State Park, Howard
The park's new deluxe camping cottage "in the woods" has opened and can be reserved weekends until mid-June and weekly after that. The park also has expanded its modern camping season for the Oak Loop, which will open and close with the Sycamore Loop, from the second weekend in April until mid-December. The beach swimming area has been expanded to accommodate larger crowds during the busy summer season. Visitors are reminded that it is a "swim at your own risk" beach without lifeguards.
The popular marina and beach concessionaire, "Boats and Bikes," is back for the 2013 season with expanded operating hours, a larger fleet of boats and expanded menu items at the beach cafe. Boats and Bikes at the marina will be open seven days a week beginning May 24 and the Beach Cafe will be open seven days beginning June 14 until Labor Day. In addition to their already expansive fleet and variety of water craft available to rent, Boats and Bikes now has five new pontoon boats and tandem kayaks. To reserve and rent watercraft or bicycles at Bald Eagle State Park, visit www.boatsandbikesetc.com or call 814-625-0060.
June 28 - 15th annual Bald Eagle Knap-in, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Through December - Growing up Wild Series, 10-11:30 a.m., Environmental Learning Center. For ages 3-5. Held on the first Thursday of every month. Registration required by calling 814-625-9369.
Cherry Springs State Park, Galeton
Office: Call Lyman Run park at 814-435-5010
May 26, July 10/20 - Geocache Trail, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Astronomy Field Amphitheater.
May 26 - Night Sky Tour, 9:30-11 p.m.
May 31, June 1/6 - Night Sky Tour, 9-10:30 p.m.
May 31, June 1/15/22/28-29 - Solar Viewing, 7-8:30 p.m.
State Park, Wellsboro
May 26 - Canoe Tour, 6-7:30 p.m.
May 26 - Way of Trout, 9 p.m.
May 27 - Fish for Free Day/Tackle Loaner program, 8 a.m.-noon
May 27 - Pennsylvania Herptiles: ALIVE, 6:30-8 p.m.
State Park, Renovo
May 30 - Shadows of a Misunderstanding, 1:30-2:30 p.m., nature center, lower campground.
May 31 - Damsels and Dragons, 3:30-4:30 p.m., nature center, lower campground.
May 31 - Bug Bingo, 7:30-8:30 p.m., nature center, lower campground.
Office: 753-6005/6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 26 - Guided Walk: Panther Run Trail, 3:30 p.m.
May 26 - Owls and Calling Walk, 7:30 p.m. Bring flashlight.
May 27 - Children's Story Time, 1 p.m. Ages 5-9.
June 19-21 - DiscoverE! Penn's Adventurers, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Registration opens June 5.
Ole Bull State Park,
May 26 - Damsels and Dragons, 3:30-4:30 p.m., amphitheater. Crafts planned.
May 26 - Bug Bingo, 7:30-8:30 p.m., amphitheater.
May 30 - Colony of Ole Bull, 10-11 a.m., amphitheater. Hike planned.
State Park, Mifflinburg
May 26 - Songbird Walk, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Environmental Learning Center.
May 26 - Moles in the Pool, 3-3:45 p.m., Sheary-Linn Amphitheater.
June 16 - Summerfest, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
State Park, Red Rock
May 26 - Just What's Living Amongst Those Ghost Trees, 6:30-8 p.m.
June 17 - It's a Bug Life, 10 a.m.-noon
June 24 - The Transformers, 10 a.m.-noon
July 8 - Exploring the Ancient Woodlands, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
July 15 - Wildlife Forensics, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
State Park, Forksville
May 26 - Sunday Morning Wildflower Stroll, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
May 26 - Extreme Adventure: 339 Days on the Eastern Continental Trail, 2-3 p.m., visitor center. Featuring hiker Warren Renninger.
Through June 25 - Little Sprouts Childrens' Gardening Series, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Children ages 4-5 will discover the joys of planting, tending, harvesting and eating their very own produce as they cultivate a plot of bright flowers, fragrant herbs and tasty vegetables. Along the way, the Sprouts will learn about seed growth, pollinators, worms, soils, healthy eating and lots more. Registration is required by calling Environmental Education Specialist Jane Swift at the park office.