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Black Mo’ Snow


Looking to take advantage of the snow and explore Black Moshannon? Then take a look at Geoff’s cross-country ski trip through Black Moshannon. Where...
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The First Cross-Country Ski of the Year


With State College being lucky enough to receive a ton of snow this week, it has our mind on getting on the trail and...
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Upcoming Events


Please join the artists and Downtown State College for the Holiday Art Walk. All local guidances will be adhered to. We can’t wait! When:...
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An Afternoon Adventure Through Rothrock State Forest


Rothrock is well-known for its proximity to State College, as well as its remarkable landscape and depth of area to explore. Follow Geoff’s Afternoon...
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Appalachian Outdoors Teams Up with Backpacker Get Out More TV


We are proud to be featured in BACKPACKER’s Get Out More TV series, and whether you’re a veteran in using trekking poles or just...
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Appalachian Outdoors & The North Face Thank All Healthcare + First Responder Workers


As all of us continue to work through navigating these unprecedented times, we need to show our support for the healthcare workers and first...
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Appalachian Outdoors Events


Upcoming Events We apologize to say, but due to Covid-19, all of our future events will be canceled for the time being. As we...
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Killington Resort


While most of us are gearing up for the approaching holiday season, there are those of us who tend to gloss over that joy...
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Meet the Musser Gap Trail


Intro: There are plenty of ways to explore the most recent addition to the Rothrock State Forest.   HIKE: Musser Gap Trailhead to Lion’s...
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Spring Expo 2019


With the first wave of warm temperatures sweeping across our state and the beginning of the spring season getting underway, it means one thing...
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Get to Know a Vendor: Oboz Footwear

By: Levi Opsatnic   As we approach another shift of the seasons, most of us have two things on our mind: colorful leaves and...
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Rothrock S.F. & the Mid State Trail

By: Bart Beck Pennsylvania’s Mid State Trail is currently over 500km long and cuts from Maryland to New York through the middle portion of...
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Rothrock’s State Parks

By: Bart Beck One of Rothrock‘s greatest and most popular assets are its state parks. Within the borders of the 96,975 acre State Forest...
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Rothrock State Forest: an Overview

By: Bart Beck   When many people think of State College, they think Penn State University, bar hopping, and college football. Often, less thought...
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Four Beaches near State College

By: Levi Opsatnic It wasn’t long ago that we discussed a list of beach games for the summer season, but like we said in...
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Five Fun Games for Summer Vacations

By: Levi Opsatnic With the start of summer fully underway and hot weather becoming the norm, it’s finally time to get those sandy vacations...

FreeU Back-country Nutrition

What you eat while out on the trail is just as important as what you eat at home. In this Free U installment, we...
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How to Block the Sun this Summer

By: Levi Opsatnic As the days get longer and the sun’s rays get brighter, it’s finally time to get outside and enjoy one of...
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From Zero to 500 Real Quick

By Lindsey Fritz The first time that I ever went camping was in the summer of 2016. Before then, I had never spent a...