Mount Nittany News

  • 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 to keep hikers from getting lost. About two years ago, several hikers did get lost on the mountain and were rescued well after dark, so…

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  • 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 long-awaited project that will help them navigate for years to come. MNC began installing a wayfinding system of trail signs at critical intersections and points…

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  • Penn State Circle K Does Mountain Clean-up

    Penn State Circle K Does Mountain Clean-up

    On Sunday, Spetember 6, a group of student volunteers from Circle K spent the day doing some great work on the hiking trails of Mt. Nittany. Please leave this field empty Get Mount Nittany News in Your Inbox First name * Last name * Email Address * We respect your inbox. Check your inbox or spam to confirm your subscription.

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  • Wayfinder Project Pictures

    Wayfinder Project Pictures

    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. Below are a few pictures taken during the process. Notice: Traveling in the back country can be hazardous. You are responsible for informing yourself about these hazards and taking necessary precautions. Information on…

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  • PA Land Conservation Conference/Confluence 2009

    On May 7 – 9, MNC President Vince verbeke attended the 7th Annual Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference/Confluence 2009 co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The conference them was Working Together to Protect Our Land, Water & Communities. He reports that he is still trying to process everything that he heard and learned over the three days of the conference. He said, “This was my first true immersion into the preservation and conversation areas. It’s…

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  • The Changing Forest on Mt. Nittany

    By Tom Smyth, MNC Board member, November 2008 On a recent sunny Sunday afternoon cars were parked down around the bend on ML Nittany Road and the trails were filled with hikers. As I headed up the Hal White Trail the folks coming down seemed happy and several remarked on what a beautiful hike it is and how good the trails are. And, they were right. That got me to thinking about how different the hike was when I first…

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  • November 2008 Mount Nittany News

    Members and friend 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 Vince Verbeke’s President’s message. The MNC Board would like to thank everyone who supported our drive to pay for aerial spraying in Spring 2008 to combat the gypsy moths. As we had hoped, the spray was effective in minimizing defoliation. A more detailed report on the current status of the Mountain…

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