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Chimney Rocks Park

Posted in Recreation, Parks and Nature in Blair County, PA

chimney rocksChimney Rocks is a natural wonder resting high on the mountain side along Charger Highway in Hollidaysburg PA. Chimney Rocks is a lime stone formation containing one hundred and twenty different perches. Chimney Rocks has provided the Blair County residents with a park, hiking trails and beautiful panoramic views of Hollidaysburg, PA and surrounding areas for many years. Many local Blair County residents have scaled the mountain side to view the ancient limestone pillars and famous "Chief Seat". Area residents will tell you that Indians used the rock wall to build signal fires to send messages to fellow Indians in the valley below. The Chief of the local Native American tribe would sit in the Chief Seat atop the limestone pillars watching his tribe. A bronze marker was placed on the Pulpit Rock, now known as the "Look Out", on October 17, 1924. During the holidays a 20 foot high lighted star is placed atop the famous rocks. View photos of Chimney Rocks Park.

In 1994 Chimney Rocks and the surrounding property, which is located in Blair Township, was purchased by the Borough of Hollidaysburg. The Hollidaysburg Borough has developed Chimney Rocks into a beautiful park that can be accessed by all. Currently the park consists of several picnic areas where concerts and other community activities take place. Many of the trails have been improved, and handicap access is available to the picnic areas and one of the overlooks. Handrails and public rest room facilities have also been added to the park. The pavilion at Chimney Rocks Park is available for rent for events such as; picnics, family reunions, group outings, weddings and more. Contact the the Borough of Hollidaysburg for complete rental information.

 

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