DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Thursday, September 16

Morning Pontoon Ride 

Join the Park Naturalist for an early morning tour of the lagoons of Presque Isle State Park on September 16, 2021 from 8:00-9:00am meeting at the Pontoon...

Bird Walk with Doug Gross

Doug Gross, retired PA Game Commission biologist and eBird coordinator, will guide us on a bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State...

Morning Bird Walk

Join park naturalist and expert birder, Rob Bergstresser, on a leisurely bird identification walk around the Day Use Area, in search of migrating birds. All...

Weekly Weeders

Interested in learning more about gardening with native plants? Volunteer to work alongside our education staff as they mulch, pull weeds, divide plants, and...

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP AT PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK

This year the ICC (International Coastal Clean Up) at Presque Isle State Park will provide an opportunity for volunteers to pick up litter and collect data...

State Employees - Walk with a Doc

Join Dr. Johnson, Acting Physician General for the Department of Health in a walk around the Harrisburg Capitol. Also hear remarks from Lauren Imgrund,...

Volunteer Garden Crew

Volunteer to work alongside our education staff as they mulch, pull weeds, divide plants, and generally, work to maintain the native plant landscaping at the...

Waterfall Hiking Series: Hell’s Hollow Falls

Want to get moving and enjoy the beauty of nature at the same time? Join the Park Naturalist for a morning hike to Hell’s Hollow Falls. This one-mile hike...

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...

Box Turtle at Long Pond Story & Hike for Home Schoolers & Cyber School

Join us for Storytime with the "Box Turtle at Long Pond" by William T. George. After the story, we will hike around Dragonfly Pond to learn about animals...

Monarch

Registration is FULL for the both sessions. If you are a homeschool student, you are invited to come out and help us catch and tag Monarch...

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...

Fall Wild Edibles and Medicines

Join the park naturalist at the Egbert Farm Day Use Area to learn about some of the edible and medicinal plants growing in the park this fall. We’ll spend...

Koppenhaver Trail Hike

Hike the 1.25-mile Koppenhaver Trail to visit what was once Camp Sells and Pine Grove Park a stopping point on the South Mountain Railroad. Search for...

Monarch

Registration is FULL for the both sessions. If you are a homeschool student, you are invited to come out and help us catch and tag Monarch...

Fall Flowers at the Point

Join park staff for a walk around the park to learn about what flowers are still in bloom as summer gives way to fall. This program is free, but space is...

Walk with a Doc - Jacobsburg

Join us after work for a walk at Jacobsburg! Get some exercise while learning about health and fitness in nature. Dr. Joseph Faccio of St. Lukes University...

Kings Gap Trail Challenge!

Can you hike every trail at Kings Gap? With 25+ miles of trails throughout the property, Kings Gap has an extensive hiking system. This challenging monthly...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join family medicine of Evangelical physicians, Dr. Shawn McGlaughlin, MD and Dr. Matthew Wolcott, MD on the Buffalo Valley Rail trail for a 45-minute...

Public Meeting: Hunting Changes

The hunting areas at Kings Gap have undergone some changes, reflected in our new map. In a continuing effort to inform the public, Kings Gap...

Mushroom Glow Walk

Join Western PA Mushroom Club President and Identifier Stephen Bucklin for a night walk in Cook Forest in search of glowing mushrooms! We’ll be using UV...

Thursday, September 16