DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

December 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Saturday, December 7

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Birds and Beverages: Project FeederWatch

Join us for Project FeederWatch at Kings Gap! This citizen science project collects data on birds visiting feeders in the winter. Enjoy hot tea, cocoa,...

Coffee with the Birds

Participate in a Project Feeder Watch bird count and learn about the ten most common winter visitors, their food preferences, and how winter bird feeder...

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...

Penn's Parks for All Public Meeting

We will be holding a public meeting this Saturday December 7 at 9AM at the Greenwood Furnace Blacksmith Shop. There will be a presentation on the new "Penn's...

"Home-made" for the Holidays

Come with family and friends for this annual holiday tradition of creating decorations using natural materials like acorns, pinecones, teasel and more....

Decide To Be Outside

Reconnect to the outdoors this holiday season! Tap into the joy of spending time outside with family and friends. Let's Get Outdoors PA and continue to...

TREC the Halls

Ski, snowshoe, or sled on down to the TREC for a fun filled day of holiday cheer. The Breakfast Buffet is from 11AM to 2PM. Please call the Sunset Café to...

It's for the Birds!

Stop by the Visitor Center Classroom, learn about our feeder birds and make a pine cone bird feeder to take home!

Night Hike and Campout

Attention Backpackers. Up for a little early winter adventure? We'll spend 2-3 hours Saturday evening backpacking to a camping site, set up camp and return...

Holiday Coffee House

Join the Friends of Kings Gap for a Holiday Coffee House on Saturday, December 8th starting at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy coffee, conversation, music, and light...

Sunday, December 8

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

First Crossing: Dress Rehearsal

During the first crossing event, hundreds of troops row across the river in uniform just as they do on Christmas Day. In addition, special colonial-era...

Guided Dog Hike

Come hike the trails with your furry best friend. Enjoy the seasonal changes in the forest. All dogs must be on leash. One dog per hiker. Medium...

Holiday Open House with Friends of Kings Gap

Join the Friends of Kings Gap and enjoy this once-a-year opportunity to explore the Cameron-Masland Mansion, a gracious mountain stone villa built in 1908 as...

Bucks County 4-H Heritage Club

This 4-H club was started by kids who are interested in local history and enjoy doing heritage crafts. Any youth age 8-18 can join 4-H. Please contact the...

Holiday Open House

GREENWOOD FURNACE - Greenwood Furnace State Park and the Friends of Greenwood Furnace, Whipple Dam, and Penn-Roosevelt State Parks welcome everyone to the...

Critter Creations

Bring your creativity and holiday spirit to make ornaments out of natural materials. Also, feel free to bring a mug for a hot drink, and a glue gun and box...

Nature Detectives: Map Mysteries

On Sunday, December 8 from 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM, families are invited to become “nature detectives," at Jennings Environmental Education Center. Families will...

Monday, December 9

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Gingerbread session for adults: Hands-on-Heritage

December “Gingerbread” Do you love gingerbread? So did early America! In this class, we will be looking at early gingerbread molds, English and American...

Presque Isle History Series "The History Behind the Name"

Presque Isle is rich with cultural and natural history. Join a Park Naturalist at the TREC to hear the stories behind the names that are on the Presque Isle...

Tuesday, December 10

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Gingerbread session for adults: Hands-on-Heritage

December “Gingerbread” Do you love gingerbread? So did early America! In this class, we will be looking at early gingerbread molds, English and American...

Gingerbread for homeschool teens: Hands-on-Heritage

December “Gingerbread” Do you love gingerbread? So did early America! In this class, we will be looking at early gingerbread molds, English and American...

PA Waterfowl

Join us at the park office classroom for a presentation on waterfowl and other duck-like birds in Pennsylvania. We will learn some basic ID for ducks and...

Five Week Intensive Art Workshop for Teens

Learn from a professional artist who will teach unique painting and drawing processes! The students in the workshop will create a group installation piece...

Wednesday, December 11

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Trails Advisory Committee Webinar

The Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee is a 20-member, DCNR-appointed committee that represents both motorized and non-motorized trail users and advises...

Full Moon Towpath Trek

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program.*** ***Meeting location: Delaware Canal State Park...

Holiday Traditions - Wreath Making

Our holiday traditions and symbols come from nature. Find out about this fascinating folklore and make a beautiful wreath made from natural materials to take...

