DCNR Calendar of Events

Events

April 21 - May 20, 2021

Wednesday, April 21

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your familyโ€™s mission, should you...

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This yearโ€™s annual plant sale will again be online. You can ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ-๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’…๐’‚๐’š, ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š 15 ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž 11:00 ๐‘จ๐‘ด - 2:00 ๐‘ท๐‘ด ๐’‚๐’•...

Self Guided - StoryWalkยฎ: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalkยฎ at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors. Walk from page to page and interact with the story at...

Yellow Warbler

Bird songs can be daunting to learn and remember, but by learning a few at a time, you'll be more familiar with the songs around you - just in time for...

Yellow Warbler

Bird songs can be daunting to learn and remember, but by learning a few at a time, you'll be more familiar with the songs around you - just in time for...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Vernal Pool Stroll

Join the Park Naturalist for a Friday morning stroll along west enterance road. During this short stroll we will be looking for eggs and wildlife that...

Sunset

Air and water pollution... What causes it? How does it affect us? And most importantly, why should we care? We'll be answering all of these questions and...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

VIRTUAL Homeschool Day K-6

This program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams; it will NOT take place face-to-face in the park. This program is for homeschool or cyber school...

Wood Duck Workshop

Wood Duck Workshop - Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:00AM โ€“ 12:00PM - Pavilion #7 McDanelโ€™s Launch Area (North Shore) - Moraine Over the last six years,...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Virtual Lunchtime Lecture: Wetlands & Waterfowl

Wetlands and waterfowl go hand in hand. In this program we will discuss the importance of wetlands to waterfowl conservation as well as how we can protect...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Fish of Little Pine and Hyner Run (Virtual Program)

Be advised that this program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and will not take place face to face at Little Pine State Park. Join the park...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Virtual History of Presque Isle: The 1800's

Many events took place on the peninsula throughout time. Join an Environmental Educator for a virtual history experience on Wednesday, April 21 from 4:00...

Wednesday Walk - Photography

Calling all photographers! We will be taking a photography walk along the Mill Race Trail to sharpen our skills! Bring whatever camera you have and learn...

Woodcock Watch

Join us as we go in search of this unique and amazing bird. We'll discuss and hopefully as the sun sets, see and hear its well-orchestrated courtship dance...

Thursday, April 22

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your familyโ€™s mission, should you...

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This yearโ€™s annual plant sale will again be online. You can ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ-๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’…๐’‚๐’š, ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š 15 ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž 11:00 ๐‘จ๐‘ด - 2:00 ๐‘ท๐‘ด ๐’‚๐’•...

Self Guided - StoryWalkยฎ: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalkยฎ at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors. Walk from page to page and interact with the story at...

Sunrise Hike

Kick off Earth Day with a hike along the lake to watch the sunrise. Please call 814-625-9369 or email zmccloskey@pa.gov to register for this program. Please...

Morning Bird Walk

Join the naturalist on a leisurely stroll to catch spring migrants as they return to the park. Please bring your own binoculars if able. Call 814-625-9369 or...

Feathered Friends - Monthly Bird Walk!

***Pre-registration is required: please click the green "register" button to sign up for this program.*** Programs are subject to change at any time....

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...

Earth Day Hike

Nothing makes you appreciate nature more than expriencing the real thing. After hiking with us for approximately 2 miles through the woods, you will have...

Earth Day Hike

Hiking part of the Falls Trail to see our biggest waterfall, Ganoga Falls. This is a 1-mile moderate hike. Good boots are recommended for walking. Park...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Pulling Together: Earth Day Invasive Species Hike

Invasive plants pose a huge threat to the biodiversity of native flora and fauna in ecosystems throughout the world. Celebrate EARTH DAY by joining your DCNR...

EARTH WEEK AT RACCOON CREEK: Native Wildflower Planting

There's no better way to celebrate Earth Day than planting some native wildflowers, so we'll be doing exactly that at Raccoon Creek! In addition to that,...

