The Adventure Bureau Dispatch

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Confessions of a reluctant fly fisherman

It’s one thing to be able to teach a perfectly willing person how to fish at Fisherman’s Paradise, the oldest and most famous catch-and-release waters in the country. But it takes quite the expert to drag a completely unwilling, hangry and slightly belligerent person to those beautiful waters and teach them the subtle art of fly fishing.

2022 8x11 Spring Bike Anywhere



State College, PA – May is Bike Month and Centre Region Spring Bike Anywhere Friday is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022. Bike Anywhere Friday is an initiative to get people riding in the Centre Region and coincides with National Bike to Work Day which encourages people to bike to work.

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Walk your way through Happy Valley’s best small towns

Walkability makes for a fabulous visitor experience and contributes to how desirable a town or city is for residents. Just ask any beach town. There’s a reason the boardwalk is one of the most popular places at the shore: everything is right there.

Visitors will find this same benefit in Happy Valley’s best small towns, including State College, home to one of the most beautiful and walkable campuses in the country.

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451 volunteers clear 12,541 pounds of trash during ClearWater Conservancy’s 26th Annual Watershed Cleanup Day

(CENTRE COUNTY) -- ClearWater Conservancy celebrated Earth Day weekend on April 23 alongside 451 community volunteers at its 26th Annual Watershed Cleanup Day. Volunteers gathered at 45 sites throughout Centre County to clean up trash and litter so that it could be properly cleared from stream sides and open spaces and disposed of properly. This year, volunteers collected 12,541 pounds of trash from Centre County from sites in the Spring Creek, Spruce Creek, and Bald Eagle Creek Watersheds.

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Sidewinder race levels playing field by age, gender

State College, PA—When the spring weather gets mild, local footraces spring up like wild onions. But one upcoming event in our area has a unique twist, as the race’s results are adjusted for both age and gender, to level the playing field.

On May 7, runners from around the region will gather at Whipple Dam State Park to take part in the Beidleheimer Sidewinder 10K and 20K. Both distances are run as an out-and-back race on Leg 4 of the 12-segment course in Rothrock State Forest used for the Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile Relay and Ultramarathon.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at