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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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Highlands Highlights 06.19.17

Posted on June 19, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Down the river or on the mountain, everyone is opting outside this week in the Laurel Highlands. We love the amazing photos you share every week exploring the Laurel Highlands. Use #LaurelHighlands on your posts and tag us at @LaurelHighlands_pa and you might be featured next week! Nothing more exhilarating than a trip down the river! Book your…

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1. Hit the beach at Laurel Hill State Park . Canoe, kayak, stand-up paddle board, or spend the day in the sand along the lake. This charming park also has wonderful hiking trails and serene waterfalls. 2. Lounge lakeside and take a dip at Keystone State Park . Camp, hiking, and more while you’re there, and check out the movie in the park…

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Did you know there are three Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Laurel Highlands? Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece Fallingwater, spend the night in one of only seven Wright homes available for overnight stays, the Duncan House, and explore one of Wright’s Usonian designs built on Kentuck Knob. Remember to make reservations and…

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Idlewild Tips: Know Before You Go

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

Are you headed to Idlewild & SoakZone for the first time? Here are some tips and tricks to make your day at the park go off without a hitch. Don’t miss events with the characters! Join Princess Lily for a tea party. On most park operating days, Princess Lily holds tea at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each attendee receives a Princess Lily boxed set,…

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Celebrating the Wright Way

Posted on May 25, 2017 2:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Farm-to-Table dinners and speakers highlight Frank Lloyd Wright's 150 th at Kentuck Knob In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, Kentuck Knob is partnering with Nemacolin Woodlands Resort , Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar, the Duquesne Club, and Jamison Farm to offer visitors an exciting and exceptional experience combining an…

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