DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, May 27

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...

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...

Cook Forest Living History Weekend

Please join us for a fun filled weekend of living history as we journey through various historical eras of the United States: French & Indian War, Colonial...

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...

Home School Nature Adventures

Discover nature with other elementary age homeschoolers (K-5) who meet up every other Friday with DCNR park naturalist to explore the outdoors through a wide...

Koppenhaver Trail Bridge Volunteer Day

Koppenhaver Trail Bridge Volunteer Day Volunteers are needed to assist with installing a new replacement bridge on Koppenhaver Trail. Projects consist of...

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...

101 years of Presque Isle

Presque Isle turns 101 years as a Pennsylvania State Park on May 27, 2022. Join Park Naturalist Brian Gula to discover the history from the act that made...

Virtual: Snakes are Slimy?

Mark your calendars for for a fun yet informative virtual program about snakes. The focus is on snakes that live in Pennsylvania. Registration is required....

White pine growing out of Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park

Meet park staff for a brief talk on the history and significance of this geologic wonder. Please allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route 534

Birding Walk

Join the park naturalist for an afternoon bird walk along the Creek Trail to see what feather friends live and are passing through our park. Please bring...

Wild Flower Walk

Join us at Sizerville State Park as we explore the park for native wild flowers. The hike will start at Sizerville's Amphitheater, comfortable footwear is...

White pine growing out of Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park

A park naturalist will be on hand to answer questions you may have about making the most of your stay at the park! If you have questions on hiking...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring a camera or cell phone for this high tech scavenger hunt. Find the items on the list, take a photo, and get a prize. All children must be accompanied...

Kayaking 101 - Registration Full

Registation is full for this event. Kayaking is a great way to explore your state parks, but there are a few things to learn before your first trip on the...

Outdoor Nature Painting

Join the Park Naturalists at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center for a night of acrylic painting and some hands-on learning about what makes a bird a bird....

Family Fun Night: The incredible, Centuries long Story of Shad on the Susquehanna River

Shad have long played a role in life along the Susquehanna from Native peoples to early America, and even now they are a part of reseach, conservation and...

PA Amphibians and Reptiles

Join Mark Lethaby from Pennsylvania Sea Grant and the Natural History Museum at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center to learn about PARS—Pennsylvania Amphibian...

Animal Traces

Come be a detective and discover all the amazing traces that our Pennsylvania animals leave behind. You will be surprised how many clues that you never knew...

Black Bears

Join the park naturalist as we learn about the American black bear that is found throughout Pennsylvania. You will also learn what you can do to avoid black...

Nature Hike

Learn about the wonders of the woods as you hike along the Horse trails.

Rachel Carson Walk

Celebrate the birthday of one of America's great conservationists and author of Silent Spring with a nature walk and talk about the life and times of Rachel...

Treasure Hunt with Map and Compass

The basics of using a compass for orienteering, then seeking the "lost treasure." This is a family activity.

Matchless Fire Starting

Fire has always captivated humans. Whether it be for cooking or for warmth, people have relied on this heat source for millennia. Come out to the...

Poe Valley Trivia Night!

Think you know your favorite state park? Test your knowledge of Poe Valley history, flora, and fauna to see how well you really know it! Get your winning...

Rainy Night Nature Walk

Bring your rainhat to join us on a rainy night nature walk! Wentz Education Center

Spooky Spiders

There are over 30,000 different spiders in the world. What do some of these spiders eat? Where do some of these spiders live? Come and learn some of the...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an educational short film on the reintroduction of fishers and otter back to PA.

UV Night Hike

Take a stroll on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that live in the bog. Then, use the UV lights to see the bog in a different light. ...

Bald Eagle – America’s Bird

Learn about our majestic national symbol. Its size, power, and grace will be featured along with its biology and recovery in PA.

Bats!

Join us for an evening walk through the East Day Use Area to look for and learn about the bats of PA, why you don’t need to worry that they’ll suck your...

Frog Hunt

Join us for one of our most fun and popular programs. We’ll meet at the Kentuck Campground Amphitheater to discuss our plan of attack. Then we’ll head to...

The Geography of Gettysburg

The Pennsylvania topography, combined with the military objectives of commanding officers, led to a tiny village becoming burned into psyche of America. Hear...

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...

Night Sky Tour

Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Hear...

Friday, May 27