DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, September 25

 2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

Fall Migration Round-Up 2021

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

Fall Migration Round-Up 2021

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

Fall Migration Round-Up

Fall Migration Round-Up! Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to...

Fall Migration Round-Up

2021 Fall Migration Round-Up Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to go birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to...

Fall Migration Round-Up

September 25 to October 3 Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to go birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to...

Fall Migration Round-Up!

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

Story Walk: Bear Came Along

Self-Guided August-September on the Oh! Susanna Trail. Walk a portion of the Oh! Susannah Trail and enjoy reading a cheerful and action-packed adventure...

 2021 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to to birding, but we want to see which park is the best! From September 25 to October 3, we want birders to...

Bird Walk - Fall Migration Round-Up

Join Conservation Volunteer Dave Kruel for a fall birdwalk to help tally species for the 2021 Fall Migration Round-up park competition. This walk is geared...

Fall Migration Round Up Kick Off Birding Program

Yellow Creek State Park is an important rest stop on the Atlantic Flyway for birds migrating south. Come join us for a morning of bird watching with a few...

Fall Migration Round Up State Park Kick Off Birding Program

Join us for the start of our Fall Migration Competition! Yellow Creek State Park is an important rest on the Atlantic Flyway for birds migrating south. ...

 High Rocks Trail Day 2021 - Volunteer Event

***Program location: High Rocks Overlook Parking Area, 150 Tory Road, Pipersville PA*** ***Registration is required: to register, please use the online form...

Bike with Friends

Bring your bicycle and join the Friends of Cook Forest for a guided ride up the Tom’s Run Valley. We’ll start at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning...

Guided Nature Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park. We will explore birds, trees, wildflowers and park history along the...

High Rocks Trail Day 2021 - Volunteer Event

***Program location: High Rocks Overlook Parking Area, 150 Tory Road, Pipersville PA*** ***Registration is required: to register, please use the online form...

National Public Lands Day

Volunteers needed! Help us trim some trails, plant some trees, and clean up our park before our fall festivals! Please register so we know how many tools are...

National Public Lands Day

Every day America's public lands provide treasured moments to millions. HELP PROTECT AND RESTORE THEM ON NATIONAL...

National Public Lands Day

Join Park Staff for a national volunteer day event. Volunteer’s projects will be announced closer to the event date. Preregister to attend the event. Meet at...

National Public Lands Day - Lakeshore Clean-up

Volunteers make a difference! Join us on National Public Lands Day to assist in one of the following projects: Lakeshore Clean-up by Boat: Bring your...

National Public Lands Day

Join us in celebration of National Public Lands Day and in cooperation with Northeast PA Geocachers (NEPAG) to clean up the park! Volunteers of all ages and...

Three people with hand tools work on a trail

Jennings Environmental Education Center is looking for volunteers to pitch in at the park in celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join us with Dr. Daniel Hodge, Fourth Tree Health for this free, low intensity walk will give you a small glimpse of beautiful Hampden Township....

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join us and Dr. Loretta Ann Opila, an Internal Medicine Specialist with Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for this free, low intensity walk will traverse...

Fire Building for Scouts

Campfires are lots of fun! They are great places to relax, share stories, sing songs, and cook delicious snacks. Join us to learn how to choose a site,...

Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group Work Day

Join Forbes State Forest’s Laurel Mountain Volunteer Group for its final group work day of 2021. Projects will vary but will include brushwork, rearmoring...

Bristol Marsh

*** Registration required: Please pre-register by filling out the Google form:...

Beginner Archery

This program requires pre-registration to attend. Register online by clicking here. Join park staff to learn the basics of archery, including safety,...

Explore the Shore: Natural Areas of Pymatuning

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on the water! Join the park naturalist for a paddle to explore a section of Pymatuning’s lakeshore and two unique...

Fall Foliage Paddle

The autumn colors are starting to pop, join us on a paddle to enjoy them. Registration required for this program, please contact our EES at atews@pa.gov to...

Greenwood Park Walk With a Doc

Join up with doctors from Altoona Family Physicians while you walk the level paved path around Greenwood Park. Meet at the pavilion next to the soccer...

Invasion! Whats the big deal about invasive species?

What IS the big deal about invasive species? Are these organisms just another bug, a pretty flower, a nice shade tree or ecosystem disrupting, crop eating...

McConnells Mill Heritage Festival

History comes alive at the 29th Annual McConnells Mill Heritage Festival, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Portersville-Prospect. Come celebrate the historic...

