Information for Travelers
Courtesy of Altoona-Blair County Airport
Altoona-Blair County Airport has provided the following information to assist our guests in becoming familiar with the West Central Pennsylvania area and what it has to offer. Separated from the urban centers of the east by the Appalachian divide, this mountainous region maintains a distinct cultural and socio-economic identity. The people of this region exert a strong sense of independence, agricultural and industrial fortitude, and passion for the pursuit of knowledge, evidenced by presence of numerous universities of higher education throughout the region. Learn more:
Rural Huntingdon and Bedford County, PA
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking and More
Travelers from around the world are attracted to abundant opportunities for hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities throughout these two regions’ vast network of lakes, rivers, and mountain forests. Raystown Lake in Huntingdon is just one of the popular local destinations for nature lovers. Locals and visitors alike celebrate the magnificent colors and flavors of Appalachian fall at the Bedford Fall Foliage Festival in October in Downtown Bedford, PA. If you will be anywhere in Central Pennsylvania during this festival, it is always worth the trip.
Metro Blair and Centre County, PA
Shopping and Dining
The Blair County region is a shopping and food-lover’s paradise. In fact, one three-mile stretch in the city of Altoona (Logan Valley Boulevard) consists almost entirely of shopping centers, restaurants, diners, and other food-related establishments. Many additional options can be found at Logan Towne Center – Altoona’s newest retail development just off the 17th Street Exit from I-99. Head to nearby State College in Centre County – the cultural center of the region – for the annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in July, as well as upscale shopping and dining throughout the entire downtown area, as well as at the Nittany Mall.