Unwind with a Raystown Lake getaway this winter

Raystown Lake has been described as Happy Valley’s backyard playground, and for good reason. It’s only a short car ride from the stadium, making it a perfect addition to a quick football weekend. It boasts some of the most beautiful countryside in the state, with lakes, trails, mountains and caves that attract tourists from all over the world. And it has four seasons of outdoor fun just waiting for you.

The biggest attraction is Raystown Lake itself. Measuring 30 miles north to south, it is the largest lake entirely within Pennsylvania. It has some of the best fishing you can find anywhere in the Northeast. And, perhaps even a better story to take home than catching a record-breaking striper in Raystown Lake is living on one of the unbelievable rental houseboats in the Seven Points Marina fleet—some even complete with a rooftop hot tub and a slide. And if cruising doesn’t float your boat, there are more than 3,000 campsites in the area.

The Raystown Lake Region is a four-season destination with special events, tours and festivals happening every week throughout the year. You can walk along the 2016 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year, Standing Stone Trail, which follows scenic ridge-line for more than 80 miles linking two state parks; or bike through the all-new Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park on 36 miles of the Allegrippis Trails. Forecasters are calling for snow this winter, which means that you can explore their hundreds of miles of trails with snow shoe hikes, or snowmobile trails in Rothrock State Forest near Trough Creek State Park, Greenwood Furnace State Park and Whipple Dam State Park.

Or, you can get away from it all and nestle down for a fireplace getaway in one of their many lodges, chalets and cabins. These vacation rentals boast luxurious accommodations, fully-equipped kitchens, and breathtaking views of the mountains. You can find rentals with beds for 2-25 people, making them perfect for your next alumni get-together, trip to State College for a basketball game, or just a much needed respite from your busy life. You can find a complete listing at raystown.org/lodging.

Matt Price, Executive Director of the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, says, “Once you get to Raystown, you’ll be finding yourself saying ‘Ahhh... this is the life’ during the getaway that you deserve. Come and relax amongst the Pennsylvania forests surrounding the 118 mile shoreline of Raystown Lake.”

The Raystown Lake recreation area welcomes more than one million visitors per year to the lake and surrounding areas for its world-class fishing, hiking, hunting, boating, swimming and biking. Don’t wait any longer to truly experience the best that Pennsylvania has to offer—contact the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau and start planning your perfect outdoor, scenic and active family getaway in the beautiful Raystown Lake Region.

For more information on the Raystown Lake Region, visit www.Raystown.org or call 1-888-729-7869.

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