DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Sunday, January 1

StoryWalk: Winter Dance

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. This season’s story, Winter Dance, can be found on the paved Whispering Pines Trail in the Pine Plantation Day...

Snow covered walking trail bridge sun over prairie winter

As the new year approaches people often reflect on events of the past and look to the future in anticipation of what lies ahead. In nature and the outdoors,...

Winter Wreath Hunt

This is a self-guided activity. Get outside and enjoy the park while searching for wreaths. Each wreath has been decorated with an animal and their tracks....

1st Day Hike

2.2 mile hike on Ramble Trail for the first day of the New Year

First Day Hike

Welcome in 2023 by enjoying a guided hike in the park! Two guided hikes will be offered to celebrate - the first at 9am, the second at 1pm. We will walk...

First Day Hike 2023 - Advanced

** 3 miles **Moderate difficulty - trails include some steep incline and uneven terrain **Ages: Adults and children ages 12+ Start the new year off on...

First Day Hikes 2023

Start the New Year on the right foot with a walk in the park! Enjoy the beauty of the equestrian trails as we look for signs of wildlife and see what winter...

French Creek First Day Hike

Join park staff around Scotts Run lake on this 2 mile, first day hike. During the hike participants will enjoy views of scotts run lake while learning about...

Marsh Creek First Day Hike

Join Park staff for a hike to the Marsh Creek Dam. This 2-mile out and back hike will involve views of the lake, wildlife watching, and history of the dam...

First Day Hike

Start out the new year with a refreshing hike! Join us for one of two possible hiking choices in our Shoaff's Mill day use area. Both hikes will meet at the...

First Day Hike

Join Conservation Volunteer John Jakoby for this easy 2.5-mile hike that goes through various habitats within the park and passes by the Nescopeck Creek....

First Day Hike

Join us for this 3.5 mile 1st Day Hike for 2023. Dress for the weather - bring water and snacks for extra energy boost. Friends Group may be providing hot...

First Day Hike

Start the new year off right with a morning hike at Raccoon Creek State Park. The hike over moderate terrain will be around 2-hours and cover around...

First Day Hike

Resolve to start the New Year on the right foot with a 2+ mile hike. Both sessions include difficulty options with a trek on more level trails, and more...

First Day Hike

Start the New Year on the right foot with an easy 2.5-mile guided hike on fairly level trails. Learn to identify common tree species as we scout for tracks...

First Day Hike - Whitetail

Start your New Year and 2023 off right with a moderate, 2-mile hike on the Pine Creek Rail Trail! We will be starting at the Whitetail parking area and...

First Day Hike at Michaux State Forest

Kick off the New Year with a first day hike at Michaux State Forest. We will catch views of Long Pine Run Reservoir as we walk along the Beaver Trail. The...

First Day Hikes

First Day Hikes is a national program throughout state parks across the country. Come join us at Ridley Creek State Park to start your new year outside with...

First Day Hikes at Jacobsburg

Get out and get hiking on the first day of 2023! Join us for one of two 2-mile interpretive hikes at Jacobsburg. We will explore the old growth forest of...

First Day Hikes!  Star Mill Trail

Take a two-mile stroll on the Star Mill Trail while learning about the history of Black Moshannon State Park. Meet at Boat Launch #4 on West Side Road.

2023 First Day Walk

Find out if the color of your socks can bring you good luck for the new year while on a 2-mile walk to ring in the New Year. Throw sorrows of the past year...

First Day Hike

This is a hike just less than two miles. We will be meeting at the Dam parking lot. We will hike Rapid Run Nature Trail and then Overlook Trail for a view! ...

First Day Hike

The Friends of Shawnee and Blue Knob invite you to take a hike to the historic group camp at Blue Knob State Park. Participants will hike to the historic...

First Day Hike

Kick off the New Year and 2023 with an easy to moderate walk at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Led by the park naturalist, we will walk approximately 1.5 miles...

First Day Hike

Join us for a hike to a historic waterfall! This hike will be approximately 3.5 miles in length on moderate terrain. Be sure to dress for the weather and...

First Day Hike

Join us for an exploration of one of the newest PA State Parks. An easy walk through woods and fields to a view over the Susquehanna River. Well behaved,...

First Day Hike

Approximately 1 mile hike, half of the hike will be on the Horse Shoe Trail and the remainder will be cross country and a pipeline riight of way. Hot Dogs...

First Day Hikes 2023

Start the New Year on the right foot with a walk in the park! Enjoy the beauty of the equestrian trails as we look for signs of wildlife and see what winter...

