Laurel Highlands Blog

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Author : Stacey Magda


Explore the Laurel Highlands with this 3 day trip, perfect for the whole family. Get a glimpse of what Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland Counties have to offer. Day 1: Enjoy the #1 kids park in the world, Idlewild and SoakZone . Your ticket to family fun, Idlewild features dozens of rides and waterslides. Have dinner in Latrobe , and swing by…

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Winter is Here!

Posted on January 27, 2015 6:00 PM by Stacey Magda

Have you ever wanted to visit Narnia? Then be sure to make it to one of the eight state parks or three ski resorts in the Laurel Highlands to experience the pure magic of the winter season! After months of teaser snow falls, a few blasts of arctic air and some very optimistic days spent pushing the track on our local Laurel Highlands cross-country…

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The Yough - River of My Son

Posted on August 19, 2014 6:00 PM by Stacey Magda

Although the following river account is my personal story, any form of rafting, kayaking or swimming on the Youghiogheny River is well worth it. Risk and reconnect. Let go and be carried. written by - Cherie Redfern The Yough - River of my Son The raft is moving, there are jumbled impressions and the unsteady sway of rubber is undulating…

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Inspiration in Your Own Backyard!

Posted on May 8, 2014 7:00 PM by Stacey Magda

We all love vacations and that ‘get away' feeling of exploring new turf or revisiting fond memories that comes with it. More recently, ‘stay-cations' have gained popularity and are getting my wheels turning on spending more time exploring my home base, the Laurel Highlands! In my opinion, I have it all. Within a quick drive…

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