Fun Stuff

Friday, June 13, 10:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 14, 9:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 15, 9:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Maximum Participants:  varies per event
Cost:  most $5; some are a bit more 

Join the Butler Outdoor Club and enjoy some fun activities that enable you to explore Moraine State Park, McConnell’s Mill State Park and the lake at Cooper’s Lake Campground.  These guided activities include round-trip transportation.  You can sign-up to participate in these events when you register your Jeep or when you sign-up to volunteer.

Friday, June 13

10:30 AM-12:30 PM:  Hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park ($5 per person) (Maximum 12)
Hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park through a beautiful gorge along Slippery Rock Creek.  It is a short hike, but rocky, so wear sturdy shoes.  See beautiful views and small falls along the way.  If we have time, you may get a chance to tour the historic grist mill that is still in operation.

12:15-2:15 PM:  Hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park ($5 per person) (Maximum 12)
Hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park through a beautiful gorge along Slippery Rock Creek.  It is a short hike, but rocky, so wear sturdy shoes.  See beautiful views and small falls along the way.  If we have time, you may get a chance to tour the historic grist mill that is still in operation.

2:00-4:00 PM:  Hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park ($5 per person) (Maximum 12)
Hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park through a beautiful gorge along Slippery Rock Creek.  It is a short hike, but rocky, so wear sturdy shoes.  See beautiful views and small falls along the way.  If we have time, you may get a chance to tour the historic grist mill that is still in operation.

Saturday, June 14

9:45–11:30 AM:   Birding & Nature Walk at Moraine State Park ($5 per person) (Maximum 12) Take a 1-mile walk on the Butterfly Trail at Moraine State Park with a leader.  This is a leisurely time to enjoy the flowers, plants, trees and birds.

10:15 AM-12:15 PM:  Biking at Moraine State Park ($8 per bike) (Maximum 12)
The paved bicycle trail is one of the park’s most popular offerings.  It winds along the shore of Lake Arthur and features some uphill climbs and downhill thrills.  It runs seven miles from one end to the other, completing a total of 14 miles.  A guide will meet you at the Spokehouse Bike Rental and assist you in selecting a bike.  Bikes are available for children and adults. They also have pull-behind trailers and bike seats for little ones that you can rent in addition to your bike upon arrival.  You may ride the trail on your own or with a guide.

11:15- 1:15 PM:  Disc Golf at Moraine State Park ($5 per person) (Maximum 12)
If you’ve never had the opportunity to play disc golf, now’s your chance!  Similar to the game of golf, the course features an 18-hole design through the woods.  Players throw discs (similar to Frisbees) and count the number of throws until they get it into the basket at the end of the hole.  Your guide will give you some disc-throwing tips and explain how to play.  It’s a perfect activity for families.  Note:  Participants will play just a few holes in the time allotted for this program.

12:15-2:15 PM:  Hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park ($5 per person) (Maximum 12)
Hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park through a beautiful gorge along Slippery Rock Creek.  It is a short hike, but rocky, so wear sturdy shoes.  See beautiful views and small falls along the way.  If we have time, you may get a chance to tour the historic grist mill that is still in operation.

1:00-3:15 PM:  Canoe or Kayak on Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park ($5 per person) (Maximum 12, minimum age is 12)
Lake Arthur offers amazing opportunities to see wildlife and enjoy the outdoors.  Your guides will teach you how to paddle so you can explore Lake Arthur from a unique perspective.  Feel free to bring binoculars.  All equipment will be provided.  Two people will be assigned to each boat.

1:30-3:45 PM:  Hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park ($5 per person) (Maximum 12)
Hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park through a beautiful gorge along Slippery Rock Creek.  It is a short hike, but rocky, so wear sturdy shoes.  See beautiful views and small falls along the way.  If we have time, you may get a chance to tour the historic grist mill that is still in operation.

3:00-4:00 PM:  Dead Fish Polo Canoe Game at Cooper’s Lake Campground ($5 per person) (Maximum 14, minimum age is 12)
This is a really fun water game played with 4 – 8 canoes in the water. A sponge is used as the “dead fish” and no one wants the dead fish in their boat! By using your paddles, everyone tries to get the dead fish into another boat. If you get “fished,” then you’re out of that round. Last boat not getting “fished” is the winner of the round. Many rounds can be played. It’s a great way to have fun, get splashed and learn some canoeing skills too.  Two people will be assigned to each boat.

4:00-5:00 PM:  Dead Fish Polo Canoe Game at Cooper’s Lake Campground ($5 per person) (Maximum 14, minimum age is 12)
This is a really fun water game played with 4 – 8 canoes in the water. A sponge is used as the “dead fish” and no one wants the dead fish in their boat! By using your paddles, everyone tries to get the dead fish into another boat. If you get “fished,” then you’re out of that round. Last boat not getting “fished” is the winner of the round. Many rounds can be played. It’s a great way to have fun, get splashed and learn some canoeing skills too.  Two people will be assigned to each boat.

Sunday, June 16

9:45-11:30 AM:  Birding and Nature Walk at Moraine State Park ($5 per person) (Maximum 12)
Take a 1-mile walk on the Butterfly Trail at Moraine State Park with a leader. This is a leisurely time to enjoy the flowers, plants, trees and birds.

10:15 AM-12:15 PM:  Hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park ($5 per person) (Maximum 12)
Hike at McConnell’s Mill State Park through a beautiful gorge along Slippery Rock Creek.  It is a short hike, but rocky, so wear sturdy shoes.  See beautiful views and small falls along the way.  If we have time, you may get a chance to tour the historic grist mill that is still in operation.

11:15-1:15 PM:  Canoe or Kayak on Lake Arthur at Moraine State Park ($5 per person) (Maximum 12, minimum age is 12)
Lake Arthur offers amazing opportunities to see wildlife and enjoy the outdoors.  Your guides will teach you how to paddle so you can explore Lake Arthur from a unique perspective.  Feel free to bring binoculars.  All equipment will be provided.  Two people will be assigned to each boat.

12:15-2:45 PM:  Lake Arthur Boat Tour at Moraine State Park ($11 per person) (Maximum 12)    Enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided tour on an enclosed 40-passenger pontoon boat on Lake Arthur.  On the boat, you will learn about the park, the area’s natural history and wildlife as you enjoy very unique scenery.  If you’re lucky, you may even see an American bald eagle!

1:00-2:15 PM:  Tour Historic Davis Hollow Cabin at Moraine State Park ($5 per person) (Maximum 12)
Moraine State Park has many historic sites, including Davis Hollow Cabin.  We’ll tour the 200-year-old cabin and discuss how its location along the North Country Trail benefits people today.

2:15-4:45 PM:  Lake Arthur Boat Tour at Moraine State Park ($11 per person) (Maximum 12)    Enjoy a 1 ½ hour guided tour on an enclosed 40-passenger pontoon boat on Lake Arthur.  On the boat, you will learn about the park, the area’s natural history and wildlife as you enjoy very unique scenery.  If you’re lucky, you may even see an American bald eagle!  Note:  The Festival ends at 3 p.m.  You will return back to Cooper’s Lake after it closes.