DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, May 22

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...

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...

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....

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...

Pennsylvania Songbirds Educator Workshop

Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Developed by DCNR’s Bureau of State Parks, Audubon Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Game Commission,...

Pulling Together: World Biodiversity Day Hike

Invasive plants pose a huge threat to the biodiversity of native flora and fauna in ecosystems throughout the world. Celebrate WORLD BIODIVERSITY DAY by...

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...

Virtual Program:  Adaptation Artistry

This is a virtual program. Explore the world of birds to find how they are adapted to living in certain habitats. Get creative and create a bird during...

Hike the FXK Trail

The Francis X. Kennedy Ski trail is one of Tiadaghton State Forest’s most northern trails, and is named after the late former district manager, Francis...

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...

Spring Hike

Join us along the Creek Trail for a spring hike to look for wildlife. Please wear proper hiking shoes, as this trail can be very muddy in places. Please...

Vernal Pools and Wildflowers at Erie Bluffs

Enjoy a morning of hiking throughout various parts of Erie Bluffs State Park on Saturday May 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. as we explore vernal pools and...

Exhibit: 100 Years of Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.  A new educational exhibit showcasing the history of the park will be on display from May...

Trail Trivia

Come out for a family-fun adventure! Take a self-guided stroll along Deer Trail where we posted questions to test your knowledge of our wildlife – see how...

Insect Investigations - 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...

Crazy for Cicadas!

What’s all the buzzzzzzzz about? Join us as we welcome back cicada Brood X for the first time in 17 years! Periodic cicadas are fascinating insects, with a...

American Toad

Who's hopping around Venango County? This interactive, family-oriented program will have us discovering what it means to be a frog or toad, learning which...

Kids Nature Walk

**ages 6-12 Young people will head out on an adventure looking for interesting plants and animals along the way. Wear shoes that can get wet. Registration...

Let's Talk Turtles!

May 23rd is World Turtle Day!! We have at least 5 different turtle species here in Poe Valley, can you identify them all? Join the park naturalist as we talk...

Porky Porcupines

How many quills does a porcupine have? How fast can they run? Come to this fun program to find out the answers and more! Make a porcupine to take home. ...

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...

Venomous Snakes of PA

Venomous Snakes of PA – Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Pavilion #7 McDanel’s Launch Area (North Shore) - Moraine Join the park naturalist to...

Vernal Pool Walk

Join the park naturalist on a visit to some of the park’s vernal pools. We are going to learn about why vernal pools are important, what they look like, and,...

Spring Hike with a Forester Preregistration required

Join PSU Forest Extension Educator, Calvin Norman, on a tree hike. Last spring is a great time to view our trees coming into their full beauty. The...

Bug Hunt

Join us while we take a closer look at bugs or more scientifically, arthropods. We will then try and catch some of these creatures for an up-close...

Eagles - Masters of the Sky

By now, the eaglets have hatched! We'll find out about biomagnification and view our resident bald eagles through our spotting scope. Binoculars and scope...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring a camera, phone, or tablet to the Campground Beach and take part in a family-fun scavenger hunt! See if you can find everything on the list to take a...

Stream Study for Macroinvertebrates

Ever wonder what species are in our local streams besides fish? Join us at Sizerville State Park as we discover what Macroinvertebrates share an ecosystem....

Insect Investigations - 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...

Wood Warbler Walk

Small, colorful birds are singing in the trees tops. Learn some warbler songs, use some binoculars, and enjoy a walk on Pipeline Trail.

Intro to Wildlife Tracking Preregistration required

Join Wildlife Conservation Officer from the PA Game Commission, Ned Kimmel, to learn about wildlife tracking. This outside program will be focused on...

Fly Fishing:  The History and Basics of the Sport

Join Trout Unlimited members as they share their love of fly fishing. Displays of equipment and flies as well as casting demonstrations will be offered. ...

Woodpecker Walk

Join the park naturalist on an easy 1-mile walk on the John Snyder Trail as we talk about the woodpeckers in our area, look for signs of them, and listen...

Story Time

Children and their families are invited to join us at the Campground Amphitheater for story time. Books relating to nature, animals, and/or the region will...

Bald Eagles in Whipple Dam

Recently, Bald Eagles have been seen at Whipple Dam. The Park will be holding an in-person program on Bald Eagles at 7 pm on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The...

Bedtime Stories

All are welcome to join in the stories of the day's adventures from the 10 and younger. Families and friends can gather at the amphitheater and learn about...

Drive-In Night Sky Watch

Join Tom Traub, Project Director for the Martz Observatory, and learn the essentials of stargazing. The planets Venus, Mercury, Mars, and the Moon will be...

Full Moon

Have you ever wanted to hike along Lake Nockamixon under the magical glow of the full moon? This is your chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of this...

Old Growth Forests

Join the park naturalist to learn about topics about old growth forests such as the history that many of these forests went through and some of the threats...

Amphibian Night Hike

The night forest is full of life. Take a night hike on the Creek Trail to search for amphibian night life. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a...

Saturday, May 22