DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Monday, July 4

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...

Paddle Lackawanna - Registration Full

Registration is full for this program. Grab a paddle and enjoy a guided trip around the southern portion of Lackawanna Lake! As we paddle along, we'll relax...

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...

Soaring Eagles: Bald Eagle Watch

Celebrate July 4th with an eagle watch at Stephen Foster Lake. Come to Mt. Pisgah State Park and learn about our national symbol the bald eagle. The program...

War Stories from the Cemetery

Have you ever wondered what day-to-day life may have been like for soldiers in the 1800's? Join us this July 4th as we discuss who we honor during this...

Art in the Park- Lady Bugs

Do you know the difference between native & invasive lady bugs? Do you know the life cycle or parts of a lady bug? Come learn all about these interesting...

SMART Fishing

Have kids? Want to introduce them to the sport of fishing? This program is geared toward teaching others to be responsible anglers. All children must be...

Art in the Park: Squirrels

You see them scurrying through the trees and across the ground, gathering and storing away nuts for the winter time, and yelling at you if you get too close....

Bluebird Walk

Investigate the habitat requirements of the Eastern Bluebird in PA State Parks and learn about monitoring efforts at Laurel Hill! Please meet at the...

Eagle Watch

Come look for America’s favorite bird on Independence Day at Bald Eagle State Park! We will be taking a short walk to look for Bald Eagles and other birds....

Fish for Free Day

Anyone can fish in Pennsylvania’s waters for free today – no license required! All other fishing requirements (such as size and creel limits) still...

For Kids: Fish Prints

Stop by the park visitor center side porch and make a fish print to take home with you!

Fourth of July History Walk

Take a walk with the park's namesake and Revolutionary War hero, William Denning, as he talks about his life and accomplishments, as well as other...

Frankfort Mineral Springs Tour

The historic Frankfort Mineral Springs complex began in the early 1800s and thrived for nearly a hundred years as a popular resort, best known for its...

Nature on the Beach

Nature on the Beach Learn about furs, skins, skulls, and wings view the taxidermy the park has for educational programs. Learn fun facts and interesting...

Pennsylvania Bald Eagles

Learn about our national symbol and how they came back from the brink of extinction. Park and meet at the amphitheater. Contact Rhiannon Summers at...

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...

History Walk

After the Cemetery walk we will visit the other historical areas of the park, including the Blue Ball Tavern, Clay's Bridge, Shoaff's Mill, and Way Car #12....

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.

Fish for Free Day

No license needed for these special days! Stop by to borrow fishing rods & reels and even practice your casting. Participants must obey all PA Fish & Boat...

Introduction to Fishing Meet Up

Interested in getting started with or learning more about fishing? Join the naturalist to learn the basics of how to be safe, cast a line, and catch fish!...

Happy Birthday USA!

Join us for a brief talk about the Fourth to honor our country’s birthday and the Declaration of Independence! Meet near the flag. Veterans are Welcome!

Hike to Hopewell Furnace: Reading of the Declaration!

Join the park naturalist for a walk to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. The hike will take place on the collier’s trail heading to Hopewell Furnace....

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....

Bald Eagle Table

The park naturalist will be at the beach house to talk all about freedom’s bird, the Bald Eagle! Stop by anytime during the program hours to learn more about...

Boston Tea Party

Celebrate Independence Day with the history of tea at Keystone State Park. Join the park naturalist for a nature walk, exploring the best plants for tea,...

Double-bits & Crosscuts

This country was built on the backs of men than could swing an ax and pull a saw. These same men also decimated the incredible old-growth forests of...

Fourth of July Colonial Cooking

Come see a demonstration about Dutch oven cooking usng only the ingredients from the rations of a Revolutionary War soldier - the same way it was done almost...

Furry Frenzy

Can you identify our furred creatures from the park by just their pelt?

Gone Fishing

Today is Fish for Free Day, bring your own bait to the CCC Dam pond in the campground and borrow a fishing rod during this family fishing time (first come...

Living History at Fort Pitt: Fourth at the Fort

Join staff from the Fort Pitt Museum starting at 1:00 p.m. on July 4, 2022. Fort Pitt Museum staff, scouts, and local veterans will help kick off the Fourth...

Mansion Outdoor tour

Mansion Outdoor tour Join local historian, Andre Weltman, for a presentation on the Ironmaster’s Mansion built in 1829. Topics will include the building’s...

Our Sustainability Story

Take a tour of the new center with park staff to learn about the sustainable features and how you can implement sustainability in your own home.

River Talk

Join the educator on the outlook for some river history, use the spotting scope and binoculars to check out the birds, or just enjoy the veiw.

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....

Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Come and listen as the Declaration of Independence is read in its entirety. If you have never really thought about what is written there, how can you...

Fossil Frenzy: Digging through PA’s Past

Did you know we have fossils right under our feet? Come learn about the types of fossils we find here at Little Buffalo, how they were created, and what they...

History Hike

Take a walk back in time to the limekilns of a bygone era. Learn the process of making quicklime and what it was used for. See the area through the eyes of...

River Talk

Join the educator at Pinnacle Overlook in Holtwood PA, at the end of West Pinnacle Rd for some river history, bird watching or just enjoy the veiw.

Walk with a Naturalist

Join us for a walk around the cove-bring your questions!

Kayaking into Dusk

The world keeps spinning, and why not enjoy the setting sun from the vantage point of a kayak. All equipment (kayaks, paddles, vests) will be provided, but...

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...

Monday, July 4