DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

October 26 - November 24, 2021

Tuesday, October 26

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Programs for 2-4 year-olds

Jennings Environmental Education Center invites 2-4 year-olds to experience the fun of fall as we use exciting games, creative crafts, hands on experiences...

Silver Creek Fire Tower Hike

RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 28 AT 10:30. Join us on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 10:30 am as we explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park and visit...

Family Field Trips

Families of Elementary students currently learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on alternating Tuesdays during the fall. Come out to learn...

Wee Wonders: Forest of Change PM

Jennings Environmental Education Center invites 2-4 year-olds to experience the fun of fall as we use exciting games, creative crafts, hands on experiences...

Wednesday, October 27

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

Fall/Winter Redd Up Volunteer Work Day

Help our staff "redd up" the park for winter! You will work with park staff and the Garden Club of Allegheny County to plant native plants in some of the...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Fall Homeschool Day

Save the date & come out to Bald Eagle State Park for a day of outdoor fun & environmental education! Homeschool Day is planned by Penn State Recreation,...

Story Time at Cowans Gap

Registration required. Join the Fulton County Library and Cowans Gap State Park for Story Time. Register by calling the library at 717-485-5327 or emailing...

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Wellness Walk

Join us for a weekday walk in the park! Learn to connect park trails for fun fitness walks. Take time to observe seasonal changes. Trail length will be 2...

Homeschool Day

Wednesday October 27, 2021 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Join us for a free...

Nature of the Night GLOW Exploration!

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting location: Giving Pond Recreation Area,...

Bats!

Bats get a bad reputation, especially this time of year. Join us for a walk through the East Area to look for and learn about the bats of PA, why you don’t...

Thursday, October 28

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Weekly Weeders

Interested in learning more about gardening with native plants? Volunteer to work alongside our education staff as they mulch, pull weeds, divide plants, and...

Fall Morning Nature Hike

Start your day out right and enjoy the crisp, fall morning air with a moderate, 1.5-mile round-trip hike to Bosar Point on the McDermont Trail to try and...

Little Leaves

Little Leaves is an outdoor, play based program for toddlers and their adult guardians. Each nature exploration session includes a story, short hike, and...

Snakes Craft and Reptile Activity Books: Campground Amphitheater

Learn about the different species of snakes found in Pennsylvania. Which ones are venomous and how to tell the difference? Complete a craft and activity book.

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Family Science Night: Bats

This program has been canceled. Did you know these cool nocturnal creatures have special adaptations that help them "see" in the dark? Let's learn all about...

Friday, October 29

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

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...

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Explore-A-Story

This program welcomes children from 3 to 7 years of age and their parents. Children will enjoy an experimental story walk while parents learn techniques for...

*Registration Is FULL*  Fall Foliage Floats

Team up with the Park Naturalist for a fun float in a kayak down the Delaware River! After an on land strategy and safety session, participants will launch...

Halloween Haunt

This event is presented to you by Greenwood Furnace State Park in celebration of the upcoming Halloween. The event will take place on October 29th from...

Little Tadpole Series: Night Animals that Crawl

Welcome to our Little Tadpole Series! This series will encourage younger children (ages 3 – 5 years old) to notice nature and the world around them. ...

Halloween Night Hike

Test your senses as we adjust to walking in the dark. Learn about creatures of the night as well as Pymatuning Myths and Legends. For more information or...

S’mores and a Fire

Join staff from French Creek and Hopewell Furnace for a relaxing campfire. There will be 2 educational tables during the event, so you can learn more about...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

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,...

Campfire Tales: Ghosts in the Park

Join the park naturalist for some mild haunting tales from around the park. Be careful, you may just learn something new. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks...

Tales from the Trail

Explore the forest at night on an easy, family-friendly hike. Learn about the spooky history of the area, as well as listening for some of the forest’s...

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Come learn about PA’s smallest owl, the Northern Saw-whet, and how Lackawanna State Park is part of ongoing research into these secretive birds of the night....

UV Night Hike

Take a hike on the bog trail to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. On the walk back, use the ultraviolet flashlight to see which...

Owls of Pennsylvania

In this free program for ages 6+, join us to learn about owls found in PA. Saw-Whet Owls will be featured. Licensed banders will monitor capture nets as...

Saturday, October 30

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Bring your own binoculars to look for birds and plan on hiking around the park and out on the bridge! It’s healthy too! Meet in front of the visitor center.

