Head to a local park for for a summer day at the lake. Enjoy fresh, local flavor at a restaurant, winery, or farm. Get excited for summer and water fun! Discover great ideas for your next trip to the Laurel Highlands!

Things to Do

Laurel Hill State Park BeachLaurel Hill State Park
Laurel Hill State Park is buzzing with activity this time of year. The lake and the beach make this park the place to beat the summer heat. Check out Hazelbaker’s at Laurel Hill Rentals for paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, hydrobikes, and paddle boards. 

Keystone State Park
Spend your summer camping, hiking, fishing, and swimming at Keystone State Park. Cool off in the lake at Keystone’s swimming beach, and enjoy a picturesque, ideal summer day. Catch one of the park’s movie in the park nights for a nostalgic, family-fun evening. 


DDr. McCarthy's Kitchenr. McCarthy’s Kitchen
At Dr. McCarthy’s the incredible menu is the result of a philosophy of good flavors and the pursuit of wellness. The chef prepares each meal from scratch with quality ingredients, farm fresh produce, and locally sourced goods. The beer, wine, and spirits selection is also worth a visit. 


Greendance – The Winery at Sand Hill
Sample wines from Greendance Winery. Spend a perfect summer day in the gardens, munching on gourmet snacks and sipping unique flavors, like berry wines and nearly 50 varieties of wine. On weekends, relax and enjoy live music, too.

Ice Cream

There’s nothing better after a hot summer day than a scoop. Get something icy-sweet in the Laurel Highlands. 

Molly's Ice CreamMolly’s Ice Cream
Try the signature Molly’s maple Sundae, handcrafted with pure Somerset County maple syrup, or one of a ton of other summer treats. 

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
Grab a classic cone or the latest blizzard creation at Dairy Queen. Why not try a banana split. Did you know it was created here in the Laurel Highlands?  


The Finishing Touch
Shop for gifts for everyone in your life at Finishing Touch, where you’ll find an extensive Vera Bradley selection, a variety of women’s accessories, a baby gift section, men’s goods, and a pet-centric collection. Discover the perfect item to add to your home decor, seasonal Georgian Place Shoppingdecorations, and tons of other great items. 

Georgian Place
Take a summer stroll through these charming village shops in Somerset. Shop for antiques, sewing supplies, footwear, and so much more. 

Sand Hill Berries
Take home something sweet from Sand Hill Berries. Pick up a very berry pie or some fresh baked cookies. Take home some fresh raspberries, blueberries, currants, blackberries, or strawberries (seasonally available.)

Family Fun

Ligonier Valley BeachLigonier Valley Beach
Take the kids to the beach! Soak up some sun and have splashes of fun at Ligonier Valley Beach. Grab a meal after a long day at the pool at the restaurant. The 400 foot long, 125 foot wide pol is a popular summer oasis.