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Blue-Knob is an area of southwestern Pennsylvania that is a summit with a broad dome in the northernmost of the 3,000-foot hills of the Allegheny Mountains. The mountain, or summit, covers nearly 6,000 acres of Blue Knob State Park and contains 18 miles of hiking trails. Many overlooks are situated along the trails that give spectacular views of the mountains. Blue Knob is sometimes called "Pennyslvania's Best Kept Secret." There is a ski area located on the mountains north slopes, and the towns of Johnstown, Altoona and Bedford are located within 25 miles of Blue Knob. The towns of Pavia and Claysburg lie at the foot of the summit. This beautiful mountain setting makes a perfect getaway, whether for the day, a weekend or a full summer vacation. A resort and alpine village offers restaurants, a golf course and conference center in a peaceful, gorgeous setting. Some of the activities available in the Blue Knob area include golf, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, camping and scenic drives (especially beautiful in the autumn season.) The Blue Knob State Park offers acres of hiking and biking trails, camping and much more.

Surrounding areas: Altoona, Pennsylvania (14.0 mi), Bedford, Pennsylvania (23.4 mi), Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania (24.4 mi)

Blue Knob Vacation Rentals

Blue Knob Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Parkway MotelR D 1Portage, PA6.7 mi.(814) 736-3378
Wye Motor Lodge200 N & 220 Buisness StDuncansville, PA7.8 mi.(814) 695-4407
Comfort Inn130 Patchway RdDuncansville, PA8.9 mi.(814) 693-1800
Ramada Inn Altoona1 Sheraton DrAltoona, PA10.4 mi.(814) 946-1631
Motel 61500 Sterling StAltoona, PA11.1 mi.(814) 946-7601
Super 8 Motel3535 Fairway DrAltoona, PA12.5 mi.(814) 942-5350
Howard Johnson Lodge4848 Admiral Perry HwyEbensburg, PA12.8 mi.(814) 472-7201
Altoona Courtyard By Marriott2 Convention Center DrAltoona, PA14.0 mi.(814) 312-1800
Econo Lodge2906 Pleasant Vly BlvdAltoona, PA14.0 mi.(814) 944-3555
Hampton Inn-altoona180 Charlotte DrAltoona, PA14.0 mi.(814) 941-3500
Holiday Inn Express3306 Pleasant Vly BlvdAltoona, PA14.0 mi.(814) 944-9661
Quality Inn2915 Pleasant Vly BlvdAltoona, PA14.0 mi.(814) 944-4581
Super 8 Motel627 Solomon Run RdJohnstown, PA15.1 mi.(814) 535-5600
Hampton Inn129 Commerce CtJohnstown, PA16.0 mi.(814) 262-7700
Murphy Inn132 Penmar LnJohnstown, PA16.3 mi.(814) 266-4800
Sleep Inn453 Theatre DrJohnstown, PA16.4 mi.(814) 262-9292
Vicki & Hank's Hotel1412 Graham AveWindber, PA16.8 mi.(814) 467-7859
Days Inn1540 Scalp AveJohnstown, PA17.1 mi.(814) 269-3366
Holiday Inn Express1440 Scalp AveJohnstown, PA17.1 mi.(814) 266-8789
Super 8 Motel FranklinRRT 2 Box 97Franklin, PA17.5 mi.(814) 432-2101
Econo Lodge430 Napoleon PLJohnstown, PA19.5 mi.(814) 536-1114
Holiday Inn250 Market StJohnstown, PA19.5 mi.(814) 535-7777
Comfort Inn455 Theater DrJohnstown, PA19.6 mi.(814) 266-3678
Travel Lodge4271 Business 220Bedford, PA21.2 mi.(814) 623-7800
Hampton Inn4235 Business Rt 220Bedford, PA23.4 mi.(814) 624-0101
Best Western InnHC 2 Box 7Breezewood, PA29.6 mi.(814) 735-4352
Ramada Inn BreezewoodUS Rte 30Breezewood, PA29.6 mi.(814) 735-4005
Comfort Inn100 S 4th StHuntingdon, PA29.8 mi.(814) 643-1600
Days Inn Huntingdon4TH St & US Rt 22Huntingdon, PA29.9 mi.(814) 643-3934
Vista Vu MotelRR 3 Box 284Huntingdon, PA29.9 mi.(814) 643-2544