National Public Lands Day Park Clean Up

Join Goddard State Park Staff as well as the Friends of Goddard for a Park Cleanup for National Public Lands Day. Meet at the Launch 3 Parking Lot. For more...

Paddle for Pollution

Join DARCee's Friends of Keystone State Park for the annual Paddle for Pollution clean up of Keystone Lake. Your choice to pick up litter while paddling or...

Painting in the Outdoors: Water

Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park has partnered with Artist Lora Russell to bring you "Painting in the Outdoors" at the park. We invite anyone from...

Public Lands Day: Volunteer Work Day

Help us celebrate National Public Lands Day. Join us for our last scheduled Volunteer Work Day of the year. Projects include: Streamside Study Station...

Science Saturday-Water

Let's try some science experiments with water! Try to make a boat made of recycled materials move across the water, watch a rainstorm in a jar, make huge...

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...

Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Sinnemahoning State Park

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

Nature Up Close

In this program for younger children (ages 4 to 8) and their parents/guardians/care-givers, we will explore nature up close with hand lenses on this easy...

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...

Intro to 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...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join Dr. Robert Cores on this 1.9 mile round trip walk starting at the Swiftwater Lane parking area on ACE Blue Marsh Lake property, will take you along the...

Painting in the Outdoors: Water

Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park has partnered with Artist Lora Russell to bring you "Painting in the Outdoors" at the park. We invite anyone from...

Poe Paddy Fall Migration Hike

Join the park naturalist on a moderate 3 mile hike from Poe Paddy through the tunnel and back. Part nature walk, part bird watching! We'll be sure to stop...

Science Saturday-Water

Let's try some science experiments with water! Try to make a boat made of recycled materials move across the water, watch a rainstorm in a jar, make huge...

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...

Signs of Autumn Hike

The tell-tale signs of autumn are all around as the new season begins. Join us as we search for wildflowers, colorful leaves, migrating birds and other signs...

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...

Monarch Tagging Preregistration required.

Learn all about the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. In addition, we will learn about monarch tagging to track their movements through migration, as...

Nature Up Close

In this program for younger children (ages 4 to 8) and their parents/guardians/care-givers, we will explore nature up close with hand lenses on this easy...

Pontoon Boat Tours of Glendale Lake - Registration Required

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. All...

The Pawpaw: Pennsylvania's Secret Fruit

Join Forest Ranger Ryan Thrush for a presentation and guided walk related to Pennsylvania's favorite native fruit tree - the Pawpaw. Learn some interesting...

Elk Talk

Join us in learning about the variety of ways elk communicate. You will learn how to accurately distinguish vocal calls of elk and recognize non-vocal...

Measuring and Scoring Antlers

Discover how deer and elk antlers grow, what conditions make for the largest antlers, and how to measure elk and deer antlers. Program includes hands-on...

Park Scavenger Hunt

Meet up with our park naturalist to get your list then explore the park looking for all sorts of items! Once your list is complete or you've run out of time,...

Virtual Introduction to Composting

Learn how easy it is to turn table scraps and yard trimmings in to “black gold” otherwise known as compost! Join a Park Naturalist from 2PM to 3PM on...

The Reservoir, the Dam, and Little Pine

Join the naturalist to take a stroll on the dam and learn the significance of it to the Little Pine Creek Valley, and also to the Susquehanna River. All...

Compasses, Maps, and You!

Learn how to use compasses and maps. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more...

Tales of the Eastern Woodlands

The program will feature traditional Iroquoian and Algonquian tales from the eastern woodlands, presented by storytellers Grandpa Dave Wargo, Alex Watkins,...

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...

Compass Course

Put your compass skills to the test by navigating our compass course. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at...

Birding on Lake Shore Trail

Join the naturalist for some birding on the Lake Shore Trail. Topics will include the different birds that live at Little Pine and also how to identify...

Bones in the Stones

Information on dinosaurs and fossilization plus identifying the top 10 fossils of Bedford County.

Sunset Paddle

Bring your paddle boat for a guided tour of Lake Jean while watching the sunset. This is the last sunset paddle of the year. You will need to bring your...

Birdsong Bingo

Do you know the difference between a bird song vs a bird call? Come on out to the campground amphitheater to learn about these differences. Along the way,...

Owl Prowl!

Join park naturalist and expert birder, Rob Bergstresser, for a short presentation on owl species native to Pennsylvania. We will cover owl identification...

Pennsylvania Elk: Reclaiming the Alleghenies

The original PGC Elk video in its entirety – 85 minutes. Learn about our Pennsylvania elk in this thorough documentary of the history, reintroduction, and...

Night Sky Tour

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...

Saturday, September 25