Antis Township is located in the northwest part of Blair County, Pennsylvania, and borders Cambria County to the west. It has a total area of 61 square miles and was home to approximately 6,500 residents during the 2010 census. The township completely surrounds Bellwood Borough and the neighborhood of Tipton.
The Little Juniata River runs through Antis Township and attracts fishermen looking for wild brown trout. This watershed occupies most of the eastern half of Antis Township. The western half of the township is split between the Bells Gap Run and Tipton Run watersheds. Additionally, a tiny portion of the Clearfield Creek watershed originates here, before crossing into Cambria County. The Bellwood and Tipton Reservoirs lie within the Township and provide drinking water for the community.
More than 27,000 acres of forest and state game lands, and 142 acres of water, cover the township. As such, there is plenty of opportunity for hiking, biking, hunting, and fishing. Some local outdoor activities include exploring Bellwood-Antis Park (which borders Bells Gap Run, a state-approved trout stream) and walking or biking the Bells Gap Rail Trail.
Drinking Water Supplies in this Municipality
Two reservoirs are located in Antis Township. The Tipton Run Reservoir, fed by Tipton Run, is located in the northern part of the municipality. The Bellwood reservoir is fed by Bells Gap Run, west of Bellwood Borough. These reservoirs are operated by Altoona Water Authority, which provides clean drinking water to thousands of people in Blair County. Click here to learn more about Blair County Drinking Water and what your role is in preventing drinking water pollution.