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Header Photo: Sunset Golf Club

Raystown Lake is the area’s largest attraction, but it is just the beginning of what Huntingdon County has to offer. The area has a rich history that dates back long before the first settlers arrived. Visitors to the area are often curious about the many standing stone references in our community. The standing stone, first recorded by John Harris in 1754, was reportedly over 14 feet tall and six inches square, and was located at the site of present-day Huntingdon. Venerated by the local Native Americans, tradition has it that the tribe took the stone with them when they left the area. A new stone was raised by area settlers, but that one was destroyed in 1894. Only a two foot fragment of it remains, housed at the Juniata College Museum.

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Most visitors to Huntingdon County come to explore the outdoors. The area’s scenic beauty is an ideal backdrop for an active lifestyle – whether you are biking on our backroads, kayaking down the Juniata River, fishing by the Aughwick Creek, waterskiing at Raystown Lake or hiking in the mountains, there is always plenty
to do here. 

Cut into Jack’s Mountain, The 1,000 Steps Trail is a 3.5 mile round-trip trek. Once the daily commute for local quarry workers, the trail features spectacular views and a touch of history. Huntingdon County has thousands of miles of trails for hiking, running, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ATV rides, and snowmobiling. Nearly a quarter of the County’s land is available for public use. These areas include three state parks (with another nearby), state forests, and state game lands. These lands also offer a large concentration of caves and caverns for “indoor outdoors” adventures. Hunters appreciate the abundance of whitetail deer, turkey, and bear.

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The William E. Swigart Jr. Antique Automobile Museum

The William E. Swigart Jr. Antique Automobile Museum

Lake Perez is a popular spot to picnic, fish and paddle board. Located at Penn State University’s Stone Valley Experimental Forest and Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, visitors can learn about wetlands, local habitats and visit the Raptor Center. 

The small towns of Huntingdon County are home to a variety of community celebrations, such as Hartslog Day in Alexandria, an October festival of handmade crafts and homemade foods. The Huntingdon County Fair draws a weeklong crowd at their 69-acre site for agricultural exhibitions, rides, food, and family fun. Fort Shirley Heritage Days, Raystown Country Family Days and Horse Expo, Octoberfest, Canal Era Day, and others round out the county-wide calendar. On the last Saturday in April, Mayfest brings history to life in downtown Huntingdon. Each block features a unique theme — from Colonial, Victorian, and Renaissance to the 50s and Woodstock era.

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Challenge yourself to experience all that Huntingdon County has to offer, from a round of golf at Sunset Golf Club to a concert at Juniata College. Learn about history at one of the area’s many museums, the Huntingdon County Historical Society or just relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of our rural countryside. Enjoy exploring!

State Parks

Greenwood Furnace
State Park

The park covers 423 acres, including a six-acre lake and is surrounded by an 80,000-acre block of Rothrock State Forest.

Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming, Fishing, Hunting, Environmental Education, Orienteering, Ice Skating, Ice Fishing, Snowmobiling, Cross-country Skiing, and Camping

814-667-1800  |  email: greenwoodfurnacesp@pa.gov

Trough Creek
State Park

The 554-acre Trough Creek State Park is a scenic gorge formed as Great Trough Creek cuts through Terrace Mountain and empties into Raystown Lake. Rugged hiking trails lead to wonders like Balanced Rock and Rainbow Falls.

Hiking, Picnicking, Fishing, Hunting, Biking, Snowmobiling, Trough Creek Lodge, and Camping

814-658-3847  |  email: troughcreeksp@pa.gov 

Whipple Dam
State Park

The 256-acre Whipple Dam State Park is a delightful and quiet place to visit. The lake is the perfect place to indulge in a refreshing dip, bird watch or just relax.

Picnicking, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Cross-country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Ice Skating, and Ice Fishing

814-667-1800  |  email: greenwoodfurnacesp@pa.gov 

Canoe Creek
State Park

The beautiful, 958-acre Canoe Creek State Park features a 155-acre lake, wetlands, old fields and mature forests, which provide critical habitats for birds and other wildlife. Hikers enjoy the trails that wind through the many habitats and the lake is popular for fishing year-round. 

Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Picnicking, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Education,   Disc Golfing, Cross-country Skiing, Sledding, Ice Fishing, Ice Skating, Iceboating, and Cabins 

814-695-6807  |  email: canoecreeksp@pa.gov