DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, May 30

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...

Family Fishing

Join park naturalist for a fun day of fishing at Goddard State Park. Equipment will be provided. Registration is limited to 20 participants. To register...

Kayak 101

Join the park naturalist for this entry-level kayaking course covering safety, equipment, strokes, wet exits and assisted rescue techniques. Participants can...

Yoga on the Beach

Join yoga instructor, Tawnia Converse, for a morning yoga session on Lake Jean Beach. No experience required and bring your own mat or towel. **Please...

BYOK Morning Wildlife Kayak/Canoe Paddle Preregistration is required

Join us a morning wildlife paddle on the lake to explore the inlets and around the dam to look for wildlife. You will need to bring your own kayak or...

Frances Slocum Trail Walk

We'll walk the Frances Slocum Trail looking for interesting bits of nature along the way. Registration is required. To sign up, email kkelchner @pa.gov or...

Hammond's Rocks Hike

Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Enjoy Memorial Day weekend by hiking the trails. Join Kings Gap Staff for this...

Memorial Weekend Paddle

Explore the lake with us by boat! Bring your own kayak, canoe, SUP, etc. for a guided tour. We will discuss plant and animal life while paddling. Exact...

Nature Walk

Join us for a walk on the General Kane Trail a 1.6 mile trail that’s rated easiest hiking. Participants must wear a mask and practice social distancing....

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...

Fish for Free Day

No license needed for these special days! Stop by to borrow fishing rods & reels. Participants must obey all PA Fish & Boat Commission Rules! Meet near the...

VIRTUAL Bygone Town of Ricketts Tour

This program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams; it will NOT take place face-to-face in the park. Take a virtual photo tour of the bygone lumber...

All About Owls

Bring the family out to learn about the owls that live in our area. ** no live birds Face coverings are required at all park programs and social distance...

Eagle & Osprey Watch with Wildlife Photographer Preregistration required

Anthony Fraiser is a well known local wildlife photographer of ospreys and eagles in Westmoreland and Indiana County. Join us for an afternoon of learning...

Frog Pond Fun

Spend the afternoon exploring the Frog Pond! You’ll have the chance to discover the diverse species found at our pond such as frogs, tadpoles, salamanders, &...

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...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Grab a camera and search for all the items on the scavenger hunt list! Get your list at the picnic table in front of the Environmental Learning Center. ...

Long-tailed Salamander

Come along to learn about a fascinating group of amphibians: salamanders! After a short walk, we will comb over a forest stream in search of these elusive...

Starting a Rock and Mineral Collection

Kid's With Their Family Program! The basics of rocks and minerals. Collection starter packs provided to families.

History Hike at Poe Paddy!

Get ready for a nice walk on the John Snyder Trail, and through the Poe Paddy Tunnel to discuss how this beloved park came to be! Be prepared for a fairly...

Tree ID Walk

Join us on a short hike (0.5 miles) to learn about some of different trees at Raccoon Creek State Park. Participants will learn how to identify trees and the...

Pennsylvania Spiders; Facts, Fears and Fantasy

Except for their webs, they usually go unnoticed. What do they do with their spare time?

Sunset Paddle

Take part in our first paddle of the season. Registration is required for this program, please call 570-676-0567 to register. Please wear waterproof...

Spiny Oak-slug Moth

Grab your flashlight and hit the trail on a night hike! Tag along with the park naturalist as we walk through the woods to check out a small pond and discuss...

Ultraviolet Night Hike

Ever wonder what the bog looks like when we can see ultraviolet light? Take a hike with blacklights to find out! Learn about night florescence during...

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...

Sunday, May 30