DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, July 4

Fish For Free Day - Self-Guided Activity

Take advantage of the fish-for-free day offered by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission - go fishing at Sinnemahoning State Park! No fishing license is...

Fish for Free Day

Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED...

Pontoon Boat Tours on Glendale Lake (Registration required by calling the office)

Take a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Donations will be accepted for the Friends of PGSP. Children...

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...

BYOK Freedom Float

Join the park naturalist for a leisurely float as we celebrate Independence Day! Kayak basics, safety, and equipment will be discussed before we head out...

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 Trail Walk

Join the park educator for a stroll along the LaHo Trail as the forest and coves wake up!

American Beaver

Begin the holiday with guided paddle into the southern portion of Lackawanna Lake. As we paddle along, we'll relax and discuss the park and its wild...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

12:00-1:00 TOUR IS FULL. PLEASE CHOOSE ANOTHER TIME. Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B....

Soaring Eagles- Bald Eagle Watch

Come hear about bald eagles! The program will cover biology, behavior, ecology, and population trends in Bradford County. Bring Your binoculars and camera....

Yoga on the Beach

Join yoga instructor, Tawnia Converse, for a morning yoga session on Lake Jean Beach. No experience required and bring your own mat or towel. **Please...

Art in the Park: Bald Eagle Edition

Our national bird is more than a symbol of freedom. Did you know they build the largest nest of any North American bird. Come on over to the campground...

Basics of Kayaking Classes

Join the park naturalist for a basic kayaking course at Tuscarora State Park. Kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided. Maximum...

Wildlife Watching Kayak Tour

Go exploring by kayak! We’ll tour the lake and learn about the wildlife that lives here! Call the park at 814-695-6807 to prepay the $10.00 fee. Online...

Chappells Field Hike

We will be hiking Chappell’s Field trail to a beautiful outlook vista. Please, wear hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. This is an easy to moderate...

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...

Fish for FREE Day

***Program Location: Giving Pond Recreation Area - 1125 River Rd. (PA-32), Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972*** Registration is not necessary but appreciated! To...

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...

Fourth of July Wildflower Walk

It's the Fourth of July, and people have fireworks on their mind, but nature puts on its own firework show every summer! You just need to know where to look....

Freedom Hike

Start your Independence Day off correctly, with a 2.5 mile hike along one of America’s most sacred historical landscapes! Experience a summer morning in...

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...

Historic Waterfall Hike

Enjoy a scenic hike along Jones Mill Run. Explore the unique history of the Jones Mill Run Dam and the surrounding area. This hike will be nearly 2 miles...

Kayak Keystone

Canceled due to lack of registration

Laurel Lake Kayak Tour

Take a guided kayak tour of Laurel Lake. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 12 or older and be able to swim to register. ...

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...

Pennsylvania Fish For Free Day

Celebrate our nation's birthday with an ongoing hands on exhibit of fishing equipment, local fish identification, knot tying and casting geared towards...

Red, White, and Blue Photo Scavenger Hunt

Happy 4th of July! Grab a camera or phone, and your best investigative skills to find these red, white, and blue items around the park. There will be prizes...

Wildlife Kayak Paddle: Preregistration required

Enjoy a quiet morning paddle on Yellow Creek Lake to explore for wildlife as we head out of the Day Use Boat Launch next to Boat Rental. Bring your kayak...

From Rocks to Ruins Walk & Talk

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2 miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for a...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

12:00-1:00 TOUR IS FULL. PLEASE CHOOSE ANOTHER TIME. Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B....

Family Forest Hike

Join the park naturalist for a hike that is fun for kids and their families! We will take an easy hike, looking for signs of the animals that live in our...

From Rocks to Ruins Walk & Talk

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2 miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for a...

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...

From Rocks to Ruins Walk & Talk

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2 miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for a...

River Critters

Please bring your river sneakers, swimsuits, and snorkels to the Park Office as we drive to various sections of the Clarion River to search for and identify...

Fish for Free Day

No license needed for these special days! Stop by to borrow fishing rods & reels. Participants must obey all PA Fish & Boat Commission Rules! Meet near the...

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...

From Rocks to Ruins Walk & Talk

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2 miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for a...

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...

Independence Day Celebration: Living History Day

Celebrate Independence Day by bringing the whole family back in time—to July 4, 1776! At Washington Crossing Historic Park, you can watch living historians...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

12:00-1:00 TOUR IS FULL. PLEASE CHOOSE ANOTHER TIME. Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B....

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...

Veterans Tribute

Join us for a brief talk about the Fourth to honor our country’s birthday and the veterans that made sacrifices for her! Meet near the flag. Veterans are...

