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Fall Checklist

Posted on September 22, 2017 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

Today is the first day of fall ! That means it's now perfectly acceptable to wear sweaters and eat and drink everything pumpkin flavored! The Laurel Highlands always has something fun to do during every season, but fall brings unique, festive opportunities. Not sure what fall in the Laurel Highlands has to offer? Look no further! By the end of…

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Highlands Highlights 09.19.17

Posted on September 19, 2017 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

From volunteer work to biking and hiking, folks in the Laurel Highlands took advantage of the Indian summer weather by exploring the Laurel Highlands this past week. An Eagle Scout troop spent their entire summer, more than 300 hours, restoring this helicopter at the Vietnam War Memorial at Lynch Field in Greensburg. We honor you for your time and…

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This Weekend in the Laurel Highlands

Posted on September 14, 2017 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

There is always something to do in the Laurel Highlands, and this weekend is jam-packed with amazing events. Fall is just around the corner, which means fall festivals are starting too! From kayaking to yoga, there is something for everyone to do this weekend. You can find a full list of events here . Bends & Brews Yoga LPS Strength &…

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Highlands Highlights 09.12.17

Posted on September 12, 2017 1:00 PM by Allyson Null

The weather may feel like fall, but fall isn't officially here for a few more days! These six Highlanders took advantage of the perfect weather and went exploring in the Laurel Highlands. Cucumber Falls is possibly the most-photographed place in the Laurel Highlands, and for a reason, it is totally breathtaking! Adventure through Ohiopyle…

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Flight 93 - Sixteenth Remembrance

Posted on September 5, 2017 12:00 PM by Allyson Null

Almost 16 years ago, Sept. 11, 2001 became a date that every American will never forget. Nineteen terrorists boarded four commercial airplanes, which they used to attack our county. More than 3,000 people were killed in the plane that crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon near Washington and United Airlines Flight 93 in…

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Labor Day Weekend in the Laurel Highlands

Posted on August 31, 2017 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

There's always a bunch of fun-filled events during the weekends in the Laurel Highlands, and Labor Day weekend is no exception! Just a few events happening this weekend are featured below, but you can find more here ! Blue Hole Bike Tour Forbes State Forest Friday, Sept. 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Kick off your Labor Day weekend by taking…

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Highlands Highlights 08.29.17

Posted on August 29, 2017 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

It was a great week for exploring, and our fellow Highlander adventurers definitely took advantage of the beautiful weather that continued into the weekend to take a camping trip in the Laurel Highlands. This week's Instagram photo winner set out in the Laurel Highlands and photographed high and low, and snapped this photo of the vivid shades…

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Highlands Highlights 08.23.17

Posted on August 23, 2017 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

It's all about the pups this week! From dogs who participated in Mutts on the Mountain to hounds who took hikes with their people, they're all going to make you say "awh!" This weekend, Seven Springs hosted Mutts on the Mountain , an obstacle course for pups of all shapes and sizes. With assistance from their owners, the dogs…

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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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