DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, July 9

FULL - DiscoverE: Camping Adventure (Ages 13-17)

DiscoverE: Camping Adventure (Ages 13-17) **This camp is now full, but there is a waitlist.** Camping Adventure students participate in physical...

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...

Movie Frozen # 1

THEY ARE BACK MOVIES NIGHT DURING THE SUMMER AT KEYSTONE STATE PARK SATURDAYS MOVIE NIGHT: Grab the blankets, snacks and especially the family; come to...

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...

Introduction to Kayaking

Always wanted to try kayaking? 9-acre Lake Frances is the perfect lake for beginners. This 1.5-hour session is for those who have NEVER kayaked before....

Learn to Kayak

Join park naturalists to learn the boating basics, from safety to proper paddling techniques. Then, enjoy a liesurely paddle around the lake. ...

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...

Warbler Walk

Warbler season is upon us! Come take a relaxed, 1.5-mile walk with the park naturalist around parts of the Butterfly and Woapalanne trails on a birding...

Yoga on the Beach

Come join us for a gentle all abilities class at the swimming area. New to yoga? Great! If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Got kids? Bring them along too!...

  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...

Art in the Park

Come on out and learn to draw a cartoon version of your favorite Pennsylvania mammal!

Campground Tree ID Walk

Join the park naturalist for a short half-mile walk around the campground, where we'll learn how to identify several species of Pennsylvanian trees. We'll...

DiscoverE – TREC Tracks

Explore the various shapes and sizes of different animal tracks, pelts, and skulls in this hands-on program.This is for ages 4-8 with adult...

Fish with a WCO (Waterways Conservation Officer)

Come and fish with Waterways Conservation Officers! This is the perfect opportunity to socialize, learn, and share fishing and boating experiences with SW...

Four B’s Walk

Need a break from the fast pace in a natural space? Borrow our nets, binoculars and ID books and join us for a fruitful walk as we find butterflies, bugs,...

Laurel Lake Kayak tour

Take a guided kayak tour of Laurel Lake. Space is limited to 12 participants. Participants must be 8 or older and be able to swim to register....

Logslide-Stumpfield Trail Hike

Enjoy this short, guided hike on the Logslide Trail – gas line – and Stumpfield Trail. We will be discussing the origins of the trail names, among other...

Onion Fest

Join Pymatuning State Park and the Pymatuning Lake Association for this free annual event celebrating the history of the region featuring local craft...

Onion Festival

Pymatuning State Park and the Pymatuning Lake Association are proud to announce the return of Onion Fest! There will be multiple organizations featuring...

Segundo Sábado Storytime con Bilingual Buhos

Segundo Sábado - Cuentos para niños y caminata en el bosque de Nolde Forest Únase a sus amigos del grupo Bilingual Buhos en Nolde Forest para disfrutar de...

Sensory Trail Dedication

Please join us at the Sensory Trail trailhead, located at the end of the access road to the water tower on the hill above the Sawmill Center for the Arts,...

Stories of Our Past: History of the First Fork Valley

Learn about the early wilderness of Cameron and Potter counties and the people who explored and lived in the First Fork Valley. PowerPoint presentation for...

Youth Art in the Park (ages 10-16) 

Do you like the outdoors and art? If you do, we have the perfect class for you. Join us practice your artistic talents while learning how to paint...

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...

Creatures of The Creek

Invertebrates are an important part of the food chain in the East Branch of the Clarion River & Bendigo Run. From 11:00-12:00 join a park educator in...

Hike: Rhododendron Trail Loop

Take a scenic walk over the swinging suspension bridge and onto Rhododendron Trail. The rocky trail is home to many beautiful rhododendron plants. We will...

Introduction to Kayaking

Always wanted to try kayaking? 9-acre Lake Frances is the perfect lake for beginners. This 1.5-hour session is for those who have NEVER kayaked before....

Skulls and Furs

Stop by the ELC in the Conewago Day Use area to show us your skills by trying to match the animal fur to the corresponding skull.

Something's Fishy

How much do you know about fish? In this program we will practice identifying fish and grouping them in their families. This Program meets at the Auditorium.

Wild, Wild Western Pennsylvania

Enjoy history? In the 18th century, western Pennsylvania was the frontier, and life certainly wasn't easy for people trying to settle here. Attend this...

Tree ID Walk

Join us for a walk around the park to identify some of the park’s trees and shrubs. Dress according to the weather.

Camp Fire Potholders

Come learn about making a potholder for your campfire. You will learn how to weave your potholder. Also learn a little about fire safety. This Program will...

Honeysuckle Hacking - Volunteer Event

You may be surprised to find out that most of the shrubbery around the park are actually invasive honeysuckle species mixed with other woody-stemmed...

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...

Introduction to Kayaking

Always wanted to try kayaking? 9-acre Lake Frances is the perfect lake for beginners. This 1.5-hour session is for those who have NEVER kayaked before....

Scoop on Poop

It starts with an “S” and it ends with “T”. It comes out of you and comes out of me! I’m talking about “Scat” of course. While the thought of animal poop may...

Big Tracks, Little Tracks Storytime: Following Animal Prints  & Animal Tracks Craft Preregistration is required

Are your kids, age 5 - 10, into wildlife? Do they like looking for animal signs? Join us for story time as we read Big Tracks, Little Tracks: Following...

Birds at the ELC

Stop in the Environmental Learning Center (ELC) anytime during program hours to learn more about birds! The park naturalist will be present with information...

