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Thompson Woods: Guided Outings
Thompson Woods: Guided Outings

Sun, Jun 30

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Thompson Woods Preserve

Thompson Woods: Guided Outings

Explore this 43-acre parcel of forested land that was preserved by ClearWater Conservancy in 2000, which covers parts of State College Borough and College Township. No RSVPs required.

Time & Location

Jun 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Thompson Woods Preserve, 928 Walnut Spring Ln, State College, PA 16801, USA

About the Event

IMPORTANT TRAVEL NOTE: Event traffic for the Ironman competition on Sunday, June 30 will impact travel to Thompson Woods. Please give yourself extra time to reach our event. You must approach Walnut Spring Lane from Easterly Parkway. University Drive is a section of the race course and will remain closed  during our events. Traffic crossing University Drive at Easterly  Parkway will be controlled to allow race competitors to pass.

See Suggested Route

See Ironman Road Closures

Thompson Woods Preserve Maps & Destination Info

Thompson Woods is a 43-acre parcel of forested land that was  preserved by ClearWater Conservancy in 2000. Covering parts of State  College Borough and College Township, the property is used for passive  recreation, and its paths provide a convenient route for walkers between  PSU Campus and residential areas. Improvements being planned for the  area include new signage, trail maintenance, and forest management.

Parking Information: Travel on Walnut Spring Lane for 0.4 mi from the intersection with University Drive to the gravel parking area.

Difficulty: Easy

Hike Distance (miles): 1.5 Trail Map

What To Expect: Gravel or dirt footpaths with one short, steeper incline.

How To Prepare: Sturdy shoes and a water bottle are recommended. Sunscreen and insect protection recommended for all outings.

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