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May 2020

First Sailboat Race

May 2 @ 10:30 am
Watt’s Bay (North Shore), 225 Pleasant Valley Road
Portersville, PA 16051 United States

Free admission to watch races First initial race of the Moraine Sailing Club. This is held late morning at Watts Bay. The public can come and watch. Start time is 10:30am. There will be between 2-4 races. For more information, go to morainesailingclub.org.

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GRT Race

May 16 @ 4:45 am - 5:00 pm
McDanels Boat Launch – Pavilion #7, 118 North Shore Drive
Portersville, PA 16051 United States

Sold Out! 2020 will be the 10th anniversary for this Trail Race that’s held annuary with its race Start and Finish being located in Moraine State Park. Includes a 18k, 30k, 50-mile and 50-mile relay option. 4:45am - Runner check in begins McDanel's Boat Launch, Pavilion #7 For more details, go to: http://glacierridgetrailultra.com

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Eco Tour Paddle Boarding

May 23 @ 11:00 am
McDanel’s Boat Launch – North Shore, 225 Pleasant Valley Road
Portersville, PA 16051 United States

Registration Needed Stand up paddle boarding in beautiful natural areas on Lake Arthur. Hosted by Ian from Surfs Up Adventures. Registration is available at: surfsupadventures.com

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Creating the State Park

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free event Local historian and author, Polly Shaw, will take you from the 1940s when the idea was first developed to re-recreate the ancient glacial lake and design a park, to the dedication of Moraine State Park on May 23, 1970, exactly 50 years ago today. Moraine State is considered an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement.

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June 2020

Glow Stand Up Paddle Boarding

June 5 @ 8:00 pm
McDanel’s Boat Launch – North Shore, 225 Pleasant Valley Road
Portersville, PA 16051 United States

Registration Required Stand up paddle boarding under the full moon. At dark, the water is illuminated with LED lights on the paddle boards. Hosted by Ian from Surfs Up Adventures on Lake Arthur. Registration available at www.surfsupadventures.com

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Tour of Dam

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McDanel’s Boat Launch – North Shore, 225 Pleasant Valley Road
Portersville, PA 16051 United States

Free Event Participants will park on the McDanel's lot and walk the embankment to the area beside the concrete damn. Rain date the following week. Lake Arthur was created by the construction of a dam to impound Muddy Creek. Several locations were considered before the present site was selected. Groundbreaking took place on December 2, 1965. This program will be conducted on the embankment of the dam. Participants will have access to DCNR iPads which will be loaded with historic…

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Fireflies!

June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lakeview Pavilion #5 (North Shore), 225 Pleasant Valley Road
Portersville, PA 16051 United States

Free event Join park staff as we fly into the world of luminous lightning bugs! Find out about their unique lives, how you can help scientists understand them and how to make your backyard firefly friendly. Bring the children for a craft and outdoor fun! Pavilion #5 Lakeview Area (North Shore)

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International Mud Day Celebration

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lakeview Pavilion #4 (Lakeview Beach North Shore), 225 Pleasant Valley Road
Portersville, PA 16051 United States

""Free event"" Mud. It seems like a nuisance, doesn’t it? There can’t be any benefits to mud, right? Wrong. Young and old all over the world are celebrating the wonders of mud. Join the park naturalists for some muddy fun and activities including building animal mud structures, identifying muddy animal tracks, sliding down an otter slide, conducting an archeology dig, and wallowing in some mud. Stop by anytime between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Wear old clothes or swim wear.…

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July 2020

Full Moon Paddle

July 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Pleasant Valley Launch (South Shore), 225 Pleasant Valley Road
Portersville, PA 16051 United States

  ""Registration Required"" Paddling Lake Arthur in the full moon is a wonderful experience. Join us for some fun as we explore the lake during the full moon. A limited number of kayaks are available. Ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Kayak and gear provided or bring your own. Life jackets required to be worn. Pre-registration required. Registration opens Monday, June 15. To register call the park office at 724 368-8811. Due to increased…

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Stand up Yoga Paddle Boarding

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
McDanel’s Boat Launch – North Shore, 225 Pleasant Valley Road
Portersville, PA 16051 United States

10 am at McDanels Launch "Registration Required" Stand up paddle boarding at Lake Arthur. Then stop in the hidden cove and do yoga on the paddleboards. Hosted by Ian from Surfs Up Adventures. Registration is available at www.surfsupadventures.com.  See website for fees.

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