Prairie Restoration Site
Prairies were a rare but distinctive part of the central Pennsylvania landscape before the arrival of European-style agriculture. We are using native plants and periodic fire to re-create a 12-acre prairie habitat in the Arboretum. Walk the prairie trail in summer or fall to enjoy a palette of golden grasses and late-season wildflowers.
Bellefonte Central Rail Trail
This biking and walking trail follows the old bed of the Bellefonte Central Railroad, which used to connect the towns of Bellefonte and State College. The 1.3-mile trail traverses the Big Hollow portion of the Arboretum and connects to nearby parks and residential neighborhoods.