DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, January 1

Christmas Wreath Scavenger Hunt

Here is your chance to have some fun in the park in the months of November and December. There are 20 natural material wreaths scattered through the core of...

StoryWalk: No Two Alike

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. This season’s story, No Two Alike, can be found on the paved Whispering Pines Trail in the Pine Plantation Day...

TBD-London Tract Meeting House Visitor Hours

The London Tract Meeting House will be open to the public and staffed by Friends of White Clay Creek Preserve. Come enjoy this historic structure while...

TBD-Something's Fishy at White Clay Creek

Find that new "angle" of life with the White Clay Fly Fishers at their Monthly Meetings held on the third Tuesday evening of each month at the White Clay...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Little Red Riding Hood

Take a walk and read a story at the same time. Throughout the month of January 2022, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along the...

Storybook Stroll

Bring your little ones for a short walk in the woods while enjoying a story along the way. Even adults will enjoy this cute children's story about a child...

FULL First Day Hike

*The hikes are both FULL. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please use the registration button. Kick off the new year with a moderate hike on...

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Marsh Creek is hosting a First Day Hike at 9 am. The hike starts at 800 North Reeds Road, Downingtown, PA 19335 at the West Side boat launch. The total...

First Day Hike

First Day Hike at Caledonia State Park. Hike the Ramble Trail on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Meet at the Oak Pavilion at 9AM. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

First Day Hike

Welcome in 2022 by enjoying a guided hike in the park! Several hikes are scheduled - see below for details. Dress in layers, wear proper footwear and bring...

First Day Hike

Step into the new year with a hike at Codorus! Join us for a leisurely 1-mile walk through the forest and along the fields while we see what winter is like...

First Day Hikes!  Bog Treasures

Take a stroll on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. The hike will be approximately ½ mile long. Meet at...

Friends Trail Day

Join the Friends of Ridley Creek State Park trail crew on their monthly trail maintenance excursions where they care for park trails, remove invasive plants...

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Join DARCee's Friends of Keystone State Park for a guided hike on the trails. Space is limited so registration is required. Meeting location and additional...

First Day Hike

Kick off the New Year and 2022 with an easy to moderate walk at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Led by the park naturalist, we will walk approximately 1.5 miles...

First Day Hike

Start your year off right with a 2-mile nature hike in the cool, crisp January air lead by a park naturalist! We will be hiking on the Bollinger Trail, and...

First Day Hike

Join us for a hike to get your New Year's Resolutions started. This hike is pre-registration only. If there is snow we will snowshoe. Location of the hike...

First Day Hike

Start the new year outdoors! Join us for a hike as we welcome 2022. We will hike approximately 1.5 miles on flat terrain. We will mostly be walking out and...

First Day Hike

Start the New Year on the right foot with an easy 2.5 mile hike on fairly level trails. Scout around for dens, nests, and other animal traces as you learn...

First Day Hike

Start the year off right by getting outside and hiking. An annual tradition at many state parks - join the tradition.

First Day Hike

Join us at Raccoon Creek as we kick off 2022 with a refreshing morning hike. Registration is required and limited to 30 participants. The moderate 3-mile...

First Day Hike

Join the park naturalist for a first day hike along the Buffalo Ridge Trail! The ridge trail is a moderate trail that climbs to the top of Buffalo Ridge and...

First Day Hike

Enjoy a scenic hike on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. This hike will be 4 miles in length on moderate terrain. Please dress for the weather, wear...

First Day Hike Morning

Description: *2 miles - slight difficulty - trails include some incline and uneven terrain* Start the new year off on the right foot by taking part in the...

First Day Hike at Jacobsburg

Get out and get hiking on the first day of 2022! Join us for one of two 2-mile interpretive hikes at Jacobsburg. We will explore the old growth forest of...

First Day Hikes

First Day Hikes is a national program throughout state parks across the country. Come join us at Ridley Creek State Park to start your new year outside with...

First Day Walk 2022

Celebrate New Year’s Day with a walk in your favorite state park. Presque Isle State Park is hosting a walk at 10:00 am – 11:30 am on January 01, 2022. A...

First Day Hike

Welcome in 2022 by enjoying a guided hike in the park! The hike will be an easy to moderate 1.5 to 2.5 miles. Dress in layers, wear proper footwear and...

First Day Hike

Join us for a hike to celebrate the new year! The hike will be 2 miles in length and will take about an hour and a half. The hike will be around Hopewell...

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A few short, steep inclines with many vistas of the Great Trough Creek Gorge and a stop at Balanced Rock, as well as many CCC built infrastructure along the...

First Day Hikes!  Bog Treasures

Take a stroll on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. The hike will be approximately ½ mile long. Meet at...

