Come Visit Huntingdon County, PA 


Come Visit Huntingdon County Pennsylvania

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Herbie he Love Bug Currently Resides at The Swigart Museum

Star of the 1969
"The Love Bug"

resides at the
Swigart Museum
south of Huntingdon.

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Hiking in Huntingdon CountyHiking in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

  • Hiking Trails at Raystown Lake - The four main trails that the Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake manage. Descriptions include mile markers, sites on the trails and maps. 
  • Trough Creek State Park - 12 miles of trails
    The trails traverse scenic vistas, cool stream hollows, hillsides and ridge tops. A popular short hike crosses the suspension bridge and follows Rhododendron Trail to Rainbow Falls. Climb the steps along the waterfall, then hike on to Balanced Rock and return the same way. Some trails are steep and follow along cliffs with drop-offs. Exercise extreme caution and wear hiking shoes. Children must be supervised at all times. Trail conditions may be slippery when wet or icy depending on weather conditions.
  • Greenwood Furnace - Many trails within the park and surrounding state forest offer hikers scenic views and glimpses of historical ruins from the 1800s ironmaking community. Here are some of the trails that begin in the park. Trail information is listed in each description. Each trail is color-coded. Some trails may be marked with more than one color.
  • Whipple Dam -
  • Cowans Gap State Park

Biking in Huntingdon CountyBiking in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

Check List for Hikers Check list for hikers

  1. Wear bright colored clothes! You're easy to spot when there's a group of you on the trail. And if you should fall someplace where it's hard to see you, you'll be easier to find.

  2. Carry a pack with your survival kit. Look farther down this page for neat stuff to put in your kit. This is good for a day hike.

  3. Grab a big stick to carry with you. No, not to duel with your friends, but to use as a hiking stick. When you walk, let it hit the ground a little in front of you instead of beside or behind you. Then, if you do startle a snake or another animal, they'll go for the stick instead of your foot! Animals would rather get out of the way than get in a fight, and usually only bite or strike when they are startled or feel threatened - like they have no place to get away from you. The pounding of the stick helps let them know in time that something big is coming their way. (In bear country, people put bells on their hiking sticks to warn the bears that someone is coming.) Hiking sticks are also nice when you're tired. Besides, you'll look really cool.

  4. Watch where you step! Don't step over a log, or onto a pile of rocks or leaves, without seeing what's on the other side or underneath. These are places snakes like to hang out. This is where your hiking stick comes in handy, too. Helps you sneak a peak without getting too close. And remember to leave the snakes alone. They need a home, too.

  5. Look behind you! Things look different on the way home, and it's easy to get lost. Stop every now and then and look behind you. Then, when you're heading back, things will look familiar. Pick out something like an unusual tree or rock or hill to help you remember the way. Give it a funny name to help you remember. Looking around also helps if you have a wise guy behind you....

  6. If you get lost, find a spot, hug a tree, whatever, but stay in one place! Walking around when someone is trying to find you like constantly walking away from them. Stay put and use your whistle.


  • Whistle - If you get lost or hurt, use your whistle. People will hear you from a long way away. This way, if you're hurt, or tired, or scared, and can't yell loud or for a long time, just blow into your whistle! People looking for you can whistle to you also -- 3 blows means "I'm looking for you," 2 blows means "I'm here!"
  • Hat, One with a brim
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Compass
  • Blaze Orange Bandana
  • First Aid Kit
  • Trowel (tiny shovel) and toilet paper
  • Handwipes, washcloth or something to wipe hands.

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