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A visit to the “1000 Steps” in Mt Union, PA

On April 6 some friends and I made our first trip of the year to the thousand steps in Mt Union, Pennsylvania. The steps were built in the early 1900s by miners who wanted to make their daily climb to the quarry a bit easier.

For an office-dweller like me, the first time up the steps usually means three or four days of aching legs, but the good views and the sense of accomplishment you get from the climb make it worth it. Two years ago I visited the 1000 steps for the first time and made an informational video that gives some of the history of the area. Click on thumbnail to the right to check it out.

Raystown Lake Scenic Overlooks

If you’re in the Huntingdon, PA area and you have a little time to kill, consider paying a visit to the Ridenour and Hawn’s scenic overlooks. The lookouts are only a short walk from each other, so you can visit both with one stop. Here’s the map that should get you there.