DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, July 10

Sunrise Paddle

As the sun rises from its slumber and peaks its head ever slowly over the horizon, awakening the world around you to a bright new day, come along and and...

StoryWalk - Box Turtle At Long Pond

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods! You can find Box Turtle at Long Pond on the Whispering Pines Trail (#2) in the Pine Plantation use area as...

StoryWalk - My Happy Year

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods! You can find My Happy Year by E. Bluebird on the Nature Trail (#16) outside the Education Building. Share...

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...

GAP Bike Ride

We will meet at the Ramcat Put-in parking lot in Confluence and then bike 9 miles to Ohiopyle. Along the way, we will stop and explore some of the hidden...

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...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Join park staff for a fun and informative tour around the lake, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife....

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...

Natural History Walk

Join the park Naturalist at Sizerville State Park for a natural history walk starting at Pavilion #3. The walk spans roughly a mile, comfortable footwear is...

Amateur Naturalist Series: Ferns

**This program is being postponed to a later date, to be announced. Contact the information below with any questions.** In this series of programs, we...

CANCELED - B.Y.O. Bikes - Lehigh Gorge, Glen Onoko

Get your day rolling! This event is B.Y.O.B. - bring your own bikes. A park naturalist will guide a moderate ride to explore flora and fauna along the Lehigh...

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....

Kayak Through History

Kayak Through History Learn the history of Laurel Lake and Pine Grove Furnace while kayaking. Space is limited to 15 participants. Participants must be able...

Hophornbeam

Here we are in Penn’s Woods, but how well can you identify the trees you come across? Tag along on this mile-long walk to learn how to recognize our common...

Trail Care

We need your help! Raccoon Creek State Park has over 44 miles of trails that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us as we help in the upkeep of this...

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...

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 tour around the lake, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife....

  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...

Hike: Deer Trail Loop

Take a walk on the scenic Deer Trail. Enjoy a hike with our park naturalist as we walk and talk about the local wildlife. Meeting Location: Salmon Hole...

Elk Country Rocks

It’s time for arts and crafts at the Elk Country Visitor Center! Join our staff in painting a rock of your choosing to create, a one-of-a-kind, souvenir of...

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...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Join park staff for a fun and informative tour around the lake, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife....

Science in the Park: Birds of Prey

Raptors are not just in Jurassic Park! Join the park naturalist as we discuss raptors, the birds of prey that dominate the sky. Meeting Location: Pavilion #1

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...

Tomahawk Toss at Fort Pitt

Test your aim at the Fort Pitt Museum’s Tomahawk Toss starting at 1 p.m. In 18th-century America, both American Indians and European settlers carried...

Art in the Park: Monarch Edition!

Feeling artsy? Or maybe you just want to know a little more about monarchs as we start to see them this year? Join in as we learn how to draw a monarch and...

Frog Races

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm-Frog Races Make an origami frog to race while finding out interesting facts about the frogs and toads that live in PA. Meet at the...

Sun Printing 

A sun print, also known as a cyanotype, uses the Sun to develop a print of an object. Join Park Naturalists for a short walk to collect supplies then create...

Staghorn Sumac - Hickory Run State Park

Join park staff for a short walk and talk program about identifying trees! After meeting at the amphitheater, we'll wander around the park for a bit looking...

Pennsylvania Reptiles - Adapted to Survive

Meet some of PA’s turtle and snake species. Learn about their amazing adaptations and the environment in which they live. Join educator Jean Sinal and her...

Busy Beaver-Children's Activity

Join park naturalists in this fun and exciting childrens activity. Kids ages 5 and up will get the chance to construct their own beaver dam using clay,...

Beaver Hike

Take a .75 mile hike along the Mid-State Trail to see an active beaver lodge! Learn about their history, management, and role in our park. Great hike for...

Ghosts of the Forest

Real live ghosts of the forest should appear as we also look at other forest curios

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...

Astronomy by Kayak

Take a moment to look at the stars - while sitting in a kayak. All equipment (kayaks, paddles, vests) will be provided, but please dress appropriately for...

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...

PA Fungi Video

Is it a plant? Is it an animal? Come and learn what makes a fungi a fungi, and identify a few mushrooms that are part of this intriguing family. We will also...

Sunday, July 10