DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, July 25

Charcoal Burn

Come and experience the “lost art” of turning wood into charcoal, just as the furnace colliers did over a century ago. The continuous demonstration will...

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...

Morning Pontoon Ride

Join the Park Natualists for an early morning tour of the lagoons of Presque Isle State Park. The mornings can offer great wildlife viewing opportunities. We...

Self-Guided Prairie Wildflower Walkabout

Explore the stunning and diverse blooms of Pennsylvania’s only managed and protected prairie during a special, limited-time only Self-Guided Prairie...

Dog Days of Summer Morning Walk

Join the naturalist for a morning walk on the Buttonball Trail. Some of the flora and fauna will be discussed. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash not...

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!...

Kentuck Trail Hike

This short 1 mile loop travels through a variety of habitats. Along the way we'll admire the first signs of fall foliage and look at how plants change in...

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...

Summer Tree ID

This program is for adult learners aged 16 & up and pre-registration is required. Join park staff for some summer tree ID practice and learn how to use a...

Art in the Park: Owl Edition

How many owls do we have in PA? What do owls sound like? What do they eat? Are all owls nocturnal? Join the park educator outside the nature center, as we...

Birding 101

Join the park naturalist to learn all about the wonderful world of birding! We will be discussing some good tips for beginner birders & test out our...

Discovering Hillman State Park Hike

A great hike awaits just south of Raccoon Creek State Park in the 3000 acre Hillman State Park. Join us for a 5.5 mile hike to learn the history of this...

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...

Fossil Hunt

Come to the campground and we will dig back 400 million years to discover who lived at Little Buffalo in the Devonian Era, when Pennsylvania was covered by...

Friends of Kings Gap - Yoga on the Terrace

Update: **There will be no yoga on July 11** Maggie Stonecash leads a yoga class suitable for all levels on the terrace of the mansion every Sunday...

Guided Natural History Bird Walk

Join Park Staff at Sizerville's Environmental Center for a guided tree walk. The walk spans roughly a mile through the park and consists of first and second...

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...

Spirit Trail

Join the DCNR conservation volunteer, Pap Knauss on the “Spirit of Tuscarora Trail” at 10:00 am on Sunday, July 25, 2021 to search for spring wildflowers. ...

Water Coloring Wildlife

Come learn about some of our areas wildlife and their habitats and then get the opportunity to watercolor a masterpiece to take home with you.

Wild About Wildflowers Hike

Come view the spectacular blooms of wildflowers at Raccoon Creek State Park's Wildflower Reserve. We will be taking a short 1.5 mile hike to learn about and...

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...

Hike: Warriors Trail/Broad Top Trail Loop

Take a walk on the scenic Warrior’s Trail. Enjoy a hike with our park naturalist as we walk and talk about the local wildlife. Meeting Location: Pavilion...

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...

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...

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.

Archery 101

After brief introductions and a safety talk, you'll receive helpful advice on the proper technique for correctly holding a bow and releasing an arrow for...

Bird Walk

You hear their songs all summer. Come join our park educator as we take a stroll and try to identify some birds. Binoculars are limited so please...

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...

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...

Tree ID Walk

Curious what that tree at your campsite is? Join the park naturalist as we walk around Honey Creek, identifying common trees you can fidn around the...

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.

Cicadas

This year we get to witness something in nature that only happens once every 17 years! Join the KECA staff as we discuss Cicadas and their life cycle and why...

Prairie Bloom Hike

Now is the time to explore the unique prairie ecosystem at the Jennings Environmental Education Center! A guided 90-minute walk discussing the plants,...

VIRTUAL Know Before You Go: Bald Eagle State Park

Have you ever been interested in visiting or learning more about Bald Eagle State Park? During this virtual program, we will discuss everything there is 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...

History Walk Around the Lake

Learn the history of the park area while hiking around the lake and stopping at various interpretive sites.

Earth's Cataclysmic Journey

Of crushing tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanism, mountain building and continents forming and moving through geologic history.

Tea and Talk

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk varies from year to year – what do you want to talk about?

PA Black Bear Video

The black bear has long been a symbol of nature untamed. Join us for a 30 minute video about the black bear’s life and role in Pennsylvania's forests.

CANCELLED! Night Sky Tour: Full Buck Moon

This event has been cancelled due to poor weather forecast. Our next stargazing program is set for Sunday, August 22nd. Join the park educator, and our...

Sunday, July 25