DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, April 24

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...

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This year’s annual plant sale will again be online. You can order your plants by May 10. Pick-up will be held on Saturday, May 15, from 11:00 A.M. -...

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!...

Self-guided StoryWalk

Come on out for a family-friendly and self-guided story and a walk at the Nature Discovery Area. Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat will be out from...

Spring Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to find birds - but which park is the best? For this week-long (April 24-April 30) friendly event, we want...

Spring Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to find birds - but which park is the best? For this week-long (April 24-April 30) friendly event, we want...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

The library has removed this due to continued vandalism. Please stay tuned for more information about temporary story strolls. If you or someone you know...

National Let's Go Birding Day

Bring your binoculars and join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a fun morning hike to search for spring migrants along back trails. Beginners and families are...

Early Spring Bird Walk

Conservation volunteer and avid birder, David Kruel, will lead a bird walk on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:00 am. The walk will begin at Locust Lake State...

Spring Clean-Up

Join the Friends of Codorus State Park as they help get the park ready for the summer season! Grab a friend and meet at Pavilion # 1...we will provide...

Spring Wildflower Hike

Join one of Ohiopyle's interpreters on a hike to explore the best spring ephemerals Ohiopyle has to offer. The hike is short but packed with beautiful...

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....

Earth Day Volunteer Day

Registration is required by April 22. Please register online or by calling the park office. Meet at the Furnace Stack Pavilion at 8:45am to sign in. Snacks...

Earth Day Bird Walk

The weather is getting warmer, and the migrating birds are returning to the park! Celebrate Earth Day, and Go Birding Day, by joining park naturalist Rob...

Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day in the park! We will be holding several cleanup and beautification projects throughout the day. There will be projects for all ages to...

Earth Day Celebration

Join the Friends of Laurel Hill to celebrate Earth Day! Volunteers will participate in a litter pick-up at multiple locations throughout the park. Lunch will...

Earth Day Clean Up

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22! But join us on Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m. to celebrate! Help beautify the park! Various projects will include litter...

Fly Fishing 101

Have you always wanted to learn how to fly fish, but didn't know where to start? Join us for an introduction to the sport, and potentially start a lifelong...

Spring Into Action

Join our staff for our annual Earth Day park clean-up. This year, we will be focusing solely on litter clean-up along the road and trails. Due to COVID-19...

Spring Volunteer Day

Whipple Dam State Park will hold its annual Spring Volunteer Day from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The Friends of Greenwood Furnace, Whipple...

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...

Woodsy Owl

This annual volunteer day/weekend is used to spruce up the park for the coming summer season. Past projects have included leaf raking, fire ring cleaning,...

Earth Day Park/Shoreline Clean up Preregistration required.

Come celebrate Earth Day by helping us keep Yellow Creek State Park beautiful! We need volunteers to access different parts of the park to pick up litter. ...

Eagle Nest Watch

The baby eagles have hatched and are getting bigger every day! View the nest action live through binoculars or high-powered scope with the help of park staff...

Earth Day Spring Clean-up Day

Earth Day Spring Clean-up Day - Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Meet at the Park Office (South Shore) - Moraine Come join us to celebrate...

Earth Day Volunteer Work Day

Registration is required by calling the park office at 717-485-3948. You will need to choose a project to sign up for when calling. Come join us for our...

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...

National Save The Frogs Day

Frogs (like all amphibians) are tremendously important for controlling insect pests and in turn serve as building blocks in many food chains. While...

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Want to learn more about the birds around Poe Lake? Join the park naturalist as we take a short walk (about 0.5 mile) around the lake to see what flies by....

Spring Fling

Take a moderately difficult 2 mile hike through Hemlock Groves and past gushing springs. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Spring Wildflower Walk 

Program is full. Registration is closed. Spring has finally arrived and with it the long anticipated and spectacular spring wildflowers. Join park...

Spring Wildflowers - Virtual

Spring ephemeral wildflowers are proof that the greatest beauty sometimes comes in the smallest packages. Celebrate Earth Day by learning where and when to...

Earth Day Clean Up

Join us on to help beautify the park! Groups and individuals are welcome! Please BYOG - bring your own gloves and dress for the weather! We will provide the...

