April Programs and Events
On Saturday, April 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. join members of the Susquehanna Valley Orienteering Club for the Orienteering for Beginners program. Experience a Spring Night on Friday, April 13th and again on Saturday, April 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to experience the mysteries and wonders of a spring evening. On Saturday, April 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. join other volunteers for a Volunteer Work Day to help prepare the park for spring. On Sunday, April 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. join park staff to kick off the volunteer season at the Volunteer Open House and celebration of Earth Day (see below). Join the Arbor Day Hike on Friday, April 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate Arbor Day. Check out the April Programs and Events flyer for more information.
Volunteer Open House & Earth Day
You are invited to join the Friends of Kings Gap and park staff on Sunday, April 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., for a Volunteer Open House and Earth Day celebration in the Cameron-Masland Mansion to kick-off our volunteer season. A Friends of Kings Gap Member Social, including light refreshments, will follow the day's activities at 5:00 p.m. The day will include:
- Volunteer Opportunities Info Sessions – Learn and Sign Up!
- Quick State of the Park Address
- Sneak Peek Preview Sale – Spring Wildflowers
- Pollinator Bees Display
- Kid’s Crafts and Games
- Earth Day Hike
- Amphibians Program
- Friend of Kings Gap Information
For more information, contact Kathy Serfass by email at
email@example.com or call (717) 486-3799.
Plant Sale and Spring Garden Days
Looking for native additions to your landscape or that perfect Mothers’ Day gift? On Saturday, May 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. there’ll be many attractive plant choices to select from, supplied by local native plant nurseries and the Kings Gap garden. On Saturday, bring your gardening questions for answers from the Cumberland County Master Gardeners. The Friends of Kings Gap will host a food stand serving breakfast.
Tell your friends and feel free to share the Plant Sale & Spring Garden Days flyer.
A list of plants, which you can use to plan your purchases, will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.
Note: The plant sale area will not open before 10:00 a.m.
The plant sale continues on Sunday, May 13th from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Music on the Mountain
Bring your lawn chair or blanket to the top of the mountain and settle in for an evening of music at its best. The view will be spectacular. Incredible sunset almost guaranteed. And think picnic—bring your own or check out the food vendors who will be ready to serve you. It’s a big mountain; there’s room for everyone so invite your family and friends and anybody you know! The concerts are free, but donations are kindly accepted. Click here for more information.
- Sunday, June 3rd – Bluegrass
- Sunday, July 1st – Blues and Classic Rock
- Sunday, August 5th – Bluegrass
- Sunday, September 2nd – Celtic
Garden Harvest Day
On Sunday, October 7th from noon to 5:00 p.m. celebrate the bounty of autumn with the Friends of Kings Gap, Cumberland County Master Gardeners, and Kings Gap staff. Admission is free although nominal fees will be charged for all “make and take” items. A variety of activities for all ages will feature:
- Kettle-Cooked Chicken Corn Soup
- Apple Cider Pressing
- Apple Butter Making
- Pumpkin Painting
- Bird Feeder Building
- Children’s Games and Crafts
- Hay Rides
- Mum and Pumpkin Walk
- And more…
Bring your appetite and spend an afternoon in the fresh mountain air. All activities will be held in and around the mansion area
Holiday Open House
On Sunday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, enjoy this once-a-year opportunity to explore the Cameron-Masland Mansion, a gracious mountain stone villa built in 1908 as a summer home. Take a self-guided tour of both floors of the mansion in seasonal decor. Enjoy music of the season along with light refreshments including hot spiced cider and a variety of delicious cookies, which will be offered throughout the afternoon each day. All ages are welcome to attend this free event. Please join us for the festivities!
Calendar of Events
Go to the Kings Gap State Park Event Calendar for a more detailed listing of events at the park. Use the calendar on the right to view other months. You can also use various filters to narrow the results. For additional information or to register for a specific event, e-mail the park or call (717) 486-3799.