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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 so 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 of…

Light Up Nemacolin

There's nothing quite like the magic you experience at a light up night in the Laurel Highlands. Feel the small town vibe come alive with the glowing lights while surrounded by your loved ones at an event near you! Light Up Night in Downtown Irwin Nov. 21 from 5 to 10 p.m. Downtown Irwin's Light Up Night is jam-packed with fun activities.…

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…

Shredders

In 1971, Tom Love was a river guide living the dream in the small town of Ohiopyle. With extensive experience in repairing and crafting boats under his belt, Love was approached by his friend Tom Clark, who suggested that they collaborate to create a boat that would accommodate river photographers. They needed to make something light and sturdy.…

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…

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Your Guide to Ohiopyle

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

Adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers, look no further than Ohiopyle State Park for your fresh air fix and adrenaline rush! As Pennsylvania’s largest state park, Ohiopyle offers 80 miles of trails, a variety of camping options, abundant waterfalls and rapids, 28 miles of the Great Allegheny Passage rail trail, and 14 miles of the…

Conservation Heroes of the Laurel Highlands

Conservation Heroes of the Laurel Highlands

Monday, April 22, 2019 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

The beauty of the Laurel Highlands is well-known and unrivaled. And it doesn't happen effortlessly. The trails don't maintain themselves, fairies don't remove invasive plant species and the rivers aren't magically monitored. There are many conservation heroes, past and present, that contribute to the beauty of the Laurel…

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Road Trip on Route 119

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

A 4-Day, 3-Night Trip Dig in to the roots of Route 119 in the Laurel Highlands. This easy-to-travel roadway links historic sites, charming towns, exciting attractions and gorgeous countryside all together! Load up and get ready for a progressive road trip. Day One Begin your journey at the south end of PA Route 119 at Friendship Hill National…

Plant a Tree

While you're visiting the outdoor mecca that is the Laurel Highlands, you can most certainly find a way to give back to the region. It may only take a few hours of your vacation, but you will feel more than rewarded when you're done! While most locations in the Laurel Highlands have a volunteer opportunity, here are just a few: Flight 93…

Starry Night at Scenic View

A Stargazer's Guide to the Laurel Highlands

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

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,…

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