Earth Day Clean Up

Celebrate Earth Day by helping with an Earth Day Clean Up at Oil Creek State Park! We have a number of projects to work on, from roadside litter pick-up to...

Earth Day Clean Up Hike

Come celebrate Earth Day with a 2 mile long walk along the bike trail, about 1 hour long. We will each get plastic gloves and a bag to pick up any trash we...

Earth Day- "Bears! Beavers! Birds!" - For Homeschoolers

***THIS EVENT IS NOW FILLED****Homeschooled students in grades 2 - 6 are invted to participate in some exciting activities that celebrate some of the...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Hide N Seekers: Bluebirds!

Join us for some discovery based programs for ages 4 - 5 here at the park. The program will include a story, hands on activities, and discovery based...

Native Plants - The Good, Better, & Best Virtual Program Preregistration is required

Native plants can be beautiful, easier to maintain, and helpful to pollinators like native bees and butterflies. This is not an in-person program, but a...

Six Penny Earth Day Hike

Join park staff on an earth day hike. We will be hiking the 3.5 mile six penny trail. We will be hiking to the six penny dam, the original day use area of...

Stories in the Garden for ages 4-6- Virtual (Southampton)

Registration Full Learn all about gardening with educators from Tyler State Park and The Southampton Free Library! In each of these one-hour classes for...

Virtual Home School Day: Earth Day 2021

Join the park naturalist online as we learn about Earth Day and the importance of taking care of the Earth and our environment. Participants will receive...

Earth Day Pest Plant Removal - Volunteer Event

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

Vernal Pool Hike

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on Lake View Trail on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:30 am. The hike is 5.5 miles in length and moderate to difficult. The...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

VIRTUAL - Earth Day: A Look Back, A Look Forward

51 years ago ... I was quite a bit younger. But I remember ... do you? This program is a brief look back at the beginnings of Earth Day, and where it may...

Virtual Program- Engineers Of Black Moshannon Lake

Find out interesting facts about beavers and why they are an important part of the lake. This program is virtual and will not take place at the park. It...

Spotted Salamander

Today is Earth Day! To celebrate, get outside and explore the park with us. Weโ€™ll take a 2-mile hike and discuss the plants and animals discovered along the...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Fish of Little Pine and Hyner Run (Virtual Program)

Be advised that this program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and will not take place face to face at Little Pine State Park. Join the park...

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants!

Family Science Outside: Invasive Plants! brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to explore the impacts that...

Spotted Salamander

Today is Earth Day! To celebrate, get outside and explore the park with us. Weโ€™ll take a 2-mile hike and discuss the plants and animals discovered along the...

Virtual: Hills Creek Bioblitz Kickoff

How Many species can you find at Hills Creek State Park? Hundreds? Thousands? Be a part of the Hills Creek Bio-Blitz and help us discover just how many...

Night Hike for Homeschoolers

Just how do animals see in the dark? Learn the answer to this question and more nighttime mysteries on this short hike for homeschoolers and their families....

Friday, April 23

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your familyโ€™s mission, should you...

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This yearโ€™s annual plant sale will again be online. You can ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ-๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’…๐’‚๐’š, ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š 15 ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž 11:00 ๐‘จ๐‘ด - 2:00 ๐‘ท๐‘ด ๐’‚๐’•...

Self Guided - StoryWalkยฎ: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalkยฎ at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors. Walk from page to page and interact with the story at...

Birding along the Trail

Grab your binoculars and join us to learn more about our feathered friends. Participants will learn the basics of birding, basic binocular use, and...

Pop Up Bird Walk for Spring Migration Round Up

Yellow Creek State Park is participating in the Spring Migration Round Up: A Birding Competition between 6 other state parks! Help us tally the most...

Friday Morning Guided Spring Bird Walks

Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. Join the park naturalist for a guided walk along the...

Virtual Program - Amphibians: In Our Backyard and Beyond

Friday, April 23, 2021 12:00 Noon via Zoom Amphibians fascinate. Our minds are easily captivated by these โ€œdouble lifeโ€...

