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On August 21, the moon will partially cover the sun and create a solar eclipse. While solar eclipses are rare and interesting, the best part about this eclipse is that if you watch the eclipse from the Laurel Highlands , you will be able to see ~80% coverage of the sun, almost the highest percentage in the state! In the Laurel Highlands, the…

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Biggest, Largest, & Highest

Posted on August 16, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

The Laurel Highlands is home to some of the best attractions in the state, a few even earn a few important titles. Here are a few facts you may not have known about some favorite spots in the Laurel Highlands. Mount Davis The highest point in Pennslyvania, Mount Davis, located in Forbes State Forest in Somerset County, measure 3,213 feet in…

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16 Alfresco Wining and Dining Spots

Posted on July 31, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Dine in the open air and pop the cork on an excellent bottle of wine at one of these establishments. Food is always better when it's enjoyed in the fresh air, right? Enjoy delicious food, unique flavors, and some wonderful views with this list of places to eat and drink outdoors. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere of Bar Nine , a unique gastropub…

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All Things Arnold Palmer

Posted on July 18, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Always revered as generous, kind, Arnold Palmer never forgot his hometown, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He left his mark in many ways on his hometown and the surrounding area. Explore all things Arnold Palmer throughout the Laurel Highlands. After winning the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills, Arnold Palmer and his business associates were brainstorming…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers return to the Laurel Highlands July 28 for Steelers Training Camp at Saint Vincent College for the 52nd straight year! As someone who has attended camp as a guest and a member of the media, I've put together some tips to help you meet the players, avoid the crowds, and stay cool as you enjoy watching the Black and Gold.…

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Summer Bucket List for the Adventurer

Posted on July 7, 2017 10:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Have an extreme summer adventure in the Laurel Highlands. From long haul biking and hiking to exhilarating sports and driving courses, you’ll find something for every adventurer. Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Backpack 70 miles through picturesque valleys and mountains on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail . Varying terrain, expansive…

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Laurel Highlands 4th of July Fireworks

Posted on June 28, 2017 9:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Celebrate Independence Day in the Laurel Highlands with fireworks, activities, BBQ, live entertainment, and more! Stone House Party on the Lawn Live music, cold beer, great BBQ, and more! Stone House is partying all day long Sunday July 2, with a Stone House fireworks display at dusk. The party starts at 11 a.m. Seven Springs Independence Day…

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5 Summer BBQ Spots in the Laurel Highlands

Posted on June 27, 2017 11:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Summer isn’t complete without some sweet barbecue (and a cold one or two). Here are 5 spots with excellent, slow-cooked, finger licking, sticky, BBQ goodness. Stone House BBQ in Farmington Stone House Restaurant & Country Inn smokes, braises, grills, and fries some of the best BBQ around, from wings and things to stakes, pulled pork, and…

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Highlands Highlights 06.26.17

Posted on June 26, 2017 12:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

We love the amazing photos you share every week exploring the Laurel Highlands. Once again this week, the Laurel Highlands is bustling with summer fun. #OptOutside and find your own adventure on the trail, river, or mountains. Use #Laurel Highlands on your posts and tag us @LaurelHighlands_pa and you might be featured next week. This weekend, the…

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Did you know 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the bicycle? The bicycle was invented in Mannheim, Germany in 1817 by Karl Freiherr Von Drais. Dras was worried about the dependence on horses and animals after the eruption of a volcano affected the climate and left many horses dead. This early form of the bicycle, a draisine was essentially a bike…

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