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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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Highlands Highlights 06.26.17

Posted on June 26, 2017 12:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

We love the amazing photos you share every week exploring the Laurel Highlands. Once again this week, the Laurel Highlands is bustling with summer fun. #OptOutside and find your own adventure on the trail, river, or mountains. Use #Laurel Highlands on your posts and tag us @LaurelHighlands_pa and you might be featured next week. This weekend, the…

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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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A Whitewater Rafting Extravaganza

Posted on August 24, 2016 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

A Whitewater Rafting Extravaganza If whitewater rafting isn’t already on your bucket list, it should be. And if you haven’t crossed it off the list already, you should plan your trip to Ohiopyle to feel the thrill of the whitewater for yourself! If you are familiar with Ohiopyle, you’ve seen the outfitters scattered throughout…

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Countdown to Summer Fun

Posted on May 30, 2016 12:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

Dive into these 13 ideas for summer fun. The sun is shining, the weather is nice, and it’s time to get out! Kick of this summer of fun with this to-do list. Stay and play in the Laurel Highlands, your summer adventure headquarters. 13. Tee Off on Award-Winning Greens Try your hand at one of our mountaintop and countryside golf courses. Golf…

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Kayaking Tips For Beginners

Posted on May 18, 2015 11:00 AM by Sheena Baker

Last Memorial Day, I took part in a learn-to-kayak program at Laurel Hill State Park near Somerset. I'd wanted to learn how to flatwater kayak for some time, but without a kayak of my own and without knowing anything about kayaking, getting out on the water seemed like an unachievable goal. But thanks to the free Memorial Day lesson, which…

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