Powdermill Nature Reserve Tour Trail

Somerset, Pennsylvania

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This is an especially enjoyable place for children who are fascinated with the animals (not live) on display within the Nimick Nature Center as well as the many butterflies at the butterfly bush on the side of the building. The Powdermill Nature Reserve is a research station of Carnegie Museum that was established in 1956, when General and Mrs. Richard K. Mellon and Mr. and Mrs. Alan M. Scaife presented 1,160 acres of land to the Carnegie Institute for the use of its Natural History Museum. Over the next several years, additional acreage was added through other gifts, providing the reserve with more than 2,200 acres of woodlands, streams, open fields, ponds, and thickets.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh

by Donna L. Ruff (Menasha Ridge Press)

This is an especially enjoyable place for children who are fascinated with the animals (not live) on display within the Nimick Nature Center as well as the many butterflies at the butterfly bush on the side of the building.

The Powdermill Nature Reserve is a research station of Carnegie Museum that was established in 1956, when General and Mrs. Richard K. Mellon and Mr. and Mrs. Alan M. Scaife presented 1,160 acres of land to the Carnegie Institute for the use of its Natural History Museum. Over the next several years, additional acreage was added through other gifts, providing the reserve with more than 2,200 acres of woodlands, streams, open fields, ponds, and thickets.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Somerset
Distance: 0.5
Elevation Gain: 50 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 20 minutes
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,200 feet
Top Elevation: 1,250 feet
Local Maps: USGS Stahlstown
Driving Directions: Directions to Powdermill Nature Reserve Tour Trail

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