DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, April 27

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...

National Let's Go Birding Day

Bring your binoculars and join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a fun morning hike to search for spring migrants along back trails. Beginners and families are...

68th Annual Presque Isle Spring Clean-up

Help keep Presque Isle healthy and clean and volunteer to pick up litter along the beaches and trails. Sign up from 8am-10am. Receive bags, gloves and...

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...

Eagle Watch

We are going on an Eagle Watch! Participants will have the opportunity to learn about America’s fascinating national bird, hopefully see bald Eagles, and...

Volunteers collect trash along road

Do you love hiking, biking, boating, or picknicking in our beautiful park? Join the Friends of Nockamixon State Park on April 27 and help us keep it that...

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...

Photo of the Old Forge Picnic Area sign.

Join Friends of Michaux State Forest in celebrating Earth Day and Keep PA Beautiful with a roadside cleanup on the morning of April 27, 2024. We will meet at...

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...

CANCELED Fly Fishing 101

Join the park naturalist and representatives from Fly Fishers International to learn the basics of fly fishing at Oil Creek State Park. We will cover casting...

Early Birding Hike

Join us for a moderate one-mile hike to listen and look for some birds that have migrated back to the park. We will hike the Pipeline trail to the North...

Earth Day Volunteer Clean-Up

Join us in tidying up the park with a volunteer clean-up day! There will be a variety of projects suitable for all age groups, so bring out the entire...

Spring Cleanup Day!

Join us for a Spring Cleanup day at Little Buffalo! Projects will include a kayak shore clean-up, mill race cleaning, flower bed clean-up, and possibly...

DCNR Conservation Volunteer logo

Volunteers are requested for a spring clean-up around the visitor center, trailheads, and Hawk Falls. Groups will be sent out through the park and office...

Tails on Trails

Are you up for an adventure with your dog? Join the park naturalist on a 2.5 mile hike along Skyline Trail. Wear proper hiking footwear as portions of this...

Flowering Gardening

***Tools provided, register first***The old Friedt Visitor Center has been in need of renewing for a number of years now. Please, join the volunteers of...

Arbor Day Tree and Wildflower ID Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a fun program about trees, their parts, how they function, their importance in nature and how to recognize some that grow...

Creek Clean Up

Join park staff to clean up the Codorus Creek. Spring floods bring all sorts of things down stream, help remove the trash before it gets to the river. Wear...

Earth Day Park Cleanup

Join park staff and Friend of Goddard (FRoG) of an Earth Day park cleanup event. Please bring a water. We will provide trash bags, gloves, and safety vests....

Family Fishing Fun!

Always wanted to learn how to fish? Or have a young one you want help in teaching how to fish? This program is for families and individuals with little to no...

Happy Little Trees Bob Ross Painting Party

Support the Happy Little Trees 5k with a Bob Ross painting class led by Certified Bob Ross Instructor, Heidi Herhotz of Evolutions Studio in Claridge....

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...

Earth Day Celebration in Carlisle

Join Kings Gap for Earth Day in Carlisle! Downtown at 37 W. Chapel Avenue, Carlisle, PA This free, family-friendly event connects people to the planet with...

Earth Day Invasives

Are you interested in native plants and protecting the biodiversity of your park? Help make a difference in an important habitat area by volunteering a few...

Earth Day BYOK Kayak/Canoe Clean up Preregistration required.

Thank you for helping Keep Yellow Creek Beautiful! We need your help to keep our lake and shorelines healthy and free of trash. Many of these areas are only...

Girl Scout Recruitment Day at Beltzville State Park

Interested in joining a new Girl Scout troop in Lehigh or Carbon County? Dig into some fun and start your Girl Scout adventure! Join us on Saturday, April...

Wildflower Walk

Many of our favorite spring wildflowers emerge before the trees have fully leafed out. Come search for and discuss some of the common wildflower species at...

Wildflower Walk

Join the park naturalist for a 0.7-mile hike on the Falling Run Nature Trail in search for spring wildflowers. Spring is a beautiful time of the year to hike...

Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day is a wonderful holiday that everyone can celebrate no matter who you are or where you come from. Arbor day is the celebration of planting trees and...

Binoculars for Beginners!

Meet Park Staff near the beginning of the skywalk for this fun outdoor program. Borrow a pair of binoculars and after a short lesson on how to use them, test...

Brightbill Interpretive Center Opening Day

Please join us for opening day at the Brightbill Interpretive. Enjoy the nature center as well as some self-guided activities. Check out how we brought...

Frog Pond Fun!

Discover the diverse species found at our pond such as frogs, tadpoles, salamanders, and insects and how they benefit the world around us. All nets and...

Funny Frogs

Celebrate “Save the Frogs Day” by learning about our favorite amphibian, and doing a fun interactive craft! Fun for all ages! If you need an accommodation...

Dutchman's Breeches

The plants blooming along the forest floor in early spring quickly disappear, so let’s venture out and see what we can find! Join the Park Naturalist for a...

Nature's Spring Sonata

Join the naturalist for a relaxing stroll down the Nature Trail to hear the spring sonata from nature. Topics of discussion will center around what is being...

Wildlife Observation

Meet on the Observation deck on the bog trail to look for migrating and local wildlife. A spotting scope will be available to use.

Owls of Pennsylvania

Join a park educator for atalk about the diversity of owls that can be found in Pennsylvania.

Campfire Tales: Ghosts in the Park

Join the park naturalist around the campfire to hear some mild ghost tales from the around the park. Beware, you may just learn something new! Bring a chair...

Nature's Spring Sonata

Join the naturalist for a relaxing evening to hear the spring sonata from nature. Topics of discussion will center around what is being heard. This is...

Woodcock Walk

On this walk we will look for that intriging bird - the Woodcock! During this time of year, the traditional mating flight might be seen! We will meet in the...

Ghost Town

Join us for a historical walking tour of the park. Learn about the village built around an inferno, including what happened when the furnace fell silent, and...

Spring Peeper

Ever been standing in the middle of a chorus of frogs? That is what we will hope to experience during this night-time visit to Big Bass Pond and the adjacent...

Campfire Tales: Ghosts in the Park

Join the park naturalist around the campfire to hear some mild ghost tales from the around the park. Beware, you may just learn something new! Bring a chair...

Owl Prowl

Want to hear an owl in its natural habitat? Join a park educator for a walk while listening for different species of owls in the park.

UV Night Hike

Take a hike on the boardwalk to see the unique plants in the bog. UV lights will be provided so you can see the plants glow! ***Pre-registration is...

Saturday, April 27