DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, May 29

 Fish for Free Day

Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED....

Pontoon Boat Tours on Glendale Lake (Registration required by calling the office)

Take a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Donations will be accepted for the Friends of PGSP. Children...

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...

Morning Bird Walk

Join park staff for a bird walk to see what birds are hanging around the park. We’ll give an overview of basic birding skills and some common birds you...

Eagle Watch

Come to Mt.Pisgah State Park to see Stephen Foster Lakes resident eagle population. Learn about this magnificant birds history, biology, behavior and...

Find Your Pace

Add a new talent to your hiking skillset! We’ll make pace/ranger beads and learn how to use them as a manual counting tool for measuring distance travelled.

Marsh Creek Morning Hike

Join Park staff for a hike to the Marsh Creek Dam. This 2-mile out and back hike will involve views of the lake, wildlife watching, and history of the dam...

Morning Nature Hike

Come along and start your day with a refreshing morning hike on Pont Trail to discover what flora and fauna we can find. Be prepared for a moderate ~2-mile...

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Bring any type of camera to the Environmental Learning Center to get the scavenger hunt list. Take pictures throughout the park of the items on the list. ...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Pontoon boat...

SNOW SHANTY FAMILY FISHING DAY

Join us on Sunday May 29 at 9AM for an introduction to fishing and try your luck fishing on Promised Land Lake. Fishing Rods and bait will be provided...

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...

Yoga on the Beach

Join yoga instructor, Tawnia Converse, for a morning yoga session on Lake Jean Beach. No experience required and bring your own mat or towel. **Please...

  Lagoon by Pontoon

Presque Isle State Park has miles of beautiful wetlands, ponds, and a lagoon home to many unique plants and animals. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the lagoon...

Old Growth Tree Walk

Join us at Sizerville State Park as we take a stroll through Sizerville's old growth forest. The walk begins at Pavilion 2 and spans for a mile. Comfortable...

Paddling Skills

Come to this user-friendly class for ages 12+ that will teach basic paddling skills. For first timers only please! Call the park at 814-695-6807 to register...

Sunday Stroll

Join the park educator, for an easy and flat 1 mile hike along the Beaver Haven Nature Trail. Wear footwear and clothing suitable for hiking. Please bring...

Bluebirds and Cavity Nesters

Join the park naturalist to learn all about bluebirds and other cavity nesting species in Bald Eagle State Park! We will be taking a 1.5 mile walk to see our...

CCC Tour

Join us on this walking tour to explore an original Civilian Conservation Corps camp and barracks. Catch a glimpse into the lives of the CCC boys that built...

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...

Fish For Free at Keystone State Park

Sunday May 29th is the PA. Fish and Boat Commission's first of the Fish For Free days of 2022. Join the folks of the Saint Vincent College Anglers club who...

Samson takes a Hike.

Join us for a relaxing hike with you & your dog around Dragonfly Pond and out the Paul Trail! This hike is about 2 - 3 miles with some small rolling hills. ...

Samson takes a Hike

Join us for a relaxing hike with you & your dog around Dragonfly Pond and out the Paul Trail! This hike is about 2 - 3 miles with some small rolling hills....

Healthy Hike

May 20, 29 10:00am - 11:30am Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Join the park naturalist for a quickly paced 2 mile hike...

History of Blue Knob Hike

We will be hiking the Chappells Field trail. Please, wear hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. This is an easy to moderate hike. We will be learning...

Magic Trail

See if you can find the “prey” that is camouflaged along the trail! This program is geared towards younger children. Meet at the Environmental Learning...

Pennsylvania Fish For Free Day

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with an ongoing hands on exhibit of fishing equipment, local fish identification, knot tying and casting geared towards...

Spring Wildflower Walk

Environmental Educator Swift will guide you to discovering the beautiful wildflowers blooming along the park's woodland trails. The terrain is uneven and...

Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Try stand up paddle boarding. Practice your balance on the water. Space is limited to 4 participants. Participants must be 12 or older and be able to swim to...

Wildflower Walk

Join us for a walk to explore the wildflowers and flowering shrubs that are popping up all over Little Buffalo! We will begin in the Pavilion 1 & 2 Parking...

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...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Pontoon boat...

