DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, June 11

DIY State Park BioBlitz Competition

How many species can you identify in the park? Use iNaturalist app to help the park. The Seek app can help you identify and post your finds to the...

State-Wide June Bio Blitz

If you are a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity of our parks, we need YOU! To help us learn...

State-Wide June Bio Blitz!

Calling all self-proclaimed naturalists! If you are a mushroom hunter, fisherman, birder, or just like walking the trails and discovering the diversity of...

French Creek Sojourn

Join our friends at French Creek Valley Conservancy to celebrate Pennsylvania’s 2022 River of the Year with this paddle on a nine-mile section of the Lower...

Beaver Pond Hike

Take a one mile hike to a beaver pond and find out interesting facts about the bog and beavers. This is a mostly flat trail with some rocks and roots. Meet...

Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment

Cook Forest State Park will host a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War. Highlights of this full two-day encampment...

Kids Fishing Tournament!

The Friends of Nockamixon SP are hosting a kids fishing tournament for children ages 5-14. All participants will receive tackle and bait. A limited...

Learn to Kayak

Celebrate Get Outdoors Day! Join park naturalists to learn the boating basics, from safety to proper paddling techniques. Then, enjoy a liesurely paddle...

National Get Outdoors Day

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. We will explore birds, trees,...

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...

Volunteer Work Day

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

Yoga on the Beach

Come join us for a gentle all abilities class at the swimming area. New to yoga? Great! If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Got kids? Bring them along too!...

  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...

Geology Day!

Join park staff for visits to waterfalls, glacial history, and activities that rock! After meeting at the picnic area, we will hike to Kildoo Falls, the...

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...

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...

Branching Out: Tree ID Basics

Trees are all around us - in fact, there are over 100 species found regularly in PA. But can you tell a spruce from a fir? How about a Norway maple from a...

Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment

Cook Forest State Park will host a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War. Highlights of this full two-day encampment...

Earth Day Everyday

If you are interested in conservation, then come to Lake Jean Beach where experts from various fields of conservation will educate you on what can be done to...

Hammond's Rocks Hike

Saturday, June 11, 2022 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Join Kings Gap Staff for this free guided hike. Starting from Kings Gap,...

National Get Outdoors Day: Geocaching 101

Join the park naturalist for National Get Outdoors Day at Beltzville State Park, as we explore the unique and fun outdoor recreational activity called...

Nature Walk: Summer Wildflowers

Get to know the wildflowers of Sinnemahoning's fields and woodlands with DCNR Bureau of Forestry botanist, Chris Firestone. Slow-paced walk 1-2 miles over...

Primitive Skills Workshop

This annual two-day workshop (June 11-12, 2022) focuses on primitive living and how our ancestors once survived by perfecting the skills needed to live off...

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...

Womens' Introduction to Fly Fishing

This educational program is designed for women interested in learning the basics of fly fishing equipment, knot tying, casting techniques and on the water...

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...

Nature Pontoon Boat Ride Program is full

PROGRAM IS FULL. WE'RE NOT ACCEPTING ANYMORE REGISTRATIONS. Enjoy a relaxing morning on touring Yellow Creek State Park lake on one our lovely pontoon boats...

  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...

River Otter

The River Otter is one of Pennsylvania’s most charismatic species, and can be found in the Clarion River. This interactive program includes pelts and a craft...

Day-use Peninsula

ALL UPCOMING YOGA SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELED - Enjoy a free 60-minute Vinyasa Yoga class for all skill levels. Improve your flexibility and strength and...

Eagles—Masters of the Sky

Our Bald Eagles are close to fledging! After a short lecture, we will observe eagles in their nest using our spotting scope. Spotting scope and binoculars...

History of the Point

Join park staff for an easy walk on level terrain around the park to learn about the history of the Point, from the time of Fort Pitt up to what the land was...

