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

Join us for our 2nd Annual Mt. Nittany Marathon on Labor Day Weekend 2014.


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 June 28, 2014

July 25, 2014

Volunteers from HRG Inc., the State College located Engineering Firm, did...

Work Party May 25, 2014

June 2, 2014

On Sunday, May 25, the State College Young Professionals and 3twenty9...

Work Party Apr 13, 2014

April 18, 2014

On Sunday, April 13, the service organizations Circle K and Alpha Phi...

The Bridge Initiative (TBI) Group April 5, 2014

April 9, 2014

On cold, windy day MNC Board members Eric Loop, Doug Wion and Chad Bell...