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Just one visit to the Laurel Highlands and you'll see why this is simply a wonderful place. The information below will help get you started whether you are planning to travel by Car, Air or Train.

Once you are here, stop in one of our Visitor Centers for information and a personal greeting.

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Getting Here by Car

There's no better way to get around the Laurel Highlands than by car. Be sure to check check out our Travel Information for emergency numbers, speed limits and a list of roadside Welcome Centers.

General Directions

From Points North: Take Route 119 South or Route 219 South

From Points East: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) to any of the four Laurel Highlands exits: Exit 110 - Somerset, Exit 91 - Donegal, Exit 76 - New Stanton, Exit 67 - Greensburg/Irwin. Routes 22, 30 and 70 also make their way through the Laurel Highlands.

From Points Southeast: Take Route 70 West to Breezewood, then follow either Route 30 West or the PA Turnpike (I-76) - exits 110, 91, 76 or 67.

From Points South: Route 219 North.

From Points Southwest: Route 79 to Route 119.

From Points West: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) to any of the four Laurel Highlands exits: Exit 67 - Greensburg/Irwin, Exit 75 - New Stanton, Exit 91 - Donegal, Exit 110 - Somerset. Routes 22, 30 and 70 also make their way through the Laurel Highlands.

Driving Distances

Distance from major cities to Donegal, the center of the Laurel Highlands, at Exit #91 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike:
Miles Hours

  City Distance Hr
  Baltimore, MD 200 3.5
  Buffalo, NY 264 4.6
  Cincinnati, OH 313 5
  Cleveland, OH 177 3
  Columbus, OH 237 3.5
  Detroit, MI 329 5.5
  Erie, PA 173 3
  Harrisburg, PA 158  3
  New York, NY 323 5.5
  Philadelphia, PA 258 4.5
  Pittsburgh, PA 50 1
  Richmond, VA 295 5
  Washington, DC 198 3.5

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Getting Here by Air 

In the heart of the Laurel Highlands is the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.

Getting Here by Train

Rail service is provided to the  Laurel Highlands by Amtrak (800-USA-RAIL)

  • The Capital Limited runs daily between Washington, DC and Chicago with a stop in Connellsville
  • The Pennsylvanian runs daily between NYC and Pittburgh with stops in Johnstown, Latrobe and Greensburg.

Visitors Centers

Historic Ligonier
Just 12 miles north of PA Turnpike (I-76) Exit 91 (Donegal), you will find the charming town of Historic Ligonier, featuring over 60 unique shops and eateries. The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau administrative office and visitors center is located in the Ligonier Town Hall, open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

Somerset
One half mile from Exit 110 of the PA Turnpike (I-76), a second Laurel Highlands Visitors Center is located in the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce building at 601 North Center Avenue, Somerset, open Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 8am-5pm and most Saturdays 9am-1pm.

Ohiopyle State Park
Our most unique visitors center is located off US. Route 381 at Ohiopyle State Park in a train station circa 1912. The center is open dawn to dusk, year round, and information specialists are available daily May - October, 10am- 4:30pm. Additional hours from Memorial Day - Labor Day: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 10am-6pm.

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