Plan your visit to the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania
A magnificent mountainous region, the Laurel Highlands spans 3,000 square miles of Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Located just east of Pittsburgh, our beautiful four-season destination offers some of the most spectacular natural scenery, outstanding outdoor recreation venues, historic sites & attractions, family activities, and world-class resorts.
The region's striking scenery provides a picturesque backdrop for notable attractions, such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater® built over a waterfall. The AAA Five-Diamond award-winning Nemacolin Woodlands Resort provides a luxurious getaway on 2,000 wooded acres. Even George Washington documented his thoughts about the rugged terrain while at Fort Necessity and Fort Ligonier.
The region offers one-of-a-kind hiking, biking, and ski trails as well as amazing waterways. The union of Seven Springs and Hidden Valley offers snow enthusiasts 64 slopes and trails and 10 terrain parks on 395 acres of skiable terrain. The Great Allegheny Passage, now complete to Point State Park in Pittsburgh, offers a 335-mile biking trail experience to Washington, D.C. Add the Youghiogheny River with all of the fun water activity that can be had on the Class I-IV whitewater and you've found your mountain playground in the Laurel Highlands.