DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, October 8

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. ...

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

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

The Eastern Hemlock, our state tree. Have you ever smelled the hemlocks’ needle and imagined taking a step back in time when Penn’s Woods nearly covered the...

Join the Park Naturalist for birdwatching action as part of the 2021 Bird Watcher’s Digest: Big Sit! The Big Sit is an international non-competitive...

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...

This is a Virtual Program You hear them out and about as you sit around the campfire. Join our park naturalist as we discuss the critters that go bump in...

As winter approaches, locals and visitors are anticipating being able to spot Snowy Owls in and around the park. To learn more about them and what brings...

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

The hills are alive with the sound of elk! 2021 marks the 108th anniversary of elk being reintroduced to Pennsylvania. This program will educate you on the...

2pm
Virtual Event

Did you know that there are two seperate meteor showers in October? Join park staff for a short program about the upcoming Draconid and Orionid meteor...

Join park staff for this scientific exploration of the forest told through an age appropriate story! In this session for learners in Preschool-Kindergarten...

Bring along the whole family for an easy, 1 mile, out-and-back hike to take in the beauty of the Laurel Ridge during the autumn. This program is free but...

Bring the kids and learn how to use bunoculars to identify PA songbirds. in addition, there will be a Do-It-Yourself pinecone birdfeeder craft to help the...

Celebrate Halloween in the Crooked Run Campground! Campers are encouraged to decorate their sites with halloween or autumn decor! Hayrides will be offered...

Join us at Sizerville State Park as we observe a short film on Pennsylvania Black Bear as well as the management practices used to better understand the...

rocks and minerals made easy and alive. Free family packets of common rocks and minerals.

Spooky Night Halloween Decorating Competition at Cook Forest Ridge Camp hosted by the Friends of Cook Forest. Join the fun of competing & judging campsite...

Please bring your chairs, blankets, and your best animal call imitation to the Ridge Camp Park Amphitheater for an evening of animal calls. Join the park...

Enjoy watching this early evening meteor shower over Black Moshannon Lake. The Draconids is a small meteor shower with only 5-10 meteors per hour, but it...

Come hear about the Native Americans that called the area around Cowan’s Gap home at one point. Learn a little about their histories, culture and their fates.

Are you smarter then a crow? Join the park naturalist for a talk about these bird's brains and all the interesting things they can do. See if you can solve a...

Want to see local predators in their natural habitat? Join local predator calling experts for an evening at Mt. Pisgah State Park. Participants will meet at...

The Draconids are coming! The peak of the Draconids Meteor Shower is early October! As the Earth intersects with the orbit of dust particles left behind by...

Friday, October 8