DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, September 11

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...

Bird Walk

Conservation volunteer and avid birder, David Kruel, will lead a bird walk on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 8:00 am. The walk will begin at Locust Lake...

Birding by Kayak w/ Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve

***Registration required: Please click on the green "register" button*** We’re teaming up with Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve for a gentle morning paddle...

Self-guided Walkabout: Finding Ferns and Their Friends

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...

Bird Walk with the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society

The Park offers a wide variety of habitats, and 177 species have been recorded here. We will spend a few hours exploring the park looking for both resident...

Archery for Girl Scouts

Saturday, September 11, 2021 Two Sessions: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ...

BYOKayak Slatelick Boat Launch

Join a naturalist for a guided paddle onto the lake. A variety of areas and topics will be explored. All participants need to supply their own equipment and...

Fly Fishing 101

Have you always wanted to try out fly fishing, but had no idea where to start? This opportunity may be exactly what you're looking for. Join the park...

Girl Scouts Love....Hiking!

Calling girl scouts of all ages! Join the Park Naturalist for a 2 mile hike around Hopewell lake. During the hike scouts will learn about beaver habitat 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...

*Registration FULL* Girl Scouts Love Moraine

Calling all Girl Scouts, let’s celebrate our shared love for the outdoors, by joining park staff in a fun filled day exploring the natural wonders of Moraine...

Happy Field & Early Timber Hike DATE CHANGE FROM 9/4 to 9/11

DATE CHANGE FROM SAT, 9/4 TO SAT, 9/11 AT 9:30AM. Are you looking for a different kind of hike? Join us for our field and early timber hike from the...

*REGISTRATION FULL* Girl Scouts Hike - Forest Discovery Walk

Join the park’s environmental educator for an easy to moderate guided walk at Pinchot Park, as we learn about the history of our forest and its ecosystem....

A Step Back in Time: Exploring an Old Growth Forest

After the logging industry of the 19th and 20th centuries, the vast forests that blanketed Pennsylvania were decimated and left nothing but bare mountainside...

Autumn Paddle

Join us for an afternoon paddle on Shawnee Lake! We will be learning about some of the amazing things that nature has to offer every autumn. All equipment is...

FULL Girl Scouts Love State Parks - Intro to Orienteering

This program is FULL. Register to be added to the waitlist. In celebration of Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend, girl scouts are welcome to join park...

Girl Scout Saturday: Salamander Search

Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to join the hunt for these awesome amphibians. All equipment provided.

Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend

Celebrate Girls Scouts Love State Parks (GSLSP) Weekend by joining your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park. We...

Girl Scouts Love Trees!

Celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend by joining the park naturalist for a tree identification course just for Girl Scouts! Scouts will learn the...

Learn to Fish!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to fish? Join the park naturalists for an intro to fishing program! All ages are welcome, but those aged 16 years and older...

Leave Not Trace: A Bronze Award Presentation

Join members of Troop 20842 for this interactive – hands on program where you will learn the 7 simple steps to enjoying nature without leaving a sign that...

Patriots in the Park

Join the Friends of Mt. Pisgah State Park and DCNR Staff for this annual event held a Hilltop Pavilion. All active servicemen, veterans, and their families...

STREAM Girls

Registration is required by 4:00 PM on Friday, September 3, 2021. Contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259 or jennmoore@pa.gov to register. Limited to 12. Girls,...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

This free low-intensity walk will show the great resource of the Capital Area Green Belt that lies within Susquehanna Township. Walk with a Doc will allow...

Trek for Trees

Participate in the Girl Scout Tree Promise! Learn about trees and their growth with a brief hands on activity and a hike to explore an old growth forest! ...

VCA Day

Join us at the Varden Conservation Area for a day of fun activities! There will be a live animal show, a fishing derby, a silent auction and more! Food for...

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...

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...

Survival Series: Beginner Geocaching

Join park staff for this introductory course in using hand-held GPS where we'll talk about the basics of geocaching, getting familiar with GPS, and practice...

East Coast Ducth Oven Gathering

For centuries, the Dutch Oven has been the most versatile cookware in the kitchen (and campsite!) making everything from biscuits & cobbler to Thanksgiving...

Muddy Creek Oil Field Living History Exhibit

Muddy Creek Oil Field Living History Exhibit - Saturday, September 11, 2021 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Park Road - Moraine State Park Come see a restored...

Spirit of Tuscarora Trail Hike

Join the DCNR conservation volunteer, Pap Knauss on the “Spirit of Tuscarora Trail” at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The trail is 4.5 miles in...

Wildlife Watchers Kayaking

Take a paddle around Doubling Gap Lake with the Park Naturalist as we observe the wildlife in and around the lake. There will be two 45-minute programs. The...

Archery

Practice your archery skills in a safe and fun environment! We will cover the necessary safety procedures of shooting a bow, as well as the technical skills...

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...

Steampunk Ornithology

Learn what features make birds unique among animals and create your very own futuristic bird using air dry clay and recycled materials provided by the park....

Girl Scouts Love State Parks - Dutch Oven Cooking

For centuries, the Dutch Oven has been the most versatile cookware in the kitchen (and campsite!) making everything from biscuits & cobbler to Thanksgiving...

