DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, May 14

 2022 Spring Migration Round-Up at Yellow Creek State Park

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 Spring 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...

Self-Guided Spring Wildflower Walkabout

Wildflowers have been admired for their beauty and usefulness as foods and medicines for many generations. Every wildflower, from the elegant lady’s slipper...

Spring Migration Roundup

2022 Spring 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...

Spring StoryWalk: Daniel Finds A Poem

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. This season’s story, Daniel Finds A Poem, can be found on the paved White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow...

Bird Walk

Avid birder and wildlife photographer, Thomas Buehl Jr., will lead two bird walks. The first one will be on Saturday, April 16 and the other one will be on...

Bird Walk

Avid birder and wildlife photographer, Thomas Buehl Jr., will lead two bird walks. The first one will be on Saturday, April 16 and the other one will be on...

Saturday Morning Birding Series

Saturday Morning Birding Walks at Hills Creek Saturdays in April and May All 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Hills Creek State Park Office prior to 8am...

Warbler Walk

Warbler Walk – Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Pleasant Valley Non-motorized Launch Area (South Shore) - Moraine Come out and enjoy a spring...

Woodsy Owl Workday

Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear are once again looking for volunteers to participate in beautification projects at Clear Creek State Park. The 28th Woodsy Owl...

Making the Most of Your Piece of Nature: A Sustainable Backyard Workshop

Spend a morning learning how you can care for your "Piece of Nature." With the increased prevalence of development and urban sprawl, learn how you can...

Making the Most of Your Piece of Nature: A Sustainable Backyard Workshop

Learn from experts through talks and exhibitor booths what steps you can take to improve the sustainability of your piece of nature. Spend a morning learning...

Wild About Warblers!

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day at Beltzville State Park as we dive into the fascinating world of these beautiful, and sometimes difficult-to-observe,...

Birdwalk Bingo!

Take a walk with the park naturalist to see what birds are out and about this morning. We’ll be keeping track of what we see with bingo cards; prizes for...

Constance Ranson Native Plant Sale

Join us to purchase native perennials, shrubs and trees. The sale starts at 9am at the Sugarloaf Sledding Area Pavilion. Get there early for the best...

Family Bird Walk- Wonder of Birds

Take a short, easy walk around the park office and Lake Frances in search of songbirds. It is late in the spring migration, when many birds begin to nest and...

Pontoon Boat Tours – Spring Migration Special

Enjoy a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the lake with park staff and an experienced birder, as we search the shorelines for herons, ducks, eagles,...

Remake Learning: Cavity Nesting Trail Walk and Box Building

***Registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: Giving Pond Recreation Area,...

STORYWALK: Mama Built a Little Nest- Recurring Event Self Guided

Mt. Pisgah State Park invites you to enjoy reading "Mama Built a Nest" while walking along the Oh! Susanna Trail by Stephen Foster Lake between the pool area...

The Joy of Birdwatchibg

A guided bird identification walk will be offered every Saturday morning until the end of May. Due to the park's location within the Tuscarora State Forest,...

Volunteer Work Day

Come out to Kings Gap and help with park projects. This month's projects include: Initial Planting in the Pollinator GardenRelocating PlantsMulching and...

Walk With A Doc - Reservoir Park

Join us for a 1.25-mile walk at Reservoir Park! Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022 Time: 9:00 a.m. This Walk With A Doc program is designed to provide some...

World Migratory Bird Day

Stop by the Scenic View Overlook to learn how to identify birds by sight, flight, and sound. Pick up a few tips and tricks for birdwatching this season. Be...

CANCELED - Spotted Lanterfly Workshop

Join the Friends of Pinchot and park staff for an informational workshop on the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect introduced from Asia that has been...

Chapman-Hearts Content Stone Points Knap-In

Registration is not required. The event is free and will be held rain or shine. Parking is available in Parking Lots #1 and #2. Join Chapman State Park and...

Deer Trail Short Loop Walk

Join us as we walk along part of Deer Trail looking for interesting creatures and plants as we go. Some spots may be wet.

Friends of Cook Forest: Litter Pick-Up

Please join the Friends of Cook Forest as we pick up litter on Forest Road from its intersection with RT36 to the Sawmill Theater. After some initial...

Introduction to Fly Fishing

Fly fishing can be a fun way to fish for the first time or it can present a new experience for seasoned anglers. Anyone, ages 12 years and older with an...

Laurel Lake Kayak Tour

Take a guided kayak tour of Laurel Lake. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 8 or older and be able to swim to register....

Remake Learning Days - Hands-on Herpetology

Laurel Hill is celebrating the annual Remake Learning Days Festival Across America! Join park naturalists for an exicting day of outdoor learning! We will...

