Raystown Lake Region

Raystown Lake Region The Raystown Lake Region of The Alleghenies is located in south central Pennsylvania, 30 miles south of State College, 27 miles north of the PA Turnpike at Breezewood, and easily accessible from I-99, US 322 and US 522 in Huntingdon County, PA.
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The Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania has opportunities aplenty to breathe in the fresh air, walk through the forest or enjoy the unspoiled shoreline scenery of Raystown Lake. So bring your boots, kayak, mountain bike and fishing pole to really get the most out of your time in Huntingdon County. You will find many spots to relax and unwind that are free to access like Raystown Lake, Trough Creek State Park, Greenwood Furnace State Park and Whipple Dam State Park, the Juniata College Peace Chapel, Terrace Mountain Trail, Standing Stone Trail, the Allegrippis Trails, the Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park (7/2016) and the Seven Points Recreation Area. There are 2 public beaches at Raystown Lake. Other options include kicking back on a Raystown Lake boat tour, delving into the natural wonders of Huntingdon County underground on a cave tour or discovering one of our local museums filled with living history and local lore, hooking up with a guide for a fishing trip and exciting dirt track races at Hesston Speedway. Accommodations include hotels, vacation homes, cabins, lodges and…Raystown Lake is the only lake within Pennsylvania where you can get a houseboat and live on the water during your vacation! You can always contact the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) office either prior to or during your "Raycation" for more information: (888) 729-7869, [email protected] or online at www.Raystown.org. Pursue your happiness in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania. + Raystown Lake is the largest lake entirely within Pennsylvania + Only 4% of the 118 mile shoreline of Raystown Lake is developed + You will find more than 135,000 acres of public land in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania + Raystown Lake is the only lake within Pennsylvania where you can get a houseboat and live on the water during your vacation + There are more than 2,000 campsites to choose from in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania + Huntingdon, PA is a stop on the Amtrak Pennsylvanian line + The Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake are ranked as some of the top single track mountain bike trails in North America. The new Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park opens in summer, 2016 + Hundreds of miles of hiking trails are located in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania + Caves to tour, Pennsylvania State Parks, rails-to-trails, museums, shops, diners and more + Easily accessible from many major metro areas: http://bit.ly/FindRaystownPA

The event map and schedule for Dirt Fest PA (next weekend) are live! The Raystown Lake Visitor Center will be open 9a-5p...
05/11/2019

The event map and schedule for Dirt Fest PA (next weekend) are live! The Raystown Lake Visitor Center will be open 9a-5p beginning Wednesday, May 15th. Stop in and see us! Check out Raystown Reflections Gift Shoppe new merchandise for the season..we're sure you can find some solid camping and mountain biking themed goodies!

The event map and schedule for Dirt Fest PA are live! For those who have been coming to the Fest for a few years we have changed directions on a few trails. 😉 Big thank you to Purple Lizard Maps for the map creation! Go give them a like. https://www.dirtragdirtfest.com/pennsylvania-2019

Celebrating 10 years of the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake. We cut the ribbon on this (now) 36 mile, purpose-built ...
05/09/2019

Celebrating 10 years of the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake. We cut the ribbon on this (now) 36 mile, purpose-built singletrack system on May 9, 2009. The 2 acre Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park was added to the system in July, 2016. #Allegrippis10YR

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The Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake turn 10 today May 9, 2019. We cut the ribbon on the trail system on May 9, 2009....
05/09/2019

The Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake turn 10 today May 9, 2019. We cut the ribbon on the trail system on May 9, 2009.

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This week we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of the Allegrippis Trails! Ranked as some of the top si...
05/06/2019
Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails in the US and Canada, State-by-State (2019) - Singletracks Mountain Bike News

This week we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of the Allegrippis Trails! Ranked as some of the top single track mountain bike trails in North America. Every year, we're both amazed and thrilled to see visitors from across the globe venturing to the Allegrippis to shred. 🚵‍♀️

Celebrate this weekend by getting out for a ride at the Allegrippis Birthday Party and be sure to show some love to the Friends of Raystown Lake for their hard work and dedication to the maintenance of the trails.

