The McKeever Environmental Learning Center, located in Sandy Lake, PA is dedicated to environmental education of all ages. They have their own network of trails, including one that leads into the nearby Maurice K Goddard State Park.

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Find map and all trail information at http://www.mckeever.org/about/nature-trails.html

Woodland Tapestry Trail

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Length: 1 mile

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 25 miles

Type: Loop

Allowed Usage: Walking

Trail Surface: Natural Earth

A mile long looped path that walks you through different forest climax’s. Woodland Tapestry is the main trail to all other trails at McKeever other than McCutcheon Overlook.

Leisure Link Trail

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Length: 0.3 miles

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 25 miles

Type: Loop

Allowed Usage: Walking

Trail Surface: Natural Earth

A short, 1/3-mile walk will guide you through portions of Woodland Tapestry Trail and McCutcheon Run.

Historical Trail

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Length: 1 mile

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 25 miles

Type: Loop

Allowed Usage: Walking

Trail Surface: Natural Earth

Check out a small waterfall, an old coal mine, and remnants of a historical farm homestead along this mile-long jaunt spur trail off of Woodland Tapestry trail.

Trail to McCutcheon Outlook

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Length: 100 yards mile

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 25 miles

Type: Out and back

Allowed Usage: Walking

Trail Surface: Natural Earth

From the Discovery Building, walk 100 yards and you will be at the McCutcheon Overlook.

Goddard McKeever Hiking Trail

Also listed in the Maurice K Goddard State Park section

Length: 1.25 miles

Approximate mileage from Allegheny College: 20 miles

Type: Out and back

Allowed Usage: Walking

Trail Surface: Natural Earth

Marked by yellow blazes, This short hike leads from the McKeever Environmental Learning Center to the Maurice K Goddard State Park area. The trail splits a little while after crossing the paved road; they lead to the same place. Go straight, a short and steep hike awaits, but if you turn left, you will be welcomed by less of a gradient and views of the lake.

Sources: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/mauricekgoddard/#hiking

http://www.mckeever.org/about/nature-trails.html