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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…

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…

If you're looking for an inexpensive summer trip for the whole family or your group of friends, the Laurel Highlands has you covered. Show your Steelers pride, pig out, stay active and admire art without burning a hole in your pocket. Art in the Alley A post shared by Ian Denham (@mrdenhamjeans) on May 8, 2018 at 8:27am PDT Art is…

Mountain-laurel is in bloom in the Laurel Highlands! The shrub keeps its foliage year-round, but keep an eye out in May and June for umbrella-like flowers that range in color from white to pink, with unique purple markings. Not only is mountain-laurel absolutely beautiful, it is Pennsylvania's state flower and can be found all over the Laurel…

A 5-Day, 4-Night Trip The Laurel Highlands is famous for family getaways and vacations. From world-renowned attractions, exhilarating adventures, living history and hands-on activities, your group will cherish the lifelong memories it will make while traveling through the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania. Day One The first stop on…

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