Birding at Hills Creek: A Bi-Weekly Series

This program will take place virtual on Microsoft Teams, not in person at the park. Are you an avid birder? Are you just starting out? This virtual program...

Compost bin

Looking to build up your garden this year, but not sure where to start? Well you're in luck! We'll be doing an entry-level workshop on everything you should...

Spring Wildflower Walkย 

Spring has finally arrived and with it the long anticipated and spectacular spring wildflowers. Join park educator for a guided tour of these short-lived...

Virtual Climate Change, Part 4: Examples of Individual Actions

If you are struggling to determine what you can do to help alter the course of Climate Change, join park Naturalists on Friday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00...

Bygone Town of Ricketts Tour

Discover where the lumber town of Ricketts used to stand and learn some history along the way! Good boots are recommended for walking. Please bring your...

Spring Bird ID

Join us as we observe returning Migratory bird species.

Learn the Lichens (Virtual)

Have you ever noticed that flaky stuff that grows on trees and rocks? Those are lichens. These unique organisms are some of the most fascinating around and...

5pm
Virtual Event
VIRTUAL- Get to Know the Poes!

First time at Poe Valley or Poe Paddy State Parks? Maybe you're a regular that hasn't been here in a while? Join in to hear all the need-to-knows before you...

Volunteer Trail Crew - Invasive Removal

Ready to give back to the park? Join us for a special Trail Crew session where you will join park staff to help remove invasive plants around Turtle Pond and...

Shell-rific Turtles

What species of turtles live in PA? How big can a snapping turtle get? Find out the answers and much more at this family friendly presentation. To follow...

A Visit with Mr. Cowan

Come join John Samuel 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...

Barred Owl

Join the park naturalist to head out and listen for the various owls that call the park home. We will begin with a short talk about owls before walking (~1...

Saturday, April 24

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your familyโ€™s mission, should you...

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This yearโ€™s annual plant sale will again be online. You can ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ-๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’…๐’‚๐’š, ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š 15 ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž 11:00 ๐‘จ๐‘ด - 2:00 ๐‘ท๐‘ด ๐’‚๐’•...

Self Guided - StoryWalkยฎ: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalkยฎ at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Self-guided StoryWalk

Come on out for a family-friendly and self-guided story and a walk at the Nature Discovery Area. Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat will be out from...

Spring Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to find birds - but which park is the best? For this week-long (April 24-April 30) friendly event, we want...

Spring Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to find birds - but which park is the best? For this week-long (April 24-April 30) friendly event, we want...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors. Walk from page to page and interact with the story at...

National Let's Go Birding Day

Bring your binoculars and join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a fun morning hike to search for spring migrants along back trails. Beginners and families are...

Waterfowl Watch

We are going on the lookout for waterfowl! Experience an unpredictable morning of bird watching & become acquainted with waterfowl that migrate through or...

Early Spring Bird Walk

Conservation volunteer and avid birder, David Kruel, will lead a bird walk on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:00 am. The walk will begin at Locust Lake State...

Spring Clean-Up

Join the Friends of Codorus State Park as they help get the park ready for the summer season! Grab a friend and meet at Pavilion # 1...we will provide...

Spring Wildflower Hike

Join one of Ohiopyle's interpreters on a hike to explore the best spring ephemerals Ohiopyle has to offer. The hike is short but packed with beautiful...

Earth Day Volunteer Day

Registration is required by April 22. Please register online or by calling the park office. Meet at the Furnace Stack Pavilion at 8:45am to sign in. Snacks...

Earth Day Bird Walk

The weather is getting warmer, and the migrating birds are returning to the park! Celebrate Earth Day, and Go Birding Day, by joining park naturalist Rob...

Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day in the park! We will be holding several cleanup and beautification projects throughout the day. There will be projects for all ages to...

Earth Day Celebration

Join the Friends of Laurel Hill to celebrate Earth Day! Volunteers will participate in a litter pick-up at multiple locations throughout the park. Lunch will...

