DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, May 15

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: State Parks Bioblitz Competition

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...

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 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...

Self-Guided Spring Wildflower Walkabout

Wildflowers have been admired for their beauty and usefulness as foods and medicines for many generations. Every wildflower, from the elegant lady’s slipper...

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...

SELF-GUIDED NATURE WALK - Discover Double Run Nature Trail.

Follow a woodland trail and discover the rich biodiversity found in a northern hardwoods forest. An interpretive brochure will guide you along the trail to...

Saturday Morning Birding Series

Saturday Morning Birding Walks at Hills Creek Saturdays in April and May All 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Hills Creek State Park Office prior to 8am...

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...

Bring your own Kayak: Hopewell Lake

Mornings are the best time for looking for critters on the lake. Join the park naturalist as we have a leisurely saturday morning paddle on Hopewell lake. We...

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....

Wonderful World of Warblers

Warbler migration is at full peak! Join park naturalist Rob Bergstresser in search of these stunning and fascinating neo-tropical birds. Warblers can be...

Beginner Fishing

Give fishing in Hills Creek Lake a try by joining park staff for a two hour introduction to fishing. All gear and tackle will be provided and no license is...

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...

Dark Hollow Hike

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...

Garlic Mustard, invasive plant

Forbes State Forest is seeking volunteers to help pull invasive garlic mustard to help promote the growth of native wild plants in the Linn Run Valley....

Saturday Morning Bird Walks

It’s May & that means BIRD is the word at Bald Eagle! Join the park naturalists for leisurely morning walks to spot birdlife currently in the park. Each week...

Volunteer Day

We need volunteers! Spring is here and we need all of the help we can get to prepare for our summer season. Join us for one or both days to help us keep this...

Warbler Walk

Warbler Walk – Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Pleasant Valley Non-motorized Launch Area (South Shore) - Moraine Come out and enjoy a spring...

Woodsy Owl Volunteer Day

Please register online or by calling the park office. Meet at the Furnace Stack Pavilion at 8:45am to sign in. COVID-19 guidelines must be followed. Social...

Beavers for Kids

**ages 3-5. Little ones and their grownups can learn about beavers through hands on activities, story, and simple craft. Face coverings are required for...

Discover the Tiadaghton

Tiadaghton State Forest is made up of over 146,000 acres of forest, water, mountains, and valleys, with history and recreational opportunities around every...

Eastern Towhee

Practice your bird ID skills while completing this fun, family oriented bird search! Stop by the park office any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm on...

Friends of Cook Forest Series: Garlic Mustard Pull

Garlic mustard is an invasive species that is threatening native plants of Cook Forest. It is a highly shade tolerant biennial herb that spreads quickly. ...

Mother's Day Wildflower Walk

Join the park naturalist for a walk on the trails of Mt Pisgah State Park. The walk is geared to beginner botanists and people who want to learn more about...

Eastern Blubirds

Join us for a history about bluebirds, a look inside a nesting box and information on how to monitor your own boxes. This program will be led by Nockamixon...

Wildflower Walk

Take a short hike on the Sleepy Hollow Trail to see the spring wildflowers growing at Black Moshannon State Park. The trail may have a few wet spots, and...

World Rivers Day: Exploring Creek Critters

Celebrate World Rivers Day with your DCNR Park Naturalist by taking a closeup and personal look at life below the surface of our streams. We will learn about...

Spring Wildflower Walk with Melissa Reckner Preregistration is required

Join us for a spring wildflower walk at Yellow Creek State Park with Master Naturalist Coordinator, Melissa Reckner from Penguin Court, Brandywine...

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Pickup Day

Pick up for pre-ordered plants will be held on Saturday May 15 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM outside the center's maintenance building. COVID-19 safety protocols...

Frogs & Polliwogs

Join the springtime search for frogs and polliwogs! Along this walk you will learn to identify frogs by shape and sound. Also, dicover the unique habitat...

Stream Discovery Day

Let's see what we can catch in the creek! Historic Pidcock Creek was and is still the main source of power for the Thompson-Neely Grist Mill. Grab your...

Wonderful Weather - DiscoverE program

In this hour long program for younger children and their parents/guardians/care-givers, we will have some fun exploring the outdoors and nature. During this...

Amphibian Round-Up

What is an amphibian? And where can we find them around Poe Valley? Come out to find out! We'll be meeting in the grassy area near the campground mooring...

Beginner Fishing

Give fishing in Hills Creek Lake a try by joining park staff for a two hour introduction to fishing. All gear and tackle will be provided and no license is...

Discover the Tiadaghton

Tiadaghton State Forest is made up of over 146,000 acres of forest, water, mountains, and valleys, with history and recreational opportunities around every...

Eagle & Osprey Watch

Who doesn’t love seeing a wild bird of prey!? Visit the naturalist at any time this afternoon to learn more about these magnificent birds & maybe even spot...

Kids Nature Walk

Celebrate the 11th annual Kids to Parks Day by joining a family friendly nature walk on the General Kane Trail. Meet in the overflow parking lot....

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...

Spring Wildflower Photo Tour

Get tips and tricks on how to photograph the beautiful spring wildflowers growing at Black Moshannon State Park, while discovering how to id them. Bring any...

The Frances Slocum Story

The park naturalist will tell the story of Frances Slocum, the Lost Sister of the Wyoming Valley. Face coverings are required for all park programs and...

Upcycled Art: Jewelry Bouquet

Spring cleaning includes your jewelry box. Breathe new life into old or broken jewelry! Bring your creativity as Brenda Allen shows the art of upcycling....

Spring Migratory 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...

Wonderful Weather - DiscoverE program

In this hour long program for younger children and their parents/guardians/care-givers, we will have some fun exploring the outdoors and nature. During this...

Bird Box Checkup

Help the park naturalist check the bird boxes fro signs of nesting and or egg laying. Learn which birds use the boxes, best locaton for boxes and ways to...

(Virtual) Spotted Lanternflies

Be advised that this program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and will not take place face to face at Little Pine State Park. Join the park...

Black Bear Talk

How big can these bears get? And how likely are you really to see them while camping in Poe Valley? Come talk black bears with the park naturalist at the...

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...

Someday Salamanders

Spotted Salamander larva/tadpoles have left the egg mass and have begun their tiny lifes in the wetland. Come and explore what their habitat is and what...

Evening Amphibian Hunt

Night time is the right time for amorous amphibians. After a short lecture, we will capture, identify and release amphibians. Please wear shoes that can...

Nightscape Photo Workshop

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

Saturday, May 15