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Proposed activities

Activities proposed at Terrace Mountain Lodge and Hawn's Bridge Recreation Area include:

  • Hiking, biking & bird watching (many Eagles nest at Raystown Lake)

  • Camping/Glamping (glamorous camping)

  • SPA & Wellness Center

  • Indoor/outdoor pool for lodge guests

  • Organized events for guests and the public — concerts, wine tasting, special dinners, kids programs

  • Raystown Lake recreation — swimming, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, boating, fishing 

  • Winter activities — cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, ice fishing

  • Incline train rides/funicular (proposed)

  • Disc golf, golf range, skeet range

  • Ropes course

  • Environmental Learning Center 

  • Children's activities — camps, organized events, picnics

  • Scout camps

Excursions and Local Events:

  • Juniata College performances & lectures

  • Penn State area sports & events:  State College Art Festival, PSU football, PSU hockey

  • Fall Color Tour

  • Cave tours

  • Broadtop Railroad, Altoona Railroad Museum

  • Local baseball games:  State College Spikes, Altoona Curve

  • Historic home tours

  • Museum tours — Isett Heritage Museum, Huntingdon Historical Society Museum, Juniata College Art Museum, Penn State Palmer Art Museum

  • Downtown Huntingdon events — Wine Down Weekend, Mayfest, Art Walk

  • Excursions — Antiquing, Amish country, winery & distillery tours

  • Visits to area state parks and historic sites

  • Trips to local events and entertainment venues 


Currently, the only public access to the Hawn’s Bridge area on Raystown Lake is by way of the existing Terrace Mountain Trail. The Terrace Mountain Lodge (TML) team plans to work with local hiking and biking organizations to plan new trails and trail maps under the guidance of the USACE. Some trails may need to be refurbished and others may need to be built. This will be a community-wide initiative with appropriate planning, keeping environmental factors in mind during the entire process.  (Click here for information on other trail development plans in the area.)




The TML development team is committed to creating a state-of-the-art Environmental Learning Center on the mainland area by the lake, that would be open to the public and available to visitors, local school groups, scouts and other organizations. This building would be under a canopy of trees. The goal is to offer programs for children and adults on the animals, birds, and habitats of the region, as well as providing information on the settlers and Native American inhabitants of the area.  The TML team hopes to partner with an existing college or university environmental program to oversee programming at the center.   



The TML development team would work with the USACE on potential camping and/or glamping (glamorous camping cabins/tents) tucked under a canopy of trees.


Ideas for the modified Hawn's Bridge Recreation Area (on the mainland only), which would be open to the public, include a swimming beach and areas for kayaks, paddleboards, canoes. A environmental learning center could be adjacent to existing trails and if the USACE allows it, we could build areas for boats to pull up to the shore. 


As an all seasons resort and lodge, TML guests would enjoy many winter activities such as local downhill skiing (Blue Knob and Tussey Mountain Ski resorts), sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling on approved trails. Other activities could include visits to the local roller skating rink or bowling alleys, as well as indoor swimming. Typical winter entertainments available include excursions to wineries or historic sites, museum tours, local events such as the United Way Annual Holly Tour of Homes and Penn State or Juniata College sporting events or concerts.  



Fall and Spring activities available are golfing at area golf courses, skeet shooting at TML, disc golf, hunting in approved areas, lake and stream fishing, hiking/biking, birding, fall color tours, winery tours, lake cruises, archery, visits to area attractions and others.