DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, May 29

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 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....

Petroleum Centre Loop Hike

Join the park naturalist on a 7 mile loop hike starting at the park office. This hike is moderate to difficult, with some steep hills and rocky sections. ...

Trekking Beltzville Series: The History Surrounding Sawmill Trail

Join park naturalist Rob Bergstresser for a 2.0-mile guided nature hike along the beautiful Sawmill Trail, formerly a stagecoach road, leading past the...

Boats & Backwaters (BYOKayak)

Let’s explore the backwaters of F.J. Sayers Lake in search of birds & other wildlife. The park will NOT be loaning equipment for this program so please bring...

Frog Races

Make an origami frog to race, while exploring the world of the frogs and toads that live in Pennsylvania. Click on the green registration button to register...

Frog Races

Make an origami frog to race while discovering interesting facts about the frogs and toads that live in Pennsylvania. Register for this fun program by...

Nature’s Nasties Walk

There are some plants and animals that are best avoided. Join us and learn how to stay safe in the outdoors from poison ivy, ticks, stinging nettles,...

Red, White & Blue Weekend

This event is tentatively planned for 2021. This event may be modified or cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting safety guidelines as...

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...

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...

Periodical Cicada - Tuscarora State Forest

The forest is pretty quiet, but not for long. After 17 years underground, Brood X is emerging with estimates in the billions! Join park staff to learn more...

Pollinator Walk

Butterflies, bees, and moths... oh my! Pennsylvania is home to many bee-utiful pollinators. We'll be taking a walk around some of our trails to learn about...

Bruce Lake Hike

Kick off National Hiking Week with an easy 2 mile hike into the Bruce Lake Natural Area! We'll hike back to Egypt Meadow Lake, searching for Lady's Slipper,...

Hike: Balanced Rock Trail

Take a walk to the beautiful Balanced Rock and learn how the geology of the area put it there. On the way we’ll learn a little about the history of the park...

Nature’s Nasties Walk

There are some plants and animals that are best avoided. Join us and learn how to stay safe in the outdoors from poison ivy, ticks, stinging nettles,...

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...

Stream Exploration

Let's see what we can catch in the creek! Identify the aquatic insects and other creatures we catch. Nets will be provided, but you can bring your own, if...

Pink Lady's-slipper

Vibrant colors and patterns are seen in the flowers we can find in the woods at Archbald Pothole State Park. Come along to learn which flowers are which and...

Boats & Backwaters (BYOKayak)

Let’s explore the backwaters of F.J. Sayers Lake in search of birds & other wildlife. The park will NOT be loaning equipment for this program so please bring...

Eagles and Osprey

Join the park naturalist to learn about these amazing raptors and possibly see some of them that call Pymatuning home. Face masks are required. Space is...

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....

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...

Fossil Discovery

A Kid's With Their Family Program. Simple ID of fossils, then kids will sift out and keep 2 replica fossils.

Turtles for Tykes

**ages 3-5 Little ones and their grownups will learn about turtles and make a simple craft. Face coverings are required for all park programs and social...

Science in the Park: Nocturnal Animals

You hear them out and about as you sit around the campfire. Join our park naturalist as we discuss the critters that go bump in the night. Meeting Location:...

American Beaver

Join the park naturalist for a late afternoon guided paddle into the northern portion of Lackawanna Lake where the Tunkhannock Creek leaves the park. As we...

Beneficial Bats for Campers

Discover the truth and benefits about PA bats. Then watch Race to Save PA Bats and learn how white-nose syndrome affects them. Meet at the...

Black Mo Jeopardy!

Are you and your friends/family up for a challenge?! Join us for a few rounds of Jeopardy after brushing up on your Black Moshannon State Park and nature...

Life and Times of Coyotes in Pennsylvania.

Coywolf? Coydog? Its history, genetics and future.

Poe Valley Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera or cell phone for this modern scavenger hunt in the park! Find the items listed, take a picture, and report back to the park naturalist for...

A Symphony of Cicadas

The emergence of the Brood X cicadas after 17 years underground is a very exciting natural event. The park naturalist will explain their life cycle and the...

Campfire Nature Jokes & Songs

Everyone enjoys a good laugh, especially after this past year. Join us at the Campground Amphitheater for an evening of family-friendly jokes and songs...

Spring Moon-lit Night Hike

Grab a flashlight and join us as we venture into the Tiadaghton State Forest to learn and explore the sounds of this Spring night on a moderate 2-mile,...

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 29