DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Monday, September 5

Sunrise Hike

The sun rises from its slumber and peaks its head ever slowly over the horizon, awakening the world around you to a bright, new day. Birds are chirping,...

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...

Bald Eagle State Park Bicycle Tour

Join the park naturalist for a 7.5 mile bicycle tour of the main park area. Helmets required. Equipment will NOT be provided by the park. The route will...

Brew & Birding

Bring a cup to join us for shade grown coffee and a morning bird watching session. Learn to identify birds by sight, flight and sound. Pick-up tips and...

Introduction to Orienteering

Don’t get lost in the woods! When your phone or GPS batteries die or you find yourself off of the trail, you had better be prepared! During this hands-on...

Labor Day Hike

*CANCELED DUE TO RAIN* Join the park naturalist in hiking the Old Beaver Dam Rd Trail to see Ganoga Falls. This is a 5-mile moderate hike. Good boots...

Paddle Lackawanna

Work up an appetite before your Labor Day picnic! We are going to take on the entire length of Lackawanna Lake on this moderately-paced, 5-mile paddle....

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....

History Walk

We will start at the park office (which has restrooms) and walk across the street to the Blue Ball Tavern. We will then walk the paved side of the road to...

Art in the Park

Join us for this short program as we learn about a native Pennsylvania animal and then learn how to draw it! Materials will be provided, but feel free to...

Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Tour

The Civilian Conservation Corps created Raccoon Creek State Park from 1935-1942. Join us for an indoor presentation and short walking tour as we discuss the...

Creek Critters

Calling kids ages 5-15 and their parents, come and discover the many interesting creatures that live in Raccoon Creek. During this interactive educational...

History Hike

Take a walk back in time to the limekilns of a bygone era. Learn the process of making quicklime and what it was used for. See the area through the eyes of...

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....

Nature on the Beach

Learn about Birds to view skulls and wings view the collection of taxidermy the park has for educational programs. The Park Educator will have a table set up...

What's in the Water?

Meet a park naturalist down the trail at Hawk Falls at any time between 10-11 AM to explore what animals we can find in Pennsylvania streams. Nets 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...

McConnells Mill Historic Gristmill Autumn Hours

Thursdays through Sundays - 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill at...

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....

Intro to Archery

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

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...

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...

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....

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 534.

DIY Pinecone Birdfeeders

End the Labor Day weekend by making your very own birdfeeder so the little songbirds can start putting on that necessary fat for the winter!

Find Your Pace

Add a new talent to your hiking skillset! We’ll make pace/ranger beads and learn how to use them as a manual counting tool for measuring distance travelled....

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...

Water Walk

Walk along the waters edge as we discuss the living and non-living components that make the cove a thriving place for critters.

Monarch Tagging

Monarch butterfly migration presentation followed by a short walk to catch, tag, and release butterflies. Arial nets provided. Wear close-toed shoes and be...

Pioneer Skills

Take a step back in time and learn the ways of life from over 100 years ago! Hands-on activities include butter making and quill pen writing. All ages welcome.

Skull Stand

Stop by the Beach House and see if you can correctly identify the different animal skulls. Fun for all ages! Contact Rhiannon Summers at 570-477-7780 or...

Sunset Float

Close out the summer with a sunset float on Keystone Lake. Join the park naturalist for a dusk float on the lake where we'll talk about the history of the...

Monday, September 5