All of the snow has to go somewhere and as it begins to melt the creeks and streams rise in time for the opening day of Trout Season. The Laurel Highlands Trout Trail is a month long event which identities some of the region's best fishing spots along with fly fishing clinics and other fish-related events. Explore the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail and see wildflowers in bloom along with incredible vistas. The Laurel Highlands' rugged terrain and vast amount of green space creates a significant migrating spot for birds. Many of our state parks offer birding and nature walks and Powdermill Nature Reserve is home to one of the longest continually running bird banding stations in the United States.