Bald Eagle State Park, Howard
Aug. 15 - Open Archery Range, 6-8 p.m.
Aug. 16 - Cleanup Day, 9 a.m.-noon
Aug. 16 - Ancient Fire, 1 p.m.
Aug. 16 - Trail Hike, 4 p.m.
Mt. Pisgah planning 'Patriots in the Park' celebration for members of the military
TROY - Mt. Pisgah State Park is planning its first "Patriots in the Park Day."
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, archery activities and lunch will be provided to all active duty personnel, veterans and their families.
Anyone who would like to volunteer for the event or donate to support it may contact Nicole Harris at 570-297-2734 or via email at email@example.com.
Mt. Pisgah State Park is 3 miles off Route 6 between Troy and Towanda.
Aug. 17 - Sunday Morning Stroll, 8:30 a.m.
Cherry Springs State Park, Galeton
Office: Call Lyman Run park at 814-435-5010
Programs will be held at the Night Sky Viewing Area, opposite the gated Astronomy Field. If the sky is unfavorable for stargazing, an alternative program may be held. Programs will be cancelled in the event of rain.
Aug. 15/16 - Solar Viewing, 6-7:30 p.m. Through specially filtered telescopes, take a closer look at the sun. Discover and view the star's features and learn how they impact Earth.
Aug. 15/16 - So Long, Saturn, 9:30-11 p.m. Observe the last evening views of the ringed planet, enjoy a laser-guided tour of the constellations and hear the legends and the myths that surround the patterns in the night sky.
Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette
Aug. 10 - Natural Laundry Detergent, 2 p.m. Whether you're looking to reduce spending or improve your environmental footprint, homemade laundry soap can be a rewarding activity for the whole family! You'll make a batch of homemade laundry detergent with the naturalist, as we discuss the benefits of using this soap. Participants will take home a sample to try for themselves.
Aug. 16 - All About Antlers, 9:30 a.m.
Aug. 16 - Paracord Survival, 11 a.m.
Aug. 16 - Painted Rocks, 3 p.m.
Aug. 16 - Hands-on Children Activities, 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 17 - All About Elk, 9 a.m.
Aug. 17 - Bluebird Seminar, 11 a.m. Learn about the bluebird and construct a "make and take" bluebird box
Aug. 17 - Pop-Tab Bracelets: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, 1 p.m.
Aug. 17 - Become a Junior Elk Expert, 4 p.m.
Hills Creek State Park, Wellsboro
Aug. 10 - Canoe Tour, 6-7:30 p.m. Space limited; call to register.
Aug. 10 - Bobcat in PA, 9 p.m., campground nature center.
Aug. 14 - Forming the Way We See Things, 10 a.m., campground nature center. Student intern Glenn Wolfe will explain the landscape features of state parks in Tioga County and how they came to be.
Kettle Creek State Park, Renovo
Aug. 14 - Mammal Mania, 1:30 p.m., nature center. DiscoverE program for Outdoor Explorers (ages 6-8) and Penn's Adventurers (ages 9-11).
Aug. 15 - Insect Safari, 4 p.m., nature center.
Aug. 15 - Logging Legacy, 8 p.m., nature center.
Little Pine State Park, Waterville
Office: 570-753-6005/6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 10 - Children's Story Time, 1 p.m., beach. Geared for ages 5-12.
Aug. 22/24 - Nature center, in the lower floor of the office building, is open 3-6 p.m. Friday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday.
Aug. 22 - Coffee break, 8 p.m. amphitheater. Bring a cup; enjoy coffee, tea or iced tea; and chat with park staff, then stay for the movie "Where the Wild Things Are" at 9 p.m.
Aug. 23 - Edible Wild Plants Walk, 3 p.m. Samples will be served during and after the walk.
Aug. 23 - Owls, 7 p.m., amphitheater.
Aug. 23 - Great Horned Owl movie, 9 p.m., amphitheater.
Aug. 24 - Children's Story Time, 1 p.m., beach. Geared for ages 5-12.
Mt. Pisgah State Park, Troy
Aug. 18 - The swimming pool and snack bar concession will close for the season. The boat rental concession will be available by reservation only; call 570-529-3304.
Aug. 22 - Astronomy, 7-10 p.m.
Ole Bull State Park,
Aug. 13 - Mammal Mania, 1:30 p.m., amphitheater. DiscoverE program for Outdoor Explorers (ages 6-8) and Penn's Adventurers (ages 9-11).
Aug. 16 - Midnight Madness, noon to midnight, pavilion No. 4. Grab your mountain bike and your friends and get ready for 12 hours of madness on some of the best single track in Pennsylvania. The race starts Saturday at noon and ends at midnight. Bring lights for your bike. Enter as a team or individual and make sure you get a camping reservation because you won't want to miss the awards on Sunday.
Aug. 16 - Mini-Midnight Madness, 2 p.m., amphitheater. Geared toward children of all ages. Learn bicycle safety tips then participate in a small race.
Aug. 16 - Nature Ride, 6 p.m., amphitheater. Grab your bicycle and look at various wildflowers, wildlife and some of the historical aspects of the park.
R.B. Winter State Park, Mifflinburg
Aug. 10 - Dragons and Damsels, 1 p.m., Discover-E program for kids ages 4 to 12.
Aug. 10 - Video: Silence of the Bees, 2:30 p.m., Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center.
Aug. 16 - Life on the Frontier: Early History, Crafts and Traditions of Northcentral Pennsylvania, 1-3:30 p.m., Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center. Dip a candle, play with pioneer toys or make butter and ice cream - these are some of the things that you can do during the annual history day presentations. For a complete schedule of activities, contact the park in mid-August.
Aug. 17 - Lakeside Wildflower Walk, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Halfway Run Environmental Learning Center. An adult must accompany children under the age of 10.
Ricketts Glen State Park, Red Rock
Aug. 10 - Exploring an Ancient Forest, 10-11:30 a.m., meet at the Adams Falls/Evergreen Trail parking lot off of Route 118. Hike Evergreen Trail.
Aug. 11 - Archeological Exploration, 9 a.m.-noon. Geared to ages 12 to 17. Interested in digging up the past and learning how scientists connect with the future? Excavate for artifacts through simulated "digs" and then go out into the field to explore a real ghost town.
Sinnemahoning State Park, Cameron County
Aug. 17 and 31 - Pontoon Boat Tour of the George B. Stevenson Dam. Tours leave at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Call the office to reserve a seat. Free, but donations are accepted.
Tiadaghton State Forest, Waterville
Office: 570-753-5409, ext. 132
Contact: Rich Hill, email@example.com
Summer hours are in effect at the Tiadaghton Forest Resource Management Center. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Aug. 19 - Last day to register for Susquehanna River Kayak Trip on Aug. 23. Paddle from the Greevy Road river access in Loyalsock Township to the Muncy river access on Aquatic Road, just off Route 405, at 9 a.m. Participants must bring their own kayaks and meet in the parking lot of the Muncy access at 9 a.m. A car and trailer will be provided to carry kayaks to the Greevy access.