DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, June 13

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 - Storybook Trail at Painted Turtle Pond

Explore the habitat of Painted Turtle Pond as you read Over and Under The Pond by Kate Messner on our current storybook trail. On this self guided...

Early Morning Wildlife Float

Bring your own boat to participate in this float trip on the Middle Youghiogheny. We will meet early to have the best chance of spotting wildlife. The trip...

Story Stroll: I Know the River Loves Me

Self-Guided Story Stroll: I Know the River Loves Me, Yo se que el rio me ama, by Maya Christina Gonzalez Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors....

Butterfly Hike

This hike is aimed at ages 8 & up. Let’s celebrate pollinator month with a hike looking for butterflies! Take a leisurely 2-mile (round trip) walk with the...

Fern Walk

This program is for adult learners aged 16 & up. Registration is required due to limited space. Join park staff for an easy walk on Wood Frog Loop trail as...

Painted Trillium at RB Winter State Park

Join our park educator for a morning hike around our park. We will explore one of the park's easier trails, chatting about local wetlands and the wildflowers...

Pontoon Boat Tours on Glendale Lake (Registration required by calling the office)

Take a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Donations will be accepted for the Friends of PGSP. Children...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Dam

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Group size...

Sunday Morning Strolls

Join us as we hike the trails of Bald Eagle State Park! Please pre-register by 8:00 AM on the morning of the hike by calling 814-625-0145 or emailing...

Pileated Woodpecker Nest at WCCP (photo: gms)

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through White Clay Creek Preserve. We will explore for birds and other wildlife, trees, wildflowers,...

Art in the Park: Frog Edition

Frogs are such fascinating critters! The wood frog for example, Freezes in the winter & thaws out & hops away in the spring. Come on out to the nature center...

Wildlife Paddle

Wildlife Paddle – Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Meet at Upper 528 Boat Launch - Moraine Cool, quiet summer mornings are a great time to...

Backyard Birding

Join us at Sizerville State Park as we discover what bird species call this park home. We'll walk roughly a 2 mile loop so bring a pair of hiking boots....

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...

Friends of Kings Gap - Yoga on the Terrace

Update: **Yoga is cancelled for September 26** Maggie Stonecash leads a yoga class suitable for all levels on the terrace of the mansion every...

Salamander Safari

Join us as we hunt for the elusive salamander and discover the diversity of organisms on the forest floor along the way. All ages are welcome! This will be a...

Trail Treks with a Park Ranger: Bike and Hike

Enjoy a leisurely ride on the level Biker-Hiker Trail through the park and an energetic hike to Pole Steeple. Hike up 500 feet and ¾ miles to the overlook of...

Tree ID

Identify some of the trees found at Black Moshannon State Park, and get a tree id guide to take home. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center. We will...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Dam

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Group size...

Roaring Creek Hike

Join the naturalist from Tuscarora State Park on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 10:30 am for a hike at Roaring Creek Watershed which is North of Mount Carmel. ...

Tree ID and Craft

Take a walk on the nature trail and learn the characteristics of tress that allow us to identify them. There will be leaf rub art after the walk. Note:...

Trivia Hike: River Trail

Join our park naturalist for a walk on the River trail. Enjoy the scenery as we walk by the Rasystown branch of the Juniata River. While you walk put your...

Hear the Hammer of Forging Iron

In the Nineteenth Century, wooden pegs were used for construction because metal products were so expensive. Come see an actual blacksmith in action with this...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Dam

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Group size...

Self-Guided Tours: Mansion Open

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. The first floor will be...

Three Rivers Arts Festival

The Three Rivers Arts Festival will be back in Point State Park and downtown Pittsburgh for 2021. There will be bands playing in the evening on June 4, 5,...

A Walk Through Time - Geology Hike

The rocks around us can tell so many stories about the land that is now Raccoon Creek State Park. If we use the right tools and tactics, we can read these...

Art in the Park: Frog Edition

Frogs are such fascinating critters! The wood frog for example, Freezes in the winter & thaws out & hops away in the spring. Come on out to the beach area to...

Beaver Sign

Hey kids - learn how to be a sleuth when exploring the woods around you! We will discuss the clues the usual suspects leave behind, then go out seeking the...

Blue Ball Tavern Tours

Step back in time into an 1800s tavern in the basement of the Blue Ball Museum. Run by the Historical Society, this collection of artifacts is cared for by...

Mansion Docent Orientation

Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Would you like to spend a Sunday afternoon helping visitors learn about the...

Mansion Outdoor Tour

Join local historian, Andre Weltman, for an exterior-only presentation on the Ironmaster’s Mansion built in 1829. Topics will include the building’s...

Science in the Park: Pollinators

They flutter and buzz about, but what else do they do? Join our park naturalist as we discuss pollinators and how they are an important part of our...

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...

Pennsylvania’s Pyramids

Scattered throughout Pennsylvania and other states are strange looking stone pyramids. They weren’t the burial monuments of long lost pharaohs, but were once...

Elk Explanations

Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often...

Of Brass Bands and Base Ball!

Many think life in an industrial village was all work and no play. Far from it! The workers and their families enjoyed a variety of social activities. Come...

Spiders Of PA

Explore the world of spiders while discovering how to identify some of the common species found in Pennsylvania. Make a spider to take home. Meet at the...

Attracting Pollinators

Have you ever wondered how you can create a pollinator paradise in your own backyard? Even if you have only a balcony, come to the Butterfly Garden to learn...

World of the Beaver

Learn the history, biology, and management of this unique mammal through photos, skulls, hides, and demos. All current COVID-19 guidelines will be...

Sunday, June 13