DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, June 4

Early Bird Nature Walk

Registration required. Email Kathy at kkelchner@pa.gov to sign up. Are you up and about early? Then come along with us as we walk the paved path to the...

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...

Bird Walk with Doug Gross

Doug Gross, retired PA Game Commission biologist and eBird coordinator, will guide us on a bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State...

It's A Jungle Out There

Explore the fight for survival that nature demands of its freshwater inhabitants. All inhabitants can be found in our area. All current COVID-19...

Hiking Series #3

Join a naturalist at 9 a.m. on select weekdays for hikes of varying length and difficulty. This year’s series visits trails on our public lands including...

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...

Hide-’n-Seekers (ages 4-5) – Color Crazy (DiscoverE)

How do animals use color in the natural world? Join us to learn more about camouflage, warning coloration, and other wacky ways animals use their colors to...

Trek with Your Pet! – A Pet Friendly Hike

Bring your furry friend along on an easy-moderate 2-mile hike in Tiadaghton State Forest. Pets must be friendly with other people and animals and must...

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Who's Been Here?

Join park staff in discovering traces left by some of our park's residents! Explore the tracks of a variety of animals and learn what the different signs can...

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,...

Virtual Presque Isle Trivia

How well do you think you know your local State Park? Are you a history buff? If you are interested in learning something new about Presque Isle, then this...

Discover Ricketts Hike

*CANCELED DUE TO STORM* Hiking the Evergreen Trail to see Adams Falls. This is a 1-mile moderate hike. Good boots are recommended for walking. Park and...

(Virtual) Photo Tour of Little Pine State Park

Be advised that this program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and will not take place face to face at Little Pine State Park. Are you planning a...

Who's Been Here?

Join park staff in discovering traces left by some of our park's residents! Explore the tracks of a variety of animals and learn what the different signs can...

Birding Tips

Lots of folks enjoy seeing birds. Learn a few simple tips and tricks to seeing and identifying more birds that are near you. Once you start, you might be...

Doubles Volleyball

Presque Isle will be hosting Doubles Volleyball on Beach 6 ~12 Participant max~

Mindful Moments in Nature: Learning From Trees

Shake off the stress of the work week with some therapeutic time in nature. Mindful Moments in Nature is a programming series each week at Keystone State...

Birding on Lake Shore Trail

Join the staff for some birding on the Lake Shore Trail. Topics will include the different birds that live at Little Pine and also how to identify them. ...

Experience a Spring Night - Families and Children Program

Families and Children Program (6+): Friday, June 4, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ...

Fish

Blue Knob State Park is proud of its high water quality and great trout streams. Children and adults are welcome to come learn about the fish of the area...

From the Teeth of Dinosaurs

Starts with the eating habits of dinosaurs, then looks at adaptations of modern critters.

Poe Valley Trivia Night!

Test your knowledge of Poe Valley history, flora, and fauna! Get your winning team together and make your way to the breezeway by 7 pm to compete. The...

A Visit with Mr. Cowan

Come join John Samuel Cowan around the campfire as he tells you the story of how the Cowan family came to Cowans Gap. Bring a chair or blanket and a snack if...

Black Bear Trivia

Come on out to the nature center to celebrate National Black Bear Day! Did you know cubs stay with their mothers for about 2 years to learn how to hunt &...

Nature Hike

Everyone should know how neat nature is...so come along as we look for some of the inhabitants of the park before dusk. It’s the time of year to see and hear...

Movie at the Amphitheater

Join us at Sizerville State Park as we watch a movie on Otter/ Fisher Reintroduction and how it's changed our environment. Please bring a face mask for Covid...

The Ups and Downs of Mountains

The elevation change from river valley bottowms to arid mountain tops allows for a multitude of micro-ecosystems and the varied species that inhabit them.

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 this...

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...

Night Sky Tour

Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Listen...

Friday, June 4