Moraine State Park Announces Winter Programs

January 14, 2023

Winter Tree Walk - Wednesday, January 18, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  

Five Points Group Tenting Area 

North Shore, Moraine State Park

Enrich your enjoyment of nature by learning the basics of tree identification in the winter. Join DCNR staff for a guided walk through the trails of Five Points visiting a variety of trees and

learning ways to identify them. Dress for the weather, snow, or shine (severe weather cancels the event), and bring a drink or snack and a desire to learn. The trail is easy, approximately a mile depending on the trees we visit. All ages are welcome, family-friendly.

Winter Weeds Walk – Thursday, January 26, 2023

1:00 PM -3:00 PM  

Pleasant Valley Picnic Area 

South Shore - Moraine State Park

Even in Winter, the remnants of last year’s plants can add beauty to a walk by the lake. Join others as we explore the Pleasant Valley and Sunken Garden Trail with an easy 1.5-mile hike

along Lake Arthur, looking for dried grasses, seedpods, and other treats of nature. Learn about native plants and bring the beauty of nature to your home. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes or boots. Typical winter weather is fine, but severe weather automatically cancels event. Meet at the Pleasant Valley Picnic Area, straight past the South Shore Park Office, 225 Pleasant Valley Rd, Portersville, PA 16051.

Ground Hog Hike

Thursday, February 2, 2023 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

Pleasant Valley Picnic Area

South Shore, Moraine State Park

Bundle up and celebrate our Pennsylvania Holiday Rodent! Join us for a fun hike beginning at Pleasant Valley, for a hike of approximately two miles (easy to moderate hiking terrain). Fun for the family - hike and learn some animal facts and see the park in winter. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather (severe weather automatically cancels events), and bring your own water and trail snacks. The meeting spot is approx. ½ mile straight past the South Shore Park Office, 225 Pleasant Valley Road, 16051 – turn right at the “Open Restroom” sign. Welcome the groundhog, the foreteller of Spring!