Tag - Family Fun

Fred Rogers Center Puppets

Did you know that Latrobe is the hometown of Fred Rogers? The Laurel Highlands invites you to be their neighbor and explore the Fred Rogers Trail through the beautiful region. Special stops that celebrate the television personality's legacy include museums, art centers, statues, exhibits and an amusement park. On your way from stop one to stop…

Hidden Valley Resort Skiing

Tips to Be Prepared for Kids' Ski Lessons

Friday, November 8, 2019 2:00 PM by Allyson Null

Hey, parents! If you're considering enrolling your kid(s) in ski school, let us ease some stress! From reservations to packing, these helpful tips will make preparing for your kiddo's ski lessons a breeze. Making Reservations Reserve your spot early! Reservations are accepted beginning in October and lessons fill up fast. Before…

Rohit Vijayakumar, PA Turnpike

Need to stretch your legs? Hop off of one of the four Pennsylvania Turnpike exits in the Laurel Highlands and you’ll find plenty of exciting experiences nearby! Exit 110 – Somerset Somerset Historical Center (4 miles from exit) Learn more about the region’s local traditions and rich agricultural contributions, including…

Fort Ligonier Days

October in the Laurel Highlands means three things: fantastic fall foliage, harrowing haunted attractions and fabulous fall festivals. From pumpkin picking to apple fests to historic reenactments, here are 14 fall festivals you won't want to miss this month. Faranda Farm's Harvest Festival Sept. 21 - Oct. 27, Fridays, Saturdays and…

Autumnfest Weekends

As fall rolls in, the Laurel Highlands welcomes colorful foliage, delicious comfort food and a jam-packed season of awesome festivals. Our gorgeous rolling hillsides blanketed in red, yellow and orange serve as the perfect backdrop for some harvest season entertainment! Below is a round up of fall festivals happening in the Laurel Highlands this…

Living Treasures Wild Animal Park

It takes a compassionate, dedicated team of employees to successfully provide a memorable experience for families. For more than two decades, Tom Guiher, his family and the team at Living Treasures have done just that. Living Treasures Wild Animal Park provides a unique experience for kids of all ages to get up close and interact with creatures of…

Steelers Training Camp

Updated for 2019 Steelers Training Camp The Pittsburgh Steelers return to the Laurel Highlands July 26-August 15 for Steelers Training Camp at Saint Vincent College for the 54th consecutive year! As someone who has attended camp as a guest and a member of the media, I've put together some of my tips to help you meet the players, avoid the…

Ice Cream in Ohiopyle

A 3-Day, 2-Night Trip One scoop or two? What pairs better with fun travel plans than everyone's favorite tasty treat- ice cream! Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands is home of the banana split and also boasts as many fantastic ice cream parlors and unique flavors as there are wonderful attractions to visit throughout the region. Plan your fun…

AS Beer Flight

Barbecue and Brew Roundup

Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00 AM by Nicole Worsham

Welcome back, summer, our dear old friend. We’ve missed the warm weather, long days and, of course, the food! And what says summer more than barbecue and ‘brew? Nothing! In this article, we’ve rounded up some well-known and hole-in-the-wall places to satisfy your fair-weathered favorites! Big Black Grill If you’re…

Win Big with the 2019 Westmoreland Heritage Passport Contest Blog

Summer has arrived. The kids are home from school. The in-laws are in town for a visit. Your long-distance significant other is spending a weekend at your home. You’re trying to fill every minute with activity, but at some point, the ideas run dry. You sigh, and think with growing frustration, “There’s just nothing to do around…

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