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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.”

 


Upcoming Events

Due to the effects COVID-19 events at Moraine State Park are ever evolving. There may be cancelations and restrictions placed on activities and events leading up to the day of the planned event or outing. Please be sure to check back regularly for updates and changes. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Fall Foliage Kayak Float – Saturday, October 10, 2020
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM – McDanel's Launch (North Shore) - Moraine

As daylight shortens and temperatures begin to drop the long days of summer become just a distant memory and slowly give way to fall. In what seems in a "blink of an eye", Pennsylvania forests burst into flame. Colors of red, orange and yellow show their dominance over the landscape, making Lake Arthur look like a beautiful pane of glass. Join the Park Naturalist for an interpretive kayak paddle for an interesting look into the color of fall. Learn why plants are green and ultimately why they turn the colors they do in the fall. 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. To register call the park office 724 368-8811. Social Distancing Guidelines will be followed. Please bring a face mask or covering.

Owl Prowl – Saturday, October 10, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Kildoo Pavilion – McConnells Mill
Join the park naturalist to learn about the wonderful owls that prowl the night woods in Pennsylvania. After a short discussion, we will go in search of these night-flying creatures to do a little prowling of our own. Bring a flashlight if you have one. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration required. To register call the park office 724 368-8811. Social Distancing Guidelines will be followed. Please bring a face mask or covering.



Fall Foliage Hike – Sunday, October 11, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Meet beside the Kildoo Pavilion – McConnells Mill

As daylight shortens and temperatures begin to drop the long days of summer become just a distant memory and slowly give way to fall. In what seems in a "blink of an eye", Pennsylvania forests burst into flame. Colors of red, orange and yellow show their dominance over the landscape. Join the park naturalist to learn about the colors of fall on this fun interpretive hike. Fun for the whole family. Pre-registration required. To register call the park office 724 368-8811. Social Distancing Guidelines will be followed. Please bring a face mask or covering.



Geology Trail Hike - Thursday, October 15, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Kildoo Picnic Area - McConnells Mill State Park

Hike among the boulders at McConnells Mill. Activities will include a geology themed guided hike in the Slippery Rock Gorge while learning how rocks and minerals tied into our industrial past. Pre-registration required. To register call the park office at 724 368-8811. Social Distancing Guidelines will be followed. Please bring a face mask or covering.




Owl Prowl – Wednesday, October 21, 2020
6:30PM – 8:30PM – Pleasant Valley Non-motorized Launch Area (South Shore) - Moraine

Join the park naturalist to learn about the wonderful owls that prowl the night woods in Pennsylvania. After a short discussion, we will go in search of these night-flying creatures to do a little prowling of our own. Bring a flashlight if you have one. Dress for the weather.
Pre-registration required. Registration opens October 8th. To register call the park office 724 368-8811. Social Distancing Guidelines will be followed. Please bring a face mask or covering.


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