Earth Day Clean Up

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22! But join us on Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m. to celebrate! Help beautify the park! Various projects will include litter...

Fly Fishing 101

Have you always wanted to learn how to fly fish, but didn't know where to start? Join us for an introduction to the sport, and potentially start a lifelong...

Spring Into Action

Join our staff for our annual Earth Day park clean-up. This year, we will be focusing solely on litter clean-up along the road and trails. Due to COVID-19...

Spring Volunteer Day

Whipple Dam State Park will hold its annual Spring Volunteer Day from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The Friends of Greenwood Furnace, Whipple...

Volunteer Work Day

Kings Gap is looking for volunteers to come spending a morning helping to work on various park projects (see below). Please meet outside the Education...

Woodsy Owl

This annual volunteer day/weekend is used to spruce up the park for the coming summer season. Past projects have included leaf raking, fire ring cleaning,...

Earth Day Park/Shoreline Clean up Preregistration required.

Come celebrate Earth Day by helping us keep Yellow Creek State Park beautiful! We need volunteers to access different parts of the park to pick up litter. ...

Earth Day Spring Clean-up Day

Earth Day Spring Clean-up Day - Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Meet at the Park Office (South Shore) - Moraine Come join us to celebrate...

Earth Day Volunteer Work Day

Registration is required by calling the park office at 717-485-3948. You will need to choose a project to sign up for when calling. Come join us for our...

Kings Gap Trail Challenge!

Can you hike every trail at Kings Gap? With 25+ miles of trails throughout the property, Kings Gap has an extensive hiking system. This challenging monthly...

National Save The Frogs Day

Frogs (like all amphibians) are tremendously important for controlling insect pests and in turn serve as building blocks in many food chains. While...

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Want to learn more about the birds around Poe Lake? Join the park naturalist as we take a short walk (about 0.5 mile) around the lake to see what flies by....

Spring Fling

Take a moderately difficult 2 mile hike through Hemlock Groves and past gushing springs. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

Spring Wildflower Walkย 

Program is full. Registration is closed. Spring has finally arrived and with it the long anticipated and spectacular spring wildflowers. Join park...

Spring Wildflowers - Virtual

Spring ephemeral wildflowers are proof that the greatest beauty sometimes comes in the smallest packages. Celebrate Earth Day by learning where and when to...

Earth Day Clean Up

Join us on to help beautify the park! Groups and individuals are welcome! Please BYOG - bring your own gloves and dress for the weather! We will provide the...

Spring Wildlife Walk

Join us at Ibberson Conservation Area in Halifax for a spring wildlife walk! The specific trail will be determined closer to time, but it will be between 1-2...

Virtual-Carnivorous Plants Of Black Moshannon

Find out which species of carnivorous plants live at Black Moshannon State Park. What do they eat? How do they trap prey? Join this virtual program to...

National Go Birding Day

National Go Birding Day is held on the last Saturday in April every year. To celebrate it this year, we are going to do a short bird count to see who is...

Virtual: Hills Creek Bioblitz Kickoff

How Many species can you find at Hills Creek State Park? Hundreds? Thousands? Be a part of the Hills Creek Bio-Blitz and help us discover just how many...

Birding on Lake Shore Trail

Join the staff for some birding on the Lake Shore Trail. Topics will include the different birds that live at Little Pine and also how to identify them. ...

Deer Trail Trek

Join us as we take a walk on the first part of Deer Trail, crossing the creek and making a short loop. Wear shoes that can get wet in case of muddy...

Earth Day Clean Up

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22! But join us on Saturday, April 25 at 9 a.m. to celebrate! Help beautify the park! Various projects will include litter...

Spring Backpacking Trip

Join us for a afternoon hike and campout in the park. We'll hike around 3-4 miles on Saturday, set up camp and return on Sunday morning. You'll need your...

Spring Clean-Up

Join the Friends of Codorus State Park as they help get the park ready for the summer season! Grab a friend and meet at Pavilion # 1...we will provide...

