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Alan Seeger

Alan Seeger

Step back in time through the preserved old-growth trees ranging between 150 and 500 years old and see what Pennsylvania was like during pre-colonial times. Visitors will pass through dense pockets of rhododendron while reveling in the majesty of ancient trees. A perfect place to take a break from the rest of the world, serenity can be found among the trees and streams.

Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor

Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor

The Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor was conserved by ClearWater Conservancy in 2010 to create safe passage for wildlife species between Bald Eagle Mountain and the Scotia Barrens.

Big Flat Laurel Natural Area

Big Flat Laurel Natural Area

The Big Flat Natural Area hosts numerous vistas for the intrepid explorer, see the sights along this section of the well-maintained Mid State Trail.

Downtown Art Walk

Downtown Art Walk

From beautiful murals that span entire blocks to small bronze pigs, see all the art throughout downtown. Take an ‘art walk’ to admire the countless sculptures, memorials, and vibrant murals that bring State College to life.

Gray's Woods Preserve

Gray's Woods Preserve

** Centre Gives "Thank You Tour" at Gray's Woods Preserve on May 25 Please RSVP via this Link: https://conta.cc/39rlByG **

A visit to Grays Woods Preserve offers the sights and sounds of true wilderness without driving too far from town. The Preserve includes vernal pools, forest, and barrens habitat that includes rare vegetation that many animals rely on.

Jo Hays Vista

Jo Hays Vista

Trek along the top of one of our ridges starting at the Jo Hays Vista parking lot and see dueling vistas looking both south and north.

Lower Trail

Lower Trail

Originally a tow path for the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, the trail has been transformed into a community treasure by the dedication of Rails to Trails of Central Pennsylvania Inc.

Musser Gap

Musser Gap

The scenes along the Musser Gap Trail are scenic and memorable in all four seasons. The trail loops, the length of your adventure can be modified for all ages and fitness levels to cover between 0.5 and 6 miles.

Poe Paddy Tunnel

Poe Paddy Tunnel

Take a scenic walk along the Pennsylvania Mid State Trail and through the Poe Paddy Tunnel at Poe Paddy State Park. The trail is welcoming, with wide, flat, even terrain - making this adventure well-suited for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Explore the family-friendly trails at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Talleyrand Park

Talleyrand Park

Explore the historic features of Talleyrand Park including the Edible Landscape Garden, the Freight House, the Sculpture Garden, the many bridges crossing Spring Creek and more.

Allegheny Front Trail

Allegheny Front Trail

Climb up the Allegheny Front and look out over the Centre region from one of highest vantages.

Bear Meadows Natural Area

Bear Meadows Natural Area

Visit one of last vestiges of the ancient boreal forest left in Pennsylvania, the 320-acre Bear Meadows Natural Area. A longer 6-mile loop encompasses the bog, however guests can explore any length of trail they desire and still walk away with interesting vantages back in time.

Black Moshannon State Park

Black Moshannon State Park

Guests can utilize any of the park’s multiple trails to adventure along one of the coolest spots in Pennsylvania.

Dry Hollow

Dry Hollow

Dry Hollow, often referred to as “Scotia West,” is a 1,271 acre area recently added to Rothrock State Forest and contains several Natural Heritage Areas.

Greenwood Furnace State Park

Greenwood Furnace State Park

Tour historic Greenwood Furnace State Park and learn about the early days of the Pennsylvania iron industry.

Lederer Park

Lederer Park

Lederer Park is one of three connected areas that make up a sizeable natural area in the midst of bustling State College. This destination is great for a nature-based play date, afternoon lunch break, or after work stroll.

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Discover the unique features of the marsh and fen ecosystems along the trails at Millbrook Marsh. Enjoy wildlife viewing underwater, in the air, and all around you on land! From skunk cabbage to red-winged blackbirds Millbrook offers opportunites to expereince what nature has to offer.

Penn Roosevelt State Park

Penn Roosevelt State Park

Voyage deep into Rothrock to adventure in one of the more secluded state parks in our region, Penn Roosevelt State Park.

Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden

Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden

A visit to Grays Woods Preserve offers the sights and sounds of true wilderness without driving too far from town. The 149-acre property was acquired by Patton Township and conserved permanently with an easement held by ClearWater.

Spring Creek Canyon

Spring Creek Canyon

The Spring Creek Canyon is a site or tremendous historic significance to Centre County and hosts a fantastic biodiversity. Site of the main settlement by Philip Benner in the late 1800's, the canyon has a vast history. Ecologically diverse as well, Spring Creek offers ample opportunities for wildlife viewing and an abundance of native plant species. Guests can expect to find everything from trillium to tulip poplars. There are three main access to the trail: Rock Road, State Game lands 333, and Fisherman’s Paradise. All offer unique avenues for exploring the canyon. The guided adventure on May 8 will begin at Fisherman's Paradise.

The Arboretum at Penn State-Hartley Wood

The Arboretum at Penn State-Hartley Wood

Enjoy a walk through Hartley Wood.

Bald Eagle State Park

Bald Eagle State Park

Get out and explore the biodiversity and interesting trails of Bald Eagle State Park with your field guide and binoculars.

Benner Spring

Benner Spring

Take a short (700ft) stroll down the Spring Creek Canyon from the Benner Spring trailhead and take in the sounds of the Benner Spring as its waters flow into Spring Creek.

Colyer Lake

Colyer Lake

Guests can enjoy the lake starting at either the north or south access areas. The 2-mile loop can be broken into many shorter treks while exploring the manmade lake.

Family  Fishing Picnic

Family Fishing Picnic

Join us at the Family Fishing Picnic for the launch of Centred Outdoors: Season 6!

Jean Aron Path

Jean Aron Path

A hike on the Jean Aron path offers visitors a relaxing stroll through several dense stands of hemlock and mountain laurel.

Little Flat Fire Tower Area

Little Flat Fire Tower Area

The Little Flat Fire Tower,  a memorable landmark along the Mid-State Trail, was constructed in the mid-1900's to help spot wildfires in the state forest. Explore a popular 3.6 mile hiking loop in this area, or park near the tower and explore shorter sections of the Mid-State and Old Laurel Run Trails.

Mount Nittany

Mount Nittany

Visit one of Centre County's most famous landmarks to hike along history and see what effort goes into preserving a cultural touchstone.

Penns View

Penns View

Take in the sights of one of our region’s most beautiful vistas at Penn’s View vista in Bald Eagle State Forest.

Scotia Barrens

Scotia Barrens

Walk through the past as we explore an area rich in history and ecological significance.

Stone Mountain Hawk Watch

Stone Mountain Hawk Watch

The Stone Mountain Hawk Watch is a world-famous site for spotting migratory raptors as they soar along our ridges.

Tom Tudek Memorial Park

Tom Tudek Memorial Park

This 91-acre area in the midst of State College includes a  community garden, dog park, small horse farm, playground  and pavilions, 61 acres of passive land, and the Snetsinger  Butterfly Garden. You’ll see it all when meandering the  park’s 1.3 mile walking and running loop.