3482 Benner Pike
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: (814) 355-5561
Fax: (814) 355-0330
Designed in the Federal style of architecture, the Bellfonte Forge House is a beautiful historic home and is also referred to as John Dunlop House. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, it remains intact and well-preserved.
Gamble Mill is known by many names like Lamb Mill, Thomas Mill, Wagner Mill, and Bellefonte Flouring Mill and is located in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania. It is a historic flour mill that was constructed in 1894, and features three-and-a-half stories. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in August 1, 1975.
The William Thomas House is a historic structure which had two sections that were built around 1785 and 1834. Constructed with Georgian style of architecture, the house is made of limestone. This beautiful building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Walking trails, playgrounds with a fun airport theme and disc golf, make it a fun visit for not just kids, but also families. The walking trail is perfect for some brisk exercise, and offers pretty views of the surrounding area.
Rumored to be the best place for sledding in winter, Slab Cabin Park features a lovely slope, where you can bring your sled along and whip down the hill in a rush of adrenaline. During summer, enjoy family picnics at the pavilion, while the little ones can use the playground at the top of the hill. A walk over the picturesque stream and small covered bridge is quite enjoyable as well.
Enjoy exploring the natural woods and wildlife of the region at the Thompson Woods Preserve. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike, trek, bike and explore the native flora and fauna. You can spot great horned owl, Baltimore oriole, red-backed salamander, gray fox, white-tailed deer and even the elusive black bear.
Tour the Centre Furnace Mansion between 1p and 4p on Sundays, Wednesdays and fridays. The mansion is a historic home that is now managed by the Centre County Historical Society. The restored mansion is a great place to visit for an idea of how the upper classes lived during the time Moses Thompson, the Ironmaster, lived here from 1842-1891. The mansion hosts local history exhibitions and events. The beautiful gardens are a must visit and open to visitors.
The main building of the Penn State University Libraries, the Pattee and Paterno Library features comfortable study spaces, group study areas, auditoriums and meeting rooms. The library has a cafe attached to it so students can get refreshed after a long day studying. The library has convenient hours for students, it is open 24 hours daily. The library is known to host local events and activities, open to the public.
A shelter for all seekers of literature, art, and culture, the Schlow Centre Region Library has been serving the local community of State College for years. Originally opened as the State College Public Library, this library boasts an impressive book and media collection, which is housed inside an excellently equipped two-story structure. The library also believes in providing a cultural education, and thus plays host to numerous cultural programs like live concerts and art exhibitions. See the website or call to know more.
The Tussey View Park is a good place for a fun day outing. The park has good facilities like a playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic spots and more.
The South Hills Park is a local park that offers good facilities like picnic tables, basketball courts and a playground. It is the perfect place to take your kids for a short day trip.
The Tom Tudek Memorial Park is home to the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden, as well as plenty of recreational activities from sports to walking trails, bike paths, picnic areas and pavilions. The picturesque park is a lovely spot to enjoy an afternoon out with family.