Happy Valley, Pennsylvania

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ClearWater Conservancy kicks off Centred Outdoors, releases schedule of free guided group outings in Season 7 Passport and online

ClearWater Conservancy has released the 2023 schedule for the seventh season of the organization’s Centred Outdoors program. The program, made possible with support from partnering organizations including Mount Nittany Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA-DCNR), invites people of all ages and fitness levels to participate in free guided adventures at outdoor destinations throughout Centre County. Pronounced ‘centered’, the program is spelled “Centred” for Centre County.

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“The juxtaposition is so interesting” Palmer Museum’s Sarah Anne Wharton on the best-of-both-worlds Happy Valley scene

After Sarah Anne Wharton graduated from Juniata College, she launched to Maine, New Mexico and Brooklyn, New York, never expecting to land back in Central Pennsylvania. Today, she proudly calls herself a Happy Valley local. She’s a champion for the area’s unique mix of outdoor adventure, vibrant research and — as communications specialist for the Palmer Museum of Art — art for everyone.

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Top picks for shopping, stays, and recreation

Happy Valley Agventures invites you to visit our fields, farms, farm stands and farm stores to experience first-hand what we grow, create and craft. Whether you are looking for a weekend stay on a farm, goat yoga, locally made ciders and wines, or just some great shopping, check out these awesome places in Happy Valley:

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Waterways: Bellefonte to FJ Sayers Lake, and everywhere in between

One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoor adventure that Happy Valley has to offer is to take to the water. Local streams and lakes are the perfect place to paddle, float, fish, and swim. Here are some of our top picks, from Bellefonte to Sayers Lake, and everywhere in between.

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Stay in Happy Valley

Once you make plans to visit Happy Valley, the next step is finding out where you'll stay. If you're more comfortable with a traditional hotel, motel or inn our comprehensive list of lodging should satisfy your needs.

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The Arts in 2023

Happy Valley’s vibrant arts and culture scene is one of the biggest draws for residents and visitors alike. State-of-the-art facilities for the performing arts draw popular tours for large-scale productions, theatre and dance troupes, musical acts of all varieties, comedians and more. From the big stage at Eisenhower Auditorium to a more intimate setting at The State Theatre, every year brings an array of diverse opportunities for all ages. Mark your calendars for these 2023 events!

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