DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 29

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,...

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

Ferns and their allies (other spore-bearing plants) are sometimes overlooked in favor of flashy flowers, but they are, in truth, an incredible example of...

Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted with birds that migrate through or inhabit central Pennsylvania. This program will...

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

This fun family activity will teach you to use a GPS and can take you on a global scavenger hunt for hidden caches. Once you get to the coordinates you will...

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...

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!...

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...

Pre-registration is necessary: Please use the green "register" button to sign up. Program Location: Giving Pond Recreation Area, 1125 River Rd. (PA-32),...

Volunteer to work alongside our education staff as they pull weeds to maintain the native plant landscaping at the Visitor Center. We provide instruction,...

Are blue jays actually blue? What do they sound like? What do they eat? Join the park educator at the nature center, as we learn about and draw this ...

This moderate 3 mile walk explores the war being waged between two of nature's most formidable foes: water and rock. During this hike we will explore the...

Looking to get moving this morning and breathe in those fresh forest smells? Join the park naturalist as we walk the Nature Trail (about 1 mile) and talk...

Update: **Yoga is cancelled for September 26** Maggie Stonecash leads a yoga class suitable for all levels on the terrace of the mansion every...

Have you ever thought about backpacking, but have no idea where to start? Shawnee State Park Ranger Linn Kotermanski, will educate us beginning with the 4...

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a stroll through an old growth forest. The walk spans roughly 1.5 miles, bring comfortable footwear. For more...

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...

Get your feet wet and help us discover the diversity of wildlife living in our stream! We will capture, identify, and learn how the creatures of the stream...

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...

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...

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a hike at Swatara State Park on Sunday, August 29, 2021. The trail is 5 miles in length and...

Join park staff for an easy walk around the park to learn about what archeological work has been done in the park and what has been found so far. This...

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 #1

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...

Take a kayak around Doubling Gap Lake for a little exercise and relaxation. Plus, you will even get to see some of the lake's wildlife! Kayaks are limited,...

Take a walk through the campground in search of interesting plants—in just a few steps there’s so much to see! Learn about some edible plants as well as some...

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...

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...

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...

Here's a gneiss program that I hope you won't take for granite! Join us as we embark on a 1.5 mile hike to learn about the unique geology of Pennsylvania!...

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...

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.

Are blue jays actually blue? What do they sound like? What do they eat? Join the park educator at the campground amphitheater, as we learn about and draw...

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...

Our relationship with natural resources have changed a lot since Europeans first colonized Pennsylvania. Test your problem solving skills to navigate our...

Scattered throughout Pennsylvania and many other states are strange looking stone pyramids. They weren’t the burial monuments of long lost pharaohs, but were...

Animals are very good at their jobs. Join our park naturalist as we take a look at what adaptations help these critters survive. Pavilion #1

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...

Wetlands and Wildlife Paddle – Sunday, August 29, 2021 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Pleasant Valley Non-Motorized Launch (South Shore) Moraine Wetlands evoke...

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.

Ever wonder how monarchs are surviving in this world in this decade? Do you know how you can help save their population? Come join this program so you can...

Monarch butterfly migration presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies. Arial nets provided. Wear closed-toe shoes...

Do you want to learn more about monarch butterflies? Are you interested in raising caterpillars? Would you like to learn how to take part in Monarch Watch's...

Join park staff for an easy walk around the park to learn about what archeological work has been done in the park and what has been found so far. This...

Geology played an important role in the resources of Greenwood Furnace. Come and learn about how the iron ore beds were formed, and see some of the...

Explore the history and management of our lake – all by canoe and a relaxed family setting. Boats, paddles, and PFD’s provided. PFD’s must be worn at all...

The native peoples and events that occurred after first contact.

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?

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

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

Grab your flashlight and join the park naturalist as we investigate the nocturnal sounds of nature on a moderate 2.0-mile night hike around the Day Use area...

Learn about the different species of squirrels and how to deal with them. Mounts will highlight this presentation.

Sunday, August 29