DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

October 18 - November 16, 2019

Friday, October 18

Hiking Series #7

DATE: Friday, October 18* TRAIL: Creekside Trail LENGTH: 3 miles TERRAIN: more difficult MEET: Nescopeck State Park Office *Pot-luck party to follow...

Tales and Trails for Tots

Every Friday we will read a different nature themed book and talk about various topics brought up in the book. During this discoverE we will make a craft and...

Tales and Trails for Tots

Every friday we will read a different nature themed book and talk about various topics brought up in the book. During this discoverE we will make a craft and...

Disability InSIGHTS: Empowering You to Do, Be and Live More Fully

Erie, PA – On Friday, October 18th, Amy Bovaird, in partnership with the Sight Center of NWPA and the West County Lions Club, will host a seminar, which...

Historic Gristmill Autumn Hours

Labor Day through Late October 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM - Wednesdays through Sundays The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State...

Busy Beavers

Come learn more about one of the largest rodents in the United States: the beaver. Some of the topics will include their adaptations, their diet, and a...

Lantern Tour of Point State Park

Join park staff for a lantern-lit sunset tour of the park. We will talk about some of the lesser-known history of the land at the Point while the sun sets,...

Pontoon Boat Tour of Glendale Lake

Enjoy the fall foliage aboard the Lady Glendale! Take a scenic ride on the lake and learn about the historical and natural features of the park. Donations...

Fall Foliage and Migration Pontoon Programs

Join us on the water for a tour of Lake Marburg while we search for our resident wildife, fall migrants, and capture the beauty of the changing season! ...

Public Sky Watch

Get a glimpse of the night sky with your own telescope, or use the telescopes of the Starlight Astronomy Club as they scan the heavens. For more...

Star Party at Hillman State Park

As the sky begins to darken and the stars come out, join the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) to learn about and see some of the amazing...

Star Party at Hillman State Park

As the sky begins to darken and the stars come out, join the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP) to learn about and see some of the amazing...

Mountain Mysteries Hike

Explore the forest in the dark on a guided night hike on Laurel Mountain, and learn about the odd and mysterious past of the Laurel Highlands. S’mores will...

Speaker Series: Dawn Fariello “Urbanization and Avian Malaria Infection in Passerine Birds”

Avian malaria, caused by three genera of parasites, is a well-documented disease of birds with considerable impacts on some avian host populations. It is...

Spying on Spiders

Spiders have been busy catching flies and other insects this summer. While some people may not like them, spiders are a benefit to the forest. Bring your...

Village Lantern Tours

Join the Friends of Washington Crossing Park for a free nighttime tour of the Historic Village on October 18. Tour guides will be equipped with lanterns, and...

Spooky Spiders

There are over 30,000 different spiders in the world. What do some of these spiders eat? Where do some of these spiders live? Come and learn some of the more...

Saturday, October 19

Story Book Run

This run will begin at Beach 1 and run along Old Lake Road.

Woodsy Owl Workday

Have you been looking for a way to get involved with Cook Forest State Park? Please consider joining us for the day to help maintain the park through various...

Adopt A Beach Program at Presque Isle

Are you a local resident who enjoys visiting Presque Isle State Park? Please join our Adopt A Beach team. We are accepting volunteers to help keep our...

Hawk Watching on the Kittatinny

Join us as we witness the fall hawk migration along the Kittatinny Ridge! This is the best time of the fall to watch for Peregrines, Merlins and...

Volunteer Trail Clean-up Day

If you enjoy the beauty and wilderness of Ohiopyle State Park, we ask you to consider spending a little time chipping in. Clean ups are sponsored by the...

Happy Hound Leaf Peeper Hike

Join us for a Happy Hound Hike on the North Shore to see the fall foliage. Join us for a relaxing hike from over in the North Shore Area with the park...

Leaf Craft

Review the names of Clear Creek trees as we gather leaves and create a picture to take home!

2019 Harvest Day

Come celebrate the fall harvest with us and enjoy some crafts, music, games, food and even a horse-drawn hayride. Kids can come decorate a pumpkin and watch...

Autumn Encampment & Market

Travel back in time and experience the life of the Founding Fathers during Washington Crossing Historic Park’s annual Autumn Encampment & Market on Saturday,...

Crafts in the Meadow at Tyler Park Center for the Arts

The Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show is a fine art and craft event showcasing excellence in craftsmanship alongside a festive weekend of...

Old Fashioned Apple Festival

Come out and visit us for our annual Apple Festival! See demonstrations of cider squeezing, apple butter boiling, and corn grinding at historic Shoaff’s Mill...

