Conserve Mount Nittany with a Centre Gives 2021 Gift

Mount Nittany is yours, and your gift today (before 9pm!) will help conserve the Mountain in its natural state for all to hike and love. We founded the Mount Nittany Conservancy with the conviction that…

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Tom Smyth, In Memoriam

Tom Smyth, 2011 Friend of the Mountain Awardee.

Penn Stater Magazine memorialized the late Tom Smyth in its July/August 2020 issue with this profile. Mount Nittany’s Tom Smyth Overlook is named in his honor.

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Work Parties in October 2019

Scenes from the trail during the Mount Nittany Conservancy volunteer work parties in October 2019. The first photo features nine women from Penn State Gamma Sigma Sigma, and the second photo features members of the…

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Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy Work Party

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…

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‘Do you know the origin of that word, saunter?’

John Muir, as quoted in The Mountain Trail and Its Message in 1911: “Hiking—I don’t like either the word or the thing. People ought to saunter in the mountains—not hike! Do you know the origin…

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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…

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Mount Nittany and the Goodyear blimp

Steve Blake shared these photos of Mount Nittany earlier today, just hours prior to the Penn State/Ohio State Whiteout at Beaver Stadium.

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In Memory of Amy Dietz

Amy Dietz (1963-2018) was a member of the faculty at the School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) at Penn State. She helped create LER’s online program, served as a faculty member in the program,…

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‘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…

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Dr. & Mrs. Joab Thomas’s Square Inch

I’ve been spending some time recently on scanning a few boxes worth of early Mount Nittany Conservancy archives that Ben Novak provided to me. As the Mount Nittany Conservancy’s founder and first president, Ben was…

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Day of Caring 2017 Work Party

Members of the Men's Volleyball team help doing work on the Mount Nittany Trail during the United Way Day of Caring. Photo by Mark Selders

On Oct 5, 2017 the Penn State Men’s Volleyball @PennStateMVBALL team rose up and assisted the Conservancy during the PNC Bank Day of Caring. 15 players from the team accomplished much in just 3 hours. The team…

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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…

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