DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, October 15

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...

Self-Guided Fall Foliage and Autumn Wonders Walkabout

Experience the extraordinary transformations occurring in the fall forest community on this special, limited-time only Self-Guided Fall Foliage and Autumn...

PSO Cameron County Birding Spotlight

The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology is holding a "Birding Spotlight" of Cameron County over the weekend of October 14-17, 2022. Sinnemahoning State...

REGISTRATION FULL - Fall Foliage Paddle

Registration is full. Join park staff for an early morning paddle. This is a great opportunity for nature photographers. We will discuss fall foliage and...

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...

Project WILD Educator Workshop

Project WILD Educator Workshop - Saturday, October 15, 2022 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM – Park Region 2 Conference Room (528 Prospect Exit off 422) 195 Park Road,...

RESCHEDULED-Walk in Penn's Woods- William Penn State Forest Wertz Tract

This event has been rescheduled to October 15, 2022 due to weather. Join our forester Kayla Kehres on a 2 mile hike through our Wertz Tract located in...

Adopt a Beach at Presque Isle State Park

Join us for a litter pick-up and help keep our beaches clean. This is our final clean up of the year. Please register to participate.

Fall Clean-Up

Lend a hand and help us get the park ready for winter! Grab a friend (or a group!) and meet at Pavilion # 1. Bring a water bottle and wear appropriate...

Family Friendly Fall Hike

Bring the family out for a short fall hike along a portion of the Lakeside Trail with MU Geosciences senior, Emma Stone. She will provide details about the...

Garden Volunteer Day

Our Master Gardeners are working to improve the Mansion garden, and we really need your help! Saturday Morning, October 15, 2022 9 AM - Noon Projects...

Spongy (Gypsy) Moth Scrape - Volunteers Needed!

Bald Eagle State Park and surrounding areas have been hit hard this year by the invasive spongy moth (formerly known as the “gypsy moth”). During this event,...

Women in the Mountains

Enjoy a ladies day of outdoor recreation and environmental education at the park! Six sessions are scheduled including: outdoor cooking and cider making,...

Wag Walk

This event has been canceled. Join us again in the Spring for more dog walks in the forest. *Dog-friendly Hike* Bring your furry friend for a hike at...

Apple Festival

Our annual Apple Festival is back again! Join us for an afternoon of food, fun, entertainment, and of course, Shoaff's Mill! See the mill grind corn as it...

Crafts in the Meadows

The Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show is a fine art and craft event showcasing excellence in craftsmanship alongside a festive weekend of...

Fall Tree Walk Preregistration required

Join Friends of the Parks for a guided hike at Yellow Creek State Park to see beautiful colors of Indiana County. Pennsylvania is considered one of the...

Halloween Science

Have fun participating in science experiments that are based on Halloween! Make spider web silk, see a bubbling potion, make a pumpkin puke, and make dancing...

Harvest Day Festival

The Friends of Cowans Gap State Park invite you to join us for our annual Harvest Day Festival. Bring the family out for some fall fun in the park! Pumpkin...

Trail Challenge Hikers

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...

Leaf Peeper's Hike with Tree ID

Come out and enjoy the Fall foliage with on the Lazear trail up to the overlook. We'll practice our leaf ID skills along the way. Our trails can be steep in...

National Fossil Day

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a special exhibit along the Multi-Use Trail to celebrate National Fossil Day. While the geology of Ridley Creek State Park...

Trail Care at the Wildflower Reserve

We need your help! The Wildflower Reserve has over 4.5 miles of trails that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us as we help in the upkeep of this...

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...

Cook Forest Conservancy Series: Resilience & Habitat Diversity Through Sustainable Forestry

Join the Foundation for Sustainable Forests at Shelter #2 to learn about forest age, species diversity, resilience, and the worst-first approach to timber...

Fall Foliage Hike

Join us for a 5 mile hike on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. We’ll stop by a scenic overlook to take in the famous fall color if PA’s Laurel Highlands. ...

International Archaeology Day

Join park educators for an indoor lecture with an optional outdoor field visit to showcase arechaeological projects completed on the park.

16th Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Float

Heritage and Educational Activities, Arts and Crafts Vendors 12:00 to 5:00 PM—Day Use Area ...

Autumn Market & Encampment

Travel back in time and experience life in a Revolutionary War camp during Washington Crossing Historic Park’s annual Autumn Encampment & Market on Saturday,...

 Archery for Beginners

Interested in learning how to shoot archery? Now is your chance! Learn from the park naturalists in this beginner's archery course! Participants must be...

All About Antlers

Discover how deer and elk antlers grow, what conditions make for the largest antlers, and how to measure elk and deer antlers. Practice measuring elk...

Halloween Science

Have fun participating in science experiments that are based on Halloween! Make spider web silk, see a bubbling potion, make a pumpkin puke, and make dancing...

Pinchotween

Pinchotween is Saturday, October 21, 2023. There are still a few sites left! To make reservations, or check availability, go to www.VisitPAParks.com or call...

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...

Wildlife Watchers on the Water - Pontoon Tour

Enjoy a tour of Lake Marburg and all its wonders on a guided pontoon ride with a park educator. Space is limited, call the park office at (717)637-2816 to...

Owl Pellet Detectives

Dissecting owl pellets can be like a mini treasure hunt! Join us to find what is hidden in a pellet and to find clues about the habits and roles of owls in...

Fall Backpacking Trip

Enjoy the fall season and join us for an afternoon hike and campout in the park. We'll hike around 3 miles on Saturday, set up camp and return on Sunday...

Trapping in Pennsylvania

Our PSU Intern Mitchell will provide this educational program on trapping in the Keystone state. He will cover traps used, Pa furbearers and different sets...

Tree ID Hike

pennsylvania has some of the most diverse forests in the world, learn how to identify trees and why each is important to the ecology of our woodlands

Bat Chat

How much do you think you know about bats? Join Susan Gallagher from Carbon County Environmental Education Center for this special presentation about these...

Let's Learn The Constellations

Make and use your own star chart, then begin to enjoy the night skies of fall and winter.

Owl Prowl

At this program we’ll learn about the owls found in Pennsylvania, their calls, and their habits before taking a short walk where we'll try to call one in....

Star-lit Skywatch

Join the Central Pennsylvania Observers Astronomy Club for an evening of night sky exploration! Delve deep into the night sky and learn how to identify...

Star-lit Skywatch

Join the Central Pennsylvania Observers Astronomy Club for an evening of night sky exploration! Delve deep into the night sky and learn how to identify...

Saturday, October 15