Looking for a quiet retreat? Adventurous at heart? From the thrill of tailgating at a Penn State football game to relaxing waterside in local parks, it's no surprise that Centre County is known as “Happy Valley.”
Tudek Park is centrally located in State College, adjoining a neighborhood with yards that open onto the park. Enjoy jogging trails, picnicking pavilions, equestrian activities, the Tudek dog park and community garden plots. There are also tennis courts and sports fields.
Smaller local parks are convenient getaways, both within State College and in neighboring communities. Stroll by stately willows and quiet gardens in Bellefonte's Talleyrand Park or picnic and fish at Philipsburg's Cold Stream Dam Park.
|Centre Region Parks & Recreation||Website||814-231-3071||Map It!|
|Talleyrand Park||Website||—||Map It!|
|Tudek Dog Park||Website||—||Map It!|
Hiking, fishing, canoeing and camping abound in Centre County's beautiful state parks. Penn State's Shaver's Creek and Stone Valley Recreation Area offer environmental activities for children in addition to boating, camping, ice fishing and cabins for rent.
Forests and State Parks
|Appalachian Trail||Website||304-535-6278||Map It!|
|Black Moshannon State Park||Website||814-342-5960||Map It!|
|Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources||Website||—||—|
|Pennsylvania State Parks||Website||888-727-2757||—|
|Poe Valley State Park||Website||814-349-2460||Map It!|
|Shaver's Creek Environmental Center||Website||814-863-2000||Map It!|
|Stone Valley Recreation Area||Website||814-863-1164||Map It!|
Cheer for one of Penn State's NCAA Division I sports teams, or catch a summertime baseball game with the minor league State College Spikes. Skiing and snow sports are popular winter pastimes at Tussey Mountain, along with ice skating at the Penn State Ice Pavilion.
|Bryce Jordan Center||Website||814-863-5500||Map It!|
|Penn State Ice Pavilion||Website||814-863-4102||Map It!|
|Penn State Sports Information Office||Website||814-863-1000||—|
|Tussey Mountain Family Fun Center & Winter Resort||Website||814-466-6266||Map It!|