Pinchot Sailing Club

Sailboat Race - boat mooring area #2. For additional information, please visit the group's website at www.pinchotsailing.com.

Historic Gristmill Autumn Hours

Labor Day through Late October 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM - Wednesdays through Sundays The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State...

Archery for Beginners

Learn how to use a recurve bow, a long bow and a compound bow in this basic class. Fee includes instruction and all equipment. Registration is required for...

Fall Festival

14th annual Fall Festival. More information coming closer to date.

Parker Dam’s 14th Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Float

Come celebrate the traditions of autumn. The main festival runs all afternoon with opportunities to learn heritage skills, watch folks practice their...

Become a Courier for Injured Animals. Help WIN Save Wildlife!

Become a Wildlife Courier W.I.N. Goes the Distance for Wildlife Come and Join Us Help W.I.N. by becoming involved with a network to transport...

Pinchotween

Join us for the 14th Annual Pinchotween! The fun begins for all at the Conewago environmental/nature center at 1pm. Play games, decorate a pumpkin, and enjoy...

Shoaff's Mill Tour

Shoaff's Mill is a 19th century operational grist mill that is open for tours every Saturday & Sunday from May through the Apple Festival in October, *staff...

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...

Creepy Cool Creatures featuring live animals

Are you curious about mother nature’s creepy creatures as Halloween approaches? Join Tyler Streets to learn about his cool critters including his live...

Radio Telemetry

Join Penn State Intern Ryan Polinsky as he introduces us to radio telemetry. Ryan will talk about the different uses for radio telemetry and how radio...

Daylight Lantern Tour of Point State Park

Join park staff for a daylight lantern tour of the park. We will talk about some of the lesser-known history of the land at the Point, including stories of...

Fall Foliage Hike

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

Fall Foliage Hike

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

Fall Foliage Hike

Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Fall Foliage Hike 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Meet beside the Kildoo Pavilion – McConnells Mill As daylight shortens and...

Haunted Keystone - Camper Info

Help us close out the camping season with some Halloween fun! Spirits associated with Keystone State Park have become confused and lost. Ghosts of coal...

Haunted Keystone - Family Info

Help us close out the camping season with some Halloween fun! Spirits associated with Keystone State Park have become confused and lost. Ghosts of coal...

Wildlife Tour

Gather at the Hills Creek State Park office at 4:00pm for an hour and a half hike around the Lake Side Trail. This time of year we are expecting to see an...

Halloween Hike & Campfire

Intended for adults, this free program will test your senses as we adjust to the dark, walking in the moonlight. Stops along the way will discuss the stories...

Halloween Night Hike

It’s almost Halloween, so come get spooky at Oil Creek State Park! We’ll be starting in the amphitheater at the park office and learning about some things...

Owl Prowl

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button *** ***Meeting location: Ralph Stover State Park,...

Owl Prowl

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button *** ***Meeting location: Ralph Stover State Park,...

Star Gazing and Night Sounds

Join KECA staff and volunteers for night sky viewing and after dark wildlife sounds. We will also be making and enjoying fireside smores! This will be a fun...

Sunday, October 20

Busy Beavers

Come learn more about one of the largest rodents in the United States: the beaver. Topics will include diet, anatomy, building habits, among other topics. ...

Crafts in the Meadow at Tyler Park Center for the Arts

The Crafts in the Meadow Fall Invitational Craft Show is a fine art and craft event showcasing excellence in craftsmanship alongside a festive weekend of...

Friends of Kings Gap Yoga on the Terrace

Join Maggie Stonecash of Simply Well for Yoga on the Mansion Terrace. Class is appropriate for all levels, beginner to experienced. Modifications are offered...

Fungi Walk

Fungi are beautiful and serve an important function in our ecosystem. Come learn to identify them, and the role they play. This event is sponsored by the...

Incredible Edibles

**LIMITED SPACE AND ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED**Whats on your plate? Explore the wild habitats of Nockamixon State Park while encountering the edible and...

National Reptile Awareness Day

While ancient dinosaurs have been extinct for over 60 million years, many modern reptiles including turtles, snakes, lizards, crocodilians and tuataras are...

Old Fashioned Apple Festival

Come out and visit us for our annual Apple Festival! See demonstrations of cider squeezing, apple butter boiling, and corn grinding at historic Shoaff’s Mill...

Spiders

Learn how to id some of the spiders found in PA, then make a spider to take home. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

Autumn Tree ID Hike

***Pre-registration is necessary: Please use the green "register" button to sign up*** ***Program Location: Ralph Stover State Park, 6011 State Park Rd,...

