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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

2014-09-26 Fall Foliage Float

Join the park naturalist for a beautiful autumn evening on F.J.

2014-10-18 2014 Witches Rallye, Presented by: The Central PA Region SCCA

SCCA - Central Pennsylvania Region Saturday, October 18, 2013 Dix Honda, State College, PA Sponsored by Tennis Towing October 18, 2014 Starting at:Dix Honda 2796 West College Avenue, State Col...

2014-09-28 Tree Colors

Enjoy seeing the fall tree colors on this pontoon boat ride. This is a first come first serve program due to the limited seats. PFD's will be provided. Age limit-4 years and older.

2014-09-27 Fall Tree ID Walk

Do you have a desire to “dendrolize”? Would you like to know more about the trees within Penns Woods? This program is for you! Partner up with the park naturalists for this talk and walk through B...

2014-10-12 24th Annual Knights of Columbus 5k Race

Run the 24th Annual Knights of Columbus State College Adventure 5k. Proceeds benefit the Schlow Memorial Children’s Library.

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

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