DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, June 6

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...

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 and up. Let's celebrate pollinator month with a hike looking for butterflies! Take a leisurely 2-mile (round trip) walk with the...

Early Morning Walk

Join the park naturalist on this walk around Honey Creek, exploring what creatures are out and about at this time. Come celebrate National Trails Day (a day...

Geology Walk and Talk

Join our park educator for a morning hike around our park. We will explore one of the park's easier trails, chatting about the geology found within the park!...

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...

Sugar Run/Mitchell Hike

This hike is not for the faint of heart, but it’s worth it! We will hike down the Sugar Run Trail and then on to Jonathan Run. Along the way we will see...

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...

Art in the Park: Rainbow Trout

Have you caught any colorful rainbows this weekend? Did you know that rainbows are native to the pacific ocean? Come on out to the nature center to learn...

Amphibians

PA has several amazing amphibians. Don’t miss your chance to learn about some of the frogs, toads, and salamanders that share our forest, fields, and water...

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...

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...

Leap into Herpetology:  Introduction to the Reptiles and Amphibians

Join local naturalist April Claus as she introduces you to things that creep, swim, and slither in the diverse habitats at our beloved Raccoon Creek State...

Old Growth Tree Walk

Join us at Sizerville State Park as we explore old growth forests throughout the area. Bring a pair of hiking boots as well as a face mask for Covid safety....

Six Penny Mountain Laurel Hike

Join the park Naturalist on a 4 mile hike on the Six Penny trail. We will be looking at the blooming mountain laurel, cicadas, and wildflowers on the hike....

Wild Defenses

How do plants and animals avoid being eaten? Come take a walk to learn about how some of our backyard plants and animals stay safe. From camouflage to teeth...

Colonel Denning History Walk

Discover the history of the park on a guided walk. Learn about the CCC, the Indigenous People of the area, William Denning, David "Robber" Lewis, and the...

Insect Jamboree

Join the naturalist to learn the defining characteristics of an insect and see some at work around the park. There will be a craft afterwards. All...

Swatara Wildflower Walk

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a hike at Swatara State Park on Sunday, June 6, 2021. The trail is 8 miles in length and...

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...

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...

Children's Fishing Derby

Children 4-12 years old are permitted to fish freshly stocked Tom’s Run from the Swinging Bridge to the Children’s Fishing Pond. Registration at 1200pm,...

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...

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,...

Learning at the Beach

Come join the park naturalist at the nature table at the beach to see what he brought today. You never know what you might learn. Please allow for social...

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...

Boulder Field Basics

Meet park staff for a brief talk on the history and significance of this geologic wonder. Please allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route...

Healthy Bugs, Healthy Water

Did you know that you can tell how healthy a stream is just by looking at what lives beneath the surface? Grab a net and flip some rocks as we look for an...

Hike: Deer Trail Loop

Take a walk on the scenic Deer Trail. Enjoy a hike with our park naturalist as we walk and talk about the local wildlife. Meeting Location: Salmon Hole...

Nature Walk

Enjoy the sights and sounds of late spring as we take a walk along the banks of the East Branch of the Clarion River. Participants must wear a mask and...

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...

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...

Archery for Teens

Join other teens for an introduction to the sport of archery! Participants will learn the beginner level skills of target shooting with a compound or recurve...

Gallery Tour

Take a personal tour of the exhibit "A Glorious Enterprise: Washington's Crossing of the Delaware" with Museum Curator Kimberly McCarty. Subject to...

Insect Jamboree

Join the naturalist to learn the defining characteristics of an insect and see some at work around the park. There will be a craft afterwards. All...

Leap into Herpetology:  Introduction to the Reptiles and Amphibians

Join local naturalist April Claus as she introduces you to things that creep, swim, and slither in the diverse habitats at our beloved Raccoon Creek State...

State Symbols

Pennsylvania has many state symbols. Join our staff to learn some fun facts about each of these fascinating state symbols of our state.

Cicada Science

What are cicadas? We’ll separate fact from fiction as we check in with the Brood X cicadas that are emerging. Are they harmful? Are they dangerous? What...

Bats on the Brink

As darkness falls, learn about the many benefits of bats, the very real threat they face today, and what you can do to help. Conclude the program by...

Sunday, June 6