Autumn Tree ID Hike

***Pre-registration is necessary: Please use the green "register" button to sign up*** ***Program Location: Ralph Stover State Park, 6011 State Park Rd,...

Historic Gristmill Autumn Hours

Labor Day through Late October 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM - Wednesdays through Sundays The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State...

Nature Navigation

In the age of GPS it’s easy to overlook the map and compass. This beginner orienteering workshop will equip participants with the compass and map-reading...

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...

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...

Shoaff's Mill Tour

Shoaff's Mill is a 19th century operational grist mill that is open for tours every Saturday & Sunday from May through the Apple Festival in October, *staff...

Spooky Spiders

There are over 30,000 different spiders in the world. What do some of these spiders eat? Where do some of these spiders live? Come and learn some of the...

Tree ID

Find out how to id some of the trees found at Black Moshannon State Park. Get an easy to use tree guide to take home. Meet at the Environmental Learning...

Wild Edibles with Brian Budjanec

Join guest speaker Brian Budjanec as he teaches about a variety of wild edibles in our surrounding woods! He will discuss how we can make, teas spreads and...

Wildlife Transport Class

Learn to become a wildlife courier with this class! Become involved with a network to transport wild animals in need to a wildlife rehabilitation center....

Bog Treasures

Take a stroll on the boardwalk to see the unique plants and animals that call the bog home. Meet at Boat Launch #3 on West Side Road. The bog trail is...

Monday, October 21

Monday Morning Birds & Beans

Rise and shine! Join us for some delicious shade-grown coffee followed by a bird walk through Jacobsburg in search of fall warblers and other Neotropical...

Get Moving Monday

Hike the trails with a Nolde educator! Medium difficulty – approx. 2 miles. Trekking poles will be available to loan. Meet at McConnell Hall to start. ...

From Land to Stream: Middle and High School Educator Workshop (Millersville)

Are you a pre-service teacher, in-service teacher, or non-formal educator looking for new ways to engage middle and high school students in environmental and...

October Book Club Meeting: Standing In Their Own Light

The October meeting of the Washington Crossing Historic Park Book Club is set for Monday, October 21, at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center. In this meeting,...

The Heirloom Apple session for adults: Hands-on-Heritage

October: “The Heirloom Apple” We will be discussing heirloom apples, their propagation, history and early receipts (recipes). Our class hands-on activity...

A Night Under the Andromeda Galaxy

How would you like to view the rings of Saturn? Perhaps catch a view of a "shooting star"? Join Park Naturalists and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania...

Friends of Kings Gap Meeting

The Friends of Kings Gap meets on the third Monday of each month in the Education Building. Come out to learn about the group and plan activities for...

Orionids Meteor Shower Watch

Watch for the Orionids Meteor Shower at Boat Launch 2 on West Side Road. This is a small shower that should produce 10-20 meteors per hour. Sometimes,...

Tuesday, October 22

Bird Walk with Doug Gross

Doug Gross, retired PA Game Commission biologist and eBird coordinator, will guide us on a bird walk in the woods and shrub lands of Ricketts Glen State...

FULL Homeschool Day at Boulder Field

This program is FULL. Please register to be added to the waiting list. Homeschool students are invited to join park staff at Hickory Run State Park’s...

Science Investigation for Homeschool Audiences

Homeschool families are invited to Presque Isle for a two day science investigation program. This inquiry-based learning experience will immerse families in...

The Heirloom Apple session for adults: Hands-on-Heritage

October: “The Heirloom Apple” We will be discussing heirloom apples, their propagation, history and early receipts (recipes). Our class hands-on activity...

Intro to Autumn Waterfall Photography

Ever wondered how to capture a breathtaking waterfall photo during the beautiful autumn season? Join volunteer Nicole DuMond as she teaches us how to do just...

The Heirloom Apple for homeschool teens: Hands-on-Heritage

October: “The Heirloom Apple” We will be discussing heirloom apples, their propagation, history and early receipts (recipes). Our class hands-on activity...

Family STEM Night: Geometry and Patterns in Nature

Children in 2nd through 6th grade are invited the explore geometry and patterns in nature at Family Science Night on Tuesday, October 22 from 6 PM – 8 PM at...

Workshop/Webinar:  Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation Plan Public Input

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is conducting an online webinar to present the vision, priorities, recommendations and survey findings...

Wednesday, October 23

Project WILD Teacher Workshop

Project Wild Teacher Workshop Project WILD is a K-12 interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. The goal of...

Historic Gristmill Autumn Hours

Labor Day through Late October 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM - Wednesdays through Sundays The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State...

