Haunted Hills Estate

Haunted houses are a bit different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't have a ghoulishly good time getting scared in the Laurel Highlands. When the sun goes down this fall, check out these Laurel Highlands attractions to get your yearly dose of fear. Just remember: it's better to stay six feet apart than six feet under.…

Placebo Effect Yellow Bridge

Fall is here, or as I like to call it, stout season. If you're like me, that means it's time to put away the IPA and Shandy and get into fall favorite beer styles like Oktoberfests, porters, stouts and pumpkin beers. Follow our guide to see what's on tap this fall at breweries throughout the Laurel Highlands! Be sure to bring your…

Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Sage Leaves

Butternut Squash Soup | SanaView Farms

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:00 AM by Jared Bundy

You worked hard all summer tending your garden. You weeded, watered and pruned. Your harvest is finally ready. Now, what do you do with all that fresh produce? SanaView Farms has the perfect way to use those fresh squash, onions and herbs you've been growing with their recipe for Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Sage Leaves! This delicious…

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra

Faced with numerous restrictions, it would've been easy for many theatre productions and arts organizations to shut down and try again in 2021. But here in the Laurel Highlands, the pandemic has made our vibrant arts and cultural organizations innovate and expand in exciting new ways. See all of the new and exciting methods our region is using…

Fred Rogers Center Puppets

Fall in Love with Fred

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:00 PM by Ann Nemanic

One sure sign that fall is just around the corner is when we pull out our favorite fall sweater. In the Laurel Highlands, a sweater, especially a cardigan, reminds us of our friend and neighbor, Fred Rogers. Launched in 2019, the Fred Rogers Trail makes a wonderful excursion as the leaves begin to paint an array of color throughout our landscape.…

Green Corn Pudding on the National Road

Green Corn Pudding & Succotash | National Road

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:00 AM by Jared Bundy

Introduction and Recipes Courtesy of Donna Holdorf, Executive Director, Historic National Road “For thousands of years, three elements of human history have been inseparable—people, paths and the food people carried with them or gleaned along the route. Some paths, if they were important enough to enough people, became roads that…

Valley Dairy Banana Split

How sweet it is to be in the Laurel Highlands, the birthplace of the banana split! In 1904, apprentice pharmacist David Strickler first served this delectable dessert at a drug store fountain on Ligonier Street in Latrobe. Today, this spot is commemorated with a historic marker and sculpture of the iconic treat, perfect for a photo-op. The US…

Maple Bourbon Wings Brantview Farms

Spring means maple season in the Laurel Highlands, when trees are primed to be tapped and turned into delicious maple syrup and other products. Somerset County alone has 20 maple camps where maple goodies are made! We celebrate this heritage every year with maple festivals and tours, and the city of Meyersdale shows why it is known as Maple City,…

Tall Pines Distillery Case

Cherry Spritzer Recipe | Tall Pines Distillery

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:00 PM by Jared Bundy

When Tall Pines Distillery opened its doors in 2014, it was the first legal moonshine distillery to open in Somerset County since Prohibition. Now, distilleries dot the Laurel Highlands landscape, bringing an abundance of shine, whiskey, vodka and other favorites to our region with a local flare! Tall Pines exemplifies the spirit of the Laurel…

Almond Bars Fallingwater Cookbook

Since its early days on the frontier of American settlement, the Laurel Highlands has long been a meltingpot of different cultures and cuisines. We're honoring this heritage with Taste of the Highlands, a celebration of the foods and flavors of our region. Join us each week as we highlight recipes tied to famous landmarks, historical events…

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