The Laurel Highlands: 9 spots for relaxation and perfect Instas + drool-worthy food posts.

We love the amazing photos you take every week in the Laurel Highlands. In This Highlands Highlights, we’re lining up 9 of your favorite spots this week, plus some delicious looking food photos. 

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1. This week’s Instagram winner shared some wonderful advice from Cucumber Falls: “Stay active, make a splash.” #WordsofWisdom

2. Local photographer Rusty Glessner never fails to leave us with insta-envy. This shot is from the upper and lower tiers of Cole Run Falls in Somerset County this week.


3. Linn Run State Park


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4. Mammoth Park at sundown


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5. The view from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob is just as beautiful as the house. 


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6. Take in the view from along the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail


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7. Another gorgeous landscape shot. 


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8. The Ligonier Diamond is full of fresh spring blooms this week!


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9. Christian W. Klay Winery has beauty in a glass waiting for you on a hay ride tour of the vineyard. 


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Idlewild’s wavepool is almost ready for summer fun! It won’t be long now!


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Coconut, butter pecan, and pineapple upside-down cake donuts? Sounds like heaven to me. Sun Dawg Café knows how to fill my sugar cravings. 


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Stone House Inn is gearing up for summer BBQ. You have to try their hog fries. 

Or this beautiful creole chicken.