DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, May 1

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: State Parks Bioblitz Competition

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of our participating parks from May 1 - May 31 and...

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...

State Parks Bio Blitz

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of participating parks from May 1st- May 31st and...

State Parks: Self-Guided BioBlitz

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of participating parks from May 1st- May 31st and...

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...

Grasshopper Sparrow

The diverse habitat around Archbald Pothole State Park means a diverse population of birds. Join the park naturalist for a long morning of birding to...

Self-Guided: State Park Bio Blitz

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of participating parks from May 1st- May 31st and...

Self-Guided: State Park Bio Blitz

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of participating parks from May 1st- May 31st and...

Self-Guided: State Park Bio Blitz

Join us for the month of May as we discover the diversity of wildlife in our State Parks! Visit any one of participating parks from May 1st- May 31st and...

Global Big Day Birding Walk

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...

Pymatuning Shoreline Cleanup

Calling all volunteers! Join park staff and the Friends of Pymatuning State Park for this shoreline cleanup event. Free camping is available on Friday, April...

Bird Walk

Avid birder and wildlife photographer, Thomas Buehl Jr., will lead a bird walk on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8:00 am. The walk will begin at Locust Lake State...

Bird Watch At The Beach

Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted with birds that migrate through or inhabit central Pennsylvania. Please bring your...

Guided Spring Bird Walk

Join DCNR conservation volunteer Dave Kruel and park staff for a guided bird walk to look for warblers and other spring migrants in the park. Sturdy shoes,...

Saturday Morning Birdwatching

Spring is here and so are the birds! Join us every Saturday for the month of May for a stroll around the park watching and identifying a our feathered...

Birding along the Trail

Grab your binoculars and join us to learn more about our feathered friends. Participants will learn the basics of birding, basic binocular use, and...

Birding with Baird

*All ages welcome! Adults and Families who are interested in learning to bird* Early birds get the worm! Join Baird Ornithological Club for a morning bird...

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....

BYOKayak

Join a naturalist for a guided paddle onto the lake. A variety of areas and topics will be explored. All participants need to supply their own equipment and...

Bird Walk for Beginners

Beginning birders and families are invited to join park staff fo a guided bird walk to look for spring migrants in the park. Sturdy shoes, water and...

Bygone Town of Ricketts Tour

Discover where the lumber town of Ricketts used to stand and learn some history along the way! Good boots are recommended for walking. Please bring your...

West Highland Terrier

We will hike the Appalachian Trail north to Hosack Trail, then return on Locust Gap Trail. The entire hike will be seven miles and last three hours. Bring...

Family Fishing at Perry Monument

Join park educators for a fun family morning of fishing on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Participants will be introduced to the SMART angler...

Friends Trail Day

Join the Friends of Ridley Creek State Park trail crew on their monthly trail maintenance excursions where they care for park trails, remove invasive plants...

From Riches to Rags to Riches: A Logging History Hike

The Tiadaghton State Forest has a deep, rich history of logging, with evidence that is still scattered throughout the area. Fortunes made and lost, towns and...

Six Penny Cleanup

On Saturday May 1st, 2021 we will be holding "after earth day" six penny cleanup event. The event is an ongoing project to help refurbish the Six Penny Day...

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...

Awesome Amphibians!

Join park naturalist Rob Bergstresser as we visit some of Beltzville State Park’s unique vernal pools, which are home to various breeding amphibians. We’ll...

Dog Wagging Good Time Hike is cancelled.

You and the Pup want to stretch your legs? Join us for a relaxing hike from the Yellow Creek State Park Day Use with the park educator, Lisa Meadows. The...

Wild Strawberry Along Towpath

***Registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: Tinicum Park, 963 River Rd.,...

FULL: Chapman-Hearts Content Stone Points Knap-In

Join us for a trip back in time to witness the art of creating Arrowheads and other Native American skills. Learn about primitive life through hands-on...

Salamander Sally

The salamanders are out! Meet for a short lecture on PA salamanders, then search for salamanders for identification and release. Tanks provided.

Walk on the Paved Path

Join us as we walk to the swamp and beyond, looking for interesting creatures along the way. Registration is required. To sign up, email kkelchner@pa.gov or...

Buttermilk Falls, Lehigh Gorge State Park

Join a park naturalist and DCNR Professional Geologist Supervisor, Sim Suter for a discussion about waterfalls. Along the tour we will take a closer look at...

Beaver Walk

Take a short hike to see a beaver lodge up close, then make your own beaver lodge to take home. Spots are limited for this program. Register by clicking...

VIRTUAL Saturday Morning Brunch-and-Learn: A cicada circus!

As spring blooms all around us, some of our favorite six-legged summer friends emerge from their winter dens underground. Soon cicada song will fill the hot...

Invasive Species - Spotted Lanternfly

Join park staff to learn about the Spotted Lanternfly - an invasive insect species. We will talk about how to identify it and what to do if you see one. We...

Pure Maple Syrup

Do you love maple syrup on your pancakes and waffles? Did you ever wonder how it's made? In this presentation you will learn techniques that have been used...

Searching for Salamanders

Let's go looking for these slippery critters and see what we find. All equipment provided Registration is required. To sign up, email kkelchner@pa.gov or...

Vernal Pool Exploration!

What is a vernal pool? What animals call this spot home? Join the park naturalist on a short hike (no more than 1 mile) out to some vernal pools in the park....

Arbor Day Hike

Saturday, May 1, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Celebrate Arbor Day with a hike through the forest. Along the way, we will...

Brightbill Interpretive Center Open House

There will be a limit on the number of visitors inside the center at one time. Mask are required Please join us for an Open House Celebration. Enjoy the...

Family Fun Hike: Signs of Spring

Join a park educator for this Spring Family Hike in the Nolde Forest. Geared for families with young children and/or older siblings, we will spend time...

Spring Bird ID

Join us on a nature walk as we observe returning migratory song birds! The nature walk is a 2.5 mile loop on a relatively level trail within Sizerville State...

Invasive Species - Spotted Lanternfly

Join park staff to learn about the Spotted Lanternfly - an invasive insect species. We will talk about how to identify it and what to do if you see one. We...

Moonrise over the lake

Limit of 40 participants, first come basis. Face masks are required during all educational programs. Join the park naturalist as he looks at those spooky...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Around the World in 80 Minutes

In the United States the Greek Constellations and their associated mythological stories are the most well-known. However, for thousands of years humans of...

Saturday, May 1