  Lagoon by Pontoon

Presque Isle State Park has miles of beautiful wetlands, ponds, and a lagoon home to many unique plants and animals. Enjoy a one-hour tour of the lagoon...

Fish for Free Day

No license needed for these special days! Stop by to borrow fishing rods & reels and even practice your casting. Participants must obey all PA Fish & Boat...

Fish for Free Day

On this day everyone is allowed to go fishing in Pennsylvania regardless if they have a fishing license or not. So come on up to Doubling Gap Lake and try...

From Grain to Bread

Visit the courtyard of the historic gristmill on Sunday anytime between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to explore delicious breads that are tied to local history!...

VOLUNTEER DAY AT MUSEUM GARDEN

Come and join the fun of renewing our beautiful native garden at the museum by installing mulch and giving the garden a much needed makeover.

Gardening for the Birds

Bring your favorite gardener or birder out to see how we can use our home landscape to attract and support our feathered friends. We will meet at the Nature...

Hear the Hammer of Forging Iron

In the Nineteenth Century, wooden pegs were used for construction because metal products were so expensive. Come see an actual blacksmith in action with this...

History Tours: Mansion Open

**The Mansion will be closed on September 25th due to a road closure. ** Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Join park staff for a fun and informative 1-hour tour, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife. Pontoon boat...

Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Try stand up paddle boarding. Practice your balance on the water. Space is limited to 4 participants. Participants must be 12 or older and be able to swim to...

Art in the Park- Bluebird Edition

These bright birds are one of the most recognizable flyers around. Did you know that they also lay blue eggs as well! Join the park educator in the nature...

Art in the Park: Rattlesnake Edition!

Feeling artsy? Or maybe you just want to know a little more about rattlesnakes? Join in as we learn how to draw a rattlesnake and talk some common...

FOREST BATHING

Join us for a slow and contemplative walk that will focus on keeping the body and mind in the present while teaching techniques for deep breathing and...

Fire by Friction

Come along as we discover a variety of primitive devices used to create fire before the time of matches and lighters! Try your hand at flint-and-steel or bow...

For Kids: Frog Fun

In celebration of wetlands month, join us at the amphitheater for a story and activity about frogs.

Lakeshore Trail Walk

Walk with us as we follow the trail along the edge of the lake around the Frances Slocum hill. We'll come back on the paved road and parking lot edges.

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...

Skull Stand

Stop by the Beach House and see if you can correctly identify the different animal skulls. Fun for all ages! Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or...

Solar Viewing

Stop by the beach area anytime between 1 pm and 3 pm to view the sun through the solar telescope. Look for sunspots and solar flares! Find out how far...

Tree ID Walk

Join us on a short hike (0.5 miles) to learn about some of different trees at Raccoon Creek State Park. Participants will learn how to identify trees and the...

Walker Run Hike

Join park staff for a moderate hike on the back side of the Goddard McKeever Trail. We will learn about the plants, animals, and wildflowers of M.K. Goddard...

Yough River Sojourn

This is the first section of our first ever Yough River Sojourn! Throughout the summer we will be paddling 6 different segments from Yough lake to Dawson....

Amazing Animals: Hawks Storytime & Talk

Join us for family time to learn all about PA Hawks! We will read Amazing Animals: Hawks by Kate Riggs and then spend some time learning about PA Hawks and...

Art in the Park: "Gyotaku, Japanese Fish Printing"

In celebratiion of Fish For Free Day, let's learn some fish facts and create a lovely art project during this family-friendly program.

Geocaching 101

Catch the geobug and learn about geocaching! This is an introductory course to geocaching. You will learn the basics of using a GPS unit to mark a waypoint...

Pleurotus ostreatus

Join our park educator to peruse and look for mushrooms in different places throughout the park each week. Lee is a state licensed wild mushroom identifier...

Track Identification

We may not always see wildlife roaming around, but there are many ways to tell that an animal has been in the area. One of those ways is by looking at the...

Trees and Their Leaves - DiscoverE

In this hour long program for younger children (ages 4 to 8) and their parents/guardians/care-givers, we will have some fun exploring the outdoors and...

Wild Edible Plants

Take a walk in the shady woods to learn about wild edible plants. We’ll talk about the “do’s and don’t’s” of wild edibles. Learn what resources are...

