Take a day off!
Agriculture is the largest industry in the county, which allows us a lot of wide open spaces. It is no accident, then, that tourism is our second-largest industry. Those "wide open spaces" are filled with history and recreational opportunities that beckon thousands of visitors annually to our back yard.
Dotted with caves, flowing with rivers and surrounded by mountains, Blair County and the surrounding area offer many opportunities for leisure. Strap on your skis. Hitch up your boat. Tie some flies. Put on your backpack. Get out your binoculars. Our great outdoors will inspire you and your family.
State parks within a stone's throw include Blue Knob
, Canoe Creek
, Prince Gallitzin
, and Shawnee
, with water sports, camping, hiking, snow skiing, fishing, ice skating and cabin and pavilion rentals.
in nearby Huntingdon County is a bass fisherman's, water-skier's and boater's paradise. With 27 miles of shoreline, it's the largest manmade lake in the state.
We have two classic amusement parks: Lakemont Park
in Altoona, with more than 100 years of history, and DelGrosso's Amusement Park
in Tipton, known for its excellent food. Hersheypark
, one of the premier theme parks in the country, is an easy day-trip, only a two-hour drive.
An 11-mile recreation trail in Williamsburg offers a peaceful place for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
Of course, we offer golf, tennis and health and fitness clubs, plus some more-unusual pursuits, like rock-climbing, hang-gliding, caving and diving.
If you just want to sit back and relax, take in an Altoona Curve
baseball game (the Pittsburgh Pirates' AA affiliate) or a Penn State
Nittany Lion football game.
Still want more activities to choose from? Check the links below.
Altoona Symphony Orchestra
Blair Bicycle Club
Cresson Lake Playhouse
Scotch Valley Country Club
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
The Summit Tennis and Athletic Club