Penn State Mont Alto is a 103-acre campus located near Chambersburg in Franklin County, 30 miles west of Gettysburg and just a few minutes from the Maryland border. The quaint campus borders the beautiful Michaux State Forest and is within driving distance of many historical tourist areas and metropolitan cities. Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers love the area, which provides easy access to hiking, mountain biking, snow skiing, whitewater rafting, mountain climbing, fishing, horseback riding, skydiving, and much more.
Civil war buffs can easily tour Gettysburg National Park or Antietam National Battlefield. There are many options for the avid shopper, including the Prime Outlets in Hagerstown, MD; the Gettysburg Factory Outlet Village, as well as two local malls. The campus also boasts an active cultural base with Totem Pole Playhouse located nearby, and the historic Chambersburg and Maryland theatres located within short driving distance.
To those who call Mont Alto home, the area is a beautiful, peaceful region with green grass, farmlands, majestic forests, and quaint, personal communities. All of this is just a short 60-90 minute drive from the nation's capital, providing access to entertainment, and cultural and sporting events. Penn State Mont Alto offers the best of both worlds. We hope you plan a visit to the campus soon.
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