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Author: Cassandra Rupert

Marketing Communications Coordinator for the LHVB. Avid skier & hiker, aspiring writer & self-proclaimed wordsmith, book worm, & lover of travel. Follow me: @cassie_LHVB

Biggest, Largest, & Highest

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

The Laurel Highlands is home to some of the best attractions in the state, a few even earn a few important titles. Here are a few facts you may not have known about some favorite spots in the Laurel Highlands. Mount Davis The highest point in Pennslyvania, Mount Davis, located in Forbes State Forest in Somerset County, measure 3,213 feet in…

16 Alfresco Wining and Dining Spots

Monday, July 31, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Dine in the open air and pop the cork on an excellent bottle of wine at one of these establishments. Food is always better when it's enjoyed in the fresh air, right? Enjoy delicious food, unique flavors, and some wonderful views with this list of places to eat and drink outdoors. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere of Bar Nine , a unique gastropub…

All Things Arnold Palmer

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Always revered as generous, kind, Arnold Palmer never forgot his hometown, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He left his mark in many ways on his hometown and the surrounding area. Explore all things Arnold Palmer throughout the Laurel Highlands. After winning the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills, Arnold Palmer and his business associates were brainstorming…

Summer Bucket List for the Adventurer

Friday, July 7, 2017 10:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Have an extreme summer adventure in the Laurel Highlands. From long haul biking and hiking to exhilarating sports and driving courses, you’ll find something for every adventurer. Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Backpack 70 miles through picturesque valleys and mountains on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail . Varying terrain, expansive…

Summer isn’t complete without some sweet barbecue (and a cold one or two). Here are 5 spots with excellent, slow-cooked, finger licking, sticky, BBQ goodness. Stone House BBQ in Farmington Stone House Restaurant & Country Inn smokes, braises, grills, and fries some of the best BBQ around, from wings and things to stakes, pulled pork, and…

Did you know that there are three Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Laurel Highlands? Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Fallingwater , spend the night in one of only seven Wright homes available for overnight stays, Duncan House , and explore Kentuck Knob , one of Wright’s Usonian designs. Remember to make reservations and…

Idlewild Tips: Know Before You Go

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Are you headed to Idlewild & SoakZone for the first time? Here are some tips and tricks to make your day at the park go off without a hitch. Don’t miss events with the characters! Join Princess Lily for a tea party. On most park operating days, Princess Lily holds tea at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each attendee receives a Princess Lily boxed set,…

Celebrating the Wright Way

Thursday, May 25, 2017 2:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Farm-to-Table dinners and speakers highlight Frank Lloyd Wright's 150 th at Kentuck Knob In honor of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, Kentuck Knob is partnering with Nemacolin Woodlands Resort , Eighty Acres Kitchen & Bar, the Duquesne Club, and Jamison Farm to offer visitors an exciting and exceptional experience combining an…

We’re sharing our love of the Laurel Highlands in honor of National Tourism Week. As travel professionals and locals, we get to hunt down those hidden gems, explore the area, and have so many exciting experiences. The awesome LHVB staff shared some of their favorite spots in the region, and believe me it wasn’t easy to pick: some…

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