Places to Stay
Ideally, of course, everyone could stay at the Iron Rail B&B in Rockhill Furnace. Alas, it has only a handful of rooms and they sell out very early. Otherwise, the nearest hotels are in Huntington, about half an hour to the north, and there's a B&B outside of McConnellsburg, half an hour to the south.
Campton Manor Bed and Breakfast: This B&B, near McConnellsburg, has gotten great reviews from festivalgoers.
Mill Stone Manor: This inexpensive, no-frills hotel is outside of Huntingdon.
Comfort Inn: This hotel is just across the Juniata River from downtown Huntingdon.
Fairfield Inn & Suites: This hotel is located near the Walmart on the other side of Huntingdon.
Places to Eat
Pizza Star: Orbisonia's only restaurant, at the stoplight on 522, offers pizza, sandwiches, and pasta. Local residents are sharply divided over whether the Orbisonia Pizza Star or the Three Springs Pizza Star (which has a similar menu and is located at the stoplight in Three Springs) should be the top choice of gourmands.
Subway: The Sandy Ridge Market, on 522 just north of Orbisonia proper, has a Subway sandwich shop inside.
Top's Diner: Offering a classic diner menu, Top's is easy to spot along U.S. 22 east of Huntingdon.
Standing Stone Coffee Co.: If you're looking for great coffee and good sandwiches, Standing Stone is absolutely worth the half-hour drive to Huntingdon (1229 Mifflin Street, Huntingdon).
Boxer's: Boxer's calls itself a cafe, but really it's a great beer joint with a friendly atmosphere and a decent selection of sandwiches and burgers (410 Penn Street, Huntingdon).
Mimi's Restaurant and Martini Bar: Mimi's is Huntingdon's only fine-dining establishment (312 Penn Street, Huntingdon).
Huntingdon also has a number of fast-food and chain restaurants, including Hoss's Steak and Sea House and Woody's Bar B Q.
Things to Do
Rockhill Trolley Museum: The trolley museum, located on Meadow Street in Rockhill Furnace, has an interesting and eclectic collection and offers rides along a portion of what was once the East Broad Top Railroad's Shade Gap Branch.
The Swigart Antique Automobile Museum: Located on Route 22 east of Huntingdon, Swigart's has a small but superlative collection of antique cars.
Isett Heritage Museum: Located on a ridge just east of Huntingdon, this museum offers several buildings' worth of antiques of every imaginable variety -- radios, TVs, cameras, toys, kitchen tools, mining equipment, farm implements, and much, much more (Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon).
Juniata College Art Museum: Filling a small but handsome building that was once the college's Carnegie Library, the museum usually devotes one gallery to the college's art collection and another to a temporary exhibition (17th and Moore Streets, Huntingdon).
Lincoln Caverns: Discovered in 1930, the caverns have been a local attraction ever since (Route 22 west of Huntingdon).
Thousand Steps: Once a commuter route for employees of quarries serving a Mount Union fire-brick plant, the Thousand Steps climb Jack's Mountain above the Juniata. The parking area, on the north side of Route 22 west of Mount Union, isn't marked -- look for cars that appear to have been parked just off the road for no reason. The trail begins just east of the parking area.
Lower Trail: From the trailhead near Route 22 between Alexandria and Water Street, this walking, running, and biking trail runs 17 miles west along the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River. The route was originally that of the Pennsylvania Canal (the ruins of a lock are visible) and was later reused by the Pennsylvania Railroad for its Petersburg Branch.
Raystown Lake: Managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown is the largest lake entirely in Pennsylvania. Boating, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, and camping are popular.
State College, home of the flagship Penn State campus, is about an hour and 20 minutes north of Rockhill Furnace. Among campus offerings are the Palmer Museum of Art, the Berkey Creamery, and the Arboretum.