Experience Healthy, Family-Friendly Activities this Fall

The Valleys of the Susquehanna, a regional marketing partnership between the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau and the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau, has something for everyone this fall -- from competitive racing events to family-friendly activities, such as corn mazes and pumpkin patches.

In late summer, the competitive race series heats up and remains strong into the fall months. The Valleys of Susquehanna hosts a variety of marathons, triathlons and bike races to challenge racers of all levels. Upcoming events include:


  • YMCA Bike Race on August 13
  • LARA Sprint Triathlon on August 20
  • Hellbender Half Marathon on August 21
  • Harvest Festival Bike on September 10
  • Jessica Ann Hicks Road Race on September 17
  • North Branch Triathlon on October 8
  • Chilli Challenge Adventure Triathlon on October 15
  • Pumpkinpalooza Pentathlon on October 22

For event details, visit www.PaValleys.com and click on Race Better.

For those who prefer a leisurely trip through the Valleys over an endurance-testing race, the Homegrown in the Valleys Guide will help you find favorite fall destinations. You can use the guide to find a pumpkin patch and carve a jack-o-lantern for the front porch. Or you can find a corn maze and test your sense of direction.

Whether you race through the rolling hills of the Valleys or through the corn, the Homegrown in the Valleys Guide doubles as an insider's map to help you Eat Better. The guide features over 70 local food and agricultural destinations in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties. To download the Homegrown in the Valleys Guide, visit www.PaValleys.com and click on Eat Better.

The Valleys of the Susquehanna encourages people to discover an array of interactive recreation and healthy choices that provide visitors with opportunities to Race Better, Sleep Better, and Eat Better. The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau promotes Columbia and Montour Counties (www.iTourColumbiaMontour.com) and the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau promotes Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties (www.VisitCentralPA.org).

For more information about the Valleys, go to: www.Facebook.com/PAValleys or www.PAValleys.com.