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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6th Annual Mt. Nittany Night

A night to celebrate the Mountain -- Date to be determined in 2016.


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 Nov 1, 2015 (Lion Ambassadors)

November 3, 2015

On Sunday, November 1, 2015 a volunteer group from the Penn State Lion...

Work Party Oct 24, 2015 (Omega Phi Alpha)

October 27, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015 saw the Omega Phi Alpha national service...

Day of Caring – Oct 1, 2015

October 8, 2015

The Conservancy extends a THANK YOU and JOB WELL DONE to the volunteers...

Work Party Aug 29, 2015 (Venturing Crew 21)

September 9, 2015

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