Saturday June 17th trip to Penn’s Cave in Centre Hall
Just miles from Mount Nittany is Penn’s Cave. The cave itself is nestled under about 1,500 acres of rolling fields. It boasts over 600,000 square feet, and its limestone rock is estimated to be millions of years old. It remains a scientific mystery how waters from the streams around Nittany Mountain, nearly five miles away, pass through the valleys into the cavern.
Here is a link to the rest of the Legend of Penn’s Cave:
The Airport is N74 Penn’s Cave – runways 7/25 2500ft X 40ft CTAF 122.8. The distance from N57 to N74 is 105 Miles. The direct route passes over the Harrisburg TRSA The top of the TRSA is 6000ft. Either skirt to the North around it or fly above it or contact Harrisburg Approach when entering from the South East on 126.45 – Bearing 80 Degrees to 179 Degrees
Contact Harrisburg Approach when returning from the North West on 118.25 – Bearing 310 Degrees to 79 Degrees
Penn’s Cave is a 3/4 mile walk from the airport to the site on gravel roads. The entry fee is $18.50 Seniors 65+ $17.50. The Cave Cafe is on site and features local raised Bison Burgers, Texas Longhorn Burgers, Chili Dogs, Nachos, Snacks, Drinks, and Desert Items. A jacket is recommended for the cave tour as the temperature in the cave is about 50 degrees year round. The tour is by boat and lasts about 50 minutes.
Meet at the EAA 240 Hanger at 9:30am with wheels up at 10:00am.