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Valleys of the Susquehanna
Discover the Valley's Treasures

The stretches of farmland in central Pennsylvania begin in the foothills of the Endless Mountains and roll gently southward to meet the Southern Alleghenies. A region of covered bridges, rail trails, and riverboat cruises, the Valleys of the Susquehanna is for romance and adventure. Baseball celebrates its young stars here at the Little League Museum in Williamsport. College football has no greater fans than the residents of State College. The region harbors many sites and attractions of historical importance within its pastoral landscape.

Photo of the interior of the Boal Mansion
See the growth of an American family at the Boal Mansion, the family's home for eight generations.

State College lies at the center of the region and is shouldered by two unique small towns, Victorian Bellefonte and -- the birthplace of Memorial Day -- Boalsburg. Stop in Boalsburg to stroll Main Street and tour the Boal Mansion and Columbus Chapel , where an amazing collection of relics of Christopher Columbus are on display. For historians and war buffs, Boalsburg is also home to the Pennsylvania Military Museum . In Northumberland County, Fort Augusta in Sunbury was the strongest British fort in the French and Indian War and offers tours and education about this eventful time.

If historical mansions pique your interest, pay a visit to Millionaire's Row in Williamsport, highlighted by the great Peter Herdic House. Several small towns, such as Lock Haven and Lycoming welcome visitors to tour their decorative, trim main streets, perfect for antiquing. Stop by the Original Woolrich Store, and tour the wool mill where the Woolrich family opened its first store, which in turn, outfitted the explorers of the West.

In State College, Lewistown, Bloomsburg and Selinsgrove, many travelers stop to enjoy the progressive cultural scene of dance, theater, performing arts and visual art organizations. Don't let the gentle landscape of the Valleys of the Susquehanna fool you -- there is much to see and do!

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