Hiking near State College

170 Deepwood Drive - Pine Grove Mills

170 Deepwood Drive, Pine Grove Mills

This modern, open concept home features a recently updated roof, windows, plumbing & electrical, cabinetry, flooring & fixtures. Discover living areas flooded with natural light from the generous windows. Enjoy a kitchen made for entertaining with granite countertops, tile backsplash, stainless-steel appliances & large island with oversized concrete countertop. Kick back and relax in your main level, owners' suite complete with a full bathroom and walk-in closet! The fully finished lower level features two bedrooms, home office/craft space, full bathroom & laundry room. Situated on a nice corner lot attached to a parklet. Brand new shed is included. Rothrock Forest trail access around the corner, close proximity to Ferguson Elementary School, and only minutes to downtown State College! ...

180 Irion Street - Pine Grove Mills

180 Irion Street, Pine Grove Mills

Nestled on a quiet lane in quaint Pine Grove Mills you'll find 180 Irion Street. This darling 3 bed, 1.5 bath three story home features hardwood floors, beautiful gardens, and sweet surprising extra spaces such as an office, loft, and rustically charming den with reclaimed barn wood exposed beams & walls, a large stone mantle, wide plank floors, and a creative cozy feel. You'll love the natural setting, arched doorways, and close proximity to Ferguson Township Elementary, Pine Grove Hall with live music, The Naked Egg, and a quick 10 minute commute into town. The nicely sized dining room with large windows leads to the open concept kitchen with wood cabinetry, newer appliances, a butcher block peninsula, and a kitchen sink view of the lush yard. On the second floor you'll discover a lovely primary bedroom with 2 closets,...

Lot on Kenwalke Lane- Centre Hall

Lot on Kenwalke Lane, Centre Hall

Looking for a space to sprawl out but still close enough to town? Welcome to Kenwalke Lane. A 5.25-acre lot along a peaceful lane lined with mature trees. Take in the beautiful fall colors and watch as they leave behind a view of the mountains in the distance. Spring will return the lush surroundings and give you privacy too. A country feel in State College Area School District. No covenants or restrictions. Planning your dream home starts here! 3D Tour: https://youtu.be/e2BvbMiLURo



Whether you’re looking for an overnight excursion or simply a short day-hike, the Mid State Trail should be at the top of your list.

Known as the “wildest footpath in Pennsylvania,” the 320-plus mile trail runs just south of State College on its route from the Maryland to the New York border. It covers diverse topography and is located mostly on public land, including the nearby Rothrock and Bald Eagle state forests.

The State College section of the trail is the most popular, but you’ll still find serenity in abundance. Our local section is known for its beautiful views and a monument near Little Flat Fire Tower that was erected to commemorate the trail’s birthplace. Founded by Professor Tom Thwaites of the Penn State Outing Club in 1969, the trail holds a special place in the heart of Penn Staters and Pennsylvanians alike.

The trail passes through or near...

Exploring Our Outdoors: Rothrock State Forest

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 beginning of Pennsylvania’s...