Local Resources

If you have a question that is not here, email adventure recreation at adventurerec@athletics.psu.edu.

Appalachian Outdoors
Outdoor gear and clothing retail store. Also provices rental service and is a great source of info about local resources!
123 S. Allen St. State College, PA 16801
The Bicycle Shop
Local bike shop with a large inventory of retail and rental bikes and dedicated staff of mechanics to provide bicycle maintenance and repair.
441 West College Ave. State College, PA 16801
Freeze Thaw
Downtown bike shop that builds, sells, and repairs bikes of all kinds.
109 South Allen St. State College, PA 16801
Purple Lizard Maps
Excellent trail maps available for several of the local regions (Rothrock, Scotia, and Bald Eagle).
Can be purchased online or at Appalachian Outdoors (see above).
Nittany Mountain Biking Association: NMBA
Connect with other mountain bikers in the area and get beta on local trails.
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
Get information about local state parks and all of the recreational opportunities that they offer.
Tussey Mountain Outfitters
Retail canoe and kayak store and rentals
308 West Linn Street Bellefonte, PA 16823
Stone Valley Recreation Area
Hiking, cabin rentals, boating, fishing, and home to Vertical Adventures (high ropes course, outdoor climbing wall, and alpine tower)
325 Charter Oak Road Petersburg, PA 16669
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Penn State's Environmental Center with hiking trails, undergrad programs, birds of prey, kids educational room, and more
3400 Discovery Road Petersburg, PA 16669

Equipment Rental

Adventure Recreation has a full line of equipment available for rental. You must give at least 24 hours notice through either email or phone call to rent equipment. Drop-in rentals are not guaranteed! Please see rental forms below for our gear list and pricing.