Regional Attractions

In addition to our proximity to Woodward Camp, you will find all of what Central Pennsylvania has to offer within driving distance…

The Amish Lifestyle:

The cottages are located in the heart of central Pennsylvania’s Amish farming community, the home of several different Amish sects. Horse-drawn buggies frequently clip-clop past the cottages each day. Visitors can sample Amish life by visiting nearby farmer’s markets and shops where the Amish make and sell a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, quilts, crafts, and furniture.

Must See:

● Dutch Valley Bakery on Route 45 – Friday & Saturday- Amish Baked Goods
● Elk Creek Dry Goods Store- Route 192 near Rebersburg, Pa – General Merchandise

Family Fun:

Tussey Mountain Ski Resort & Family Fun Centre (Boalsburg, Pa)
Summer and Winter Fun: Downhill Skiing And Snow Tubing, Go-Carts, Concerts, Driving Range, Skate Park, Mini Golf And Par 3 Course
Happy Valley Minigolf (State College, Pa)
Penn Skates– rollerskating rink – (State College near the airport)
Penn State Ice Rink (Penn State) Ice Skating
State College Spikes Baseball (State College, Pa) A Class-A Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in State College
Delgrossos Amusement Park (Tipton, PA)
Clyde Peelings Reptile Land (Allenwood, PA)

Enjoy Nature:

Tourism Caves:

Two spectacular tourist caves are located just 10 minutes drive from the cottages.

Penns Cave & Wildlife Park near Centre Hall, Pa
Woodward Cave near Woodward, Pa

State Parks:

Pennsylvania State Parks are free public access parks: Poe Valley State Park, R. B. Winter State Park and Bald Eagle State Park

All parks have lakes with beaches featuring:

● swimming
● fishing
● picnic facilities
● trails for hiking
● Bald Eagle has boating and boat rentals

Fly-Fishing:

The mountain fed limestone streams provide cool productive waters for stocked and native trout. The cottages are centrally-located to these popular streams & creeks:

● Penns Creek at Coburn, Pa
● Cherry Run at Weikert, PA
● Spring Creek near State College, PA
● Spruce Creek near Warriors Mark, PA
● Fishing Creek/Bald Eagle Creek in Mill Hall, PA

Must Do: Visit (2) Fly-fishing shops: The Feathered Hook in Coburn, Pa and Fly-fisher’s Paradise in State College, Pa

Farmers Markets & Flea Markets:

These are indoor/outdoor markets where Amish & other vendors sell fresh produce, baked goods, flea market items & antiques, household goods, herbs, plants etc.

● Penns Valley Farmers Market: Begins in June. Every Saturday 8 am to approx Noon at the Millheim Legion Picnic Pavilion. (No Flea Market items)
● Lewisburg Farmers Market: Wednesdays Dawn to Noon on Fairgrounds Rd in Lewisburg, Pa.

Antiques:

● Apple Hill Antiques: State College, Pa
● Plaza Centre Antique Gallery: Bellefonte, Pa
● Big Valley Antiques: Milroy, Pa
Market Haus & Grove: Lock Haven, Pa
● I-99 Antiques: Tyrone, Pa
Lewisburg Antique and Consignment Mall: Lewisburg, Pa
Street of Shops: Lewisburg, Pa
Roller Mills Antique Marketplace: Lewisburg, Pa

Golf Courses:

Blue Course & White Course at Penn State, State College, PA 814-863-0257
Three fun and easy courses that are recommended for beginners. However, there are a couple of holes that will still challenge the most advanced golfer.

Belles Springs Golf Course, Mackeyville, PA 570-726-4222
This scenic course was built on rolling farmland and is quite strenuous to walk. The exceptionally large greens are sloped, and the fairways are wide and forgiving. There are many sand bunkers and trees spread throughout the course.

Shade Mountain Golf Club, Middleburg, PA 570-837-2155
This course has water hazards (several creeks and two lakes) coming into play on eight holes. The greens are fast, and the fairways are narrow.

Mountain View Country Club and Golf Course, Boalsburg, PA 814-466-6451
This course was built on rolling terrain and has water and trees coming into play. The course’s signature hole is number 14, a 364-yard, par four, requiring a long shot over water to an extremely small green. This course is only open to Elks members and their sponsored guests.

Bucknell Golf Club, Lewisburg, PA 570-523-8193
This course was built on the property of Bucknell University and is a typical Pennsylvania course with rolling terrain. The fairways vary in width, and water hazards come into play. Ed Ault designed the back nine, which opened in 1963.

