Happy Valley Spring Fun

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Best Places to Picnic

Yes, Happy Valley offers some awesome restaurants with fantastic menus and enjoyable settings. However, the county also offers some equally amazing outdoor settings perfect for a picnic.

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How to Explore Penn State on Your College Visit

College visits give you the opportunity to explore the campus that you might be calling home for the next four years. Making the most of your visit and exploring both the campus and town will help you make the right decision. At Penn State, there is so much to explore both on campus and in the community. As a soon-to-be graduate of Penn State, I compiled a list of the things I think you should do during your Penn State college visit.

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The 5 Best Trail and Ale Pairings Near State College

Nestled in what is practically the geographic center of Pennsylvania, you’ll find a region that abounds in outdoor recreation, education and employment opportunities as well as the arts, entertainment and some of the country’s best local eats and drinks.

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Take a Tour of Centre County’s Best Bed & Breakfasts

Visitors have a strong to desire to feel like a local and go home with a story or two. Sometimes a chain hotel experience isn’t exactly what they’re looking for when they are planning out where to stay and what to do. It is the people we meet and the unique experiences that make the trip great.

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The 8 Best Hikes Near State College, PA

Situated in Central Pennsylvania between the big cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, State College is a charming college town that’s a world unto itself. It’s nestled against the Appalachian Mountains in an area known as Happy Valley, and is home to Penn State University, more than 42,000 students, and outdoor adventures galore.

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Locals Weigh in on Their Favorite Outdoor Things to Do Near State College

State College, Pennsylvania, may be best known as a college town, but that’s not the only reason that people decide to spend time there. Located in central Pennsylvania and surrounded by protected forest, State College is filled with outdoor experiences to enjoy that have nothing to do with a football field. Locals have long known what more and more people are discovering—that State College is a great place to spend time outside. Here are some of their favorite spots to explore.

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The Insider’s Guide to Mountain Biking in Rothrock State Forest

Emblematic of the ruggedly spectacular Ridge and Valley region of the Appalachian Mountains, central Pennsylvania’s 96,250 acre Rothrock State Forest treats adventure lovers to a medley of panoramic ridgelines, rhododendron-sprinkled valleys, spruce-fringed wetlands, and vast swaths of mixed-oak forest.

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.