State College, PA. is a beautiful college town. It holds the one and only Penn State University with its beautiful college campus and amazing football program. Thousands of people come to see the town, the campus, and especially the games. But there is one piece of State College that can be overlooked if you aren’t too careful. If you take a look to the horizon you will see a mountain that overlooks all of State College. That mountain is called Mount Nittany.
Mount Nittany is part of the Appalachian Mountains and is over 2,000 ft. high. It is an excellent mountain for anyone looking for a great hike. There are many different trails leading up the mountain. They are mostly a difficulty rating of four if you take the full trip around, but they are only a rating of three if you climb to the top. The trails range from two to eight miles (four to five hours) depending on the trail you take. These trails are very popular in the area as well so you will definitely meet some good people as you hike. All this makes it a fun and energizing workout to see the beautiful scenery waiting for you at the top. On the way there, don’t forget to stop and see the flowers or the wildlife that run wild through the area. You can even camp on the mountain in certain areas. For any outdoors lover, there is plenty to do at Mount Nittany.
The outdoor scenery is lovely, but what is really a hidden gem on the mountain is the Mount Nittany Vineyard. This is a nice winery tucked in this mountain and is worth the visit on your way up. There is some award winning wines that suite all tastes here. Mount Nittany Vineyard offers many varieties from dry red and white to very sweet red and white. You will definitely find something you like and will enjoy some of PA’s own fine wine.
There is a big adventure waiting for you at Mount Nittany in State College, PA. From hiking trails and wildlife to scenery and a vineyard; you will find something that you enjoy. If you are looking for a nice day out with your family or even that special someone in your life, then you need to see Mount Nittany. The hike and vineyard will give you the fun and enjoyment you are looking for and the view will have you speechless at the top of the mountain.