DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, October 1

2022 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to go birding, but we want to see which park is the best! Join us in a friendly competition to see which...

2022 Fall Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to go birding, but we want to see which park is the best! Join us in a friendly competition to see which...

Flat Naturalist  Self-Guided Tree Challenge

Head out to the park for an adventure with your very own flat naturalists! Much like the Flat Stanley in schools, Washington Crossing Historic Park will...

Cedar Waxwing

Fall migration is a great time to look for birds, so spend the morning with the Park Naturalist to look for departing warblers and arriving sparrows. Bring...

Field To Forest Workshop

Learn how to make effective improvements and maintain the overall health of your property with our informative workshop, presented by professionals in the...

Story Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods! After the story, share with us your Monarch observations! Find it along the Nature Trail (#16) to the right...

Storywalk - Can He Keep It?

Enjoy a walk thru nature while reading a story. The story is located on Adams Run Trail, is less than 1/2 a mile, and handicap accessible. Parking is...

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...

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...

North Country Trail Hike

North Country Trail Hike – Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Meet beside Pavilion #7 (McDanels Launch Area) Moraine Join the Park...

Tale of Three Trees

Lace up your hikers for a lengthy walk to observe three of the oldest trees in Laurel Hill State Park. Each tree species has an interesting story. This...

Weed Wranglers Volunteer Kill Invasive Species preregistration preferred

Show Yellow Creek some love! Join us to remove invasive species of plants and brush around Dragonfly Pond! Want to get a great workout or learn more how to...

Wilderness Survival: Primitive Fire Building & Food Preparation

Dust off your ferrule rods and meet us at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom to learn various fire starting techniques. We will then prepare...

Women Only 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...

Morning Bird Walk

Join a park naturalist, as well as a couple local birders and park cavity nesting box monitors on a walk in the park to look for birds! Enjoy the crisp...

Birdfeeding 101

Join us in the Education Center wildlife habitat garden to fill the birdfeeders and enjoy the birds! We’ll talk about types of feeders and seed and how to...

Fall Foliage Hike

Join us on a 1 mile hike to explore the parks mixed wood forest foliage. We will talk about the different trees and the colors they show us at this time of...

Walk in Penn's Woods

Join the park naturalist for a walk on the trails around Pinnacle overlook. walks are hosted all over the state this weekend for Pennsylvanians to enjoy our...

Walk in Penn's Woods on Laurel Ridge, Somerset County

Join Forest and State Park Staff for an intermediate backpacking experience on Laurel Ridge. This backpacking adventure includes two days of hiking and one...

McConnells Mill Historic Gristmill Autumn Hours

Thursdays through Sundays - 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill at...

Annual Autumn Festival

Come join us for the 31st Annual Autumn Festival at Sizerville State Park. This historic festival celebrates pioneer crafts, skills and foods. Local artisans...

Raptor Watch on Flat Rock Overlook

Meet the park naturalist at the Flat Rock overlook and spot migrating raptors. There will be a spotting scope and binoculars for anyone to use.

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...

CoEd 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...

Leaves of the Lake Paddle

Ever wanted to explore promised land lake? Well this is your chance to join us for a paddle on the lake as we take in the foliage and learn about the trees...

Life 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...

Life of James Buchanan

Come out for our October program at Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park and join the park naturalist for a look at the life of James Buchanan, the fifteenth...

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...

Walk in Penn's Woods at Codorus State Park

Join Angela McCarty, Environmental Interpretative Technician on an easy 1.7 mile loop around Wildasin Cove. The trail is primarily a single-track path that...

Electrofishing at Yellow Creek Preregistration is required

Join IUP's Dave Janetski to learn about Yellow Creek's local fish populations, common sampling methods, and help electroshock live fish! Electroshocking is a...

Elk Basics

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We bet...

Forest Therapy Walk

Not enough time for Forest Bathing? Try a Forest Shower! Even a short amount of time spent in a natural environment provides health and wellness benefits....

Whooo's Around

Pennsylvania has a diversity of beautiful owls – can you name them? Come get ‘wise’ about these nocturnal inhabitants and learn about their life cycle and...

Foxes for Kids!

Bring the littles out for some fun facts and a craft!

Trapping the Wild Canine

Trapper Gary Sharp shares his knowledge of trapping canines, tips and tricks for success, and the regulations of trapping. See the equipment you need and...

Outdoor Nature Painting

Join the park educators for a night of guided step-by-step acrylic painting and hands-on learning about owls. All supplies will be provided. Meeting at the...

Haunted Paddle

CANCELED - Join the park naturalist for our final paddle of the year. We will paddle around the lake and stop to hear some haunting stories from the area....

Indian Civilizations along Shawnee Creek

Artifacts and known history will be used to look at the prehistiric and historic Native American cultures.

Haunted Lake Loop Trail

Ready to be scared?!? The Haunted Lake Loop Trail will take place on October 1 at Black Moshannon State Park. Enjoy a good scare and some laughs on this...

Saturday, October 1