#Free #Pittsburgh Event: Lake Arthur Regatta

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As a child, our family would occasionally take a short car ride up to Morraine State Park.  It’s situated around a large lake, Lake Arthur.  We would find sticks to draw pictures in the sand, take off our shoes, roll up our jeans, and splash in the water, and run around the spacious green lawns for hours, stopping only to climb trees.  Fine real estate lined the other side of the lake, and sail boats would whisk around in the wind.  We’d leave just as the sun was setting, turning the waters orange and pink.

This weekend I’m going to go relive some of those memories with my own children.  The 2014 Regatta at Lake Arthur is in its 16th year, and will be happening on August 2nd & 3rd.  It will be a little more grandiose than my childhood memories.  There will be races of all kinds, from paddle boarding to catamarans to puddle boats to MECA, which is a triathalon-ish event.  There will be rock walls to climb in addition to the trees.  There will be music, and the Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater will be performing story time.  Saturday will end in fireworks.  Sunday will end with the release of 200 butterflies.

While there are a few events that you have to pay for, most of it is free, including parking and general admission.  For a full list of events, including a schedule and which happenings are free vs. pay, check out the Regatta at Lake Arthur’s website.

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9 thoughts on “#Free #Pittsburgh Event: Lake Arthur Regatta

    1. femmefrugality Post author

      Thanks! Did you ever make it up here in your Pittsburgh days? Sounds like a place you’d love… so many ways to enjoy nature.

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  1. Kate

    Thanks for the tip! I’ve lived in Butler County for the past year, but haven’t been to the park since I was in high school, for crew races. This might be a good excuse to go back. 🙂

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    1. femmefrugality Post author

      It really is, Alexis! We’re lucky with some beautiful land in this part of the country.

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  2. Eli Pacheco

    I hope you’ll write about the experience of taking your kids to a place that was special to you in your childhood. If you haven’t done this already, it’s pretty cool. They might do some of the same things you remember doing.

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    1. femmefrugality Post author

      Absolutely! Follow up post next week. I never went to this specific event, but I’m willing to very some of the same things will be enjoyed. 🙂

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