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Slab Cabin Park Offers Centre County Residents A Peaceful Escape

If you’re wondering where to enjoy the gorgeous scenery the Centre County region has to offer this fall and winter, look no further.

Within the 921 acres of public parks region holds, Slab Cabin Park, at 316 Elmwood St., might have the biggest sledding hill in the area, but that’s only part of what makes it such an attractive site. Sitting five minutes from town by the turn towards Lemont, the sprawling area contains 20 acres of hiking and biking trails running through the woods connecting over a covered bridge. Waiting atop the sledding hill is a public fire pit where park-goers can sit and unwind.

Like every park in the area, the spot is great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s perfect for walking a dog through the woods or playing basketball at the outdoor courts (an amenity Penn State should consider adding more of). The best part of the park is undoubtedly the sledding hill, which is easily 300 feet from top to bottom. It’s not new; Penn State students have enjoyed park for years to make the best of snowy winters. So much in fact, that Slab Cabin had to install a list of rules.

Slab Cabin Park takes their sledding very seriously
Slab Cabin Park takes sledding very seriously

Separate pavilion areas with benches located a short way away await tired hikers in need of a few minutes of rest. Spots like these are perfect this time of year as the leaves begin to change and the air grows crisper with each passing day.

Take a minute out from your day to unwind by the creek
Take a minute out from your day to unwind by the creek

Centre County has 55 different parks waiting to be discovered and enjoyed, so stop sitting on your couch and go experience them all!

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James Turchick

James is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism, James enjoys writing about anything weird and is deadly allergic to bees. Onward State people are very nice to him.


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