DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 14

Flat Naturalist Walks

Go for a walk with Presque Isle’s very own flat naturalists. Much like the Flat Stanley in schools, Presque Isle will have Flat Naturalists meet you on a...

Story Book Walk – Tucker and Ripley’s Adventure on Presque Isle 

Take a walk and read a story at the same time. Throughout the month of July and August 2022, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self -guided story walk...

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...

Working Together Conservation Exhibit 

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) and the Presque Isle State Park complex house many agencies, organizations, partners, and volunteers that play a...

Guided Nature Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through White Clay Creek Preserve. We will explore birds, trees, wildflowers and park history along...

Mary Ann's Creek Walk

Take a shady stroll along scenic Mary Ann’s Creek. We’ll learn about what impacts it, it’s water quality and the stream life that inhabits it. Wentz...

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...

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...

Wellness in the Woodlands

Join us for a mindful outdoor experience with guide, Faith Sartori. Enjoy a mindful walk with time for reflection. A journal and sit pad or towel are...

  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: Cardinal Edition

These bright birds are one of the most recognizable flyers around. Did you know that cardinals are the state bird of seven, yes seven states! Come on over to...

Morning Hike

Join park staff for a guided hike exploring 1-2 miles of the park’s ~50 miles of available trails. We’ll chat about whatever we find along the way! Stone...

Wildlife Show & Tell

Join the Park Naturalist at Sizerville State Park for a morning talk on mammals found throughout Pennsylvania. The program will take place at Sizerville's...

Woodpecker Walk in the Valley

Join the park naturalist on an easy 1-mile walk on the Nature Trail as we talk about woodpeckers in our area, look for signs of them, and listen close for...

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....

Insect Borne Disease Info

Join our park educator for a discussion about mosquioes, ticks, West Nile Virus and Lyme disease. Learn about treatments and prevention and take home a tick...

Insect Borne Disease Information

Join our park educator for an informative presentation about mosquitoes and ticks/West Nile Virus and Lyme. She'll discuss biology, facts and prevention-...

Leaser Lake Hike

Join the park naturalist from Tuscarora SP on a hike to Leaser Lake on August 14, 2022 at 10 am. This hike will take us to a new place to explore. The...

Mushrooms 101

Our park educator will lead an intruduction to fungal ID and some basic wild edible mushroom species. Beginning in the learning center and ending on a trail....

Music at the Marina

Come to M.K. Goddard State Park's annual Music at the Marina. Food vendors, free concerts, educational and recreational opportunities available. Registration...

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Children and adults are both invited to come and hunt for unique and common objects around the park. We will be having fun and learning about the objects...

Credit: Brooke Kessler

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....

Wild Teas

For centuries people have gathered local plants and infused them with water to make tea. During this program we’ll introduce you to some of these teas and...

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...

Fur Frenzy

Can you identify these local creatures just by their furs? Stop by the Visitor Center between 11am and 1pm to find out!

Pontoon Boat Rides

Take a ride on the pontoon boat to see beautiful views of the lake. Each ride will have a specific topic, which are listed below. Age limit is 4 years and...

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...

Intro to Archery

Practice your archery skills! We will cover the procedures of shooting a bow! Target and bows/arrows provided!

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....

Art in the Park: Cardinal Edition

These bright birds are one of the most recognizable flyers around. Did you know that cardinals are the state bird of seven, yes seven states! Come on over to...

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...

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....

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...

Art in the Park: Opossum Edition!

Feeling artsy? Or maybe you just want to know a little more about Opossums? Join in as we learn how to draw an Opossum and talk some common Opossum knowledge!

Dragons and Damselflies

Learn about these beautiful creatures that live by the pond.

Elk Basics

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We bet...

All About Defense

Not only do animals need to get food, water and shelter, they must stay alive while doing it. Come learn about the fascinating world of animal defenses. The...

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....

Intro to Kayaking

Are you new to kayaking and don't know where to begin? If you are thinking about getting into kayaking, join us for a crash course in the basics of kayaks....

three kayaks

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...

Ancient Astronomy and Celestial Motions

From ancient astronomers to the discoveries and laws that guide our universe.

Beaver Hike

Take a .75 mile hike along the Mid-State Trail to see an active beaver lodge! Learn about their history, management, and role in our park. Great hike for...

Tea and Talk

Bring your own cup to sample some sweet fern/mountain mint tea grown right here in the park. Talk for this year will be about the “wood wide web”, a term...

PA Black Bear Video

The black bear has long been a symbol of nature untamed. Its large, lumbering form commands respect and ignites curiosity. It’s a creature most readily...

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...

Return of the Otter and Fisher

These two members of the weasel family were extirpated from PA by logging and unregulated harvest. Learn of their return to our state and how well they are...

Sunday, August 14