A Day in the Life of the CCC

Come join the park naturalist as he looks at the typical day of a worker in the CCC Camp here at Cowans Gap while they were building the park. Find out what...

BYOK Kayak Shoreline Clean up Preregistration required.

Thank you for helping Keep Yellow Creek Beautiful! We need your help to keep our lake and shorelines healthy and free of trash. Many of these areas are only...

Little Explorers: Frog Pond Hop

Join the park naturalist as we take a short hop to the Frog Pond to explore the wildlife that can be found there. We are going to learn all about amphibians...

Forage Plots with Local Seed Company & Waypoint Analytical

Are you interested in forage plots and how they benefit wildlife? Join staff members from Local Seed Company and Waypoint Analytical to learn more about...

Leap into Herpetology

Join naturalist, April Claus as she introduces you to reptiles and amphibians that creep and slither in the diverse habitats at Pymatuning State Park! Learn...

Spring Bird ID

Join us as we observe early returning Migratory Birds.

Tree ID Walk

Want to learn to identify the trees in your backyard? We will be taking a walk along the Mill Race Trail at Little Buffalo to learn basic tree ID. We will...

Virtual What to do with Waste, Part 4: Rethink

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is a popular mantra used in environmental circles, but we must also rethink when it comes to creating waste. Rethinking what and how...

Birding on Lake Shore Trail

Join the staff for some birding on the Lake Shore Trail. Topics will include the different birds that live at Little Pine and also how to identify them. ...

National Go Birding Day

National Go Birding Day is held on the last Saturday in April every year. To celebrate it this year, we are going to do a short bird count to see who is...

Name that Song

Birds sing frequently in the Springtime and its a perfect way of discovering the amazing variety of avian life around you, especially under a mature forest...

Bald Eagles in Greenwood Furnace

A few weeks ago, a pair of Bald Eagles have been seen in the park. They appear to be establishing a territory and future nesting site. The Park will be...

Letters to Earth Campfire

Bring a chair and gather around the amphitheater campfire as we discuss our Earth Day wish list. What would you ask for, clean air? clean water? more trees?...

Barred Owl

Join the park naturalist to head out and listen for the various owls that call the park home. We will begin with a short talk about owls before walking (~1...

Sunday, April 25

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your familyโ€™s mission, should you...

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This yearโ€™s annual plant sale will again be online. You can ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ-๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’…๐’‚๐’š, ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š 15 ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž 11:00 ๐‘จ๐‘ด - 2:00 ๐‘ท๐‘ด ๐’‚๐’•...

Self Guided - StoryWalkยฎ: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalkยฎ at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Self-guided StoryWalk

Come on out for a family-friendly and self-guided story and a walk at the Nature Discovery Area. Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat will be out from...

Spring Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to find birds - but which park is the best? For this week-long (April 24-April 30) friendly event, we want...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors. Walk from page to page and interact with the story at...

Fly Fishing 101 *Program is Full*

Meet instructors Mark Signorino and Bob Anderson to learn the basics of weights, rods, leaders, tippets, knots and casting. There will be time to practice...

Virtual Upcycled Beach Glass Art

Glass washes ashore from Lake Erie as smooth frosted beach glass. Join a Park Educator virtually from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 25 to learn the...

Spring Wildflowers - Virtual

Spring ephemeral wildflowers are proof that the greatest beauty sometimes comes in the smallest packages. Celebrate Earth Day by learning where and when to...

Turkey Talk

Turkey Season is right around the corner. Join our staff as we talk about turkeys. Some of the areas that will be discussed are the turkeyโ€™s identification,...

Monday, April 26

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your familyโ€™s mission, should you...

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This yearโ€™s annual plant sale will again be online. You can ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ-๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’…๐’‚๐’š, ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š 15 ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž 11:00 ๐‘จ๐‘ด - 2:00 ๐‘ท๐‘ด ๐’‚๐’•...