Matter of fact, you can personally give back by volunteering this Saturday, May 11th at the Raystown Lake Cleanup Day 😁

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https://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-trails/the-best-mountain-bike-trails-in-the-usa-and-canada/?fbclid=IwAR0LCCHJ3hrIARaSHOYS04O0L5LMi14sILdzL_VMb2ACtrmKs1_GTTl0-L4

The most popular mountain bike trails in the USA and Canada, by state and province. We look at the surprising trails that are trending up, and those that are trending down.

Jim's Anchorage
04/29/2019

Jim's Anchorage

Today is the first day of our Open House Week! Deals all week long! Book your on water demo for our upcoming Demo Days! See all of our brand new inventory and even pre register for our Poker Run this summer!

The Park Rangers just asked me to share the word:the Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park is open for the 2019 season!You ...
04/20/2019

The Park Rangers just asked me to share the word:
the Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park is open for the 2019 season!

You can practice on the 2 acre skills park before riding on the 36 miles of the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake.

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Earth Day 2019 Celebration going on now-4p TODAY at Blair Park in the Borough of Huntingdon.#PATravelHappy
04/20/2019
Earth Day 2019 Celebration at Blair Park

Earth Day 2019 Celebration going on now-4p TODAY at Blair Park in the Borough of Huntingdon.

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Join us for the annual Blair Park Earth Day Celebration and Spring Opening. There’ll be information on environmental conservation, games, activities, and more. Bring the whole family and enjoy the day in one of Huntingdon’s oldest parks.

Fishing is certainly a fun experience at Raystown Lake. Stop in at the Raystown Lake Visitor Center to see the taxidermy...
03/28/2019

Fishing is certainly a fun experience at Raystown Lake. Stop in at the Raystown Lake Visitor Center to see the taxidermy display of the 17 varieties of fish that you might catch at Raystown Lake. Striped Bass, Musky, Bass, Trout, Catfish, Carp, Perch...all fun to fish at Raystown Lake. So, let's hear your fish story? Bonus points if you share a photo or video with your comment.

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Bear's Paw Lodge is a great place to enjoy time with friends and family, relax near the fireplace, or make a quilt! Cont...
03/28/2019

Bear's Paw Lodge is a great place to enjoy time with friends and family, relax near the fireplace, or make a quilt! Contact Bears Paw Lodge to plan your retreat.

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Bear's Paw Lodge is a great place to relax and quilt with friends. Contact us to schedule your quilting retreat today!

Aunt Susie's Country Vacations is offering Lincoln Caverns, Inc. cave tour tickets with a stay in April 2019!#Raystown #...
03/27/2019
Aunt Susie's Country Vacations

Aunt Susie's Country Vacations is offering Lincoln Caverns, Inc. cave tour tickets with a stay in April 2019!

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Aunt Susie’s is offering 4 Free Tickets to Lincoln caverns for the month of April
lincolncaverns.com
Minimum 2 night stay
sportsman’s cottage minimum weekly rate
Please call 888-2-da-lake for more details and availability

From our friends at Interesting Pennsylvania and Beyond...#Raystown #PATravelHappy visitPA
03/22/2019
Interesting Pennsylvania and Beyond

From our friends at Interesting Pennsylvania and Beyond...

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Planning summer vacations yet? The Raystown Lake Region offers the best of everything for a relaxing summer getaway.

Back in the day...Courtesy of PennLive.comThe Raystown Lake Visitor Center celebrates 20 years of welcoming visitors to ...
03/20/2019
Raystown Lake in the 1980s: Vintage photos of this Huntingdon County gem

Back in the day...
Courtesy of PennLive.com

The Raystown Lake Visitor Center celebrates 20 years of welcoming visitors to the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania in May. 2019.

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Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County is the largest lake that is entirely within the state of Pennsylvania.The lake covers 8,300 acres.

