Calendar of Events

So Much To See, Do, Experience, And Learn

There’s always something interesting going on at the Elk Country Visitor Center. We stay busy informing, educating and even entertaining our guests all year long. Click here for a listing of the latest programs and events at the Elk Country Visitor Center.

Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

Volunteer Work Weekend
May 5, 6 and 7, 2017
Join staff and other volunteers from across the state for a rewarding weekend in Elk Country.  A variety of tasks will be completed at the Center and Elk Mountain Homestead to prepare us for the upcoming season.  Tasks range from raking, pickup up debris, cutting firewood, cleaning, mulch, yard work.  If you have tools available, please bring them along. Reply to participate to:

Saturday, May 6th
2:00 PM- “Spring Wildflower Walk”
Join DCNR educator, Eric Rensel, for an informative hike around the center. Learn to identify some of our woodland spring colors and learn some wildflower lore as we search for our nature spring wildflowers.

Sunday, May 7th
2:00 PM- “All About Elk”
Come and learn about Pennsylvania’s elk herd. Learn fascinating facts about their antlers, history, family, and their behavior throughout the year.

Saturday, May 13th
2:00 PM- “Newborn Wildlife”
You can use this description: Spring is the time for awakenings and arrivals. Learn about Pennsylvania’s spring awakenings and new arrivals. Following the program, an optional trail walk will be offered to look inside a bluebird box.

Sunday, May 14th
2:00 PM- “Go Fish”
In the midst of fishing season, come learn more about this popular sport. KECA staff will cover some basic fishing techniques, PA fish identification, and fish ecology.

Saturday, May 20th
2:00 PM- “Vernal Pools”
Vernal pools or temporary wetlands are a unique habitat important to many species found in Pennsylvania. Learn about the species that utilize this habitat type and why it is important.

Sunday, May 21st
2:00 PM- “Geocaching 101”
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity that utilizes GPS units to find hidden artifacts. Come learn about this popular sport and how to use a GPS device.

Saturday, May 27th
2:00 PM- “Kids Corner”
Bring along your kiddos for a fun, yet educational afternoon at the center. Join KECA staff for story time, nature crafts, and a scavenger hunt!

Sunday, May 28th
2:00 PM- “Cute Calves”
Elk calving season is right around the corner. Come join us for an informative presentation on elk calves. In addition, learn about how the PGC monitors these little cuties.

**Please, no Pets on the trails or on the Center grounds.
Please leave them at home for their safety and the safety
of our wildlife.**

4D Story Theater Shows (approximately 22 minutes)
Admission: $3.00 | Under 5 years: Free
Theater runs on the hour and half hour.

Searching for an exciting new way to see elk? Horse drawn wagon take place seasonally at the center–weather permitting. Elk are often seen on the back side of the property where only these tours go. For information, click here.

To ensure your space on the wagon, call the day prior at 814-787-5167 to reserve a spot!

Elk Country Visitor Center

950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA 15821


April – May: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm
(closed Tues & Wed)
June – August: 7 days a week 8am – 8pm
September – October: 7 Days a Week | 8am – 8pm
November – December: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm
(closed Tues & Wed)
January – March: Saturday & Sunday Only | 9am – 5pm

**Closed Easter Sunday



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