DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, September 9

Harvest Moon Night Hike

RELOCATED to BLOOD FARM DAY USE AREA due to downed trees and bridge damage on Wetlands Trail. The full harvest moon is the signifier of the end of the...

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...

Bluebird Walk

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

DiscoverE: Frog Pond

The following program is for children of all age groups. Returning DiscoverE participants--please bring your folder so we can log your hours. Folders will...

National Dutch Oven Gathering

For centuries, the Dutch Oven has been the most versatile cookware in the kitchen (and campsite!) making everything from biscuits & cobbler to Thanksgiving...

Nature for Toddlers: Owls and Bats

Friday, September 9 10:00am - 11:30am Do you have a young nature lover in your family who’s curious to learn more about the natural environment? Join...

Tick Talks at the Campground

Tick talks, not TikToks. Sorry, hahaha! Join our park educator for a short tick ed program including tick borne disease prevention and lots of time for...

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...

Monarch Madness

During this program you will have the opportunity to participate as a citizen scientist for Monarch Watch, a conservation and research program based at the...

Friday in the Forest

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

Hemlock Conservation: Protecting Hemlocks PROGRAM IS FULL!

Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), the state tree of Pennsylvania, plays several important ecological roles in our landscape, for example, cooling headwater...

Wildflowers of Fall

Take a stroll around Hyner Run State Park with the naturalist to see the different wildflowers coming out during the fall. All children must be accompanied...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join us with a local Dr. Beth Cohen for this free, low intensity walk and the importance of trails. 1 hour, 1 mile walk on a gravel trail, bathrooms at...

Introduction to Camping

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy camping, and Presque Isle is excited to offer a unique opportunity for you to enjoy many activities and experiences. Come...

Salamander Search

The cool wet area around our stream is perfect salamander habitat. Meet at the Stage in the Shoaff's Mill Day Use Area for an evening salamander search!...

Kayaking on the Giving Pond @ Sunset

***Registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: Giving Pond Recreation Area,...

Wildflower Walk

Join the naturalist in front of the James Kell Visitor Center for a walk in the wildflowers. They're still blooming and the colors we'll be experiencing will...

Campfire Tales: Animal Tales

Join the park naturalist around the campfire to hear some tales about the animals in the Native American tradition. You may just learn something new. Bring a...

From the Teeth of Dinosaurs

Program starts from dinosaurs, then leads into the eating habits of modern critters.

Katydid Cadence

Ever hear a katydid sing? Or maybe a katydidn't? Join the park naturalist to learn about these fascinating insects and also why they are singing at...

Owl Outlaws!

Whooooo done it?! Our owls, while incredible to see and hear today, were not always treated so kindly. Come along on this short walk as we investigate our...

Wild Edible Plants

Have you ever made any teas from trees? How about any jellies from nature? Swing by to sample some interesting wild plants picked & harvested in the park....

Girl Scouts Love State Parks: Fishing

This program aims to expose scouts to healthy lifelong physical activities. Participants will learn basic fishing skills and fish a section of the lake. ...

BYOKayak Full Moon Paddle

A kayak paddle beneath a full moon is a fantastic way to enjoy the park! All participants need to supply their own equipment and have basic flat-water...

PA Elk—Reclaiming the Alleghenies

The original PA Elk video will be shown in its entirety – 85 minutes. Learn about how the elk of Pennsylvania got here, live here, and are once again part of...

Amphitheater Screen

The Caledonia naturalist will give a live presentation on being safe as you explore our Appalachian Mountains. This advice may not be applicable in other...

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 9