Self Guided - StoryWalkยฎ: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalkยฎ at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Self-guided StoryWalk

Come on out for a family-friendly and self-guided story and a walk at the Nature Discovery Area. Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat will be out from...

Spring Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to find birds - but which park is the best? For this week-long (April 24-April 30) friendly event, we want...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors. Walk from page to page and interact with the story at...

Family Field Trips

Families of Elementary students currently learning at home can join us for field trip enrichment on Mondays during the spring. Come out to learn about...

Full Moon Hike

A walk beneath a full moon is a fantastic way to enjoy the park! This path is a 1-mile loop that wraps around Headache Hill. Proper footwear, drinking water,...

Self Guided-Full Moon Fever

Get out under the full moon and get silly with the family while you learn about the phases of the moon. Why does each month's moon have a nickname? Why does...

Tuesday, April 27

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your familyโ€™s mission, should you...

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This yearโ€™s annual plant sale will again be online. You can ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ-๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’…๐’‚๐’š, ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š 15 ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž 11:00 ๐‘จ๐‘ด - 2:00 ๐‘ท๐‘ด ๐’‚๐’•...

Self Guided - StoryWalkยฎ: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalkยฎ at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Self-guided StoryWalk

Come on out for a family-friendly and self-guided story and a walk at the Nature Discovery Area. Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat will be out from...

Spring Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to find birds - but which park is the best? For this week-long (April 24-April 30) friendly event, we want...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors. Walk from page to page and interact with the story at...

Wednesday, April 28

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your familyโ€™s mission, should you...

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This yearโ€™s annual plant sale will again be online. You can ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ-๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’…๐’‚๐’š, ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š 15 ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž 11:00 ๐‘จ๐‘ด - 2:00 ๐‘ท๐‘ด ๐’‚๐’•...

Self Guided - StoryWalkยฎ: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalkยฎ at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Self-guided StoryWalk

Come on out for a family-friendly and self-guided story and a walk at the Nature Discovery Area. Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat will be out from...

Spring Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to find birds - but which park is the best? For this week-long (April 24-April 30) friendly event, we want...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors. Walk from page to page and interact with the story at...

Hump Day Hike!

Come and hike away the stresses of the week with this monthly, after work evening hike. Hike locations will change each month and will cover various...

Thursday, April 29

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your familyโ€™s mission, should you...

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This yearโ€™s annual plant sale will again be online. You can ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ-๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’…๐’‚๐’š, ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š 15 ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž 11:00 ๐‘จ๐‘ด - 2:00 ๐‘ท๐‘ด ๐’‚๐’•...

Self Guided - StoryWalkยฎ: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalkยฎ at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Self-guided StoryWalk

Come on out for a family-friendly and self-guided story and a walk at the Nature Discovery Area. Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat will be out from...

Spring Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to find birds - but which park is the best? For this week-long (April 24-April 30) friendly event, we want...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors. Walk from page to page and interact with the story at...

Stories in the Garden for ages 4-6- Virtual (Southampton)

Registration Full Learn all about gardening with educators from Tyler State Park and The Southampton Free Library! In each of these one-hour classes for...

Acrylic Pour Painting with Jennifer Bishop

Letโ€™s pour some paint! No experience necessary! Ages 13+ Learn how to have fun with Acrylic Pour Painting. This is a simple way of creating your own โ€œone...

Friday, April 30

Family Self-led Virtual Trail  Challenge: The Great Animal Mystery!

A mystery Pennsylvania animal is making tracks and leaving evidence all through at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Your familyโ€™s mission, should you...

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This yearโ€™s annual plant sale will again be online. You can ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ-๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’…๐’‚๐’š, ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š 15 ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž 11:00 ๐‘จ๐‘ด - 2:00 ๐‘ท๐‘ด ๐’‚๐’•...

Self Guided - StoryWalkยฎ: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalkยฎ at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-Guided High Adventure: Healthy Hike Challenge!

Hiking is a great way to improve your physical and mental health. See if you have what it takes to have your name added to our Iron Hikers list for 2021!...