First Day Hike

Step into the new year with a hike at Codorus! Join us for a 2.5-hike through pine forests, over hills and along fields. Meet at Pavilion 3 at the Main...

First Day Hike

Start the year off on the right foot with a hike in Shawnee State Park. Join a ranger for a moderate two mile loop along the Lake Shore and Shawnee trails,...

First Day Hike

Start the New Year healthy! Visit the park for a First Day Hike on the General Kane Trail! The trail is an approximate 1.5 mile easy rated trail. Dress in...

First Day Hikes

Come and greet the new one with one of our First Day hikes. There are two hikes to choose from, ranging from easy to challenging. There’s a hike for...

FULL First Day Hike

*The hikes are both FULL. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please use the registration button. Kick off the new year with a moderate hike on...

First Day Hike

Welcome in 2022 by enjoying a guided hike in the park! Several hikes are scheduled - see below for details. Dress in layers, wear proper footwear and bring...

First Day Hike

Kick off the New Year and 2022 with an easy to moderate walk at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Led by the park naturalist, we will walk approximately 1.5 miles...

First Day Hike

Start out on the right foot in 2022 with a short hike, exploring nature in winter at Hills Creek. This slow-paced, family-oriented hike will be less than 1.5...

First Day Hike

A family nature hike with easy walking in search of signs of winter activity by animals, stream ecology, and winter tree identification

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Free event with 2 hikes (1 easy; 1 moderate); enjoy campfires and hot beverages with Friends of Canoe Creek. Bring water; wear shoes for muddy trails.

First Day Hike

Join Park staff and the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park in celebrating the New Year with a first day hike! Meet at the Fuller Lake Bathhouse at 1PM....

First Day Hike - Lakeside Trail

Start 2022 out right with a First Day Hike at Cowans Gap State Park. This hike is 1.5 miles long over easy terrain. The hike is along the pleasant, level...

First Day Hike - Overlook Hike

Start 2022 out right with a First Day Hike at Cowans Gap State Park. This hike is 2.5 miles long over moderate to hard terrain. The hike is along the...

First Day Hike Afternoon

Description: *3 miles - moderate difficulty - trails include incline and uneven terrain* Start the new year off on the right foot by taking part in the...

First Day Hike Moraine Pleasant Valley

FULL This hike has reached the maximum number of participants, but there are still plenty of other trails to explore in Moraine. Our park map is here:...

First Day Hike Moraine Sunken Garden

FULL This hike has reached the maximum number of participants, but there are still plenty of other trails to explore in Moraine. Our park map is here:...

First Day Hike at Jacobsburg

Get out and get hiking on the first day of 2022! Join us for one of two 2-mile interpretive hikes at Jacobsburg. We will explore the old growth forest of...

First Day Hike with Friends

Join the Friends of Cook Forest at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom for a nearly 3 mile loop encompassing Ridge, Camp, Corduroy, and...

First Day Hike!  Lake Loop Trail Hike

Take a hike on the Lake Loop Trail to see a beaver lodge up close and look for signs of wildlife. This trail is one mile and is mostly flat. Meet at the...

First Day celebration

Start off the New Year by getting off on the right foot with friends and family. The Friends of Canoe Creek will be there with campfires and hot beverages –...

CANCELED: First Day Hike

The First Day Hike at Kings Gap has been CANCELED due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope you can continue to enjoy the...

FULL - First Day Hike at Point State Park

This program is currently full and registration has been closed. Join park staff to start off the New Year with an easy hike on paved surfaces around the...

First Day Hike

Join us for a leisurely walk along Laurel Hill Lake. This hike will be 2 miles in length on easy terrain. Please be sure to dress for the...

First Day Hike

Join Beltzville State Park and The Friends of Beltzville for the 2022 First Day Hike

First Day Hike

Start your year off right with a 2-mile nature hike in the cool, crisp January air lead by a park naturalist! We will be hiking on the Bollinger Trail, and...

First Day Hike

Welcome in 2022 by enjoying a guided hike in the park! Several hikes are scheduled - see below for details. Dress in layers, wear proper footwear and bring...

First Day Hike

Step into the new year with a hike at Codorus! Join us for a leisurely 1-mile walk through the forest and along the fields while we see what winter is like...

First Day Hike - Lakeside Trail

Start 2022 out right with a First Day Hike at Cowans Gap State Park. This hike is 1.5 miles long over easy terrain. The hike is along the pleasant, level...

First Day Hikes

Come and greet the new one with one of our First Day hikes. There are two hikes to choose from, ranging from easy to challenging. There’s a hike for...

First Day Hikyoga at Pymatuning State Park with Kate

Bring in the new year outdoors! Join Hikyoga and Yoga Spot Meadville teacher Kate Costanzo and Park Environmental Education Specialist Emily Borcz for a...

Saturday, January 1