Segundo Sábado Storytime con Bilingual Buhos

Segundo Sábado - Cuentos para niños y caminata en el bosque de Nolde Forest Únase a sus amigos del grupo Bilingual Buhos en Nolde Forest para disfrutar de...

Spring into Hiking

Join us as we discover the great outdoors along the park's trails. During this hike, you will learn about several different species of spring wildflowers...

Story-and-Stroll

Take some time to enjoy nature with your young children. A park educator will read a story and then lead you on a stroll through the park. This program is...

Tyler Spring Arts & Culture Festival

Celebrating diverse cultural traditions including Fine Art, Craft, Sculpture, Music, Dance and Cuisine in a unified festival for the senses. An exciting...

Waterfalls and Wildflowers Bike-n-Hike

Take a trip to Pioneer Falls with the park naturalist via bike and hiking trail as we investigate spring wildflowers found at the park. We’ll start on bikes...

Pontoon Boat Tours – Spring Migration Special

Enjoy a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the lake with park staff and an experienced birder, as we search the shorelines for herons, ducks, eagles,...

Kayak Basics

May 14 11:00am - 12:30am Do you have an interest in learning to kayak? Have you wanted to learn how to kayak but haven’t had this chance? Here is your...

Pontoon Boat Tours – Spring Migration Special

Enjoy a relaxing and informative 1-hour tour of the lake with park staff and an experienced birder, as we search the shorelines for herons, ducks, eagles,...

Laurel Lake Kayak Tour

Take a guided kayak tour of Laurel Lake. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 8 or older and be able to swim to register....

Name That Mammal!

Bring the kids for a fun, educational game based on mammal identification. If they match the mammal fur to the picture of that mammal, they win a prize! A...

Natural History Hike

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a hike through Sizerville's old growth forest. Accompany us on the bottomlands trail as we discuss Sizerville's natural...

Nurturing Through Nature - Bloom Where You're Planted Series

Spring is a time of nurturing.. Whether you’re a small plant bud nurtured to bloom by earth’s embrace, a tiny hatchling nurtured in your warm nest until you...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring a camera, phone, or tablet to the Campground Beach and take part in a family-fun scavenger hunt! See if you can find everything on the list to take a...

Poe Paddy Bird Walk

Join the park naturalist on an easy 1.5 mile hike from Poe Paddy, through the tunnel, and back. We’ll be keeping our eyes and ears open for whatever birds we...

Salamander Search

**Ages 4-10. We'll start off with a brief introduction to salamanders, then head into the woods to roll some logs and see how many we can find.

The Beauty of Botany

Join Dr. Susan Munch on a scientific plant-identification walk though the Nolde Forest. This is a hands-on botany walk through the woods, so please dress for...

Map and Compass 101

Join the park naturalist to learn the basics of using a map and compass in the wild to help find your way. Compasses will be provided for use during the...

Spring Backpacking Trip

Attention Backpackers! Up for a little spring adventure? If you are, we'll spend 2-3 hours Saturday afternoon backpacking to a camping site, set up camp, and...

Ticks & Lymes Disease

Join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we discuss Ticks, their life cycle, ways to repel ticks and what to do if you do get one imbedded.

Water and Slag Walking Tour  

Join local historian Andre Weltman to see the furnace “head race” and “slag heap,” a man-made mountain of waste products from smelting iron. Meet at the Old...

Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop

Thaddeus Stevens was NOT a blacksmith. He owned the 10,000 acres that comprised Caledonia Ironworks. As a leading abolitionist, he advocated for the end of...

Second Saturday Trail Crew

Give back to Nolde Forest on the second Saturday of every month. We stive to keep our trails in tip top shape, but we can always use some extra...

Nature Walk

Join the naturalist for an easy walk on the trails of Susquehannock State Park we will talk about the history of the area and enjoy any nature that crosses...

The Incredible, Centuries long Story of Shad on the Susquehanna River

Shad have played a role in life on the Susquehanna from native peoples to early America and are still a topic of discussion, research, and policy today. They...

Bright Moon Hike

Come join the park naturalist for a hike around the lake to learn about this month’s full moon. Learn why some of the Scots-Irish would refer to the May full...

Thru-Hiking from Georgia to Maine

People from all over the world come to hike this global treasure. Most do a few or many miles in section hikes. Like climbing Mt. Everest, only a few manage...

Friends of Cook Forest Series:  Lunar Eclipse at Cook Forest

Please meet at the Ridge Camp Park Amphitheater to learn about what causes a Lunar Eclipse and why we don't have one every month. Find your way among the...

Saturday, May 14