DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Wednesday, August 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...

Wildlife Watchers on Water Kayak Program

Enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided kayak program. The trip is a leisurely paddle through the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife on the water’s edges....

Appalachian Trail from Old Forge

We will carpool south to Old Forge and hike the Appalachian Trail north back into Caledonia. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and a snack for this eleven mile...

DiscoverE - Outdoor Explorers

The Outdoor Explorers (children ages 6-8) program is also 6 hours over three days; and the theme this year is “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” Children...

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...

Forest Bathing

Immerse yourself in the forest and connect with the rest of nature! Steve Ruelke will guide you through a two hour immersion in which one relaxes and...

Youth Archery

Calling all children ages 9 to 15! Have you ever wanted to learn about Archery? Now is the chance, join the park educators and get an intro course to archery...

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...

Nature Story Time

Join us for a nature story, and stay for a nature activity based on the theme of the book we just read! Program will last less than 1 hour. This program is...

Registration Closed - Little Naturalist Story Time

Registration is full for this event. Come out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! Designed for children ages 3-6, we will read...

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...

VIRTUAL Summer Wildflowers Talk

This program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams; it will NOT take place face-to-face in the park. Dr. George Chamuris, Professor Emeritus of Biology...

Stream Studies

Prepare to get wet as we discover what lives in the East Branch of the Wallenpaupack Creek! Nets, tanks and ID sheets provided. Please wear shoes and...

Youth Archery

Calling all children ages 9 to 15! Have you ever wanted to learn about Archery? Now is the chance, join the park educators and get an intro course to archery...

Lil' Hikers

A walk in the woods is a great way to get the kids out and about! Pre-schoolers will discover what lives in the forest around them on this short hike.

Sundials: Telling Time with the Sun

What time is it? In the past, this question was answered using a sundial. Guest instructor, Don Hess, will tell the fascinating story of sundials and...

Intro to Fishing Preregistration is required.

Interested in getting started with or learning more about fishing in Pennsylvania? At this program, PFBC staff will introduce participants to the basics of...

Light-Weight Backpacking (Prep Program)

If you love to backpack, but would like to lighten your load, this class will show ways to cut the weight without going totally primitive. We’ll cover...

 Purple Martin Gathering 

Presque Isle State Park has many unique habitats such as wetlands, ponds, forests, and beach. The peninsula is home to a variety of birds, that use the...

Friends of Cook Forest Series: Meteor Shower & Stargazing’

Please meet at the Ridge Camp Park Amphitheater and join the Friends of Cook Forest to learn about the constellations and watch the Perseid Meteors put on...

Meteor Shower Watch: Perseids

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM The Perseids are one of the most popular meteor showers each summer....

Wednesday, August 11