Friends of Beltzville: Keep PA Beautiful Roadside Clean-Up/ International Coastal Cleanup

Friends of Beltzville State Park, a chapter of the PA Parks and Forest Foundation along with Keep PA Beautiful invite you to join us for a Roadside Clean Up....

Lantern Tour of Point State Park

Join park staff for a lantern-lit sunset tour of the park. We will talk about some of the lesser-known history of the land at the Point while the sun sets,...

Pysanky - Decorated Egss with Basia Andrusko

Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Workshops Explore the art, symbolism and joy in creating Pysanky. Ages 12 & up Contact basia@pysankybybasia.com for more...

Friends of Prince Gallitzin Monthly meeting

Monthly business meeting of the Friends of Prince Gallitzin. All are welcome! Meet in the park office conference room, which can be accessed at the rear of...

Thursday, October 24

Science Investigation for Homeschool Audiences

Homeschool families are invited to Presque Isle for a two day science investigation program. This inquiry-based learning experience will immerse families in...

Historic Gristmill Autumn Hours

Labor Day through Late October 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM - Wednesdays through Sundays The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State...

Roaring Creek Hike

Join the naturalist from Tuscarora State Park on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:30 am for a hike at Roaring Creek Watershed which is North of Mount Carmel....

Friends of Beltzville - 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...

Workshop/Webinar: Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation Plan Public Input

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is conducting an online webinar to present the vision, priorities, recommendations and survey findings...

DiscoverE: Hide and Seekers (ages 4 to 5)

In this 2 hour long program for children ages 4 and 5 and their parents/guardians, we will have some fun exploring the outdoors and nature. The program will...

Fall Foliage Hike

Have you ever wondered why leaves change color in the fall? Now’s your chance to find out! Join the park naturalist on a walk around Egbert Farm Day Use...

Friday, October 25

Tales and Trails for Tots

Every Friday we will read a different nature themed book and talk about various topics brought up in the book. During this discoverE we will make a craft and...

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 Autumn Hours

Labor Day through Late October 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM - Wednesdays through Sundays The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State...

Halloween in the Park

Join the Friends of Codorus State Park for 2 fun-filled trick-or-treat evenings! Enjoy the decorated campsites & a hayride through our spooky displays while...

The Milky Way and Skywalk

Join Bart Barton and the twin Tiers Camera Clib for a night time photo shoot at the bottom of the Kinzua Gorge. The club is asking for a $35 donation to...

Family Night: Nighttime Creatures

As the sun sets and we prepare for bed many animals are just waking up! Find out how these animals use senses other than sight to make their way through the...

Halloween Spooktacular

Join the Friends of Lyman Run for some Spooktacular fun evening! Young children in costumes can Trick-or-Treat through the Enchanted Picnic Grove. Visit...

The Susquehanna River - Past, Present & Future

Mengel Natural History Society hosts Don Williams in McConnell Hall for his program “The Susquehanna River – Past, Present & Future.” Don will discuss...

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 from the Ned Smith Center...

Saturday, October 26

Colors of Nature

Make eARTh art and don't forget to bring your camera! During this program we will be drawing inspiration from the beauty of a sunset or the geometry of a...

POSTPONED! Cavity-nesting Trails Program Training - Citizen Science & Habitat Management

Due to low registration, this event has been postponed until Spring/Summer 2020. Join us for a Cavity-nesting Trails Program training at Canoe Creek State...

Tales and Trails for Tots

Every friday we will read a different nature themed book and talk about various topics brought up in the book. During this discoverE we will make a craft and...

Black Bears in Pennsylvania

Join us as we discuss how Black bears in Penn’s Woods are so well adapted at surviving in their habitat. There may well be more Black bears in the...

Fall Tree Hike

Join IUP Professor Mike Tyree for a guided hike at Yellow CreekState Park. Since Pennsylvania is considered one of the top areas to see autumn colors at...

No Fear Here

Some things seen as creepy are actually interesting and fun to study. Learn how to tell the difference between the skulls of common PA mammals and a thing...

River Otters in Pennsylvania

Learn about the playful River Otter from the professor who reintroduced them to several sites in Pennsylvania. Dr. Tom Serfass of Frostburg University and...

TREC or Treat

Join the staff of the Tom Ridge Environmental Center for some Halloween fun for the young and the young at heart. There will be many tables and booths with...

Historic Gristmill Autumn Hours

Labor Day through Late October 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM - Wednesdays through Sundays The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State...

Washington Crossing Fall Brewfest

The third annual Washington Crossing Fall Brewfest will feature a wide range of ciders and seasonal beers at Washington Crossing Historic Park on Saturday,...