Spring Wildlife Walk

Join us at Ibberson Conservation Area in Halifax for a spring wildlife walk! The specific trail will be determined closer to time, but it will be between 1-2...

Virtual-Carnivorous Plants Of Black Moshannon

Find out which species of carnivorous plants live at Black Moshannon State Park. What do they eat? How do they trap prey? Join this virtual program to...

National Go Birding Day

National Go Birding Day is held on the last Saturday in April every year. To celebrate it this year, we are going to do a short bird count to see who is...

Virtual: Hills Creek Bioblitz Kickoff

How Many species can you find at Hills Creek State Park? Hundreds? Thousands? Be a part of the Hills Creek Bio-Blitz and help us discover just how many...

Birding on Lake Shore Trail

Join the staff for some birding on the Lake Shore Trail. Topics will include the different birds that live at Little Pine and also how to identify them. ...

Deer Trail Trek

Join us as we take a walk on the first part of Deer Trail, crossing the creek and making a short loop. Wear shoes that can get wet in case of muddy...

Earth Day Clean Up

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22! But join us on Saturday, April 25 at 9 a.m. to celebrate! Help beautify the park! Various projects will include litter...

Signs of Spring Walk at Sinnemahoning

Winter has finally loosened its grip on PA. Signs of spring are everywhere, especially if you know where to look. Take a walk with the park educator along...

Spring Backpacking Trip

Join us for a afternoon hike and campout in the park. We'll hike around 3-4 miles on Saturday, set up camp and return on Sunday morning. You'll need your...

Spring Clean-Up

Join the Friends of Codorus State Park as they help get the park ready for the summer season! Grab a friend and meet at Pavilion # 1...we will provide...

Sharp-lobed Hepatica

Let’s venture out and see what is in bloom! We only have a limited time to find our woodland wildflowers, so tag along with the park naturalist on this mile...

A Day in the Life of the CCC

Come join the park naturalist as he looks at the typical day of a worker in the CCC Camp here at Cowans Gap while they were building the park. Find out what...

BYOK Kayak Shoreline Clean up Preregistration required.

Thank you for helping Keep Yellow Creek Beautiful! We need your help to keep our lake and shorelines healthy and free of trash. Many of these areas are only...

Little Explorers: Frog Pond Hop

Join the park naturalist as we take a short hop to the Frog Pond to explore the wildlife that can be found there. We are going to learn all about amphibians...

Forage Plots with Local Seed Company & Waypoint Analytical

Are you interested in forage plots and how they benefit wildlife? Join staff members from Local Seed Company and Waypoint Analytical to learn more about...

Leap into Herpetology

Join naturalist, April Claus as she introduces you to reptiles and amphibians that creep and slither in the diverse habitats at Pymatuning State Park! Learn...

Spring Bird ID

Join us as we observe early returning Migratory Birds.

Tree ID Walk

Want to learn to identify the trees in your backyard? We will be taking a walk along the Mill Race Trail at Little Buffalo to learn basic tree ID. We will...

Virtual What to do with Waste, Part 4: Rethink

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is a popular mantra used in environmental circles, but we must also rethink when it comes to creating waste. Rethinking what and how...

Birding on Lake Shore Trail

Join the staff for some birding on the Lake Shore Trail. Topics will include the different birds that live at Little Pine and also how to identify them. ...

National Go Birding Day

National Go Birding Day is held on the last Saturday in April every year. To celebrate it this year, we are going to do a short bird count to see who is...

Name that Song

Birds sing frequently in the Springtime and its a perfect way of discovering the amazing variety of avian life around you, especially under a mature forest...

Bald Eagles in Greenwood Furnace

A few weeks ago, a pair of Bald Eagles have been seen in the park. They appear to be establishing a territory and future nesting site. The Park will be...

Letters to Earth Campfire

Bring a chair and gather around the amphitheater campfire as we discuss our Earth Day wish list. What would you ask for, clean air? clean water? more trees?...

Barred Owl

Join the park naturalist to head out and listen for the various owls that call the park home. We will begin with a short talk about owls before walking (~1...

Saturday, April 24