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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.
After exploring the front yard of the Environmental Center, guests can explore a nearby trail to look for wildflowers and to listen for the early summer birds of forest and fields.
Stroll along the Lower (pronounced lau-er) Trail and keep an eye out for rare bird species in this important migratory bird area and pass along the Frankstown Branch Juniata River with flowing vistas.
The Arboretum at Penn State
Enjoy a walk through Hartley Wood and explore the different types of trees and herbaceous plants that make up this unique remnant of an old-growth forest right in our backyard.
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
Did you know that you have two types of wetlands in your own backyard? Enjoy an adventure along the boardwalk at Millbrook Marsh to discover the unique features of the marsh and fen ecosystems.