DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, September 18

Fall Bird Walk

Avid birder and wildlife photographer, Thomas Buehl Jr., will lead a bird walk on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 8:00 am. The walk will begin at Locust...

Hawk Watch

We will carpool to the Allegheny Front (55 miles each way) where we will observe the annual raptor migrations. We’ll join experts from the Allegheny Front...

4th Annual NJ Clean Communities Delaware River Cleanup

Delaware River Greenway Partnership has joined forces with NJ Clean Communities programs in Hunterdon and Mercer County, the NJ Park Service and PA DCNR to...

Confusing Fall Warblers

Join park naturalist and expert birder, Rob Bergstresser, for an avian field identification adventure where we will identify those notorious confusing fall...

Fall Migration Bird Walk

Take a walk with the park naturalist to search for songbirds as they begin their journey south for the winter. All ages and abilities welcome. Hike will be...

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Bring your own binoculars to look for birds and plan on hiking around the park and out on the bridge! It’s healthy too! Meet in front of the visitor center.

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

This free, low intensity walk welcomes all-comers! We will walk around Highland Park and the Reservoir, rain or shine with Natalie Gentile, MD of the Gentile...

Adopt A Beach at Presque Isle 

Adopt A Beach is back at Presque Isle, and we still need your help. Are you a local resident who enjoys visiting Presque Isle State Park? Are you proud that...

Free Museum Day in Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Juniata Counties

Be sure to stop by the Blacksmith Shop on Saturday, and learn about Greenwood Furnace. The shop will be open extended hours, from 9 am to 4 pm. Staff will...

Go Teach: Hiking 101 Educator Workshop

Hiking can open the door to many educational opportunities. Join us and explore the possibilities of using hiking to modernize your curriculum and remake...

Public Lands Day

Help beautify Black Moshannon State Park! Projects include trail maintenance, painting, pulling weeds, litter pickup, and more. Individuals, families, and...

Walk With A Doc Fort Hunter Greenbelt along the Susquehanna River

This wellness Wlak With a Doc program is designed to provide some general health information and a moderately-paced walk around the Greenbelt's Fort Hunter...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join University of Penn Dr. Caitin Azzo for this free, low intensity walk which will showcase some beautiful views of the Delaware River, Bird Sanctuary,...

Animal Tracks and Scat: Who Pooped In The Park?

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist to play detective and explore the world of wildlife tracking. While most of our native mammals live secretive nocturnal lives...

Invasive Species at Boyd

Stop by our naturalist's table at the pavilion at Boyd Big Tree Preserve to learn about some of the bad bugs and plants that threaten our parks and what we...

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...

Tree ID Hike

Learn how to identify trees by their leaves and bark, and discover how trees communicate with one another. Hike is an easy one mile. Please wear sturdy...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

This free, low intensity walk with Dr. McMurtrie will showcase some beautiful views of the green, open space that make East Goshen Township special. The walk...

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...

Little Red Bat Storytime and Bat/Craft or Game

Curious about bats? Enjoy seeing them in the summer & fall? Join us for some bat fun time and games geared for families with kids, ages 4-10. We will be...

Art in the Park

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED - Art in the Park will be held between 11am - 1pm. Join a professional artist who will lead you, step-by-step, through the...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

This is a free walk at your local YMCA with Dr. Johanna Vidal-Phelan, MD, MBA, FAAP, Senior Medical Director in Quality and Pediatrics. We will meet under...

Wild about Teas Hike

Across the globe people have used local plants to make tea. Come along on a moderate 2-mile hike as we point out wild plants that can be turned into...

*Registration Full* Nature Kayak Tour

Exploring nature in a kayak is a healthy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. On this Eco Tour you will learn about the park history, birds, and other wildlife...

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...

Black Walnut Shells - Swatara State Park

Before synthetic dyes were widely available, people were coloring fiber and other materials with what was in their surrounding environment! Park staff will...

Monarch

Registration is FULL for the 1:00 pm Session. Help the Park Naturalist with a community science project to monitor the migrating generation of Monarch...

Leaf Printing

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an arts & crafts program on painting with leaves. Paint the leaves of your choosing to make something original! For more...

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Join local butterfly enthusiast Doug Burton as he captures and tags Monarch butterflies heading to Mexico for the winter. Butterfly nets will be on hand for...

Nature Hike

Join us for a hike on the beautiful General Kane Trail a 1.6 mile trail that’s rated easiest hiking.

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...

Winter Birds

What birds are staying here over the winter months? And what can YOU do to help them out during these cold, winter months? Come find out about these birds...

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...

A Visit with Mr. Cowan

Come join Mr. Cowan under the shade around the campfire ring as he tells you the story of how the Cowan family came to Cowans Gap. Bring a chair or blanket...

Elk Explanations

Elk are interesting animals! Do you have questions about these large mammals? Then bring your questions and join us at the ECVC as we explain all of elk’s...

Understanding Elk Behavior

This year when watching elk, do more than just count antler points, learn to read elk behavior by understanding herd dynamics, body language & vocalizations....

Virtual Green Cleaning

Have you ever wondered what hidden toxins can be found in the cleaning supplies around your house?  Join Park Naturalists for this virtual class on Green...

Monarch

Registration is FULL for the 1:00 pm Session. Help the Park Naturalist with a community science project to monitor the migrating generation of Monarch...

Art in the Park: Woodpecker Edition

Do woodpeckers get concussions? How long do they peck for? What types of critters do they eat? How many woodpecker species there are in PA? What are some of...

CANCELLED - Whitetail Deer

CANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances. CANCELLED - Join the park naturalist for a look at the natural history of one of the most sought after game...

Colonial Crafts: Candle Dipping

Join park staff to try your hand at making your very own dipped wax candle! Please meet at the Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center. If you need any...

Opossum Trivia!

What are baby opossums called? How fast can these little critters run? Come play some opossum trivia with the park naturalist to test your random knowledge...

Who's Been Here?

Learn wildlife tracks and signs as we investigate several miniscule crime scenes. All ages are welcome, but the crime scenes will be geared more towards...

CANCELLED - Snakes of PA

CANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances CANCELLED - Join the park naturalist to learn about the different snakes in Pennsylvania. Topics will include...

History of Mt. Pisgah

Join Matt Carl Manager/Curator of the Bradford County Historical Society for an enlightening program on the history of Mount Pisgah. Mr. Carl will share the...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a short film on Deer Management of PA. For more information contact the Park Office (814) 486-5605.

Night Fishing Fuller Lake

Come out and learn all about trout and other fish species at Fuller Lake. Fishing Gear will be available for the program. Fishing rods and power bait will be...

Owl Prowl

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...

Moonlight Walk around Shawnee Lake

Enjoy the sights, sounds smells and night skies of early fall. Pets permitted! Bring a flashlight. Beach entrance #2 parking lot.

Life and Times of James Buchanan

Join the park naturalist for a look at the life of James Buchanan, the fifteenth President of the United States. We will cover from his life as a boy on the...

Moonlight Owl Prowl

Join us for an education talk about owls and check out what is in an owl pellet. Then go for a walk in the forest to see if we can attract owls with audio of...

Bugs

What do insects do at night? How do they see in the dark? Join the "Bug Man" Ryan Bridge for an evening exploring insects, their detailed anatomy and...

Moonlight Paddle

Enjoy Laurel Hill Lake by moonlight on this exclusive paddle excursion! Please provide your own boat, paddle, life jacket, and light or head lamp. ...

Saturday, September 18