DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, August 7

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...

PLA Kids Free Fishing Derby

Espyville Boat Launch Saturday August 6, 2022 8:00—4:00 PM Sunday August 7, 2022 8:00—1:00 PM Check in by 1:00 PM! Come out to support the...

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 Kayak Nature Tour

Take a relaxing paddle out on the lake in search of wildlife and peaceful morning recreation! Previous experience kayaking required. The park has kayaks,...

Morning Hike

Join park staff for a guided hike exploring 1-2 miles of the park's ~50 miles of available trails, chatting about whatever we find along the way! Please...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Tours cancelled Sun, August 7 due to a delayed part. We hope to have our pontoon boat back on the water next weekend, Sunday 8/14. ------ Join park staff...

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...

  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: Owl Edition

How many owls do we have in PA? What do owls sound like? What do they eat? Are all owls nocturnal? Join the park educator in the amphitheater , as we learn...

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...

2022 Moraine State Park Regatta

Join us on the south shore of Lake Arthur on August 5-7, 2022 for a weekend of free, family fun. From music and fireworks to kayaking and sailing...

Archery

Throughout history humans have relied on the bow and arrow for protection and to gather food. This weapon is still widely used today. Join us for this...

Attracting Pollinators

Want to learn how to turn your garden into a pollinator’s paradise? Stop by the butterfly garden during this hour to explore our garden’s selection of...

Beginning Mountain Biking

Join members of LHORBA, our local biking club, to learn the basics of mountain biking. We will be taking a bike ride to practice our new skills. You are...

Eco-paddle around Poe Lake!

Tired of walking around Poe Lake to check it out? Come check it out by boat! No experience or equipment required! We will be starting the paddle with some...

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. ...

Lake Exploration (Bring Your Own Boat)

Spend your morning exploring part of Foster Joseph Sayers Lake with a park naturalist! Bring a set of binoculars to look for birds, or a fishing rod (and...

Terrific Tree Tour

How much do you know about the trees in our area? Come join us for a tree-rific (yes, we went there) to explore the science, folklore and history of some...

What's in the Watershed?

Celebrate National Water Quality Month by meeting us down the trail at Hawk Falls at any time between 10-11 AM to explore what animals we can find in...

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

Tours cancelled Sun, August 7 due to a delayed part. We hope to have our pontoon boat back on the water next weekend, Sunday 8/14. ------ Join park staff...

  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.,...

American Copper

We see butterflies in our yards, gardens, and parks, but naming them all can be tricky. After a short talk, explore the field at Bull Hill alongside the Park...

Compass Chaos

We will teach you how to use a compass before we send you out on a “trail’ to find the finish line. Can you follow the right path?

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 to Boulder Point

Join the park naturalist for a hike to Boulder Point! We will observe the unique geology found here at Pinchot Park and learn a little about our woods along...

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

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...

Campground Geocache

Meet at the campground amphitheater and learn how to use a GPS unit and discover the intriguing world of geocaching. GPS units will be provided by the park.

Thaddeus Stevens Blacksmith Shop

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...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Tours cancelled Sun, August 7 due to a delayed part. We hope to have our pontoon boat back on the water next weekend, Sunday 8/14. ------ Join park staff...

 Woodhick Grove - Woodsmen Show

Step into an 1890's logging camp! Watch blacksmithing, log hewing, or fence-building demonstrations or learn about period logging & blacksmithing tools....

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....

Disc Golf: Intro to Disc Golf

The sport of disc golf is growing rapidly, come find out why. Our park naturalist will teach you the basics of the game and allow you to test your skills on...

Eco-paddle around Poe Lake!

Tired of walking around Poe Lake to check it out? Come check it out by boat! No experience or equipment required! We will be starting the paddle with some...

Fill the Bill

Stop by the Visitor Center for this interactive, hands-on challenge of matching the right bill to the right food source.

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.

Nolde Mansion Open Houses 2022

Now serving as the first Environmental Education Center in the state, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. The mansion now...

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...

White pine growing out of Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park

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.

Elk Talk

Elk Talk? You’re telling me elk talk?.... They do! Elk actually communicate in several different ways. Join our KECA staff as we learn about the many...

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...

MotM 22

Join the Friends of Kings Gap for this free summer concert series the first Sunday of June, July, August, and September! Bring your lawn chair or blanket...

Nature Walk & Talk

Join a park naturalist on a hike to discover what flora and fauna can be found in the park and along the trail. We will be hiking about 2.5-miles over...

Prairie Bloom Hike

Summer is the time to explore the unique prairie ecosystem at the Jennings Environmental Education Center! A guided 90-minute walk discussing the plants,...

Birthday Party for Smokey

Join us at the Brightbill Interpretive Center to celebrate Smokey Bear’s birthday. There will be snacks available as well as some fun activities. There may...

The Science of Nests

Are nests really all the same? Come investigate the science of nests and nesting. We’ll take a closer look at how and where birds construct nests and even...

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....

*Reopened* Nature Kayak Tour

On this evening kayak we will be looking for local birds and wildlife that inhabit marsh creek. Marsh Creek area presented by L.L Bean and State Park staff....

History Hike

Discover the rich history of the area that became Codorus State Park as we take a leisurely hike on the mountain bike trails.

Pennsylvania Black Bears

The life and times of Black Bears and why Pennsylvania is the place where bears want to be.

Pennsylvania Black Bears

The history, facts and myths about Pennsylvania's healthy and happy bear population.

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...

Frog Hunt

Join us for one of our most fun and popular programs. We’ll meet at the Kentuck Campground Amphitheater to discuss our plan of attack. Then we’ll head to...

Squirrel Wars

Learn about the different species of squirrels and how to deal with them. Mounts will highlight this presentation.

Sunday, August 7