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Fishing in the Laurel Highlands

Fishing has long been a recreational pastime for many Americans and their families. Each year, an average of 81 million fishing trips are taken annually, according to the Marine Fish Conservation Network. In 2017, a record 101.6 million Americans headed outdoors and participated in activities such as hunting , fishing and wildlife watching . It is…

Laurel Highlands Trout Trail

Friday, April 12, 2019 12:00 PM by James Nelson

Fishing

If you are a fishing enthusiast, you have probably heard of the famous trout trail in the Laurel Highlands. A trout trail is basically a spectacular track for fishermen to journey along while fulfilling all they have ever dreamt to see. The Laurel Highlands is located in southwestern Pennsylvania and is made up of three counties: Fayette, Somerset…

Laurel Highlands Game of Thrones

The final season of Game of Thrones begins April 14, but if you can't wait until then, we have you covered. Check out this Game of Thrones-inspired itinerary fit for a lord and filled with castles, battles and palaces. Valar the Laurel Highlands! Winterfell Castle | Nemacolin Castle Castles are everywhere in Game of Thrones, from frozen…

7 Reasons to Take a Staycation

Friday, April 5, 2019 1:00 PM by Allyson Null

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

Did you know that you can be a tourist in your own hometown? If you're lucky enough to call the Laurel Highland your home, why not use your hard-earned PTO to explore your own backyard? With so many attractions in the tri-county area, it is nearly impossible to run out of exciting things to do, unique sights to see and tasty cuisine to enjoy.…

Road Trip on Route 119

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

Greensburg

A 4-Day, 3-Night Day Dig in to the roots of Route 119 in the Laurel Highlands. This easy-to-travel roadway links historic sites , charming towns , exciting attractions and gorgeous countryside all together! Load up and get ready for a progressive road trip. Day One Begin your journey at the south end of PA Route 119 at Friendship Hill National…

Plant a Tree

While you're visiting the outdoor mecca that is the Laurel Highlands, you can most certainly find a way to give back to the region. It may only take a few hours of your vacation, but you will feel more than rewarded when you're done! While most locations in the Laurel Highlands have a volunteer opportunity, here are just a few: Flight 93…

Summer Camp Preview

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

Summer Camp

You may be thinking spring, but summer is right around the corner. It is the perfect time to sign up for summer camp! The Laurel Highlands is the best place for your little ones to get out in the great outdoors and explore. Many summer camps offer a variety of themes, focuses and durations so that you can find the perfect fit for both you and your…

Try it at Home: Burnt Sugar Cake Recipe

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

Woman holding a burnt sugar cake

If you attended a maple event or visited a maple camp, baking a burnt sugar cake is a unique way to use the maple product you brought home. We got our hands on an authentic recipe for this traditional dessert that Somerset County natives cherish, and we want to share it with you! It's so popular, that sometimes Laurel Highlands brides serve…

Somerset County: Laurel Highlands' Sweet Spot

Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:00 PM by Allyson Null

Maple products lined up

It's maple season! During the sweetest month of the year, the Laurel Highlands celebrates its maple heritage with maple sugaring demonstrations at maple camps, the Pennsylvania Maple Festival , pancake breakfasts and more. From beginning to end, the maple sugaring process is very technical and finicky, but it is most certainly worth the end…

Laurel Highlands Fish Fry Guide 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:00 AM by Jared Bundy

Laurel Highlands Fish Fry Guide

The Laurel Highlands is one of only a few regions in the United States that celebrates the Catholic Lenten tradition of eating fish each Friday as our churches, restaurants and fire halls turn into small communities full of people from all walks of life enjoying a meal together. Whether you're a fish fry aficionado or just traveling through,…

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