DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, June 19

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...

Delaware River Sojourn!

***Pre-registration is required! To register click the green register button!*** 2022 Sojourn stretches being paddled & camping locations: Friday, June 17...

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...

Glacier Ridge Trail Overnight Hiking Trip

Celebrate the Great American Campout Weekend with Park Staff on an overnight hike on the Glacier Ridge Trail! On this expedition we will be hiking a total of...

Cook Forest Conservancy Series: Warbler Walk

Join Mike Leahy of Seneca Rocks Audubon at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom for a hike to find warblers in Cook Forest State Park. Free,...

Storywalk - Can He Keep It?

Enjoy a walk thru nature while reading a story. The story is located on Adams Run Trail, is less than 1/2 a mile, and handicap accessible. Parking is...

Black Bear Tracks - Tuscarora State Forest

From the large to the miniscule, signs of all sorts tell us just who has been around! Join park staff at the Sand Spring Day Use Area to discover some of...

Intro to Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

One of the more relaxing ways to explore flat water is “paddle boarding.” Come and learn the best techniques for paddling your board through the water. You...

Pontoon Boat Tour (Registration Required)

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. All...

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...

  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...

Art in the Park- Frog Edition

Frogs are such fascinating critters! The wood frog for example, freezes in the winter & thaws out & hops away in the spring. Come on out to the campground...

Guided Nature Walk

Join the park Naturalist at Sizerville State Park in a Guided Nature Walk through Sizerville's old growth forest. The walk will start at Pavilion #2 and span...

Paddling Skills - Learn how to Kayak!

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...

                                   Archery for Fathers

Sunday, June 19, 2022 Two Sessions: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ...

Attracting Pollinators

Have you ever wondered how you can create a pollinator paradise in your own backyard? Even if you have only a balcony, come to the Butterfly Garden to learn...

CANCELED DiscoverE Penn's Adventures: Pollinator Partners (Ages 9-12)

Due to lack of registration, this camp has been canceled. The James Kell Visitor Center will be open with activities for the family to enjoy throughout 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....

Father's Day Photo Scavenger Hunt

Kids, grab your dads and a camera or cell phone for this modern scavenger hunt! Find the items listed, take a photo, and report back to the park naturalist...

Fathers' Day Hike

Join us as we discover the great outdoors along the park's trails and learn about the history of the western section of the park. Hike can be physically...

Historical Interpretation of CCC Camp at Furnace Stack Pavilion

Stop out at Pine Grove Furnace State Park to learn about different aspects of camp life during the CCC era. View multiple Interpretative stops such as an...

Introduction to Map & Compass

Orienteering is the skill of finding your way on a course using a map and compass. Come and learn the basics of how to use a compass and how to read a...

National Pollinator Week Exhibt

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist at the Ridley Creek State Park Pollinator Garden to learn about the importance and diversity of pollinators in nature...

Turtle Time

Ever want to learn more about the turtles you see crossing the road this time of year? Come learn more about them; what they eat, where they live, and how...

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...

Intro to Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

One of the more relaxing ways to explore flat water is “paddle boarding.” Come and learn the best techniques for paddling your board through the water. You...

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.,...

Guided Kayak Float

Paddle craft are a great way to experience nature and get in some healthy outdoor recreation. Join a park educator for a guided paddle trip around the Seven...

Pontoon Boat Rides

Take a ride on the pontoon boat to see beautiful views of the lake. Each ride will have a specific topic, which are listed below. Age limit is 4 years...

Pontoon Boat Tour (Registration Required)

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. All...

Elk Country Escape Room

Escape rooms are all the rage these days and our staff has designed their own! Think you have what it takes to escape. In this free escape room, our elk...

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...

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 –...

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...

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...

Pontoon Boat Tour (Registration Required)

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. All...

                                   Archery for Fathers

Sunday, June 19, 2022 Two Sessions: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ...

The Great Railway Escape

The Western Maryland Railway along with the B & O were the “Life blood” of Ohiopyle in the early 1900’s. The Western Maryland line was located in what we now...

History Hike

Take a walk back in time to the limekilns of a bygone era. Learn the process of making quicklime and what it was used for. See the area through the eyes of...

American Chestnut Tree; Its Death and Rebirth

The American Chestnut once dominated our forests. Its economic value was unmatched! Almost eradicated by fungus, its making a comeback.

Conservation Heritage Video Series - Ralph Abele

Ralph W. Abele’s “Resource First” philosophy helped protect and conserve the Commonwealth’s waterways and aquatic life. As longest serving Executive Director...

Sunday, June 19