DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, October 30

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...

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.

Historical Driving Tour

Join the Environmental Educators for a historical tour of Pymatuning State Park. We will be stopping to talk about the Spillway, the Gatehouse, Westinghouse...

Big Dam Ridge Hike

Take a moderately difficult 3 mile hike and explore the forest. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Hike Kooser

Discover the unique story of Kooser State Park as we enjoy time on every trail Kooser has to offer. Learn how the park has changed over time to become the...

Howl-O-Ween Day Hike

Bring your best furry friend to kick off the Halloween weekend with a moderate, 2.5-3 mile hike in the Roaring Run tract of Forbes. Feel free to dress up (or...

Lakeside Nature Stroll

Get off the sofa and stretch your legs on a lovely lakeside stroll. We’ll stroll from the education center to the lake, then to the spillway and back along...

forest along Cabin Rd.

We need your help! Raccoon Creek State Park has two native plant gardens that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us and help us tidy up the Native...

Project WILD Educator Workshop

Project WILD is a conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. Project WILD activities can help teachers to address the PA...

Skulls, Bones, Horns and Antlers

'Twas the night before Halloween, so here on the trails, join your DCNR Park Naturalist with skulls, bones and antler tales. We will explore the osteological...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join the Discovery Center and pediatrician Alexis Lieberman as we walk around our beautiful Strawberry Mansion reservoir. The Strawberry Mansion reservoir is...

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...

Black Mo's Halloween Hooo-tenanny!

Join us throughout the day for various Halloween and nature related activities! 11:00 am to 12:00 pm- Halloween Games Play nature and science-related...

Please make sure your pup is leashed and ready for a fun exploration!

Looking to get up and active this spooky weekend but you don’t want to leave your hiking buddy at home? Grab the leash and your pup and join along on this...

Mad Scientist Saturday for Home School/Cyber School students

**grades 3-6 Registration Required by Monday, October 25th. To sign up, email Kathy at kkelchner@pa.gov. Young people are invited to join the mad scientist...

Bat Bingo!

What could be more spooky than BATS this Halloween weekend?! What kind of animal is a bat? How many species are there in Pennsylvania and what are they? Come...

Bats

"Afraid of the dark?” Bats aren't, and they have some incredible adaptations for it! Come join us to learn how these nocturnal navigators aren't so scary...

Fall Photography Tips Hike

Come learn some fall photography tips from the park naturalist and then enjoy a walk along the Lakeside Trail to practice what you have learned.

Evening Hike Legends of Presque Isle  

Hear the spooky legends of Presque Isle State Park on this 2-mile guided trail hike along Graveyard Pond Trail and Misery Bay. Hike is Saturday, October 30,...

Halloween Fest

Our popular fall family event is back, with lots of pumpkins, activities, and food. We begin at 4 pm with pumpkin carving, games and treats. From 6 to 6:30...

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...

Halloween Hike & Campfire

Saturday, October 30, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Intended for adults, come in costume for this evening hike! Test your...

Halloween Night Hike

Join us under the stars for this easy, family-friendly hike after dark to discover the sights and sounds of the park at night. Dress for the weather and wear...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Back in a time before television, internet, video games, and graphic novels there was the splendor and drama of the night sky. Gods followed their whims,...

Campfire (Share Your Story!)

Gather around the campfire in our Campground Amphitheater to share stories, past and present! Discussions will include experiences at Black Moshannon, best...

Cathedral by Candlelight

Want to experience something different this year for Halloween instead of the standard “trick-or-treaters”? Walk back in time with us into the depths of...

Finding the Constellations

Join the park naturalist at the amphitheater for a program on finding the constellations. Afterwards, we will move to the beach for a stargazing session....

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Come learn about PA’s smallest owl, the Northern Saw-whet, and how Lackawanna State Park is part of ongoing research into these secretive birds of the night....

Saturday, October 30