DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Monday, May 27

Basic Bird Walk

Join us to find some feathered friends in the park on an easy .5 mile hike near the Visitor Center. We’ll give an overview of basic birding skills and some...

Disc Golf 101

Try your hand at this frisbee throwing pastime!

Frankfort Mineral Springs Hike

The historic Frankfort Mineral Springs complex began in the early 1800s and thrived for nearly a hundred years as a popular resort, best known for its...

Memorial Day Birdwatching

Start your Memorial Day with a guided leisurely walk and learn the techniques avid birders use to identify a variety of songbirds. Get some tips on how to...

PennDel Trail

Hike along the PennDel trail with park staff and learn about the natural and historical aspects of White Clay Creek Preserve! This is an easy walk on mostly...

Paddle Lackawanna

Work up an appetite before your Memorial Day picnic! We are going to take on the entire length of Lackawanna Lake on this moderately-paced, 5-mile paddle....

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Join park staff for a relaxing and informative tour around the lake, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife....

Story Walk: Turtle Time!

Families with little ones are invited to walk a section of Lakeshore Trail and read a story along the way. This story was written and illustrated by members...

War Stories from the Cemetery

Have you ever wondered what day-to-day life may have been like for soldiers in the 1800's? Join us this Memorial Day as we discuss who we honor during this...

Warbler Walk

Did you know that the Pine Creek Gorge is designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA)? Come along for a one mile hike around Colton Point State Park's Rim...

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...

Elementary Entomology: Praying Mantis Edition

Did you know that a praying mantis can turn its head 180 degrees? They are also amazing at blending in to their habitat. Join the park educator at the nature...

Beech Creek American Legion Memorial Day Parade

Celebrate Memorial Day with the locals! Floats, candy, and loads of fun! This parade DOES NOT take place in the park, however, Bald Eagle State Park has a...

Nature Journaling at Point

Come join Point State Park this Memorial Day to spend time reflecting in the oudoors. To kick off this new nature journaling series, we will be focusing on...

Wild Edible Walk: Spring

Join us for a 2-mile walk where we'll learn about some common wild edibles that can be found in Pennsylvania during spring. Free program. Please note that...

Historical Walking Tour

Join the Park Naturalist for a walk through the historic district at Greenwood Furnace. Learn about the village that dominated the area for 70 years. Meet...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Join park staff for a relaxing and informative tour around the lake, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife....

Archery: Intro to Archery

Join our park naturalist, a NASP certified archery instructor, as we develop the basics of archery. Lean how to safely shoot a bow and maybe pick up a new...

Pontoon Boat Rides

Take a ride on the pontoon boat to see beautiful views of the lake. Each ride will have a specific topic as listed below. Age limit is 4 years and older....

Boulder Field Basics

Meet park staff for a brief talk on the history and significance of this geologic wonder. Please allow 20 minutes to drive to Boulder Field from Route 534.

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...

Memorial Day Veterans' Tribute

To commemorate Memorial Day, join us for a brief history about “Remembrance Day” and the reading of a portion of Special Order #11. Veterans – this one’s for...

Pontoon Tour of the Stevenson Reservoir

Join park staff for a relaxing and informative tour around the lake, as we cruise the shoreline of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir in search of wildlife....

Backyard Bass

Come to Lake Jean Beach to learn the basics of casting by playing our fun Backyard Bass game. Fun for all ages! Contact Rhiannon Summers at rhsummers@pa.gov...

Fill the Bill

Can you determine which bill is best for which food on different birds? Stop by the visitor center for this hands-on activity.

Learning at the Beach: Animal War Heroes

Join the park naturalist at the beach and learn about some of our furred and feathered war heroes as you hear their stories.

Science in the Park: Snakes

We share the park with a variety of snakes. Come separate fact from fiction about or parks most misunderstood residents. Meeting Location: Pavilion #1

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

Join the park educator to look for macroinvertebrates, like stoneflies and crayfish, in the stream, along with learning their importance. Short talk followed...

Vanishing Raptors

While some birds of prey of becoming more common, many more are experiencing a sharp decline due to human activities. Join us, and a feathered friend or two,...

Who lives here?

Stop by the Visitor Center any time between 1 PM & 3 PM to explore who and what is living around us. Please meet at the James A Kell Visitor Center.

Fast Fountain Fun Facts

Find the educator near the fountain to learn what makes this monumental column one of the most interesting engineering feats across the country! Stop by...

Intro to Kayaking

Are you interested in learning how to kayak? Join us at the Mooring Area to learn the basics of kayaking and what you need to know to enjoy this activity...

History Hike

Take a short walk back into history to learn the connection between geology, industry, railroad and daily life. We’ll start at the education center to get a...

A tombstone with JAYNE inscribed on it stands in the foreground with other tombstones and an American flag in the background.

Memorial Day is about honoring and remembering those who served. Walk along Vosburg Road and spend a few moments in quiet contemplation at Vosburg Cemetery....

Monday, May 27