Historical Driving Tour

Join the Environmental Educators for a historical tour of Pymatuning State Park. We will be stopping to talk about the Spillway, the Gatehouse, Westinghouse...

Big Dam Ridge Hike

Take a moderately difficult 3 mile hike and explore the forest. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Haunted Fall Foliage Tour

The Penn State Master Gardeners will be leading a tour of the woodland gardens at the Point. Join us as we talk about the history, the challenges and...

Hike Kooser

Discover the unique story of Kooser State Park as we enjoy time on every trail Kooser has to offer. Learn how the park has changed over time to become the...

Howl-O-Ween Day Hike

Bring your best furry friend to kick off the Halloween weekend with a moderate, 2.5-3 mile hike in the Roaring Run tract of Forbes. Feel free to dress up (or...

Lakeside Nature Stroll

Get off the sofa and stretch your legs on a lovely lakeside stroll. We’ll stroll from the education center to the lake, then to the spillway and back along...

forest along Cabin Rd.

We need your help! Raccoon Creek State Park has two native plant gardens that are primarily maintained by volunteers. Join us and help us tidy up the Native...

Project WILD Educator Workshop

Project WILD is a conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. Project WILD activities can help teachers to address the PA...

Skulls, Bones, Horns and Antlers

'Twas the night before Halloween, so here on the trails, join your DCNR Park Naturalist with skulls, bones and antler tales. We will explore the osteological...

Walk with a Doc - Advancing Wellness through Nature

Join the Discovery Center and pediatrician Alexis Lieberman as we walk around our beautiful Strawberry Mansion reservoir. The Strawberry Mansion reservoir is...

Historic Gristmill Hours

2021 Historic Gristmill Hours are from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at McConnells Mill State Park. The historic gristmill will be open to visitors Wednesdays through...

Black Mo's Halloween Hooo-tenanny!

Join us throughout the day for various Halloween and nature related activities! 11:00 am to 12:00 pm- Halloween Games Play nature and science-related...

Please make sure your pup is leashed and ready for a fun exploration!

Looking to get up and active this spooky weekend but you don’t want to leave your hiking buddy at home? Grab the leash and your pup and join along on this...

Spooktacular Halloween Fun Day

Join Sinnemahoning park staff for a fun-filled afternoon in nature celebrating all things Halloween! From games and crafts, to nature walks and spooky...

Owl Craft

Create an owl puppet while learning about the adaptations that make owls excellent night-time hunters. Indoor program. Best for families with children ages 4...

Mad Scientist Saturday for Home School/Cyber School students

**grades 3-6 Registration Required by Monday, October 25th. To sign up, email Kathy at kkelchner@pa.gov. Young people are invited to join the mad scientist...

Creepy Crawly Critter Quest

Take a walk with park educators and learn about cool creepy critters along the way. Includes take-home craft. Walk is about 1 mile over uneven terrain. Best...

Bat Bingo!

What could be more spooky than BATS this Halloween weekend?! What kind of animal is a bat? How many species are there in Pennsylvania and what are they? Come...

Bats

"Afraid of the dark?” Bats aren't, and they have some incredible adaptations for it! Come join us to learn how these nocturnal navigators aren't so scary...

Fall Photography Tips Hike

Come learn some fall photography tips from the park naturalist and then enjoy a walk along the Lakeside Trail to practice what you have learned.

​​​​​​​Spooky Science

Conduct your own spooky science experiments. Make your own slippery slime, grow a monster’s head, and more! indoor program. Best for ages 5 and up. Adults...

Evening Hike Legends of Presque Isle  

Hear the spooky legends of Presque Isle State Park on this 2-mile guided trail hike along Graveyard Pond Trail and Misery Bay. Hike is Saturday, October 30,...

Halloween Fest

Our popular fall family event is back, with lots of pumpkins, activities, and food. We begin at 4 pm with pumpkin carving, games and treats. From 6 to 6:30...

Sunset Tour of Point State Park

Join park staff for a tour of the park that will end right before the sun begins to set. We will talk about some of the lesser-known history of the land at...

Halloween Hike & Campfire

Saturday, October 30, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Intended for adults, come in costume for this evening hike! Test your...

Halloween Night Hike

Join us under the stars for this easy, family-friendly hike after dark to discover the sights and sounds of the park at night. Dress for the weather and wear...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Gods in the Sky

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,...

