October 7, 2014
Full Moon Paddle
On the water is a perfect place to enjoy a full moon. Join Moraine State Park staff in a unique kayaking adventure as we paddle out into the sunset and return just in time to see the moon rise. Participants may bring their own kayak (lifejacket required), or borrow one of Moraine’s kayaks and equipment free of charge. Please register below or by calling the park at 724-368-8811. Please specify if you are bringing your own kayak. Participants must be at least 9 years of age. An adult must accompany those participants that are under the age of 18. Please call the park at 724-368-8811 for more information
Fall Foliage Paddle
In autumn the trees are nature’s kaleidoscope. Unfortunately, this rainbow of color only appears a few weeks each fall. Meet the park naturalist to learn about Moraine State Park while kayaking amongst the beautiful natural scenery. Bring your own kayak to participate, or you can reserve one of Moraine State Park’s kayaks free of charge. All participants must register. Participants that use park kayaks must be at least 9 years of age. An adult must accompany those participants that are under the age of 18. Register below or by calling the Moraine office at 724-368-8811. Please be sure to dress for the weather conditions and bring drinking water.
HALLOWEEN CRUISE - 3PM
3PM - Join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun and a spooky snack onboard the Nautical Nature tour boat. Wear your costume! The Captain will tell a story for you to enjoy as you cruise.
Reservations are recommended. 724 368-9185
The Moraine Preservation Fund (MPF) is a non-profit, volunteer organization that supports Moraine State Park. MPF has helped to develop important wildlife restoration projects like Project BATitat, the Osprey and Barn Owl Reintroduction Programs, along with the creation of a Native Plant & Butterfly Trail near the center. MPF volunteers also participate in wildlife education classes at schools and for other interested groups to teach the public about barn owls. Come & volunteer with us!
MPF operates the Owlet Gift Shop and Nature Center located at McDanel''s Boat Launch, located just off the North Shore park exit on Rt. 422 in Portersville. Nautical Nature, a 37 passenger enclosed pontoon boat offers interpretive boat tours on Lake Arthur. Programs on the boat teach about the wildlife of Moraine State Park and the development of Lake Arthur. Nautical Nature operates on a regular schedule throughout the summer, providing public tours and chartered cruises guided by one of the MPF boat captains. Boater safety classes are offered to all volunteers. MPF sponsors the yearly Regatta on Lake Arthur.
Our mission is to promote community stewardship of natural resources within Moraine State Park, McConnells Mill State Park and Jennings Environmental Education Center.