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Little Flat Fire Tower Area

Little Flat Fire Tower, Little Flat Tower Road, State College, PA, USA

The Little Flat Fire Tower,  a memorable landmark along the Mid-State Trail, was constructed in the mid-1900's to help spot wildfires in the state forest. Explore a popular 3.6 mile hiking loop in this area, or park near the tower and explore shorter sections of the Mid-State and Old Laurel Run Trails.

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**Please See directions and parking info. below if attending an event!**


The Little Flat Fire Tower,  a memorable landmark along the Mid-State Trail, was constructed in the mid-1900's to help spot wildfires in the state forest. Explore a popular 3.6 mile hiking loop in this area, or park near the tower and explore shorter sections of the Mid-State and Old Laurel Run Trails. Depending on the season, blooming mountain laurel, blueberry bushes, fragrant areas of fern, mushrooms, and massive rhododendrons await you in this awe-inspiring area of forest. The base of the tower is a lovely picnic spot the area also boasts a multitude of divergent trails to explore.


Schedule for Sunday, September 25


Guided hikes at 1 and 3 p.m. (1.85 miles, moderately difficult)

🥾🌲 Join Bridget Whyte, Centred Outdoors Adventure Coordinator for guided walk to the fire tower while learning about the natural features of the immediate area and entire region. There will be an optional opportunity to hike along a portion of the Mid State Trail to a beautiful overlook, for a total hike length of 1.85 miles. 


Wellness activity: "Leaf Me Alone" Nature Journaling with Ann Taylor-Schmidt (drop in anytime between 1 and 4 p.m.)

📝🍁Focusing on the natural world is meditative and renewing. Let’s do that with this wellness exercise focusing your thoughts on a specific tree and its leaves; describing them on paper with words, numbers, drawings, tracings and/or impressions; then, writing your questions to help you discover more later or writing about what’s on your mind – downloading it to help you untangle some feelings. You can focus on your own wellness, when you focus-in on nature. 


Address & Parking Info: 

🚗 **There is typically a closed gate about a mile from this GPS location, but you will reach the parking area and the Centred Outdoors welcome table prior to reaching that gate. Click here for the exact GPS coordinate of the parking lot. Both GPS links will take you to the meeting spot for this event. Parking is limited at this location and carpooling is encouraged. **

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Little Flat Fire Tower, Little Flat Tower Road, State College, PA, USA

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