Dispatch from The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau - July 22, 2020

– by Edward Stoddard


Bellefonte Kayak

Sunnyside Paddling Park

An unknown spot to many but a favorite of the watersport world is Sunnyside Paddling Park. Right behind Tussey Mountain Outfitters (in the water) , the paddle park provides access to a slalom course on the moving waters of Spring Creek. The park was founded by 5 teammates from the 1963 World Slalom Championships: Tom Southworth, Dave Guss, Dave Kurtz, Hank Yeagley, and Les Bechde. Throughout the years, the park has been the source of introduction to kayak and canoe paddling for hundreds of adults and children. In- and out-of-water maintenance and funding is provided by the Mach One Slalom Team. Also aiding with upkeep of the course and surrounding area is Tussey Mountain Outfitters.

Learn more at Bellefonte.com

Paddling from Bellefonte to Milesburg


IngleBean Ice Cream

Opening July 24th! 1-10p

Featuring hyper local ice cream from places like Spring Bank Acres and Reedsville Creamery. Our toppings like homemade brownies and cookies are from local favorite IngleBean Coffee Shop just next door in Millheim PA

IngleBean Ice Cream LINK

IngleBean Coffee House LINK

Elk Creek Cafe LINK


Rowland Theatre

Travel back with the Rowland Theatre to 1994 and join Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and James Garner in one of the most entertaining Westerns ever made! Maverick, Rated PG, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Rowland Theatre, Philipsburg.

Public Art

Public art is a defining component of any community’s character. Art can elevate key concepts of a region’s beauty, act as a cultural time-capsule, and offer fresh perspectives on social issues. Here in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania we are so fortunate to be surrounded by inspiring art, much of it created by local artists. LEARN MORE at this LINK

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau cannot stress enough that we believe in responsible and safe travel. We do encourage visitors planning business or leisure travel to Happy Valley to refer to the following resources for reliable information and updates regarding COVID-19. Please keep in mind that some articles on this blog were written in a different age pre-virus. Please refer to the individual business websites for current status and hours available. HVAB links to business and other appropriate pages at every opportunity.