DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

Friday, May 31

Lagoon by Pontoon

DCNR staff and Volunteers offer a free interpretive pontoon boat ride throughout Misery Bay and the lagoons. Experience the plants and animals that live in...

Home School Nature Adventures

Discover nature with other elementary age homeschoolers (K-5) who meet up every other Friday with DCNR park naturalist to explore the outdoors through a wide...

Virtual: Natural Wonders

View the Natural Wonders of Presque Isle through photography, videography, and camera traps from the Educators. You will be sent a link the day prior to the...

Lagoon by Pontoon

DCNR staff and Volunteers offer a free interpretive pontoon boat ride throughout Misery Bay and the lagoons. Experience the plants and animals that live in...

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...

Lagoon by Pontoon

DCNR staff and Volunteers offer a free interpretive pontoon boat ride throughout Misery Bay and the lagoons. Experience the plants and animals that live in...

Virtual: Natural Wonders Lunch and Learn

Join us for lunch and learn about the natural wonders occurring at Presque Isle and Erie Bluffs State Parks. We will share what is happening in the parks...

Fire Tower/Seneca Point Historical Tour

Please bring your binoculars and meet at the Fire Tower Parking Lot for an historical interpretive tour of the Fire Tower and Seneca Point by DCNR...

VIRTUAL Bygone Town of Ricketts Tour

This program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams; it will NOT take place face-to-face in the park. Take a virtual photo tour of the bygone lumber...

Beavers: Nature’s Engineers

Discover interesting facts about beavers such as what they eat, how much they weigh, and how many beavers live in a lodge. After a short talk, we will take a...

DiscoverE: Wildlife Painting (ages 12-16)

Let's brush up on our artistic skills as we learn how to paint Pennsylvania wildlife with watercolor paints. This program is for youth ages 12-16. All...

Goddard-McKeever Hike

Let’s hit the trail to kick off PA Hiking Week on the Goddard-McKeever Hiking Trail. Join the park naturalist for an evening hike that will start at the dam,...

Duck Tracks

Join the park naturalist at the amphitheater to talk about how we can figure out what is walking in the park. Wear appropriate footwear as we will walk...

Wildlife Watchers on the Water - Pontoon

Enjoy our popular 1 ½ hour guided pontoon boat program. Leisurely explore the coves of Lake Marburg to quietly observe wildlife along the water’s edges....

A Day in the Life: Early Western PA Pioneers

Would you have liked being one of the early settlers in western PA? Join the park naturalist for a look inside the life of the early settlers of western PA. ...

From the Teeth of Dinosaurs

Program starts with dinosaurs, then looks at the teeth and food adaptations of modern critters.

CSI: Animal Investigations

There's mischief makers around! Can you uncover which animals are causing chaos at Cherry Springs? Investigate the simulated scene of a few animal-created...

Dusk Hike

Dusk is the best time to see wildlife. Take a hike with the park naturalist for a hike on the Pipe Line and Landis Trails,

Park Info Walk

You don’t even have to leave your campsite for this program! The park educator will be walking around the campground talking about camp safety, answering...

Art in the Park: Snake Edition

What’s the difference between venomous & poisonous? Did you know that in PA, we have 3 venomous snakes? Join the park educator at the nature center, as we...

Night Hike

Explore the Park at night as you learn to navigate in the dark. Hiking a part of the trail at night with no flashlights allow you to use your other and...

Night Hike

Explore the Park at night as you learn to navigate in the dark. Hiking a portion of the trail at night with no flashlights, allows you to use your other...

Night Sky Tour and Telescopes

Experience the wonder of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. If conditions allow, we'll take a...

A telescope illuminated by red light points at a dark blue and purple starry sky. There are black bushes in the foreground with the telescope.

Back in a time before television, internet, video games, and graphic novels, there was the splendor and drama of the night sky. Gods followed their whims,...

Astronomy & the Night Sky

When was the last time you looked up at the stars? Did you know, that when you're looking up, you're actually looking into the past? Come on out to the upper...

Friday, May 31