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Category - Things to Do

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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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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Farmers' Market Shopping Tips

Posted on May 17, 2017 12:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Spring is here and that means farmers' markets are opening across the Laurel Highlands. Shop local and get the freshest produce. But before you go, know how to shop like an expert and be prepared for your farmers' market shopping trip. Go early to get the best selection of produce. But not too early or you’ll miss out on samples…

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We’re sharing our love of the Laurel Highlands in honor of National Tourism Week. As travel professionals and locals, we get to hunt down those hidden gems, explore the area, and have so many exciting experiences. The awesome LHVB staff shared some of their favorite spots in the region, and believe me it wasn’t easy to pick: some…

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10 Ways to Blow Your Tax Return

Posted on March 15, 2017 8:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

It’s that dreaded time of year again. You’ve been filling out your taxes, crunching numbers, collecting all of your receipts, squinting at screens, and figuring out deductibles. But if you’re like most taxpayers, you’ll get a nice chunk back this spring. Start planning how you’ll blow your tax return extravagantly…

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17 Things Not to Miss in 2017

Posted on January 4, 2017 5:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Make 2017 a year to remember in the Laurel Highlands with these bucket list destinations, events, and activities. Gear up for an adrenaline pumping adventure, get a taste of local flavors, explore a new place, or revisit a classic attraction. These Laurel Highlands essentials will keep you busy all year-round! 1. Kick off the New Year at Laurel…

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Small Business Saturday Deals

Posted on November 21, 2016 5:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

Shop local in the Laurel Highlands in honor of Small Business Saturday! Get started on your holiday shopping at these local shops , family run business, and artisan markets. Save big with great deals while you support the local community. When you're done shopping small, enjoy some grub at these local restaurants and try some local craft beers…

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Presidential Places in the Laurel Highlands

Posted on November 7, 2016 3:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

Perhaps you’ve had enough of modern day politics and the current election, too. So, in honor of Election Day, step back to a simpler time with this round up of past presidents and their experiences in the region. Tour the Laurel Highlands to retrace the steps of a young George Washington before he became our nation’s first president.…

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Seven Wonders of the Laurel Highlands

Posted on October 26, 2016 12:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

The varying terrain of the Laurel Highlands creates an incredible array of natural and man-made wonders throughout the region, from the expansive overlooks along the ridgeline and the highest point in Pennsylvania to pristine waterfalls and preserved natural landscapes. These were our picks, in no particular order: Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle State…

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