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From fishing trips and gear to fine dining, find out what we’re excited about this month! Discover great ideas for your spring trip to the Laurel Highlands!

Things to Do - Fishing

Fly Fishing on the Youghiogheny RiverLaurel Highlands Trout Trail
Find the perfect fly-fishing spot among this hand-picked, top 10 streams in the Laurel Highlands. Try your luck at the top stream, or check each one off your to-do list. 

Wilderness Voyageurs
Rent your fishing gear from Wilderness Voyageurs, and choose rods and reels from Orvis and Echo. Venture out on a float or wade trip on the Youghiogheny with excellent guides.

Ripples on the Water
Try your hand at casting on a tailored fishing trip with Ripples on the Water. Full and half day trips are available, which also include all tackle and flies. New to the sport of fishing, or looking to improve your game? Sign up for lessons on fly casting, fishing, and fly tying. Rental equipment is also available for your trips. 

Smallies On The Yough Guide Service
Let Smallies show you how it’s done, with their educational wading and jet boat trips. Learn the best techniques for catch-and-release. Trip location depends on the time of the year.

Laurel Hill Trout Farm
This premier trout hatchery, pond and stream management supply store also has a fee fishing pond, Laurel Hill Trout Pond. This stocked pond is the perfect opportunity for fishermen of any skill level. 

Food & Drink

Chef Dato’s TableChef Dato's Table
Enjoy an exceptional meal in this upscale, casual restaurant. Chef Dato’s offers a wide variety of culinary themes, like Tuesday German favorites, international cuisine Thursdays, seafood Fridays, and Wednesday American classics. The options are endless at Chef Dato’s.
 
Forks Inn
Treat yourself to an awesome burger with fresh-cut fries at Forks Inn, or chow down on a hand-tossed pizza. Enjoy home-made soups, hearty foods, and more. Hang out in the full service bar, or grab a pack from their take-out beer selection.

Dining at Lautrec, Nemacolin Woodlands ResortNemacolin Woodlands Resort
Not only does Nemacolin offer a culinary experience, with the area’s finest dining restaurant, Lautrec, and a wide variety of other cuisine options, but the resort also houses one of the largest and finest wine cellars in the region and one of the most extensive collections in the country. Let their expert and experienced team of sommeliers suggest the perfect wine pairing for your meal. The chef’s recommendation is also sure to please any palate. 

Ridge Runner Distillery
 A fantastic extension to Christian W. Klay Winery, Ridge Runner Distillery is your one-stop-shop for all of your whiskey, vodka, and moonshine needs. The whole distilling process happens at Ridge Runner, from the harvest to the moment a bottle is bought. These truly original liquors offer a taste of Southwestern, PA, from the specially aged whiskey, un-aged moonshine, and carefully-crafted vodka. 

Shopping

Betsy's of LigonierBetsy’s of Ligonier 
Peruse Betsy’s fantastic selection of unusual jewelry. You’ll find excellent casual ladies apparel, purses, scarves, sandals and more. 

Ligonier Outfitters & News Stand
Get outfitted for your fishing adventures at Ligonier Outfitters, with their full line of Orvis products, Patagonia, Merrel Shoes, Barbour Outerwear, and so many other excellent and trusted brands. 

Family Fun

Bowling at Terrace LanesThe weather can be pretty unpredictable during this time of year, so plan some family fun that won’t be ruined by the rain. Take the family out for an afternoon or evening of bowling. 

Wicked Googly - Ligonier Lanes
Play a round of cosmic or bumper bowling at Ligonier lanes, and re-fuel with meal at the Wicked Googly.

Terrace Lanes Bowling Center
Spend a Saturday night at Terrace Lanes for glow bowling.