Posts from April 2019

Fort Ligonier Days

The Laurel Highlands is home to a variety of unique events and festivals. Here is a sampling, categorized especially for you. Be sure to use #laurelhighlands while posting your festival fun photos on Instagram and you may be featured on our website or social media! Fall Festivals Laurel Highlands fall festivals are as vibrant as the region’s…

Main Exhibit Gallery and Art Center

Twenty-five years ago, Paul and Mandy Sirofchuck opened Main Exhibit Gallery and Art Center , a two-story boutique nestled in the quaint town of Ligonier. The shop radiates talent with art in every nook and cranny, from paintings to jewelry. In 1994, the newlyweds came to Ligonier in search of land to build their family home. The couple shares a…

Conservation Heroes of the Laurel Highlands

Conservation Heroes of the Laurel Highlands

Monday, April 22, 2019 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

The beauty of the Laurel Highlands is well-known and unrivaled. And it doesn't happen effortlessly. The trails don't maintain themselves, fairies don't remove invasive plant species and the rivers aren't magically monitored. There are many conservation heroes, past and present, that contribute to the beauty of the Laurel…

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…

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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…

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

7 Reasons to Take a Staycation

Friday, April 5, 2019 1:00 PM by Allyson Null

Did you know that you can be a tourist in your own hometown? If you're lucky enough to call the Laurel Highland your home, why not use your hard-earned PTO to explore your own backyard? With so many attractions in the tri-county area, it is nearly impossible to run out of exciting things to do, unique sights to see and tasty cuisine to enjoy.…

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Road Trip on Route 119

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

A 4-Day, 3-Night Trip Dig in to the roots of Route 119 in the Laurel Highlands. This easy-to-travel roadway links historic sites , charming towns , exciting attractions and gorgeous countryside all together! Load up and get ready for a progressive road trip. Day One Begin your journey at the south end of PA Route 119 at Friendship Hill National…

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