Bellefonte, the seat of Centre County, is located in the southern portion of the Pennsylvania Wilds, along the I-80 Frontier landscape. With a population of just over 6,000 residents, Bellefonte is one of the larger communities in the PA Wilds.

Take a tour

of Victorian Architecture

The Borough of Bellefonte is known for its Victorian-era architecture and charming downtown, located along Spring Creek and picturesque Talleyrand Park in northern Centre County. When in the borough, be sure to take a stroll through the neighborhoods just to admire the beauty of the buildings.

Shop or just relax

The day away downtown

Restaurants, cafes, boutiques and artisan shops line the streets, and Talleyrand Park offers a perfect setting for an afternoon picnic. Downtown's charming, walkable streets are ideal for shoppers, with antique shops, jewelry boutiques and other specialty stores. There's also the Bellefonte Museum of Art, always a fun stop!

See stamps galore!

American Philatelic Society

With nearly 28,000 members in more than 110 countries, the American Philatelic Society is the largest non-profit organization for stamp collectors in the world. Headquartered in the Match Factory, on the National Register of Historic Places, at 100 Match Factory Place in Bellefonte, the organization was founded in 1886 and serves collectors, educators, postal historians, and the general public by providing a wide variety of programs and services.

Your launchpad to experiencing something special

When rooted in Bellefonte, you’re just a stone’s throw from some really unique destinations in the PA Wilds. Jump in the car to experience some of these nearby places.

The perfect getaway (or home)

In Bellefonte, locally owned shops and restaurants are the heartbeat of town. The historic architecture perfectly compliment the natural assets that are intertwined throughout the community. It’s the perfect getaway or the perfect place to settle down, if you’re someone looking to enjoy all that nature has to offer while also tapping into modern amenities.

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The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau (HVAB) provides traveler resources and itineraries for the Centre County, located along the I-80 Frontier of the PA Wilds. Whether you’re looking for road trips, special events or something completely different, HVAB is bound to have you covered. HVAB Website