AmTrak’s Pennsylvanian Line stops twice daily in Huntingdon at its station along 4th Street from Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Johnstown and Altoona in the morning, and from New York City, Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Lewistown in the late afternoon. The AmTrak station is a convenient starting location for experiencing Huntingdon by foot or by bicycle.

Part II: Things to Do in Huntingdon

Whether seeking outdoor adventure, indoor entertainment, or learning about local history, Huntingdon has it all in a convenient walking distance from the AmTrak station. 

  • The railroad station is located in Huntingdon’s cultural district consisting of the Huntingdon County Historical Society and its Victorian House Museum, Huntingdon County Library, Huntingdon Health and Wellness Association and a variety of public murals commissioned by the Huntingdon County Arts Council. Self-guided walking tours are available for the historic architecture and public art installations around town. The cultural district partners also offer a variety of programming from tours and lectures to demonstrations and hands-on programs throughout the year.

  • Movie buffs will enjoy the historic Clifton Theater located downtown on Washington Street with its five digital auditoriums showing current and occasionally historic films.

  • Juniata College hosts NCAA Division 3 sporting events during the academic seasons as well as its Juniata Presents performing arts series. On campus, you can find a disc golf course and the Juniata College Museum of Art.

  • Huntingdon is a trail town along the September 11th National Memorial Trail which passes through town along Penn Street following the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal Greenway on its way between the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA to the World Trade Center Ground Zero site in New York City.

  • Huntingdon is also a trail town along the Juniata River Water Trail which is a National Recreation Trail in its own rite. Every Monday evening during daylight savings time, the Juniata River Paddlers hosts free group paddling trips along the water trail and nearby lakes and tributaries.

  • Hikers and mountain bikers will enjoy the Flag Pole Hill trail system which connects to Juniata College’s Peace Chapel trails. Also in town, you can find a nature trail at Detwiler Field and the Blair Trail along Standing Stone Creek at Blair Park.

When you visit Huntingdon, we recommend leaving some room in your luggage to take home a bounty of shopping finds. In addition to the selections below, Huntingdon is known for its resale shops and local artists galleries and studios.

  • One of the first things you’ll notice when stepping off the train in Huntingdon is the wonderful smells emanating from the Thompson’s Candle Company factory across the street from the station. Thompson’s factory outlet and gift shop is located two blocks from the station on Washington Street in the carriage house of the Gage Mansion.

  • Your first stop when stepping off the train or your last stop before stepping on the train is likely to be the Station General Store which is housed in the historic Huntingdon Union Station building adjacent to the modern-day AmTrak station. This unique antique shop has a wide variety of treasures to be found.

  • ReKlaimed Vines wine tasting room offers a variety of locally produced wines for tasting and purchase as well as wine related décor and accessories. The winery has frequent events and regularly hosts food trucks for its outdoor and indoor seating areas.

  • Speaking of tastes…Juniata Brewing Company offers tastes and takeout growlers of their micro-brewed beers. They also have frequent events and regularly host food trucks to pair with their delicious brews.

  • Rothrock Outfitters is a unique retail location providing customers with a range of outdoor products and services for canoes, kayaks, biking, hiking and camping. They also have an extensive rental fleet of road, gravel and mountain bikes, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.

  • We seriously doubt these will make the trip home, because gourmet cupcakes from Sweethearts Confectionery are just too tempting to transport very far. Owner, baker and cake decorator, Jana Weaver bakes cupcakes fresh daily for the retail shop as well as taking cake orders and teaching cake decorating classes. Ask her about a Winter Fireplace Getaway in the Raystown Lake Region complete with a private class for 4-20 people!