DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, July 17

Neshaminy State Park Storybook Trail - Sendero de Storybook

A bilingual story leads visitors along the Logan Garden Trail Loop. Come and enjoy this self-guided tour. (Note: the trail’s not on the park’s map yet so the...

William Penn State Forest Storybook Walk -Sendero de Storybook

Enjoy the (bilingual) “Smokey Bear Story” as you stroll in the William Penn’s Gibraltar Tract. The storybook trail is on natural dirt surface and may be...

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...

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...

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...

Morning Nature Hike

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. Bring...

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...

Sunday Morning Nature Walk

Looking to get moving this morning and breathe in those fresh forest smells? Join the park naturalist as we walk the Nature Trail (about 1 mile) and talk...

  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...

Invasive Species Hike

Join the Park Naturalist at Sizerville State Park for an invasive species hike on the bottomlands trail. The hike will start at Pavilion #3 and span for...

5-Mile Hike

Get your steps in for the day as we embark on a 5-mile hike along our Forest and Lake Trails. We'll be taking stops along the way to learn about the flora...

Butterfly Hike

A great hike and butterflies awaits just south of Raccoon Creek State Park in the 3000 acre Hillman State Park. Join us on this hike to learn about some 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....

Intermediate Map & Compass Workshop

In this intermediate level map and compass workshop, we will take a deeper look into the more technical aspects of map and compass work. We will spend the...

Meadow Run Hike

The Meadow Run Trail has many geological features that create the back drop for its beauty. From large rock formations to water falls to majestic hemlocks,...

Nature on the Beach 

“Who am I?” Learn about furs, and skulls of the mammals found in the park. The Park Naturalist will have a table display with one of each throughout the day...

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 Identification

Join the park naturalist for a walk to determine what trees we have in and around the day use area and how to identify them. We will meet at the park office,...

Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour

Come explore the wildlife habitat garden at the education center to learn how to start one at home! We’ll talk about the benefits of native plants vs...

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...

Beginners Kayaking

Learn the basics of kayaking and take a relaxing paddle around Doubling Gap Lake. Due to high demand it is recommended to reserve a kayak time of 11:00 a.m.,...

concrete supports for old toboggan run

Join us for a short walk to the site of the old toboggan run that was at Pinchot Park in the 1960’s. On our way, we will stop and talk about the diabase...

French Creek State Park Storybook Walk - Sendero de Storybook

Nuestra traductora bilingüe, Monica, dirigirá una caminata StoryBook que comienza en el área de la piscina de French Creek y llega hasta Hopewell Furnace. Si...

*Registration Full* Archery 101: Latino Conservation week

After brief introductions and a safety talk, you'll receive helpful advice on the proper technique for correctly holding a bow and releasing an arrow for...

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....

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 534.

Hike: Balanced Rock

Take a walk to the beautiful Balanced Rock and learn how the geology of the area put it there. On the way we’ll learn a little about the history of the park...

Learning at the Beach

Come join the park naturalist at the nature table at the beach to see what he brought today. You never know what you might learn.

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...

DiscoverE Penn's Adventures: Scavengers, Detritivores, and Decomposers, Oh My! (Ages 9-12)

DiscoverE is a hands-on day camp experience that allows children to explore nature while building confidence, curiosity of the natural world and social...

Edible Plant Hike

Take a one-mile hike on the Lake Loop Trail to find out which plants are edible. This would be great knowledge to have in a survival situation! Meet at the...

Spiders Everywhere!

Take a close up look at the spiders and learn how cool they are! We’ll investigate eyes, legs, exoskeletons – everything needed for their role in...

Sunset Paddle

Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Black Moshannon Lake! Discover what plants and animals can be found in the lake, then watch as the sun sets over the lake. This...

Bones in the Stones

The program looks at what dinosaurs may have been in Pennsylvania, plus an identification activity on common fossils.

Bears of Pennsylvania

Find out how well bears are doing in Pennsylvania. From the largest average weights, earlier breeding age to larger average litter sizes our bears exceed...

Mira Lloyd Dock

Mira Lloyd Dock was the first woman appointed to a Pennsylvania state government position. She spent 13 years traveling around the state inspecting lands and...

Sunday, July 17