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State College Outdoor Sports and Recreation

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Welcome Outdoor Adventurers!

Discover the outdoors of central Pennsylvania. Our online Outdoor Adventure Sports Guide helps you find PA state parks, local hiking trails, outdoor rock climbing outfitters and other rock climbing facilities, mountain biking trials, biking trails and golf courses. From camping to hunting.


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  • Archery / Bow Hunting Archery hunters checkout our coverage for Centre county bow hunting.
  • Camping / Campgrounds Find a camp ground in Centre county and State College area
  • Golf / Golf Courses There are six public and private golf courses in Centre County Pennsylvania.
  • Boats / Boating Get out on the water with our local boating guide.
  • Parks / State Parks State Parks provide a variety of activities during all seasons. Here are some that may pique your interest.
  • Skiing / Ski Resorts Skiers in State College are within 2 hours of various local resorts and within 3 hours of the Poconos, a large Eastern Pennsylvania ski area with 13 resorts.
  • Hiking / Trails Central Pennsylvania has some of the most scenic and challenging hiking trails in the northeast ranging from a little over a mile (Alan Seeger Trail) to hundreds of miles long (Mid-State Trail). Here are just a few.
  • Caving / Spelunking Pennsylvania has one of the most extensive cave networks in the nation, and many are found local to State College.
  • Rock Climbing / Rappelling Since State College is so mountainous, you have your pick as to where you would like to rock climb or repel.
  • Biking / Mountain Biking Due to State College's topography, biking is a challenging endeavor. You can ride an easy trail at one of the state parks, or you can test your skill at the deer pen trails


Outdoor Events

2016-02-20 Plant Identification Series

Time to wake up from hibernation and see the fresh start of spring! Join Millbrook Marsh Naturalists and get to know the plants of Central Pennsylvania.

2016-02-07 Music by the Campfire

Beat the winter blues! Enjoy the warmth of a campfire while listening to upbeat music. Join in the fun by bringing your own instrument to play, or make one when you get here.

2016-02-13 Fun In The Snow At Black Mo

Enjoy a fun-filled day of activities on February 13, 2016 at Black Moshannon State Park for Fun It The Snow at Black Mo. Learn new skills, such as ice skating, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

2016-02-06 Sledding On The Ski Slope

0:00am to 2:00pm Meet at Cabin 20 for a fun day of sledding at the old ski slope. A lift is going to be available to bring people back to the top.

2016-06-25 Boot Camp Prep Class

June 25 – BOOT CAMP PREP CLASS – Group instruction in close order drill, military etiquette and history of the 28th Infantry Division Shrine designed as an educational adjunct for those enrolling ...


Pennsylvania Outdoor Resources

(717) 783-7941 State Forests
Find information on hiking, hunting, sightseeing, wildlife, primitive camping and backpacking, cross country skiing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, ATV trails, natural areas, and plant sanctuaries.
(717) 657-4518 Fish and Boat Commission
Find informational maps, license agents, seasons/sizes/creel limits, fishing and boating laws, access areas, and boat registration.
(717) 783-7507 Game Commission
Find information on hunting and fur-taking licenses, wildlife, publications and videos, watchable wildlife, game land maps, elk viewing, bald eagles, and black bears.
PennState Outing club
To find out more about outdoor activities, visit http://www.clubs.psu.edu/outing


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