Penn's Park for All Public Input Meeting

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn has announced the release of a preliminary report gleaned from results of an...

penn's parks for all public input meeting

Please join the French Creek State Park staff and Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation. We will be hosting a public input meeting regarding Penn’s Parks...

Environmental Club: Aquatics Night

Looking to expand your knowledge of environmental science? Interested in competing in Envirothon? Join other teens 13-18 from our area once a month at...

Make Reed Deer Ornaments

Must pre-register - this class limited to 10 participants. Christine Applegate will lead us in making these adorable deer woven from basket reed. During...

Thursday, December 12

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Natural Ornaments - Homeschool Day

Spread some holiday cheer during this popular annual program. Homeschool families will have the opportunity to create one of a kind ornaments using...

Friends Of Beltzville State Park - Walking Group

These free weekly walks will be 1 hour. Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water. An opportunity to enjoy nature in the company of...

Five Week Intensive Art Workshop for Teens

Learn from a professional artist who will teach unique painting and drawing processes! The students in the workshop will create a group installation piece...

Friday, December 13

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Geminids Meteor Shower Watch

Meet at Boat Launch #2 on West Side Road to watch the Geminids Meteor Shower. This meteor shower has the potential of 120 meteors per hour The moon...

Speaker Series: Aaron Haines “Bats in PA: Acoustic Survey Techniques for Identification and Conservation”

Join biologist Aaron Haines from Millersville University as he talks about his bat research. There are a number of bat species in Pennsylvania that are in...

Watershed Stewardship

Join Mengel Natural History Society and Baird Ornithological Club in McConnell Hall at their joint December meeting. Open to the Public. December's Speaker:...

Saturday, December 14

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Snowflake 5K Run/Walk

This race hosted by the Erie Runners Club will begin at the Rotary Pavilion at 6:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Christmas Bird Count

Jennings will provide an observation station in the Butler County circle for the 120th annual Christmas Bird Count. Anyone interested is welcome to attend...

Holiday Traditions - Wreath Making

Our holiday traditions and symbols come from nature. Find out about this fascinating folklore and make a beautiful wreath made from natural materials to take...

Intermediate Borosilicate Glass Icicles with Jessica Keemer

Learn the art of flameworking in a variety of workshops with Jessica Keemer. From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be...

Winter Wildlife Watch

Spend some of your Saturday watching wildlife at Jacobsburg! Our educators will have cool winter wildlife activities available at the visitor center. You...

Beaver Walk

Take a short hike to an active beaver lodge. Find out interesting facts about beavers, such as what they eat, how much they can weigh, and the history of...

Holiday Nature Crafts

Craft time is all grown up in this activity for children and adults. Try your hand at making a holiday decor using materials from our fields and woodlands. A...

Holiday Open House

The Holiday Open House presents an opportunity for the community to view the Park Office and Wildlife Center all decked out in its winter splendor. Children...

The History of Model Trains and Railroads

Join Scott Morgan and members of the Kane Model Train Club for an exciting look at "Model Trains". Learn some history about model trains and also about the...

Natural Ornaments

Meet at the Environmental Learning Center to make ornaments out of natural materials. We will be making a pine cone deer, painting animal-themed tree...

Orienteering 101

Come out and learn the basics of finding your way with a map and compass. We’ll learn the essentials inside, then go outside for a short orienteering course....

The Beauty of Botany

Dr. Susan Munch will present seasonal botany topics during a forest walk for hands-on identification. Technical explanations of plants provided by a...

Holiday Traditions - Wreath Making

Our holiday traditions and symbols come from nature. Find out about this fascinating folklore and make a beautiful wreath made from natural materials to take...

Public Meeting

Join park manager, Tracy Zupich, to hear the preliminary results of the Penn's Parks for All public survey and updates on events and projects in the park. ...

Intermediate Borosilicate Glass Icicles with Jessica Keemer

Learn the art of flameworking in a variety of workshops with Jessica Keemer. From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be...

Sunday, December 15

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Morning Bird Walk

The colder months are still a great time to find a variety of birds, especially waterfowl and more northern songbirds! Spend the morning looking and...

Bucks County 4-H Outdoor Adventures Club

This 4-H club was started by kids who are interested in outdoor recreation and environmental conservation. Any youth age 8-18 can join 4-H. Please contact...

Winter Walks and Talks: Life in the Cold

Stay in shape and enjoy the winter landscape with our series of 'Winter Walks and Talks". Held once a month over the winter, each program will cover a...

