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…

Fishing

Laurel Highlands Trout Trail

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

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…

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

Summer Camp Preview

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

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…

Woman holding a burnt sugar cake

Try it at Home: Burnt Sugar Cake Recipe

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

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…

Maple products lined up

Somerset County: Laurel Highlands' Sweet Spot

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

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

Laurel Highlands Fish Fry Guide 2019

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

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,…

Starry Night at Scenic View

A Stargazer's Guide to the Laurel Highlands

Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

The Laurel Highlands is hustling and bustling with bikers , hikers , families , rafters and foodies during the day, but what outdoorsy activity can you do once the sun goes down? Get lost in the stars! While there aren't any dark sky sites in the region, we know a few spots where there is minimal light pollution and not too much tree coverage,…

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Four Seasons of Fun

Friday, February 22, 2019 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

Experience four seasons of fun in the Laurel Highlands! Fill your next visit's itinerary with tons of seasonal adventures, from snowshoeing in the winter to zip lining in the summer there’s something for everybody! Spring Once the snow melts, try something new like an exhilarating zip lining or rock wall climbing experience at Nemacolin…

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