Friends take a coffee break as they walk along the levee at Commonwealth University-Lock Haven, formerly Lock Haven University.

Living in Lock Haven

Patrons grab a late lunch in downtown Lock Haven.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Susquehanna River and the Bald Eagle Mountain Range, we’re a lush open playground for any outdoor enthusiast. Hiking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, and distance running are just a few of the pursuits in which you could thrive. Once snow begins to fall, let’s retreat to local ski resorts to enjoy our favorite winter activities … snowtubing anyone?

Take an easy walk, or a quick trolley ride and find yourself downtown, which has been experiencing record growth. This historic district that dates to the late 19th century features unique stores, coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, and diners (like the Texas Lunch with their yummy Texas Growlers, a local favorite for decades). 

Enjoy events like the pedestrian mall, concerts on the river and a farmer’s market. Settle in at the Roxy, a first-run movie theatre. Many downtown shops and restaurants are pleased to offer discounts to Lock Haven students.