Muddy Creek Oil Field Living History Demonstration

Park Road, Moraine State Park The Muddy Creek Oil Well is an award-winning restoration site of an antique oil well. The Bessemer Gas Engine and Marshall-Barr...

Public Stream Study

Saturday, June 11 11:00am - 12:30pm Let's see what we can catch in the creek! Historic Pidcock Creek was and is still the main source of power for...

Living History at Fort Pitt: American Indian Living History Weekend

Join staff from the Fort Pitt Museum to learn about which tribes frequented the land near the Forks of the Ohio from American Indian descendants. Visitors...

Nature Walk on the General Kane Trail

Join us for a one mile Nature Walk .See wildflowers and other nature while walking on the easy to moderate General Kane Trail! Snakes and frogs and newts –...

Hike: Laurel Run

Come enjoy a hike on beautiful Laurel Run. This is a more challenging hike with multiple stream crossing. Wear trail shoes and bring water. Approx. 2...

Kayaking Basics

Learn basic kayak skills, then try out several different types of kayaks. PFD’s must be worn and will be provided. Meet at Boat Launch #1.

Kayaking for Beginners - On the Water Instruction

Are you a new kayaker, or someone who has been at it for a while but would like some pointers on technique? If so, join us for on-the-water kayak instruction...

Lake Trail Hike

Celebrate Get Outdoors Day with a scenic hike! Trek along the entire lakeshore to discover signs of waterside wildlife. This hike is approximately 3.5 miles...

Mushroom Walk

Enjoy this walk and discover more about the world of mushrooms and how to identify them with the Central PA Mushroom Club.

National Get Outdoors Day Celebration!

Prince Gallitzin State Park will be celebrating National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday June 12th from 1:00PM – 5:00PM, followed by our first “Music at...

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...

Discover E: Salamander Safari Program is full

PROGRAM IS FULL. WE'RE NOT ACCEPTING ANYMORE REGISTRATIONS. Join park educator, Lisa Meadows, to explore Laurel Run for salamanders and other critters. ...

Stonefly Larva - Little Pine State Park

The streams at Hickory Run State Park host a whole world of critters: from trout and minnows to tiny insects and everything in between. Join park staff for...

Art in the Park- Peregrine Falcon Edition

Come on out to the campground amphitheater to learn & draw step by step one of the fastest birds in the world. It can reach diving speeds around 200 MPH! By...

Elk Calves

Calving season is here! Most elk give birth to their calves the first week of June. Join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center to learn more about Elk Calves,...

Chipmunk

Join the park naturalist to learn about the basics of Nature Photography and its purpose. You will get a chance to learn some techniques to photographing...

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...

concrete supports for old toboggan run

Join us for a short walk to the site of the old toboggan run that was at Pinchot Park in the 1960’s. On our way, we will stop and talk about the diabase...

Hike Souders Trail

Enjoy this short, guided hike along the Souders Trail loop. Meet the largest White Pine in the park, and then learn how to age them. Wear appropriate shoes...

Kayaking for Beginners - On the Water Instruction

Are you a new kayaker, or someone who has been at it for a while but would like some pointers on technique? If so, join us for on-the-water kayak instruction...

Mountain Laurel Hike

Did you know that the Mountain Laurel is Pennsylvania's State flower. Explore the beauty of this evergreen shrub on this 2 mile hike with our Environmental...

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...

Tree ID

Learn to identify the trees in your backyard by using a dichotomous key.

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...

Orienteering Basics

Find out the basic skills needed to do orienteering. Learn how to use a compass and figure out your pace, then try a short orienteering course. Meet at...

Walk the Nature Trail

Join the naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trail. There will be a discussion about the flora and fauna seen along the trail as well as the history of the...

Art in the Park- Peregrine Falcon Edition

Come on out to the nature center to learn & draw step by step one of the fastest birds in the world. It can reach diving speeds around 200 MPH! By the end of...

