Huntingdon is a hub community in the Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway and one of several river/trail towns along the Juniata River, a 142-river mile corridor running through Blair, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, and Perry County, just west of Harrisburg.
The town of Huntingdon, described in early deeds as being “at Standing Stone on Juniata,” was laid out in 1767, only thirteen years after this region of Pennsylvania was purchased from the Indians. The Rev. William Smith, head of the College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania) and an energetic speculator in frontier lands, was the town founder and proprietor. Today, Huntingdon’s National Register Historic District is home to well-preserved buildings and a diverse business base.
Boxer’s (410 Penn St.) – Described as a gem by visitors to this unique eatery Boxers offers quality cuisine for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. It is also a destination for beer lovers who enjoy reusing and sampling their extensive brew listings.
Rothrock Outfitters & Adventure Suites (418 Penn St.) – Located in the heart of Huntingdon this outfitter is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts with a great inventory of bikes, canoes, and kayaks and the adjacent bike-friendly suites comfortably sleeps four in two queen beds or with the help of some plush couches. If you are looking to bring the whole family, club, or group the rooms are able to host a maximum of six individuals.
Stone Town Gallery & Café (511 Washington St.) – Gallery features custom stained glass and fusing plus 50 local artists’ merchandise including jewelry, fiber art, candles, wooden toys, walking sticks, fire pits, sun catchers, and more! Stone Town Café is comfortably nestled inside Stone Town Gallery. The café is open for breakfast and lunch. Soups, sandwiches, salads, and desserts are created just for you by certified Chef Michelle Schmuckler. Live music every Friday night.
Huntingdon County Arts Space (212 Fourth St.) – The Huntingdon County Arts Council (HCAC) was established in 1972 to serve the residents of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Its audience now includes neighboring counties and visitors as collaboration and service expand. The Arts Space features local artists work for sale – check out their website for special events and programs.
A.C. Darby Studio (417 Penn St.) – Check out this brand new studio and gallery in downtown Huntingdon!
Standing Stone Coffee Company (1229 Mifflin St.) – A coffee roastery and cafe offering a unique combination of quality, creativity, and community care to guests and clients. As a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) it is their priority to bring you only the best. Each coffee is small-batch craft roasted to bring out each of our coffee’s unique flavor profiles.
Mimi’s (312 Penn St.) – There’s always something fun going on at Mimi’s. They are the best little secret in the area. Casual and fine dining in a very casual and unique upscale atmosphere with full bar service including martini menu and wine list. Check for monthly local entertainment; jazz and guitar players are frequent. Happy hours Monday-Saturday 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Juniata College Museum of Art (17th and Moore St.) – Get inspired! The Juniata College Museum of Art is a cultural center for Juniata College and the central Pennsylvania region. The JCMA hosts exhibitions drawn from its permanent collection, loans or traveling exhibitions, and annual presentations of student work.