The Bitter Goose Lodge
03/15/2019

The Bitter Goose Lodge

Who is ready for SUMMER? We have some rare space in the Lodge in June, book now and get ready for campfire season!

Roundhouse tours this summer at the East Broad Top Railroad! Come see the shops and locomotives; preserved pretty much t...
03/14/2019

Roundhouse tours this summer at the East Broad Top Railroad! Come see the shops and locomotives; preserved pretty much the same as the day that the workers put down their tools. The East Broad Top Railroad was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. The railroad was added in 1996 to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of America's Most Endangered Places.

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Hey there! We've received permission to offer public tours of the East Broad Top's historic roundhouse and machine shops again this summer. We'll start out with four dates -- Saturday, June 8; Saturday, July 20; Saturday, August 10; and Sunday, September 1. Tours will start at 11 a.m. and last about 90 minutes, and they’ll be led by volunteers from the Friends of the East Broad Top. The cost will be $10 per person (bring cash -- there are no credit-card machines in the roundhouse) for anyone over age 12. Persons 12 and under are free, but keep in mind that this is a detailed, history oriented, 90-minute tour. (Translation: It is not meant for kids, unless the kid in question is a serious, devoted railfan.) Please make sure everyone in your party wears clothes that can stand up to a little roundhouse grime, and closed-toed shoes with sturdy soles. Also, because each tour is limited to 25 people, you'll need to reserve your space by emailing Lawrence Biemiller ([email protected]).

UPDATE: The 11 a.m. tours on June 8 and July 20 are full, so we’ve added 2 p.m. tours on both days.

Keep in mind that after your visit, you can visit our friends at the Rockhill Trolley Museum and take a trolley ride along a portion of the EBT's former Shade Gap Branch. Feel free to share this post as you see fit. We look forward to seeing you at the EBT!

#DingDing The first event of the season for Rockhill Trolley Museum happens April 13, 2019!#PATravelHappy #Raystown
03/04/2019

#DingDing The first event of the season for Rockhill Trolley Museum happens April 13, 2019!

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Mark your calendars for the first event of the year for the trolley museum. The Easter Bunny is coming to the museum on Saturday April 13, 2019 to see and visit with everyone. The first trolley departs at 10:00AM and the last trolley departs at 4:30PM. After meeting Mr. Bunny onboard the trolley ride and getting a free gift, be sure to visit the pavilion for games, activities and balloon shapes and creatures of all kinds.

The fare for all riders is $8.00 per person, which includes all activities. We're looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Another sign of spring!#Raystown #PATravelHappy
03/01/2019

Another sign of spring!

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We're all so happy to see everyone's smiling faces again this season! Hoping everyone has a safe, fun and memorable 2019 boating season!

03/01/2019

Tonight! The Comedy Club at Huntingdon Event Center

Gather your friends and come out for a fun evening with lots of laughter!
Opening Act Collin Chamberlin...Pittsburgh native and comic, Collin Chamberlin is young, quick witted, and just plain funny. His easy going style has been featured at comedy clubs like Hilarities Cleveland, Helium Buffalo, the Pittsburgh Improv, and the Funny Bones. Collin is a great fit for all types of audiences, whether he’s talking about growing up with his grandparents, trying to exercise, or making fun of his obsession with cheeseburgers.
Headliner John Knight has appeared on A&E, Comedy Central and Showtime. John has performed all over the world including numerous performances in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Also on Cruise Ships and The Chicago Comedy Festival. Published author of “I’m Still Aggravated but at Least I Didn’t Kill Anybody.” A humorous look at anger management.
$21 at the door
Doors open 7:45pm

Stone Town Cafe & Gallery
02/13/2019

Stone Town Cafe & Gallery

If you love taking winter hikes, these walking sticks are ready to get back to nature. Raystown Lake Region Allegrippis Trails Thousand Steps Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

"...lakeshore beauty and small town goodness" -- Check out the Raystown Lake Region route on Roadtrippers.#Raystown #PAT...
02/04/2019
This Lake Trip has Whispering Rocks and Ghost Towns

"...lakeshore beauty and small town goodness" -- Check out the Raystown Lake Region route on Roadtrippers.

