Sign up for an overnight camp at Presque Isle State Park

By | July 20, 2014 2:35 pm | 0 Comments


The 3rd Annual Family Camping Event at Presque Isle State Park is scheduled for August 29th-31st. The North Face is sponsoring this year’s event, aimed at getting those interested in camping involved in this great outdoor activity. This program is designed to give first time campers or those that haven’t camped in a while a… View Article

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Summer bronzebacks from flowing waters

By | July 20, 2014 5:41 am | 0 Comments


  Smallmouth bass are commonly found in NWPA’s area streams. They have self sustaining populations and are native to most waters of the area. These fish are great fighters and regularly leap from the water when hooked on rod and reel. Using 6lb line on a light rod can make things even more interesting while… View Article

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Camping at Oil Creek State Park

By | July 19, 2014 8:18 pm | 0 Comments


There are two Adirondack Shelter Areas  located within Oil Creek State Park. The shelter sites are named Cow Run and Wolfkiel Run respectively. Each shelter area includes 6 wooden shelters with an open end facing a built-in fireplace . Firewood is provided at the shelter areas, along with restrooms and a water supply. The shelter… View Article

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Rollerblade the Bay this Sunday

By | July 17, 2014 3:21 pm | 0 Comments


An interpretive roller-blade tour will be available this Sunday from 10am until 12pm at Presque Isle State Park. This is the first ever tour of it’s kind offered by the Presque Isle DCNR. The leisurely tour begins at the Vista 1 parking lot and continues for about two miles. Topics will include: plant and animal… View Article

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Salamander Safari at Chapman Dam

By | July 17, 2014 11:26 am | 0 Comments


On Saturday July 19th, from 3-4pm, there will be an event titled ‘Salamander Safari’ at Chapman Dam State Park. Participants will learn about the salamanders of Pennsylvania while they search Penny Run for newts and salamanders. Bring the kids and some shoes you can get wet as you explore the world of these unique, colorful… View Article

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Frontier Park and the LEAF

By | July 17, 2014 6:37 am | 0 Comments


Frontier Park is a 33 acre park located within the city of Erie. It is located along the west side of the Bayfront parkway between West 6th Street and West 8th Street. The park was developed in 1974. There are a half dozen fields, paved walkways, and trails within the park. The park is a… View Article

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Purple Martin Nest Check Friday from 1-2pm at Presque Isle State park

By | July 16, 2014 9:32 pm | 0 Comments


On Friday, from 1-2pm, a DCNR Environmental Education Specialist and a Purple Martin Conservation Association Field Biologist will lead a nest check event at Presque Isle State Park. Participants will experience conservation efforts with experts who study these birds. Purple martins are the largest swallows found in the State of Pennsylvania. Purple martins nest almost… View Article

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Two-Mile Run Mountain Bike Race August,16th

By | July 15, 2014 5:25 pm | 0 Comments


Two-Mile Run County Park in Venango County will host a Bike the Wild qualifying 16 mile mountain bike race on August 16th. There are pre-race activities and meetings before the noon start. The expert course is approximately 24 miles, with the short course for beginner and casual riders being 10 miles in length. This is… View Article

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Presque Isle Bay Fishing for kids event July,23rd

By | July 15, 2014 11:49 am | 0 Comments


All equipment will be provided at this fun fishing event for children aged 8-15 years old. Environmental Educators will join participants aboard a pontoon boat as they explore the fishing environs of Presque Isle Bay. There is no fee but you must call to register. Participants will meet at the Pontoon Boat Station at 9:00… View Article

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Oil Creek State Park Biathlon set for August 9th

By | July 15, 2014 6:25 am | 0 Comments


The Oil Creek State Park Biathlon will be held on Saturday, August 9th. This biathlon will consist of a 6k cross country run with 2 shooting stops. Participants will be required to pick up a .22 caliper rifle at each shooting station and will be aiming for a 4.5 inch metal knockdown target 33 meters… View Article

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