Campfire (Share Your Story!)

Gather around the campfire in our Campground Amphitheater to share stories, past and present! Discussions will include experiences at Black Moshannon, best...

Cathedral by Candlelight

Want to experience something different this year for Halloween instead of the standard “trick-or-treaters”? Walk back in time with us into the depths of...

Finding the Constellations

Join the park naturalist at the amphitheater for a program on finding the constellations. Afterwards, we will move to the beach for a stargazing session....

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Come learn about PA’s smallest owl, the Northern Saw-whet, and how Lackawanna State Park is part of ongoing research into these secretive birds of the night....

Sunday, October 31

A Jennings Original Storybook Trail: "One Little Acorn"

Come to Jennings and follow the Storybook Trail featuring One Little Acorn. The Storybook Trail is a fun, educational, outdoor activity that places the pages...

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Fall Trek

Join us at Boat Launch #4 for a morning hike! It will be a 2.1 mile loop on relatively flat terrain, with areas of mud and slippery spots throughout. Bring...

Webelos Scouts 3-Mile Nature Hike

Cub scouts in grades 4 and 5 are invited to join the park naturalist on a 3-mile walk to look for animal tracks and traces, identify plants and trees, and...

Going To Bat For Bats

Join your DCNR park naturalist to celebrate our world's only true flying mammals by visiting a trailside interactive exhibit table featuring our furry winged...

Halloween Hike

Registration is closed. Program is full. Join us as we discover the great outdoors and learn about some of the halloween related creatures of the park....

Virtual Day of the Dead Presentation

Discover the nature connections that align with this season’s holidays, including Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day.This virtual presentation will...

Self-Guided Tours: Mansion Open

Join us on the top of the mountain to visit the Cameron-Masland Mansion, an historic stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. The first floor will be...

Halloween Elkstravaganza

Join us for a fun-filled day of spooktaculiar crafts, games, and treats! Feel free to come in your costume if you’d like as well! We will have a costume...

Monster Float! (Bring Your Own Boat)

“Excuse me, operator, there are monsters on the lake!” Join us (in costume!) for a fun paddle around Black Moshannon Lake! Learn about some of the spooky...

The Death of Jack

Come learn about the death of Jack O. Lantern. We will try to answer the question of who cut him up what happened to the body?

13 Creepy Critters with Horrible Halloween Cred –  That Haunt Your Scariest Nightmares!

Just when you thought it was safe to go out at night, here comes 13 creepy critters that cause the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up. Come and join...

Cathedral by Candlelight

Want to experience something different this year for Halloween instead of the standard “trick-or-treaters”? Walk back in time with us into the depths of...

Monday, November 1

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

PA Mammals at Boyd

Are there black bears at Boyd? Test your skills of identifying furs & skulls and learn about PA’s mammals that live at your favorite hiking spot. Table will...

Tuesday, November 2

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Wednesday, November 3

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Long Loop Hike

Long Loop Hike at Tuscarora State Park Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow, Lake View and Spirit Trails on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:00 am. ...

Virtual: Wildlife Wednesdays

On Wednesday, November 3rd, from 10:00am-11:00am, join the Presque Isle Environmental Educators for a virtual program on the wildlife activity at Presque...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Originally scheduled for October 27, it will now be held on November 3. Come out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! Designed for...

Wellness Walk

Join us for a weekday walk in the park! Learn to connect park trails for fun fitness walks. Take time to observe seasonal changes. Trail length will be 2...

Intro to Kayaking

Beginners only! Are you new to kayaking and don't know where to begin? If you are thinking about getting into kayaking, join us for a crash course in the...

Thursday, November 4

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

2021 Grant Workshop Flyer

This virtual workshop is designed to help applicants develop project ideas in preparation of submitting a grant application to the Community Conservation...

Thursday Morning Birds & Coffee

Join park naturalist and expert birder, Rob Bergstresser for some morning coffee and birding! We'll enjoy some bird-friendly, certified organic, shade-grown...

FULL! Growing Up WILD (GUW) with a MWEE Flair Virtual Educator Workshop

This workshop is now FULL. Join the waitlist. Growing Up WILD (GUW) with a MWEE Flair Virtual Educator Workshop Thursday, November 4, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm on...

Friends of Nockamixon Monthly Meeting

Join the volunteer group that helps keep the park beautiful! Friends formed as a chapter of the PA Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF). PPFF is a private,...

