DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, April 13

Girl in kayak

Enjoy the rising sun from the vantage point of a kayak. All equipment (kayaks, paddles, vests) will be provided, but please dress appropriately for the...

STORYWALK®: SUGAR SNOW- Recurring Event

Enjoy a story as you walk along a section of the parks OH! Susanna Trail . This seasons story is Sugar Snow by Laura Ingalls Wilder (Ages 4-8). Come learn...

Saturday Morning Birding Series

Saturday Morning Birding Walks at Hills Creek Saturdays in April and May All 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Meet at the Hills Creek State Park Office prior to 8am...

Watershed Education Teacher Workshop

The workshop is open to educators teaching grades 6-12. Curriculum is PDE approved. Participants will recieve 11.5 ACT 48 hours, DCNR's Watershed Education...

white cat & green kayak

Enjoy the morning - while sitting in a kayak. All equipment (kayaks, paddles, vests) will be provided, but please dress appropriately for the weather. No...

Wings Over Wilhelm

Calling all birders! Join us for our first annual bird festival at Maurice K. Goddard State Park. This family-friendly event is for all levels of birders....

Bear-Hole Trail Drive-Thru

Come explore Bear Hole Trail by car! The Drive-Thru begins at Swopes Valley Trailhead (40.522343,-76.469334) and goes 5 miles through the center of park,...

Bear-Hole Trail Drive-Thru

Come explore Bear Hole Trail by car! The Drive-Thru begins at Swopes Valley Trailhead (40.522343,-76.469334) and goes 5 miles through the center of park,...

Bygone Town of Ricketts Tour

Discover where the lumber town of Ricketts used to stand and learn some history along the way! Good boots are recommended for walking. Please bring your...

Cancelled-Canyon Waterfall Geology Hike

NOTE: Due to severe winds, heavy rainfall and snow forecasted for Saturday 4/13/24, this program has been cancelled. Encore! Please note, this is a...

Earth Month Clean-Up

Team up with other volunteers for a day of park beautification! Gloves will be provided while supplies last, but feel free to bring your own. Trash bags are...

FULL - Pennsylvania Hunter-Trapper Education

Registration is full. Interested in beginning to hunt or trap in Pennsylvania? Then you need this class! This six-hour course is required by law for all...

Hook, Line, and Simple: Intro to Fishing

Nothing makes you appreciate nature more than learning to rig a fishing line, baiting a hook, and cast a rod. We will provide tackle, bait, and fishing rods!...

DCNR Conservation Volunteer logo

Join the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and Lehigh Gorge State Park to clean up Lock 29 along the D&L Trail in White Haven. We will be...

Stream Science Made Swift & Simple: A Project WET Workshop for Volunteer Educators

Have you ever worked at a festival or other table event where you were charged with capturing the time and attention of the audience walking past? It can be...

Yard waste in bags

Join us and many others to participate in one of the areas largest clean up events! We will be a host site in participation with the Christina Watershed...

Women in the Wilds text over stylized sunset at Boulder Field - Hickory Run State Park, A. Weber

Registration is required! Many outdoor activities are traditionally seen as highly masculine spaces, which may make it harder for those who don’t “fit in”...

Vernal Pools

Take a muddy stroll to the vernal pools of Mary Ann’s creek. We’ll learn how these isolated pools form and why they are such an important habitat. Be...

Bluebird Walk with a Game Warden Indiana Decathlon

Learn about bluebirds and their preferred box design from the Game Warden as you walk through a meadow to see their nearby bluebird house installations. THE...

Ohiopyle Trailjourn: Beech Trail and Campground Connector

This is hike #7 in the Ohiopyle Trailjourn. Don't worry if you missed the others, you can catch up! What is the trailjourn? We are hiking all of the park's...

Volunteer Kickoff Meeting

Learn how to get involved by volunteering at either Moraine and McConnells Mill State Parks! If your interests are trail work, native plants, special events,...

Volunteer Kickoff Meeting

Learn how to get involved by volunteering at either Moraine and McConnells Mill State Parks! If your interests are trail work, native plants, special events,...

Wildflower Walk

Wildflower Walk (ages 10 and up) – Join Friends of Pinchot volunteers or park staff on an easy woodland stroll, identifying wildflowers and sharing bits of...

Wildflower Walk

Join us for a guided wildflower walk where we'll learn about and appreciate Pennsylvania's early spring wildflowers. This is a 2-mile hike with potentially...

