Category - Outdoors

Ohiopyle

Your Guide to Ohiopyle

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

Adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers, look no further than Ohiopyle State Park for your fresh air fix and adrenaline rush! As Pennsylvania’s largest state park , Ohiopyle offers 80 miles of trails, a variety of camping options, abundant waterfalls and rapids, 28 miles of the Great Allegheny Passage rail trail, and 14 miles of the…

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…

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…

Ohiopyle Ice Flow

7 Things You Need to Know About Ice Fishing

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:00 AM by Jim Watson

Looking for something new to try outdoors this winter? How about ice fishing? It may sound cold, but ice fishing in the Laurel Highlands is actually a very energizing adventure. Below are some of the amazing things you need to know about ice fishing. Fishing Gear You will need to put together your fishing gear before sitting out on the cold ice.…

Winter Fishing Laurel Highlands

Winter Fishing in the Laurel Highlands

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9:00 AM by Adam Brown

Pennsylvania is a wonderful place for outdoor activities all year round. The beautiful scenery and natural resources make it the perfect state for hiking, skiing, camping and especially fishing. Pennsylvania is the perfect place to do some winter fishing. This is especially true in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, where there are many…

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Celebrate PA Trails Month!

Friday, September 21, 2018 5:00 PM by Allyson Null

September is PA Trails Month, and where else would you rather celebrate than the Laurel Highlands? The region isn't called an outdoor mecca for nothing. With more than 700 miles of hiking and biking trails waiting in your backyard, there is no excuse to not get outdoors! Regardless if you want to celebrate PA Trails Month by walking, riding or…

Ohiopyle Essentials: A Rafting Trip Guide

Ohiopyle Essentials: A Rafting Trip Guide

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:00 AM by Allyson Null

Endorphins are your friends, and something magical happens when you navigate your way through rapids. You don’t have to be an extreme adventurer to get on the river! At Ohiopyle State Park in the Laurel Highlands, there are four outfitters who have the gear, guides and knowledge to give you the float trip you've been dreaming of. The…

Mountain-Laurel Blog

Mountain-laurel is in bloom in the Laurel Highlands! The shrub keeps its foliage year-round, but keep an eye out in May and June for umbrella-like flowers that range in color from white to pink, with unique purple markings. Not only is mountain-laurel absolutely beautiful, it is Pennsylvania's state flower and can be found all over the Laurel…

Bike Travel Weekend

Bike Travel Weekend

Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

If you're eager to dust off your bike and hit the trail for the first time this summer, take part in Bike Travel Weekend! Bike Travel Weekend, June 1-3, is the perfect occasion for a weekend getaway that doesn't require a long drive or ridiculous expenses. Gather a group of friends, make it a family bonding trip or enjoy "me…

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