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Leaf peeping – traveling to view and photograph the changing fall foliage – is a favorite pastime for many on the East Coast each autumn, including here in the Laurel Highlands. Brilliant shades of orange, crimson and gold adorn the rolling hills and countryside, turning the region into an awe-inspiring landscape of vivid colors. There is no exact…

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Laurel Highlands Fall Festivals Checklist

Posted on September 8, 2016 1:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

There’s something for everyone every single weekend in September and October in the Laurel Highlands. Some of these exciting events are ongoing or continue for multiple weekends, giving you plenty of opportunities to check out as many events as possible. No matter when you come, there’s a wonderful way to enjoy the fall foliage and the harvest…

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Laurel Highlands Monthly Highlights - September

Posted on September 5, 2016 1:52 PM by Laurel Highlands

CHECK OUT WHAT WE’RE LOVING THIS MONTH! From biking and zip lining to wining and dining, find out what’s happening in the Laurel Highlands this month. We’re getting exciting about the fall foliage. Peak color usually displays late September to mid-October. Find great activities to enjoy the fall foliage. Take a drive through the Laurel Highlands…

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A Whitewater Rafting Extravaganza

Posted on August 24, 2016 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

A Whitewater Rafting Extravaganza If whitewater rafting isn’t already on your bucket list, it should be. And if you haven’t crossed it off the list already, you should plan your trip to Ohiopyle to feel the thrill of the whitewater for yourself! If you are familiar with Ohiopyle, you’ve seen the outfitters scattered throughout town near the train…

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Happy Birthday, NPS: America's Best Idea

Posted on August 17, 2016 1:33 PM by Sheena Baker

What comes to mind when you think of national parks? Most people associate national parks with the sprawling landscapes and geographical wonders of the West – Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon – when in reality there are more than 400 national parks, battlefields, monuments, historic sites, lakeshores, scenic rivers, trails and recreation…

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David Evans Strickler, of Tassel Pharmacy, invented sundaes at the pharmacy’s soda fountain. News of his banana-based sundae created in 1904 spread quickly and the recipe was published in 1907. He later purchased the pharmacy and named it after himself. In Wilmington, Ohio, a restaurant owner started making the treat in 1907. The town even…

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46th Annual Somerset Antique Show

Posted on August 4, 2016 1:20 PM by Sheena Baker

Are you looking for a great, old piece of furniture to complement your home? Have you been trying to find a classic, one-of-a-kind gift for a friend or loved one? Do you enjoy stumbling upon unique treasures and hidden gems? You’ll find all of that and more during the 46th Annual Somerset Antique Show Saturday, August 13 on the streets of Uptown…

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Laurel Highlands Monthly Highlights - August

Posted on August 2, 2016 11:25 AM by Laurel Highlands

CHECK OUT WHAT WE’RE LOVING THIS MONTH! Discover great ideas for your next trip to the Laurel Highlands! Step into history, find a place for family fun, and shop for fresh local produce. Things to Do Bushy Run Battlefield Watch as reenactors bring history to life at the 253rd Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run on August 6-7. Learn about the…

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Steelers Training Camp Kicks Off!

Posted on July 28, 2016 10:18 AM by Laurel Highlands

It’s that time of year again! The Steelers are headed to the Laurel Highlands for training camp at Saint Vincent College ! Beginning their 51st year of training camp at Saint Vincent College, the Steelers arrive today! The first open practice of the season is tomorrow night, and you don’t want to miss it. Since 1966, Steelers Nation has gathered…

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8 Inexpensive Summer Outings

Posted on July 20, 2016 10:48 AM by Laurel Highlands

Looking to spend a summer day in the Laurel Highlands that doesn’t break the bank? Find great places to cool off, get outside, and show your Steelers pride this summer. Laurel Hill State Park The lake and the beach at Laurel Hill are a hub for summer activity. Build sandcastles and cool off in the water. Rent boats, canoes, kayaks, hydro-bikes and…

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