DCNR Calendar of Events

Event Calendar for Cowans Gap State Park

May 25 - June 24, 2022

Friday, May 27

Black Bears

Join the park naturalist as we learn about the American black bear that is found throughout Pennsylvania. You will also learn what you can do to avoid black...

Saturday, May 28

View from Cowans Gap overlook

Come join the park naturalist for a hike to the park overlooks. The hike is about 2 ½ miles round trip over moderate to difficult terrain. The first...

Bats:  Myths vs. Facts

Join the park naturalist as we look at the bat and separate fact from myth. Learn why bats are important here at Cowans Gap. Join us afterwards for our...

Sunday, May 29

Geocaching 101

Catch the geobug and learn about geocaching! This is an introductory course to geocaching. You will learn the basics of using a GPS unit to mark a waypoint...

Campfire Tales: Tales of War

Join the park naturalist around the campfire to hear some tales of true war heroes in honor of Memorial Day. You may just learn something new. Bring a chair...

Monday, May 30

Learning at the Beach

Come join the park naturalist at the nature table at the beach to see what he brought today. You never know what you might learn.

Friday, June 3

A Day in the Life: Civilian Conservation Corps

Join the park naturalist for a look at life in the Civilian Conservation Corps here at Cowans Gap. Learn the importance of the program to parks and the...

Saturday, June 4

Trail Clean-up Day

Celebrate National Trails Day by coming out to hike a trail and clean-up while you are at it. Stop by the Nature Center between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to pick...

A Visit with Samuel

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

Sunday, June 5

Learning at the Beach

Come join the park naturalist at the nature table at the beach to see what he brought today. You never know what you might learn.

Tuesday, June 7

Art in the Park: Pottery

Come learn some hand building pottery skills as Kate Reynolds of Mudware Designs guides you to create a beautiful piece of artwork for use in your garden. ...

Thursday, June 9

Home School Day: Pollinators

Join the park naturalist for our June Home School Day. During this session we will be learning about pollinators and their importance to plants and animals...

Friday, June 10

Footpaths to Highways

Learn about the history of transportation through the area of the park from the days of the old Native American and traders’ paths through the Forbes Road...

Saturday, June 11

Day-use Peninsula

Enjoy a free 60-minute Vinyasa Yoga class for all skill levels. Improve your flexibility and strength and relax as you are led by a professional yoga...

Sunday, June 12

Learning at the Beach

Come join the park naturalist at the nature table at the beach to see what he brought today. You never know what you might learn.

Saturday, June 18

Participants in Art in the Park

Join a professional artist to create a beautiful landscape painting of the park. All materials are provided. The cost for the event is $35, payable at the...

Sunday, June 19

Learning at the Beach

Come join the park naturalist at the nature table at the beach to see what he brought today. You never know what you might learn.