DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, June 5

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

Guided Nature Hike

Tag along with the Park Naturalist to learn about life in our woods. We’ll walk the trails adjacent to the campground over moderate terrain. Muddy sections...

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...

Wake Up Walk

Start your day with a peaceful hour and a half walk around Wildasin Cove at a leisurely pace.

  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...

Bird ID Walk

Join the Park Naturalist at Sizerville State Park for a Bird ID Walk through the park. Binoculars and bird books will be provided. Comfortable footwear is...

Matchless Fire starting

Fire has always captivated humans. Whether it be for cooking or for warmth, people have relied on this heat source for millennia. Come out to the...

Bats

Bats are very beneficial to humans, but sometimes they still get a bad reputation. Do not miss the chance to learn more about their habits, and how to...

Creek Life

Wear old shoes and get into the creek to take a look at some wriggly creek life. We’ll turn over rocks and explore the hidden life of the creek. Learn...

Ferncliff Hike

From the Train Station we will hike across the low bridge and onto the Ferncliff Peninsula. Along the way we will talk about what makes Ferncliff such a...

Black Bear at Hickory Run State Park

Pennsylvania black bears recently emerged from hibernation, and some baby bears have experienced the sun for the first time in their lives! Join the park...

Leaser Lake Hike

Join the park naturalist from Tuscarora SP on a hike to Leaser Lake on June 5, 2022 at 10 am. This hike will take us to a new place to explore. The meeting...

Morning Nature Hike

Come along and start your day with a refreshing morning hike to discover what flora and fauna we can find. Be prepared for a moderate 2-mile, hour long...

Poisonous and Noxious Plants! EEK!

Join our park educator for an informative session about poisonous and noxious plants. We'll cover everything from identification to holistic treatments and...

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...

Tree ID Walk

What’s the tree hanging down over your tent? How do we know which tree is which? Join the park naturalist as we take a walk on the Nature Trail, identifying...

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...

Pedal & Paddle

The Delaware Canal State Park, D&R Canal State Park and the Delaware River Greenway Partnership are joining forces to host our annual "Pedal & Paddle" along...

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...

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

Pennsylvania Butterflies

Stop by the park between 11:00am and 2:00pm to learn about native butterflies and the wildflowers that attract them. The park naturalist will be out in the...

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...

Living History at Fort Pitt: Artillery and Chocolate

Join staff from the Fort Pitt Museum to take a sweet step back in time to the 18th century and learn more about how chocolate was made and consumed during...

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...

4-H Heritage Club

Head, Heart, Hands, and Health And a bit of history. This 4-H community club focuses on local history and heritage skills like cooking, gardening, print...

Amphibian Adventure

Raccoon Creek State Park is home to many beautiful and colorful frogs and salamanders. We'll be searching for these wonderful amphibians and learning about...

Eastern Calligrapher on White Turtlehead

iNaturalist is a world-wide platform for sharing observations of plants, animals, and all other living things. Since we are taking part in a month-long State...

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...

Children's Fishing Derby

Children 15 years and under are permitted to fish freshly stocked Tom’s Run from the Swinging Bridge to the Children’s Fishing Pond. Registration and prize...

Hike: Warriors Trail/Broad Top Trail Loop

Take a walk on the scenic Warrior’s Trail. Enjoy a hike with our park naturalist as we walk and talk about the local wildlife. Meeting Location: Pavilion #1

Nolde Mansion Open Houses 2022

Now serving as the first Environmental Education Center in the state, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. The mansion now...

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...

Art in the Park: Hummingbird Edition!

Feeling artsy? Or maybe you just want to know a little more about hummingbirds? Join in as we learn how to draw a hummingbird and talk some common...

Elk Explanations

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology, and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We...

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...

MotM 22

Join the Friends of Kings Gap for this free summer concert series the first Sunday of June, July, August, and September! Bring your lawn chair or blanket...

Vulture Watch

Cast an eye to the sky in search of vultures! We’ll take a short stroll to search for the clean-up crew that soars our summer skies. Binoculars will be...

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...

Black Bears

Pennsylvania has a large growing bear population. If you would like to learn more about the bears of our area, join us to see all the claws, teeth, and fur...

Pennsylvania Spiders; Facts, Fears and Fantasy

Many of us may fear, dislike or avoid spiders. This program may change your perspective.

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...

Venomous Snakes

Join us for an interesting program where we will discuss venomous snakes found in Ohiopyle. We will discuss and explore characteristics of copperheads and...

Coyotes In PA

Coyotes are a well established member of our wildlife community. Find out where they came from, how to identify them, mounts, hides, skulls, and demos will...

Owl Prowl!

Join park naturalist Rob Bergstresser for a short presentation on owl species native to Pennsylvania. We will cover owl identification and calls, before...

Sunday, June 5