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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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Central Pennsylvania Stories

State College, PA – Central Pennsylvania Stories, a new anthology of 41 historical articles by local historian Ralph Seeley, has just arrived at Centre Furnace Mansion and is now available to the public. Published for the Centre County Historical Society by Mt. Nittany Press, the book’s varied stories cover Centre County and nearby locales from the 17th through 20th centuries.

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Bellefonte businesses welcome the spring season with Fling in the 'Fonte

Downtown Bellefonte businesses are joining forces to host Fling in the 'Fonte, a spring day of shopping and fun in our community. Come join us in Bellefonte on Saturday, April 30 — whether you're experiencing Bellefonte for the first time as a visitor; or you're a long-time resident hoping to support some small businesses. Remember that parking is free downtown after 12 p.m. on Saturdays!

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Where Adventures Begin

Originally published by Suburban Life Magazine in Philadelphia, PA

From Penn State football to outdoor excursions, and from farm-to-table dining to first-rate shopping, Happy Valley offers the perfect backdrop for a memorable getaway.

Various local legends and theories pertain to the origin of the phrase Happy Valley, though nobody can say for sure how it came to be associated with Penn State University and the surrounding communities. Ed Stoddard believes there is a fairly simple reason why the name has stuck, and it begins with the residents who call the region home.

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Remote work initiative launches in Pennsylvania Wilds community

Individuals encouraged to apply by April 30 for Bellefonte live-and-work opportunity

Workers with the flexibility to perform their jobs remotely could now do so during a live-and-work visit to a PA Wilds community. The Wilds Are Working: A Remote Lifestyle Experience, launched in early April by the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, offers that opportunity.

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Agventures start here: In Happy Valley

A local’s guide to must-see agricultural destinations

Whether it’s trying a craft beverage, picking your own bucket of blooms, bringing home a basket of apples, or touring a cheese cave, Happy Valley Agventures destinations offer something that every visitor to the region can enjoy.

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Top picks for your next Happy Valley shopping spree

Happy Valley has a dynamic shopping scene, with one-of-a-kind finds to be discovered at shops throughout Centre County. You’ll want to spend a few days to shop them all, starting with these top picks:

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Historical Destinations in Happy Valley

Philipsburg’s Heritage Days

Philipsburg’s annual Heritage Days celebration was founded as a way to keep enthusiasm for local history alive.

In 1997, Philipsburg celebrated its bicentennial. The town came together to treat thousands of visitors to a week’s worth of events featuring reenactments, vendors, crafters, presentations, concerts, a parade, and fireworks, among other things.

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Upsize Your Penn State Weekend

Visiting Penn State for the first time (or the fifth) can be one of the most exciting experiences for an aspiring PSU student and their family, long-time football fans, or just lovers of a little adventure. You could spend well over a week exploring all that Happy Valley has to offer.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at HappyValley.com/events