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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…

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…

8 Inexpensive Summer Outings

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:00 AM by Cassandra Rupert

Looking to spend a summer day in the Laurel Highlands that doesn’t break the bank? Find great places to cool off, get outside, and show your Steelers pride this summer. Laurel Hill State Park The lake and the beach at Laurel Hill are a hub for summer activity. Build sandcastles and cool off in the water. Rent boats, canoes, kayaks,…

Every February just a bit north of the Laurel Highlands, a groundhog determines whether spring is right around the corner or if another six weeks of winter is on its way. Plenty of people love winter and everything associated with the season. Still others dread that Punxsutawney Phil’s annual forecast will stall the return of warmer, sunnier…

Luck. Some find luck in a shiny heads-up penny. Others, a four leaf clover. Today, and on many occasions, my luck can be found living and promoting the region I love, my own "backyard." So, join me as I describe three-and-a-half miles of bliss on the Great Allegheny Passage. My morning began early in a fog, literally, as I drove to the…

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