Posts from August 2018

Sharon Speelman, Historical Hanna, Somerset

Important Firsts in the Laurel Highlands

Friday, August 31, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

The Laurel Highlands is home to many historic sites and monumental events, some of them being the first in the state, country or world! Learn about some of the important firsts that happened in the region, and be sure to check out their corresponding properties. Home of the Banana Split In 1904, a pharmacist named Dr. David Strickler invented the…

Autumnfest Weekends

As fall rolls in, the Laurel Highlands welcomes colorful foliage, delicious comfort food and a jam-packed season of awesome festivals. Our gorgeous rolling hillsides blanketed in red, yellow and orange serve as the perfect backdrop for some harvest season entertainment! Below is a round up of fall festivals happening in the Laurel Highlands this…

Diamond

The Ligonier Diamond has been the centerpiece of town since 1894. In order to keep its bandstand and landscaping up-to-date and beautiful, The Diamond undergoes a renaissance every 50 years. How lucky are we to witness a monumental transformation like this in our lifetime? Just because there is construction going on doesn't mean that you…

Things to Do on a Rainy Day in the Laurel Highlands

The Laurel Highlands may be the hub of outdoor adventure and family fun , but sometimes rain can ruin your plans. Don't worry, there is plenty to do indoors! Read on to see just a few of the many ways to keep dry and have fun during your visit! Travel Back in Time and Learn About the Nation's First Coast-to-Coast Highway Did you know that…

Things to Keep the Kids Busy This Summer in the Laurel Highlands

It may be hard to believe, but summer will be coming to an end soon. Seriously, time flies! Before you send the kids back to school, take a few days to spend quality family time together and make lifelong memories with these Laurel Highlands attractions , activities and events ! Idlewild and SoakZone Idlewild and SoakZone has been named "Best…

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