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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- March 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free Event Even in earliest spring, the remnants of last year’s plants can add beauty to a walk by the lake. Join others as we start at the office and walk to the Sunken Garden Trail for an easy 1.5-mile hike along Lake Arthur looking for dried grasses, seedpods, and other treats of nature. Le...
- March 21 @ 4:30 am - 11:00 am
Registration Required – $20.00 Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning comprehensive environmental education curriculum designed for educators working with students from Pre-K through eighth grade. This workshop is open to all educators from formal teachers, to naturalists, scout leade...
- March 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free Event Local historian and author, Polly Shaw, will present the life and work of Dr. Frank W. Preston and his explorations with Ned Arthur to which led to the creation of Moraine State Park. The program includes a picture tour of Preston Park, both Preston Laboratories and the English Garden tha...
- April 18 @ 5:00 am - 11:24 am
Free Event 9am – Lakeview Beach Road Will have experienced players to give instructions and take players through the course. Activities include putting contest and long drive contest. No cost to participate.
- April 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free Event Join members of the Botanical Society of Western Pennsylvania, and park staff, as we explore the woods along a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail, hunting for the beautiful flowers of spring. We will identify and discuss some of the spring wildflowers and other plants seen...