DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, September 2

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...

*FULL* Homeschool Day 7-12

*REGISTRATION FULL* All programs for this day are for homeschool or cyberschool families with children in grades 7-12. We will be learning about waterfalls...

Hook, Line, and Simple: Intro to Fishing

Have you ever wanted to learn how to fish? Join the park naturalists for an intro to fishing program! All ages are welcome, but those aged 16 years and older...

Volunteer Garden Crew

Volunteer to work alongside our education staff as they weed and/or mulch the native plant landscaping at the Visitor Center. The plan is to weed and mulch....

Bluebird Walk

Take a walk along our bluebird trail to help us monitor what they are up to in their cavity nesting boxes.

Healthy Hike

Friday, September 2 10:00am - 11:30am Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health! Wake up early and join the Park Naturalist for a...

Home School Nature Adventures

Discover nature with other elementary age homeschoolers (K-5) who meet up every other Friday with DCNR park naturalist to explore the outdoors through a wide...

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...

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

Join us on the porch at the Visitor Center for a DCNR Conservation Volunteer-led craft for children. Each week we will have a different craft to create and...

Hike: Balanced Rock

Take a walk to the beautiful Balanced Rock and learn how the geology of the area put it there. On the way we’ll learn a little about the history of the park...

Worry-free Walk

Try something new by joining us for a stress-free walk around the main park area! Relax and look and listen to nature! For more information on this program...

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.

Flint & Steel Fire Making

Stop by the campground beach anytime from 2pm-3pm as we discover a way used to create fire before the time of matches and lighters! Try your hand at...

Friday in the Forest

Explore a section of the forest with a park naturalist. We will explore a different section each week.

Spongy (Gypsy) Moth Scrape

Bald Eagle State Park and surrounding areas have been hit hard this year by the invasive spongy moth (formerly known as the “gypsy moth”). During this event,...

Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Try stand up paddle boarding. Practice your balance on the water. Space is limited to 4 participants. Participants must be 12 or older and be able to swim to...

Lumbering of Hyner Run

Step back into time and experience the culture of the lumbermen in the late 1800’s. Topics will include the local history and prehistory of the area, the...

Strawcutter Hike

Shake off the busy work week and start off Labor Day weekend with a hike on one of the park's lesser traveled trails. Meet the park naturalist at the...

Evening Nature Pontoon Ride Preregistration required.

Enjoy a relaxing morning on touring Yellow Creek State Park Lake on one our lovely pontoon boats from Yellow Creek Rental & Supply. Enjoy nature from the...

Northeastern Woodland Native Americans

Come to Mt. Pisgah State Park and enjoy an evening by the campfire. Be sure to bring a chair to relax in as you enjoy a special presentation by a guest...

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...

Fishy Friends

Come out and enjoy a program about the different types of fish and aquatic animals found throughout the lake. We will discuss how to identify them and...

Bats! Fact or Fiction

love them or hate them, you wouldn't want to live with out them. Learn just how amazing these creatures are, what they are doing for you, and what you can do...

Bluffs Bat Hike

Join the Park Naturalists for a night hike to look for bats as they hunt for their evening meal. Bug spray is recommended. Please wear shoes suitable for...

Campground Critters

Wonder what’s been creeping around your campsite late at night? Is it a bear? Raccoon? Sasquatch?! The world may never know... Join the park naturalist for...

Making Apple Cider; Pavia Style

Come experience the apple cider making process through a demonstration on an apple cider press that has been donated to the park by the Elmer and Mary Dibert...

Migration! Who's Coming, Who's Going, and Who's Staying???

Get ready early for fall migration this year! What birds can we expect to see passing through our area? Who is leaving us for the year? And who is here to...

Night Hike: River Cabins & Cook Trail

Please meet at the River Cabin Playground on River Road for an evening hike around the River Cabins and Cook Old Growth Area. We’ll be looking and...

Pennsylvania Folktales

Join the park naturalist for a look at some folktales with a Pennsylvania connection. Learn about the role that these stories played in life and in our...

Treasure Hunt with Map and Compass

Family activity with compass and basics of orienteering. Kids will need help!

Lumbering of the Little Pine Valley

Step back into time and experience the culture of the lumbermen in the late 1800’s. Topics will include the local history of the area, the different...

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...

Raptor Call Bingo

Come on out to the amphitheater to learn about birds of prey and what they sound like. Afterward, we’ll play a fun review game to test your knowledge. See...

General US Grant

During this live presentation, you will be given the task of making command decisions about events from Civil War battles. Will you do better or worse than...

Spring Peeper

Grab your flashlight and hit the trail on a night hike! Join us on an easy walk through the woods to check out a small pond and discuss the animals that are...

Owls of PA

Join us for an educational program all about the owls of Pennsylvania. Learn why they are considered the perfect predator!

Park History

Discover the rich history of the area that became Codorus State Park.

The Civilian Conservation Corps

This approximately 60 minute American Experience film interweaves rich archival imagery with the personal accounts of CCC veterans to tell the story of one...

UV Night Hike

Take a stroll on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that live in the bog. Then, use the UV lights to see the bog in a different light. ...

Elk

Extirpated from Penn's Woods in the 1800's and then re-introduced during the early 1900's, Pennsylvania’s elk herd is now thriving. Discover the history...

Astronomy & the Night Sky

When was the last time you looked up at the stars? Did you know, that when you're looking up, you're actually looking into the past? Come on out to the pet...

Friday, September 2