Monday, December 16

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Little Naturalist Story Time

Bring your children out to the park to hear a winter-themed story. We will read about how some of our animals stay warm and then make a simple craft to take...

December Book Club Meeting: The Men Who Lost America

The December meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, December 16, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting,...

Tuesday, December 17

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Erie Bluffs After Dark

Join the Park Naturalists for an evening stroll at Erie Bluffs State Park for a 1.5 miles hike. Meet at the main parking lot at 11122 W. Lake Rd. in Lake...

Little Buffalo Christmas Trail

The Little Buffalo Christmas Trail is brought to you by Little Buffalo State Park, in conjunction with The Friends of Little Buffalo. Meet Santa at the...

Something's Fishy at White Clay Creek

Find that new "angle" of life with the White Clay Fly Fishers at their Monthly Meetings held on the third Tuesday evening of each month at the White Clay...

Wednesday, December 18

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

DiscoverE-Evergreens

Explore the world of nature with a Park Naturalist at the TREC. The topic will be Evergreens! Children ages 3-5 with an accompanying parent or adult are...

Little Buffalo Christmas Trail

The Little Buffalo Christmas Trail is brought to you by Little Buffalo State Park, in conjunction with The Friends of Little Buffalo. Meet Santa at the...

Thursday, December 19

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Friends Of Beltzville State Park - Walking Group

These free weekly walks will be 1 hour. Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water. An opportunity to enjoy nature in the company of...

Family STEM Night: Renewable Energy

Bring the whole family for hands-on, fun and interactive STEM activities! Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with an environmental emphasis....

Little Buffalo Christmas Trail

The Little Buffalo Christmas Trail is brought to you by Little Buffalo State Park, in conjunction with The Friends of Little Buffalo. Meet Santa at the...

Friday, December 20

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Homeschool at the Park: Animal Tracks

Homeschool families! Come out to the park and learn about the animal tracks we may find around our homes and in our parks. We will discuss how to tell...

Homeschool at the Park: Animal Tracks

Homeschool families! Come out to the park and learn about the animal tracks we may find around our homes and in our parks. We will discuss how to tell...

Winter Walk

Get outside this winter and join us for an easy to moderate walk at Pinchot Park. Led by the park naturalist, we will explore the trails in the Conewago Day...

Little Buffalo Christmas Trail

The Little Buffalo Christmas Trail is brought to you by Little Buffalo State Park, in conjunction with The Friends of Little Buffalo. Meet Santa at the...

Saturday, December 21

Bus Tour: Traversing the Ten Crucial Days

Spend a day retracing the December 25 crossing of the Delaware and the American and British military engagements at Trenton, Princeton and areas...

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Birds & Beans

Join us anytime in the four-hour time frame to hone your bird identification skills on visitors to the bird feeders while enjoying a hot beverage such as...

Birds and Beverages: Project FeederWatch

Join us for Project FeederWatch at Kings Gap! This citizen science project collects data on birds visiting feeders in the winter. Enjoy hot tea, cocoa,...

Coffee with the Birds

Participate in a Project Feeder Watch bird count and make simple natural bird feeders while learning about the variety of bird seeds available and the...

Solstice Celebration- Little Tyke Hike

Celebrate the shortest day of the year with a special story time and tyke hike for our youngest park visitors! Children ages 3-5 are invited to the Nolde...

Winter Birding for Beginners & Open ELC

Join us at any time on this morning for an informal indoor introduction to winter bird watching! Learn about identification, feeding, optics, field guides, &...

First Day Of Winter Hike

Take a one-mile, mosrtly flat hike n the Lake Loop Trail to celebrate the first day of winter. Look for signs of wildlife and enjoy the view of the dam as...

Solstice Celebration-Salty Solstice Science

Are you ready to put your driveway and sidewalks on a "low salt diet"? Join the Mifflin Stormwater Stewards of Brecknock Elementary and Nolde staff to learn...

Ugly Sweater Winter Solstice Hike

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program.*** ***Meeting location: Meet in the parking lot...

Winter Bird Walk

After a bit of feeder watching at the ELC we will take a short walk to the Marina to view the bird life that call the fields & waters of the park home....

Hello Winter Hike

Enjoy the first day of winter on the trails! Enjoy the first official day of winter with this free 1-2 mile hike. In case of snow, snowshoes will be...

Natural Ornaments

Meet at the Environmental Learning Center to make ornaments out of natural materials. We will be making a pine cone deer, painting animal-themed tree...

