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Geologic Formations

We have an unusual geologic history in Pennsylvania, our rocks are upside-down! All of our young rocks make up the valley floors while the older formations are what make up the higher ridges. The same ridges that define our region also helped shape the socio-economic development of our communities. Take some time to explore why rocks rock!

Geologic Formations

Inside Adventure

Create a Sediment Jar

Create a Sediment Jar

Visit these sites to experience this topic:

Lower Rail Trail

Lower Rail 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 Rail Trail

Lower Trail Williamsburg Station, 128 E 1st St, Williamsburg, PA 16693

Scotia Barrens

Scotia Barrens

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

Scotia Barrens

Access available via Graysdale Park,Port Matilda, PA and additional access points from Circleville Road and Scotia Range Road.

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

Spring Creek Canyon

Spring Creek Canyon

The Spring Creek Canyon is a site of tremendous historic significance to Centre County and hosts a fantastic biodiversity.

Spring Creek Canyon Trail

Fisherman's Paradise, Spring Creek Canyon Trail, Bellefonte, PA, 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.

Poe Paddy State Park

Tunnel Spur Rd., Haines Township, PA

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