From Rocks to Ruins Walk & Talk

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2 miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for a...

Kayak 101 Preregistration is required

Are you new to kayaking? Would you like to learn basic kayaking skills? Join the park educator to learn how to kayak and enjoy time on the lake. We will...

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...

Flags of the United States

Join us in the celebration of the Flag of the United States during the 4th of July holiday weekend. We will be offering 3 different times for this thirty...

Hemlock Hike

Discover the old growth trees of the Hemlock Natural Area. Investigate the unique landscape of this ancient forest. This hike will be nearly 2 miles in...

Jelly Tasting

Come on over to the park office (outside) to sample some jellies made from nature. We’ll chat about anything from trees to black bears. This program is come...

Laurel Lake Kayak Tour

Take a guided kayak tour of Laurel Lake. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 12 or older and be able to swim to register. ...

Living History at Fort Pitt: Fourth at the Fort

Come down to Point State Park help kick off the Fourth of July holiday by attending a ceremonial flag-raising at the Fort Pitt Block House, beginning at 1...

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...

Starflower - RB Winter State Park

Meet up with our park naturalist to get your list then explore the park looking for all sorts of items! Once your list is complete or you've run out of time,...

SUP 101

Celebrate Independence Day on the water. Join the park naturalist and learn to stand up paddle. Board, life jacket, and paddle will be provided. Ages 15+....

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...

Uprising in the Alleghenies

Come join the park naturalist for a look at James Smith hiis life and the rebellion he led in the 1750’s.

The Story of the “Stone Valley Flag”

When the people of Greenwood Furnace heard that the men that went to fight in the Spanish-American war were returning home, they wanted to welcome them home...

Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Join us as we read the Declaration of Independence in its entirety. If you have never really thought about what is written there, how can you appreciate...

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.

Elk Country Rocks

Join our staff as we get to do some arts and crafts! Pick out a rock and paint your own souvenir from Elk Country.

Fish For Free Day

It is the Fourth of July, and that means it is a Fish For Free Day! Come on out to the lake and do a little fishing. There will be no fishing lisence require...

Flags of the United States

Join us in the celebration of the Flag of the United States during the 4th of July holiday weekend. We will be offering 3 different times for this thirty...

Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt

Kids! How many red, white and blue items can you find out in nature? Prizes will be awarded.

History Hike

Take a short walk back into history to learn the connection between geology, industry, railroad and daily life. We’ll start at the education center to get a...

Ask the Educator!

Do you have a question about the furnace, village, local industrial or park history? This program is your opportunity to ask the park’s educator these...

Flags of the United States

Join us in the celebration of the Flag of the United States during the 4th of July holiday weekend. We will be offering 3 different times for this thirty...

Old Growth Tree Walk

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

Gone Fishing!

THIS EVENT IS FULL. July 4th is Fish for Free Day! A Fish for Free Day, means that anyone (resident or non-resident) is allowed to legally fish the waters...

SMART Fishing Program

Have kids? Want to introduce them to the sport of fishing? This program is geared toward teaching others to be responsible anglers. Participants must bring...

I Dig Archaeology

Kids With Their Family Program: Artifact identification for the family and then the kids will do their own simulated dig.

Flint and Steel Fire Building

Before the invention of matches, flint and steel was the preferred method of starting fires. Come learn the basic elements of what is needed to build a flint...

Fourth of July Celebration

The City of Pittsburgh is planning on holding a family-style picnic during the evening of July 4 at Point State Park with patriotic music and food vendors...

Campfire Tales

Let's gather around the campfire ring and share stories, sing songs, play games, and of course roast marshmallows! Bring a chair, comfy blanket, and your...

History Walk with "Colonel" Denning

Via time travel technology of the future, William Denning has come back to his old stompin' grounds! Take a walk with the good Colonel as he gives you a 4th...

Stone Age Indian Artifacts from the Shawnee Valley

Tools and weapons plus many items from ancient campsites that are not easily recognized.

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?

The Bear Out There

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

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Visit Sizerville State Park for a short film with real materials on White-tailed deer management. Please bring a face mask for Covid safety. For any...

Better Angels of Our Nature - 1865

How wars end are just as important as why they begin, and how they are fought. April 1865 was the most critical month in all of American history.

Campground Movie: An Original Duck-umentary

Ducks have life stories filled with personality and charm. Dive into the world of ducks through this PBS Nature video to meet buffleheads, pintails,...

Fireflies: Nature’s Fireworks!

Fireflies are a quintessential part of the summertime experience, their soft glow on warm nights entice children to chase them in hopes of capturing them in...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

Back in a time before television, internet, video games, and graphic novels there was the splendor and drama of the night sky. Gods followed their whims,...

Sunday, July 4