DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, June 26

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...

FULL - Women in the Wilds Weekend

FULL! As of Monday, April 4th, registration for this event is closed. A full weekend of outdoor recreation and environmental education activities for...

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...

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...

Wildflower Wander

Explore the trails for a closer look at woodland wildflowers. We’ll take a look at what’s blooming and learn about the science and folklore behind these...

Black Bear - S.B. Elliot State Park

Have you ever pet a bear? What about a skunk or coyote? Now is your chance to safely touch some of the local wildlife and learn all about them! Explore a...

  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...

Guided Bird Walk

Join us at Sizerville State Park for a guided walk as we search for native bird species. Binoculars and bird ID books will be provided. Comfortable footwear...

Long Loop Hike

Long Loop Hike at Tuscarora State Park Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow, Lake View and Spirit Trails on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 9:30 am. The hike...

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....

Mammals

Join Jessie Kohan to learn about some of the common and uncommon mammals that share the forest, fields, and streams of Blue Knob with us. You will have the...

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...

Stream Study

Have you ever wondered who lives in your stream? A huge variety of creatures live among the rocks, from insects and crawdads to salamanders and fish. We will...

Wake Up Walk

Start your day with a peaceful walk along a section of the Mary Ann Furnace Trail starting at the trailhead on Black Rock Road.

Wildflower Hikes

Join Volunteer Jenkins on a wildflower hike along several park trails. Learn some of the summer wildflowers common to the park. You may have seen her images...

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...

Wild Teas

For centuries people have gathered local plants and infused them with water to make tea. During this program we’ll introduce you to some of these teas 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...

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.,...

Hike: Island Farm Loop

Take a walk on the scenic Island Farm loop. Enjoy a hike with our park naturalist as we walk and talk about the local wildlife. Meeting Location: Pavilion #1

Mighty Mustelids

The Mustelidea or weasel family are highly adapted predators. Learn about Pennsylvania’s two largest species and how they are adapted for two very different...

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...

The Importance of Eastern Hemlock Forests

In this indoor presentation, we'll talk about the vital scientific and historical roles the Eastern Hemlock plays in Pennsylvania's forests and the...

Archery Basics

Have you ever shot a bow and arrow? Whether you are a seasoned pro that wants a little extra practice, or a beginner that wants to learn how to shoot a bow,...

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

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...

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...

Fishing: SMART Angler

Join the park naturalist as they show you what it means to be a SMART angler. This intro to fishing is great for beginners and we will have some time to do a...

Learning to Kayak

Join the park naturalist for a beginner’s kayaking lesson. After the lesson you will have a chance to paddle on the lake with the naturalist. ...

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...

Turtle Time

Time to talk about all the terrific things about turtles. We might get to see some real turtles on the platforms in the cove!

Art in the Park: Bald Eagle

Feeling artsy? Or maybe you just want to know a little more about Bald Eagles just before Fourth of July? Join in as we learn how to draw a Bald Eagle and...

Pennsylvania Butterflies

Sunday, June 26, 2022 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Butterflies are not only beautiful to see in your yard, they are important...

Snake Search

Pennsylvania is home to some beautiful and ecologically-important snakes of all different sizes, colors, and patterns. We'll be taking a 2-mile hike to...

Whooo's Around?

Join the park naturalist for an in-depth look at the species of owls that live in Penn’s Woods. We’ll look at their fascinating adaptations for survival and...

Kayaking 101

Registration is full. Kayaking is a great way to explore your state parks, but there are a few things to learn before your first trip on the water. This...

Restless Earth's, Cataclysmic Journey Through the Ages

A geologic story of the changing landscapes created from the forces behind mountain building, continental drifting and lost continents.

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...

Summer Solstice Hike

Many animals travel through the night without flashlights. Tonight we’re going to give it a try. We will go on a one-mile hike through the woods and use our...

Sunday, June 26