Self-guided StoryWalk

Come on out for a family-friendly and self-guided story and a walk at the Nature Discovery Area. Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat will be out from...

Spring Migration Round-Up

Pennsylvania State Parks offer fantastic places to find birds - but which park is the best? For this week-long (April 24-April 30) friendly event, we want...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors. Walk from page to page and interact with the story at...

Friday Morning Guided Spring Bird Walks

Mornings are your best opportunity to experience the thrilling world of birdwatching and listening. Join the park naturalist for a guided walk along the...

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...

Wildflower Walk

Join the park naturalist on the โ€œSpirit of Tuscarora Trailโ€ at 10:30 am on Friday, April 30, 2021 to search for early spring wildflowers. The trail is 4.5...

Virtual Green Cleaning

Have you ever wondered what hidden toxins can be found in the cleaning supplies around your house? Join an educator for this virtual class on Green Cleaning...

Springtime Stroll

Celebrate Arbor Day, with a springtime stroll in a forest. Along this 1 mile hike we will look and listen for signs of spring. Space is limited, so...

Arbor Day Appreciation

Wondering what that holiday at the end of your April calendar is all about? Come out and find out! We will be discussing the history of Arbor Day, followed...

Story Time

Children and their families are invited to join us at the Campground Amphitheater for story time. Books relating to nature, animals, and/or the region will...

Nature Charades

Try your hand in a nature themed game of charades! Animal noises will be allowed, and the forest will provide your props. Prepare yourself for moments of...

Woodcock Walk

Woodcock Walk โ€“ Friday, April 30, 2021 7:00 PM โ€“ 9:00 PM โ€“ Pavilion #7 McDanelโ€™s Launch Area (North Shore) - Moraine Come join the local bird...

Campfire Tales: Animal Tails

Join the park naturalist around the campfire for some Native American tales about our furry, feathered and scaly friends. This program is limited to 20...

Private Dark Sky Telescope Tour: Around the World in 80 Minutes

In the United States the Greek Constellations and their associated mythological stories are the most well-known. However, for thousands of years humans of...

Saturday, May 1

Friends of Kings Gap Plant Sale - Online!

This yearโ€™s annual plant sale will again be online. You can ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ-๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’…๐’‚๐’š, ๐‘ด๐’‚๐’š 15 ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž 11:00 ๐‘จ๐‘ด - 2:00 ๐‘ท๐‘ด ๐’‚๐’•...

Self Guided - StoryWalkยฎ: The Listening Walk

Enjoy a story as you walk along a trail. You can find spring's StoryWalkยฎ at the White Oaks Trail in the Kings Gap Hollow Day Use Area. This season's story...

Self-guided StoryWalk

Come on out for a family-friendly and self-guided story and a walk at the Nature Discovery Area. Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat will be out from...

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See?

Story Stroll: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park Come read a story while enjoying a walk outdoors. Walk from page to page and interact with the story at...

Grasshopper Sparrow

The diverse habitat around Archbald Pothole State Park means a diverse population of birds. Join the park naturalist for a long morning of birding to...

Global Big Day Birding Walk

Bring your binoculars and join your DCNR Park Naturalist for a fun morning hike to search for spring migrants along back trails. Beginners and families are...

Pymatuning Shoreline Cleanup

Calling all volunteers! Join park staff and the Friends of Pymatuning State Park for this shoreline cleanup event. Free camping is available on Friday, April...

Bird Walk

Avid birder and wildlife photographer, Thomas Buehl Jr., will lead a bird walk on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8:00 am. The walk will begin at Locust Lake State...

Guided Spring Bird Walk

Join DCNR conservation volunteer Dave Kruel and park staff for a guided bird walk to look for warblers and other spring migrants in the park. Sturdy shoes,...

Saturday Morning Birdwatching

Spring is here and so are the birds! Join us every Saturday for the month of May for a stroll around the park watching and identifying a our feathered...

Birding along the Trail

Grab your binoculars and join us to learn more about our feathered friends. Participants will learn the basics of birding, basic binocular use, and...