Happy Valley, Pennsylvania

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Spikes 2024

Spikes reveal first phase of 2024 promo schedule

(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) – The State College Spikes announced the first phase of the 2024 promotional schedule taking place this summer at the new-look Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, featuring a dozen spectacular FIREWORKS shows along with a slew of can’t miss nights topping the slate, with more promos on the way in the coming weeks.

Carnegie house bed

Stay In Happy Valley, Pennsylvania

You'll find a wide selection of hotels, motels, and inns located in State College, with easy access to Penn State University. The Happy Valley region offers a variety of lodging options from the lone traveler looking to be steps away from downtown State College and the Penn State campus all the way to the traveler who wants to fall asleep to the sound of crickets.

Centre Furnace Mansion

Step Back In Time At These Five Museums In Happy Valley

Travelers can explore museums and historical sites in Happy Valley that showcase Happy Valley's rich history. The Delaware, Shawnee, Mingo, and Iroquois tribes made their life off the land by planting crops in the fertile valleys and hunting game among the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains. Explorers and settlers arrived in the mid-18th century, and industry would soon follow a couple of decades later with the discovery of iron ore.

Blue grass fest

Grange Park More Than Just The Fairgrounds

If you have visited the State College area, odds are you have heard of, or even attended, the Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair. With an impressive assortment of activities, rides, and classic fair food, the Grange Fair is an undeniable destination every August. However, when walking around the fair, enjoying a funnel cake or watching a sheep show, you might wonder what happens when the vendors pack up and the animals return to their pens.

Woman Sets Out To Hike All Of Pennsylvania’s State Parks Creator Shares Experience On Happy Valley’s Trails

Woman sets out to hike all of PA's state parks, shares experience on Happy Valley trails

Hiking in a forest alone never crossed my mind as something I would be doing before 2023. I had barely set foot in a forest. As a former long-distance runner, I thrived on the adrenaline of a long run. Never would I see myself hiking slowly through a forest, having to be aware of such things as snakes and bears. After the passing of my mother in late 2020, I thought I would use running to heal, but I found that I could no longer find the motivation to do so. After many failed attempts to return to running, I began walking instead.

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