DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, September 19

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...

Morning Bird Walk

Grab your binoculars and join us to learn more about our feathered friends. Participants will learn the basics of birding, basic binocular use, and...

BYOKayak Glendale Lake

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

Birds of Irish Gap

Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Join Kings Gap Staff for a bird identification walk at the Irish Gap Day Use Area. Please bring water and...

Confusing Fall Warblers

Join Park Naturalist Rob Bergstresser for an avian field identification hike where we will identify those notorious "confusing" fall warblers, as well as...

Guided Nature Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park. We will explore birds, trees, wildflowers and park history along the...

International Coastal Cleanup at Presque Isle State Park

In order to maintain safety this year the ICC (International Coastal Cleanup) will be a five day event. Participants can choose a day and time from September...

Pennsylvania Songbirds Educator Workshop

Pennsylvania Songbirds is a hands-on, interdisciplinary, K-12 educators’ resource and activity guide about Pennsylvania specific songbirds. This workshop...

Stone Trail Guided Hike

Take a short walk on Stone Trail towards the back of the Boulder Field. Stone Trail is easy, and we’ll take a more challenging trail to the back of the...

Buffalo Ridge Hike

Join the park naturalist for a morning hike along the Buffalo Ridge Trail. This is a moderate hike that is not a loop, running about a mile from the East end...

Cancelled- Kinzua Bridge Fall Festival

**This event has been cancelled by the partnering organization due to Covid-19. Our Annual Fall Festival is September 19 and 20! Food, vendors, and music...

Geocaching!

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Date: September 19 There are all kinds of treasures hidden outside and this program will help you discover some of them! Join the...

Let's Go Fishing!

Interested in getting started with or learning more about fishing? Join the naturalist to learn the basics of how to be safe, cast a line, and catch fish!...

Monarch Tagging

Join local butterfly enthusiast Doug Burton as he captures and tags Monarch butterflies heading to Mexico for the winter. Butterfly nets will be on hand for...

Silver Creek Reservoir Hike

Join us on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 10:00 am as we explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower and Reservoir....

Survival Day-Fire Starting

Try several different ways of starting a campfire without matches or a lighter. **COVID-19 Stipulations*** Pre-registration is required and limited to 10...

Whittaker Hike

Join our naturalist educator on a moderately difficult 2.5 mile hike on one of our loveliest trails, identifying plants and animals we find along the way. ...

photo by Tom Johnson

The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from...

Survival Day:  Map & Compass Skills

Survival Day: Learn the basics of map reading and using a compass. Participants are encouraged to bring a small notepad and writing utensil. Exact location...

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...

Critters in the Creek

Families with children age 6 and up can join the park naturalist to look for the tiny creatures hiding in the water. Wear shoes that can get wet-NO flip...

Gone and Back Again: Reintroduced Game Species of PA

Many of the game species that are plentiful in Pennsylvania today were once nearly, or completely gone from the state due to loss of habitat and overhunting....

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....

Survival Day: Animal Encounters

Find out interesting facts about some of PA's wildlife, and what you should do if you have a close encounter with some of the predators. Please bring a...

Tree Planting

Join us as we plant native trees for forest improvement at Jacobsburg! We need volunteers who are willing to dig holes and move large trees that are...

Fall Changes Hike

Come join the park naturalist for a hike around the lake on the Lakeside Trail. Along the way you will learn about many of the changes that will be taking...

All About Turkeys

You may commonly think of turkeys around Thanksgiving, but they are all around Pennsylvania throughout the year. Join us in learning about their...

Virtual: Birding Basics

Virtual: Birding Basics Saturday, September 19, 2:00 – 2:45 PM Ever see an interesting bird and wanted to know what it was? Learn the basics of identifying...

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...

Nocturnal Nature: Bats

Looking up at sky after the sun has set, you may catch a glimpse of a bat or two! Even if you don't see them, you may hear them squeaking as they fly! Join...

Waterfowl Watch

With the celebration of the Waterfowl Weekend around the park, we have decided to host a waterfowl viewing program. We will have spotting scopes and viewers...

Owl Prowl Program is full.

Learn all about what goes hoot in the night. Owls prowl the night time woods of PA. We will have a short talk and then head out to search for our night...

Deer & Elk of PA

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...

Nightscape Photo Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

Campfire is ready and waiting

Come hear some of Samuel Cowan’s favorite ghostly tales. Nothing too scary, but be careful, you may just learn something new. Can you tell which ones are...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

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....

Astronomy Tour

Join park staff to explore the night skies! This tour will walk you through a bit of historic astronomy, highlight one or two prominent features visible at...

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...

Owl Prowl

Who Who Who is living at Oil Creek State Park? Let's find out! We'll learn about the lives of owls found in Pennsylvania before taking a short walk where...

Saturday, September 19