Chestnuts, once so plentiful that entire regions are named after them, are now a critically endangered species. Examine some of the threats facing our modern forests and what efforts are being taken to insure the historic diversity of our forests remains for future generations.
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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
Spring Creek Canyon
The Spring Creek Canyon is a site of 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.
Spring Creek Canyon Trail
Fisherman's Paradise, Spring Creek Canyon Trail, Bellefonte, PA, USA