DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Wednesday, July 27

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...

Story Book Trail: Water Rolls, Water Rises

Introducing Marsh Creek's Second Storybook trail! The book: water rolls water rises will be up for your viewing pleasure. Located at the playground by the...

Storybook Trail: I Know the River Loves Me

Introducing French Creeks first Bilingual story book trail Last year the book was I know the river loves me at the tier parking lot heading towards Hopewell...

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...

Beautiful Beltzville Hiking Series: Wild About Woodpeckers

Join park naturalist Rob Bergstresser for an in-depth look at the “rock star drummers” of the avian world! Pennsylvania is home to 7 species of woodpeckers...

Compasses, Maps, and You!

Learn how to use compasses and maps. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or rhsummers@pa.gov for more...

DiscoverE: Penn's Adventurers - Forest Scientists!

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

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...

Outdoor Explorers Nature Camp: This Camp is Full!

Children ages 6-8 will learn about mammals through outdoor exploration, hands on activities, and simple craft projects. Camp will be held July 27-29, and the...

Penn's Adventurers DiscoverE! Camp

Dive into the watershed at Kinzua Bridge State Park! Through hands on activities, and games we will discover what animals may be found in our streams and...

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...

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 location in what we...

Volunteer Garden Crew

Join us in the Nature Discovery Area and park office landscaping as we weed, mulch, and spruce it up. This work is best suited to adults and older children,...

*Registration FULL* DiscoverE Penns Adventurers (Ages 9-12 Only) 

Outdoor Skills & Adventures - Penns Adventurers Day Camp will be held on three consecutive Wednesdays: July 27, August 3 & 10, 2022. 9-12 year olds are...

Archery Basics

Have fun learning how to shoot a bow and arrow. Safety will be stressed, along with proper form for effective shooting. We will also learn the basics of...

Art in the Park

Danger Noodles! Join us at the Falls Pavillion for crafts and activities.

Compass Course

Put your compass skills to the test by navigating our compass course. Materials provided. Meet at the Amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at...

Watershed Education Teacher Workshop

This Teacher workshop is intended for 6-12 grade teachers. We will delve into the Watershed Education curriculum, which explores all facets of...

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...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Come out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! Designed for children ages 3-6, we will read nature-inspired children's literature and tie...

Bluebird Walk

Join in the science as we monitor our bluebird trail.

Little Naturalist Story Time

Come out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! Designed for children ages 3-6, we will read nature-inspired children's literature and tie...

PA Mammals Past & Present

While we don’t have any buffalo (despite our name!) there sure are a lot of other furry creatures to be found here. Come test your skills of identifying furs...

Snakes Alive!

Snakes are awesome! We’ll discover the snakes of Pennsylvania and how to tell the difference between a venomous snake and a non-venomous snake, then we’ll...

Explore Archery

If you’ve ever thought about shooting a bow and never had the chance, then this program is for you. Stop by, get some basic instruction, and then actually...

Hike for Hounds

Join us for a weeknight walk with furry friends! You may bring your own dog or choose to walk with a dog residing at the Somerset County Humane Society....

Wildlife Watchers on the Water

Enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided kayak program. The trip is a leisurely paddle through the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife on the water’s edges....

Fun & Facts about Bats

Join park intern, Laryssa Bauer, at the amphitheater to learn about Pennsylvania bats. We will be playing up-and-moving games for the young and young at heart!

Wednesday, July 27