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And, of course, some incredible lakeshore beauty and small town goodness

It was below zero degrees at the Raystown Lake Visitor Center early this morning 1/31/2019. We had a skim of ice at Seve...
01/31/2019

It was below zero degrees at the Raystown Lake Visitor Center early this morning 1/31/2019. We had a skim of ice at Seven Points with a low fog. It was pretty to view from the Raystown Lake Visitor Center as the sun broke over Terrace Mountain.

Remember that you can enjoy the Raystown Lake view at http://bit.ly/RaystownLiveCamWTAJ

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake Seven Points Marina Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge & Conference Center

If you are planning a wedding or any event, we hope to see you at the 2019 Raystown Region Wedding and Event Expo on Sun...
01/31/2019

If you are planning a wedding or any event, we hope to see you at the 2019 Raystown Region Wedding and Event Expo on Sunday March 24 at Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge & Conference Center! www.RaystownWeddings.com

Brides and event organizers may register at:
http://bit.ly/AttendRaystownExpo2019

Free for brides +1 guest! Free for event organizers +1 guest!

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www.RaystownWeddings.com

Raystown Region Wedding and Event Expo
1p-3:30p, Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Lake Raystown Resort
Hosted by the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau

2019 Venue:
Lake Raystown Resort - An RVC Outdoor Destination
3101 Chipmunk Crossing
Conference Center
Entriken, Pennsylvania

www.RaystownWeddings.com
Plan your dream wedding in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania at the Raystown Region Wedding and Event Expo on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Lake Raystown Resort Conference Center! There are many great venues to have your perfect day either indoors or outdoors for your destination wedding in the Raystown Lake Region. You will find a selection of wedding and event information at the expo including photographers, caterers, bakers, attractions, entertainment and accommodations for your guests. Visit www.RaystownWeddings.com for more information about the Raystown Wedding and Event Expo on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Free for brides +1 guest! Each exhibitor provides a door prize drawing to add to the fun and excitement of the day! The Raystown Region Wedding and Event Expo is open from 1p-4p on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Pre-register at www.RaystownWeddings.com.

Contact the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau at www.Raystown.org or (888) 729-7869 at any time for information on planning your wedding, honeymoon or an event in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania. Best wishes from the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania to all of our brides and grooms!

Stop by our booths at events where we promote our Raystown Region Wedding and Event Expo:
Bridal Expo of Central PA at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA
Best Bridal Event at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA

Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge & Conference Center Megan Photography Daniel James Photography, LLC Union Grove, LLC Chillin Grill

Old man winter is finally rearing his (beautiful) head here at the Seven Points Recreation Area. Clear, blue, sunny skie...
01/14/2019

Old man winter is finally rearing his (beautiful) head here at the Seven Points Recreation Area. Clear, blue, sunny skies make for a peaceful morning. This is perfect weather to bundle up and hit the trails for a brisk hike or bike ride!

Only a few more months until camping season ⏳ In the meantime, stay up to date with local events and things to do in and around the Raystown Lake Region at www.Raystown.org/events

#Raystown #PATravelHappy #WinterWonderland
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Rockhill Trolley Museum
11/10/2018

Rockhill Trolley Museum

Our popular holiday events at the trolley museum are coming up very soon. There are two events, the Polar Bear Express and Santa’s Trolley.

The Polar Bear Express is an evening trolley ride in a heated trolley car looking at lights along the way. Mid way through the ride visitors are invited to get off the trolley to take a short walk through the lights and displays and then reboard the trolley for the return trip. Upon arrival back at the station area, complimentary cookies and hot chocolate will be available to enjoy in the pavilion or by the campfire. The Polar Bear Express operates Friday and Saturday evenings, starting November 23, 24, 30 December 1,7,and the last trips on December 8. The first trip each evening is at 6:30PM and the last departure is at 9:00PM. Trolleys will depart every 20 to 30 minutes. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $6 for children.