Blue Knob Weather & Climate

East Central Pennsylvania has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are warm to hot with humidity, falls and springs are generally mild, and winters are cold with snow although the snowfall is variable. Some winters bring only a dusting of snow, while others bring several major snowstorms. The average annual snowfall is 19.3 inches. Precipitation is generally spread throughout the year, with eight to eleven wet days per month. In summer, it's common to have heat waves accompanied by high humidity and thunderstorms. Severe weather is possible, in the form of blizzards in the wintertime and tornados in the summer, although these type of storms are not the norm.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 18°F 2.79 in. -
February 38°F 19°F 2.61 in. -
March 47°F 27°F 3.64 in. -
April 60°F 37°F 3.67 in. -
May 70°F 47°F 4.41 in. -
June 78°F 55°F 4.28 in. -
July 81°F 60°F 4.03 in. -
August 80°F 58°F 3.25 in. -
September 74°F 52°F 4.04 in. -
October 62°F 40°F 3.38 in. -
November 51°F 33°F 3.66 in. -
December 39°F 23°F 2.93 in. -

Blue Knob Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County airport (JST) located about 15 miles west of Blue Knob in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the Arnold Palmer Regional airport (LBE) located approximately 45 miles west of Blue Knob in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the University Park airport (UNV) located roughly 50 miles northeast of Blue Knob in State College, Pennsylvania, Eastern Wv Regional Shepherd Field (MRB) located around 72 miles south of Blue Knob in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and finally the Allegheny County airport (AGC) located about 72 miles west of Blue Knob in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Blue Knob Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Lakemont ParkAltoonaPA14.0 mi.
DelGrosso's Amusement ParkTiptonPA23.6 mi.
Idlewild ParkLigonierPA36.9 mi.
Kennywood ParkWest MifflinPA69.2 mi.
Williams Grove ParkMechanicsburgPA82.0 mi.
Fun Fore AllCranberry TownshipPA85.4 mi.
Water Parks
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA76.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Maple Crest Golf CoursePortagePA6.4 mi.
Summit Country ClubCressonPA6.9 mi.
Blue Knob Golf ClubClaysburgPA7.0 mi.
Iron Masters Country ClubRoaring SpringPA8.9 mi.
Sylvan Hills Golf CourseHollidaysburgPA10.1 mi.
Immergrun Golf ClubLorettoPA10.8 mi.
King Valley Golf CourseImlerPA10.8 mi.
Appledale Public GolfingEbensburgPA12.3 mi.
Ebensburg Country ClubEbensburgPA12.3 mi.
Park Hills Country ClubAltoonaPA13.7 mi.
Greenwood Golf CourseAltoonaPA17.3 mi.
Johnstown Municipal Golf CourseJohnstownPA20.7 mi.
Sinking Valley Country ClubAltoonaPA22.4 mi.
Bedford Elks Golf ClubBedfordPA24.0 mi.
Bedford Springs Golf ClubBedfordPA24.0 mi.
Scenic Valley Golf CourseFinleyvillePA24.2 mi.
Down River Golf CourseEverettPA25.7 mi.
Oakbrook Golf CourseStoystownPA29.6 mi.
Cherrywood Golf CoursePenn RunPA29.8 mi.
Standing Stone Golf ClubHuntingdonPA29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Blue KnobClaysburgPA6.7 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA50.0 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD69.5 mi.
Ski DentonCoudersportPA101.9 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA107.7 mi.
Ski SawmillMorrisPA108.0 mi.
State Parks
Blue Knob State ParkPA6.0 mi. 
Canoe Creek State ParkPA17.2 mi. 
Warriors Path State ParkPA19.6 mi. 
Prince Gallitzin State ParkPA21.8 mi. 
Trough Creek State ParkPA22.4 mi. 
Shawnee State ParkPA23.5 mi. 
Yellow Creek State ParkPA28.4 mi. 
Laurel Mountain State ParkPA34.8 mi. 
Laurel Summit State ParkPA37.0 mi. 
Linn Run State ParkPA38.4 mi. 
Johnstown Flood MuseumJohnstownPA19.6 mi.(History)
Old Bedford VillageBedfordPA23.4 mi.(History)
Juniata College Museum of ArtHuntingdonPA29.9 mi.(Art)
Compass Inn MuseumLaughlintownPA35.4 mi.(History)
Jimmy Stewart MuseumIndianaPA36.5 mi.(History)
Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western PennsylvaniaNew AlexandriaPA45.9 mi.(History)
Punxsutawney Weather Discovery CenterPunxsutawneyPA46.2 mi.(Science)
Frost Entomological MuseumState CollegePA47.3 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA76.2 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA76.2 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA100.3 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA101.0 mi.
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA101.1 mi.
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV116.2 mi.

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