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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- June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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)
- June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
“”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 struc...
- July 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
“”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 ge...
- July 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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.
- July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
“”Free event”” Mysterious and often misunderstood, bats are one of our friends of the night sky. Meet the park naturalist at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church (NO FACILITIES) on route 528 to see a bat condo in action and explore the wonders of these nighttime insectivores. Learn wh...