Friday, November 5

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Growing Up WILD Educator Workshop

Are you a college student, pre-service teacher, classroom teacher, environmental educator, or homeschool provider seeking lessons and skill-building to...

Friday Fall Bird-walk Series

Friday, November 5, 12, and 19 10am - 11:30am Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. Join the...

Explore-A-Story

This program welcomes children from 3 to 7 years of age and their parents. Children will enjoy an experimental story walk while parents learn techniques for...

Little Tadpole Series: Game Animals

Welcome to our Little Tadpole Series! This series will encourage younger children (ages 3 – 5 years old) to notice nature and the world around them. ...

Virtual: Waterfowl of Presque Isle

Presque Isle has always been a great place to view migrating birds, since it is located along the Atlantic Flyway. To learn more about the waterfowl that can...

Birding Walk

Join the park naturalist for an afternoon bird walk along the Pond Loop Trail to see what feather friends are hanging out in our park. Please bring your own...

Night Hike

Test your senses as we adjust to walking in the dark. Learn about the creatures of the night that call Goddard State Park Home. Meet at Launch 1 Parking Lot....

All about Mammals

What makes something a mammal? What kinds of mammals are there in Pennsylvania? Do some mammals lay eggs? Come along as we learn the answer to all of these...

Campfire Tales: Politics and Tragedy

Join the park naturalist for some mild haunting tales of politics and tragedy from the area. But be careful, you may just learn something new. Bring a chair...

Saturday, November 6

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

Golden Eagle Migration

Join us as we carpool to the Allegheny Front to try and encounter the Golden Eagle Migration. We will meet at the Visitor's Center in Ohiopyle and carpool...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Friends Trail Day

Join the Friends of Ridley Creek State Park trail crew on their monthly trail maintenance excursions where they care for park trails, remove invasive plants...

How do Deer Affect the Forest

Jim Kessler will discuss the effects deer are having on PA’s woodlands and share clues to use to determine the degree to which deer are affecting a...

 Hike: Whitewater Watching in the Tohickon Gorge!

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Program location: Tohickon Valley County Park,...

Beaver Trek Day Hike

The North American Beaver is an industrious mammal, often manipulating the landscape to suit its needs. Enjoy a 2.5-mile guided hike with views of beaver...

Birds of Prey: A History in Flight

– Have you ever seen a bird-of-prey up close? Come down to the beach on Saturday morning, and get to know these apex avian predators. Get involved in outdoor...

Hike: Whitewater Watching in the Tohickon Gorge!

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Program location: Tohickon Valley County Park,...

In Search of Winter

While the start of astronomical winter is still over a month away, meteorological winter has just begun. Join us as we search for indications of the changing...

Seed Balls and Pollinators

Create your very own seed balls! Seed balls are a great way to plant native flowers in your yard. Once spring arrives your seed balls will sprout. What kinds...

Trek with your Pet

Bring your furry friend along on an easy-moderate 1.5-mile hike through the park. Pets must be friendly with other people and pets and must remain on a leash...

 Growing Up WILD (GUW) Educator Workshop

Professional development workshop for formal and informal educators seeking a source of interactive, hands-on activities to engage early childhood students...

Growing Up WILD (GUW) Educator Workshop

Growing Up WILD (GUW) Educator Workshop at R. B. Winter State Park, 17215 Buffalo Road, Mifflinburg, PA Professional development workshop for formal and...

Family Forest Hike

Join the park naturalist for a hike that is fun for kids and their families! We will take an easy hike, looking for signs of the animals that live in our...

Old-Fashioned Skills:  Pine Needle Baskets

Find out some of the history of making pine needle baskets, then start one to take home with you. This program is for teens and adults. Pre-registration is...

A Day in the Life: Western PA's Pioneers

Join the park naturalist for a look inside the life of the early settlers of the area. We will look at several aspects of their lives from daily activities...

Nature's Calendar

Review the year on nature’s calendar – what are all the natural events that happen with each season? Come see the seasons right before your very eyes! Wentz...

November Owl Prowl

Join park staff to learn about owls. We'll talk about what adaptations owls have, where they like to live, and what they like to eat. If we're lucky, we...

A Visit with Mr. Cowan

Come join Mr. Cowan around the campfire as he tells you the story of how the Cowan family came to Cowans Gap. Bring a chair or blanket and a snack if you...

