Fall Happenings in Happy Valley
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.
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!
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!