Outdoor Recreation

Blair County is home to Canoe Creek State Park, miles of hiking and biking trails and more. 

  • 6 to 10 Trail
    (814) 886-6150
    110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, PA 16641

    The trail follows the route of the Allegheny Portage Railroad tracks. The hiking sections of the trail are located on or near the original route of the APRR. The bicycle section is located on the route of the New Portage Railroad. Trail is about 10 miles long.

  • Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area
    (814) 940-1922
    Allegheny Ridge Corporation, Altoona Heritage Discovery Center, 1421-27 12th Ave., PO Box 348, Altoona, PA 16603

    This Heritage & Recreation Corridor Features Historic Communities Including Altoona, Johnstown, Blairsville; Interpretive Sites - Hollidaysburg Canal Basin Park & Saltsburg Canal Park; & Recreation Opportunities Including, The Lower, The 6-10, The West Penn & The Roaring Run Trails & The Kiski-Conemaugh & Juniata River Water Trail Systems.

  • Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
    (814) 239-5111
    1424 Overland Pass, Claysburg, PA 16625

    The highest skiable mountain with the most challenging slopes in PA! A renowned 9 hole mountain top golf course with manicured greens & scenic views. Resort also includes mountain biking, swimming, tennis, conference center, restaurants & condominium lodging. Resort open year-round, skiing November-March.

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    Juniata River Water Trail
    (814) 940-1922
    Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway, PA

    Flowing through a rural landscape, this trail offers good fishing & camping & opportunities to connect with nature, history & culture along 142 miles of flat, easy water paddling.

  • Lakemont Park
    700 Park Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602

    Explore Lakemont Park, home of the world's oldest wooden roller coaster! Enjoy mini-golf, go-karts, paddle boats, activity pool, and more. You can pay-as-you-play or buy an all-day unlimited pass. With a focus on special events and attractions, there's something for everyone at Lakemont Park!

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    Main Line Canal Greenway Geotrail
    (814) 940-1922
    Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway, PA

    Explore the foundations of history along the Greenway through geocaching - a worldwide hide & seek quest for treasure using GPS! The Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenwayâ„¢ is a 320-mile corridor that follows the historic path of the Main Line Canal.

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    Mountain Lion Observatory at Fort Roberdeau
    383 Fort Roberdeau Road , Sinking Valley-Altoona, PA 16601

    Experience the dark Sinking Valley night sky with fun and educational programs led by local astronomers both knowledgeable and entertaining. Peer through top notch telescopes and enjoy presentations, demonstrations and hands-on science activities.

  • Rails to Trails of Central PA - Bells Gap Trail
    (814) 742-8841
    Igou Road, Bellwood, PA 16617

    Trail meanders gently through the bends of the Allegheny Front, across mountain creeks & offers stunning views of the valley. Trailhead parking lot includes picnic table, picnic pavilion & a portable toilet.

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    Rails To Trails of Central PA - The Lower Trail
    (814) 832-2400
    11 Juniata Street, Williamsburg, PA 16693

    17 mile long trail including 6 trail heads for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, nature studies, x-country skiing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing & other non-motored recreation.

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    September 11 National Memorial Trail


    An evolving network of off-road multi-use trails, greenways & scenic roads & byways that link the National September 11 Memorial in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Washington D.C., & the United Airlines Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The 1,140-mile trail ties together existing trails through Pennsylvania.