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A Stargazer's Guide to the Laurel Highlands

Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

Starry Night at Scenic View

The Laurel Highlands is hustling and bustling with bikers , hikers , families , rafters and foodies during the day, but what outdoorsy activity can you do once the sun goes down? Get lost in the stars! While there aren't any dark sky sites in the region, we know a few spots where there is minimal light pollution and not too much tree coverage,…

Four Seasons of Fun

Friday, February 22, 2019 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

2nd Brenda Schwartz, Hidden Valley Resort (2)

Experience four seasons of fun in the Laurel Highlands! Fill your next visit's itinerary with tons of seasonal adventures, from snowshoeing in the winter to zip lining in the summer there’s something for everybody! Spring Once the snow melts, try something new like an exhilarating zip lining or rock wall climbing experience at Nemacolin…

Ohiopyle Hiking

For some, a new year is a new start. If you've made a New Year's resolution, (and you've stuck with it this far) here is your guide to easily completing it in the Laurel Highlands, regardless if it is a personal or career goal, or anything in between. If you haven't thought of one yet, consider this your inspiration. Choose one…

Where to Take Your Out-of-Town Holiday Visitors

Monday, December 17, 2018 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

Ohiopyle State Park

Christmas will be here before you know it, and so will your guests! If it is their first time visiting the Laurel Highlands, they are in for a treat. Jam pack your special days together with winter festivals , architectural masterpieces, adventures for the entire family , tasty treats and more! Fallingwater Give your family and friends the…

Laurel Highlands Fall Checklist

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

Seven Springs Zip Line

The trees are turning color and the leaves are slowly falling. Fall is here! That means it is now perfectly acceptable to wear sweaters and eat and drink everything pumpkin flavored! The Laurel Highlands always has something fun to do during every season, but fall brings unique, festive opportunities. Not sure what fall in the Laurel Highlands has…

Celebrate PA Trails Month!

Friday, September 21, 2018 5:00 PM by Allyson Null

Kaczmarek_Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail_Westmoreland County

September is PA Trails Month, and where else would you rather celebrate than the Laurel Highlands? The region isn't called an outdoor mecca for nothing. With more than 700 miles of hiking and biking trails waiting in your backyard, there is no excuse to not get outdoors! Regardless if you want to celebrate PA Trails Month by walking, riding or…

Top Things to Do in the Laurel Highlands

There's so much to do in the Laurel Highlands, it can be hard to know where to start! That's why we turned to TripAdvisor to rank the top things to do in the Laurel Highlands. Check out this list as we count down the best Laurel Highlands attractions based on your reviews! 10. Living Treasures Wild Animal Park If you love getting up close…

Mountain-Laurel Blog

Mountain-laurel is in bloom in the Laurel Highlands! The shrub keeps its foliage year-round, but keep an eye out in May and June for umbrella-like flowers that range in color from white to pink, with unique purple markings. Not only is mountain-laurel absolutely beautiful, it is Pennsylvania's state flower and can be found all over the Laurel…

Instagram Worthy Spots

Watch the Instagram likes roll in! These spots will have your followers jealous and commenting "Where is this?! 😍😍😍" Show off your photog skills with fellow adventurers by using #laurelhighlands! Fallingwater A post shared by Ciara Macioce (@ciara.macioce) on Jun 25, 2017 at 3:07pm PDT Frank Lloyd Wright 's…

Biggest, Largest and Highest

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:00 PM by Cassandra Rupert

Laurel Caverns

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…

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