DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, September 4

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...

DiscoverE: Tales for Tots

Our popular Tales for Tots program returns with all new explorations! Join us for story time followed by nature activities for preschoolers ages 3-5. Each...

First Friday Walks

Join us for First Friday Walks at Pinchot. Led by the park naturalist, explore the trails in the Conewago Day Use area on an approximately 1.5-hour easy...

Fossil Hunt

Join us for a fossil hunt at the campground. We will be learning what types of fossils you can find in PA and how old they can be. We will meet at the...

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...

Basic Archery

Learn how to use a recurve bow, long bow and compound bow. Registration and pre-payment is required for this program, please call Alison at 570-676-0567 to...

Nature Hike

Discover nature around the park! Meet in front of the visitor center. Limit 6 participants or 6 family groups. Please call (814) 778-5467 to sign up. We...

Dragonfly by Binoculars Bring Your Own Kayak Tour preregistration required

Are you curious about Dragonflies? Do you enjoy kayaking? Bring your own kayak and join us for a kayak tour to explore dragonflies on the lake. You must...

Fossil Hunt

Join us for a fossil hunt at the campground. We will be learning what types of fossils you can find in PA and how old they can be. We will meet at the...

Civilian Conservation Corps of Hyner Run

This program will focus on the history of the Great Depression, life during the Civilian Conservation Corps times, and some of the work that happened in the...

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,...

Jelly Tasting

Come on over to the park office (outside) to sample some jellies made from nature. We’ll chat about anything from trees to black bears. This program is come...

Know You Trees

Trees brighten our everyday! When you look in your yard, and see the trees that beautify it, do you ever wonder what species they are? same goes for a nature...

Civilian Conservation Corps of Little Pine

This program will focus on the history of the Great Depression, life during the Civilian Conservation Corps times, and some of the work that happened in the...

Mobsters, Murders, and Millionaires, the Hidden History of Milford Mills

**This is a make up event few spots open** Learn about the hidden history of Milford Mills. We will met at the outdoor classroom. From there we talk about...

Birding by Boat (BYOB: Bring Your Own Boat)

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: Giving Pond Recreation Area,...

Science in September Series

The park educator will be holding Family Fridays this month for folks with elementary/middle school aged children. Families will stay as a group for a short...

Critters of Poe Lake!

Today is World Wildlife Day! Come out and talk with the park naturalist about the wildlife you can see around Poe Lake to celebrate the day! Registration is...

Moonlight Paddle

Join the park naturalist for a moonlight paddle. Participants must have their own kayak or canoe and gear. Ages 15+. Dress for the weather and bring a 360...

Reptiles and Amphibians

Many different reptiles and amphibians inhabit PA. Turtles, snakes, lizards, toads, frogs, and salamanders, come learn about these interesting critters. ...

Sunset Paddle

Enjoy the sunset over Black Moshannon Lake while paddling! Bring your kayak or canoe to paddle on the lake while discovering interesting facts about the...

Sunset Paddle

Join us on the water as we transition from day to night and hopefully catch a colorful sunset. You will need to bring your own kayak or canoe with a PA Boat...

Turkey Vulture Trivia

These birds are often viewed as disguising, dirty, and ugly critters of the natural world. They are important members of nature’s clean up crew though. Come...

Campfire Stories

Why not kick off your Labor Day weekend with stories near a fire? Both humorous and mystical tales will be spun for your enjoyment. Guitars and other...

Finding the Constellations

Come join the park naturalist as he gives you tips to find the constellations and shares stories about how and why they were named. Afterwards we will head...

Great Plains

Giant herds of gazelles, caribou, and wildebeests are pursued by predators such as wolves and lion. Please maintain a six foot social distance from people...

Moonlit Paddle

Join us for a moonlit paddle on Lake Marburg. We will launch from the Hoff Rd. Boat Launch and explore the nearby coves, and see what is out and about on the...

Nocturnal Animals

Crawl into the night with us in the East Area of the park as we discuss the awesome adaptations that different animals have! We will discuss some nocturnal...

Cooners & Cream

Please bring your spotlights to enjoy some tasty ice cream before we take a driving tour to “night bandit” hotspots in the park. One never knows what we’ll...

Full Moon Walk

Come on out to the Doubling Gap Lake as we seach the night sky for celestial objects. We will also be listening for wildlife until the moon begins to rise a...

Night Hike

Experience the park after dark with a nighttime hike. We’ll look and listen for strange night sights and sounds, and learn how to identify them. If the sky...

Friday, September 4