Haines Township is a rural second class township in central Pennsylvania, located on the eastern edge of Centre County, and is approximately 30 miles east of State College (home of Penn State University). Haines Township covers a large area of diverse landscapes including mountainous terrain with sandstone ridges, mature forestlands, wetlands, limestone caves, and portions of several Exceptional Value streams and their watersheds. The Bald Eagle State Forest occupies the southern and eastern portions of the township and a small southwestern portion of the township lies in Poe Paddy State Park.
The Villages of Aaronsburg and Woodward were established in 1786. Haines Township has many historic and noteworthy properties and achieved national distinction shortly after the close of World War II with what came to be known as "The Aaronsburg Story" a pageant to honor Christian/Jewish amity, staged in 1949 and attended by close to 40,000 people.
Find out more from the Penn State Max Kade German-American Research Institute webpage and from the Explore PA History website.
Haines Township is also the home of Woodward Sport Camp, a thirty year old state-of-the-art facility for gymnastics, tumbling, skateboarding, skating and BMX biking. Woodward hosts the X Games and other national and international competitions.
One of the most popular events in the Township is the "Fall Festival", which is held every autumn at the Wert Memorial Park in Aaronsburg. We invite you to visit our quaint community.