DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, May 7

 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...

CANCELLED. Sunrise Hike

This event is being cancelled due to weather. ***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register"...

Sunrise Hike

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail:  “Welcome to My Prairie”

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring Welcome to My Prairie. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the...

Global Big Day Birding Walk

Bring your binoculars and join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a fun morning hike to search for spring migrants along back trails. Beginners and families are...

Great Pymatuning Shoreline Cleanup

Calling all volunteers! Join park staff and the Pymatuning Lake Association for this shoreline cleanup event. Free camping in our rustic group tenting area...

Yellow Warbler

Canceled due to weather forecast. For the safety of the birds, birds are not captured during periods of rain and/or low temperatures. Did you know we have a...

Morning Bird Walk RESCHEDULED

This event has been RESCHEDULED to May 15 due to rain on May 7th. Join in an early morning bird walk with Conservation Volunteer, Dave Kruel. We’ll be...

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...

StoryWalk: Mama Built a Little Nest

Come enjoy a fun educational activity while walking a portion of the parks Oh! Susanna Trail. This season's StoryWalk is from a book written by Jennifer Ward...

Bird Walk

Lots of warblers and other songbirds are passing through or beginning to nest nearby, take advantage of active morning birds with a bird walk! Walk will be...

Kick OFF: Let's Bird for Science!  2022 Spring Migration Round Up

Did you know PA State Parks have a big competition every spring & fall on which park has the most birds coming through? Well, let's show how many awesome...

Birding Walk

Join the park naturalist for a morning bird walk along the Buffalo Ridge and Fisherman’s Trails to see what feather friends live and are passing through our...

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...

CANCELED - Family Fishing Program

EVENT CANCELED - Discover just how much fun fishing can be when you do it as a family! Learn basic fishing skills and how to be a SMART angler. Then your...

Children's Fishing Derby

The Heath Township Sportsmen's Club 39th annual Children's Fishing Derby will be hosted by Clear Creek State Park on Saturday, May 7th, 2022. Registration...

Friends Trail Day

Join the Friends of Ridley Creek State Park trail crew on their monthly trail maintenance excursions where they care for park trails, remove invasive plants...

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. ...

Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop

Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children is an early childhood education activity guide (Pre-K – Grade 2) that builds on children’s sense of...

Mother’s Day Weekend Brunch and Hike

Moms, do you want to have food cooked for you and a little time to yourself? Come enjoy a peaceful morning with park staff for a brunch and hike. Learn how...

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...

Spring Into Action CANCELED

This event is canceled due to the weather. It will not be rescheduled. Join park staff for our annual Earth Day clean-up event. We’ll tackle litter pick-up...

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,...

Turtle Paddle

What better way to observe turtles than on the water? Come out to Raccoon Creek State Park, where we'll learn about and try to observe these charismatic...

Wildflower Walk

Wildflower Walk (ages 10 and up) – Join Friends of Pinchot volunteers or park staff on an easy woodland stroll, identifying wildflowers and sharing bits of...

6th Annual Birding Festival

Kettle Creek State Park celebrates the spring migration with the "6th Annual Birding Festival”, which will be held Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm...

BYOKayak Slatelick Boat Launch

Join a naturalist for a guided paddle onto the lake. A variety of areas and topics will be explored. All participants need to supply their own equipment and...

Wild Strawberry Along Towpath

This program is cancelled due to inclement weather. ***Registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register"...

Furnace Stack Walking Tour

Pine Grove Furnace was not always the scenic mountain getaway you see today. Take a 1-mile walk through the past to discover the history of Pine Grove...

Hike to Hopewell Furnace: Charcoal Demonstration and Sheep Shearing

Join the park naturalist for a walk to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. The hike will take place on the collier’s trail heading to Hopewell Furnace....

Plant Sale and Garden Days

Mark your calendars and Save the Dates! The annual plant sale resumes its traditional in-person format! Sponsored by the Friends of Kings Gap, this...

Birding Basics for Beginners

If you’re new to birding and want some help getting started, this program is for you! This easy-paced program will take things slow, and go over helpful...

Gardening for the Birds

Getting ready to do some serious gardening? Love birds? Learn how our home landscapes can support our feathered freinds.

Wildflower Walk

Join the park naturalist for a Wildflower Walk that combines many of nature's beautiful wildflowers with physical activity. Dress according to the weather. ...

Awesome Owls!

Owls are like the Superheroes of the bird world: They have superhearing, superseeing, and can fly through the night practically undetect because of special...

Fill The Bill - Bird Beak Activity

Explore bird beaks and learn why they have so many different shapes! Family friendly, interactive activity. This program is geared towards families with...

Forest Habitat Hunt

Join us for a family-friendly scavenger hunt, exploring the forest for signs of the critters that call our park home.

Glacier Ridge Shoreline Hike

Glacier Ridge Trail makes it’s way across Moraine’s North Shore, usually coinciding with the North Country Trail. But here the two trails have their own...

Purple Martins in the Park

Join us to learn about America's favorite migratory bird! Discover the interesting connection between humans and purple martins. Explore unique habitat...

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...

Spring Wild Edibles

Nature is full of useful and sometimes tasty plants. Join the park naturalist to identify common and historically used edible and medicinal plants growing at...

Carolina Spring-beauty

The plants blooming along the forest floor in early spring quickly disappear, so let’s venture out and see what we can find! Tag along with the Park...

Vernal Pool Hike

CANCELLED due to weather!!! Join the park naturalist on a 2-mile hike to some of the park’s unique vernal pool ecosystems that are breeding grounds for...

Elk Walk and Talk

Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often...

Buchanan Memorial at Buchanans Birthplace State Park

This event has been canceled. Join us for the first of our monthly programs at Buchanan's Birthplace State Park. These programs will take place on the first...

Wildflower Walk

Join park staff for an easy walk around the park to look for plants that are in bloom. We will be making note of which plant species are already blooming,...

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...

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....

Lichens and Mosses

Lichens and mosses are not only crucial within their ecosystems, but also help to get ecosystems started. But often, these crucial organisms are overlooked....

Principles of Foraging

Join the park naturalist for a disscusion about foraging wild plants for their many uses. This talk will mainly cover the principles behind safe and...

Sunset Hike on Presque Isle

Join the Park Naturlists for an evening hike on the trails of Presque Isle. The hike will end with a viewing of the sunset. Learn about nocturnal wildlife,...

Creek Trail Amphibian Night Hike

View the many vernal pools along creek trail. Search and photograph the amphibians that call these pools home. Meet at the second car parking lot south of...

Nightscape Photo Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

Command Decisions of the Civil War

During this live presentation, you will be given the task of making command decisions about events from Civil War battles. Will you do better or worse than...

Saturday, May 7