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Huntingdon County Natural Wonders
Hawn's Overlook at
Raystown Dam -
Featured on the cover of 1996 Pennsylvania Visitors Guide, land
beautiful at sunset or sun rise. Overlook Road , Huntingdon, PA 16652
Rock at Trough Creek State Park - appears to be perched on the edge of a
cliff, ready to fall off at any moment into Great Trough Creek far
below. This "erosion remnant" has hung here for thousands of years.
Once part of a much higher cliff, the hard rock of Balanced Rock was
sitting on a layer of soft rock. The soft rock on the cliff face
eroded first, easing Balance Rock into its angled perch hanging over
the valley. Eventually the soft rock under the back of Balanced Rock
eroded away, leaving the rock balanced on the edge of the cliff.
To preserve the natural beauty of Balanced Rock, please do not spray
paint or vandalize any natural features.
Falls at Trough Creek State Park -
Spring is the best time to experience the rainbow effect formed from
the mist of the falls. Popular spot for weddings.
Environmental Center - Live birds of prey, reptiles, amphibians, shows, festivals,
exhibits/programs, picnicking/bird watching, gardens, trains, books
Caverns and Whisper Rocks -Caves are one of nature's hidden beauties, full of spectacular sights.
Discover Lincoln Caverns, where nature's splendors have been left just
as they were when discovered in 1930. Explore twisting passageways
that reveal splendid rooms glittering with white crystals and massive
flowstones. See delicate stalactites, created over thousands of years.
Hospitality and breathtaking marvels await beneath the earth.
Educational interpretive tours.
Pennsylvania Game Commission Migration Area/ Raystown
Lake - Three thousand acres of habitat has been
managed to maintain wildlife; one of Pennsylvania's premier
watchable wildlife areas. Observe waterfowl, eagles, osprey,
small game, deer, and bear in their natural habitat.
Rainbow Falls at Trough Creek State Park
Spring is the best time to experience the rainbow effect formed
from the mist of the falls. Popular spot for weddings.
Ice Mine was probably a prospect
hole for early iron miners. They did not discover iron ore, but did
create a natural refrigerator. In the winter, cold air diffuses up
into the loose rock of the hillside. In the spring and summer, cold
air flows down the mountainside and into the ice mine. This causes
melting snow water to refreeze when it hits the cold air in the
mine. Humid summer air adds more ice until all of the cold air has
left the hillside, usually by late summer.
Copperas Rocks is named for the
coppery-yellow stain on the cliff surface. The crystalline, yellow
precipitate is ferrous sulfate that leaches from a small pocket of
coal. Although this substance is one of the main pollutants in acid
mine drainage, the small quantity here is not harmful to the stream.
The small cave at the bottom of the cliff was probably made by early
settlers who used ferrous sulfate as a mordant for setting the dye
color in cloth.