DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 21

Rise of the Falls Hike

This three mile moderate hike takes you to two of Ohiopyle's most iconic waterfalls. Along the way we will talk about what makes Ohiopyle so rich in...

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...

Morning Nature Walk and Talk

Join the Park Naturlaist for a morning nature walk. We will discuss wildlife, the changing weather, erosion and how it affects the peninsula. To Register,...

Elk EXPO

There will be numerous ongoing educational programs, seminars and activities during this event. Visit ElkExpo.com for more details.

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...

Family Science Outside: Prairie Ecosystem Exploration

Family Science Outside: Prairie Ecosystem Exploration is an opportunity for families to learn together in the living lab of Jennings' one-of-a-kind prairie...

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...

American Linden Leaves

***Pre-registration required: Please use the green "register" button to sign up. ***Program Location: Giving Pond Recreation Area, 1125 River Rd. (PA-32),...

  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: Bee Edition

National Honey Bee Day is this weekend! Do you love honey? Then you must like bees right? Bees are vital in our ecosystem. We’ll draw a bee step by step,...

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...

Animal Tracks

Children and adults are both welcome to come learn about the tracks that our local animals leave in the mud and snow. Join us to make an animal track guide.

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....

Kayaking for Beginners

Learn the basics of kayaking while exploring one of the lakes coves. All equipment will be provided by the park. Must be at least 12 years of age....

Fur and Feathers

Stop by our table near the concession stand to check out a variety of animal fur and feathers in this stop-and-chat style program! In the event of rain,...

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...

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 for 11:00 a.m.,...

Family Science Outside: Prairie Ecosystem Exploration

Family Science Outside: Prairie Ecosystem Exploration is an opportunity for families to learn together in the living lab of Jennings' one-of-a-kind prairie...

Guided Kayak Float

Paddle craft are a great way to experience nature and get in some healthy outdoor recreation. Join a park educator for a guided paddle trip around the Seven...

Hike: Warriors Trail/Broad Top Trail Loop

Take a walk on the scenic Warrior’s Trail. Enjoy a hike with our park naturalist as we walk and talk about the local wildlife. Meeting Location: Pavilion #1

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...

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: Bee Edition

National Honey Bee Day is this weekend! Do you love honey? Then you must like bees right? Bees are vital in our ecosystem. We’ll draw a bee step by step,...

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....

Family Science Outside: Prairie Ecosystem Exploration

Family Science Outside: Prairie Ecosystem Exploration is an opportunity for families to learn together in the living lab of Jennings' one-of-a-kind prairie...

Fantastic Plants

Plants make the air we breathe, the wood to build our homes, and so much more. This program focuses on the so much more part. Discover the historical and...

Fishing: SMART Angler

Join the park naturalist as they show you what it means to be a SMART angler. This intro to fishing is great for beginners and we will have some time to do a...

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.

Nature Walk on the General Kane Trail

Join us for an approximate one mile Nature Walk on the General Kane Trail. See wildflowers, the forest and possibly wildlife on the trail! Dress for the...

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...

Tree ID

Identify some of the trees in the park as you learn to use a dichotomous key.

Venomous Snakes of PA

Venomous Snakes of PA – Sunday, August 21, 2022 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Pavilion #7 McDanel’s Launch Area (North Shore) - Moraine Join the park naturalist...

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...

Sunday Afternoon Paddle

Learn about the park and the wildlife we see while learning to kayak. All equipment is provided. Please, wear clothing and shoes appropriate for kayaking....

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....

Creek Critters

Lets get our feet wet and see what critters we can find living in the creek!

Canoe Tour Of Hills Creek Lake

Explore the history and management of our lake – all by canoe and a relaxed family setting. Boats, paddles, and PFD’s provided. PFD’s must be worn at all...

Weeding the Native Plant Garden

We need your help! Raccoon Creek State Park has two native plant gardens that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us as we pull weeds, and make...

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...

Otters

These charismatic, water-loving mammals have been reintroduced to the Yough River which runs through Ohiopyle State Park. Join us for an interesting program...

Bears of Pennsylvania

With the state’s bear population estimated at over 18,000 and the peak of the bear breeding season in June, July, and August, interactions between man and...

Sunday, August 21