DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, July 11

Self-Guided: DIY DiscoverE Activity Guide

Pick up your free copy of this summer's DIY DiscoverE Activity Guide! You can find a copy of the guide in the lobby of the education building at Kings Gap,...

StoryWalk: Tuesday

Self-Guided Mid-June through mid-September Visit the Watershed Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use area to enjoy a story...

Storybook Trail - Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe

Enjoy a leisurely walk while reading Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe! The trail is a short loop that begins and ends at the Woapalanne Trailhead, behind...

Birding on the Dam!

Join park staff for a morning birding walk to the dam. We will start at Dorlan mill parking lot and walk towards the dam looking for birds, flowers, and...

Warbler Walk

The early bird gets the worm! Join the park naturalist bright and early on a short walk to try to find some of our most elusive birds—warblers. Please bring...

Butterfly Hike

This hike is aimed at ages 8 & up. Take a leisurely 2-mile (round-trip) hike with the park naturalist to explore one of our best trails to view butterflies....

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Wild Survival! (Week 2: Water Quest)

Families: take a walk on the wild side this summer and explore Jennings Environmental Education Center during the latest four-week series of DiscoverE Family...

Fern Walk

This program is for adult learners ages 16 & up. Pre-registration is required due to limited available parking. Join park staff for an easy walk on Wood...

Lagoon by Pontoon

Presque Isle State Park has miles of beautiful wetlands, ponds, and a lagoon home to many unique plants and animals. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the lagoon...

Pileated Woodpecker

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

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

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...

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: Monarch Edition

It’s that time of year! Black and orange are starting to appear, fluttering around. Join the park educator at the nature center to learn about this colorful...

Silver Creek Hike

Join us on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 9:45 am as we explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit Silver Creek Fire Tower and Reservoir. This...

Creek Critters

Calling kids ages 8-15 and their parents, come and discover the many interesting creatures that live in Raccoon Creek. During this interactive educational...

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...

Insects

Insects are an amazing part of the natural world. Join us to learn about these interesting creatures.

Introduction to Reptiles and Amphibians

Join local naturalist April Claus as she introduces you to things that creep and slither. This hands-on interactive program introduces you to the reptiles...

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...

Reptiles at the Stage

Do you know how to help a large snapping turtle cross the road? Can you identify our 3 venomous snakes in PA? How many different types of lizards occur in...

Tree ID Walk

Curious about what that tree at your campsite is? Join the park naturalist as we walk the Nature Trail, identifying common trees you can find around the...

Wicked Plants

To survive, plants and animals must evolve defenses. Come take a walk to learn how various plants have evolved some amazing adaptations for being safe in a...

Lagoon by Pontoon

Presque Isle State Park has miles of beautiful wetlands, ponds, and a lagoon home to many unique plants and animals. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the lagoon...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

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...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Wild Survival! (Week 2: Water Quest)

Families: take a walk on the wild side this summer and explore Jennings Environmental Education Center during the latest four-week series of DiscoverE Family...

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...

Pontoon Boat Rides

Enjoy a ride on the pontoon boat. PFD’s will be provided. This is a first come first serve program due to limited seats. We will be able to take up to 12...

Salamander Sweep

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...

Sunday Paddle

Take a kayak around Doubling Gap Lake for a little exercise and relaxation. Kayaks are limited, so to guarantee a time slot of 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, or 1:00...

Create a Critter

How are our plants and animals at Raccoon Creek suited for their environment? We'll be answering this very important question as we learn about adaptations...

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

What if you didn’t bring your fishing gear? No problem—borrow ours! Rods and tackle boxes will be available to borrow on a first come, first serve basis. All...

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 Reservoir

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...

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.

Art in the Park: Monarch Edition

It’s that time of year! Black and orange are starting to appear, fluttering around. Join the park educator in the beach area to learn about this colorful...

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...

DiscoverE Family Adventures: Wild Survival! (Week 2: Water Quest)

Families: take a walk on the wild side this summer and explore Jennings Environmental Education Center during the latest four-week series of DiscoverE Family...

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: Mineral Identification

The area is full of interesting geology. Join the park naturalist as you discover the rocks and minerals that make the park unique. Meeting Location:...

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...

The Church at Greenwood Furnace

In the early days of the furnace, the workers were a rough and tumble lot, with little time for religion. That would change when circuit riders – ministers...

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 534.

Creek Critters

Calling kids ages 8-15 and their parents, come and discover the many interesting creatures that live in Raccoon Creek. During this interactive educational...

PA Turtles

Come and meet Bob and Rosie the box turtles that are residents here at the Elk Country Visitors Center. Join our staff as we discuss them as well as other...

VIRTUAL Black Bears

Whether they’re at your birdfeeder or in a state park, everyone marvels at the American black bear! Join the park naturalist virtually on Microsoft Teams to...

Art & Science of Fish

Join us for this fun hands-on exploration of fish! We’ll learn about their outsides and insides and what makes a fish so fishy! Then we’ll create our own art...

Creek Critters!

Join Park Staff as we discover what critters can be found in the park waterways. Bring water shoes, a net and a face mask for Covid safety. For any questions...

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...

Sunday Monthly Trail Crew

Join ranger Chris and give back to your park by helping to maintain the trails. Raking stone, clearing culverts and waterbars, removing invasives - all are...

Allegheny Passages through the First Frontier.

Historical look at Indian paths, military roads, old turnpikes and railroads that built Bedford County and Southwest Pennsylvania.

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Visit Sizerville State Park for a short film on Black Bears and a show & tell on similar species native to Pennsylvania. Bring a face mask for Covid safety....

On The Prowl With Bobcats

Bobcats have increased their populations dramatically in PA. Learn of their history in our state, as well as their management, life history, and...

Frog Hunt

Join us for one of our most fun and popular programs. We’ll meet at the amphitheater to discuss our plan of attack. Then we’ll head to the infamous frog...

CANCELLED!!! Night Sky Tour: Constellations and Planets

This program has been CANCELLED due to forecasted weather conditons. We will make every effort to reschedule this program as soon as possible, for a later...

Sunday, July 11