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Laurel Highlands Fall Checklist

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

The trees are turning color and the leaves are slowly falling. Fall is here! That means it is now perfectly acceptable to wear sweaters and eat and drink everything pumpkin flavored! The Laurel Highlands always has something fun to do during every season, but fall brings unique, festive opportunities. Not sure what fall in the Laurel Highlands has…

A 3-Day, 2-Night Tour Everyone loves a good mystery! Explore the Laurel Highlands and keep a friend close by for when things go bump in the night. Visit historic castles, sip apple pie moonshine and make time to play in a corn maze! Day One Brave the night during a candlelit ghost tour at Nemacolin Castle , a historic settlement. Sip apple pie…

October in the Laurel Highlands means three things: fantastic fall foliage, harrowing haunted attractions and fabulous fall festivals. From pumpkin picking to apple fests to historic reenactments, here's ten fall festivals you won't want to miss this month. Faranda Farm's Harvest Festival Sept. 22 - Oct. 28, Fridays, Saturdays and…

Celebrate PA Trails Month!

Friday, September 21, 2018 5:00 PM by Allyson Null

September is PA Trails Month, and where else would you rather celebrate than the Laurel Highlands? The region isn't called an outdoor mecca for nothing. With more than 700 miles of hiking and biking trails waiting in your backyard, there is no excuse to not get outdoors! Regardless if you want to celebrate PA Trails Month by walking, riding or…

Lincoln Highway, created in 1913, was the first transcontinental highway in the United States. Today, it stretches from Times Square to San Fransisco and weaves through Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands. A stone house that dates back to 1815 sits on the Lincoln Highway in Latrobe and houses The Lincoln Highway Experience , an interactive museum…

There's plenty of reasons to love fall - cool temps, beautiful fall foliage, fun festivals - but nothing makes me more excited than a new Oktoberfest or pumpkin ale. That's why I've put together this list of new fall brews available now or coming soon at Laurel Highlands breweries throughout our region. Grab your growler and meet me…

Important Firsts in the Laurel Highlands

Friday, August 31, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

The Laurel Highlands is home to many historic sites and monumental events, some of them being the first in the state, country or world! Learn about some of the important firsts that happened in the region, and be sure to check out their corresponding properties. Home of the Banana Split In 1904, a pharmacist named Dr. David Strickler invented the…

As fall rolls in, the Laurel Highlands welcomes colorful foliage, delicious comfort food and a jam-packed season of awesome festivals. Our gorgeous rolling hillsides blanketed in red, yellow and orange serve as the perfect backdrop for some harvest season entertainment! Below is a round up of fall festivals happening in the Laurel Highlands this…

The Ligonier Diamond has been the centerpiece of town since 1894. In order to keep its bandstand and landscaping up-to-date and beautiful, The Diamond undergoes a renaissance every 50 years. How lucky are we to witness a monumental transformation like this in our lifetime? Just because there is construction going on doesn't mean that you…

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