Mount Nittany

A Symbol of Our Pride

Welcome to the Mount Nittany Conservancy! We conserve 800+ acres of beautiful Mount Nittany in Centre County’s Nittany Valley. With more than 8 miles of volunteer-maintained trails and many scenic views, Mount Nittany offers a pristine setting for local recreation.


Exploring Mount Nittany is a classic hike for local residents, tourists, and returning alumni. Learn the trails and maps before starting your own adventure. View the Mountain’s trails and maps and explore its geology and soils.

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‘Inspiriting Mount Nittany’ February 16, 2018 - Tom Shakely spoke to the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) on February 14, 2018 on Mount Nittany’s significance and historical conservation efforts: As part of his presentation, Tom presented Penn State’s undergraduate student government with the gift of a Square Inch Life Estate Deed to Mount Nittany, a gift of the Nittany Valley Society. Life … Continue reading ‘Inspiriting Mount Nittany’
Dr. & Mrs. Joab Thomas’s Square Inch December 3, 2017 - By Tom Shakely I’ve been spending some time recently on scanning and digitizing a few boxes worth of early Mount Nittany Conservancy archives that Ben Novak provided to me. As the Mount Nittany Conservancy’s founder and first president, Ben was instrumental not only in the organization’s major land preservation and fundraising efforts throughout the 1980s … Continue reading Dr. & Mrs. Joab Thomas’s Square Inch
Day of Caring 2017 Work Party October 13, 2017 - On Oct 5, 2017 the Penn State Men’s Volleyball @PennStateMVBALL team rose up and assisted the Conservancy during the PNC Bank Day of Caring. 15 players from the team accomplished much in just 3 hours. The team was led by MNC volunteers John Mentzell, Troy Weston and Bob Andronici. Checked and cleared emergency access route from prison … Continue reading Day of Caring 2017 Work Party


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