Beaver Dam Trail

Come along as we look for signs of wildlife on one of the park’s more popular trails. Many types of habitat can be seen along the way and hopefully many...

Colors of Nature

Make eARTh art and don't forget to bring your camera! During this program we will be drawing inspiration from the beauty of a sunset or the geometry of a...

Outdoor Photography with Rocky Holland

Join Rocky for some tips and tricks to getting a great outdoor photograph!

Scout Day

Migration is a fascinating adaptation that allows certain species to survive our cold northern winters. Scouts will learn about some of the many species who...

All About Bats

Join Penn State Intern Charis Martell this spooky season as she talks to us about the Bats of Pennsylvania. Learn about the different species, where they...

Halloween in the Park

GREENWOOD FURNACE – It’s Halloween in the Park at Greenwood Furnace State Park on Saturday, October 26, from 2 to 4 pm. Come and enjoy some Halloween-themed...

Day of the Dead

Explore this Mexican cultural holiday. Educational centers will be set up around the Nolde Mansion to make a take home craft, learn about extinct and...

Haunted Halloween Trail and All Hallows Eve Celebration

4:30 PM-6:00 PM - All Hallows Eve Celebration - Crafts, games & activities for younger children. Less scary version of the trail for the littler ones. 6:00...

After Hours Event at Fort Pitt Museum - Fort Night

Come to the Fort Pitt Museum to enjoy the museum after-hours with a special 21+ night, featuring local food and drink, special activities, a lantern tour of...

Halloween in the Park

Join the Friends of Codorus State Park for 2 fun-filled trick-or-treat evenings! Enjoy the decorated campsites & a hayride through our spooky displays while...

Owl Prowl

Join us for a short and informative presentation on owls of PA. Come explore Mt. Pisgah State Park under the cover of night while we attempt to hear and...

Nightscapes Photography Workshop

Photograph the starry night sky with your DSLR camera & lenses you currently own. Curt Weinhold, a PA Wilds Juried Artisan, teaches you to photograph...

Gods in the Sky

Join the North Star Outdoor Guides for a discussion of dark skies, a Native American Night Sky story, a laser guided tour of various constellations, and...

Halloween Hay Rides

Held at the Park's Swimming Pool Area, this Halloween event is brought to you by Little Buffalo State Park in conjunction with The Friends of Little Buffalo....

Night Sky Tour

Experience the splendor of the night sky at Cherry Springs State Park. Observe the constellations through a laser-guided tour conducted by park staff. Listen...

Owl Prowl

Who's up for one more program? Join us for our last program of the season. After a short lecture, we'll identify some owl calls and then go outside and try...

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 from the Ned Smith Center...

Saw Whet Owl Banding

Come learn about PA’s smallest owl, the Saw Whet. After a presentation, Dr. Rob Smith will use a call tape and mist-nets to hopefully lure in, capture and...

Sunday, October 27

Morning Bird Walk

With fall migration in full swing, spend the morning looking and listening for the various birds that can be found in the park. This will be open to all...

FULL Forest Bathing for Women

This program is FULL. Please register to be added to the waiting list. This program is for ladies only and because it is focused on quiet reflection, it...

Friends of Kings Gap Yoga on the Terrace

Join Maggie Stonecash of Simply Well for Yoga on the Mansion Terrace. Class is appropriate for all levels, beginner to experienced. Modifications are offered...

Gallows Run & Lynn Island Cleanup

***Pre-registration required: Please register for this program by clicking the green "register" button.*** ***Meeting Location: Parking lot by former...

Go Batty with National Bat Week

Join your DCNR park naturalist to celebrate our world's only true flying mammals during National Bat Week by visiting a trailside interactive exhibit table...

Historic Gristmill Autumn Hours

Labor Day through Late October 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM - Wednesdays through Sundays The 19th century gristmill is the centerpiece of McConnells Mill State...

Discovery Hike - Beaverdam Access

Lace up your hiking boots as we walk the Bollinger Trail at the parks’ northern end. This will be a 2 mile loop - be sure to wear good shoes and bring water.

Fall Leaves

Learn why leaves change color in the fall and why trees lose their leaves before winter while doing a fun nature craft!

Archery Basics

Learn the basics of shooting a bow and arrow. Several types of bows will be available to try. Age limit 9 and older. Meet at the Organized Group Tent...

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...

Halloween Elk-Stravaganza!

Join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center for an afternoon of Halloween fun! With games, crafts and more this event will be a blast for all! Come in your...

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...

Spooky Skeletons

With Halloween right around the corner, skeletons are everywhere! Join park staff and take a closer look at the bones that keep us upright. We'll explore...

