Mammals

Mammals fill many roles in our ecosystems and have adapted to fill a variety of niches where they can truly thrive. While some of these wide-ranging furry friends can be found throughout the state, some of them are more reclusive and can only be found in specific habitats. Learn about all the cool ways mammals contribute to our ecology.

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Beaver Dam

Beaver Dam

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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.

Alan Seeger Natural Area

Huntingdon, PA 16652

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.

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

548 Puddintown Rd, State College, PA 16801

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.

Spring Creek Canyon Trail

Fisherman's Paradise Entrance
Spring Creek Canyon Trail, Bellefonte, PA 16823

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.

Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor

236 Harness Downs Rd, Port Matilda, PA 16870, USA

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.

Mount Nittany Trailhead

500 Mount Nittany Rd, Lemont, PA 16851, USA

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.

211 Lake Rd

211 Lake Rd, Centre Hall, PA 16828, USA

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.

Tunnel Spur Road

Tunnel Spur Rd., Haines Township, PA