J.C. Blair Hospital is a 62-bed, non-profit community hospital located on “Hospital Hill” overlooking the community of Huntingdon. Founded in 1911 by the widow of John Chalmers Blair, Kate Fisher Blair, the hospital has undergone many expansion and renovation projects to continuously meet the changing healthcare needs of residents in its surrounding communities. With an active medical staff of nearly 40 physicians, over 400 employees and more than 40 active volunteers, J.C. Blair stands ready to provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
J.C. Blair Hospital is a progressive and diverse medical center with a friendly, well-trained, professional staff. We are continually upgrading technology and procedures with a constant commitment to improving the quality of patient care.
Huntingdon County’s unique mix of forests, farms and small towns make it a pleasure to visit and an ideal place to live. Comprised of 48 townships and boroughs, Huntingdon County is largely rural. It is a place where people know their neighbors and families have roots that reach back for generations. Huntingdon is the county’s seat of government and its largest community. Home to just over 7,000 residents, the borough is situated on the banks of the Juniata River, near the mouth of Standing Stone Creek. Huntingdon County is located in south-central Pennsylvania, among ridges of the Appalachian Mountains. Visitors quickly discover why the area is nicknamed “Land of 1,000 Hills,” as the area is laced by forested ridges and agricultural valleys.
Huntingdon County literally has thousands of miles of trails, and we’re not just talking about hiking trails! Exploring the Raystown Lake Region by trail can be accomplished in a multitude of ways: day hiking, trail-running, or backpacking on foot; horseback riding; two-wheeling aboard your road bicycle, mountain bike, or motorcycle, paddling your canoe or kayak, riding shotgun in your convertible, strapping on your snowshoes or cross-country skis, hopping on your snowmobile, and more. Huntingdon County is home to Pennsylvania’s largest concentration of caves and caverns with over 150 known karst sites. The Raystown Lake Region plays host to one-third of all of the caves in Pennsylvania. We recommend starting with one of the three commercial show caves in the region: Indian Caverns, Lincoln Caverns, or Penn’s Cave, where no special equipment is needed for guided tours. Even experienced cavers can find great points of geologic and historic interest in these caves. Other caves in the area can be found by contacting the National Spelelogical Society, and its local chapter or “grotto,” the Huntingdon County Cave Hunters.
Are you born to shop? Do you like to shop ‘til you drop? Then what’s in store in the Lake Raystown Region will not disappoint– big box store, department store, dollar store, general store, convenience store, online shopping, home shopping, window shopping, shopping mall, shopping center, town square, gift shop, craft shop, antique shop, bazaar, flea market, artisan trail. Artisan Trail? An artisan trail will redefine your shopping experience. Imagine, if you will, the opportunity to connect with the triumphant heritage of the region, the jubilant nature of your soul, and the call of the open road. Featuring a variety of forums including signature galleries, artists’ studios, art centers and museums, an artisan trail elevates your shopping experience to an art form by exposing you to the creative culture of Pennsylvania.
From our signature attraction, the 8,300-acre man-made Raystown Lake, to the country's oldest automobile museum, to historic trolley rides, small-town charm, railroad history, world-class trails, underground caves, pristine trout streams and more, the Raystown Lake Region provides adventure around every bend.