DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, May 21

Kids to Parks Day

Come out and explore your local park! Kids to Parks day connects kids and families with their local, state, and national parks and public lands through...

Kids to Parks Day

Join us for family-friendly fun ALL DAY!! Laurel Hill State Park is hosting a variety of kid and family-friendly events all day long! Join us for any or all...

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...

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...

Adopt-a-Beach at Presque Isle State Park 

We are pleased to announce the return of our Adopt A Beach program! Are you a local resident who enjoys visiting Presque Isle State Park? Are you proud that...

Bygone Town of Ricketts Tour

Discover where the lumber town of Ricketts used to stand and learn some history along the way! Good boots are recommended for walking. Please bring your...

Garlic Mustard Pull Party

Forbes State Forest is seeking volunteers to help pull invasive garlic mustard to help promote the growth of native wild plants in the Linn Run Valley. ...

Part 2 - Women's Intro to Fly Fishing

PRE-REGISTRATION required. Register by 5/13/22 Ladies, have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly fish? Now is your opportunity to learn about...

Remake Learning days: Stream Study

Join park staff to learn about local water ecology. We will be collecting various invertebrates that inhabit our stream at French Creek! We will then...

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 Day at Davis Hollow Cabin

The Friends of Davis Hollow Cabin will be hosting a workday at the Historic Davis Hollow Cabin located at Moraine State Park. Consider helping and meeting...

Women in the Wilds! **FULL**

Ladies - come out and enjoy an entire day of learning new skills, from mushroom hunting to backpacking and fishing! All day long we will have various...

Wag Walk

*Dog-friendly Hike* Bring your furry friend for a hike at Nolde Forest. All dogs must be on a leash at all times. Hike will be approximately 1-2 miles of...

 Step Outdoors Springfest

Announcing the 14th annual Step Outdoors Springfest at Hills Creek. Participate in recreation activities and demonstrations including kayaking, canoeing,...

Archery for Beginners

Our beginner’s program is based on the National Archery in Schools Program, which makes it easy for anyone to learn. We provide the equipment, and you bring...

A child in a red shirt wearing a green hat is fishing by a stream.

Canceled. Will be rescheduled for June 2022. Bring the family down to the lake and join a park educator to learn the basics of fishing. Kids can practice...

Ferncliff Scavenger Hunt for "Kids to Parks Day"

As a fun activity to celebrate “Kids to Parks Day” we will have a Ferncliff themed scavenger hunt. Come to the Ferncliff parking lot to pick up your...

Guided Bird Walks

May 5, 13, 21, 27 10:00am - 11:30am Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. Join the park...

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...

Nature Camp Registration

Summer will soon be upon us and its time to sign your child up for nature camp! Fee for camp is $20.00 per child. Please bring exact cash or a check made out...

Spring Wildflower Walk

Take a hike to see the beautiful spring wildflowers growing at Black Moshannon State Park, and find out interesting uses for some of them. This will be a...

Swatara Wildflower Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a wildflower walk at Swatara State Park on Saturday, May 21, 2022. The trail is 7 miles in length...

What's in the Water

This program is part of Remake Learning Days and Kids to State Parks 2022. Prepare to get wet and discover what’s in the water. Join us to learn about...

Yoga in the Park

Join us for a Vinyasa Flow (Yoga) Practice along Silver Creek, led by Ramona Lena. Beginners are welcome. Bring a yoga mat or blanket and drinking water....

Cook Forest Conservancy Series:  Cook Forest Hike & Yoga

Join the Cook Forest Conservancy, Soul Blossom & Wild Rose Bread at the Park Office for yoga and a short hike to the Swinging Bridge

Historic Gristmill Summer Hours

Opening day is Saturday, May 21! The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill at McConnells Mill...

Historic Gristmill Summer Hours

The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill at McConnells Mill State Park is open mid-May through...

Kids to Parks Day

It’s National Kids to Parks Day! Bring your kiddos to the Pickerel Pond Day-use Area at the park any time from 11:00am to 2:00pm for a day of outdoor...

Kids to Parks Day

Kids to Parks Day is a national event designed to connect kids to experiences found in our parks. Kids of all ages, and accompanying adults are invited to...

Friends of Cook Forest: Trail Bridge Cleaning Walk

Please meet at the Log Cabin Inn to assist the Friends of Cook Forest in removing needles and leaves from trail bridges in the park. The debris holds...

Frogs & Toads

Celebrate Kids to Parks Day with a family program all about Frogs and Toads found at Oil Creek State Park! The park naturalist will introduce you to these...

Pond Life

Bring the kids as we grab our nets and containers search for cool animals that live in a pond. Learn why something as small as a backyard pond can play an...

Spring Wildflower Walk

Take a hike to see the beautiful spring wildflowers growing at Black Moshannon State Park, and find out interesting uses for some of them. This will be a...

Tomahawk Toss at Fort Pitt

Test your aim at the Fort Pitt Museum’s Tomahawk Toss on May 21 starting at 1 p.m. In 18th-century America, both American Indians and European settlers...

Vernal Pool Exploration!

Spring is an exciting time of year for our amphibians in the forest! Join the park naturalist on a short hike (less than a mile) out to some vernal pools in...

Two adult bald eagles perched on one branch

The eagles' eggs have hatched and the chicks are getting bigger every day! View the nest action live through binoculars or high-powered scope with the help...

Part 2 - Women's Intro to Fly Fishing

PRE-REGISTRATION required. Register by 5/13/22 Ladies, have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly fish? Now is your opportunity to learn about...

Elk Explanations

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...

Learning to Kayak

Join the park naturalist for a beginner’s kayaking lesson. After the lesson you will have a chance to paddle on the lake with the naturalist. ...

Thaddeus Stevens

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...

Sizerville Stream Study

Join us at Sizerville State Park as we explore the Cowley Run stream for macroinvertebrates. The Stream Study will take place in front of Pavilion 2, nets &...

Sunset Rocks Vista Hike

Sunset Rocks Vista Hike Join the park staff on a 2.5 mile loop hike up to sunset rocks vista and learn about the local wildlife found in the area. Learn what...

Campfire Tales: Samuel's Favorites

Join Mr. Cowan around the campfire to hear some of his favorite tales from the park. You may just learn something new. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks if...

Experience a Spring Night & Springtime Salamanders and Frogs

Evening Program Daytime Program Saturday Saturday May 21, 2022 ...

Turtle Talk!

World Turtle Day is only a few days away, are you ready for it? We have at least 5 different species of turtles here in Poe Valley, can you identify them...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville's Amphitheater for a short film about White-tailed Deer and the role they play in PA's ecosystem.

Amphibian Night Hike

The forest is full of life at night. Take a night hike on the mile-long Koppenhaver Trail to search for amphibian night life. Please wear sturdy shoes and...

Fairfield map

Amateurs talk about strategy, but professional officers talk about logistics. After 200,000 soldiers engaged in battle over three days, it was now time for...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Around the World in 80 Minutes

In the United States the Greek Constellations and their associated mythological stories are the most well-known. However, for thousands of years humans of...

Saturday, May 21