DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, October 9

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...

Fall Clean-Up

Join the Friends of Codorus State Park as they help get the park ready for winter! Grab a friend and meet at Pavilion # 1. There are two sessions 9AM-11AM...

Project WILD: Educator Workshop

Project WILD is an interdisciplinary environmental education curriculum which focuses on wildlife. This workshop is open to all educators who work with...

Digital Photography Walk

Do you want to improve the quality of your outdoor digital photos? If yes, join guest instructor Kit Kindred and learn how to use the Rule of Thirds, depth...

Forbes Fall Foliage Auto Tour

Explore some of Forbes State Forest’s best fall foliage from the car* during this guided, driving tour of the Mt. Davis and Blue Hole tracts of the forest....

Historic Walking Tour (Self Guided)

Pre-registration is required for this annual event, hosted in partnership with the Newtown Historic Association. You are invited to a self-guided walking...

Intro to Kayaking

Beginners only! Are you new to kayaking and don't know where to begin? If you are thinking about getting into kayaking, join us for a crash course in the...

Orienteering for Beginners

Saturday, October 9 2021 Timeslots: 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM Orienteering is the skill of navigating a course using a map and...

Volunteer Trail Work with Moraine Preservation Fund

Volunteer Help Needed! Moraine Preservation Fund will be hosting a trail maintenance project on the Sunken Garden Trail in the South Shore area of Moraine...

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...

Orienteering for Beginners

Saturday, October 9 2021 Timeslots: 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM Orienteering is the skill of navigating a course using a map and...

Van Wagner will perform at the 8th annual First Fork Festival October 9, 2021

Celebrate the history and culture of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Valley with local authors, artists and artisans showcasing their talents amidst a backdrop...

Goin' Nutty! - A Native Nut Hike

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...

Migratory Raptor Watch on Flat Rock

Hike up the Flat Rock Trail where the park naturalist will be waiting up top with a spotting scope and binoculars for anyone to get an opportunity to see...

Muddy Creek Oil Field Living History Exhibit

Muddy Creek Oil Field Living History Exhibit - Saturday, October 9, 2021 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Park Road - Moraine State Park Come see a restored oil...

Reeds Gap Annual Fall Fest!

Join park staff and local groups and volunteers for a day of old fashioned fun in the park! The festival runs from 11am-3pm. Enjoy seasonal treats like...

Fall Leaves Hike

Explore the park while enjoying and learning about some of our trees! Meet in front of the visitor center.

Fall Clean-Up

Join the Friends of Codorus State Park as they help get the park ready for winter! Grab a friend and meet at Pavilion # 1. There are two sessions 9AM-11AM...

Fall Foliage Hike

Enjoy the sights of autumn on our Fall Foliage Hike! Join Mount Pisgah State Parks Environmental Education Specialist and a special guest speaker for a short...

Fall Foliage Kayak Float

Fall Foliage Kayak Float – Saturday, October 9, 2021 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – McDanel’s Boat Launch Area (North Shore) - Moraine As daylight shortens and...

Orienteering for Beginners

Saturday, October 9 2021 Timeslots: 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM Orienteering is the skill of navigating a course using a map and...

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...

Van Wagner Performance

Singer, songwriter, and educator Van Wagner will present songs and tales of the history of North Central Pennsylvania. Fun and entertaining for all ages. ...

Orienteering for Beginners

Saturday, October 9 2021 Timeslots: 10:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM Orienteering is the skill of navigating a course using a map and...

A Day in the Life: Western PA's Pioneers

Join the park naturalist for a look inside the life of the early settlers of the area. We will look at several aspects of their lives from daily activities...

Chronic Wasting Disease

This disease has posed as a risk to Pennsylvania’s White-Tailed Deer and elk herd for years now. How does CWD affect our Cervids? Come join our program to...

Fall Backpacking Trip

Up for a Fall adventure? If you are, we'll spend 2-3 hours Saturday afternoon backpacking to a camping site, set up camp, hang out around a fire, do a little...

Poetry in the Park

Come and sharpen your poetry skills while finding inspiration among the beautiful fall foliage. Join guest instructor Rebecca Ferraro to learn and practice...

Skunks - What's the Big Stink?

Join Liz Gilpin as she share her love of skunks and meet Peepers, her pet skunk.

Fall Migration Watch from Pole Steeple

The trailhead is across the road in the Michaux State Forest. Bring sturdy hiking shoes and water for the trek. Binoculars will be available for viewing....

Haunted Keystone Volunteer Meeting (Virtual)

As conditions change, park staff have made the decision to put the volunteer meetings on hold while we monitor these changing conditions and make a final...

3pm
Virtual Event
Cuentos en Español para Niños

Únase a sus amigos de la Biblioteca Comunitaria de Mifflin en Nolde Forest para disfrutar de un cuento familiar en español. Escuche la historia y luego...

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 a short, easy hike on the...

 ( EVENT CANCELED ) Virtual: Snakes are Slimy?

Mark your calendars for October 9, 2021, from 6-7 pm to learn about Halloween myths and legends about snakes. Join a Park Naturalist for an informative yet...

Trunk or Treat Halloween Weekend

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

Nightscape Photo Workshop - CANCELLED

**cancelled due to forecast** Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan,...

Night Sky Adventure

Prepare to enjoy the night skies of fall and winter. Free family star charts.

Spooky Nights Halloween Decorating Competition

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

Campfire Tales: Tales of the Native Americans

Come hear some Native American tales. Learn the importance of storytelling to the Native American cultures. Bring a chair or blanket and a snack if you...

Cathedral by Candlelight: History of Cook Forest Through the Eyes of an 180's Lumberjack

Please meet at the Park Office to take a walk back in time with a lumberman from the 1800’s who will lead us on a candlelit tour through the Cook Homestead,...

Pocono Legends and Ghost Stories

The Pocono Plateau is a region rich in history and lore. Please join us as we share some legends and spooky stories. Program not suitable for children age...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Shamans and Saints

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...

Saturday, October 9