Mount Nittany: A Symbol of Our Pride

Welcome to the Mount Nittany Conservancy! We preserve and maintain 800+ acres of beautiful Mount Nittany in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
With nearly 9 miles of volunteer-maintained trails and many scenic views, Mount Nittany offers a unique setting for local recreation.


Mount Nittany is both the cultural and environmental symbol of the Nittany Valley. The Conservancy ensures our symbol remains pristine.

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Hike Mount Nittany

Exploring Mount Nittany is a classic hike for local residents, tourists, and returning alumni. Learn the trails and maps before starting your own adventure.

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Life Estate Deeds

Every square inch counts, and you can purchase a life-estate deed to one square inch of Mount Nittany — a truly great way to show your appreciation.

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Conserving Mount Nittany is a continuing effort driven by Penn Staters and Nittany Valley residents! You are the rock that supports the Mountain.

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Mt. Nittany Marathon

3rd Mt. Nittany Marathon - Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. 7:00 AM Start!


The Legends of Princess Nittany & Lion’s Paw

The sources in folklore of our spirit and affection.


The Mountain’s Beauty through the Seasons

A great and growing collection captured by admirers.

The Conservancy Blog

Work Party Aug 29, 2015 (Venturing Crew 21)

September 9, 2015

MNC was assisted by a great group of 15 volunteers from the Venturing...

Oak Hall Regional Park Viewing Station

May 9, 2015

The Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority and Centre Region COG...

Work Party May 2, 2015 (Alpha Phi Omega)

May 9, 2015

On Saturday, May 2, 2015 a volunteer group from Alpha Phi Omega National...

Centre Gives 2015

April 29, 2015

From Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 6:00 am to Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 6:00...