Cavity Nesters

Many animals, especially birds, use holes in trees and other structures as shelters and nests for raising young. Kings Gap volunteers monitor our nest boxes...

Daylight Lantern Tour of Point State Park

Join park staff for a daylight lantern tour of the park. We will talk about some of the lesser-known history of the land at the Point, including stories of...

Friends of Canoe Creek Halloween Celebration

Join the Friends of Canoe Creek for an afternoon of slightly spooky family fun with Hayrides, Hot Chocolate, Photo Ops, & Goodie bags!!! Come out in your...

A Bump in the Night

When darkness envelops the landscape and human vision fails, the other four senses suddenly become alert. As imaginations run wild, night sounds often can...

Evening with the Curator: Jane Neely and Women’s Education in the 18th Century

Washington Crossing Historic Park’s Evening with the Curator series continues on Sunday, October 27 at 7 PM with a free lecture on Jane Neely and women’s...

Haunted History

We will have a night of telling bone chilling stories and weird happenings around the park. Join us around a fire as we talk about some of the lesser known...

All Hallows Night Hike

With autumn upon us, the days are growing shorter as the nights are getting longer. The leaves are changing, the weather is becoming colder, and the animals...

Saw Whet Owl Banding- Repeat

Come learn about PA’s smallest owl, the Saw Whet. After a presentation, Dr. Rob Smith will use a call tape and mist-nets to hopefully lure in, capture and...

Monday, October 28

Get Moving Monday

Hike the trails with a Nolde educator! Medium difficulty – approx. 2 miles. Trekking poles will be available to loan. Meet at McConnell Hall to start. ...

Tiny Tots: Bat Sense (Mon AM)

In each of these one-hour programs for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, and then we’ll...

Project Feeder Watch Training

Do you want to participate in some citizen science data collection this winter? Join us for this bird ID training and learn how to participate in Project...

Tiny Tots: Bat Sense (Mon PM)

In each of these one-hour programs for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, and then we’ll...

Tuesday, October 29

Tiny Tots: Bat Sense (Tues AM)

In each of these one-hour programs for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, and then we’ll...

Tiny Tots: Bat Sense (Tues PM)

In each of these one-hour programs for children 3 years old through kindergarten, we will begin with exceptional children’s literature, and then we’ll...

From Land to Stream: Middle and High School Educator Workshop (Kutztown)

Are you a pre-service teacher, in-service teacher, or non-formal educator looking for new ways to engage middle and high school students in environmental and...

Why Wellsboro - PA Land Choices Teacher Workshop

Why Wellsboro? What makes it an equally great place to live or visit? How did that happen? How can it stay that way or even improve? Explore these...

Wednesday, October 30

Fall Homeschool Day

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

Thursday, October 31

Halloween Hike

Hiking the Little Cherry Run Loop Trail to see our hidden gem waterfall. This is a 6-mile moderate hike. Wear fluorescent orange. Park and meet at Beach...

Go Batty with National Bat Week

Join your DCNR park naturalist to celebrate our world's only true flying mammals during National Bat Week by visiting a trailside interactive exhibit table...

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 the...

Friday, November 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...

Project WILD Educator Workshop

Formal and informal educators along with scouts leaders, home school educators, pre-service teachers, and more are invited to participate in a Project WILD...

Long Loop Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the Crow, Lake View and Spirit Trails on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 10:30 am. The hike is 7 miles in length and moderate in...

Day of the Dead Night Hike

Celebrate the Day of the Dead holiday with a night hike at Erie Bluffs State Park. Meet at the main parking area at 11122 West Lake Road for this 1.5-mile...

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 from the Ned Smith Center...

Saturday, November 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 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...

 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,...

 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,...

Cub Scout Day at Fort Pitt

Calling all Cub Scouts! Come to Point State Park and the Fort Pitt Museum for our third annual Cub Scout Day! There will be hands-on activities, programs,...

Fall Dog Walk

Join a Park Naturalist for a 2-mile walk on Presque Isle State Park with your favorite, furry, canine friend. Tips will be given on how you and your dog can...

Day of the Dead

Join us for a celebration of the Day of the Dead! Learn the crafts and traditions of this cultural holiday while honoring those who have passed away....

Día de los Muertos

¡Acompáñenos a celebrar el Día de los Muertos! Aprenda manualidades y las tradiciones de ésta fiesta cultural mientras honra a los ya fallecidos. Haremos...

Pennsylvania Elk

Discover our displays on Pennsylvania Elk. Touch an elk hide, pick up an antler, and learn about some of the plants elk eat. Walk through the Visitor Center...

