DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, June 12

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...

Morning Nature Walk and Talk

Join Park Naturalists for an early morning nature walk. We will discuss wildlife, plant ID, and erosion and how it affects the peninsula. Please register by...

Birding the Big woods!

Join Park staff for a morning birding stroll along the ADA assessable big woods trail. During the hike we will be spotting the birds that inhabit this rare...

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...

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...

Guided Nature Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through White Clay Creek Preserve. We will explore birds, trees, wildflowers and park history along...

Hawk Falls Trail - Hickory Run State Park

Join park staff for a moderate 1.5-mile hike to Hawk Falls while enjoying the wildlife, plants, and natural features of the forest along the way. Don't...

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...

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...

Wellness in the Woodlands

Join us for a mindful outdoor experience with guide, Faith Sartori. Enjoy a mindful walk with opportunity for contemplation and reflection to embrace and...

  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...

Elementary Entomology-: Lady Bug Edition

Do you know the difference between native & invasive lady bugs? Do you know the life cycle or parts of a lady bug? Come learn all about these interesting...

Mountain Laurel Hike

It's National Get Outdoors Day so why not get out early and join the park naturalist on a short 1-mile hike as we take in the beauty of our state flower: the...

Farmer's Market

Come join us at Keystone State Park Farmer’s Market. Every Sunday, weather permitting from June 5, 2022 until September 25, 2022 in the Beach parking lot. ...

Fish

Blue Knob State Park is proud of its high water quality and great trout streams. Children and adults are welcome to come learn about the fish of the area...

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...

Beginners Kayaking

Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Doubling Gap Lake and checkout the wildlife. Kayaks are limited so first-come, first-serve. To reserve a kayak for 11:00 a.m.,...

Digging Into Point's Past

Join park staff for an easy walk on level terrain around the park to learn about what archeological work has been done in the park and what has been found so...

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!...

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...

History of Instanter

Underneath East Branch Lake lies the remains of the old town of Instanter. Learn how natural resources and the railroad led to the settlement of the town at...

Landingville Marsh

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a hike at the Landingville Marsh on Sunday, June 12, 2022. The trail is 4 miles in length and...

Landingville Marsh Hike

Wetlands/Wildflower Hike Join Naturalist Robin Tracey from Tuscarora State Park for a hike at the Landingville Marsh on Sunday, June 12, 2022. The trail...

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...

Intro to Geocaching

Join us at 12 p.m. in front of the Visitor Center for a short intro about how to geocache! Then borrow a park gps unit and try to find the park caches. Fun!...

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...

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...

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...

ELEMENTARY ENTOMOLOGY– LADY BUGS

Do you know the difference between native & invasive lady bugs? Do you know the life cycle or parts of a lady bug? Come learn all about these interesting...

FULL: Eco-paddle around Poe Lake!

This event is FULL. If you have already reserved your spot for this event, you have recieved confirmation in some way. For those who wanted to participate...

Heritage Day

Sunday, June 12 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Join us to celebrate the history and heritage of Kings Gap. Enjoy tours of the Carriage House and the...

History Tours: Mansion Open

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. The first floor is only open...

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...

Insect Identification

Have you ever seen a “bug” and wondered if it is dangerous to yourself or your garden? Now is your chance to find out! Learning a few tips and tricks on...

Meet Your Trees!

Join a park naturalist on an easy walk around the Muskrat Beach Area to learn about some of the trees commonly seen in Pennsylvania, as well as some tips and...

Garden Journals

Join the park naturalist in the education center wildlife habitat garden to learn how to start and maintain a garden journal. We’ll learn the art of sitting...

Intro to Kayaking

Are you new to kayaking and don't know where to begin? If you are thinking about getting into kayaking, join us for a crash course in the basics of kayaks....

Tea and Talk

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk for this year will be about the “wood wide web”, a term...

The Magically Electrric Show

Making current electricity is so easy, it's just like magic! So why the big fuss?

Bats On The Brink

As darkness falls, learn about the many benefits of bats, the very real threat they face today, and what you can do to help. Conclude the program by...

CANCELLED!!! Night Sky Tour: Super Strawberry Moon

CANCELLED due to poor weather conditions!!! Join the park educator and our Astronomy enthusiast/Conservation Volunteer, for an exciting evening exploring...

Sunday, June 12