Historic Land Uses

Take a trip back to the early days of human exploration of central Pennsylvania. From the earliest inhabitants to the rapid progression of colonial expansion land use in our community has changed drastically. Follow along as we dive into our unique cultural history and what these important events mean for us today.

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Historic Land Uses

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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.

Black Moshannon State Park

4216 Beaver Rd, Philipsburg, PA 16866, USA

Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden

Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden

Rhoneymeade, the historic homestead of Grange Fair founder, Leonard Rhone hosts a wide variety of plant species and art. Take an invigorating 2-mile hike around the grounds or a shorter, 0.5 mile walking tour of the gardens around the homestead. Visit Rhoneymeade's website for hours prior to visiting.

Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden

177 Rimmey Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828

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.

Greenwood Furnace State Park

15795 Greenwood Rd, Huntingdon, PA 16652, USA

Scotia Barrens

Scotia Barrens

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

Graysdale Park

Port Matilda, PA 16870, USA

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.

Lower Trail

128 E 1st St, Williamsburg, PA 16693