Moraine State Park’s 50th Anniversary celebration is set for 2020 and will bring a variety of events to park patrons throughout next year. Moraine Preservation Fund, the Moraine State Park Anniversary Committee, and Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau are collaborating to offer fun activities on land and water.
“Hike Moraine” will kick off the celebration on New Year’s Day, and a Winterfest celebration will take place in February. The new double-deck “Nautical Nature” tour boat will launch on Lake Arthur in March, and as the weather breaks park patrons can enjoy Spring Wildflower Walks, Full Moon Paddles, and a unique Flag Day tribute.
Guests also can experience everything the Park usually has to offer—just to name a few there’s boating, sailing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding, windsurfing, fishing, biking, horseback riding, and geocaching. Educational programs are always available at the park’s indoor facilities.
Moraine State Park opened May 23, 1970 and sits across Brady, Clay, Franklin, Muddy Creek, and Worth townships in Butler County. More than 2 million people visit each year, and the Park was selected as one of “25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks.”
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Winterfest February 8th 11am-4pm McDanels Launch Area (118 North Shore Drive,Portersville)
Join Moraine Preservation Fund for this winter celebration to see experience what the park has to offer in all seasons of the year. This family friendly FREE to attend event will feature live music, children's crafts, chili cook off, a family hike, fishing demos, vendors and so much more!
Love on the Lake February 14th 6pm-11pm Armstrong Farms (248 Westminster Rd, Sarver)
Join Moraine Preservation Fund for a special night out this Valentine's Day! Tickets are limited to this beautiful evening. Those attending will be treated to cocktails(6 pm) and appetizers while browsing raffle and auction items. At 7 pm guests will be served a delicious sit down dinner with 3 menu options available from John Marshall Catering (see website for more info).Throughout the night guests will be romanced by the sound of the Bob Riddle Trio.
All funds raised will support projects such as educational tours on the new Nautical Nature and future enhancements to the Owlet to support year round education programs.
Tickets are $85 each and can be found at https://morainepreservationfund.ejoinme.org/love
Industries of Moraine State Park February 19th Stay tuned for more info
Join historian Polly Shaw for an educaitonal program on oil, coal, the iron furance and kiln.
Cherry Pie Hike February 22nd 8am-2pm Jennings Environmental Center (2951 Prospect Rd Slippery Rock)
Choose from several hikes and walks with circa 1753 re-enactors and State park staff. hikers meet re-enactors portraying Washington and his guide Christopher Gist, as well as Native Americans the two encountered. Hear echoing through woods the gunshot that could have ended Washington's life when he was just 21. Cherry Pie served to honor Washington's birthday