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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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Biggest, Largest, & Highest

Posted on August 16, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

The Laurel Highlands is home to some of the best attractions in the state, a few even earn a few important titles. Here are a few facts you may not have known about some favorite spots in the Laurel Highlands. Mount Davis The highest point in Pennslyvania, Mount Davis, located in Forbes State Forest in Somerset County, measure 3,213 feet in…

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Summer Bucket List for the Adventurer

Posted on July 7, 2017 10:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Have an extreme summer adventure in the Laurel Highlands. From long haul biking and hiking to exhilarating sports and driving courses, you’ll find something for every adventurer. Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Backpack 70 miles through picturesque valleys and mountains on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail . Varying terrain, expansive…

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Festival Brings Oz to Somerset

Posted on January 6, 2017 8:00 AM by Sheena Baker

The sidewalks may not be made of yellow bricks, but there’ll be no place like Somerset during the 22 nd Annual Fire & Ice Festival January 13-15. Hosted annually by Somerset Inc. , the Fire & Ice Festival has drawn thousands of visitors to the streets of Uptown Somerset each Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend since the event’s…

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From the new Visitors Center Complex to the Memorial Plaza, the entire Flight 93 National Memorial is a beautiful place of remembrance and honor recognizing the sacrifice made by the passengers of Flight 93. Whether your visit serves as a pilgrimage, a patriotic rite of passage, or merely a historical and educational experience, one thing is for…

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When it comes to celebrating our nation's birthday, several destinations come to mind as prime locations to dive into all that is the Independence Day holiday: Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, Gettysburg, national and state parks, and the list goes on. Locally, fireworks displays and attractions like Idlewild Park & SoakZone , the…

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