Learn about the role that owls play...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

Celebrate Girls Scouts Love State Parks (GSLSP) Weekend by joining your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park. We...

Girl Scouts in State Parks: Brownie Hiker Badge

Join other Brownies to explore Nolde Forest and learn the skills you need to hit the trails in YOUR state parks. Participants will complete the steps needed...

Mammals of PA Exhibit for Girl Scouts Only

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to view the taxidermy mounts of some of the mammals that live in PA. Find the answers to all 10 mammal mystery questions,...

Migrating Monarchs

Learn about our wonderful migrating monarchs. Diet, life cycle, and their amazing migration will be explored. Become citizen scientists and help us to tag...

Scout Day - Beautiful Birds

Calling ALL scouts - join the park naturalist for Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend 2020! We will be learning about the birds of Pennsylvania, including...

Lakeshore Hike

Trek along the entire lakeshore with us to discover the sights and sounds of waterside wildlife and explore interesting facts about Laurel Hill's unique...

Six Penny Mushroom Hike

It’s the beginning of mushroom season! Join the park Naturalist for a very basic mushroom ID and walk on the 3-mile Six Penny trail hike. On the hike we will...

2020 Monarch Tagging

Help the park naturalist with a citizen science project to monitor the migrating population of Monarch butterflies. Learn how this project helps biologists...

BYOKayak Tour of Laurel Lake

BYOKayak Laurel Lake Tour Join a naturalist for a guided paddle at Laurel lake. All participants need to supply their own equipment and have basic...

Calling All Girl Scouts: Virtual Boulder Field Basics

*This program is specifically for Girl Scouts celebrating "Girl Scouts Love State Parks" weekend.* It will take place online, NOT at the park. Celebrate the...

Girl Scouts Hike - Hike to Boulder Point

What are the park critters doing to get ready for fall? Join us on an approximately 1.5 mile walk to Boulder Point, where we will observe the changes in our...

Girl Scouts in State Parks: Cadette EcoTreker Badge

Nolde Forest is an important watershed for the surrounding communities as well as being one of Pennsylvania’s State Parks. How can we protect the watershed...

Hike: Laurel Run

Come enjoy a hike on beautiful Laurel Run. This is a more challenging hike with some climbing and jumping required. Wear trail shoes and bring water. (Meet...

Monarch Madness

Monarch tagging is a great citizen science project! Come learn more about the magnificent life of the monarch butterfly & Project Monarch Watch. The data...

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....

Trail Trivia

Come out for a family-fun adventure! Take a self-guided stroll along Deer Trail where we posted questions to test your knowledge of our wildlife! See how...

Stream Bugs, Crayfish, & Minnows: Preregistration required

Join us for a relaxing morning on the stream while we search Macros to see what lives at Yellow Creek. We will go into the stream and search for crayfish,...

For Girl Scouts*: Virtual Science of Seeds

*This program is specifically for Girl Scouts celebrating "Girl Scouts Love State Parks" weekend.* It will take place online, NOT at the park. Join park...

Girl Scouts Love Learning About Invasive Species

Plants and animals that are introduced into new ecosystems can be very disruptive. Join us to learn about some of the invasive plants and animals in the park...

Tree Identification

Are you curious about the naturally uprooted structures around you? Do you want to recognize the trees you pass by on your next walk through the woods? Join...

Where in the Park?

Using the poetic clue below, see if you can find the park naturalist to learn about a special location in the park. When you find the spot please social...

GIrl Scouts Love State Parks - Beginners Birding

Learn the basics of how to correctly use binoculars, quickly identify birds and discover where to find them. Participants are required to wear a mask during...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks:  Archery

This outdoor recreation program is geared toward girls scouts ages 9+. This program aims to expose scouts to healthy lifelong physical activities while...

Virtual: Give me some SPACE!

Looking to recreate while avoiding crowds? Consider stargazing from the convenience of your own backyard, at a nearby park, or perhaps at a dark sky park,...

Art in the Park: Snake Edition

What’s the difference between venomous & poisonous? Did you know that in PA, we have 3 venomous snakes? Join the park educator at the campground...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks: Introduction to Geocaching

Registration is required by Friday, September 11, 2020. Contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov to register. Limited to 25. All participants...

Scout Day - We're Talkin' Trees

Calling all scouts - join the park naturalist for Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend 2020! We will be learning about the trees of Pennsylvania, including...

Nocturnal Animals

You hear them out and about as you sit around the campfire. Join our park naturalist as we discuss the critters that go bump in the night. Note: All public...

Second Saturday Trail Crew

Second Saturday Trail Crew Ready to give back to the park? Join us for Second Saturday Trail Crew where you will join park staff to help remove invasive...

BYOBoat Sunset Paddle

Do you have your own kayak or canoe and want to see the lake at sunset? Come on out for a nice easy paddle while we talk about some of Poe Valley’s wildlife...

Daddy Long Leg Bingo

Have you heard the saying, daddy long legs are the most venomous spider in the world, but their fangs are too short to pierce the skin? Are daddy long legs...

Drive-in Sunset

Grab a chair or blanket and come along as we watch the sun set behind the mountains from a stunning vista overlooking the Pine Creek Valley. We will meet at...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks: Drive-In Night Sky Watch

Registration is required by Friday, September 11, 2020. Contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov to register. Limited to 25. All participants...

Pennsylvania Furbearers

Come to the campground to learn about Pennsylvania’s many furbearing species, from foxes to fishers to bears! We will have a table set up near the Bath House...

Virtual: Give me some SPACE!

Looking to recreate while avoiding crowds? Consider stargazing from the convenience of your own backyard, at a nearby park, or perhaps at a dark sky park,...

Owl Hike

Join the park naturalist on a hike to learn about owls. You may even get to hear some during the hike. This program is limited to 24 participants. ...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Join us at Cherry Spring State Park to take in the splendor of a gold-rated International Dark Skies Park. Those interested in experiencing a more...

CANCELED - Night Sky Tour

CANCELED - Amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19, this event is canceled. Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State...

Night Hike

Venture with us along the dark trails to hear or maybe see the nightlife within Raccoon Creek State Park. This 2-mile hike will be on hilly terrain and...

Girl Scouts Love Stargazing

Join the park naturalist in a fun nighttime program just for Girl Scouts! We'll spend time learning how to read a star chart so that we can find stars,...

Saturday, September 12