Welcome to Plummer’s Hollow

Welcome to the website of the Plummer’s Hollow Private Nature Reserve, a 648-acre property on the northern end of Brush Mountain — part of the Bald Eagle ridge system — near Tyrone, in central Pennsylvania, USA. This is the westernmost ridge in the ridge-and-valley Appalachians, and a major migration corridor for hawks, golden eagles, other birds, bats, and monarch butterflies. Plummer’s Hollow Run drains into the Little Juniata River, part of the Susquehanna River watershed. Though geologically speaking we are in the central Appalachians, Plummer’s Hollow is near the northern end of the cultural region known as Appalachia and the highly biodiverse ecoregion known as the Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests. The entrance to Plummer’s Hollow is located at 40.665 latitude, -78.23028 longitude. See the Geography section for more details.

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Take the tour up the hollow
The brochure formerly available to vistors at the bottom of the hollow

Slideshow from a walk up the hollow on May 10, 2010

Join Dave for a bone-rattling sled run down Plummer’s Hollow

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Meet the current owners, Bruce and Marcia Bonta
Greenworks TV travels to Plummer’s Hollow
(audio files — accessible via dial-up)

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Marcia Bonta interviewed on WPSU-TV about the wonders of an Appalachian winter
People always ask what the winters are like up here (broadband connection with Quicktime required to view — our apologies to folks on dial-up)

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Announcements for Visitors
This is the notice that appears on the signboard at the bottom of the hollow

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Visiting Plummer’s Hollow

The hollow is open for hikers year-round (see Announcements, above). Visitors can park along the township road below the railroad tracks, or along Route 453, and should exercise caution when crossing the tracks — trains are supposed to signal the crossing, but sometimes the engineers forget. Folks from out of the area can use the Contact form to get directions.

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