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Nestled in the hills beside the Juniata River, Huntingdon is one of the oldest settlements in Pennsylvania. It's also the closest town to Raystown Lake, one of our very favorite places to play. Raystown has been called Happy Valley's backyard and it earns the name with a bevy of lodges and house boats, beaches, picnic areas, bike trails and more to keep us having fun all summer long. But if... MORE
From a bobblehead honoring a Keystone State football hero to the chance to drive off in a KIA, State College Spikes fans have another long list of giveaway nights to look forward in 2017. A total of 14 different giveaways highlight the slate this summer at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, starting with Opening Night, presented by PSECU and NEWSRADIO 1390 WRSC, on Monday, June 19. The tradition of... MORE
Penn’s Cave, John Legend, and the Magic of Happy Valley By now, you have likely heard about Karoondinha, the music and arts festival coming to Happy Valley in the summer. If you're like me, your first thought was COOL!, followed immediately by HOW? It seems like Karoondinha Music and Arts Festival (July 21-23) appeared out of thin air, headlining names of world-class performers like John... MORE
The Centre Region has been exploding with new businesses during the past few months. As the population grows, both in downtown State College and the outer regions like Bellefonte and Centre Hall, we’ve had a hard time keeping up with all of the openings. Here’s a list of some of our favorites. The Barn at Lemont Part organic garden center and part home goods, the Barn occupies that... MORE
It's spring, and you know what that means. The snow is gone and it's time for outside fun. We've put together some fun ideas to add on to your next Happy Valley weekend. Get out and have some fun this spring and summer while you count down the weekends 'til the 2017 Kickoff Weekend!  Take a Hike  Perhaps the most popular outdoor adventure in all of Happy Valley is a hike of Mount... MORE
Great live music can sometimes be hard to come by. Luckily, Happy Valley is a hub for stellar live music. Whatever kind of music you’re into, Happy Valley has something to offer everyone. Check out the Top 5 places to catch a performance! The Bryce Jordan Center The Bryce Jordan Center is one of the most well-known music venues in the area. With big-name performers from Florida-Georgia Line... MORE
Happy Valley is ‘going green’ on April 22! Want to get in on the Earth Day fun? Check out all the places hosting Earth Day celebrations! 1. Watershed Cleanup Day with ClearWater Conservancy Help keep Happy Valley beautiful by participating in the Watershed Cleanup Day and Volunteer Picnic with the ClearWater Conservancy. The cleanup portion of the event will take place from 8 a.m. to... MORE
The unofficial spring Homecoming at Penn State is only a few days away, with the Blue-White game scheduled for a 3 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, April 22.  The venue: Beaver Stadium, everyone’s favorite gathering spot for fall Saturdays — and for one Saturday in April. Excellent tailgating conditions are in place, with a mid-afternoon start and good weather expected (mid-60s, clear skies), so... MORE
What’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon? Fishing, of course! Now that the warm weather has hit Happy Valley, it’s time to bust out those fishing rods and tackle boxes. Check out the best fishing spots that’ll have you reeling them in all day.
Happy Valley’s rural location definitely has its advantages when it comes to spring. Home to many parks, hiking trails and, of course, the Penn State campus, Happy Valley is the perfect spot to observe the wonders of the spring season in Pennsylvania.


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