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An Angler's Guide To State College: The Best Place To Fish In Centre County

Central Pennsylvania’s State College is a truly happy place for avid anglers. It’s recognized as one of the Keystone State’s best trout fishing destinations with more than 216 miles of trout fishing waters. But trout is not all you can catch in the areas waterways, perch, catfish, and bass are also abundant. Whether you fly fish or cast a line from the shore, here are the places to drop a line in Centre County.

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Centre County’s Wild Trout Treasure

I slowly retrieved my gold spinning lure past a small boulder and through a deeper pocket on the small Centre County stream. My retrieve was pleasantly interrupted by a strike from an eager trout. After a brief battle, I brought the colorful trout to my boots and admired its chocolate and cherry spots.

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, SOLD OUT At The Bryce Jordan Center

July 26, 2022 - What a great day for the Bryce Jordan Center and State College, PA. Concert promoter Stuart Green, President of Magic City Productions, would like to thank Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band for one of the fastest sellouts in Bryce Jordan Center history. The demand for tickets was overwhelming and we can't wait until March 18, 2023 when Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band return to State College.

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Mike Szczesny: All Roads Lead To Happy Valley

Mike Szczesny, is the Executive Director of Sales for HFL Corporation, and oversees Sleep Inn and the number-one-rated Comfort Suites in the world. He says that his hospitality journey has continued to bring him back to the area, and for him and his family, that’s a very good thing. “All roads have led me to Happy Valley,” he said.

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Michael Houser: Happy Valley’s Hospitality Environment Is Like No Other!

Michael Houser is only 19, but he says that it’s long enough to know exactly what he wants, and where he wants to be. “In the future, I see myself in a sales and management role, either in the hospitality industry or somewhere else that fits me. And I definitely want to stick around Happy Valley, as the overall environment is like no other! The area is amazing with all of the small businesses, local restaurants, and of course, the diverse Penn State student atmosphere.”

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Happy Valley’s New Residents Welcomed With Free Creamery Ice Cream And Experiences Galore!

New Mover Welcome Pack offers fun and treats with no strings attached!

Starting in July, people moving into Centre County will be welcomed to the area Happy Valley-style compliments of Penn State Health Medical Group. They’ll be receiving a New Mover Welcome Kit, which features a white board-style magnet To Do List and a gift card for two free cones at Penn State Berkey Creamery. Not only that, but each recipient has a chance to win a grand prize Adventure Pack filled with experiences, tastes and activities that promise to be the start of a great Happy Valley experience.

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Getaways Aren’t Just For Weekends

Enjoy Happy Valley like the locals do with a midweek adventure!

Happy Valley isn’t just for weekends. In fact, there’s something magical about workday Happy Valley — it’s less crowded, more local, and just as jam-packed with culture, arts and events.

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