NEW Location - Story Time: 'Draw and Tell' Stories

New Location: Discovery Area outside by Park Office Listen to a story and watch it take shape right before your eyes! The park naturalist will tell several...

History Hike

Discover the history of the area and the park as we hike a section of the Mountain Bike Trails.

Orienteering and Map Reading: Basics

Interested in improving, or developing, your land navigation skills? Join us! Maps and compasses will be provided. Meet at the Environmental Learning...

Boulder Field Basics

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

Animal Adaptations

Come and learn about the adaptations that animals use to survive and thrive in their environments.

Civilian Conservation Corps of Little Pine

Join the park naturalist and celebrate Memorial Day by learning about the work the Civilian Conservation Corps did in the 1930's and 1940's in the area, the...

Fish For Free Day

Join Park Naturalist Jim Mucci on Fish For Free Day. Loaner equipment will be availible at the beach and campground host site #6. Rods and tackle combined...

I Dig Archaeology

Kids with Their Family Program! Families will try to ID artifacts or parts of artifacts. kids will do a simulated dig, keeping their finds.

Basic Botany Walk

Take a short walk with park staff in search of interesting plants. At stops along the flat and easy 1/4 mile route, learn identification tips, folklore and...

Creek Critters

Lets get our feet wet and see what critters we can find living in the creek! Be sure to wear something you can get wet.

History Hike at Poe Paddy!

Get ready for a walk on the John Snyder Trail and through the Poe Paddy tunnel as we discuss how this beloved state park came to be. We’ll talk what was here...

Principles of Foraging

Joint the naturalist for a discussion about foraging wild plants. we will cover the principles of responsible and safe foraging, then take a short walk to...

Kayaking into Dusk

The world keeps spinning, and why not enjoy the setting sun from the vantage point of a kayak. All equipment (kayaks, paddles, vests) will be provided, but...

Campfire Tales: Tales of War

Join the park naturalist around the campfire to hear some tales of true war heroes in honor of Memorial Day. You may just learn something new. Bring a chair...

Creature Feature

Meet us at the Laurel Hill Campground Amphitheater to check out one of the many fascinating creatures that call Pennsylvania home!

In Concert: Matt Miskie

Matt’s repertoire is family friendly, instantly recognizable and enjoyed by audiences of all ages; familiar folk classics that you can sing along with as...

Stone Age Tools and Weapons of the Shawnee Valley

A look at the making and use, of stone implements made by early civilizations of the area.

Stone Age Tools and Weapons of the Shawnee Valley

It's easy to identify points, but many artifacts go unnoticed. These items were mostly collected right here at the park.

The River Otter and Fisher

For many years these playful mammals were absent from Ohiopyle. Join us and lean about their miraculous return to the Youghiogheny watershed. We’ll also talk...

Civilian Conservation Corps of Hyner Run

Join the park naturalist and celebrate Memorial Day by learning about the work the Civilian Conservation Corps did in the 1930's and 1940's in the area, the...

Critter Scene Investigation

Do you have what it takes to be on a team of nature detectives, solving Chapman crimes, by examining evidence? Join us on a trek to look for clues and...

Raccoon Craft

Program canceled. Have fun making raccoon mask to take back to your campsite while learning about the lives of these curious animals. Best for kids ages 4...

Elk in Pennsylvania-CANCELED

AS we watch this video we'll learn about our elk herd, where these animals are located, and how they were re-introduced to the state. Check out the...

Astronomy by Kayak

Take a moment to look at the stars - while sitting in a kayak. All equipment (kayaks, paddles, vests) will be provided, but please dress appropriately for...

Campground Movie: Raccoon Nation

Brief campground talk followed by a 40 minute movie. In the PBS Nature program Raccoon Nation, learn about how raccoons might be growing smarter and...

It's A Jungle Out There

Explore the fight for survival that nature demands of its freshwater inhabitants. All inhabitants can be found in our area.

Spring Peeper

Grab your flashlight and hit the trail on a night hike! Join us on an easy walk through the woods to check out a small pond and discuss the animals that are...

Movie Night: Season of the Bear

Learn about American Black Bears and their habitat. Bring a flashlight.

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...

Sunday, May 29