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6 Activities for Seniors Near Hollidaysburg, PA

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Having a day where you are itching for something to do but just can't think of anything? We've all been there. If you're around Hollidaysburg, you're in luck! Hollidaysburg's rich history, dating back to 1796, and its vibrant landscape makes it easy to find something to do. The town is full of a wide variety of activities, so there's always something new to do and try.

1. Nine Lives Lounge

cat-cafe-hollidaysburg-paDon't have a pet but looking to snuggle up with a feline friend while enjoying a great cup of joe? Check out the Nine Lives Lounge in Hollidaysburg! As Blair County's first cat cafe, the mission of the organization is to aid in improving the community and create a safe, fun environment for adoptable cats as well as supporting local small businesses. So if you're looking for something to do on an afternoon, stop by to get your feline fix and support a small business serving a great cause. Who knows, you might even find yourself a new best friend.

2. Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek State Park, located in Hollidaysburg, occupies 961 acres and features a 155 acre lake. The park features a wide variety of landscapes, including wetlands, old fields, and mature forests that are home to migrating birds and other wildlife. In the summer months, the lake provides ample opportunities to fish. There are also a variety of environmental education sessions offered throughout the year. This park offers unlimited options to get out, get active, and spend some therapeutic time in nature. The park also offers cabins, should you decide you want a weekend getaway in the forest of central PA.

3. Escape Altoona Co.

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Looking to put your brain to the test? Grab a group of friends and book a session at Escape Altoona Co. For those who are not familiar with an escape room, it is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints, and strategies to complete the objective of exiting the room before running out of time. Currently, Escape Altoona Co. is featuring two rooms: The Eye of the Storm and The Classroom.

4. Horseshoe Curve

Take a day trip to explore one of the world's most incredible engineering feats of the 19th century. J. Edgar Thompson engineered the Horseshoe Curve that was opened and put into use in 1854. The curve stretches a whopping 2,375 feet and offers a variety of activities to enjoy, from a comprehensive visitors center to a funicular ride to landscaped paths for a leisurely stroll through history.

5. Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

A trip to the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is an activity sure to please any aesthete. Founded in 1976, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is a community art museum that maintains a permanent collection of more than 5,000 works of local, regional, national, and international artists. The museum also hosts a wide variety of programs and activities of a public, charitable, civic, cultural, literary, and educational nature.

6. Mishler Theatre

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This home of the fine arts first opened its doors in 1906. With over a century of history in the halls, this theatre continues to thrive with a wide variety of entertainment options. The Mishler Theatre is currently home to the Allegheny Ballet Company, the Altoona Community Theatre, the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, and the Blair County Concert Chorale. Additionally, it is home to a Family Theatre and the Blair County Arts Festival. So no matter what your taste, you can be sure to find a show guaranteed to satisfy.


Are you considering retiring in the Blair County area? Let us show you what life is like at Presbyterian Village, a continuing care retirement community in Hollidaysburg. Comment down below some of your favorite things to do in the Hollidaysburg area!Guide To Staying Healthy During Your Senior Years

About Emily Shoemake

As the Digital Content Assistant at Presbyterian Senior Living, Emily produces content for the PSL blog and engages with our audience on social media. Emily is a Shippensburg University and Delta Zeta alumna from Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

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