Eco-Tour of Keystone Lake

Join the park naturalist for a tour of Keystone Lake. Bring your paddleboard, canoe, or kayak and view some wildlife. Learn the lake's history, how it has...

Eastern Wood Pewee - Hickory Run State Park

Join park staff to find some feathered friends in the park on an easy .5 mile hike along Nature Trail. We’ll give an overview of basic birding skills 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.

Goin' Batty at Poe Paddy!

Get ready for a walk through the Poe Paddy Tunnel to discuss PA's most unique mammal: the bat! We'll discuss our own resident bats, why they're so often...

Owl Outlaws

Join us for a case of HOO done it as we investigate a crime and attempt to clear the name of our Owl Outlaws! Learn what makes owls such fearsome predators...

Science in the Park: Nocturnal Animals

You hear them out and about as you sit around the campfire. Join our park naturalist as we discuss the critters that go bump in the night. Meeting Location:...

Marsh Trail Walk

Enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk of the beautiful and scenic Marsh trail. We’ll look for turtles, frogs and birds as we discuss the life of the...

Music in the Park

Come out and enjoy a free evening concert by the lake sponsored by the Friends of Cowans Gap. Enjoy the music of Chris Woodward and Shindiggin’ who hail...

Stream Stomp

Come checkout the cool critters that live in the creek! Finding certain macroinvertebrates in the stream indicates the water quality. We will bring the nets...

Intro to Sailing & Seamanship

Curious about sailing? Learn the basics with props, models and visual aides. Try your hand at several useful knots as well. This short program will end with...

Raccoon Tracks - Erie Bluffs State Park

Join park staff to learn about some of the common mammals found throughout the Poconos. From bats to bears, and tracks and scat to fur, you’ll try your...

Mussel and Eel

Nature is full of weird relationships, but this one is really special. These two unlikely species form a symbiotic relationship that effects the health of...

Reptiles and Amphibians

Many different reptiles and amphibians inhabit PA. Turtles, snakes, lizards, toads, frogs, and salamanders, come learn about these interesting critters.

CCC Camp S-75

Join the park naturalist and learn about the work the Civilian Conservation Corps did in the 1930's and 1940's in the area, the culture in these camps, and...

Backyard Wildlife Safety

Join us for an interesting program where we will explore backyard and wildlife safety. We will identify and discuss plants and animals that can cause harm to...

Bats!

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

Brilliant Bats

Come learn about Pennsylvania’s only flying mammal and all the benefits of keeping them around.

June Skies of Sinnemahoning Presentation

Discover what constellations are visible during June, and learn about the the upcoming Super Moon. Illustrated presentation. Open to both overnight campers...

Owl Prowl

Learn all about the owls of PA and listen for their calls when we play a recording! A educational owl display and craft are on hand as well!

Owl Prowl

Learn all about owls and listen to them as they respond to audio calls. There will be a craft for the kids!

Turkey Vulture Trivia

These birds are often viewed as disguising, dirty, and ugly critters of the natural world. They are important members of nature’s clean up crew though. Come...

Bat Watch

Our bat colony has survived White Nose Syndrome and is slowly growing in population. Come sit in the yard to watch the evening emergence of the bats and...

Bears of Pennsylvania

Find out how well bears are doing in Pennsylvania. From the largest average weights, earlier breeding age to larger average litter sizes our bears exceed...

Movie Dreamer

THEY ARE BACK MOVIES NIGHT DURING THE SUMMER AT KEYSTONE STATE PARK SATURDAYS MOVIE NIGHT: Grab the blankets, snacks and especially the...

Red, White, and Blue Naturally

June 14 is Flag Day – and the colors of our flag are red, white, and blue. Where can these colors, or names, be found in nature? There are more than you think.

Fairfield

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...

Supermoon Stargazing

There's a supermoon on June 14th! Take a closer look at the moon tonight, it's almost the closest the moon will be to Earth all year. Experience the wonder...

Saturday, June 11