Work Party April 2, 2019 (Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy)

Scenes from the trail during the Mount Nittany Conservancy volunteer work party with Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy. Saint Joe’s did a great job helping clear downed trees along the outer trail loop (until we ran out of oil for the chainsaw). They also did an amazing job clearing a few of the overlooks — specificallyContinue reading “Work Party April 2, 2019 (Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy)”

Le Mont: ‘The End of the Mountain’

Lemont is the community at the base of Mount Nittany. The following are experts from the History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania by Linn, John Blair, 1831-1899. It was published in 1883. It explains how “Lemont” received its name. William Thompson, a brother of Moses, is a justice of the peace, active in township affairs,Continue reading “Le Mont: ‘The End of the Mountain’”

‘Inspiriting Mount Nittany’

Tom Shakely spoke to the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) on February 14, 2018 on Mount Nittany’s significance and historical conservation efforts. As part of his presentation, Tom presented Penn State’s undergraduate student government with the gift of a Mount Nittany Square Inch Marker: Consider a “square inch” gift for any Penn Stater as aContinue reading “‘Inspiriting Mount Nittany’”

Centred Outdoors Hikes the Mountain

As part of the 2017 Centred Outdoors program, groups were given guided hikes to the Mike Lynch Overlook on Sunday, August 3 and Wednesday August 6, 2017. Escorted by Mt. Nittany Conservancy members, 115 hikers learned about the mountain as they climbed to the recently improved Mike Lynch Overlook. The weather both days was fantastic.Continue reading “Centred Outdoors Hikes the Mountain”

Patrick Scholl, Emeritus Board Member

We have the saddest of news to share today. One of Mt. Nittany’s staunchest friends, Patrick Scholl, passed away on March 13, 2016. Patrick along with his wife Jan were great supporters of the Mountain. Patrick was a longtime Board Member, and served as Treasurer of the Conservancy from November 2001 to November 2008. Patrick,Continue reading “Patrick Scholl, Emeritus Board Member”

Oak Hall Regional Park Viewing Station

The Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority and Centre Region COG held a Grand Opening of Oak Hall Regional Park, located at 120 Linden Hall Road, Boalsburg, PA on Saturday, May 2. Joining in the celebration, the Mount Nittany Conservancy also unveiled their 5th viewing station in Happy Valley. In addition to the first station at the BryceContinue reading “Oak Hall Regional Park Viewing Station”