State College Area Attractions

Local State College Attractions

CENTRE COUNTY, home to HAPPY VALLEY, is an area filled with activities for everyone. Penn State University with its Beaver Stadium and Bryce Jordan Center is located adjacent to downtown STATE COLLEGE. Access to the performing arts, athletics, shopping and restaurants can be found here. "Tour, Roar, and Explore" the Centre region through the CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU.

Historic Boalsburg and Lemont 

Our Bed and Breakfast is located in the village of Oak Hall, which sits at the base of Mt Nittany and is midway between historic Boalsburg and Lemont. Enjoy strolling the main street of BOALSBURG while visiting the quaint shops on the Diamond. Boalsburg is known as the birthplace of Memorial Day. It also contains the PENNSYLVANIA MILITARY MUSEUM and the 28th DIVISION SHRINE. The BOALSBURG HERITAGE MUSEUM is found on East Main Street in Boalsburg. Dine at Duffy’s Tavern, a Boalsburg landmark, or KELLYS STEAK AND SEAFOOD. The village of LEMONT, just 2 miles around MT. NITTANY from the B&B, is home to the only remaining granary in Pennsylvania. The works of local artists can be viewed and purchased at The Gallery Shop, next door to THE ART ALLIANCE. Nearby can be found HAPPY VALLEY BREWING COMPANY a great place for a craft beer and meal. If you prefer a quieter spot with terrific locally sourced food, try HARRISON's.

Victorian Bellefonte

Just a short drive north is the Centre County seat of BELLEFONTE. Enjoy BELLEFONTE's Victorian Christmas each December. June brings the Historic Cruise and Car Show. The American Philatelic Society is located in the old Match Factory there for stamp collectors young and old. Other activities abound in the Victorian heart of Pennsylvania.

Other Centre County Activities and Places of Interest

Agritourism is a growing industry here in the Centre Region. With wineries, FARMER's MARKET and Buy Fresh, Buy Local vendors, there is ample opportunity to enjoy the bounty that this area provides. Many of the restaurants in the area rely on these locally produced foods for their daily menus. Natural attractions abound. Hiking MT. NITTANY is a favorite activity for many of our guests. Head out to the SHAVER's CREEK for hiking or visit their Raptor Center. Closer to the Inn visit the MILLBROOK MARSH NATURE CENTER to see the marsh eco system via the boardwalk trails. With at least seven State Parks within twenty miles of the B&B, there are plenty of outdoor activities available. For the more adventurous,THE SKY IS THE LIMIT BALLOONING with its hot air balloon rides offers spectacular views of Happy Valley. Downhill skiing and tubing can be found at TUSSEY MOUNTAIN. Go underground to visit caves and caverns in this area of Pennsylvania. PENN's CAVE is underground but toured by boat! Other caverns include LINCOLN CAVERNS and WOODWARD CAVE. INDIAN CAVERNS is located in the beautiful Spruce Creek Valley, home to some of the best fly fishing in Pennsylvania.