DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, September 26

Archery 101

FULL - Registration is now closed for the September 26 program. Come learn the basics of archery! How-to and safety will be discussed, followed by an...

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...

Fall Migration Round-Up

Bald Eagle and Prince Gallitzin State Parks are both fantastic places to find birds - so we thought we would have a friendly competition to see which park...

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....

Autumn Leaves

Why do leaves turn colors in autumn? Do certain tree species turn the same color every year? Come to this program to find. We will take a short hike on...

Beautiful Beltzville Hiking Series: Preachers Camp Trail (East)

Join Park Naturalist Rob Bergstresser for a guided nature hike along the eastern portion of the Preacher’s Camp Trail. We will explore the beautiful scenery...

Fill-A-Bag for National Public Lands Day

September 26th is National Public Lands Day, a day to celebrate the land set aside for public recreation and leisure. This year, Prince Gallitzin State Park...

Fly Fishing 101

Looking for a relaxing new hobby? Try fly fishing! This workshop is free, and all equipment is provided. No fishing license required. We’ll learn all...

High Rocks Trail Day #2

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

High Rocks Trail Day #2

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

Invasive Species Scavenger Hunt

Come learn about different invasive species and their effects on our ecosystems in Pennsylvania! We will be taking a 1.5-mile scenic walk of portions of the...

National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. This NPLD, volunteers are needed to help with...

National Public Lands Day

Volunteers Make a Difference! Join us to celebrate National Public Lands Day by participating in one of the following projects: 1. Camp Tree Army: Take...

National Public Lands Day Clean-Up

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with a few hours of volunteer service at Nescopeck State Park. We'll focus on litter clean-up and weeding/landscaping....

A standing man with a rake and a crouching woman with a bucket next to a trail onto which they have spread gravel

Jennings Environmental Education Center is looking for volunteers to pitch in at the park in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September...

National Public Lands Day Volunteer opportunity

Volunteers are asked to gather at the Fuller Lake restrooms at 9:00 am Saturday, September 26th. Preregistration is free and required. Masks are requried...

Trail Work Saturday

Laurel Mountain Volunteers can preregister to do brush work along several different trails in the Laurel Mountain Division of Forbes. How does this work?...

Volunteer Trail Clean-up / National Public Lands Day

If you enjoy the beauty and wilderness of Ohiopyle State Park, we ask you to consider spending a little time chipping in. Clean ups are sponsored by the...

Backpacking for Beginners

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am Date: September 26 Backpacking is a great way to make connections with nature in a primitive way. Plan to spend the morning with...

Smartphone Naturalist: Birding with Merlin

We live in the future! We may not have flying cars but we do have a world of information at our fingertips... if only we know how to use those resources and...

Archery for Beginners

We provide a beginner's program based on the National Archery in Schools Program, which makes it easy for anyone to learn. We provide the equipment, and you...

Photo by Charlene Reinhart

McConnells Mill State Park History comes alive at the 28th Annual Heritage Festival at McConnells Mill State Park. The Festival, sponsored by the...

Chomp Chomp Timber! Beaver Talk and Hike

Join us for a fun talk and walk to see how beaver change their environment. We will view a lodge to see the work of nature’s busy engineers. We’ll learn...

Fall Foliage Paddle -THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Paddle among colorful autumn leaves, Registration is required for this program, please call Alison at 570-676-0567 to register. Please wear waterproof...

National Public Lands Day Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. We will explore birds, trees,...

A standing man with a rake and a crouching woman with a bucket next to a trail onto which they have spread gravel

Jennings Environmental Education Center is looking for volunteers to pitch in at the park in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September...

SOLD OUT: Get Outdoors PA: Archery

Join the park naturalist for a beginner program on archery. All equipment will be provided. Registration is required. Face masks required. Please wear...

The CCC and State Parks

State parks are an incredible resource for anyone willing to visit them, but where did they come from? How did they start? Join park staff for a look...

Trail Care

We need your help on National Public Lands Day! Raccoon Creek State Park has over 44 miles of trails that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us as...

Tree ID Hike

Take a hike in a particularly diverse section of the forest with our naturalist educator, identifying tree species we find along the way. Please wear sturdy...

Volunteer Clean-up @ Bristol Marsh Preserve

***Registration required: Please pre-register by e-mailing Liz @ the Heritage Conservancy at ebarmach@heritageconservancy.org*** ***Meeting location:...

Walk with Friends

Join the Friends of Cook Forest for a walk along the Longfellow Trail. Along the way we’ll finish installation of a new sign commemorating the planting of...

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...

Atlatyl Action

**only for ages 12 and older A wooden handle throws a 5 foot dart and was an efficient hunting tool for early man. Adults and teens may learn about this...

A standing man with a rake and a crouching woman with a bucket next to a trail onto which they have spread gravel

Jennings Environmental Education Center is looking for volunteers to pitch in at the park in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September...

Public Lands Day Volunteer Workday

Come out and help us with some volunteer work projects around the park. There will be projects for all ages and abilities. Please pre-register by...

Fall Foliage Hike

Enjoy the sights of autumn on our Fall Foliage Hike! The hike will be along a short section of trail bordering Stephen Foster Lake. Participants will learn...

National Public Lands Day Clean-Up

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by volunteering your time to make our trails a little bit better. We'll caravan to a trail for some lopping and pruning....

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....

Understanding Elk Behavior

Mid-September through October is the elk mating season in PA. Learn to read elk behavior this fall by understanding herd dynamics, body language, and...

National Public Lands Day Yellow Creek needs You! Preregistration required

Join us for our first National Public Lands Day Event! Did you know that a number of PA wildlife are dependent on open meadows? Yet this young...

Woodpecker Walk

Join the park naturalist on an easy 1-mile walk on the Nature Trail as we talk about woodpeckers in our area, look for signs of them, and listen close to...

Amazing Adaptations

Size, shape, fur, feathers, beaks, and teeth – these features help animals survive in the wild. We will be examining why animals have developed these unique...

Conservation Conversations

It’s National Public Lands Day! That calls for appreciating our land and most importantly—how to preserve it. Everyone can pitch in to help make our...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring a camera, phone, or whatever you like to take pictures with to this scavenger hunt. Take pictures of the items on the list, return within the time...

Botanical Treasures of Jacobsburg

Registration for this program is full. Join us as we explore the park and search for early autumn flowers and changing foliage. We'll discuss the ecology of...

Bears at Boyd

Join us at the pavilion at Boyd to learn about Pennsylvania's Black Bears, including their life history and how we manage them in the state. We will discuss...

Poe Valley Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Grab a camera or cell phone for this modern scavenger hunt in the park! Find the items listed, take a picture, and report back to the park naturalist for...

Tree Identification

We will be doing a guided walk to learn the basics of tree identification. We will learn how to use a tree guide and what to look for when trying to...

Campfire is ready and waiting

Come hear some ghostly tales of love from the park. Nothing too scary, but be careful, you may just learn something new. Can you tell which ones are true...

Celestial Wildlife

Registration for this program is full. Did you know that the night sky is filled with all sorts of wildlife? Join us for this nighttime adventure as we use...

Saturday, September 26