Sunday, November 7

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Birding with Baird

Birding with Baird *All ages welcome! Adults and Families who are interested in learning to bird* Join Baird Ornithological Club for an afternoon bird...

National Hug A Bear Day

Celebrate National Hug A Bear Day by joining your DCNR Park Naturalist for a special exhibit along the Multi-Use Trail about bears of the world. Learn about...

Tohickon Creek Gorge AM Whitewater Release Hike

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

Tohickon Gorge AM Whitewater Release Hike

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

Waterfowl Viewing

Ducks, geese and other waterfowl are visiting the waters of Presque Isle State Park. Learn basic waterfowl identification while viewing these birds in...

 Tohickon Creek Gorge PM Whitewater Release Hike

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

 Tohickon Gorge PM Whitewater Release Hike

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

Animals in Winter

Bears hibernate in winter, and some birds migrate, but what do other animals do in the colder months? Learn about the different overwintering strategies of...

Nolde Mansion Open House

Now serving as the first Environmental Education Center in the state, the Nolde property was once the home of a wealthy Reading manufacturer. The mansion now...

Lecture - The Quaker Conundrum in Revolutionary Pennsylvania

This lecture will focus on the lives of two men named Ennion Williams, both Pennsylvania Quakers who found themselves in direct conflict with some of the...

Nurturing Through Nature - Letting Go

Letting Go with Nature (a Mindful Outdoor Experience) Gather 🌰🍎 Sow 🍂 Hibernate 🐻 Let go 🍁 Let's Gather and wander through some of the magical trails...

November Owl Prowl

Join park staff to learn about owls. We'll talk about what adaptations owls have, where they like to live, and what they like to eat. If we're lucky, we...

Monday, November 8

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Winds of Change: Wind Turbines & Wildlife- Virtual Program

In order to mitigate the impacts of global climate change more and more of our energy needs are being met by renewable sources such as wind and solar. While...

Tuesday, November 9

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! During Week 2 Temperature...

Second Tuesday Story Time

Children ages 3-7 and their accompanying adult are invited to learn about nature. Join our educator for a storybook read aloud and then explore the forest...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! During Week 2 Temperature...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! During Week 2 Temperature...

Wednesday, November 10

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Beltzville Waterfowl Watch

Join park naturalist and expert birder, Rob Bergstresser for an up-close look at migrating waterfowl. Quite a few species of waterfowl migrate through the...

2021 Grant Workshop Flyer

This virtual workshop is designed to help applicants develop project ideas in preparation of submitting a grant application to the Community Conservation...

Hiking Series #11

Join a naturalist at 9 a.m. on select weekdays for hikes of varying length and difficulty. This year’s series visits trails on our public lands including...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Come out to the park to get a head-start knowing all about nature! Designed for children ages 3-6, we will read nature-inspired children's literature and tie...

Wellness Walk

Join us for a weekday walk in the park! Learn to connect park trails for fun fitness walks. Take time to observe seasonal changes. Trail length will be 2...

Virtual: Lighthouse History

The Presque Isle Lighthouse is a very popular tourist attraction to many visitors, who often come from miles away to see our unique landmark. By popular...

Thursday, November 11

Self Guided: StoryWalk - Hiking Day

Enjoy a story as you walk through the woods. You can find this season's story, Hiking Day on the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. ...

Self Guided: Storywalk - Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. Find this bonus story along the Nature Trail at the Mansion Day Use Area - Walk towards the red Water Tower to find...

SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry

Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.  National Geographic...

Story Book Trail - Leaf Man

Take a walk AND read a story at the same time!? Throughout the month of November 2021, visit Presque Isle State Park for a self-guided story walk along The...

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! During Week 2 Temperature...

Veteran's Day Hike

Take a pleasant holiday hike with one of the park naturalist’s along portions of Fireline trail to view the Scenic Overlook into Lehigh Gorge State Park....

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders (Week 2: Temperature Trials)

Family Science Outside: Weather Wonders brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors! During Week 2 Temperature...

Veteran’s Day Hike

Thursday, November 11 11:00am - 12:00pm For Veterans and their partners/families only Join us as we honor all who have served our country with a hike...

Owls of Pennsylvania - Virtual Online Program

From the tiny screech owl calling year-round from your backyard, to the large snowy owl that makes only rare visits to our state, owls vary in size,...