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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…

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…

Updated for 2018 Steelers Training Camp The Pittsburgh Steelers return to the Laurel Highlands July 26-August 14 for Steelers Training Camp at Saint Vincent College for the 53rd straight year! As someone who has attended camp as a guest and a member of the media, I've put together some tips to help you meet the players, avoid the crowds and…

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…

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…

10 Ways to Blow Your Tax Return

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

It’s that dreaded time of year again. You’ve been filling out your taxes, crunching numbers, collecting all of your receipts, squinting at screens, and figuring out deductibles. But if you’re like most taxpayers, you’ll get a nice chunk back this spring. Start planning how you’ll blow your tax return extravagantly…

17 Things Not to Miss in 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Make 2017 a year to remember in the Laurel Highlands with these bucket list destinations, events, and activities. Gear up for an adrenaline pumping adventure, get a taste of local flavors, explore a new place, or revisit a classic attraction. These Laurel Highlands essentials will keep you busy all year-round! 1. Kick off the New Year at Laurel…

Small Business Saturday Deals

Monday, November 21, 2016 5:00 PM by Laurel Highlands

Shop local in the Laurel Highlands in honor of Small Business Saturday! Get started on your holiday shopping at these local shops, family run business, and artisan markets. Save big with great deals while you support the local community. When you're done shopping small, enjoy some grub at these local restaurants and try some local craft beers.…

Perhaps you’ve had enough of modern day politics and the current election, too. So, in honor of Election Day, step back to a simpler time with this round up of past presidents and their experiences in the region. Tour the Laurel Highlands to retrace the steps of a young George Washington before he became our nation’s first president.…

Seven Wonders of the Laurel Highlands

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

The varying terrain of the Laurel Highlands creates an incredible array of natural and man-made wonders throughout the region, from the expansive overlooks along the ridgeline and the highest point in Pennsylvania to pristine waterfalls and preserved natural landscapes. These were our picks, in no particular order: Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle State…

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