First Day Hike

Start the New Year healthy! Visit the park for a First Day Hike on the General Kane Trail! The trail is an approximate 1.5 mile easy rated trail. Dress in...

1st Day Hike

Welcome in 2023 by enjoying a guided hike in the park! Two guided hikes will be offered to celebrate - both hikes start at 1:30 PM from Pavilion #1. One...

First Day Celebration

Join Canoe Creek State Park and the Friends of Canoe Creek State Park for our First Day Celebration from 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Jan 1st! Bring the whole family...

First Day Hike

Registration for this hike is full, but check out our park map and plan your own hike on any of our other miles of beautiful trails!...

first day hike 2022

Join the Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park and park staff in celebrating the New Year. Start the year off on the right foot by hiking in the park....

First Day Hike

Start your New Year and 2023 off right with a moderate, 2-mile hike through the crisp January air while taking in views from atop the dam as we hike the Old...

First Day Hike

Join park education staff for this easy 2.5-mile hike that goes through various habitats within the park and passes by the Nescopeck Creek. Appropriate...

First Day Hike

Welcome in 2023 by enjoying a guided hike in the park! Two guided hikes will be offered to celebrate - the first at 9am, the second at 1pm. We will walk...

First Day Hike

Resolve to start the New Year on the right foot with a 2+ mile hike. Both sessions include difficulty options with a trek on more level trails, and more...

First Day Hike & 5K

Start out on the right foot in 2023 with a short hike, exploring nature in winter at Hills Creek. This slow-paced, family-oriented hike will be less than 1.5...

First Day Hike - Overlook Trail

Start 2023 out right with a First Day Hike at Cowans Gap State Park. This hike is 2.5 miles long over moderate to hard terrain. The hike is along the...

First Day Hike - Waterville

Start your New Year and 2023 off right with a moderate, 2-mile hike on the Pine Creek Rail Trail! We will be starting at the Waterville parking area and...

First Day Hike - White Clay Creek Preserve

Start the new year off right by joining Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth on a First Day Hike at White Clay Creek Preserve. Join A guided hike led by a...

First Day Hike 2023

Start the new year with a easy to moderate hike around the lake with the park naturalist and Kristin Joivell, Standing Stone Trail Club volunteer. Enjoy...

Walkers enjoying a warm, sunny day on the towpath

***Program Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (lower parking lot), 1635 River Road (Rt. 32), New Hope, PA*** ***Registration NOT required*** Get...

First Day Hike 2023

A family nature hike with easy walking in search of signs of winter activity by animals, stream ecology, and winter tree identification Photo: Janara Hoppock

First Day Hike 2023 - Intermediate/Easy

**1.5 miles **Slight difficulty - trails may include incline or uneven terrain Welcome in the new year with an enjoyable stroll around the winter...

First Day Hike- Lakeside Trail

Start 2023 out right with a First Day Hike at Cowans Gap State Park. This hike is 1.5 miles long over easy terrain. The hike is along the pleasant, level...

First Day Hike: Fire Tower Road Loop

Join the Friends of Cook Forest at the Nuthole Pavilion, located at the entrance to Ridge Camp campground directly off of RT36, as we hike the Fire Tower...

First Day Hikes 2023

Start the New Year on the right foot with a walk in the park! Enjoy the beauty of the equestrian trails as we look for signs of wildlife and see what winter...

First Day Hikes at Jacobsburg

Get out and get hiking on the first day of 2023! Join us for one of two 2-mile interpretive hikes at Jacobsburg. We will explore the old growth forest of...

First Day Hikes!  Bog Treasures

Take a hike on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. Meet at Boat Launch #3 on West Side Road. This trail is ADA...

Heritage Cooking: Eat Your Greens! (virtual)

Happy New Year! People from different cultures use food to celebrate the New Year. African Americans who migrated from the South brought the tradition of...

First Day Hike

Join the Friends of Beltzville, and park staff, as we hike from the Beltzville State Park Environmental Interpretive Center (EIC) to the tower on top of the...

First Day Hike- Lakeside Trail

Start 2023 out right with a First Day Hike at Cowans Gap State Park. This hike is 1.5 miles long over easy terrain. The hike is along the pleasant, level...

First Day Hike

Join the Friends of Goddard and start the new year off with a walk in the park. We will be walking approximately 1 mile on the paved multi-purpose trail as...

First Day Hike

We'll observe the first day sunset from a scenic mountain top vista! This hike will be one mile in legth on easy terrain. Be sure to dress for the...

Sunday, January 1