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The Laurel Highlands may be the hub of outdoor adventure and family fun , but sometimes rain can ruin your plans. Don't worry, there is plenty to do indoors! Read on to see just a few of the many ways to keep dry and have fun during your visit! Travel Back in Time and Learn About the Nation's First Coast-to-Coast Highway Did you know that…

It may be hard to believe, but summer will be coming to an end soon. Seriously, time flies! Before you send the kids back to school, take a few days to spend quality family time together and make lifelong memories with these Laurel Highlands attractions , activities and events ! Idlewild and SoakZone Idlewild and SoakZone has been named "Best…

Down Home on the Farm: An Agriculture Tour

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

A 3-Day, 2-Night Trip Take the scenic route through pristine, rural areas nestled among breathtaking views. You'll enjoy simpler times as you tour local farms and orchards , taste the delight of locally-sourced meals, visit educational centers where you can learn about local agriculture and even take a piece of the area home with you. Enjoy…

There's so much to do in the Laurel Highlands, it can be hard to know where to start! That's why we turned to TripAdvisor to rank the top things to do in the Laurel Highlands. Check out this list as we count down the best Laurel Highlands attractions based on your reviews! 10. Living Treasures Wild Animal Park If you love getting up close…

Fresh Finds: A Farmers' Market Guide

Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

Summer is here and that means that farmers’ markets are open! This is arguably the best time of the year in the Laurel Highlands. There is something special about shopping local and buying the freshest produce possible. Learn why your local farmers’ markets are important to your community, why you should explore them this summer and…

A 5-Day, 4-Night Trip Travel back in time on this fun and fascinating road trip! Make stops along famous historic routes, explore antiques and collectibles around every bend, experience unique dining , visit sites that inspire and get creative with "make it and take it" projects. It's a time capsule of a good time in the Laurel…

Exploring Downtown Irwin and Beyond

Thursday, July 5, 2018 9:00 AM by Anna Weltz

One of the best things about working in the tourism industry is the opportunity to explore new locations and get reacquainted with places you’ve been before. While I was not born and raised in the Laurel Highlands, my family has deep roots here. See, I grew up in a military family, so we frequently moved around. But the Laurel Highlands was…

Put on your red, white and blue gear, get outdoors and celebrate the 4th of July in the Laurel Highlands with your friends and family! Our resorts, restaurants, campgrounds and more are hosting events right in your backyard with tasty food, live entertainment and, of course, fireworks. Independence Day Celebration at Seven Springs Mountain…

The Fred Rogers Trail

Friday, June 29, 2018 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

Did you know that Mister Rogers' real neighborhood is in the Laurel Highlands? Be our neighbor and explore the region and celebrate with these special stops on The Fred Rogers Trail! Idlewild & SoakZone It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood... A post shared by Mama Rogers (@townhousetoddler) on Sep 24, 2017 at 12:16pm PDT Spend the…

Ohiopyle Essentials: A Rafting Trip Guide

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

Endorphins are your friends, and something magical happens when you navigate your way through rapids. You don’t have to be an extreme adventurer to get on the river! At Ohiopyle State Park in the Laurel Highlands, there are four outfitters who have the gear, guides and knowledge to give you the float trip you've been dreaming of. The…

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