Surrounded by multiple state forests and parks, Centre County
outdoors lovers have a lot to be thankful for. Hikers especially have an abundance of options to enjoy— one of them being the 80-mile Standing Stone Trail (SST), which runs south of State College
and Penn State University
Initially built as the Link Trail to connect the Mid State and Tuscarora trails, the SST received its current name in 2007. It’s also part of the Great Eastern Trail — America’s newest long-distance trail that spans from Alabama to New York.
Running along the ridge and valley section of the northern Appalachian Mountains, the SST features many views and unique cultural attractions. The most popular section of trail, by far, is the Thousand Steps hike, just south of...
Outdoor activities are plentiful in the region, thanks in part to public land like Rothrock State Forest.
Located just minutes from State College
and Penn State University
, this 215,000-acre tract of mountainous terrain in Centre
, Mifflin and Huntingdon counties offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and much more.
Founded in the early 20th century by neighboring Mifflin County native Dr. Joseph Rothrock, the forest was initially barren due to excessive logging and resource extraction. Concerned that the barren ridges would not regrow without proper management, Rothrock took action in 1895 when he was appointed the first commissioner of what’s today known as the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This was the...
Are you looking for a unique educational opportunity for your child that focuses on relationships, freedom of speech and community-building exercises? Then consider State College Area School District
’s Delta Program, available to students in grades 5 through 12.
Founded upon the importance of building strong relationships between students, teachers and families, the Delta Program’s primary goal is to foster a strong sense of community; one that is a safe and nurturing educational environment for students of all backgrounds.
Begun in 1974, the program was known as the “Alternative Program,” and offered high school students a learning path that differed from the traditional classroom setting. Just eight years later, the program expanded to include seventh and eighth grade students.
The program continued...
Mount Nittany Health is an integrated multi-branch medical organization formed in 2011. Considered a leader in area health care and one of the region’s best places to work, it employs about 2,300 health care workers and support staff.
The organization is split into three groups: The Mount Nittany Medical Center, a 260-bed acute care hospital in State College
, which offers medical, surgical and diagnostic services; The Mount Nittany Physician Group, a group of 150 health care providers across 30 specialties in 17 area locations; and the Mount Nittany Health Foundation, a fundraising entity for the parent organization’s new growth and development.
This collaboration means better health care for patients, assuring them the latest technology and expert medical professionals right in their own community. Not only is the group dedicated the quality of health care, but also...
Many of these businesses are centered on North Atherton Street, which extends about four miles from Penn State
's campus before its conjunction with Interstate 99.
In these four miles, grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, banks and more can be found. While many are within walking distance to campus, local CATA buses are readily available to make the trip convenient for visitors and locals who may not have access to a car.
If you’ve never ridden a CATA bus, the process is simple. Our earlier blog post on that topic can be found here
The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA), familiar to many students and locals, is a great way to get around campus, town and beyond. This joint municipal authority serves six municipalities surrounding State College, and delivers safe and reliable bus transportation to the thousands of people who call this area home.
While some of our rural county can only be accessed by vehicle, CATA serves a large portion of the local population, including the nearby communities of Stormstown, Toftrees, Woodycrest, Houserville, Bellefonte, Pleasant Gap, Lemont, Boalsburg and Pine Grove Mills. CATA service in these areas provides a vital link to the county’s economic hubs of ...
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