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In Central Pennsylvania, it feels impossible to go anywhere during the fall without getting a good look at the colorful trees. But there are some places you can go to step up your leaf-viewing game.                
There are a ton of spooky things to do for Halloween in Happy Valley. The only question is, are you brave enough to try them?   Haunted Miner’s Maze and Flashlight Tours at Penn’s Cave 10/28 & 10/29, 6-9 p.m. Take a tour of Happy Valley’s historic cave by flashlight while hearing its ancient legends and spooky tales, or explore the dimly lit miner’s maze for an eerie (but... MORE
The State College Spikes and Centre LifeLink EMS are bringing this year's safest and most fun children's trick-or-treating event -- Safe and Seen -- to Medlar Field this Saturday from 4-6! The event is designed for young trick-or-treaters and their families and includes fun activities for children and their families. Admission and parking are free. Kids... MORE
You’ve come to Happy Valley plenty of times. If it’s here, you and your crew have done it—until now. Meet Happy Valley Tour Adventures! It’s your escape from the norm and promises to be your new favorite brag‑about. “Winery and brewery tours are a big part of other cities, and it was something that was missing here in State College,” owner Chris Wolf said about his... MORE
World renowned dance and theater company Pilobolus brings its famed production Shadowland to Happy Valley next week (Tuesday, October 18). The show brilliantly combines dance and shadow theater, humor and drama, and everything in between for a first-of-its-kind experience. It tells the tale of a teenage girl, played by Heather Jeane Favretto, who falls asleep one night only to... MORE
Fall is here. While football is top of mind, there are many more ways to celebrate the season in Happy Valley. Here is a roundup of the best fall festivals, events, and activities in the region.     October 7-29 (Fridays & Saturdays) 33rd Edition--Annual Ghost & Goblins Tour Lincoln Caverns & Whisper Rocks Fridays & Saturdays October 7 & 8, 14... MORE
Calling all runners and walkers! It’s time to get that last lap in before winter hits. Happy Valley has plenty of runs and walks to choose from coming up soon, and each of them will not only be a ton of fun, but also for a fantastic cause. So if you’ll be heading to town for a weekend soon, be sure to pack your sneakers and put those legs in gear for your favorite charity.  ... MORE
There’s a lot more to do than watch football this fall in Happy Valley. With festivals, food, and fun packed into every weekend, there are plenty of ways to keep your entire family entertained this season.   Find Fun at One of Many Fall Festivals With too many festivals on the calendar to list here (find the full rundown at, our area boasts some great harvest... MORE
Four years of color and fun will be converging in Happy Valley on September 25. For those unaware, The Color Run, also known as the “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” is coming to Penn State for the fourth straight year — something students and residents alike should be extremely excited about.  The Color Run is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, and it’s an unforgettable experience that is... MORE
Across Pennsylvania, we are fortunate to have some of the most beautiful countryside in the world – with lakes, trails, mountains and caves that attract tourists from all over the world. But perhaps our best kept secret – the Raystown Lake Region in Central Pennsylvania – is the best place to enjoy everything that our beautiful Pennsylvania outdoors has to offer. And, it is only a short, one-hour... MORE


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