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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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Highlands Highlights 06.19.17

Posted on June 19, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Down the river or on the mountain, everyone is opting outside this week in the Laurel Highlands. We love the amazing photos you share every week exploring the Laurel Highlands. Use #LaurelHighlands on your posts and tag us at @LaurelHighlands_pa and you might be featured next week! Nothing more exhilarating than a trip down the river! Book your…

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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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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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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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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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Find a deal on your adventure in Ohiopyle State Park . Conquer the whitewater with experienced guides and discounted rafting rates. Pedal the Great Allegheny Passage with a reduced rental price, and refuel with a delicious meal. Adventures are always a little sweeter when you save big! Take advantage of 10% off whitewater rafting with Whitewater…

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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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2016 Laurel Highlands Bucket List

Posted on January 6, 2016 2:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

The New Year is just kicking off, and we have some great ideas to make this year one to remember. Check out our 2016 Bucket List, and add these experiences to your to-do list this year. Whether you’re a thrill seeker or justlooking for something new, we’ve got you covered. Winter Dogsled: If you've ever wanted to lead a team of…

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The Yough - River of My Son

Posted on August 19, 2014 6:00 PM by Stacey Magda

Although the following river account is my personal story, any form of rafting, kayaking or swimming on the Youghiogheny River is well worth it. Risk and reconnect. Let go and be carried. written by - Cherie Redfern The Yough - River of my Son The raft is moving, there are jumbled impressions and the unsteady sway of rubber is undulating…

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