*REGISTRATION FULL* Girl Scouts Hike - Forest Discovery Walk

Join the park’s environmental educator for an easy to moderate guided walk at Pinchot Park, as we learn about the history of our forest and its ecosystem....

Archery for Girl Scouts

Saturday, September 11, 2021 Two Sessions: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ...

Elk in Pennsylvania

Take a look into the fascinating life of one of our largest, most intriguing wild animals. Learn the history of elk in Pennsylvania and ways to improve your...

Girl Scout Saturday: Insect Display

Girl Scouts of all ages will want to view the mounted insect displays. There will be examples of local insects and also a few exotics.

Girl Scouts Love State Parks - Boulder Field Chat

Celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend with a visit to the famous Boulder Field! Girl scouts will learn about the history and significance of this...

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...

Trail Trivia

Come out for a family-fun adventure! Take a self-guided stroll along Deer Trail where we posted questions to test your knowledge of our wildlife – see how...

Virtual Professional Development for Educators

Presque Isle State Park is offering a free virtual professional development opportunity for formal and non-formal educators of students in preschool to 3rd...

Virtual Meet the Beaches of Presque Isle

Among the many things Presque Isle is known for are the many beaches along our 7.5 mile shoreline. If you are a regular park visitor, you may have set foot...

Walk with a Ranger

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a walk with a ranger. This 1 mile hike incorporates Tree ID, Bird ID, along with dos and don'ts of the forest. Bring...

Family Craft Time

Join us on the porch at the Visitor Center for a DCNR Conservation Volunteer-led craft for children. Each week we will have a different craft to create and...

Girls Scouts Love Crayfish, Minnows, & Stream Bugs Preregistration required

Join the park educator to learn all about the importance of clean water and healthy streams by exploring what lives there. We will search for Macros to see...

The Truth about About Daddy Long Legs!

Are these little critters really the most venomous spiders out there? Are they even spiders to begin with? Come out and find out all there is to know about...

GPS Basics

Vehicle navigation is made easy by GPS technology. The same technology can help us navigate in the outdoors. The proper use of a GPS receiver is very useful....

Games of the Native Americans

Join the park naturalist for look at some of the games played by the Native Americans. You will learn what purpose the games served for them and you will get...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks - American Chestnuts - A Fight in the Forest!

Join the park educator at the amphitheater to discover how what was once the most common tree in Pennsylvania became “functionally extinct”! We will take a...

Girl Scouts Love State Parks: Introduction to archery

Do you know someone in the Girl Scouts between 5 – 18 years old? Are they interested in archery? Join us at M K Goddard State Park for an introduction to...

Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop

This building witnessed the Army of Northern Virginia marching to Gettysburg.

Welcome to the Rut

The mating season for the elk is upon us, join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we learn all about the unique behaviors that elk display during this...

Art in the Park: Robin Edition

This species is one of the most recognizable birds around North America. Did you know that robins are the state bird of three states. Join us at the nature...

Fire Building

The keys to successful fire building are understanding the different types of fuel needed and how to use structure to take advantage of the growing flames....

Walk with a Doc at Keystone State Park

This doctor-led walking event is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. The event is FREE and all are...

CCC of Little Pine

This program will focus on the history of the Great Depression, life during the Civilian Conservation Corps times, and some of the work that happened in the...

Cuentos en Español para Niños

Únase a sus amigos de la Biblioteca Comunitaria de Mifflin en Nolde Forest para disfrutar de un cuento familiar en español. Escuche la historia y luego...

Survival Series: Beginner Geocaching

Join park staff for this introductory course in using hand-held GPS where we'll talk about the basics of geocaching, getting familiar with GPS, and practice...

Owl Outlaws

Learn HOO done it as we solve a crime and try to clear the names of some of our local Owl Outlaws! We will also learn what makes owls such adaptable hunters....

Fall Wildflowers

Take a stroll around Little Pine State Park with the naturalist to see the different wildflowers coming out during the fall. All children must be...

Girl Scouts LOVE: Bats in the Forest

Calling all Girl Scouts! Celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend with this special program for you and your family. Join our friends from PA bat...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an educational short film on the reintroduction of Fishers and Otters back into Pennsylvania. For more information...

Nature Night Hike

Join the park educator, for an easy and flat 1 mile hike along the Beaver Haven Nature Trail. Wear footwear and clothing suitable for hiking. Please bring...

Nightscape Photo Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

Moving Out: Animal Migration

Join the park naturalist for a look at animal migrations. Why do they migrate and where do they go? Access for People with Disabilities If you need an...

Squirrel’s Guide to Success

Watch and learn about the ways some squirrel species around the world survive in various habitats. Whether it be underground, in trees, or even while...

Empire of Grandeur

We take for granted that the Grand Canyon would obviously be a national park, but a century ago its fate was in doubt as various people and groups fought...

Girl Scouts LOVE: Night Hike

Calling all Girl Scouts - Especially those Cadettes working on the Night Owl Badge! Celebrate Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend with this special program...

Saturday, September 11