DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, April 10

Canal Clean-up Day!

On Saturday, April 10, go out to any section of the Canal and pick up trash, debris, and anything that doesn’t allow the Canal to look its best. Both...

Download and print this image or pick up copy at park office

Now! - Two options for the Scavenger Hunt. Here is your chance to have some fun in the park in the months of March and April. There are 16 egg-shaped signs...

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your family’s mission, should you...

Self Guided - StoryWalk®: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalk® at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House"

Come to Jennings and follow a Storybook Trail featuring Habitat Sweet Habitat: Zapo the Jennings Jumping Mouse Looks for a House. Discover and read the...

Story Stroll: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors. Walk from page to page and interact with the story at each stop! The Southampton Free Library has set up a...

Saturday Morning Bird Walks

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....

Friends of Kings Gap Meeting

The Friends of Kings Gap is meeting outdoors at the pavilion in the Mansion Area. Come learn about the group and help plan activities for the...

Pruning Wild Apple Trees

Join the park naturalist and guest speakers for a guided walk and learn about pruning wild apple trees for wildlife food resources. Please wear appropriate...

Spring Thaw Hike

After a long, snowy winter, spring is getting into full swing here at Beltzville State Park! Join us for our first program of 2021 as we take an easy...

Volunteer Work Day

Kings Gap is looking for volunteers to come spending a morning helping to work on various park projects (see below). Please meet outside the Education...

Exploring Vernal Pools - NORTH

Bring the whole family along as we explore what a vernal pool is, what lurks within its waters, and why they are so special! Discover the frogs, amphibians,...

FULL- Bluebird Walk & Talk

During this program, participants will have the opportunity to learn about bluebirds & other cavity-nesting species as well as construct their own nest box...

Native Plant Garden Clean Up

We need your help! Raccoon Creek State Park has two native plant gardens that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us as we pull weeds, mulch, spread...

Spring Migratory Waterfowl - Virtual

Learn about loons, grebes, scaups, mergansers, and other waterfowl that travel through Sinnemahoning State Park during the spring waterfowl migration. ...

Virtual Introduction to Cavity Nesting Birds

Join a park educator for a virtual presentation on April 10, 2021 from 10-11am to learn about cavity nesting birds. We will cover the common species found in...

Discovery Hike

Join us for a pleasant walk this spring. We will hike Point Trail. This is a longer trail through the forest and is approximately 3 miles long. Proper...

Spring Wildlife Walk

Come out to Ibberson Conservation Area in Halifax to take a walk with us to look for spring wildlife. We will be focusing on wildflowers and birds, but will...

VIRTUAL - Solar Power at Parker Dam

The park uses solar power in several different ways - from running the campground amphitheater to running several vehicles. For those who like a DIY...

April Showers and Spring Blooms

Join park staff for an easy walk around the park to look for plants that are in bloom. We will be making note of which plant species are already blooming,...

Bioblitz at Kings Gap! Virtual How-To

Have you ever wondered how many different species of living things call Kings Gap home? So do we! To help us find out, join our bioblitz, an event where you...

Elk Country Escape Room

Escape rooms are all the rage these days and our staff has designed their own! Think you have what it takes to escape. In this free escape room our elk...

Exploring Vernal Pools - SOUTH

Bring the whole family along as we explore what a vernal pool is, what lurks within its waters, and why they are so special! Discover the frogs, amphibians,...

Finding Your Inner Child: Adult Salamander Walk Preregistration is required

Join Ed Patterson and Lisa Meadows Did you love jumping in the creek as a kid and looking for salamanders, turtles, and snakes? In this program, you will...

Green Walks

Have you ever wondered what plants stay green throughout the winter? Kinzua Bridge State Park has several interesting “greenies” for you to find along the...

Frog Pond Fun

Spend the afternoon exploring the Frog Pond! You’ll have the chance to discover the diverse species found at our pond such as frogs, tadpoles, salamanders, &...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring a camera or cell phone for this high tech scavenger hunt. Find the items on the list, take a photo, and get a prize. All children must be accompanied...

History Walk

Come out and learn the history of the Little Buffalo Valley as we take a walk and tour the historic areas of the park. We will meet at the park office at 2pm...

Virtual What to do with Waste, Part 2: Reuse

Join us for some ideas on how you can contribute to the Reuse cause. Join a Park Educator from 2PM to 3PM on Saturday April 10, 2021 for the second part of...

April Showers and Spring Blooms

Join park staff for an easy walk around the park to look for plants that are in bloom. We will be making note of which plant species are already blooming,...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring a camera or cell phone for this high tech scavenger hunt. Find the items on the list, take a photo, and get a prize. All children must be accompanied...

Signs of Spring Hike

Registration for this program is full. Looking for a way to beat the winter doldrums? Join us as we search for wildflowers, new plant growth, migrating birds...

Amphitheater: Water Quality Indicators

Stop by the amphitheater between 5pm and 8pm to learn about aquatic macroinvertebrates that are water quality indicators. Practice using an aquatic macro key...

Woodcock Walk

Check out the sky dance of the American Woodcock! The weird and wild courtship display of the American Woodcock is an interesting sight to see. We will...

Celestial Wildlife

Registration for this program is full. Did you know that the night sky is filled with all sorts of wildlife? Join us for this nighttime adventure as we use...

Saturday, April 10