DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Saturday, May 11

Sunrise Hike

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

Sunrise Hike

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: High Rocks Overlook Parking...

Self-Guided Spring Wildflower Walkabout

Wildflowers have been admired for their beauty and usefulness as foods and medicines for many generations. Every wildflower, from the elegant lady’s slipper...

Remake Learning Days: Spring Migration Bird Walk

Spring migration is at its peak, and warblers, flycatchers, vireos, tanagers, and other neotropical migrating birds are arriving at the park in large...

Contribute to Bird Science - PA Bird Atlas Walk

Be a part of a community effort to document all the birds breeding in Pennsylvania, just in time for World Migratory Bird Day! Join a park educator on a...

Early Bird Walk

The early birder gets the birds! Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted migrating birds. Binoculars will be available to...

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...

Beginner's Mushroom Hike

Come explore the fungus among us! Join experienced foragers for a 1-2 mile long beginner's mushroom hike through the forest to learn about local mushroom...

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...

Friends of the Parks Native Plant Sale: April 10 – May 5, 2024. Pick-up May 11, 2024 at Blue Spruce Park, Indiana, PA.

Do you love butterflies, birds, and bees? Do you want to help wildlife? Consider planting your yard with native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs. You can...

Mother’s Day Weekend Brunch and Hike

Moms, do you want to have brunch cooked for you and a little time to yourself? Come enjoy a peaceful morning with park staff for a brunch and hike. Learn how...

Pontoon Boat Tour (Registration Required)

Take a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Donations will be accepted for the Friends of PGSP. All...

Pymatuning Birding Weekend

Join State Park Educators from the PA and Ohio side for two fun filled days of activities focused on birding. From pontoon boat tours, to hikes, to kayaking...

Spring Clean-up @ High Rocks

***Program Location: High Rocks Overlook Parking Area, 150 Tory Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947*** Join EPAC (Eastern PA Alliance of Climbers) & DCNR for a spring...

Spring Clean-up @ High Rocks

***Program Location: High Rocks Overlook Parking Area, 150 Tory Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947*** Join EPAC (Eastern PA Alliance of Climbers) & DCNR for a spring...

Spring Walk

Enjoy a spring morning during this leisurely stroll along the lakeside.

Volunteer Day: Stream Work

Registration Required Come and help keep sediment out of the lake by creating large wood debris piles in one of our streams. Lunch will be provided. To...

8th Annual Birding Festival

Kettle Creek State Park celebrates the spring migration with the "8th Annual Birding Festival”, which will be held Saturday, May 11th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm...

All About Eagles

Join the Greenwood Furnace park educator and PA Game Commission for a presentation on the biology and recovery of the American Bald Eagle. There will be an...

Botanical Art Workshop

Want to brush up on your painting skills? Join us for a workshop where we'll learn how to depict plants with watercolor paints. Participants will learn about...

CCC History Walk

Walk in the footsteps of the “Dollar A Day Boys” and see the legacy they left behind. Explore the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and see numerous...

Chapman Knap-In

Travel back in time with Chapman State Park and Hearts Content Stone Points learning all about primitive life and skills of the past. This event will have...

Native Plant Sale

Mark your calendars and Save the Dates for our annual Native Plant Sale! Sponsored by the Friends of Kings Gap, this plant sale includes native plants,...

PA BLACK BEARS: Be Bear Aware

Be Bear Aware! Do you know what to do if you encounter a PA black bear while hiking? Come find out by joining PA Game Commission Game Warden Cory Bentzoni...

Remake Learning - Salamander Safari

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program.*** ***Program Location: Ralph Stover State Park, 6011...

Remake Learning Days: Spring Migration Watch

Join park staff in watching for migratory birds, songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl at Laurel Lake. Using binoculars and guides, you will learn how to...

Stop & Smell the Wildflowers

Slow down, take a deep breath, and recharge on this mindfulness-focused wildflower walk. Learn about common wildflowers on a gentle 1-2 mile hike, and take...

Wildflower Weekend

A moderate, 8 mile hike on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail in search of Pink Lady Slippers. Please meet at the Maple Summit Parking Lot (39.892121,...

World Migratory Bird Day at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

Come to the Middle Creek Visitors Center to interact with many educational and conservation groups that will be educating on and promoting bird conservation....

Bird Migration Walks

May is a great time of year to try and catch a glimpse of birds as they are migrating! Join our park staff during the Native Plant Sale on Saturday for...

Pontoon Boat Tour (Registration Required)

Take a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Donations will be accepted for the Friends of PGSP. All...

Charcoal Burn

Saturday, May 11 12:00pm - 5:00pm Washington Crossing Historic Park and many volunteers will recreate the “lost art” of turning wood into charcoal, just...

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...

Insects and amphibians captured during 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...

PA Elk History Scavenger Hunt

Ever wonder what happened to our elk here in Pennsylvania? How did they get here? When did they get here? Are elk native to Pennsylvania? If you have asked...

Amphibian Adventure

Come learn about amphibians! Join the park educator as we explore the wetlands along the Red Spruce Trail in search of frogs, toads and salamanders! Dress...

Principles of Foraging

Foraging wild foods is a skill learned over a lifetime. This talk and walk will give you the basics to learn how to safely, ethially, and legally forage wild...

Remake Learning Days: Atlatyl Action & Primitive Firestarting

Ages 11 through adult. Participants will learn the history of atlatyls and firestarting with flint and steel. After safety instruction, folks will be able...

Linen, The Age Old Cloth

In the colonial roots of Montgomery County, linen production was a valuable economic activity. Come learn about how this natural fiber is grown and produced....

Pontoon Boat Tour (Registration Required)

Take a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Donations will be accepted for the Friends of PGSP. All...

Archery 101

Join L.L. Bean for an afternoon of Archery! After a brief introduction and a safety talk, you'll receive helpful advice on the proper technique for correctly...

Here Comes the Sun - Safe Solar Viewing

05/10/24 - UPDATE: Program cancelled due to weather. -- Get to the park before sunset, and take a safe look at the sun! Join the PA Wilds Astronomy Club...

kayaks lined up on lake

The world keeps spinning, and why not enjoy the setting sun from the vantage point of a kayak. All equipment (kayaks, paddles, vests) will be provided, but...

Nature at Night

05/10/24 UPDATE: Cancelled due to weather --- Coming to a Night Sky Program, but arriving early? Join park staff for a family friendly Nature at Night...

CANCELED- Nightscape Photo Workshop

5/9/24: Saturday, May 11th - CANCELED due to rain and clouds. --- Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt...

Campfire Tales: Tales of the Pioneers

Join the park naturalist around the campfire to hear some mild haunting tales of the early PA pioneers. Nothing too scary but be careful. You may just learn...

Starwatch

Canceled due to weather: Thwarted again by cloud coverage forecasted at 90% and above, we will try again in June! Join us for a starwatch at the Tohickon...

Kayak tip at night

Take a moment to look at the stars - while sitting in a kayak. All equipment (kayaks, paddles, vests) will be provided, but please dress appropriately for...

Night Sky Tour and Telescopes

05/11/24 - UPDATE: Cancelled Due to Weather --- Experience the wonder of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park through a laser-guided tour conducted...

Saturday, May 11