outings by date

Mother's Day Wildflower Walk

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Take a hike with Mother Nature on Mother's Day walking along the Spring Creek Canyon.

Jo Hays Vista

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Trek along the top of one of our ridges starting at the Jo Hays Vista parking lot and see dueling vistas looking both south and north.

Benner Spring

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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.

Penn Roosevelt State Park

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Voyage deep into Rothrock to adventure in one of the more secluded state parks in our region, Penn Roosevelt State Park.

Galbraith Gap

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Start a grand adventure at Galbraith Gap, the main entrance into Rothrock State Forest.

Shaver's Creek

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Note: Pre-registration required for this event. See details to register. 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.

Lower Trail

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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.

Scotia - 10 Acre Pond

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

Downtown State College

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From beautiful murals that span entire blocks to small bronze pigs, see all the art throughout downtown.

Colyer Lake

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Take a trip out to the scenic Colyer Lake and explore the walking path that encircles this community treasure.

Dry Hollow

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Dry Hollow, often referred to as “Scotia West,” is a 1,271 acre area recently added to Rothrock State Forest and contains several Natural Heritage Areas.

Alan Seeger

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Step back in time through the preserved old-growth trees ranging between 150-500 years old and see what Pennsylvania was like pre-colonial times.

Rhoneymeade

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Tour the grounds at Rhoneymeade, the historic homestead of Grange Fair founder, Leonard Rhone.

The Arboretum at Penn State

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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.

Poe Paddy Tunnel

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Take a scenic walk along the Pennsylvania Mid State Trail and through the 307-foot Paddy Mountain Railroad Tunnel at Poe Paddy State Park.

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

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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.

Tom Tudek Memorial Park

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The Tom Tudek Memorial Park is a unique gem in our local park system.

Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor

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Bring your binoculars to experience all the wildlife the Barrens to Bald Eagle Wildlife Corridor has to offer!

Allegheny Front Trail

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Climb up the Allegheny Front and look out over the Centre region from one of highest vantages.

Jean Aron Path

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A hike on the Jean Aron path offers visitors a relaxing stroll through several dense stands of hemlock and mountain laurel.

Musser Gap

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Musser Gap is a gateway into the limitless possibilities of Rothrock State Forest.

Penns View

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Take in the sights of one of our region’s most beautiful vistas at Penn’s View vista in Bald Eagle State Forest.

Little Flat

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The, appropriately named, Little Flat Area stands at the northern edge of the Thickhead Mountain Wild Area that encompasses both Bear Meadows and Detweiler Run.

Stone Mountain Hawk Watch

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The Stone Mountain Hawk Watch is a world-famous site for spotting migratory raptors as they soar along our ridges.

Bear Meadows Natural Area

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Visit one of last vestiges of the ancient boreal forest left in Pennsylvania, the 320-acre Bear Meadows Natural Area.