The Allegheny Mountains take center stage in this historic region. These hills, and the towns between them, offer a feast for your senses, from the crackling leaves along wooded trails to the screeching rails of trains winding along mountain curves. Whether you're seeking a lazy day by the lake, a challenging backwoods hike or a thrilling day at the races, the Alleghenies are here to serve you.
Hop on your ATV, UTV, dirt bike or snowmobile to ride 140 miles of trails at Rock Run Recreation. Enjoy Happy Valley from the air with the Sky's the Limit Ballooning. Whitewater paddlers can play in 15 rapids in the four-mile Stonycreek River Canyon. The 24 Allegrippis Trails, designed and built by mountain bikers, are arranged in stacked loops so bikers, hikers, runners, or cross-country skiers can plan endless route combinations.
Keystoner Tip: Anglers won’t want to miss fly-fishing at Penns Creek – a 35-mile limestone stream flowing from a spring within Penn’s Cave – which is world renowned for its trophy trout.
Go for the ... Yesteryear Style
Discover “Central Pennsylvania’s Victorian Secret” when you stroll through the picturesque town of Bellefonte, founded in 1795. Here you’ll find mom-and-pop businesses housed in historic Victorian buildings, colorful gingerbread homes lining quiet streets, and castle-like bed-and-breakfasts. Visit the Bellefonte Art Museum for arts and culture, or spot breathtaking fall foliage on a special train ride by the Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society.