Rural Huntingdon County is located in south central Pennsylvania among the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. With a total population of just over 44,000 spread over 895 square miles, there is an abundance of forests and undeveloped land.
Home to Raystown Lake, the largest man-made lake in Pennsylvania. Raystown Lake has no privately owned lakefront property. In fact the only development you'll see on Raystown Lake are two boat anchorages, seven boat ramps and several campgrounds that have leased land from the Army Corps of Engineers. With Raystown Lake the Corps has decided to retain ownership to the tops of the surrounding mountains to control the watershed and protect the quality of the water in Raystown Lake. The upside is that access to Raystown Lake from surrounding homes and cabins is usually only 10-15 minutes. And since there are no developments on Raystown Lake, it always has the feel of being secluded and retains its pristine character.
The newly completed Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake, built by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, is a premier 30+ mile experience and considered one of the best trail systems in the Eastern United States.
The casual, relaxed lifestyle enjoyed by our area is the result of a rural location and natural scenic beauty. The overwhelming impression is that Huntingdon County is a peaceful area in which to live. Whether you're looking for a vacation spot, planning for retirement, or just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, I urge you to take a look at Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.