DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 8

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...

Learn to Kayak on the flatwater of Laurel Lake. Follow the Educator as we weave through the flora and history of the lake. Registration required,...

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

The Woodsmen Show celebrates the rich lumber history of Potter County. Come see the top lumberjacks in the country come to Cherry Springs State Park to...

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...

This hike is aimed for 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....

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...

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...

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!...

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...

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,...

Turtles are our oldest living reptiles and have gone practically unchanged since they have been in existence. Join the park educator at the nature center to...

Stop by the bath house at the campground to learn about the incredible mammals that call Pennsylvania home. Test your skills and see if you can identify...

Come be a detective and discover all the amazing traces that our Pennsylvania animals leave behind. You will be surprised how many clues that you never knew...

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...

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

Learn to Kayak on the flatwater of Laurel Lake. Follow the Educator as we weave through the flora and history of the lake. Registration required,...

Take a tour of the beautiful Mary Ann’s creek corridor. We’ll discuss the wildlife, the history of the area, and the plants that live here. Wentz Education...

Celebrate the 50+1 anniversary of Moraine State Park with 3 days of free family fun along the south shore of Lake Arthur. Attractions include boating,...

Join us in for a brief presentation in the multipurpose room at the Visitor's Center followed by a hike around the center gardens. Along the way we will...

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...

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

Tomorrow, August 9th, is Smokey's birthday! Come help us celebrate by hearing Smokey's origin story, and then playing a Smokey themed game! Smokey left clues...

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a hike at Swatara State Park on Sunday, August 8, 2021. The trail is 7 miles in length and...

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...

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...

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2½ miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for...

Labidomera clivicollis

Did you know that there are thousands of different insects to be found in Pennsylvania? Join the park naturalist to seek and catch examples of the huge...

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...

Come on out for some relaxing exercise and fresh air while observing the wildlife around the lake. Kayaks are limited, so it is recommended to reserve a time...

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2½ miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for...

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...

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2½ miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for...

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...

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...

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2½ miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for...

Come visit Mt. Pisgah State Park for an informative tour of agriculture in the park. Participants will have a chance to explore an old barn, visit active...

Turtles are our oldest living reptiles and have gone practicallyunchanged since they have been in existence. Join the park educator at the campground...

Join us at the Brightbill Interpretive Center to celebrate Smokey Bear’s birthday. There will be snacks available as well as some fun activities. There may...

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...

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...

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

Join park staff at Mud Run on the Lehigh Gorge rail trail, approximately 2½ miles upstream of Rockport, and 4½ miles downstream of Tannery for...

Join local historian, Andre Weltman, for an exterior-only presentation on the Ironmaster’s Mansion built in 1829. Topics will include the building’s...

Let’s find out what lives around the cove and in the forest on this stroll through the woods.

Stop by the ELC anytime during the program hours to learn all about PA’s wildlife by observing different pelts, skulls, and animal signatures. The park...

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...

Join our staff to learn about insect identification. We will cover what classifies a bug as an insect, and identification on some common insects in Elk Country.

Enjoy a little community service while we paddle around the lake to clean up litter. Registration required – to register, please call the park office at...

For centuries, people have gathered local plants and infused them with hot water to make beverages. During this program, guest instructor Vince Curtis will...

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...

From ancient astrolabes, through dead reckoning, backstaffs and chronometers to modern satellites and the GPS

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?

For many years these playful mammals were absent from Ohiopyle. Join us and lean about their miraculous return to the Youghiogheny watershed. We’ll also...

Come join park naturalist, Rob Bergstresser, as we catch, identify, and release nocturnal insects, using a standard scientific light trap set-up. All ages...

This night time program offers a chance to see nocturnal wildlife in a unique way. After a brief orientation we will travel to spots in and around the park...

The Perseids are coming! The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is mid-August! Meteors can be observed any time during the month of August, but some of the...

Discover what meteors are, why we have predictable showers, and how to best observe them. This family-oriented program will include an interactive game (for...

Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Listen...

Sunday, August 8