DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, October 23

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

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. ...

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...

Otter Habitat Walk

Explore otter habitat with the park educator and learn how to identify otter tracks, scat, and other sign. Walk will be about 1-2 miles over rough and...

2021 Fall Pick up Pennsylvania at Ricketts Glen

Volunteers needed for Pick Up PA 2021 fall event in support of The International Coastal Cleanup. This is a come on your own, when you can cleanup....

Archery Basics

Have you ever shot a bow and arrow? Whether you are a seasoned pro that wants a little extra practice, or a beginner that wants to learn how to shoot a bow,...

Archery for Beginners

We offer a beginner’s program based on the National Archery in Schools Program. We provide the equipment, and you bring your focus and maybe someone else for...

Art in the Park: Chipmunks!

Do you know how long a chipmunk sleeps in a day? Or how many acorns one can gather? How about where they like to live? Come and find out the answers to all...

Beginner Archery for Kids

Registration required by Thursday, October 21st. To sign up, email Kathy at kkelchner@pa.gov. ***ages 10-15. Young people who've never tried the sport of...

Fall Foliage Hike

Red, yellow, orange, brown, violet... There are many striking colors that paint the trees at the Wildflower Reserve in autumn. Join us for a 2-mile hike...

Happy Hound & People Fall Colors Hike

Join us for a dog friendly hike on the North Shore to enjoy the fall colors and wildlife. This lovely trail offers scenic views of the park, as well as...

Kings Gap Trail Challenge!

Can you hike every trail at Kings Gap? With 25+ miles of trails throughout the property, Kings Gap has an extensive hiking system. This challenging monthly...

Tree ID Walk at Boyd

You know our trees are “Big” based on the park’s name, but do you know what kind of “Big” trees they are? Come out to learn tips and tricks for ID'ing some...

Apple Cidering

The park has lots of leftover apples from the Fall Festival, and rather than have them go to waste - let's make cider. Bring empty jugs, bottles, and such...

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...

Basic Archery

Learn how to use a recurve bow, longbow, and compound bow in this basic archery class. Program for ages 8 and up. Registration required for this program,...

From Grain to Bread

Explore delicious breads that are tied to local trailblazer history! Look for the Gristmill Baker, Stan Malecki, and his crew, and join them for recipes and...

Pole Steeple Picnic

Meet at the Pole Steeple Parking Lot at the backside of Laurel Lake. The trailhead is across the road in the Michaux State Forest. Bring sturdy hiking shoes,...

Snakes Craft and Reptile Activity Books: Campground Amphitheater

Learn about the different species of snakes found in Pennsylvania. Which ones are venomous and how to tell the difference? Complete a craft and activity book.

Atlatyl Action

***not suitable for anyone under age 12. Learn about this ancient weapon, then try your hand at throwing for distance and accuracy.

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Don’t Leaf Me Hanging! - A Fall Family Adventure

​​​​​​​As the weather starts to get cooler, trees begin to look different. Their leaves become new colors, fall to the ground, and they begin to conserve...

Family Craft Day: Upcycled Bird Feeders

Join the park naturalist for a fun afternoon of crafting bird feeders from upcycled plastic jugs! All supplies will be provided. Each family group/individual...

Poe Paddy Hike to Ingleby View!

Looking for an invigorating fall hike? Want to really experience those changing colors and falling leaves? Join the park naturalist on a 4 mile hike up Poe...

Volunteer Work Day at Wildflower Reserve

Raccoon Creek State Park needs volunteers to help with park improvement projects at the Wildflower Reserve. Join us as we help in the upkeep of this...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Fall Colors Hike

Join the park naturalist and learn about the fall colors and what gives us the variety of colors while we hike along the Lakeside Trail.

Intro to Map and Compass

Orienteering is the skill of finding your way on a course using a map and compass. Come and learn the basics of how to use a compass and how to read a...

WEBB LAUNCH EVENT- JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE

The Library System of Bradford County in partnership with Mt. Pisgah State Park, Kopernik Observatory & Science Museum, Girl Scouts of NY Penn Pathways, and...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Lots of Leaves! - Walk and Craft

Where did that leaf come from? Take a walk with the park naturalist to learn to identify trees by their leaves and make leaf rubbings to take home. Wear...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Caves and Karst:  The Formations Beneath Our Feet

2021 is the International Year of Caves and Karst. Attend this program to learn more about local karst topography and how to conserve the formations that...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

Come explore the environmental and cultural connections of the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. The success of our timed ticket event last year has...

Mountain Movie Night

Join us for an evening full of family fun! Kick off Mountain Movie Night at 5pm with pumpkin carving and a Story Walk. At 7:30pm, the feature film...

Sunset Tour of Point State Park

Join park staff for a tour of the park that will end right before the sun begins to set. We will talk about some of the lesser-known history of the land at...

Virtual: Bats are Blind?

Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature from October 24 – 31, 2021. Celebrate Bat week a day early by joining us on...

Who Goes There?

Join the park naturalist on a hike to learn about owls. You may even get to hear some during the hike.

Skies of Sinnemahoning - Stargazing

Experience the wonder of the park at night! Learn October constellations through a laser-guided tour of the night sky. If weather conditions permit,...

Saturday, October 23