Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail OverlookFrom biking and zip lining to wining and dining, find out what’s happening in the Laurel Highlands this month. We’re getting exciting about the fall foliage. Peak color usually displays late September to mid-October. Find great activities to enjoy the fall foliage. Take a drive through the Laurel Highlands and see our covered bridges come to life with the colorful displays, or zip through the trees as the leaves start to change. 

Things To Do

We may be mourning the end of summer, but we don’t have to say goodbye to a few of our favorite outdoor activities just yet. Head out on the Great Allegheny Passage for one of the best views of the autumn color, and enjoy the breeze as the leaves start to change. Fly like a bird on a zip line or canopy tour. Take a hike through the wilderness to incredible vistas and snap some photos of the panoramic view. 


Ligonier TavernLigonier Tavern
Nothing beats a stroll around Ligonier this time of year. Be sure to stop in at the tavern for a classic Ligonier experience. With the homemade classic foods prepared with fresh ingredients and such a charming atmosphere, Ligonier Tavern is a little slice of classic Americana with a wonderful taste. Sit on the front balcony and look out over town as you enjoy the last few warmer days of the year. 

Connections CafeConnections Café
Come on into the kitchen at Connections! You’ll feel at home at the unique café that serves up an incredible menu, including light breakfast, healthy and delicious lunch options, outrageous desserts and an ever changing menu. Enjoy the best grilled cheese sandwiches and frittatas, one-of-a-kind salads, and incredible creations you can’t order anywhere else. 


Whitehorse BrewingWhitehorse Brewing
The only brewery in Somerset County, Whitehorse, a micro micro-brewery open on Fridays and Saturdays, brews all natural beers with a taste of southwestern, PA. Some of their seasonal flavors even feature natural local flavors, like real maple sugar and wildflower honey. 

Arrowhead Wine CellarsArrowhead Wine Cellars
Shop for award winning wines at Arrowhead Wine Cellars at Schramm Farms and Orchards, an oasis for wine lovers. Schedule a private wine tasting event for your group of four to eight for an evening of fun. 


Rockwood Mill Shoppes
Stop by on your Great Allegheny Passage bike trip through Rockwood and shop for antiques and specialty items, like candles, jewelry, gourmet foods, and more!

Smicksburg Specialty Shop
Shop for locally made cheese, winery, Amish-made furniture and pottery, and more in these charming specialty shops. Experience a simpler way of life in the Amish countryside. 

Family Fun

Living Treasures Wild Animal ParkLiving Treasures Wild Animal Park
Take the kids to Living Treasures, and get an up-close view of some of their favorite animals. Let their imaginations run wild, and see the big cats, exotic animals, and domestic creatures.

Jake's Mini Golf
Play a round of mini golf with the family for a classic end-of-summer outing, a perfect addition to a weekend of fun.