DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, June 27

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...

Women in the Wilds: Intro to Fly Fishing

Ladies, have you ever watched a fly fisherman execute a graceful cast and wished that you could do the same? Join members of the God’s Country Trout...

Women in the Wilds: Leather Craft

Ladies, learn the techniques used to make simple but beautiful leather craft items guided by home crafter, Cyndi Colson. Each participant will make and take...

Women in the Wilds: Outdoor Yoga

Ladies, get out of the studio and into nature to experience yoga as it was originally intended. Certified yoga instructor, Adrian White, will guide you...

Women in the Wilds: Wild Edible Plants

Ladies, join the environmental educator from Kettle Creek State Park for an informative walk through the forests and wetlands of Sinnemahoning State Park....

Pine Grove Furnace Volunteer Day

Please register online or by calling the park office. The Project will be focused on the removal of woody invasive species on the hillside above the Furnace...

Breeding Birds of Bendigo

Ever wondered what types of bird raise their young at Bendigo State Park? This is your chance to find out while learning about the specific types of habitats...

Hemlock Hike

This 2 mile difficult hike will take us to perfect hemlock habitat. Along the way we will discuss this amazing tree. We will also outline what the park is...

Morning Hike

Join our park educator for a morning hike around our park. We will explore one of the park's easier trails, chatting about whatever we find on the hike!...

Morning Stroll

Join park staff on an easy 2-mile walk along the rail trail from the White Haven (North) access area near G&A Hardware. We’ll go at a slow pace to enjoy the...

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...

Paddling Skills - Learn how to Kayak!

Come to this user-friendly class for ages 12+ that will teach basic paddling skills for first timers. Participants must be able to get in/out of a kayak...

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....

Bark in the Park: Canines for Clean Water

Bring your furry companions along to a hike around Nockamixon State Park. Meet at the Environmental Education Center for a 1-hour long hike through paved and...

Beaver Walk

Take a short hike to a beaver lodge, then make a beaver lodge to take home. The trail does have some roots and rocks across it, so please wear appropriate...

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

Sundays June 13 – Oct 24, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM Meet at Mansion Terrace Maggie...

Make-Your-Own Seed Bombs

Use recycled paper to create wildflower seed bombs that you can plant in your garden or toss in a meadow to add color and habitat for pollinators. Another...

National Pollinator Week Exhibt

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist at the Ridley Creek State Park Pollinator Garden to learn about the importance and diversity of pollinators in nature...

Non-Denominational Church Service

Non-Denominational Church service will be held every Sunday in the campground amphitheater (between areas E and F) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The...

Owls

Join us to learn about the amazing owls of our area. From hooting sounds to heads that spin, come learn why owls are such fascinating birds.

Carpenter Ant

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

Women in the Wilds: Back Country First Aid

Ladies, join Renovo Fire Chief, Jim Risley, to learn first aid techniques for the most common injuries that occur while hiking, biking, boating and...

Women in the Wilds: Intro to Fly Fishing

Ladies, have you ever watched a fly fisherman execute a graceful cast and wished that you could do the same? Join members of the God’s Country Trout...

Women in the Wilds: Kayaking Tour of the Lake

Ladies, explore the reservoir with Alyson Rotello to observe the plants and animals that call this aquatic habitat home. This session is offered as a longer...

Women in the Wilds: Wild Edible Plants

Ladies, join the environmental educator from Kettle Creek State Park for an informative walk through the forests and wetlands of Sinnemahoning State Park....

Hike: Island Farm Loop

Take a walk on the scenic Island Farm loop. Enjoy a hike with our park naturalist as we walk and talk about the local wildlife. Meeting Location: Pavilion...

Invading Invasives

Learn how to identify invasive shrub and plant species found locally. Participants will meet at the parks nature center. For additional information or to...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Dam - Local History

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir and learn about the history of the...

Wildlife Watchers Kayak Program

Take a kayak out on Doubling Gap Lake and enjoy the surroundings. Check out some of the residential critters, like bullfrogs, Northern watersnakes, Belted...

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...

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...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Dam - Local History

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir and learn about the history of the...

When the War Came to Town

Join the park naturalist for a look at the “Battle of McConnellsburg” that occurred just a couple days before the battle in Gettysburg. Masks are required...

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...

Silver-spotted Skipper

Intially scheduled for June 19, it is now rescheduled for Sunday, June 27 @ 1:00 pm. Butterflies are found in our yards, gardens, and parks, but naming them...

Knotweed Knock-Out

Join the park naturalist for an incredibly important volunteer day at Oil Creek State Park. Japanese Knotweed has invaded the park, and we need your help to...

Pennsylvania Butterflies

Pennsylvania Butterflies June 27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Meet at Education Building Who are some...

Science in the Park: Snakes

We share the park with a variety of snakes. Come separate fact from fiction about or parks most misunderstood residents. Meeting Location: Pavilion...

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...

Pelts at the ELC

Stop by the Environmental Learning Center porch anytime during the program hours to learn all about PA’s wildlife by observing different pelts, skulls, and...

The Village of Greenwood Furnace

What was it like to live and work at Greenwood Furnace in the 19th century? This program highlights the beginning, growth, and ultimate demise of the...

Fireflies

Summertime in elk country is a little extra bright at night thanks to these friendly insect Lumineers. Come join our staff as we discuss the firefly and why...

Beaver Dam Stroll

Take a walk to the beaver dam to see the work of nature’s busy engineers. We’ll learn about the fascinating adaptations of beavers for survival and how their...

Making Iron in the Days of the Charcoal Iron Furnace

What was it really like to make iron? Where did the raw ingredients come from? What was the process? Come and find out the process of making iron in an...

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...

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 nature and Black Moshannon State Park...

The Bear Out There

Join Black Bear expert John Hechler as shares his vast knowledge.

PA Black Bear

Join us for one of our most popular programs. We’ll discuss these amazing mammals, where they are found in Ohiopyle State Park, and what to do if you...

Sunday, June 27