DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, October 16

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Cook Forest Fall Workday

Have you been looking for a way to get involved with Cook Forest State Park? Please consider joining us for the day to help maintain the park through various...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Common Yellowthroat

Fall migration is a great time to look for birds, so spend the morning with the Park Naturalist to look for departing warblers and arriving sparrows in a...

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

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.

Adopt A Beach at Presque Isle

Adopt A Beach is back at Presque Isle, and we still need your help. Are you a local resident who enjoys visiting Presque Isle State Park? Are you proud that...

CANCELED/POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING:  PA Biodiversity Educator Workshop

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATES. Find new ways to incorporate biodiversity into your classroom! The PA...

Ashes and Iron Educational Dig

Join archaeologists, Brian and Amanda Valko Fritz as we near the end of a decade and a half of combing through the area now confirmed to be a blacksmith shop...

Science & Stories (K-2nd grade Edition)

Join park staff for this scientific exploration of the forest told through an age appropriate story! In this session for learners in K-2nd graders and...

Women in the Mountains

Are you a female outdoor enthusiast? Join us for a free day of education and creativity in one of Bradford Counties scenic treasures. Activities include swag...

Apple Festival

Come out and visit us for our annual Apple Festival! See demonstrations of cider squeezing, apple butter boiling, and corn grinding at historic Shoaff’s Mill...

Autumn Market & Encampment

Travel back in time and experience life in a Revolutionary War camp during Washington Crossing Historic Park’s annual Autumn Encampment & Market on Saturday,...

Enjoy live music while relaxing at Crafts in the Meadow.

The Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show is a fine art and craft event showcasing excellence in craftsmanship alongside a festive weekend of...

Fall Punkin' Chunkin' Festival

Howard Volunteer Fire CompanyPUNKIN’ CHUNKIN’ Fall Festivalhas fun, food, & flying pumpkins! Come spend an autumn day at Bald Eagle State Park. There will be...

Fall Tree ID Walk Preregistration is required

Join Friends of the Parks for a guided hike at Yellow Creek State Park to see the beautiful colors of Indiana County. Pennsylvania is considered one of the...

Fire Tower Tour

Enjoy a short hike to climb the historic Kooser Mountain Fire Tower. Discover the history of the tower and take in the grand view filled with fall color. ...

Halloween Science

Have fun participating in science experiments that are based on Halloween! Make spider web silk, see a bubbling potion, make a pumpkin puke, and make dancing...

Harvest Day

Harvest Day is back!!! We are so excited to be able to host our Harvest Day celebration with free fall activities, children's crafts, horse-drawn hayrides,...

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Fall Foliage Hike

Fall is in the air! The temperature is dropping, days are getting shorter, and the leaves are starting to change. Come along on an easy hike on the...

Mobsters, Murderers, and Millionaires: The hidden history of Milford Mills

Al Capone? Joseph Smith? How are some of these famous historical figures linked to Marsh Creek? Learn about the hidden history of Milford Mills. We will take...

Parker Dam’s 15th Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Float

Come celebrate the traditions of autumn. The main festival runs all afternoon with opportunities to learn heritage skills, watch folks practice their...

Colors of Fall Hike

Cancelled due to the forecast of thunderstorms. Enjoy the vibrant colors of our autumn landscape on an afternoon hike with the Park Naturalist. We will walk...

Halloween Science

Have fun participating in science experiments that are based on Halloween! Make spider web silk, see a bubbling potion, make a pumpkin puke, and make dancing...

Mad About Fall Mushrooms

Is there some fall fungus among us? You Bet! Join local mushroom expert Bill Russell as he takes us on a hike to look for fall mushrooms. Following the hike,...

Measuring and Scoring Antlers

Discover how deer and elk antlers grow, what conditions make for the largest antlers, and how to measure elk and deer antlers. Program includes hands-on...

Pinchotween

Join us for the 16th Annual Pinchotween! We are still working out the details to make our annual Halloween event as special and safe as it has been in the...

Shoaff's Mill Tours

Shoaff's Mill is an 1840's era Grist Mill that operates from May to October on weekends from 1-3pm. See a 32 ft steel waterwheel turn just as it has for over...

The Beauty of Botany

Join Dr. Susan Munch on a scientific plant-identification walk though the Nolde Forest. This is a hands-on botany walk through the woods, so please dress for...

Family Craft Time

Join us on the porch at the Visitor Center for a DCNR Conservation Volunteer-led craft for children. Each week we will have a different craft to create and...

Expand Your Pollinator Habitat!

Looking for a way to add more native plants into your garden? Join us and collect seeds from a variety of native flowers and grasses found in the park! Learn...

Vernal Ponds

What causes a vernal pond to appear during spring, yet vanish by summer? What creatures might you meet in a vernal pond? Join us to learn about these small...

History Hike

Take a walk back in time to the limekilns of a bygone era. Learn the process of making quicklime and what it was used for. See the area through the eyes of...

Art in the Park: Squirrels!

You see them scurrying through the trees and across the ground, gathering and storing away nuts for the winter time, and yelling at you if you get too close....

Goin' Nutty!

As the weather cools and leaves start to change color, fall fruits begin to ripen and you start to hear the constant “thunk” of nuts falling from the trees...

International Observe the Moon Night

Join park staff on International Observe the Moon Night to learn more about our planet's moon. We will learn about NASA's Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter and see...

Oh, Deer!

White-tailed Deer are Pennsylvania's State Mammal. After a short lecture, we'll go in search of deer. Hand-outs on deer resistant plants will be available....

Bats 'Nat

Join us to explore the amazing adaptations of these interesting flying mammals. Uncover myths about bats and discuss conservation efforts to protect this...

Autumn Campfire

Celebrate the cool autumn evenings while relaxing around a toasty campfire! We'll have a nice campfire prepared and may even lead a few sing-along songs....

Halloween Night Hike

Join us as we venture along the dark and spooky trails as we listen and strain to see the creatures of the night. We'll also learn about the nightlife in the...

Saturday, October 16