Finding the Park’s Past

Help Jennings Environmental Education Center uncover the human history of their land during this exploration of genealogical resources at the Butler Area...

Get Your Tail on the Trail- South Branch Trail Hike

For this TOT hike will meet at the Main Park Office and carpool to the Rowlands Rd. Access. We will walk along the South Branch of the Tunkhannock Creek and...

Raptor Retreat Weekend

Join us for an exciting unique experience in the Cumberland Valley with majestic birds of prey! Enjoy a stay in the historic Cameron - Masland Mansion while...

Star Party

Join your neighbors at the Boat Launch Parking Lot at Marsh Creek for an exciting evening exploring the wonders of the heavens. Watch a sunset become a...

Star Gazing and S'mores!

Join Mt. Pisgah State Park staff and volunteers for a night sky viewing. We will set up the telescopes for star gazing and we will also be making and...

Musical Theater - "Facing the Bull" by Lisa Bonner

A musical theatre about a girl coming of age and a society coming to rage – family, ethics, gender, sex, and the US. November 2, 2019, 7-10 pm “Facing the...

Sunday, November 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...

Raptor Retreat Weekend

Join us for an exciting unique experience in the Cumberland Valley with majestic birds of prey! Enjoy a stay in the historic Cameron - Masland Mansion while...

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...

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...

Bagpipes and the Bridge

Join us for some great bagpipe music! Local artisan, John Stewart,will play some tunes on the bagpipe that you will surely enjoy. Music will be on 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...

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...

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...

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...

Project FeederWatch at Jennings

Turn your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries! Watching birds at the feeder can be a rewarding way to spend a winter day while contributing to...

Monday, November 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...

Books and Boots

Exercise for the mind and body--book discussion followed by a walk in Nolde Forest. Call or email the Center for monthly book list. Meet in the mansion...

Tuesday, November 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...

FULL: Toddler Tuesdays

*All program sessions are now full. You may contact us to be put on the waiting list.* In this free program for children aged 2 - 4 with a...

Wolf Creek Falls Hike

Wolf Creek Falls Hike Join the park naturalist from Tuscarora State Park on Tuesday, November 5, at 10:30 am for a spectacular hike to Wolf Creek Falls in...

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, November 6

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 CSI:  Project FeederWatch and Bird Sketching

The next in a series of citizen science investigations (CSI) for homeschooling families is an opportunity to learn about birds, while contributing to...

Go Teach Hiking 101 Workshop

Hiking is more than putting on a pair of boots and walking in the woods. It’s a lifelong recreational activity that can increase one’s stamina, endurance,...

Friends of Nolde Forest Meeting (1st Wednesdays)

The Friends of Nolde Forest meet once a month to discuss business and plan events and fundraising activities. Interested in joining the Friends of Nolde...

Making Sauerkraut with the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance

Please pre-register; this class is limited to 25 participants. In this hands-on session, we will make and take our own sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is lightly...

Thursday, November 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...

Kingston - Fall 2019 Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grant Workshop at Friedman Jewish Community Center

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

National Hug A Bear Day

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

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series - Grades 7-8

The Fort Pitt Museum and Point State Park invite homeschool students in the 7th and 8th grades to participate in a series of in-depth classes related to...

FULL Family Science Night

This program is FULL. Please register to be added to the waiting list. Fly Me To The Moon This is an opportunity for families with kids to come learn...

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...

Monthly Meeting: Friends of Nockamixon State Park

Come join the Friends for their monthly meeting at the Environmental Education Center. Learn about projects the Friends are working on and how you can...

Acrylic Pour Painting workshops with Jennifer Bishop

Straw Technique: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7:00pm – 10:00pm Let’s pour some paint! Learn how to have fun with Acrylic Pour Painting. This is a simple way...

Friday, November 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...

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...

Baird Ornithological Club

Join BOC in McConnell Hall one Friday a month as they host local speakers. Open to the Public. All are welcome. November's Speaker: Winter Birding - Ruth...

Saturday, November 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...

Volunteer Trail Clean-up Day

If you enjoy the beauty and wilderness of Ohiopyle State Park, we ask you to consider spending a little time chipping in. Clean ups are sponsored by the...

Seasons of the Marsh

Get off the sofa and stretch your legs to explore the seasonal changes of the Marsh Trail. We’ll discuss what happens to the residents of the marsh as the...

Whoooo's Around?

Come learn about the Pennsylvania’s nocturnal predator, the owl. You’ll learn about the different species that can be found here and ‘dig in’ to a hands-on...

