Mount Nittany
A Symbol of Our Pride

We conserve 800+ acres of beautiful Mount Nittany, located in Central Pennsylvania near Penn State. With more than 8 miles of trails and many scenic views, Mount Nittany offers a pristine setting for your next adventure.

Conserve. Explore. Inspirit.

Mount Nittany is both the cultural and environmental symbol of Penn State and the Nittany Valley. The Mount Nittany Conservancy ensures our symbol remains pristine. Exploring Mount Nittany is a classic hike for Central Pennsylvanians, Penn Staters, and alumni. Discover the Mountain’s volunteer-maintained trails and maps and explore its geology and soils.

Encounter the Mountain’s folklore, its cultural and geological history, photos, and more. Learn why Mount Nittany is on every Penn Stater’s bucket list, and navigate to the Mount Nittany Trailhead to start your hike.

Conserving Mount Nittany

Conserving Mount Nittany: A Dynamic Environmentalism,” by Tom Shakely, Mount Nittany Conservancy board member, is available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook editions.

Hike Mount Nittany while learning about the past, present, and future of the Mountain’s conservation.

“The story of Mount Nittany’s conservation is the story of a people’s extraordinary response to an ordinary Pennsylvania mountain. It is the basis for this extraordinary response with which this book of conversation and record is concerned.”

All proceeds from the sale of this book support Centre Foundation’s Mount Nittany Conservancy Fund.

Conserve Every Square Inch

Every square inch counts when it comes to conserving Mount Nittany, and you can help us do just that by making a gift to the Mount Nittany Conservancy! In recognition of your gift you will receive a Mount Nittany Square Inch Marker, a beautiful proclamation of your role in Mount Nittany’s conservation.

Discover Mount Nittany’s Story

Hear “The Story of Mount Nittany” from Robert Frick, executive producer and Mount Nittany Conservancy director emeritus, and produced by Katie O’Toole, President of the Centre County Historical Society and a professor at Penn State, and Patty Satalia, a producer at WPSU, Penn State Public Broadcasting.

Mount Nittany News

Encounter Mount Nittany by engaging with its stories, traditions, and cultural experiences as well as historic, scenic, recreational, and environmental news, information, and resources.

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Give to Conserve Mount Nittany

Mount Nittany has been preserved in its natural state thanks to incredible generosity and a “for the future” spirit from generous Penn Staters, Nittany Valley residents, and friends across generations. As an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we rely on your support to conserve new land and maintain the Mountain in its natural state for the benefit of the public.


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