Posts from March 2019

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,…

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