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Reasons to Visit the Laurel Highlands in 2018

Posted on March 16, 2018 5:00 PM by Allyson Null

From remarkable historic sites, amazing views and unique things to do, the Laurel Highlands is an ideal place to get away, enjoy the great outdoors and find your adventure. 2018 is a great year to visit the Laurel Highlands, with brand new places to stay, events to participate in and attractions to see. And if you think you've seen all there…

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Maple Madness: Sweeten Your Spring

Posted on March 8, 2018 1:00 PM by Allyson Null

March is the sweetest month in the Laurel Highlands. Our region, specifically Somerset County, takes great pride in the tradition of tapping maple trees and producing maple syrup and other goodies. Satisfy your sweet tooth and be sure to stop at these maple-themed locations. One may say, you can never get enough maple! Attend Maple-Themed Events…

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How Sweet It Is! A Maple Syrup Tour

Posted on March 6, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

A 1-Night, 2-Day Trip Is it the thaw of snow, or the peaks of spring flower bulbs that excite us about spring? In the Laurel Highlands, it's the maple syrup that makes this season so sweet! Embark on this immersive and tasty journey that includes delicious stops, maple demonstrations, fun festivals , historic camps and unique local traditions.…

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Summer Camp Preview

Posted on March 1, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

You may be thinking spring, but summer is right around the corner. It is the perfect time to sign up for summer camp ! Regardless of which summer camp you choose, your kid(s) are guaranteed to meet lifelong friends, learn valuable lessons and make lasting memories. Challenge Program at Saint Vincent College The Challenge Program at Saint Vincent…

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The Laurel Highlands is celebrating the legacy of Latrobe native Fred Rogers on February 19, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the first episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. To commemorate this event, we took some of the classic puppets from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and imagined where their favorite stops in the Laurel Highlands might…

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's 50th Anniversary

Posted on February 16, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

photo provided by the Lynn Johnson: Ohio University Libraries There is a lot to celebrate about the legendary Fred Rogers in 2018. On March 20, Rogers would have turned 90 years old, and 50 years ago, children's television show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" aired on PBS for the first time. A total of 895 episodes aired between…

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#LoveInTheHighlands Highlights

Posted on February 12, 2018 4:00 PM by Allyson Null

You can definitely feel the love in the Laurel Highlands! If you didn't hear, we asked our followers to share their sappy Laurel Highlands love story on Instagram using #LoveInTheHighlands to be entered to win a romantic prize package. Over 12 days, love birds from across all three Laurel Highlands counties shared their photos and stories.…

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Plan a Vacation Day

Posted on January 29, 2018 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

If you're already dreaming of this year's vacation, start planning now! Plan a Vacation Day is January 30, so schedule your hard-earned vacation days and start preparing a trip to the Laurel Highlands. What are you waiting for? The Laurel Highlands is a must-visit destination. The tri-county region features the place of George…

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7 Things You Need to Know About Ice Fishing

Posted on January 25, 2018 11:00 AM by Jim Watson

Looking for something new to try outdoors this winter? How about ice fishing? It may sound cold, but ice fishing in the Laurel Highlands is actually a very energizing adventure. Below are some of the amazing things you need to know about ice fishing. Fishing gear You will need to put together your fishing gear before setting out in the cold ice.…

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With a winter season full of snow, adventurers have flocked to the Laurel Highlands for everything from skiing and snowtubing to sleigh rides and ice festivals. After a long day on the slopes, warm up in the taprooms of our craft breweries with these winter beers or mixing a cocktail from our local distilleries . Four Seasons The Winter Warmer ,…

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