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Bike Travel Weekend

Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

If you're eager to dust off your bike and hit the trail for the first time this summer, take part in Bike Travel Weekend! Bike Travel Weekend, June 1-3, is the perfect occasion for a weekend getaway that doesn't require a long drive or ridiculous expenses. Gather a group of friends, make it a family bonding trip or enjoy "me…

What's New at Idlewild and SoakZone in 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

Idlewild and SoakZone is open for its 141st season, making it the third longest continuously operating amusement park in the country! The park is only open for limited hours until June 1, then it will be open daily for the remainder of the regular season. Idlewild's signature attraction, Rollo Coaster, is celebrating its 80th anniversary! This…

A Taste of the National Road: A Food Tour

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

A 4-Day, 3-Night Trip This is a trip designed for the foodie in every group. Treat yourself to a delightful, delectable and downright delicious food tour along Route 40, the National Road! Please note that most meals are served with a side of stunning surroundings and fascinating history. Day One The first stop is a delight! Enjoy brunch in an…

In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week's "Then and Now" theme, each Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau staff member answered the question "What was your favorite spot in the Laurel Highlands growing up, and what is your favorite spot now?" Ann Nemanic, Executive Director "I’m not a native of the Laurel…

In a world full of hustle of bustle, it is a delight to unwind and relax. For 25 years, guests have done just that at Campbell House Bed and Breakfast. Owner Patti Campbell opened the Victorian-style B&B in Ligonier on April 23, 1993. The B&B features six bedrooms, a stocked pantry, a bathroom with a slipper clawfoot bathub and of course a…

The Laurel Highlands Then and Now

Monday, May 7, 2018 6:00 AM by Allyson Null

You may be familiar with many Laurel Highlands businesses and attractions, but you may not know what these spots looked like "back in the day." Corresponding with National Travel and Tourism Week's theme of "Travel Then and Now," we collected both vintage and current photos of Laurel Highlands properties to see how…

Watch the Instagram likes roll in! These spots will have your followers jealous and commenting "Where is this?! 😍😍😍" Show off your photog skills with fellow adventurers by using #laurelhighlands! Fallingwater A post shared by Ciara Macioce (@ciara.macioce) on Jun 25, 2017 at 3:07pm PDT Frank Lloyd Wright 's…

From remarkable historic sites, amazing views and unique things to do, the Laurel Highlands is an ideal place to get away, enjoy the great outdoors and find your adventure. 2018 is a great year to visit the Laurel Highlands, with brand new places to stay, events to participate in and attractions to see. And if you think you've seen all there…

Maple Madness: Sweeten Your Spring

Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

March is the sweetest month in the Laurel Highlands. Our region, specifically Somerset County, takes great pride in the tradition of tapping maple trees and producing maple syrup and other goodies. Satisfy your sweet tooth and be sure to stop at these maple-themed locations. One may say, you can never get enough maple! Attend Maple-Themed Events…

How Sweet It Is! A Maple Syrup Tour

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

A 1-Night, 2-Day Trip Is it the thaw of snow, or the peaks of spring flower bulbs that excite us about spring? In the Laurel Highlands, it's the maple syrup that makes this season so sweet! Embark on this immersive and tasty journey that includes delicious stops, maple demonstrations, fun festivals, historic camps and unique local traditions.…

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