DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 28

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...

iNaturalist and a Hike

Take a Sunday stroll with us! If you are someone who enjoys stopping to smell the roses, this hike is for you. During this 2.2 mile hike on uneven and...

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...

  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: Hummingbird Edition

National Hummingbird Day is coming up, so flutter on out to the nature center to learn about these beloved birds. They are the tiniest birds in the world,...

Wildlife Show & Tell

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

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....

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...

Summertime Wildflower Walk

Come enjoy the beauty of our summer wildflower blooms on this 2-mile hike. Participants will learn how to identify several species of Pennsylvania...

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...

Beavers Natures Engineers

Beavers are one of the only animals that physically change the environment to suit their needs. A park educator will be on hand to answer your questions...

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.,...

Hike: Island Farm Loop

Take a walk on the scenic Island Farm loop. 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

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. The first floor is only open...

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....

Archery: Intro to Archery

Join our park naturalist, a NASP certified archery instructor, as we develop the basics of archery. Lean how to safely shoot a bow and maybe pick up a new...

Art in the Park: Hummingbird Edition

National Hummingbird Day is coming up, so flutter on out to the amphitheater to learn about these beloved birds. They are the tiniest birds in the world, yet...

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....

Edible Wild Plants Hike

Join us on an approximately 2-mile hike to learn about a variety of common wild plants that you can incorporate into your everyday diet. Meet at Muckrat...

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...

Wild about Teas

For centuries, people have gathered local plants and infused them with hot water to make beverages. During this program, guest instructor Vince Curtis will...

Dragons and Damsels Photo Tour

Bring any type of camera to take pictures of the dragonflies and damselflies that are found at Black Moshannon State Park. Get tips and tricks for...

Welcome to the Rut

The mating season for the elk is upon us, join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we learn all about the unique behaviors that elk display during this...

Bats 4 Kids

Join us for a fun look into the world of bats! Learn about fact and fiction and some gross and funny things about our nocturnal bug eaters. We’ll even do a...

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....

Sunset Paddle

Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Black Moshannon Lake! Discover what plants and animals can be found in the lake, then watch as the sun sets over the lake. This...

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...

The Battles to Seize Fort Duquesne

The battles of the French and Indian War in soutwestern Pennsylvania.

Coyotes In PA

Coyotes are a well established member of our wildlife community. Find out where they came from, how to identify them, mounts, hides, skulls, and demos will...

Sunday, August 28