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Punxsutawney, PA

History

Punxsutawney is home to Indiana University of Pennsylvania PunxsutawneyPeople who own homes in Punxsutawney, enjoy one of the richest histories in America. This town is situated between the Allegheny and Susquehanna rivers, and is home to one of the oldest known trails in America, the Shamokin path. Originally settled by the Delaware Indians, the city gets its name from an unlikely source: derived from the Native American word for sand flies. The town was originally settled in the late 1790's and was incorporated as a burrough in 1850. Today, the city is most well known for a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil who is said to predict the weather. If you want to learn more about the history of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvannia, take a look at this article on Wikipedia.

Parks and Recreation

Punxsutawney is full of recreational activities. Listed below, are some of the most popular things to do in the area.


Barclay Square: Here, you will find one of the most beautifully preserved town squares in all of America. Founded in 1822, it was named for the founding father of the town, Reverend David Barclay

Phil's Burrow: Watch and observe the groundhogs as they eat, sleep and play.

Gobbler's Knob: Witness the one and only Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog who thousands of people from all over the world come to visit.


Attractions and Activities

home for sale in Punxsutawney, PAOwners of real estate in Punxsutawney enjoy a diverse range of activities. Part of the reason why homes in Punxsutawney have retained their value is because there are so many things to do, making it a prime location to raise an active family. Visitors often visit Windgate Vineyards & Winery, while residents relax at Hemlock View Golf Course or Kenterra Golf Course and Range. People who enjoy art can find an artist's haven at the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild. Families who like experiencing the great outdoors can enjoy a day of fishing and relaxation at Curwensville Lake.


Events

wonderful community in PunxsutawneyOne of the most popular events that owners of real estate in Punxsutawney enjoy is the Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival. On the week of July 4, residents and vistors enjoy a wide range of activities, including nightly entertainment, food booths, vendors, rides and games, sponsor booths, craft booths and free children's entertainment. The city website also has a calendar of events for those who wish to learn more about this city's events.

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