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In Happy Valley, farm fresh ice cream is always in season

The summer might be winding down, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy a scoop or carton of delicious, farm fresh ice cream. In keeping with Happy Valley’s deep agricultural roots, there are plenty of places to cool off (or get your chill on) with this popular frozen treat straight from the farm.

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Spend a day (or several) with Happy Valley Agventures

Agriculture is deeply embedded in Centre County’s heritage, and signs of Happy Valley’s agricultural roots run deep in our picturesque valleys. There are plenty of ways to experience your own ‘Agventure.’

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Spend a day in and around Philipsburg

Philipsburg, PA is a quiet small town with historic charm and plenty of hidden gems worth checking out. So pack up the car and head “over the mountain” for an enjoyable visit to this Happy Valley community.

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See Happy Valley’s Top Spots Via an Interactive Geocaching Tour

Whether you’re a longtime Centre County resident or a visitor stopping by for the first time, see more of beautiful Happy Valley with a unique way to explore some of the area’s most interesting spots: the new Visit Centre County GeoTour from Centre Region Parks & Recreation and the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, launching July 2020.

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Lincoln Caverns celebrates 90 years of discovery

Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, 2020, 9 AM – 5 PM each day. The 2020 celebration offers a weekend of special historic tours, programs, children’s activities and savings, plus a few new surprises everyone will enjoy! Portraying the roles of those significant in the discovery and history of the caverns, interpreters will offer a special historic tour of both Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks. Tickets for adults and children will be offered for $9 in celebration of 90 years. Panning for gems is available for an additional charge. The one-hour historical tours leave from the visitors’ center approximately every half hour, rain or shine. No reservations are necessary to experience the splendor and beauty of Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks, however tour size is limited, and are filled in the order tickets are sold. Masks are required in the Visitors Center and on the tour. As an added treat, ECHO THE BAT, Lincoln Caverns’ mascot, joins the family at Discovery Days, 12 – 3 PM both Saturday and Sunday, with photo ops and gifts for all our young visitors.

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BAM: Imagination Celebration 2020: Virtual Summer Camp for ALL Ages

Stay at home and release the creative potential of your mind with several online interactive activities focusing on the 20th century art movement, Surrealism. This avant-garde movement in art and literature is characterized by dream-like visuals, the use of symbolism, and collage images. To describe something as surreal, you mean that the elements in it are combined in a strange way that you would not normally expect, like a dream. Several prominent artists came from this movement, including Salvador Dali, Dora Maar, Andrea Breton, Rene Magritte, and Frida Kahlo.

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.