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The game is over, the tailgates have been packed up, so now what? There is still plenty to do around campus. Believe it or not, football is not the only fall sport on campus. Sports enthusiasts can also enjoy Penn State’s nationally ranked sports teams like men’s soccer on Friday nights and women’s soccer on Sunday afternoons, as well as women’s volleyball at Rec Hall on Friday and Saturday nights.
No trip to Penn State is complete without a stop at the Creamery. It’s in a brand new building now but the ice cream is still made on campus, and is famous for flavors like Peachy Paterno and Cherry Quist. After you get your ice cream cone, take a walk to one of the many museums on campus, like the Museum of Art or the Penn State Sports Hall of Fame. Or take your picture at the Nittany Lion Shrine or the statue honoring Joe Paterno.
If you prefer getting in touch with nature, Mount Nittany is a few miles outside of town and is a favorite spot for hikers. Fishermen, including President Jimmy Carter, enjoy coming to Spruce Creek, 19 miles west of State College, along Route 45; it’s a prime spot for fly fishing.
For wine lovers there are a number of wineries a short drive from State College. The closest is Mount Nittany Winery, just outside of Boalsburg along Route 45. Brookmere Winery is a short drive off Route 322 toward Harrisburg, and Oak Spring Winery is off Route 220, near Altoona.
A favorite dinner spot is The Tavern. Located along East College Avenue, the restaurant offers general American cuisine in a setting that oozes Penn State history. All the décor is photographs from Penn State and State College from its inception to present day.
For late night munchies, there is only one place to go: Ye Olde College Diner, with its signature grilled stickies with vanilla ice cream.