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  • Conservancy to Host Guided Hikes of Mt. Nittany

    The Mount Nittany Conservancy will begin a series of seasonal guided hikes with an Independence weekend hike on Sunday, July 3 at 10 a.m. The hikes are free and open to the public. The leader for this inaugural guided hike will be the Conservancy’s immediate past president, Vince Verbeke. Vince will lead hikers to the […]

  • Penn State Homecoming 2011 Logo

    During halftime of the Blue-White game, the Homecoming 2011 logo was revealed. We really think that you’ll love it since it includes something we all care very deeply about.

  • The Centre County Community Foundation Looks at MNC

    “Most people think of Sunday as a day of rest and relaxation. But when John Hook and his wife have some extra time to kill on a Sunday, their first instinct isn’t to lie on the couch watching TV. It’s to climb Mt. Nittany. And when John asks his wife what she’d like to do…

  • November 2010 MNC Board Meeting

    November 2010 MNC Board Meeting

    The Mount Nittany Conservancy board meets four times a year. Meetings are held on Sunday mornings from 9-11 AM at the Centre Region COG Bldg. All are welcome. For a list of 2011 meeting dates, send an email to info@mtnittany.org. We’d like to welcome and THANK the following board members for agreeing to serve as…

  • Mount Nittany on YouTube

    We noticed these videos posted to YouTube during the month of October 2010. We’re reposting here for the enjoyment of all of the Mountain’s friends and supporters. 14 Strong Mount Nittany Run – Oct 12, 2010 Penn State Women’s Gymnastics Great Mountains of the World. Everest. Kilamanjaro. Fuji. NITTANY. The Penn State women’s gymnastics team…

  • StateCollege.com Looks at Impact of Hikers on Mt. Nittany

    Adam Smeltz from StateCollege.com interviewed Mount Nittany Conservancy board members for a compelling look at the increased impact that hikers are having on the Mountain. Enjoy the article here.

  • Slide Show of the Seasons

    Slide Show of the Seasons

    Members and friends of the Conservancy recently received in the mail our Fall newsletter from the Conservancy. A link to the newsletter is below. The Conservancy commissioned Penn State grad Doug Bauman’s photos, and director Bob Frick helped create the following slide show of the seasons on the Mountain The soundtrack was donated by local…

  • November 2010 Mount Nittany News

    Members and friends of the Conservancy recently received in the mail our Fall newsletter from the Conservancy. A link to the newsletter is below. The following are excerpts from the Grand Reopening Promotes Safety, New Wayfinding System Aims To Keep Hikers On The Right Path article. On an absolutely gorgeous spring day, the Mount Nittany…

  • Patricia ‘Pat’ Farrell, In Memoriam

    Our former President, Pat Farrell, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Pat served on the Mount Nittany Conservancy board from 1998 – 2007 and as our President from 2004 – 2005. As noted by Bill Jaffe, MNC Director Emeritus and former MNC President, “Pat was a special person, who did…

  • Central Region Emergency Strike Team (CREST) Provides Information

    Central Region Emergency Strike Team (CREST) Provides Information

    The Mount Nittany Conservancy hosted a grand reopening of Mt. Nittany’s blue and white trails to celebrate installation of a new wayfinding system as well as a new trailhead map and brochures, purchased with a tourism grant through the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Central Region Emergency Strike Team (CREST) was on hand…

  • Grand Reopening of Mount Nittany

    Grand Reopening of Mount Nittany

    On an absolutely gorgeous spring day, the Mount Nittany Conservancy hosted a grand reopening of Mt. Nittany’s blue and white trails to celebrate installation of a new wayfinding system as well as a new trailhead map and brochures, purchased with a tourism grant through the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Central Region Emergency…

  • Mount Nittany Re-Opening Dedication

    Mount Nittany Re-Opening Dedication

    MNC President, Vince Verbeke, dedicates the new wayfinding system, as well as new trailhead map and brochures for the Mount Nittany Conservancy at Grand Reopening of Mt. Nittany on May 16, 2010. Here is the text of Pesident Verbeke’s remarks: In 1945, the Lion’s Paw Alumni Association saved 525 acres from lumbering with a fundraising…

  • Trail Signs and Maps Help Hikers

    Trail Signs and Maps Help Hikers

    In the summer of 2009 the Mount Nittany Conservancy (MNC) began installing a wayfinding system of trail signs at critical intersections and points on the paths. In total, we have placed 19 signs on the Blue and White trails to help guide our visitors on the Mountain. Several directors were instrumental in advancing the project,…

  • Grand Reopening of Mount Nittany’s Blue and White Trails Set for May 16

    Mount Nittany Conservancy will host a grand reopening of Mount Nittany’s Blue and White trails to celebrate installation of a new wayfinding system on Sunday, May 16 from noon to 4 p.m. beginning at the trailhead on Mt. Nittany Road in Lemont. The wayfinding system is a series of sign posts placed at key intersections…

  • November 2009 Mount Nittany News

    Members and friends of the Conservancy recently received in the mail our Fall newsletter from the Conservancy. A link to the newsletter is below. The following are excerpts from the Trail Signs and Maps to Help Hikers by MNC Director Jeff Deitrich. Visitors to the Mountain this fall began to see the fruits of a…