State parks like Moraine offer exciting opportunities for the simplest and often times highest rewarding of all activities, wildlife watching. Patience and a keen eye (binoculars are a plus!) are all that's required. Look for herons, egrets, and belted kingfishers preying on minnows and fish fry. In the early spring, common loons stop at the lake on their migration north. On any given day you may get the chance to observe osprey "fishing" or one of Moraine's resident bald eagles soaring over the lake. While you're almost certain to see a groundhog or two on your visit, lucky visitors may catch a glimpse of a fox or deer.
Of course, there are plenty of other things to do here:
BIKE TRAILS & RENTALS
A paved, seven-mile bicycle trail winds along the shore of Lake Arthur, through scenic woodlands and past marinas and beaches. Rentals are available on the North Shore.
BOAT TOURS & CRUISES
Come and take a ride on Preston's Pearl an enclosed pontoon boat and Moraine State Park’s premier attraction.
Discover our exciting self-guided trail and learn about the area's native plants and butterflies, some of which are endangered species.
CABINS & CAMPING
Renting a cabin in a Pennsylvania state park is a great way to have a relaxing, enjoyable time in the out-of-doors. Cabin rentals are available year round.
Did you know that Lake Arthur was originally a glacial lake formed when ice covered North America thousands of years ago? Discover and experience Nature's Classroom!
PICNICS & PAVILLIONS
There's nearly always a picnic table waiting for you at Moraine, and if you have a large group or family reunion, you can even reserve a picnic pavilion or picnic grove.