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Tag - Family Fun

Besides Christmas, Halloween seems to be everybody's favorite holiday. Because what is better than making a costume, dressing up and getting a ton of candy? Whether you're into spooky haunted houses or not, there is somewhere in the Laurel Highlands for you to celebrate Halloween. This weekend is when most of the fun events are happening…

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Labor Day Weekend in the Laurel Highlands

Posted on August 31, 2017 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

There's always a bunch of fun-filled events during the weekends in the Laurel Highlands, and Labor Day weekend is no exception! Just a few events happening this weekend are featured below, but you can find more here ! Blue Hole Bike Tour Forbes State Forest Friday, Sept. 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Kick off your Labor Day weekend by taking…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers return to the Laurel Highlands July 28 for Steelers Training Camp at Saint Vincent College for the 52nd straight year! As someone who has attended camp as a guest and a member of the media, I've put together some tips to help you meet the players, avoid the crowds, and stay cool as you enjoy watching the Black and Gold.…

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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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Highlands Highlights 05.15.17

Posted on May 15, 2017 12:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Mother's Day Weekend and Spring Fun in the Laurel Highlands We love the amazing photos you take every week in the Laurel Highlands. In this Highlands Highlights, we celebrate Mother's Day and showcase best destinations, food, events, and so much more. Use #LaurelHighlands on your posts and tag us at @LaurelHighlands_pa and you might be…

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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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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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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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The holiday season is almost here, and all across the Laurel Highlands things are lighting up with holiday cheer. Looking to start a new tradition with your family this Thanksgiving? Let these culinary experts prepare the feast for you, and gather the family for a meal without the stress. Be sure to check out all of the other holiday happenings and…

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