All the Reasons to Visit Moraine State Park on Your Next Trip

Named after the glacial moraines that cover the park, Moraine State Park is a great place to spend a weekend while in Northwest Pennsylvania. Known for its great hiking trails, hunting opportunities, and man-made Lake Arthur, there are plenty of great ways to spend your time at Moraine State Park year-round!

Read on for more about the park, and then be sure to request a free copy of our Vacation Itinerary for help planning your next camping adventure at Jellystone Park™!

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The Best Things to Do in Moraine State Park

Hunting at Moraine State Park

There are a wide variety of game species to hunt or trap at the park. The list includes:

  • Waterfowl
  • Deer
  • Turkey
  • Grouse
  • Black bears
  • Rabbit
  • Pheasants
  • Squirrels

Hunting groundhogs is prohibited, and firearms or archery equipment can only be out in the open in areas meant for hunting. You can read the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website for a full breakdown of where you can or cannot hunt, when you can employ dog training, and the appropriate season to hunt!

Exploring Lake Arthur

If you enjoy taking a trip to a lakeside beach or cruising around on a sailboat, you should schedule a trip to Lake Arthur! Lake Arthur’s 41+ miles of shoreline are home to two swimming beaches, sail

Hiking the trails of Moraine State Park

With so much to see and smell there is no better way to take it all in than with a hike! All of the trails are open to hiking, while some are available to other activities such as horseback riding, cross-country skiing in the winter, and cycling. The trails range from easy to difficult with some such as the Glacier Ridge Trail, stretching for 14 miles long. Here are a few of our favorite trails that we enjoy hiking in Moraine State Park:

  • Pleasant Valley Trail (easy)
  • Five Points Trail (easy)
  • Sunken Garden Trail (moderate)
  • Wyggeston Trail (moderate)
  • Glacier Ridge Trail (difficult)

Staying Near Moraine State Parkchild with water gun

Are you ready for your next big family adventure to Northwest Pennsylvania? Then secure your reservation at Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest! Our award-winning campsite sets the scene with so many fun things to do near Pittsburgh in the fall. Enhance your getaway in one of our “glamping” lodging options! Our modern canvas-sided yurts and fully equipped cabins provide a unique camping experience that you won’t soon forget! These fun alternatives to traditional camping will impress you and your kids.  

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