Facilities & Trails

Admission is free to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, thanks to our supporters! To learn how you can support the Nature Center, visit the Make a Gift page.

Facilities

A number of facilities and outbuildings are found on the 12-acre farmstead, ranging from a 1850s Pennsylvania Bank Barn to the modern LEED Silver Certified Spring Creek Education Building. The Spring Creek Education Building, Barn, and large pavilion host programsspecial events, and meetings, and are available as rentals for private and company functions. Two smaller sun shelters are used for programs and are great for picnicking during non-program times.

Boardwalk and Trails

Over a mile of boardwalk and trails wind through the marsh ecosystem and connect to the Centre Region bicycle trail system. From the main parking area, the boardwalk and trails are located behind the barn. The boardwalk allows you to enjoy this beautiful marsh ecosystem with minimal human impact. It takes about 40-45 minutes to hike the full loop or you can enjoy a short stroll on the boardwalk for 25-30 minutes. There are benches and observation decks throughout the trails for you to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings. Take a closer look at our Trail Map and check out an arial tour.

Sections of the Millbrook Marsh boardwalk are closed due to unsafe structural conditions. Attempting to gain access to closed sections of the boardwalk not only puts you at risk of injury, but also damages the sensitive vegetation and wildlife of the marsh. Our staff have been monitoring the boardwalk during this closure and have found multiple areas trampled by those trying to get around the barricades currently in place. PLEASE respect these barriers and stay on open paths and grounds only. We want to keep all of our visitors, wildlife, and marsh ecosystem safe. Thank you for your cooperation. View Trail Map with Closures Marked

Book BenchBook bench

Be sure to stop for a rest at the beautiful Book Bench located near the pollinator garden. This bench, painted by June Ramsey of State College, is part of the Book Benches of Centre County funded through a Centre Inspires grant from the Centre Foundation. Many thanks to the Book Benches of Centre County for their contribution of this unique bench!