Butterflies of Cameron County

Short talk followed by a walk to the meadows to catch and release butterflies. Walk will be approx. 1/2 mile over weedy, uneven terrain. Wear long pants and...

Cavity Nesting Gourds

Join the Park Naturalists to learn about local cavity nesting birds and create your own gourd nesting box. Fun for the whole family. To register, Click on...

Damsels and Dragons

Come on out to the park in search of damselflies and dragonflies. Learn all about their life history, from aquatic predator nymphs to incredible flying...

Learning to Kayak

Join the park naturalist for a beginner’s kayaking lesson. After the lesson you will have a chance to paddle on the lake with the naturalist. ...

Pa Reptiles

Did you ever wonder what kinds of reptiles lurk in the Pennsylvania wilds? Well, now is your chance to learn a few! Join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center...

Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop

Thaddeus Stevens was NOT a blacksmith. He owned the 10,000 acres that comprised Caledonia Ironworks. As a leading abolitionist, he advocated for the end of...

Children's Storytime: "Salamander Dance"

Children will enjoy learning about salamanders with a story and craft.

Live at the Park

Join the park Naturalist at Sizerville State Park as we do a program on live amphibians. The program will take place at the Sizerville Amphitheater.

Lost in the Woods

Basic survival skills for children, in case they wonder off!

Park History Walk

Go back hundreds of years in your mind and picture what the park may have been like then. We’ll discuss a great deal of what has happened here between then...

Rhododendron Hike

Join us on us this 2 mile loop hike as we learn about this beautiful broadleaved evergreen. This program meets at the Hemlock Hills Trail.

Science in the Stream: Macro Invertebrates

What makes a healthy stream? Join our park educator as they find and identify the little critters that live in our streams. Come prepared to get your feet...

Second Saturday Trail Crew

Give back to Nolde Forest on the second Saturday of every month. We stive to keep our trails in tip top shape, but we can always use some extra...

Scoop on Poop

It starts with an “S” and it ends with “T”. It comes out of you and comes out of me! I’m talking about “Scat” of course. While the thought of animal poop may...

Spooky Spiders

There are over 30,000 different spiders in the world. What do some of these spiders eat? Where do some of these spiders live? Come and learn some of the...

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...

The Science of Teeth

Come explore the science of mammal teeth. We’ll take a look at our own teeth and how they work, then compare them to the mammals that live around here. Can...

Eastern Pondhawk - Blue Knob State Park

Join park staff to explor some of the amazing dragonflies found in our area and make a craft to take home. In the event of rain, this program will be held...

Music in the Park

Come out and enjoy a free evening concert by the lake sponsored by the Friends of Cowans Gap. Enjoy "Mainstream Bluegrass at its Best" ( Bluegrass...

Owls for Kids!

Bring the littles down for some fun facts and a craft!

Poe Paddy Treasure Hunt!

Poe Paddy may be small in size, but she’s got lots of hiding places! Can you follow the riddles to these secret places? Collect all the clues and we’ll find...

Stream Study, Fly Tying, Fly Casting

We will be collecting and learning about live aquatic insects. Fort Bedford Trout Unlimited and Bedford Co. Conservation District will be doing fly tying...

Of the Eastern Coyote and the Wolf

The story of the spread of the coyote into the east and how its genetics have changed.

Owl Outlaws

Join us for a case of HOO done it as we investigate a crime and attempt to clear the name of our Owl Outlaws! Learn what makes owls such fearsome predators...

The Bear Out There

How much do you know about Black Bears? John Hechler will share his vast knowledge of the Black Bear in this popular program. This program meets in the...

Amphitheater Program

Reade Holzbaur began collecting arrowheads and other Native American items from the time he was a young boy. Join him as he gives insight into the lives of...

Supermoon Lake Paddle

Spend an evening kayaking the lake as we observe the night sky and discuss July’s supermoon and other astronomical events. Intermediate and experienced...

Amphitheater Show & Tell

Join us at Sizerville State Park for an educational short film on raptor restoration. Learn about the success story of the Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and...

Bats N'at

Meet us at the Trent Picnic Area to uncover the truths and myths about bats!

PA Black Bear

Join us for one of our most popular programs. We’ll introduce you to these amazing animals and discuss how they fit into our park ecosystem. We will also...

Wild Edible Plants

Have you ever made any teas from trees? How about any jellies from nature? Swing by to sample some interesting wild plants picked & harvested in the park....

Snakes of PA

Join the park naturalist to learn about the different snakes in Pennsylvania. Topics will include the myths that have come up, diets, habitat, and...

America’s First Forester

He liked to say he was governor every now and again, but a forester all the time. Gifford Pinchot was the first American trained in forestry and is known as...

Bat Count - help needed!

Join us as we sit in the yard and count the bats! We help the PA Game Commission monitor the bat population and we need your help to do it. We have several...

Nescopeck State Park

Join the Greater Hazelton Astronomical Society for a presentation on the stars! Keep in mind there is no seating on the field, so bring a chair or...

Owl Prowl

Learn the amazing adaptations of these night fliers before we head out on a hike o the Mary Ann Furnace Trail.

Thru-Hiking from Georgia to Maine

People from all over the world come to hike this global treasure. Most do a few or many miles in section hikes. Like climbing Mt. Everest, only a few manage...

Full Moon Paddle- Astronomy Program

Join Mt. Pisgah's Environmental Education Specialist and a guest speaker for a full moon paddle on the park's Stephen Foster Lake. Participants will learn...

Summer Celestial Highlights

Join us for a brief discussion of the highlights of the summer night sky, followed by views of the moon and other interesting objects using several...

Saturday, July 9