Natural Ornaments

Visit the TREC with the kids and make some natural Christmas ornaments. Kids will visit several stations to construct ornaments made from natural items. No...

Winter Solstice Hike

Enjoy the shortest day of the year in our woods! Join the park naturalist for a hike along Point Trail. This is an approximately 3-mile long loop with some...

Solstice Celebration-Solstice Stroll

Nolde staff invite all winter weather hikers to join us to celebrate the return of the sun this solstice day! Be sure to dress for the weather as we explore...

Walk into Winter

The winter solstice is upon us so let’s hit the trails to kick of the season! Participants will be hiking about 1.5 miles over slightly uneven terrain....

Little Buffalo Christmas Trail

The Little Buffalo Christmas Trail is brought to you by Little Buffalo State Park, in conjunction with The Friends of Little Buffalo. Meet Santa at the...

Sunday, December 22

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Holiday Hibernation-Christmas Animals

Join us for a program all about hibernation with a Christmas twist. The program will include a short lesson on hibernation, story, outdoor exploration and a...

Ursids Meteor Shower Watch

Meet at Boat Launch #2 on West Side Road to watch the Ursids Meteor Shower. This meteor shower is a small meteor shower with up to 10 meteors per hour. ...

Little Buffalo Christmas Trail

The Little Buffalo Christmas Trail is brought to you by Little Buffalo State Park, in conjunction with The Friends of Little Buffalo. Meet Santa at the...

Monday, December 23

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Little Buffalo Christmas Trail

The Little Buffalo Christmas Trail is brought to you by Little Buffalo State Park, in conjunction with The Friends of Little Buffalo. Meet Santa at the...

Tuesday, December 24

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Wednesday, December 25

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Christmas Crossing Re-enactment

George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas Day crossing of the Delaware River and defeat of the Hessians in Trenton is considered a turning point in the...

Thursday, December 26

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Friends Of Beltzville State Park - Walking Group

These free weekly walks will be 1 hour. Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water. An opportunity to enjoy nature in the company of...

Friday, December 27

Bus Tour: Traversing the Ten Crucial Days

Spend a day retracing the December 25 crossing of the Delaware and the American and British military engagements at Trenton, Princeton and areas...

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Winter Wonder Walk

Friday, December 27, 2019 10:00 – 11:30 AM Come for some family friendly, freewheeling discovery along the trails at Jennings. Explore and experience...

Discover Snowshoeing

Make a quick stop into the TREC anytime between 11AM and 2PM for a sampling of snowshoeing. Chat with a Park Naturalist about snowshoe basics, view...

Saturday, December 28

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Magnificent Owls

Pennsylvania is home to many magnificent owls. Learn fascinating facts about these birds and enjoy hands-on activities. This family friendly program takes...

Sunday, December 29

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Monday, December 30

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Animal Track Casting

Stop by to learn about the animal tracks we may find around our homes and in our parks. You will learn how to make a plaster cast that you can then take home!

Tuesday, December 31

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Last Night Hike - FULL

----- This event is currently FULL and accepting waitlist registrations only. Please register in order to be on the waitlist. If a spot opens up prior to the...

Last Night/First Day Walk 2019-2020

Meet at the Rotary Pavilion at Beach 7 on Presque Isle State Park. A Park Naturalist will guide you on a walk approximately 2 miles in length over easy...

Wednesday, January 1

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

First Day Hike

Welcome in 2020 by enjoying a leisurely hike with state park staff! We will hike Deer Trail, a flat, ~1-mile loop, to start off the new year! If that trail...

First Day Hike

Start a new tradition by kicking off the new year with a hike at Bald Eagle State Park! Join the park naturalist for a 2-mile hike that will take us through...

First Day Hike

Join us for a 1.5 mile hike along the Buffalo Ridge Trail to start out the new year. We will discuss some of the history surrounding the park as well as...

First Day Hike

Planning on making some New Year’s resolutions? Consider starting your "New Year" off with a healthy walk along the General Kane Hiking Trail on January 1,...

First Day Hike

Join us at Raccoon Creek State Park as we kick off the New Year with a hike along our XC Ski/Heritage Trail. The Easy to Moderate 2.5-mile hike will depart...

First Day Hike

Join park staff to start out the new year on the right foot- literally! We'll be hiking a loop section of the White Trail from the West Launch parking lot to...

First Day Hike

Kick off 2020 with a hike in the woods, coordinated and sponsored by the Friends of Keystone State Park! Meet Friends Group members in the beach parking lot,...