Our 33rd year of operating Santa’s Trolley is for one day only, Saturday December 1. Ride a real historic trolley to visit with Santa. Each child 13 years and under will receive a free gift from Santa and a personal visit. The first trolley to see Santa departs at 10:00AM and the last departure is at 4;00PM. Trolleys will depart every 20 to 30 minutes and all fares are $8.00 per rider.

We look forward to seeing everyone this holiday season at the trolley museum.

WTAJ-TV Central PA Live Alex Hazard recently took a flight over Raystown Lake and Mount Union, PA with pilot Dwight Ritt...
10/23/2018
Flight with Dwight

WTAJ-TV Central PA Live Alex Hazard recently took a flight over Raystown Lake and Mount Union, PA with pilot Dwight Rittenhouse. Enjoy the views!

Dwight speaks about the Standing Stone Trail and the Thousand Steps during the interview. The Thousand Steps really were the quarry workers commute to work circa 1930s!

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Usually you see Dwight Rittenhouse discussing the latest home improvement trends. Today, we're taking a flight over Huntingdon County is in own private plane...that he built himself!

Triple the terror, triple the fun! Follow the Karst Bride Fridays & Saturdays in October as you venture into the 'Nightm...
10/12/2018

Triple the terror, triple the fun! Follow the Karst Bride Fridays & Saturdays in October as you venture into the 'Nightmare Below Karstmas' 2018 Lincoln Caverns, Inc. Ghosts and Goblins event! Tickets are available at the door, but if you buy online (prior to the day of your tour) you will save a couple bucks at www.lincolncaverns.com This is Lincoln Caverns' 35th annual Ghosts & Goblins event! Daytime Child Combo Saturday includes Haunted Cave, Natural Cave, Family Hayride and Gem Panning. Daytime Adult Saturday includes Haunted Cave, Natural Cave, & Family Hayride. The Friday Night and Saturday Night MORE SCARYLICIOUS TOUR includes Haunted Cave, Haunted Trail, Haunted Hayride. REMEMBER: do not repeat his name 3 times or he appears..."the ghost with the most"...IT'S SHOWTIME!

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Pennsylvania Fall Foliage report posted by our friends at visitPA and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natura...
10/12/2018

Pennsylvania Fall Foliage report posted by our friends at visitPA and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Huntingdon County, home of #Raystown Lake, is shown as approaching best #FallinPA color 10/11-10/17/2018. We will be at peak here within the next 2 weeks.

#EnjoyTheOutdoors #GetOutside #HikePA #StandingStoneTrail #ridecentralpa #WTAJwx

Standing Stone Trail and the Thousand Steps Joe Murgo - WTAJ Chief Meteorologist Seven Points Marina Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge & Conference Center U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake

Hey leaf peepers, get your happy dance ready! Most of the state is now nearing peak #FallinPA colors. 👀🍂 http://ow.ly/PIHM30mcd5b

Beautiful photos, Judi. Thanks for sharing the scenic photos of your visit to Raystown Lake!#Raystown #PATravelHappy
10/12/2018

Beautiful photos, Judi. Thanks for sharing the scenic photos of your visit to Raystown Lake!

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Stone Town Cafe & Gallery
10/10/2018

Stone Town Cafe & Gallery

Stone Town in Fall! Today is the day we’re off to cooler places, we’re off and away. Come downtown to enjoy the back patio; days like today, we have to get outside! We hope you will come for our Strawberry Goat Cheese & Pecan Salad w/pumpkin seeds and Raspberry Vinaigrette or our Apple Walnut Feta Salad w/ Balsamic. Italian Wedding Soup and Tomato Basil! Raystown Lake Region Allegrippis Trails Juniata College

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6993 Seven Points Road
Hesston, PA
16647

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