Explore Our Quaint Small Towns:

Aaronsburg:

● Shopping: Aaronsburg Pottery

WEST

Millheim: (1 mile west of Aaronsburg)

● Shopping: Good Scents Candle Shop, The Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center, Penns Valley Jewelers and Cottage Rose Interiors, Weavers Store
● Recommended Restaurants: The Elk Creek Café & Micro-brewery, The Inglebean Coffee House, The Millheim Hotel, Vinnie’s Original Italian Pizza
● Must Do: Feed the ducks at Millheim’s Fountain Park

Centre Hall: (12.5 miles west of Aaronsburg)

● Recommended Restaurants: Mount Nittany Inn, Brothers Pizza & Pasta, The Whistle Stop, and Brody’s Diner
● Must See: Centre County Grange Fair (in August)

Boalsburg: (19 miles West of Aaronsburg)

● Shopping: A Basket Full, Wesley Scott’s
● Recommended Restaurants: Kelly’s Steak House, Duffy’s Tavern
● Museums: The Boal Mansion, The Pennsylvania Military Museum

State College: (25 miles West of Aaronsburg)

● Main Campus of Penn State University. Visitors are welcome to explore the campus with its many museums, libraries, cultural pursuits, sporting events, golf courses and delicious ice cream at the Penn State Creamery!
● State College is a beautiful, vibrant college town with a dynamic day and
night-life, unique shops, movie theatres, and a wonderful variety of restaurants.
● Recommended Restaurants: The Tavern, The Deli, Faccia Luna, The Greek, College Buffet (Chinese), The Corner Room, Mario & Luigi’s, Margaritas Pizza,
Hoss’s Steak & Seafood Buffet, Otto’s Pub and Brewery, The Waffle Shop (breakfast)
● Shopping: Nittany Mall, Downtown State College, 2 Super-Walmart Plazas
● Movie Theatres: College 9 Theatre, UEC 12 Theatre

NORTHWEST

Bellefonte: (22.5 miles from Aaronsburg, PA)

Victorian charm in a modern world, Bellefonte is the Centre County seat named in honor of the town’s central spring (“la belle fonte”) by the French statesman Talleyrand. Bellefonte has been home to seven governors from three states. Take a walking tour to admire a wealth of Victorian architectural splendor.

● Recommended Restaurants: The Gamble Mill, The Bellefonte Wok Chinese Buffet, Bonfatto’s, The Waffle Shop
● Shopping: Victorian Rose, Confer’s Jewelers, Plaza Center Antique Gallery
● Must Do: Feed the fish at Talleyrand Park

NORTHEAST

Mifflinburg: (20 miles East of Aaronsburg)

● Shopping: Remember When, more
● Museums: Mifflinburg Buggy Museum
● Must See: German Heritage Festivals: Oktoberfest and Christkindl Market

Lewisburg: (30 miles East of Aaronsburg)

● Main Campus of Bucknell University
Downtown Lewisburg

Fairs, Festivals, Annual Events:

January

First Night State College
A family-oriented, alcohol-free event, First Night State College is well known for its outstanding displays of carved ice, a 5K Resolution Run & features musical performances in downtown churches and theatres- jazz, bluegrass, folk, classical, and more; carriage rides; live reindeer and more.

May

Memorial Day Festival (Boalsburg)
Carnival w/ rides, Crafts, Antiques, Civil War Re-enactments, Museum Tours, Food Booths, Procession to Cemetery

June

Penns Cave Antique Machinery Show & Flea Market (near Centre Hall)
Thousands of antique tractors and engines are on display for the public and there are many activities for the whole family. Bring comfortable walking shoes to browse the giant flea market area.

July

Central PA 4th Fest (State College)
The Independence Day celebration and world’s largest all-volunteer fireworks spectacular.

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (State College)
500+ artisans from all over the country displaying and demonstrating their hand crafts, performance artists, & musicians, delicious festival food. Kids Day July 8th.

The People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Crafts (Boalsburg)

August

Ag Progress Days on Route 45 in Rock Springs
Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor agricultural exposition, sponsored by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. 400 exhibitors display the latest ag goods and services. Interactive educational exhibits, farm animals, guided tours, corn maze & Pa Food Court

Centre County Grange Encampment & Fair (Centre Hall)
This 130-year old traditional county fair is the only tent camping fair in the USA hosting 950 tents, 1300 RV’s, hundreds of concessions, over 7,000 exhibit items, amusement rides, delicious “Fair Food”, livestock competitions, tractor pulling, top names in entertainment at the FREE grandstand and much more for the whole family!

September

Nittany Antique Machinery Show fires up its engines at Penns Cave again -only bigger and better than the Spring show.

October

Dutch Fall Festival (Aaronsburg)

Oktoberfest (Mifflinburg)

December

Victorian Christmas (Bellefonte)

Christkindl Market (Mifflinburg)