Fall Happenings in Happy Valley

Fall Happenings in Happy Valley

Last weekend was a very exciting as well as successful weekend here at Penn State! After the homecoming hype we could use a weekend of relaxation! Lots of students will be off campus either participating in the second week of canning or heading home for the weekend. If you’re looking for something to do, why not explore what campus and State College has to offer? Here are just a few suggestions:

Visit the Arboretum

The Arboretum at Penn State is still beautiful in the fall! Their 3rd annual pumpkin festival continues on through this Sunday. There will be arts and crafts, storytelling and even corn husk doll making for the kids! If you stop by between 6PM and 9PM you can see the jack-O-lantern display.

arboretum at penn state

Get a Picture with the Renovated Lion Shrine

One game day the Lion Shrine is packed. Being the second most photographed place in Pennsylvania, the shrine is must for family photos. If you find yourself trying to avoid the crowds on game day, quiet weekends like this are a perfect opportunity to check it out!

renovated lion shrine

Hike Mount Nittany

Cross this off your Penn State bucket list! The hike is about 4.6 miles round trip but so worth it. Once you reach the top you have a breathtaking view of the Penn State campus and Beaver Stadium.

Explore Penn’s Cave

Located just 30 minutes outside of State College, Penn’s Cave is America's only all-water cavern and wildlife park. Every Friday evening in October, Penn’s Cave allows visitors to travel though the caves with flashlights. You can also explore their Haunted Minor’s Maze! If you’re feeling daring, why not do both?

Go Pumpkin Picking, or Try a Haunted Hayride

There are quite a few pumpkin patches on the outskirts of campus. A popular one is the Wasson Farmer’s market which offers hayrides, a corn maze and lots of food!

Like I said, these are just a few suggestions! There are endless possibilities around State College, so start exploring!

Oh, and by the way, don’t forget to look for and support your Penn State Canners this weekend!

thon canning