First Day Hike 2020

Bundle up and join us for the 2020 First Day Hike on the Trail of New Giants! This is a 1.7 mile hike on moderate terrain. In the event of deep snow a...

First Day Hike at Nolde Forest

Start the New Year off right with a resolution to hike! Join us for a First Day Hike at Nolde Forest on January 1st, 2020 !! Please dress appropriately for...

First Day Hikes

Get out and get hiking on the first day of 2020! Join educator Lauren Forster for one of two 2-mile hikes at Jacobsburg. We will explore the old growth...

First Day Hike

Start the New Year on the right foot with this gentle, 1-mile walk in the woods! Discover how animals survive the long cold of winter while you enjoy the...

First Day Hike

The information for our First Day hike at Shawnee is below. We hope you'll join us! Name of Trail: Felton Trail Time of Event : 11am Meeting Location:...

First Day Hike at Greenwood Furnace

GREENWOOD FURNACE – Come out on Wednesday, the 1st day of January at 12 noon, for our fifth annual 1st Day Hike! We will be hiking the famous “Vista Loop,” a...

1st Day Hike: Liggett Trail

Come celebrate the new year with a hike along the picturesque Tom’s Run Valley. View one of our lightly travelled old growth forested wetlands in its full...

First Day Hike

Kick off the New Year and 2020 with an easy to moderate walk at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Led by the park naturalist and Friends of Pinchot volunteers, we...

First Day Hike

Welcome in 2020 by enjoying a leisurely hike with state park staff! We will hike Deer Trail, a flat, ~1-mile loop, to start off the new year! If that trail...

First Day Hike

Start the year out right with a hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST) in Moraine State Park! Join the folks from the Butler Outdoor Club,...

First Day Hike

Start the New Year on the right foot with an easy 2.5-mile guided hike on fairly level trails. Scout around for dens, nests, and other animal traces as you...

First Day Hike

Join the Friends of Lyman Run on a family nature hike with easy walking in search of signs of winter activity by animals along with stream ecology and winter...

First Day Hike

***Program Location: Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (lower parking lot), 1635 River Road (Rt. 32), New Hope, PA*** ***Registration NOT required*** This...

First Day Hike & First Day 5K

Start out on the right foot in 2020 with a short hike, exploring nature in winter at Hills Creek. This slow-paced, family-oriented hike will be less than 1.5...

First Day Hike at Jennings Environmental Education Center

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 PM * Take a brisk hike on Jennings’ prairie side trails with Jennings staff. This “easy” hike will cover...

First Day Hikes

Get out and get hiking on the first day of 2020! Join educator Lauren Forster for one of two 2-mile hikes at Jacobsburg. We will explore the old growth...

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. Join us on the...

First Day Celebration

Start the New Year by getting off on the right foot with Friends, family and food! The Friends of Canoe Creek will be there with a fire, hot beverages and...

First Day HIke

Step into the new year on the right foot! Join the park naturalist for a stroll down the LaHo trail, where we should see signs of winter wildlife along the...

First Day Hike

Welcome in the New Year by enjoying a hike outdoors with the Friends group of Beltzville State Park and park staff! Hike from Beltzville Environmental...

First Day Hike

Start a new tradition by kicking off the new year with a hike at Bald Eagle State Park! Join the park naturalist for a 2-mile hike that will take us through...

Thursday, January 2

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Friends Of Beltzville State Park - Walking Group

WALKING GROUP These free weekly walks will be 1 hour. Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water. An opportunity to enjoy nature in the...

Friday, January 3

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Saturday, January 4

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Birds and Beverages: Project FeederWatch

Join us for Project FeederWatch at Kings Gap! This citizen science project collects data on birds visiting feeders in the winter. Enjoy hot tea, cocoa,...

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...

Painting Winter Wildlife

Friends of Raccoon Creek State Park has partnered with Artist Lora Russell to bring you " Painting Winter Wildlife" at the park. We invite anyone from...

Sunday, January 5

Natural Impressions 9th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Competition" A Day at The Beach" Presque Isle

Many visitors to Presque Isle State Park express their experiences in different ways. As an artist, share your natural impressions through Presque Isle's 9th...

Bucks County 4-H Heritage Club

This 4-H club was started by kids who are interested in local history and enjoy doing heritage crafts. Any youth age 8-18 can join 4-H. Please contact the...

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. Join us on the...

December 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020