Dutchman's Breeches in bloom

CANCELLED: This program has been cancelled due to the forecast for inclement weather. ***Registration is required for this program: please click the green...

Dutchman's Breeches in bloom

***Registration is required for this program: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program*** ***Meeting location: Tohickon Valley...

Birding Hike

Come on a two-mile hike to see different birds in the park! Hike will leave from the Park Office parking lot at 361 Bristoria. Currently this year we have...

Early Wildflower Walk

Spring has Sprung! Join us as we walk the trails around the Wildlife Center in search of newly emerging early spring plants, and wildflowers.

Friends of the Parks/Penguin Court Fourth Annual Native Plant Sale Online

This is no fooling-the Friends of the Parks/Penguin Court Fourth Annual Native Plant Sale site is now active and ready for your orders. The website will be...

DiscoverE Backpack Loaner Program

April 12, 2024 – October 7, 2024 Locust Lake State Park will be offering a new program this year. DiscoverE is a program offered at PA state parks by the...

Eagle Watch

Bald Eagle nesting season is upon us! Please join park volunteers, Garland and Patrick Eicher, at the Wildlife Viewing Area Gazebo for a view of the park’s...

PA Mammals Fur & Skull Table

Have you ever wondered what types of mammals call Pennsylvania home? Come test your skills of identifying the skulls and furs of common mammals that live in...

Salamander Safari

Did you ever want to know what salamanders live in PA? Come join the Con-Ed staff as we explore the different salamander species in PA as well as learn...

**CANCELLED** Project Learning Tree: Trees & Me

Project Learning Tree: Trees & Me is designed for children 1 to 6 years of age. This workshop will provide educators with lesson plans and resources to offer...

Froggy Fun for Little Ones

ages 3-5 Little ones and their adults can learn about frogs during this interactive program.

HELP! Plant Patrol Invasive Plant Removal Preregistration preferred

Invasive plants push out native plants and wildlife habitat. We need your help! We will pull honeysuckle and multiflora rose bushes from around Dragonfly...

Slate Run CCC Camp Tour

Although the camp and it's buildings have been gone for 80 years, we can use pictures and natural landmarks to see where things once stood. Join us as we...

Women in the Wild - Eastern PA State Parks.  Women facing a body of water with hands around each others shoulders.

Migration season is coming, and we are ready for it! Join state park naturalists and other birders to learn about the amazing birds that call White Clay...

James Buchanan's Birth Cabin

CANCELED - Come out and learn about the food that the early PA pioneers would eat for their meals while we cook a dish on the campfire. Enjoy a few samples...

Sizerville State Park Pavilion #5 with bridge over the West Branch Cowley Run stream..

Join the park educator and state park volunteer, Barb Gee, for a short walk to identify and listen to common birds of Sizerville State Park! Anyone is...

Nature Journaling for World Art Day!

Join our park staff in celebrating World Art Day by learning about Nature Journaling! Meet our staff in the top floor exhibits and classroom in the Kinzua...

Spring Backpacking Trip

Attention Backpackers! Join us for a afternoon hike and campout in the park. We'll hike around 3-4 miles on Saturday, set up camp, hang out by a fire in the...

Wildflower Walk

Join us for a guided wildflower walk where we'll learn about and appreciate Pennsylvania's early spring wildflowers. This is a 1.5-mile hike with potentially...

History Hike

What a beautiful time to get out and visit our beautiful limestone kilns for a glimpse into the history of this area. Learn about the railroad, immigrants,...

DIY Fishing Lures

Join park staff and special guest, Bill McClintock, for a lesson on how to make your very own inline spinner and how to tie common fishing knots. This...

Sizerville State Park Pavilion #5 with bridge over the West Branch Cowley Run stream..

Have you ever wondered what a bobcat pawprint looks like? Or what about a bear? Or an otter? Come out to this program and find out, along with learning about...

Woodcock Walk

Come out to for an evening stroll to look for woodcock! We will start at pavilion 1 in the western end of the park, off of Swimming Pool Road. After a short...

Star Party: Public Stargazing

Join us at Marsh Creek State Park for an evening of observing the galaxy with ChesMont Astronomical Society members. We will be using our telescopes to...

Woodcock Walk

The unique evening display flights of the American Woodcock are a sure sign of spring. Come learn all about their fascinating biology and habits then enjoy...

Woodcock Walk

Program is full. Registration is closed. Join us as we go in search of this unique and amazing bird that goes my many names such as timberdoodle,...

Saturday, April 13