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.
Join us for guided adventures and activities on:
Sunday, August 14
1 and 3 pm
Wednesday, August 17
More about this destination:
At 100 years-old or less, most of Pennsylvania’s trees are fairly young due to the state’s nearly complete deforestation by Europeans through the 1800’s. However at Alan Seeger Natural Area, you can step back in time and into a stand of old-growth trees ranging that were left untouched due to confusion over which logging company had rights to land. Wander under ancient giants and come eye to eye with recently fallen ones while following a trail loop that’s less than a mile long. Extend your adventure by exploring beyond the natural area via the Standing Stone Trail to connect to the wider trail system in Rothrock.
Schedule for this week:
Sunday, August 14:
🌳 1 and 3 p.m. Join a guided group hike along a 1-mile loop trail through the natural area with a Centred Outdoors guide.
🍃☮ 1 and 3 p.m. Participate in a forest bathing experience intended to promote mindfulness and relaxation with Stephanie Koller,
Wednesday, August 17
🌳 6 p.m. Join a guided group hike along a 1-mile loop trail through the natural area with a Centred Outdoors guide.
Travel/Parking: This destination is approximately 40-minutes from State College. Parking is limited at this location and carpooling is encouraged.
Difficulty: Easy to moderately difficult. This is a 1-mile guided hike on a wooded trail with some uneven terrain and several foot bridges with steps.
GPS link for this destination: Alan Seeger Natural Area, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Huntingdon, PA 16652
👟 Comfortable walking or hiking shoes
💧 Filled water bottle
🍎 Light snack or picnic
🧴 Sunscreen and hat
👖 Bug spray and/or long pants and sleeves for insect and tick protection
🚶♂️Walking stick or hiking pole if needed
🎒 Child carrying pack for young children
🐕 Pets on a leash are welcome
📵 Cell service is limited here
📅 Yes, this destination is open to the public all year