Things to Do
Places to Stay
Take an exhilarating ride on a zip line this spring! See the buds on the trees as you fly by on a canopy tour. Challenge a friend on dueling zip lines or free fall on the heart plummeting quick jump, a four story drop. (Don't worry. The free fall device will softly catch you and lower you to the ground.) Bring the kids for a ton of fun on the zip line adventure park in Ohiopyle, where children as young as four can experience their own climbing adventure.
Kick back and relax with a bottle of Pennsylvania wine at one of the many picturesque Laurel Highlands wineries. Enjoy the spring breeze in peaceful gardens or an expansive deck overlooking vineyards. Many of these wineries host live music entertainment on the weekends in addition to an array of fantastic events.
Shop local at these farmers' markets this spring for fresh Pennsylvania produce, from farm fresh fruits and vegetables to meats, cheeses, and baked goods. Many vendors sell warm foods, like gourmet grilled pizzas, sandwiches, or soft pretzels, perfect for lunch at the market.
Let their imaginations run wild at an animal park in the Laurel Highlands, where kids can see some of their favorite species up close, or plan a family friendly getaway this spring to the Best Children's Park in the world, Idlewild & SoakZone, opening May 20. Let the little ones visit with Daniel Tiger and his friends and enjoy the trolley ride through Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Explore the new Enchanted Castle in Story Book Forest, home of Princess Lily.
Find a hiking trail for any skill level in the Laurel Highlands. From challenging adventurous hikes to leisurely trails perfect for an afternoon walk with the kids, you'll find a trail that suits your needs. Hike to scenic overlooks, hidden waterfalls, and natural wonders, like Spruce Flats Bog. Take a long through hike on the 70 mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, with overnight shelters ever 8 to 10 miles.
Explore biking trails in the Laurel Highlands, and find the trail that fits your needs. Head out for a family-friendly bike ride on the Great Allegheny Passage, a nearly-level rail trail. Feeling up for a challenge? Explore difficult and remote mountain biking trails throughout our parks. These biking services can help make your trip an easy and wonderful experience.
Escape to the Laurel Highlands with a cabin rental. Relax in a secluded cabin in the woods, or find a campground that keeps you close to all the action this spring. Stay close to all the action in Ohiopyle, or reconnect with nature in your own private oasis.
Find a golf course that suits your style, from challenging championship golf courses to beautiful mountaintop courses and ideal spots for spoiling a good walk. Whether you have time for a full 18-hole course or you're looking to squeeze in some driving practice, you'll find the perfect spot to tee off in the Laurel Highlands.
Explore fishing waters in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, and find a serene spot to cast your reel, no matter your skill level. Pennsylvania has more miles of trout streams than every other state except Alaska. Fish for trout in Somerset County, where you'll find more approved trout streams than any other county in the state, or learn from Orvis® endorsed fly fishing experts.