Happy Valley Spring Fun

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Happy Valley Postcard

Welcome to The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau Dispatch

In conjunction with National Travel & Tourism Week, May 3-9, 2020, The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau presents our new website blog that allows us to showcase Happy Valley’s assets and attractions in a fresh, more visually appealing way. We promise to bring you relevant content in a modern, inspirational magazine-style format here on the Dispatch. Storytelling and local insider information will be the keystones of this new blog.

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Take the Scenic Route

Happy Valley is full of breath-taking views, picturesque places and adventures waiting to be discovered. Why not combine them all into one scenic drive? Well that’s just what we did! Pick a nice sunny day or an evening where the sunset is glowing across the horizon and hop in your car, roll down the windows and take a drive through the scenic Happy Valley.

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Pennsylvania Caves Association offers special student discount in 2020

Several members of the Pennsylvania Caves Association (PCA), the statewide organization that represents show caves located throughout the state, have announced their plan to offer a special discount program to school students and their immediate family members once these attractions are permitted to reopen in 2020.

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Tuck In at Local B&Bs

If you’re looking for the classic Happy Valley vibe that you remember from your college or otherwise younger days, you can still find it at one of the area’s many local bed and breakfasts, inns and other locally-owned and run accommodations options.

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HVAB Taste Test: Pizza!

The first pizzeria in the United States opened in New York City in 1905. Today, there are more than 61,000 across the nation, making it fairly obvious that Americans have a love for pizza. Every day, 13 percent of the population eats some form of pizza, and we spend $38 billion annually satisfying our craving!

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GRIT Gravel Grinder brings mixed surface biking to Rothrock State Park in 2021

On the edge of State College, Rothrock State Forest offers over 200,000 acres of forested ridges and rhododendron-lined streams, as well as over a hundred miles of trails. This swath of public land has long been a favorite haunt for hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers, but in recent years, a new user group has been flocking to the forest to enjoy its 200-plus miles of gravel roads and snowmobile trails.

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Keep it Cozy and Local at Happy Valley Coffee Shops

There is no shortage of cozy, local coffee shops for Happy Valley to enjoy. Whether you’re strolling the streets of downtown, dropping in on your way to work or sharing a leisurely Saturday morning with a friend, you’ll have plenty of cafes to choose from!

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Binge on Bellefonte’s New Businesses, Tried-and-True Favorites and Annual Events

Bellefonte’s Victorian charm is luring curious customers and catching the eye of crafty business owners. Its small-town, down-home feel keeps you coming back for more. All year, there are shops to visit, restaurants to try and events to attend. Don’t miss out on all the tranquility found in Bellefonte’s small-town vibe with big-city trends.

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Strolling Through Picturesque Happy Valley

Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of options in Happy Valley to test their hiking, biking or kayaking mettle – from the obligatory climb to the summit of Mount Nittany, to traversing through the old-growth pines of Rothrock State Forest, to navigating the Bald Eagle Creek from Bellefonte to Milesburg and beyond.

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.