Conservancy to Host Guided Hikes of Mt. Nittany

The Mount Nittany Conservancy will begin a series of seasonal guided hikes with an Independence weekend hike on Sunday, July 3 at 10 a.m. The hikes are free and open to the public.

The leader for this inaugural guided hike will be the Conservancy’s immediate past president, Vince Verbeke. Vince will lead hikers to the Mike Lynch Overlook and back. We expect the hike to take about 90 minutes. Those wishing to attend should meet at the main trailhead at the end of Mt. Nittany Road in Lemont fifteen minutes before the hike begins.

The Conservancy has established this series of seasonal guided hikes in memory of Director Emeritus Pat Farrell, who frequented the mountain and traditionally climbed each New Year’s Day. A guided hike is planned for New Year’s Day 2012, and a fall and spring date will be announced as well.

Since 1981, Mount Nittany Conservancy has worked to conserve more than 825 acres of Mt. Nittany, the Centre Region’s most prominent landmark. It maintains more than ten miles of hiking trails and eleven overlooks on the mountain for visitors to enjoy.

No reservations are required! We hope to see you at 10 a.m. on July 3rd. You can contact Vince via email if you have any questions, vcv1@psu.edu.