Jazz Concert: Steve Rudolph Trio

Join the Friends of Kings Gap in the beautiful Cameron-Masland Mansion for an outstanding evening of entertainment and refreshment. The renowned Steve...

Sunday, November 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...

Erie Hot Cider Hustle

This run will be held at Beach 11 on a designated route beginning at 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

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...

Friends of Beltzville State Park Hikes

Everyone is welcome to come and join the Friends of Beltzville as we hike along the trails at Beltzville State Park. These hikes will vary in length.Well...

Monday, November 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...

Mercury Transit Viewing

Watch Mercury move in front of the sun! This will be the last Mercury transit until 2032, and the last one visible in PA until 2049! Meet at Boat Launch #2...

2019 Veterans Appreciation Day

This year will mark the fifth Annual Veterans Appreciation Day at Presque Isle State Park in honor of our veterans and active service members. Start your day...

Project WET  Educator Workshop

Discover new ways to engage your students in science and the natural world. This fun, hands-on workshop will provide both formal and non-formal educators...

Armistice Day

This is a brief talk to remind everyone about Armistice Day - the 11th month, of the 11th day, at the 11th hour - followed by a moment of silence.

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...

Tuesday, November 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...

Second Tuesday Storytime

Join park staff and local librarians on the second tuesday of the month this fall for a fun storytime and short, kid friendly, hike. Children ages 3 to 7...

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, November 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...

Conshohocken - Fall 2019 Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grant Workshop at Montgomery County Public Training Facility (Fire Academy)

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

Hiking Series #8

Join us for these free guided hikes to get you out and moving on your public lands! Hikes begin at 9 AM and will vary in length, difficulty, and destination....

MWEE Teacher Workshop- Bald Eagle State Park

Wednesday, November 13, 9:00 am - 3:-00 pm Bald Eagle State Park 149 Main Park Rd., Howard, PA 16814 Act 48: 5.5 hrs. Fee: Free! Includes lunch!...

DiscoverE - Deer

Explore the world of nature with a Park Naturalist at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Children ages 3-5 with an accompanying parent or adult are invited....

Presque Isle History Series "An Engineering Playground "

Presque Isle is rich with cultural and natural history. Join a Park Naturalist at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center to hear the history behind the early...

Thursday, November 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...

Camp Hill - Fall 2019 Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grant Workshop at Giant Food Store

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

Terrific Turkeys - Homeschool Day

Participate in a variety of educational activities and demonstrations while learning about the history, adaptations, and value of the North American...

FULL- Growing UP WILD Educator Workshop

This workshop is now FULL. If you want to be added to the wait list, please email Sharon.Brusic@millersville.edu. Growing Up Wild: Exploring Nature with...

Family STEM Night: Science in Motion

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

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, November 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...

Art in the Park (for Seniors)

For many of us November is a month that has us talkin’ turkey. Therefore in honor of the wild turkey, come join volunteer Jan Lokuta and create your own...

Beach Glass Drilling

Presque Isle State Park is offering a beach glass jewelry class at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Participants will discover how beach glass is formed....

Saturday, November 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...

Kings Gap: From Personal Playground to Public Treasure

Kings Gap has evolved over its many years. Sponsored by the Cumberland County Historical Society, come learn about the varied history behind Kings Gap. ...

Guided Nature Hike

Join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a 5 mile nature hike through Ridley Creek State Park. We will explore birds, trees, wildflowers and park history along the...

Science in the Park:  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 change right before your very...

Stained Glass with Kelly Devine

Copper Foil Stained Glass is a hands on workshop focusing on creating patterns, cutting glass, foiling, and soldering. Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00am –...

Stained Glass with Kelly Devine

Copper Foil Stained Glass is a hands on workshop focusing on creating patterns, cutting glass, foiling, and soldering. Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00am –...

Waffles with Washington

Join the Friends of Washington Crossing Park for a free waffle breakfast with George Washington at the Visitor Center. Waffles with Washington will kick off...

Camp Presque Isle

Gear up for hunting camp with a program focused on outdoor Leave No Trace ethics and white-tailed deer ecology. Hunters and non-hunters of all ages are...

Polar Plunge

This is a yearly fundraising event held by The Special Olympics of PA. This event will be held at Beach 7 and the Rotary Pavilion.

Birdfeeding 101

Join us in the Education Center wildlife habitat garden to fill the birdfeeders and enjoy the birds! We’ll talk about types of feeders and seed and how to...

Wild for Waterfowl

Molly M. Giles, NE Region Wildlife Biologist, will be sharing her knowledge of waterfowl and current research being conducted on some of our local species by...