DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, July 31

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...

*CANCELLED* Fishing Basics

*Cancelled due to low registration!* Interested in fishing, but do not know where to start? Join the park naturalist for tips and general information. We...

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...

White pine growing out of Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park

Join us to find some feathered friends in the park on an easy .5 mile hike near the Visitor Center. We’ll give an overview of basic birding skills and some...

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...

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...

Space Science

Find out interesting facts about space, while participating in science experiments and crafts. This program is geared to ages 8-13, but anyone is welcome to...

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...

  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 Sunset Rocks 7-mile figure 8 hike

9:30 am – 12:30 pm Part 1: Have you ever wondered where the original halfway point is on the Appalachian Trail? Register and join in for this guided hike...

Natural History Walk

Join the park Naturalist at Sizerville State Park for a natural history walk starting near Pavilion #3. Learn about the natural history of the area and the...

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....

Have Seeds, will Travel

Join us for a fun walk to look at how plants produce seeds that travel. Seeds can shoot, stick, drop, waft and more. Let’s see how many different kinds we...

Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps: Company 1333- Camp S-63 Poe Valley

We are proud to collaborate with Centre County Historical Society and William Marcum, a local historian and research authority on the Poe Valley CCC Camp, to...

Local Owls, and pellet dissection

Join our park educator for a powerpoint presentation to learn about some local owl species beofre dissecting owl pellets to see what we can find! Kids under...

Summertime Wildflower Walk

Learn about and appreciate our summer wildflowers on this 2-mile guided hike around the Wildflower Reserve. Participants will learn how to recognize several...

Under Dog Hike

We will be hiking the look out loop trail to the beautiful Pavia Outlook. Please, wear hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. This is an easy to moderate...

Washington's Raft

Before his infamous attack at Jumonville, George Washington and a group of men built a raft and attempted to float the Youghiogheny. During this program we...

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...

  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.,...

Hike: Ledges Loop

Join the park naturalist for a hike on the ledges trail loop. Enjoy your surroundings as you take in the wonderment of Trough Creek State Park. Make sure to...

Geocaching with a Bigfoot Twist

Join us at 12 p.m. in front of the Visitor Center for a short intro about how to geocache! Then borrow a park gps unit and try to find the park caches. Each...

Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop

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...

Beaver Pond Hike

Take a hike to see a beaver pond located in the wetlands of Black Moshannon. We will discuss some of the history of the park and what role these large...

Breaks at the Pool

Join our park educator on-deck at the pool during water safety breaks for an informative chat. She'll discuss and show you whatever the park offers that day....

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...

White pine growing out of Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park

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.

White pine growing out of Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park

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.

Antler Scoring

Sunday July 31st, 2 pm Antler Scoring “Woah! That is a 400+ bull for sure!” Being in Elk Country you will probably hear that a lot, and you may be a bit...

White pine growing out of Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park

Black bears are frequent visitors of Hickory Run State Park’s Boulder Field. In fact, they can be found all over the state of Pennsylvania. Come to Boulder...

Leave No Trace Hike

Join us for a short 1-mile hike on the Beech Loop where we will discuss Leave No Trace principles. LNT practices allow us to enjoy outdoor recreation while...

Virtual iNaturalist Tutorial

DUE TO A TECHNICAL ISSUE, I CAN'T SHARE MY SCREEN IN THE MEETING AND CANNOT HOST THE TUTORIAL. I'LL BE OFFERING THIS LINK TO ANOTHER TUTORIAL YOU CAN WATCH...

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Virtual Event
Breaks at the Pool

Join our park educator on-deck at the pool during water safety breaks for an informative chat. She'll discuss and show you whatever the park offers that day....

Birding Walk

Join the park naturalist for an afternoon bird walk along the Creek Trail to see what feather friends live and are passing through our park. Please bring...

Birding Walk

Join the park naturalist for an afternoon bird walk along the Creek Trail to see what feather friends live and are passing through our park. Please bring...

The Light in the Forest

Events after the Pontiac uprising of 1763.

Bats

Join us for one of our most popular programs. Learn about these misunderstood creatures of the night, and enjoy a “batlike” activity. Hopefully we’ll dispel...

Music Under the Stars - EMMF Brass Quintet “Through a Looking Glass”

Enjoy a brass quintet as part of the Endless Mountain Music Festival concert series. This concert is completely FREE and open to ALL AGES. Chairs are...

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...

Critter Call

This night time program offers a chance to see nocturnal wildlife in a unique way. After a brief orientation we will travel to spots in and around the park...

Night Sky Tour & Meteor Watch

Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Hear...

Sunday, July 31